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McConnell, Wayne Oris


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 18:12:15

McConnell, Wayne Oris

Traer, IA

Serial No: 17066665

Born: Dec 21, 1912

Parents: Guy and Della McConnell

Entered Army: Mar 19, 1942, Armed F.A. and Inf.

Training in US: Camp Cooke, CA; Desert Maneuvers, TN; Pine Camp, NY; Indiantown Gap, PA

Left for Overseas: New York on Feb 9, 1944; arrived Liverpool, England, on Feb 26, 1944

Overseas Training: Camp Chislton, England; Torquay, England; Chittanham Plains Camp. Assigned Co. A., 46th Arm. Inf. 5th Arm. Div.

Sent to Front: Jul, 1944, 5th Arm. Div.

Engagements: France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Holland, Germany, July 1944 to March 1945

Wounded: Twice; once in back and once in shoulder

Hospitalized Overseas: Germany, Belgium, France, England and US

Medals-Ribbons: Good Conduct, European Theater, Combat Inf., Badge, Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster, 3 Battle Stars

Returned to US: Southampton, England on Mar 1, 1945; into Newport News, VA on Mar 9, 1945

Discharged: Camp Atterbury, IN on Aug 7, 1945. Rating: T/5

Months in Service: In US, 41; overseas, 13

Present Occupation: Creamery employee

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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