George A. Alwine

Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/08/1944

 

 

George A. Alwine was born in Saxonburg, Butler County, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1924.
(His enlistment record gives his birth year as 1923.)

He enlisted in the Infantry Branch of the Regular Army on October 20, 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
His home of residence was listed as Butler, Pennsylvania. He had completed one year of High School and
was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Alwine was killed in action in Normandy, France, during 1st Battalion's
attack against the German coastal battery at Crisbecq on June 8, 1944.

 

 

George A. Alwine was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France in Blcok O Row 6 Grave 113 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot F Row 10 Grave 20

 

Grave marker for George A. Alwine

Photo by Frogman from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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