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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

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Edward C Kenny

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 05/28/1914

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 12/09/1942
Deceased: 07/30/1944
Location: Normandy France
Hometown: San Francisco, California, United States
Army Serial Number: 39116601
Burial: Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot: C. 45
GPS (lat/lon): 37°37’58.8″N 122°25’57.7″W

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Biografische informatie

Location grave Private Edward C. Kenny at the Golden Gate National Cemetery:

San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA

Gravestone Private Kenny Edward C


Where was Private Edward C. Kenny  killed in action/ died of wounds?

Phase: Phase I – The “Break-Through”

In the Unit History most of the Engineers who got killed in action or died of wounds are mentioned, sometimes with, and sometimes without their names.
The death of Edward C Kelly is not mentioned anywhere, and is not named in the after action report. Without his Headstone Application Card or other info we can’t tell in what Company he served in.
We do know he was “Killed in Action” on the day July 30th, 1944. There were many casualties during all the operations in July 44, caused by artillery and fighting through the hedgerows.
The cause of his death and the location he was Killed may never be known.

We can only roughly tell the region Edward C Kenny should be Killed in Action.


Region where Private Edward C. Kenny was killed in action:


Official casualty list

Official Casualty list San Francisco County Calfornia-1

Official Casualty list San Francisco County Calfornia-1

Official Casualty list San Francisco County Calfornia-1

Official Casualty list San Francisco County Calfornia detail


Temporary Grave 31st july 1944 at Marigny number 1, Normandy France

Temporary Grave at Marigny 1 - 31 july 1944-

Temporary Grave at Marigny 1 – 31 july 1944

 


The location of the house in the year where Edward C Kenny lived with the family, as an               year old “                        ”:
Adress: 4431, 23rd Street, San Francisco, Californië, United States


US Sensus 1940

Father Edward F Kenny owned the house wordt 4800 USD, he worked as a bookkeeper for the “Planing Mill”. The sons are clerks and underwriters and stenographe for a insurance Company.  Father Edward and mother Anne E were immigrated from Ireland, Europe.

Edward C Kenny

United States Census, 1930
Name Edward C Kenny
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place San Francisco (Districts 1-250), San Francisco, California, United States
Gender Male
Age 15
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1915
Birthplace California
Father’s Birthplace California
Mother’s Birthplace California
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 7
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Edward F Kenny Head M 50 California
Anne E Kenny Wife F 49 California
Anna A Kenny Daughter F 24 California
Edna N Kenny Daughter F 22 California
Dorothy A Kenny Daughter F 20 California
Evelyn G Kenny Daughter F 17 California
Edward C Kenny Son M 15 California
Marie M Kenny Daughter F 12 California
Grace H Kenny Daughter F 10 California
Eleanor F Kenny Daughter F 4 California
Edward F Kenny Male 50 Married White Head 1880 California Ireland Ireland B
Anne E Kenny Female 49 Married Mexican Wife 1881 California Ireland Ireland B 7
Anna A Kenny Female 24 Single White Daughter 1906 California California California B 7
Edna N Kenny Female 22 Single White Daughter 1908 California California California B 7
Dorothy A Kenny Female 20 Single White Daughter 1910 California California California B 7
Evelyn G Kenny Female 17 Single White Daughter 1913 California California California B 7
Edward C Kenny Male 15 Single White Son 1915 California California California B 7
Marie M Kenny Female 12 Single White Daughter 1918 California California California B 7
Grace H Kenny Female 10 Single White Daughter 1920 California California California B 7
Eleanor F Kenny Female 4 Single White Daughter 1926 California California California B 7

Enlistment details

Edward C Kenny
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name Edward C Kenny
Name (Original) KENNY EDWARD C
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 09 Dec 1942
Term of Enlistment Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place San Francisco, California, United States
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1914
Birthplace CALIFORNIA
Education Level 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation Skilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles
Marital Status Single, without dependents
Military Rank Private
Army Branch Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference Civil Life
Serial Number 39116601
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923
Box Film Number 13936.159

 


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Research © by: Martijn Brandjes
Text © by: Martijn Brandjes
Photos © by: Findagrave.com, familysearch.org

 

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