Staff Sergeant Benjamin S Hynoski

Name Benjamin S Hynoski
Rank Staff Sergeant
Army Serial # 33875150
State Pennsylvania
Date of death 1945-03-02
Plot, Row, Grave C, 15, 26
Cemetery Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Google Maps
Role MOS 653 Squad Leader
Unit 2nd Plt, E Company, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks Benjamin Stanley Hynoski, son of Stanley and Stella Hynoski, was born on May 1, 1913 at Midvalley, Conyngham Twp, PA. He received his early education in Our Mother of Consolation School, Mount Carmel, and later attended Conyngham Township High School, Aristes, PA. He became tipple man at Hazel Brook Coal Co.'s breaker at Midvalley, Conyngham Twp, PA, where he was engaged at the time he was called to military service February 14, 1944.

He trained at Camp Blanding, Florida before he was sent to Fort George Meade, Maryland from which military center he was sent overseas. The morning report of C Company, 195th Infantry Training Brigade at Camp Blanding, Florida shows Ben being released from this unit and sent to Ft. Meade. The morning report and special orders can be seen below.

The morning report for E Company, 331st Infantry for August 19, 1944 shows him joining the unit from the 53rd Replacement Battalion on August 19, 1944 while holding the rank of Private. The morning report for January 31, 1945 shows him being reassigne d as MOS 653 Squad Leader with a promotion to Staff Sergeant on January 15, 1945 . The morning report for March 4, 1945 shows his status changed to missing in action on March 2, 1945. The morning report for March 8, 1945 changes his status to killed in action on March 2, 1945. All pages can be seen below.

The platoon roster of E Company, 331st for March 2, 1944, courtesy of Frank DeCarolis, lists him as squad leader for 3rd Squad, 2nd Platoon, E Company.

Research by the author of this website showed that he was killed while 331st was fighting to reach the Rhine at Neuss near the Erft Canal, Germany.
Documents - MR C Co, 195th ITB, June 29, 1944
- MR E Co, 331st IR, August, 19, 1944 page 29
- MR E Co, 331st IR, January 31, 1945
- MR E Co, 331st IR, March 4, 1945
- MR E Co, 331st IR, March 4, 1945
- MR E Co, 331st IR, March 8, 1945
- SO #149 par 4 195th ITB, June 22, 1944
- SO #149 par 4 195th ITB, June 22, 1944
Grave Soldier
Benjamin S Hynoski (33875150) Benjamin S Hynoski (33875150)

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