SNYDER, Walter E Jr

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SNYDER, Walter E Jr    "Junior"

Servicenumber: 13048623

         snyder_walter_e_01

 
SNYDER Walter E Jr MAR-WOM 02
 
 
Age: 24
Born: 8 July 1920, Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Family: Walter E. Snyder Sr. (father)
Elizabeth Snyder (mother)
Elizabeth L. Snyder (sister)
Rank: Technican Fifth Class
Function: Not available
Regiment: 318th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division – Transport: 80th Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: A Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data: 
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
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Date of death: 11 April 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Erfurt, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot B, Row 12, Grave 8
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information:

T/5 Walter E. Snyder enlisted in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on 9 February 1942.

His father was Mayor, owned a jewelry store and was an optometrist.

His death was caused by a gunshotwound in his chest of a German Sniper.

He was first buried at Block QQ, Row 5, Grave 103.


Source of information: IDPF, 80th Infantry Division veteran James Drylie, Erik Snijder, Melissa Shetzley Pepper (cousin), www.ancestry.com - U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil / 1930 Census, www.archives.gov - WWII Enlistment Record

Photo source: Sebastiaan Vonk, Erik Snijder

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