Lansberry, George, Jr., Pvt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 271, 517th Transportation Battalion/D Company
Service Years
1940 - 1943


One Service Stripe

Two Overseas Service Bars

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

Casualty Date
Dec 24, 1943
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Unknown, Not Reported
Wales (United Kingdom)
World War II
Location of Interment
Rose Hill Cemetery - Thomas, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II Engineer Sea Horse

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2004, World War II Fallen [Verified]4
  2010, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments
Engineer Amphibian Command517th Transportation Battalion
  1942-1943, 271, Engineer Amphibian Command/1st Engineer Special Brigade
  1942-1943, 271, 517th Transportation Battalion/D Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  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.  

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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