The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Headquarters Company 1st Battalion

Pfc John R Bergendahl
Service # 31277056
Pfc Bergendahl was born in 1922 in New Jersey and was killed in action on June 6, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.

Pfc Bergendahl is the son of Lena Bergendahl [b 1886 in Sweden].

Pfc John R BergendahlThe 1930 US Census for Newark, Essex County, New Jersey shows John residing at #64 South 10th St with his mother.

Pfc Bergendahl enlisted in the Army on Dec 30, 1942 at Hartford Conn. His enlistment records states John was a high school graduate and was single.

Pfc Bergendahl was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].

Pfc Bergendahl is interred the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France at Plot E Row 23 Grave 34.(pictured above right).


{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}