William W Bensch

hcausier

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Hi, has anyone any information on the above named who served with the 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company C). I would like to know if there are any surviving relatives and also where Billy was buried.
He was killed on 25 June 1944 aged I think 22 and I believe he came from Buffalo USA.
 

Dennis

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I found on the website Find A Grave his name.
click on the link below:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...GRid=45663814&

Hope this will help.
Dennis
 

Dennis

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Here some additional inormation:
TEC4 William W. Bensch
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Erie County, NY
Status: KIA
His enlistment record:
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 12055487
NAME BENSCH WILLIAM W
RESIDENCE: STATE #3 Undefined Code
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 029 Undefined Code
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2309 BUFFALO NEW YORK
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 09 09
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 02 02
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 23 NEW YORK
YEAR OF BIRTH 22
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 048 Draftsmen
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6 Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10
Source: nara and WWIIMemorial

Dennis
 

hcausier

New Member
Hi I can't thank you enough. My Mum was engaged to Billy and she has always wanted to visit his grave. She was actually told he was in France so you have saved us a trip there. All of the information is really comforting for her and very interesting for me. I wouldn't have known where to start so thanks again.
Helen x
 

WRandallD

New Member
Hi, has anyone any information on the above named who served with the 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company C). I would like to know if there are any surviving relatives and also where Billy was buried.
He was killed on 25 June 1944 aged I think 22 and I believe he came from Buffalo USA.
My name is W. Randall Doyle. William "Billy" Bensch was the uncle I never met, but my mother, Billy's sister, Dorothy Geraldine Bensch (Doyle) (12/20/1924 - 4/07/2016) spoke of him proudly and affectionately. Billy was killed by a German sniper a little over two weeks and about 20 some miles into Nazi-occupied France, after the D-Day invasion. He was a part of the 82nd AB Div. which parachuted into St. Mere-Eglise (Normany) France. He was originally interred in France, but was re-interred (as you have seen) near Buffalo sometime between 1945 and 1952. My mom was aware of your mom, as she spoke of Billy's engagement and of a ring having been purchased. My greatest sympathies to your mom.
 
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