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PAYSON, Daniel C

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PAYSON, Daniel Carroll

Servicenumber: 32983608





           PAYSON DANIEL C 03


Age: 19
Born: 30 April 1925, Manhasset, Long Island, New York
Hometown: Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Family: Charles S. Payson (father)
Joan (Whitney) Payson (mother)
Sandra H. Payson (sister)
Lorenda Payson (sister)
Payne Payson (sister)
John Payson (brother)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Not available
Regiment: 290th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 3rd Battalion
Division – Transport: 75th Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: K Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
Date of death: 17 January 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Salm River - Toward Grand Bois, Belgium
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot C, Row 6, Grave 5
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Henri-Chapelle
Biography: -
Other information:

Pfc Daniel C. Payson attended Greenvale School, Greenvale, and was graduated from St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., in 1943. He entered the Army in August, 1943, and went overseas September 1944. He was killed in the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945.

"Daniel Payson entered the Second Form in 1938 and graduated cum laude in 1943. In his Sixth Form year he played on the second Old Hundred football team and rowed stroke on the third Shattuck crew. One of his chief interests was the S.P.S. Pictorial, of which he was successively Assistant Advertising Manager and Literary Editor. He was a quiet, friendly boy, industrious and competent. Payson did not wait to be called up under the draft. He joined the Army, August 3, 1943, having volunteered immediately after his graduation from St. Paul's. After basic training at Fort Benning, he was sent to Brooklyn College in the A.S.T.P. During the next three months, until the A.S.T.P. was given up, he maintained an average of 97. Then he was transferred to the Infantry and sent to Shreveport, Louisiana. After further training at Camp Breckinridge, he went overseas in October, 1944. He served on the Western Front with the 291st Regiment, 75th Division. He was killed in action near Saint Vith in Belgium, January 17, 1945, at the age of nineteen."

Pfc Daniel C. Payson first buried at Temporary American Military Cemetery Henri-Chapelle, Belgium Block BBB, Row 9, Grave 162.


Source of information: Astrid van Erp, Aimee Fogg, Erwin Derhaag, Terry Hirsch,,, - Family Tree / U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, - St.Paul's School War Book,
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) - 7 February 1945,

Photo source:,, - St.Paul's School War Book


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