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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

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William Stanley Majewski » Roll of Honor

William Stanley Majewski

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: SergeantBorn: 11/13/1915

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 01/08/1941
Deceased: 06/14/1943 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: African Campaign/ Sicilian Campaign
Hometown: Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Army Serial Number: 31006197
Burial: Saint Bridgets Cemetery, Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Unknowm
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown

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Biografische informatie

Location grave Sergeant William Stanley Majewski at the Saint Bridgets Cemetery:


Where was Sergeant William Stanley Majewski killed in action?

Phase: The North African Campaign

After the North African Campaign fighting had stopped, the 2nd Armored Division was prepairing for Operation HUSKY, the invasion of Sicily.
The Division was to provide the Armor for the assaulting troops and to be their floating reserve.

Sergeant William Stanley Majewski was part of Company A that was attached to “Combat Command B” (CCB). In early May 1943 from Marrocco the CCB moved to Port Aux Poules, Algeria tanks by train and halftracks  and wheeled vehicles by road convoy, and reported at the Fifth Army Invasion Training Center (FAITC). The troops were trained in every phase of waterborne invasions. Loading vehicles, firing weapons from moving boats, assault and consolidating beachheads. On the 23rd of June there was a final inspection by King George the VI of England and General Eisenhouwer, ” the 2nd Armored Division and the 82nd Airborne Division were in splendid shape with fine discipline”. On july 6th the first LST’s went to Bizerte, Tunisia.

Source: Book “A history of the 2nd US Armored Division 1940-1946”
Source: “Hell on Wheels 2nd Armored Division 1942-1945” by Donald Houston

Summary

The period when Sergeant William Stanley Majewski was Killed in Action was during an training and prepairing phase with no direct actions with the enemy. Untill now there is no information of what the cause was of his death, unfortunatly there is nothing in all the documentation we can relate to his death.


Location where Sergeant William Stanley Majewski was killed in action:


Official casualty list, Massachuchettes, Berkshire County

Deathlist Massachuchettes Berkshire County

Deathlist Massachuchettes Berkshire County


Headstone Application Card

Sgt William Stanley Majewsky Headstone Card

Sgt William Stanley Majewsky Headstone Card

 


The location of the house in the year where William Stanley Majewski lived with the family, as an 20 year old “ Laborer”:

Adress: Grove street 761, Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


US Sensus 1930

Name William Majewski
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Gender Male
Age 14
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1916
Birthplace Massachusetts
Father’s Birthplace Poland
Mother’s Birthplace Poland
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 8
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Theodore Majewski Head M 45 Poland
Kate Majewski Wife F 39 Poland
Stanley Majewski Son M 20 Massachusetts
Wander Majewski Daughter F 16 Massachusetts
William Majewski Son M 14 Massachusetts
Joseph Majewski Son M 12 Massachusetts

 


Family

Parents
Tadeusz F. Majewski
1888–1956

Katarzyna B. Patlick Majewski
1889–1955

Siblings
Joseph T. Majewski*
1917–1944


Enlistment details

Name William S Majewski
Name (Original) MAJEWSKI WILLIAM S
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 08 Jan 1941
Event Place Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1915
Birthplace MASSACHUSETTS
Education Level Grammar school
Civilian Occupation Semiskilled construction occupations, n.e.c.
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 31006197
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923
Box Film Number 03823.103

 


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

 

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