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SCHUETZLE, Palmer Frederick

Servicenumber: 17043922




Schuetzle Palmer F 03

Age: 22
Born: 21 November 1921, Ree Heights, South Dakota
Hometown: Black Hawk County, Iowa
Family: Fred Schuetzle (father)
Ruth Schuetzle (mother)
Lothar Schuetzle (brother)
Olive Schuetzle (stepsister)
Shirley Nass (fiancee)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Function: Not available
Regiment: 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division – Transport: 82nd Airborne Division
Company – Squadron: A Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
Date of death: 7 October 1944
Status: DOW
Place of death: Breedeweg, Holland
Spot: Near the Church house
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot F, Row 1, Grave 14
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: S/Sgt Palmer F. Schuetzle was born in Ree Heights, South Dakota and came to Waterloo with his parents in 1928, attended Hawthorne grade school and was graduated in 1940 from East High school. He was employed at Rath Packing Co. during high school and thereafter until entering service.
He enlisted in Fort Des Moines, Iowa on 7 March 1942 and trained at Camp Wolters in Texas and Fort Benning in Georgia where he received his wings after making five jumps and completing a six weeks course. He embarked for England in March, 1943 and engaged in the paratroops invasions of Sardinia, Sicily, Italy and Holland.
He was in the gorup which captured Ste. Mere Eglise three hours before the main Allied invasion June 6. The mayor of the town asked that the decoration of Fourrageres Francaise be given to them.
S/Sgt Schuetzle was killed by a sniper.

S/Sgt Palmer F. Schuetzle first buried at Temporary American Military Cemetery Molenhoek, Netherlands on 8 October 1944, Block E, Row 1, Grave 18.

Source of information: Astrid van Erp, Terry Hirsch,,,, -Headstone and Interment Record / WWII Bonus Case File, - Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, IowaIowa

Photo source: - Des Philippet, - Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa


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