Howard Joseph Kane

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/06/1945

 

 

Howard J. Kane was born in Massachusetts in 1920. He was drafted into the Army
on May 6, 1944 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. His home of residence was listed as
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and his civilian occupation was listed as
Motormen, Street, Subway, And Elevated Railway. He had completed grammar school
and was married.

Private Kane was killed in action in Germany during the battle for the city of Prüm.

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 4th Division General Orders # 31
dated 5 April 1945.

 

 

Howard J. Kane was originally buried in the temporary U.S. Military cemetery,
Saint-Avold Cemetery, Metz, France in Block YYY Row 10 Grave 110 and his remains were later
transferred and buried in the permanent cemetery at Saint-Avold, most likely in 1948 when
the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

 

Burial:
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-Avold
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France
Plot E Row 12 Grave 33

 

 

 

Top photo by Melissa Parmenter from Ancestry.com

 

 

 

 


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