Sgt. Edward R. Henris

Sgt. Edward Henris MIA in Normandy invasion

(July 27, 1944) -- Sgt. Edward Henris, son of Minnie Henris, of 306 Washington Avenue, Belleville, N.J., has been missing in action in Europe since June 9.

The family moved to Belleville 15 years ago when he was 22.

Henris joined the Army in 1940 and was released as "over-age." He was recalled after Pearl Harbor.

Sgt. Henris went overseas September 1942.


Sgt. Henris KIA in France

(Aug. 17, 1944) -- Sgt. Edward Henris was killed in action in France three days after the Allied invasion. The 37-year-old sergeant was a native of Kansas.

According to the American Battle Monuments Commission, Technician 4th Class Edward R. Henris, U.S. Army serial No. 32148220, served in the 3422nd Ordnance Automotive Maintenance Company.

Henris entered the service from New Jersey, and died on June 9, 1944.

He is listed on the Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Three Belleville sons, Henris, Staff Sgt. Arthur Burke and Sgt. Carmine Olivo were likely to have perished on the same ship as all three served in 3422nd Ordnance Automotive Maintenance Company. The families were notified in July, November and December 1944, respectively.


Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

The Belleville Times, July 27, Aug. 17, 31, 1944:

Miller Killed On Saipan, Vic Bruegman Missing

Three Soldiers Perish On Fields Of France

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