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.
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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 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
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Capt. Enos Ralph Fenderson (O-1 821 843) - Headquarters Company Commanding Officer
KIA December 18, 1944 in vicinity of ?Vielsalm-St. Vith?, Belgium - Age: 24y 5m 4d
MOS: (not yet known) - Home Town: Stroud, 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 (O-1 821 843) - 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 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