William E. Thetford Jr.

Pfc. William Thetford Jr. KIA in Germany

(May 17, 1945) Pfc. William E. Thetford Jr., 27, of Linden Avenue, was killed in action in Germany on April 20.

A member of the 63rd Infantry Division of the 7th Army, Thetford recently wrote home that he liberate Allied soldiers from German prison camps.

Thetford had been overseas since September 1943. He participated in  campaigns in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany.

Thetford trained at Camp Croft, S.C.


Sources

The Belleville Times, May 17, 1945:

Three Soldiers Give Lives Shortly Before V-E Day

News Of Their Deaths Comes To Families
Who Had Thought Boys Now Safe

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