Heldreth, Walter, Pvt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 745, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
West Milford

Date of Passing
Feb 01, 1998
 
Location of Interment
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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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:
Mar 16, 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

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  300 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Badyl, Kenneth
  • Bailey, Doug, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Bald Eagle, David William, Sgt, (1936-1944)
  • Bush, William Douglas, 1LT, (1942-1951)
  • Caffey, Eugene Mead, MG, (1918-1956)
  • Campbell, Clifford, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Canham, John, MAJ, (1934-1945)
  • Carpenter, Archie Eldon, COL, (1943-1973)
  • Corey, Orris W., T/4, (1941-1945)
  • Dixon, James, CPT, (1942-1945)
  • Eatman, Harold Lee, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Eckert, Milton, Pvt, (1942-1946)
  • England, Joe, S/Sgt, (1948-1951)
  • Finklea, Lawrence, Cpl, (1940-1949)
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