Lansberry, George, Jr., Pvt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
271-Longshoreman
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 271, 517th Transportation Battalion
Service Years
1940 - 1943

Private


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Thomas
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 24, 1943
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Wales (United Kingdom)
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II Engineer Sea Horse


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar


Transportation

 
 Unit Assignments
Engineer Amphibian CommandTransportation Units
  1942-1943, 271, Engineer Amphibian Command/1st Engineer Special Brigade
  1942-1943, 271, 517th Transportation Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 World War II
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

PVT George Lansberry, Jr., a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lansberry Sr. of Thomas was killed in the line of duty at the Port of Cardiff, Cardiff Wales on 24 December 1943.  He was born at William West Virginia on 13 May 1914 and entered the service on 9 October 1940 at Fort Knox Kentucky.  He trained at Fort Custer Michigan, Battle Creek Michigan and Indian Town Gap Pennsylvania. PVT Lansberry was sent overseas to England with Company D,  517th Port Battalion, 1st Engineer Special Brigade in December 1942.  Later he was sent on to South Wales.  PVT Lansberry was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thomas West Virginia.


   
Comments/Citation
I was recently contacted by a gentleman who advised me that PVT Lansberry's dog tag had been found in Normandy, France. It is unknown how the tag ended up in Normandy given that his date of death was 24 December 1943 in Cardiff, Wales. A photo of this tag is attached to this rememberance.


 
   
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