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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

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Ralph E. Engle

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: CorporalBorn: 10/20/1917

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 02/10/1942
Deceased: before july 1943 KIA (Killed In Action)
Location: Tunisia, North Africa
Hometown: Knox, Kentucky, United States
Army Serial Number: 35265896
Burial: Warfield-Terrell Cemetery, Kentucky USA
Plot: Unknown
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Corporal Ralph E Engle

Gravestone Corporal Ralph E Engle

Location grave Corporal Ralph E. Engle at the Warfield-Terrell Cemetery, Knox County, Kentucky, USA:

Where was Corporal Ralph E. Engle killed in action or died of wounds?

He was killed in action during The Sicilian campaign, as we can see on the Newspaper: The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States of America 13 Jul 1943: 

Corp Ralph E. Engle The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States of America 13 Jul 1943

Corp Ralph E. Engle The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States of America 13 Jul 1943

There is no exact date of his death only the year as indicated on the gravestone and that is was before july 13, 143 during the Tunisian Campaign. We do know he got promoted to Corporal during his service as he was enlisted as a Private.
The Unit History of the 17th Armored Engineer Battalion does not mention all the Engineers who were wounded or Killed in Action.
So we can not attach his name to a date and an action unfortunately.

Maybe one day his real story will be known.


Location where Corporal Ralph E. Engle died :

 


 

Official Deathlist


U.S. Senus 1930

Name: Ralph E Engle
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: District 7, Knox, Kentucky, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 12
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1918
Birthplace: Kentucky
Father’s Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother’s Birthplace: Missouri
Sheet Letter: A
Sheet Number: 2

 

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Henry T Engle Head M 64 Kentucky
Liza E Engle Wife F 46 Missouri
Ralph E Engle Son M 12 Kentucky
Joe C Engle Son M 9 Kentucky

Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMX5-H23 : accessed 13 January 2019), Joe C Engle in household of Henry T Engle, District 7, Knox, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 14, sheet 2A, line 44, family 31, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 763; FHL microfilm 2,340,498.


U.S. Senus 1940

Name: Ralph Engle
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Magisterial District 7, Knox, Kentucky, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Kentucky
Birth Year (Estimated): 1919
Last Place of Residence: Same House

 

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Henry Engle Head M 74 Kentucky
Elisa E Engle Wife F 56 Kentucky
Ralph Engle Son M 21 Kentucky

Citing this Record
“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7TP-G2L : 14 March 2018), Ralph Engle in household of Henry Engle, Magisterial District 7, Knox, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61-18, sheet 1A, line 19, family 5, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1326.

 

 

 


Enlistment details

Name Ralph E Engle
Name (Original) ENGLE RALPH E
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 10 Feb 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 Ft Thomas, Newport, Kentucky, United States
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1917
Birthplace KENTUCKY
Education Level 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation Attendants, filling stations and parking lots
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 35265896
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923
Box Film Number 09153.337

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