Plasity, Peter, Pvt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 7th Armored Division
Service Years
1942 - 1944

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Barberton, Summit County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Brittany, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
A, 11, 33

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
23rd Infantry Regiment2nd Infantry Division7th Armored Division
  1943-1944, 521, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1943-1944, 2nd Infantry Division
  1944-1944, 7th Armored Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Note:  Some confusion exists as to assignments.  On his grave registry it states he served with the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 7th Armored Division. Yet, additonal research shows he served and was killed while serving with the 203rd AAA Battalion in France prior to being assigned to the 7th Armored Division.


Although, interred in France, Pvt. Plasity has a memorial marker in Memorial in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Ohio.

Pvt. Plasity enlisted in Akron, Ohio on 2 December 1942. He was assisgned to the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

His unit landed on Omaha Beach, during the invasion of Normandy, on 7 June 1944.

"In slow, painful hedgerow fighting, the Regiment inched its way forward day after day against hard fighting enemy paratroop elements. St. Georges d 'Elle, Hill 192 (which commanded St. Lo), St. Jean des Baisants, Etouvy, Vire, Truttemer le Grand and Tinchebray were scenes of bitter fighting up to August when the organized German resistance in Normandy collapsed. A short respite, the first one up to that time, was interrupted by an overnight motor march of 210 miles to Brest. From 21 August to 19 September the Regiment battled the 2nd German Paratroop Division which fanatically defended the surrounding hills and villages. "
-----Source: http://www.lonesentry.com/unithistory/23rd-infantry/

He was killed in action according to after action report, "during the skirmishes between Seine-Port and St. Leur, France."
---Source: 
http://www.7tharmddiv.org/7adeaths-loc.htm#melun  (killed before being officially attached to the 7th Armored Division, according to source)
   
Comments/Citation
Notes/Links:

http://menofcompanyd.com/Men_of_Company_D/About_23rd.html
http://www.lonesentry.com/unithistory/23rd-infantry/

http://www.7tharmddiv.org/7adeaths-loc.htm#melun (lists circumstances of death.  Is a detailed source with many links. Lists him as serving with the 203rd AAA (Automatic Weapons) Battaliion) 

Walt Cross, ed., From the Beaches to the Baltic: The History of the 7th Armored Division in WWII, Cross Pulbications, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2006. 

http://www.7tharmddiv.org/docrep/
   
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