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This was one I recently picked up from ebay. I missed the first time but they relisted it the second after the first winner was from overseas. Glad to have it . The center piece is his POW tag from Stalag VII A and his engraved cigarette case.

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Brandyn

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Always looking 33rd infantry division items as well as named items from Illinois but particulary Northern Illinois especially northwest Illinois

 

 

 

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Some more pictures.

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Brandyn

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Always looking 33rd infantry division items as well as named items from Illinois but particulary Northern Illinois especially northwest Illinois

 

 

 

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Will have to put the little research I did on him line when dig it back up. Last 2 pictures of his pow tag.

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Brandyn

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Always looking 33rd infantry division items as well as named items from Illinois but particulary Northern Illinois especially northwest Illinois

 

 

 

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Nice group Brandyn! I totally missed seeing it on Ebay!

 

Kurt

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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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thanks, it probably helped me get it! Even though as I said I did have a second chance at it after I was runner up the first time.

Nice group Brandyn! I totally missed seeing it on Ebay!

Kurt

 

Always looking 33rd infantry division items as well as named items from Illinois but particulary Northern Illinois especially northwest Illinois

 

 

 

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Here is what I found in NARA

 

Field Title Value Meaning
SERIAL NUMBER 36711527 36711527
NAME E L E N Z BERNARD V E L E N Z BERNARD V
GRADE, ALPHA PFC Private First Class
GRADE CODE 7 Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide or Private First Class or Ensign or Second Class, Seaman
SERVICE CODE 1 ARMY
ARM OR SERVICE INF Infantry
ARM OR SERVICE CODE 10 INF: INFANTRY
DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) 08 08
DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) 08 08
DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) 4 1944
RACIAL GROUP CODE 1 WHITE
STATE OF RESIDENCE 61 Illinois
TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
PARENT UNIT NUMBER
PARENT UNIT TYPE
AREA 70 European Theatre
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) 21 21
LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) 07 07
LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) 5 1945
SOURCE OF REPORT 1 Individual has been reported through sources considered official.
STATUS 8 Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
DETAINING POWER 1 GERMANY
CAMP 048 Stalag 13D Nuremburg (Oflag 73) Bavaria 49-11
REP
POW TRANSPORT SHIPS

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thanks for the comments everyone I was excited to get it.

 

John thanks for info off ancestery I need to get my ancestory account renewed.

 

Here is the info off find a grave

 

Birth: Jun. 8, 1922
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA Death: Sep. 3, 2007
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Cook County
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B e r n a r d V i n c e n t E l e n z, son of J o h n E m i l E l e n z and E l i z a b e t h M a r g a r e t N e u b a u e r. He married L o r r e t t a "E t t a" T h e r e s a R y a n daughter of W i l l i a m A. R y a n and M a r y O ' M a l l e y / R y a n about 1938. Have not found a marriage certificate as of yet but as soon as I have I will post the date. They have one son, J o h n P.
Information I have is from the R y a n side of the family stating that B e r n a r d and L o r r e t t a are buried here at All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Des Plaines, Cook Co. IL.

Burial:
All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
Des Plaines
Cook County
Illinois, USA

 

 

thanks,

Brandyn

Always looking 33rd infantry division items as well as named items from Illinois but particulary Northern Illinois especially northwest Illinois

 

 

 

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Very nice group. Great tags with it. Congrats!

 

JD

AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Brandyn,

Looks like he was a retread in the Korean War as well so it may be a little heard to get detail on his file:

 

 

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 8 Jun 1922

Death Date: 3 Sep 2007

Branch 1: ARMY

Enlistment Date 1: 1 Jan 1951

Release Date 1: 1 Jan 1953

 

I will see what I can find out as far as the ship he came home on.

Regards,

John

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thanks for the help.

BRandyn

Brandyn,

Looks like he was a retread in the Korean War as well so it may be a little heard to get detail on his file:

 

 

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 8 Jun 1922

Death Date: 3 Sep 2007

Branch 1: ARMY

Enlistment Date 1: 1 Jan 1951

Release Date 1: 1 Jan 1953

 

I will see what I can find out as far as the ship he came home on.

Regards,

John

 

Always looking 33rd infantry division items as well as named items from Illinois but particulary Northern Illinois especially northwest Illinois

 

 

 

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