2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2020 10:56 PM by Elliot Schneider

    Seeking unit & records of Harry Ellis

    Denise Robinson Newbie

      Hello, I am trying to find the unit of Pvt. Harry George Ellis (Service # 33733065) who was killed in action on 14 November 1944 in Italy. He was from Maryland, an only child- so there are no immediate family members to ask what unit or division he may have been with. Any suggestions on how to find his unit?  Thank you so very much!

        • Re: Seeking unit & records of Harry Ellis
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Robinson,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          The information you seek may be contained in his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF). IDPFs from 1940-1976 for personnel with surnames that begin with A-L are in the custody of the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL), P.O. Box 38757, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. For access to these records, please contact RL-SL via email at stl.archives@nara.gov.

           

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          • Re: Seeking unit & records of Harry Ellis
            Elliot Schneider Navigator

            Denise,

             

            Here is some information below.

             

            Harry served as a Private with the U.S. Army during World War II. Also checked the WWII registry for Memorial in D.C and looks like a Arthur Lohrmann a cousin had honored him

            If you know the Lohrmann family maybe try and reach out to them.for additional information.

             

            But here is what I found. He also buried in Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikeville, Baltimore, MD.

             

            He resided in Anne Arundel County, Maryland prior to the war.

             

            He enlisted in the Army on August 14, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Bookkeeper and/or cashier and also as Single, without dependents.

             

            He was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

             

            His remains were returned to the US from the Mediterranean aboard the transport Eric G. Gibson.

             

            Service # 33733065

             

            Son of Louise Lohrmann Ellis and James A. Ellis.

             

             

             

            Thanks,

             

            Elliot Schneider