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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,,, - WWII Enlistment Record,, - Goers Graham Family Tree, The Mason City Globe-Gazette

Photo source: - Des Philippet, - S.D. Goers


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