Alfonso, Jafet

Date of birth:
1918 (Cuba)
Date of death:
September 20th, 1944 (Wyler, the Netherlands)
Mentioned on:
Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Service number:
32 002 285
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Private 1st Class Jafet Alfonso served with Company B, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He formally is listed as missing in action since September 18th, 1945. On October 2nd, 1944 he was reported killed in action on September 20th, 1944 at Wyler near Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
Company B, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All-American", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1944
Awarded for:
Operation Market Garden
Action:
Jafet Alfonso was killed in action during a German artillery bombardment on the junction at Wyler, his team was defending.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Purple Heart

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