BENZER, Richard J

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BENZER, Richard J

Servicenumber: 33141406






Age: 24
Born: 13 June 1920, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Family: Raymond Benzer (father)
Elizabeth Benzer (mother)
Rita Benzer (sister)
Rank: Corporal
Function: Not available
Regiment: 157th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division - Transport: 45th Infantry Division
Company Squadron: Not available
Unit - Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 18 December 1944
Status: DOW
Place of death: Near Reichshoffen, France
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot C, Row 27, Grave 53
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Lorraine
Biography: -
Other information: Cpl Richard J. Benzer enlisted in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland on 14 February 1942.

He was first buried at the Temporary American Military Cemetery Hochfelden, France.

Source of information: Peter Schouteten,, - WWII Enlistment Record, - Headstone and Interment Record / 1930 Census,  
Photo source: -


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