S/Sgt. Fred Raymond  Wyckoff  Jr.

S/Sgt. Wyckoff KIA in North Africa

(Sept. 9, 1943) -- Staff Sergeant Fred Raymond Wyckoff, Jr., 28, was  killed in action in the North African Theatre of Operations on August 9, 1943.

The son of Anna and Fred R. Wyckoff of 481 Union Avenue, he was graduated from Belleville High School in 1933. Having worked as a clerk in civilian life, he left town for the Army and enlisted on January 24, 1941. He received training at Fort Bragg, N.C.

He was in the battle of Tunisia having landed with the first invasion force in North Africa last November.

Fred R. Wyckoff was killed in action in Tunisia on August 1943. His remains were repatriated and interred at Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, N.J.

Among his survivors is a brother Sgt. Theodore Wyckoff, 24, in Colorado.

From left, Sgts. Theodore Wyckoff and Frederick Wyckoff.

From left, Sgts. Theodore Wyckoff and Frederick Wyckoff.


Sgt. Fred Wyckoff Jr. application for headstone, Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, NJ


Sources:

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Photo courtesy Barbara Woodruff DiLea

The Archives of the Reformed Church in America; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Church records; Pastoral records of the Reverend Francis M Kip, Jr.

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963

U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945

U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

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