KAPPEL, William J

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KAPPEL, William J

Servicenumber: 36709997


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Age: 29
Born: 20 September 1915, Wisconsin
Hometown: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Family: Frank Kappel (father)
Mary (Kurta) Kappel (mother)
Stephen H. Kappel (brother)
Mary Kappel (sister)
Frank Kappel (brother)
John Kappel (brother)
Stella Kappel (sister)
Joseph K. Kappel (brother)
Rudolph Kappel (brother)
Rose Kappel (sister)
Bertha A. Kappel (sister)
Norman Kappel (brother)
Belle (Jurkiewicz) Kappel (wife)
Ronald W. Kappel (son)
Rank: Private
Function: Not available
Regiment: -
Battalion: 462nd Anti-aricraft Gun Battalion
Division – Transport: -
Company – Squadron: Not available
Unit – Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 9 April 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: In the vicinity of Dudendstadt, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot K, Row 18, Grave 22
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: Before entering the army November 14, 1942, Pvt Kappel was employed by the General American Transportation Co. His wife, shortly before his induction, joined the war workers at the Pullman shipyards and on April 29, 1944, she was signaled out because of her faithful service to christen the first LSM (landing ship medium).

Source of information: Raf Dyckmans, Annette Kappel, Astrid van Erp, www.abmc.gov, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.ancestry.com - Headstone and Interment Record, www.history.army.milwww.ibiblio.org/hyperwar, www.newspaperarchive.com - Chicago South End Reporter

Photo source: www.findagrave.com - Des Philippet / Annette Kappel, www.newspaperarchive.com - Chicago South End Reporter


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