Bennett, Frank Amapalla, Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
844-Gun Crewman, Light Artillery
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1940-1943, 844, Division Artillery, 45th Infantry Division
Service Years
1940 - 1943

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Holdenville, Oklahoma
Last Address
Venafro, Provincia di Isernia Molise, Italy

Casualty Date
Nov 23, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Italy
Conflict
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
Location of Interment
Holdenville Cemetery - Holdenville, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

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 Unit Assignments
Division Artillery, 45th Infantry Division
  1940-1943, 844, Division Artillery, 45th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Frank served in the artillery in the 45th Infantry Division. When he enlisted, they insisted upon a middle name for the records, despite the fact that he did not have one. Frank gave them 'Amapalla' for a middle name, that being the title of a song he liked.

During fighting in Italy, Frank's unit was positioned at a location where they occasionally had to cross by jeep through an area that was targeted by German artillery. During one of these crossings, Frank was killed when the jeep he was in got stuck and was hit by the German artillery.

After initially being interred in Italy, Frank's body was exhumed and returned to Oklahoma, where he was laid to rest. 

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