BLOCK, Lawrence

BLOCK, Lawrence

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BLOCK, Lawrence (Larry)

Servicenumber: 19082844

 

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Age: 24
Born: 4 January 1921, California
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Family:

Faye M. Block (wife)
Yvonne Chicarella (stepdaughter)

Rank: Private First Class
Function: Expert Infantrymen
Regiment: 12th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division – Transport: 4th Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: A Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
(Serialnumber, MACR, etc.)
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Date of death: 30 March 1945
Status: POW/DNB
Place of death: Brandenburg, Prussia 52-13, Germany
Spot: Stalag 3A and work camps (Also Oflag 3-6) Luckenwalde (was originally interrogation center)
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Walls of the Missing
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Biography: -
Other information: Pfc Lawrence Block enlisted from San Francisco, California on 10 February 1942.
He was a prisoner of war, report date 17 December 1944. His POW number was 094 532/XI A. He and other American POW´s were trading goods, mostly food with other POW´s from other camps nearby and were caught on their way back to their own camp. Lawrence was shot in the abdoment in the night of 29-30 March while allegedly attempting to escape, according to a German guard Paul Buch. He was immediately treated by a Soviet doctor and taken to the prison hospital where he died at 0240 hours.

Source of information: Astrid van Erp, Peter Schouteten, Danny van der Groen, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.fold3.com, www.ancestry.com  

Photo source: Peter Schouteten