William M FANNING

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER37495952
AGE21 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1923
STATEShawnee Township, Johnson County, KANSAS
FAMILY

Grands-parents : William LEEKER (born 1867 in Germany, immigrated on USA  in 1874, died in 1940) and Anna LEEKER (born in Missouri in 1867 and died in Kansas in 1906, her father was german).

Mother : Edith LEEKER widow FANNING, (1897-1984).

Brother and sister : Robert (1924-2000) and June A (1926)

RANKPFC
FONCTION 
JOB before ENLISTEMENTGrocery ClerksKS
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 
COMPANYCharlie Company
BATTALION743rd Tank Battalion
DIVISIONAttached to the 30th Infantry Division
(support the 117th Infantry Regiment)
DATE OF DEATH31 July 1944fanning william m tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHTessy-sur-vire sector
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CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
Wall of Missing
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STORY
He was raised  in the family farm with his grand-father , his mother , brother , sister , uncle and aunt.
Before his enlistment he was grocery clerks.
He was killed on the 31th of July near Tessy sur Vire.
During this day , Charlie company lost two tanks , one crew wasdeclared MIA but some members was retrieved ulteriorly and classified KIA.
The company supported the 117th Infantry regiment.
the commander of the Charlie company was Lt Hansen.

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PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE
TRANSLATORRenaud BOUFFIER
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud