Leland Allen Hart

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/29/1944

 

 

Leland A. Hart was born in Pine Plains, Dutchess County, New York on August 17, 1917.

He was drafted into the Army on February 27, 1941 at Albany, New York. His home of residence was listed
as Pine Plains, Dutchess County, New York. He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

 

A letter to the American Legion written by Leland A. Hart was published in
The Register-Herald Pine Plains, New York on January 20, 1943.
(Note: one of the above dates in the newspaper is incorrect.
The date of the paper itself must be January 20, 1944.)

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

Private First Class Hart was killed in action in France, in the St. Lô area, during Operation Cobra,
the breakout from Normandy.

 

The sad news has come to Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hart that their son, Leland A, has been killed in action July 29th.
He would haved been 27 years old today. He was the first Pine Plains boy to be drafted,and the first to be killed.
He had seen 3 ½ years of service. Another son of the Harts is Pvt, John F. Hart, believed to be on his way to Europe.

Pine Plains Register Herald, 17 Aug 1944
from the Find A Grave website

 

 

From The Register-Herald Pine Plains, New York Thursday October 26, 1944

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 

The Pine Plains Register-Herald
Thursday, January 29, 1948
Added by: Patrick Arthur Teater Sr. from the Find A Grave website

 

 

Services for Pfc Leland Hart, who died in action July 29th, 1944, are to be held in Pine Plains Sunday, with burial in Evergreen cemetery.
He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hart and was killed in action in France following the invasion of St. Lo, serving with the 4th Division,
Co C, 22nd Infantry. Burial in France was at St. Laurent-sur-Mer or LaCambe, and his body was brought back to Pine Plains Feb 13th last.
He is survived by his brother, John, Pine Plains; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Irving Hart; 3 aunts, the Misses Maude,
Marion & Ethel Hart, all of Pine Plains.

Pine Plains Register Herald, 22 Apr. 1948
from the Find A Grave website

 

 

Leland A. Hart was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
La Cambe Cemetery, Isigny, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in New York on April 25, 1948.

Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Pine Plains
Dutchess County
New York

 

Grave marker for Leland A. Hart

Photo by Patrick Arthur Teater Sr. from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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