Hinkle, Estel, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 745, 44th Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Four Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Davis
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 15, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Brittany, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1945, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 114th Infantry44th Infantry Division
  1942-1945, 745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry
  1942-1945, 745, 44th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pfc. Estel Hinkle-Pfc. Estel Hinkle, son of Charles Hinkle of Davis was killed in action in France on February 15, 1945.  He was born in Davis in 1917 and graduated from  Davis High School and entered the service on Jan. 16, 1941.  He sailed for overseas duty in Oct 1942.  He took part in the campaigns of North Africa, Cassino, Anzio Beachhead and France. 

Serving with Company "B" 114th Infantry Regiment at the time of his death however his obituary states he served in North Africa and Italy so, it is possible he transferred from another unit prior to D-Day because the 114th has no campaign credits in North Africa or Italy.
   
Comments/Citation

Estel G. Hinkle

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Service # 35200554

114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: West Virginia
Died: 15-Feb-45
Buried at: Plot A Row 14 Grave 60
Epinal American Cemetery
Epinal, France
Awards: Purple Heart
   
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