Sgt. Wilbur Westfall KIA in France

Sgt. Wilber E. Westfall, KIA, France, July 1944Wilbur E. Westfall, U.S. Army, was killed in action in France on July 20, 1944.

Sgt. Westfall, service number 32064875, served in the 13th Infantry Regiment, Eighth Infantry Division.

He entered the service from New Jersey.

Sgt. Westfall was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He is the son of Elmer Westfall and Mrs. Edith Hamer of (1948) Oakridge, N.J. Edith worked as a housekeeper at 263 Hillside Avenue.

Sgt. Westfall is survived by sisters Clida and Carolyn Westfall, and step-father Albert Hamer. In 1940, the family lived at 56 Francis Street, Clifton, N.J.

He is buried at Plot B, Row 7, Grave 25, in the Normandy American Cemetery St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France.

Normandy Photo Copyright  2004 by Robert Caruso, used by permission

Sgt. Wilbur E. Westfall, KIA, France, July 20, 1944


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