PRIVATE WENDELL L. ANDERSON, 31363638 KIA
PRIVATE WENDELL L. ANDERSON, 31363638 KIA US Army. Private Anderson attended Bayview Academy, Goldboro, Nova Scotia. He came to Haverhill in 1941 to live with his aunt and was employed at the Haverhill Boxboards Co. He enlisted in the Army July 8, 1943, and after initial processing at Fort Devens, Mass., was assigned to the Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Croft, S. C. After a brief furlough at home he was stationed at Ft. Meade, Md., and from there shipped overseas December 20, 1943. He served in Company L, 38th Infantry, 2nd Division. He was stationed in Wales until June, 1944, when he participated in the landings on D-Day at Normandy as a machine gunner in a heavy weapons company. He was killed in action on June 12, 1944, at Treviere, France, while with the First Army. Private Anderson is buried in a military cemetery at LaCambe, France. He leaves his father, Mr. Oland C. Anderson, 19 Perkins St., Gloucester, Mass., and mother, Mrs. Laurier MacLellan, Canada.
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