John P. Maurer

John Maurer was born in New York in about 1924 to Mary and Philip Maurer. He had an older brother, Thomas and an older sister, Rose. The family later moved to North Bergen, NJ and then to Teaneck, NJ.

John attended high school for three years. He enlisted in the Army in July of 1943. He served as a Private in the 409th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Division.

This courageous soldier was killed in action on November 16,1944,¬†probably in an area west of St. Die¬† in eastern France during the Division’s drive through the Voges Mountains. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and lies buried in the Epinal American Cemetery in France.

WWII Scrapbook

  1. October 28, 1945

Ancestry.com

  1. 1930 United States Federal Census
  2. 1940 United States Federal Census
  3. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about John P. Maurer
  4. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
  5. U. S., Headstone and Interment Records for U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 for John P. Maurer

HistorySthos InfoArt Website

  1. US Army Divisions in World War II: 103rd Infantry Division

American Battle Monuments Commission

  1. John P. Maurer

fold3.com (Historical Military Records)

  1. WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualty List - New Jersey

National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website

  1. War Department Files - PVT John P. Maurer
  2. Overseas American Cemeteries - John P. Maurer

Find A Grave Website

  1. Pvt John P. Maurer