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First Lieutenant William F Blake

Name William F Blake
Rank First Lieutenant
Army Serial # O1286948
State Indiana
Date of death 1944-12-06
Plot, Row, Grave B, 12, 33
Cemetery Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium, Google Maps
Role Executive Officer
Unit L Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Bronze StarPurple Heart
Remarks First Lieutenant Blake was a member of L Company. The morning report for October 8, 1944 on page 9 lists him relieved from command of the company and retured to duty as the executive officer. The morning report for December 7, 1944 on page 8 lists him as killed in action on December 6, 1944.

Erwin Derhaag provided both a picture and a newspaper article that states:

1st Lt. William Fred Blak, who had been in the Army more than 10 years, was killed in action Dec. 6 in Germany with the 83d Division, which trained at Camp Atterbury. He previously had received the Purple Heart for wounds suffered July 5 in France.

Lt. Blake, the husband of Avolyn Blake, 3547 North DeQuincy Street, was born and reared in Brooklyn, NY.[...]


The article can be found below.
Documents - The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana), February 13, 1945, page 12
- Morning report October 8, 1944. L Company, 330th IR, page 9
- Morning report December 7, 1944, L Company, 330th IR, page 8
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William F Blake (O1286948) William F Blake (O1286948)



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