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Pfc  Joseph E Zukowski

Pfc Joseph E Zukowski

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Joseph Edward Zukowski, son of Deonisi John and Michalina (Morawska) Zukowski, was born January 30, 1917 in New Britain, Connecticut. Both of his parents immigrated from Poland. His mother died in 1925 when he was 8 years old leaving 3 small boys, Joseph and his 2 older brothers, Stanley and Edward. He registered for the draft on October 16, 1940. At that time he was living in Hartford, Connecticut and working at the Underwood-Elliott Fisher Company. He was inducted into the Army December 7, 1943 at Hartford, Connecticut.

He joined Company F, 134th Infantry Regiment from the 86th Replacement Depot on July 30, 1944 and served as a Light Machine Gunner. When he joined the Regiment, they were fighting near Conde-sur-Vire, about 6 miles south of St Lo, France. He was promoted to Private First Class on August 21, 1944. Pfc Joseph E Zukowski was reported missing as of September 11. It was later confirmed that he had been killed in action September 23, 1944 in the vicinity of Nancy, France. He is buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint Avold, France.

Joseph, Edward and Stanley Zukowski

3 Brothers - Joseph, Edward and Stanley Zukowski 

Letter sent to his brother Edward while he was stationed in England, prior to joining the 134th Infantry Regiment

Thanks to Nancy Dube, daughter of Edward Zukowski, for this information about her uncle.

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