James E. Hand

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/17/1944



James E. Hand was born on January 11, 1921.
His home of residence was listed as Chicago, Illinois.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Sergeant Hand was killed in action in Germany on the first day of the 22nd Infantry's
participation in the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, on November 17, 1944.


James E. Hand's younger brother Herbert A. Hand was killed in action in the Philippines,
with the 128th Infantry, during the battle for the island of Leyte on November 26, 1944,
only nine days after his brother James was killed.


James E. Hand was buried overseas in the Henri-Chappele Cemetery in Belgium and in 1948 his body was returned
to the United States where he was interred in Illinois on August 28, 1948. The body of his brother was also returned at
about the same time and the two brothers rest side by side in the Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Camp Butler National Cemetery
Sangamon County
Plot: SEC 3, 987-L


Grave marker for James E. Hand

Photo by BjJ from the Find A Grave website







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