GUNTHER, Walter Joseph Jr

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-426647
AGE26 yo
DATE OF BIRTH30 january 1918 to Malden MASSACHUSETTS
STATEMASSACHUSETTS
FAMILYMaried to Mary Bobb FARLEY , a daughter Susan

Parent: Walter Joel GUNTHER Sr. & Julia G. MURPHY GUNTHER

RANK1st Lieutenant
FONCTIONChief stick
JOB before ENLISTEMENT Photo FDLM
DATE of ENLISTEMENTNovember 1941
COMPANYCompany D
REGIMENT506thParachute Infantry Regiment
DIVISION101st Airborne Division
DATE OF DEATHJune 6, 1944gunther walter tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSector OF Ste Mère Eglise, it has been found in a tree by PFC Clarence MERRILL
DATA PLAN 
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

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E2425
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STORY

GUNTHER Walter Joseph Jr. was born January 30, 1918 in Malden ( Massachusetts ) is a graduate of Catholic Boys and in 1937 he continued his studies at Northeastern University in Boston.

In 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and volunteered for airborne troops. It passes successively through the following camps :

Camp CROFT (South Carolina )camp croft patchcamp croft
Camp TOCCOA ( Géorgia )camp toccoa patchcamp toccoa
Fort BRAGG ( North Carolina )camp bragg patchcamp bragg
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In 1942 he met a nurse ( nurse ) also in the army Bobb Mary FARLEY .

He married and their union a child to be born towards the end of August 1943.

Le frère de Mary Bobb FARLEY qui servait dans l'US NAVY est tué le 7 Décembre 1941 lors de l'attaque de Pearl Harbour .

On August 30, 1943 , two days after his departure, First Lieutenant Walter J. GUNTHER learns the birth of his daughter Susan while his unit is aboard SAMARIA that goes to LIVERPOOL ( England).

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Happened on September 18 they earn their camp at Aldbourne ( Wiltshire ).

Uppotery site

June 5 evening he boarded a C47 Skytrain from the Airfield UPPOTERY .

Happened over the Cotentin , the German Flak will disrupt convoys. Victim of this change in release Walter.J . GUNTHER does not jump on the Drop Zone planned but the village of Sainte Mère Eglise Drop Zone of the 82nd Airborne.

Carte DZ

In the book Albert PIPET " Parachutes on Holy Mother Church" PFC Clarence MERRILL 's D/506e testifies on the place of the church there was a terrible blow when he found killed in a tree Lieutenant Walter GUNTHER its own Chief stick .

Since the First Lieutenant Walter.Joseph.GUNTHER Jr buried in the cemetery of Colleville Driveway Block E Rang 24 N° 25 .

gunther monument

The June 6, 2010 the city of Malden has build a monument to his memory.


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# GratitudeKent F. Gunther 2017-01-24 17:15
I wish to Thank everyone involved here on this page for this wonderful Memorial page to Lt. Gunther. :-)
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