LANTZ, William R

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LANTZ, William Roy

Servicenumber: 33889991

 

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Age: 25
Born: 10 December 1919, Ridgeley, Mineral County, West virginia
Hometown: Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland
Family: Hendricks T. Lantz (father)
Flossie M. (Wilson) Lantz (mother)
Wilson H. Lantz (brother)
Earl E. Lantz (brother)
Robert L. Lantz (brother)
Donald D. Lantz (brother) 
Alma L. Lantz (sister)
Mary M. (Rice) Lantz (wife)
Rank: Private First Class
Function: Not available
Regiment: 179th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division - Transport: 45th Infantry Division
Company Squadron: Not available
Unit - Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 26 April 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Near Aschaffenburg, Germany
Spot: Not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot A, Row 29, Grave 26
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Lorraine
Biography: -
Other information: Pfc William R. Lantz attended high school for 2 years and was a machinist before he enlisted in Fort George G Meade, Maryland on 1 June 1944.

He was hospitalized in France for treatment of frozen feet suffered at the fighting front in France January 11, 1945.

Source of information: Peter Schouteten, www.abmc.gov, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.archives.gov – WWII Enlistment Record, www.ancestry.com - Headstone and Interment Record / West Virginia Births Index / 1930 Census, http://www.45thdivision.org, www.newspapers.com – Cumberland Evening Times Maryland 16 May 1945 – 15 February 1945 
Photo source: www.newspapers.com – Cumberland Evening Times Maryland 15 February 1945

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