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PALMER, King R Jr

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PALMER, King R Jr

Servicenumber: 17181013

 

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Age: 21
Born: 30 March 1923, Boone, Boone County, Iowa
Hometown: Polk County, Iowa
Family: King R. Palmer (father)
Adeline C. (Graham) Palmer (mother)
Hiram R. Palmer (brother)
William G. Palmer (brother)
Rank: Private
Function: Not available
Regiment: 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division – Transport: 101st Airborne Division
Company – Squadron: Regimental HQ Company
Unit – Group: Intelligence and Reconnaissance Section
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 19 September 1944
Status: KIA
Place of death: Nijmegen, Holland
Spot: In the park in the centre of the town
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot F, Row 2, Grave 3
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information:

Pvt King R. Palmer Jr. joined the Regular Army Reserve in Boonville, Missouri on 5 December 1942. He attended college for 1 year.
His section had entered the centre of the town when they got in a severe fight. Pvt Palmer got seperated and was killed.

 

Source of information: Peter Schouteten, Raf Dyckmans, www.abmc.gov, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.archives.gov - WWII Enlistment Record, http://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/501/501_honor_pr.html, www.ancestry.com - Goers Graham Family Tree, www.newspapers.com The Mason City Globe-Gazette

Photo source: www.findagrave.com - Des Philippet, www.ancestry.com - S.D. Goers

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