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Erie County Military
Buried in Margraten Netherlands American Cemetery

Contributed by Bert Caris


Mr. Caris is a citizen of the Netherlands and has recently adopted the grave of 1st Liet. Kenneth R. Robinson. He noted that of the 8302 graves in Margraten, 1017 are from Pennsylvania, 24 from Erie County. Anyone having questions about material on this page should directed to Bert Caris.

In January 2008, Mr. Frits Kruishaar of Brunssum, Netherlands, forwarded information and a photo of another grave in this cemetery of another soldier who entered service from Erie. This information is being added below.





Albert G. Allgeier Sergeant, U.S. Army no: 33408128
  • 474th Anti-Aircraft
  • Arty (Automatic Weapons) Battalion
  • Entered the Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: April 16, 1945
  • Buried at: Plot H, Row 1, Grave 13; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
Walter A. Boehm Private First Class, U.S. Army no: 33159750
  • 517th Signal Co.
  • 17th Airborne Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: March 24, 1945
  • Buried at: Plot E, Row 3, Grave 10; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
Kenneth C. Brown Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces Serial no. 13172568
  • 776th Bomber Squadron
  • 464th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: October 16, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot C, Row 4, Grave 12; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
John F. Bucklin Private, U.S. Army Serial no: 33712900405 Infantry Regiment
  • 405 Infantry Regiment
  • 102 Infantry Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: February 25, 1945
  • Buried at: Plot G, Row 10, Grave 6; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
Eugene J. DeVoge Private, U.S. Army Serial no: 33435075
  • 333rd Infantry Regiment
  • 84th Infantry Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: May 5, 1945
  • Buried at: M.I.A. or Buried at Sea; Tablets of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster
[record added 01/30/08]
John Frankovitz Technical Sergeant Fourth Class, serial number 33411054
  • 311th Engineer Combat Battallion
  • 86th Infantry Division
  • Entered the US Army 3 Feb. 1943 in Erie
  • Died: April 15, 1945 in Germany
  • Buried at: Plot H, Row 2, Grave 7, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Edwin J. Gott Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces Serial no: 3374816
  • 579th Bomber Squadron
  • 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: October 4, 1943
  • Buried at: M.I.A. or Buried at Sea; Tablets of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
Hugh F. Hilditch Private, U.S. Serial no: 33712804
  • 19th Infantry Battalion
  • 8th Armored Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: April 17, 1945
  • Buried at: Plot G, Row 3, Grave 26; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
Joseph A. Kacpura Private First Class, U.S. Army Serial no: 33680986
  • 83rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: March 29, 1945
  • Buried at: Plot A, Row 16, Grave 13; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
John R. Kimball Private First Class, U.S. Army Serial no. 33766390
  • 342nd Infantry Division
  • 86th Infantry Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: April 11, 1945
  • Buried at: Plot I, Row 15, Grave 4; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Leonard K. Malanowski Private, U.S. Army Serial no: 33680981
  • 87th Cavalry Reconn Squadron
  • 7th Armored Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: October 27, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot P, Row 9, Grave 5; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
John E. May Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Serial no: 01060876
  • 407th Infantry Regiment
  • 102nd Infantry Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: December 17, 1944
  • Buried at: M.I.A. or Buried at Sea; Tablets of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Wesley H. McDannel Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces Serial no: 33273504
  • 327th Bomber Squadron
  • 92nd Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: March 2, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot N, Row 22, Grave 3; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Marion Michalak Private, U.S. Army Serial no: 33411352
  • 377th Field Artillery Bn
  • 101st Airborne Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: September 21, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot L, Row 14, Grave 2; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Bernard L. Morton Technician 5th Class, U.S. Army Serial no: 13134676
  • 3951st Quartermaster Truck Company
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: May 11, 1945
  • Buried at: Plot E, Row 16, Grave 14; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
Leroy O. Musolff Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Serial no: O-887515
  • 112th Infantry Regiment
  • 28th Infantry Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: November 8, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot C, Row 10, Grave 4; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Kenneth R. Robinson First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Serial no: O1017113/td>
  • 36th Tank Division
  • 8th Armored Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: March 5, 1945
  • Buried at: Plot M, Row 10, Grave 5; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Silver Star (Posthumous)
Jesse G. Salajczyk Sergeant, U.S. Army Serial no: 33680960
  • 116th Infantry Regiment
  • 29th Infantry Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: December 5, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot K, Row 12, Grave 12; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
Theodore D. Sechrist Private, U.S. Army Serial no: 33934979
  • 334th Infantry Regiment
  • 84th Infantry Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: December 4, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot L, Row 11, Grave 12; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
Truman A. Shannon First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces Serial no: O-733737
  • 326th Bomber Squadron
  • 92nd Bomber Group
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: November 26, 1943
  • Buried at: M.I.A. or Buried at Sea; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Joseph M. Smith Private, U.S. Army Serial no: 13058581
  • 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
  • 82nd Airborne Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: October 4, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot F, Row 1, Grave 4; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
John R. Snyder Private, U.S. Army Serial no: 33933010
  • 120th Infantry Regiment
  • 30th Infantry Division
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: Novemeber 18, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot E, Row 18, Grave 4; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Hearts
Patsy Ventura Private, U.S. Army Serial no: 33679756
  • 691st Field Artillery Battalion
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: November 29, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot D, Row 3, Grave 8; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart
Dennis B. Weaver Second Lietenant, U.S. Army Air Forces Serial no: O-680973
  • 376th Fighter Squadron
  • 361st Fighter Group
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: February
  • Buried at: M.I.A. or Buried at Sea; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gerard J. Wickles Private First Class, U.S. Army Serial no: 13134991
  • 175th Infantry Regiment
  • 29th Infantry
  • Entered Service From: Pennsylvania
  • Died: November 18, 1944
  • Buried at: Plot E, Row 10, Grave 17; Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Awards: Purple Heart

This page was originally created on  Wednesday, January 5, 2005.

This page was last updated on  Wednesday, January 30, 2008.

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