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He was KIA or DOW on 13 Apr 1945, according to the overseas headstone application he was with the 741st TNK BN, awarded the Purple Heart. If you want you can use a SF-180 and request his IDPF file this sometimes will show how he was KIA, DOW.
He is currently buried at Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial.
Thanks for your reply!
Yes, your information is correct: Sgt Fryer was KIA on April 13 1945.
He died after his tank was hit by a German bazooka on this day.
Do you maybe know how I can find out if Sgt Fryer was a member of C-company on D-Day and if he was in a sunken DD-tank of his battalion? I think this isn't written down in his IDPF-file.
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Dear Jori Videc,
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We searched the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 407) and located field orders and a journal for June 1944 of the 741st Tank Battalion. These files may provide additional information about the unit on D-Day. For access to and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at email@example.com.
To determine if Sgt. Fryer was with his unit on D-Day, we suggest that you request the unit’s morning reports. Morning reports for Army units from November 1, 1912 to 1959 are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL). For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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