DEBEER, EDWIN - Norman County, Minnesota | EDWIN DEBEER - Minnesota Gravestone Photos

Edwin DEBEER

Ada Cemetery
Norman County,
Minnesota

MINNESOTA
PVT INFANTRY
WORLD WAR II
APRIL 6, 1920 - JULY 4, 1944

enlisted 6 May 1936
Killed in Action
508 Parachute Infantry Regiment

The 508 PIR jumped into Normandy on June 6, 1944, and portions of the unit remained in contact with German forces until relieved on July 7, 1944. The 508's initial strength on D-Day was 2,056 paratroopers. It suffered 1,061 casualties- 307 of those were deaths.

Contributed on 7/17/16 by corgigeniejo
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Record #: 1202

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Submitted: 7/17/16 • Approved: 7/18/16 • Last Updated: 7/18/16 • R1202-G0

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