Cornelius M. Elting Jr.

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/21/1944

 

 

 

Cornelius M. Elting Jr. was born in New York in 1906. He was drafted into the Army
on March 3, 1941 at Albany, NewYork. His home of residence was listed as
Kingston, Ulster County, New York and his civilian occupation was listed as
Skilled Painters, Construction And Maintenance. He had completed grammar
school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Elting was killed in action in France during the attack against Cherbourg
on June 21, 1944.

 

From The Kingston Daily Freeman Friday July 21, 1944.
The identification of Cornelius Elting as a Staff Sergeant
could not be confirmed. The American Battlefield Monuments
Commission has him listed as Private First Class.

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

Cornelius M. Elting Jr. was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block B Row 4 Grave 78 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 G Row 2 Grave 33

 

     

Grave marker for

Cornelius Elting Jr.

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo from The Kingston Daily Freeman Friday July 21, 1944
Note in the photo that Cornelius Elting is wearing the Distinctive Insignia of the 22nd Infantry on his coat lapels and cap.
Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 

 

 

 


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