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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

Roll of Honor

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Foto van Peter Bacle
Peter Bacle
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, C Company Rank: Staff Sergeant, halftrack-driverBorn: 4/7/1922

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Cross
Enlisted: 07/27/1940
Deceased: 11/19/1944 Died Of Wounds (DOW)  at Heerlen, The Netherlands
Location: 53rd Field Hospital
Hometown: Mangham, Louisiana
Army Serial Number: 14010206
Burial:
Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten
Eijsden-Margraten Municipality
Limburg, Netherlands
Plot: P row 17 grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 50°48’59.4″N 5°48’32.7″E

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Foto van Stanley Bardyszewski
Stanley Bardyszewski
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 1910

Awards and Citations: None (as far as we know)
Enlisted: 3/12/1942
Deceased: 11/13/1942 (Died, Non-battle)
Location: Unknown
Hometown: Mercer County, New Jersey
Army Serial Number: 32249788
Burial: North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
Carthage Tunis, Tunisia
Plot: Plot A Row 19 Grave 9
GPS (lat/lon): 36°51’53.5″N 10°19’46.7″E

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Foto van Roy L Basham
Roy L Basham
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Staff SergeantBorn: 1907

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 12/05/1942
Deceased: 7/28/1944 (KIA) Killed in action
Location: Pont-Hébert, Normandy, France
Hometown: Grayson, Kentucky
Army Serial Number: 6472162
Burial:Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot I Row 8 Grave 6
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’38.1″N 0°51’34.7″W

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Foto van Harold J Blackford
Harold J Blackford
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: +/-1924/1925

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 8/12/1944 (KIA) Killed in action
Location: Unknown
Hometown: Michigan, Wayne County
Army Serial Number: 36882668
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: A row 8 grave 6
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’34.0″N 0°51’17.9″W

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Foto van Fred J Blevins
Fred J Blevins
17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div – A Company Rank: Technician 5th GradeBorn: 01/01/1919 Tennessee

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 10/28/1940
Deceased: 07/27/1944 KIA (Killed in action)
Location: Normandy, St. Lo region, France
Hometown: Charlton County, Georgia
Army Serial Number: 14032332
Burial: Taylor Place Cemetary
Fentress County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): 36°23’14.8″N 84°56’11.8″W

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Foto van Ralph Blevins
Ralph Blevins
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Staff SergeantBorn: 1924 (?), place: Winfield, Scott County, Tennessee, USA

Awards and Citations: Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Enlisted: 7/03/1943
Deceased: 10/7/1944 DOW (Died Of Wounds)
Location:
Ubach/ Palenberg, Germany
Hometown: Tennessee
Army Serial Number: 7085616
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Arrondissement de Verviers
Liège, Belgium
Plot: A row 8 grave 26
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’50.9″N 5°53’59.1″E

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Foto van Bill William Henry Lejeune Bobo
Bill William Henry Lejeune Bobo
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 11/13/1924, Texas

Awards and Citations: Unknown
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 09/26/1944 Died, Non-battle (DNB)
Location: Unknown
Hometown: Nacogdoches County, Texas
Army Serial Number: 38478432
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium

Plot: Plot: B row 15 grave 10
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’48.7″N 5°54’02.7″E

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Foto van Francis J. Bonitatibus
Francis J. Bonitatibus
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: PrivateBorn: 5/21/1916

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: March 11, 1942
Deceased: 06/15/1944 KIA (Killed in action)
Location: Carentan, Normandy, France
Hometown: Washington County, New York
Army Serial Number: 32226302
Burial: Union Cemetery
Fort Edward, New York, United States
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): 43°17’17.2″N 73°35’09.3″W

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Foto van John T Bowman
John T Bowman
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 02/04/1920

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 01/02/1942
Deceased: 10/12/1944 Died of Wounds
Location: Germany, Siegfried Line
Hometown: Petersburg Virginia
Army Serial Number: 33122222
Burial: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Plot: Ward U, Section 8, Square 10a 
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Foto van Richard H. Boynton
Richard H. Boynton
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, B Company Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 07/21/1921

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: March 10, 1942
Deceased: July 20, 1943 KIA (Killed in action)
Location: Menfi, Provincia di Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy
Hometown: PORTLAND MAINE
Army Serial Number: 11067657
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery
Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): 44°13’13.0″N 69°46’34.2″W

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