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Pfc. Arthur Bayer


Born: 24 July 1924 - Illinois

Parents: John & Pauline Bayer

Brother: 1 brother

Home:

    - 7772 West Elm Grove Drive - Elmwood Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1943

    - New York University

        - left after one year

Occupation: Typesetter

Inducted:

    - 17 June 1942 - Chicago, Illinois

        - U. S. Army

Training: 

    - Camp Grant, Illinois

    - Fort Carson, Colorado

    - Fort Hood, Texas

Units:

    - 414th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - landed in France - 7 September 1944

    - Wuustwezel, Belgium - 23 October 1944

    - Drove to the Mark River at Standderbuiten, Holland - 2 November 1944

    - Battle of Stolberg, Germany - 16 November 1944

    - Battle of Eschweiler, Germany - 21 November 1944

    - Battle for Inden - 21 November - 2 December 1944

Killed in Action: 26 November 1944

    - Sent ahead of his unit as scout while under mortar  fire and was hit by

      shrapnel near Weisweiler, Germany

Buried:

    - Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium

        - Plot: A  Row : 17  Grave: 38

Medals:

    - Combat Infantry Badge

    - Purple Heart


 

 

 

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