Ausdenmore, Richard J., Pvt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
746-Automatic Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 746, HHC, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry
Service Years
1942 - 1943

Private



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cincinatti
Last Address
Cincinatti

Casualty Date
Sep 20, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot E, Row 14, Grave 33

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Gold Star Blue Star


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1943, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]



WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
From Month/Year
July / 1943
To Month/Year
August / 1943

Description
(Sicily Campaign 9 July to 17 August 1943) In preparation for the invasion of Sicily the Allies captured the islands in the Sicilian strait, with aerial bombardment forcing the capitulation of Pantelleria on 11 June 1943. By that time Allied air power had begun the attack on Sicily by bombing defenses and airfields. The invasion itself got under way on the night of 9/10 July with airborne landings that were followed the next day by an amphibious assault. The enemy offered strong resistance, but the Allies had superiority in the air and soon had planes operating from Sicilian bases to support Montgomery’s Eighth Army and Patton’s Seventh.

Interdictory operations against communications in Italy and between Italy and Sicily convinced the enemy that it would be impossible to move strong reinforcements. By 17 August 1943 the Allies were in possession of the island, but they had not been able to prevent a German evacuation across the Strait of Messina.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
July / 1943
To Month/Year
August / 1943
 
Last Updated:
Sep 20, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

3rd Military Police Company, 3rd Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Division

504th Military Police Battalion

154th Transportation Company

A Battery, 26th Field Artillery

202nd Military Police Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  310 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Badyl, Kenneth
  • England, Joe, S/Sgt, (1948-1951)
  • Finklea, Lawrence, Cpl, (1940-1949)
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