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William Diefenbach III

William Charles DiefenbachAge: 22 years19221944

Name
William Charles Diefenbach
Birth January 3, 1922 23 20
Birth of a brotherEugene Gerald Diefenbach
October 15, 1926 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterDolores Lorraine Diefenbach
September 2, 1930 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterElsie June Diefenbach
January 30, 1933 (Age 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Charles Diefenbach
February 23, 1939 (Age 17 years)
Publication: Tombstone transcriptions from the beginning of the 1990's.
Military Service
US Navy

Note: Served aboard the destroyer USS Rich (DE695).
Death June 8, 1944 (Age 22 years)
Cause of death: Killed in action when the USS Rich hit 3 mines while screening heavy ships. The Rich broke in half and sank 8 miles off Utah Beach. William along with 88 other crewmembers died at sea.
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William Diefenbach IIIWilliam Charles Diefenbach
Birth: January 3, 1922 23 20St. Louis, Missouri
Death: June 8, 1944Utah Beach, , , France
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BirthSherry Lynn Sweet
Military ServiceSherry Lynn Sweet
NameSherry Lynn Sweet
DeathSherry Lynn Sweet
SourceSherry Lynn Sweet
Military Service
Served aboard the destroyer USS Rich (DE695). Serial # 6683615, Rate: Cox, Code: 6421
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