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Servicenumber: 42069771


Efferen Howard B


Age: Not available
Born: 1917, New York
Hometown: New York, New York County, New York
Family: George Efferen (father)
Francis Efferen (mother)
George Efferen (brother)
Harry Efferen (brother)
Michael Efferen (brother)
William Efferen (brother)
Frank Efferen (brother)
Anna Efferen (sister)
May Efferen (sister)
Diana B. Efferen (wife)
Howard Efferen (son)
Diana Efferen (daugther)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Not available
Regiment: 120th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division – Transport: 30th Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: B Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
Date of death: 16 January 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Thirimont, Belgium
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot A, Row 2, Grave 30
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Henri-Chapelle
Biography: -
Other information:

Pfc Howard Efferen enlisted in New York City, New York on 26 January 1944.

He was killed during a counterattack, with the
capture of St. Vith as a first objective during the Battle of the Bulge. During the attack, the 120th Regiment was locked in a bitter three-day struggle for Thirimont, a ridge village which controlled the east flank of the attack.

Source of information: André Koch, Raf Dyckmans,, - WWII Enlistment Record, - 1930/1940 Census,,

Photo source: - Des Philippet







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