Francis J. Granara

Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/29/1944

 

 

Francis J. Granara was born in Massachusetts in 1915. He was drafted into the Army
on February 23, 1942 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. His home of residence was listed
as Boston, Massachusetts and his civilian occupation was listed as Skilled Compositors
And Typesetters. He had completed four years of High School and was single with no
dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.

Private First Class Granara was killed in action in France during Operation Cobra, the breakout from Normandy
on July 29, 1944.

 

 

Francis J. Granara was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
La Cambe Cemetery, Isigny, France in Block AB Row 8 Grave 158 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 8 Grave 26

 

Grave marker for Francis J. Granara

Photo by Frogman from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 


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