In Memoriam
814th Tank Destroyer Battalion
Deaths in Europe
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This page contains the photographs of members of 814th Tank Destroyer Bn who died overseas in World War II.
For the complete list of all 814th Tank Destroyer Bn overseas deaths, click here.

Spare a minute
to think
of the young who didn't grow up,
and how young they looked when they died,
and how no one will ever remember them looking tired and middle-aged
or even be bored by tiresome recitals of the time of their youth.

- - - - Russell Baker "How to Observe Dec. 7" (NY Times, Dec. 1965)

Please Help to Tell These Men's Stories and Preserve Their Memory!

PLEASE contact Wesley Johnston at the address below if you have any information on any 814th Tank Destroyer Bn man who died overseas (see the complete list), such as:

  • photos
  • information on any of these men's deaths
  • information on what platoon and squad they were in
  • know of any men who died but are not on the list
  • Wesley Johnston
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    So they will not be “Forgot”
    There is a word
    Which bears a sword
    It hurls its barbed syllables,—
    At once is mute again.
    But where it fell
    The saved will tell
    On patriotic day,
    Some epauletted brother
    Gave his breath away.
    Wherever runs the breathless sun,
    Wherever roams the day,
    There is its noiseless onset,
    There is its victory!
    Behold the keenest marksman!
    The most accomplished shot!
    Time’s sublimest target
    Is a soul “forgot”!
    ----- Emily Dickinson

    A Note for the Children of these Men

    The American World War II Orphans Network (AWON) is an organization created by and for those who lost their father in World War II. AWON has an annual conference and a newsletter filled with useful information. Click here to go to the AWON web page and find those who share your experience.

    If you have a better quality photo of any of these men, please contact me.

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    This page contains only those men for whom I have photographs.
    For the complete list of all 814th Tank Destroyer Bn overseas deaths, click here.

    Capt. Enos Ralph Fenderson (O-1 821 843l; pre-commission enlisted 20 833 032) - Headquarters Company Commanding Officer
    KIA December 18, 1944 in vicinity of vic. Vielsalm-St. Vith, Belgium, possibly Fouron-le-Comte, Belgium - Age: 24y 5m 4d
    MOS: (not yet known) - Home Town: Chandler, OK - Buried at Oak Park Cemetery; Lincoln County, Oklahoma
    Photo from Calvin Boykin's book "Gare la Bète" (history of 814 TD Bn)

    Pfc. Leonard Samuel Forest (37 467 515) - Company A
    KIA August 27, 1944 in France - Age: 26y 11m 14d
    MOS: (not yet known) - Home Town: Onida, SD - Buried at Maplewood Cemetery; Iroquois, SD
    Photo from South Dakota War Memorial page about him.

    Pvt. William H. Harrington (37 324 182) - 3rd Platoon of Recon Company
    KIA December 20, 1944 in vicinity of ?Gouvy?, Belgium - Age: ??y ??m ??d
    MOS: (not yet known) - Home Town: Red Cloud, NE - Buried at Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC H-13-6
    Photo provided to National World War II Regsitry by nephew Robert M. Harrington

    Tec 5 Warren Edward Kuhn (37 492 652) - Pioneer Platoon or Heqaduqarters of Recon Company
    KIA March 17, 1945 in vicinity of Mehlem, Germany - Age: ??y ??m ??d
    MOS: (not yet known) - Home Town: Kansas City, MO - Buried at Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC D-6-11
    Photo provided from niece Heather Kuhn Roelker web page on her uncle (thanks to Niek Hendrix for alerting me)

    Tec 4 Norbert Walter Paul (37 324 182) - Company A
    KIA November 23, 1944 in vicinity of Gereonsweiler, Germany - Age: 22y 2m 25d
    MOS: (Chief Radio Technician) - Home Town: Appleton, MN - Buried Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) C-6-28
    Photo provided by volunteer grave caretaker Jan Bardoul of Heerlen, Netherlands

    Cpl. Bernard Jacob Schlorholtz (37 652 274) - Company (not yet known)
    KIA September 13, 1944 in ?greater vicinity of Metz area?, France - Age: 22y 9m 1d
    MOS: (not yet known) - Home Town: Breda, IA - Buried at Wheatlands Presbyterian Church in Breda, IA
    Photo provided by niece Esther Schlorholtz

    Pfc. Samuel E. Slight (37 652 032) - Company A
    Died 29 November 1944 at 53rd Field Hospital in Holland of wounds suffered 25 November 1944 ?vicinity of Gereonsweiler-Setterich?, Germany - Age: 22y 8m 13d
    MOS: (not yet known) - Home Town: Stuart, IA - Buried at Netherlands USMC (Margraten, Holland) C-6-23
    Photo provided by Samuel Slight's family, thanks to Pieter Keulers, caretaker of Samuel Slight's grave at Margraten

    Cpl. Stanley A. Sypkowski (32 679 223) - Company (not yet known)
    Died 3 December 1944 of wounds suffered 1 December 1944 at Immendorf, Germany - Age: 21y 2m 22d
    MOS: (not yet known) - Home Town: Auburn, NY - Buried at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery; Auburn, NY
    Photo provided by niece Roben Shappell

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