FULL NAME:

Edwin B. Flexer

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

33025570

  • DATE OF BIRTH: July 3rd, 1917
  • DATE OF DEATH: August 1st, 1944
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    38th Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company L, 3rd Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt.)
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 1944), ✭ Northern France Campaign (25 July – 14 September 1944)

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Killed in action (KIA)
  • DATE:
    August 1st, 1944
  • LOCATION:
    France
  • NOTES:
    On August 1st, 38th Infantry Regiment was attacking near Souleuvre river in direction of the city Vire, France.
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File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)

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Source: aad.archives.gov/aad/
SOLDIER RECORD:
Field Title Value Meaning
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 33025570 33025570
NAME FLEXER#EDWIN#B########## FLEXER#EDWIN#B##########
RESIDENCE: STATE 32 PENNSYLVANIA
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 101 PHILADELPHIA
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 3295 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 27 27
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 01 01
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41 41
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 0 Undefined Code
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 32 PENNSYLVANIA
YEAR OF BIRTH 17 17
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 1 1 year of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 415 Weavers, textile
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0599 0599
FILM REEL NUMBER 2.263 2.263
ARTICLES

S/Sgt. Edwin B. Flexer – KIA August 1st, 1944

Some weeks ago we were contacted by family of S/Sgt. Edwin B. Flexer, a member of Company L, 38th Infantry Regiment. His family found our post, published on February 10, where we presented the signed card with Thanksgiving Dinner Menu of Company L. This card was printed in Fort Sam Houston in November 1941 and was signed by 40 members of Company L. It was a great surprise for everyone when Flexer family have found that S/Sgt. Edwin Flexer signed our copy almost 78 years ago. We talked with Rev. Ned Flexer, the son of S/Sgt. Edwin B. Flexer and together we would like to present you the remarkable story of S/Sgt. Edwin Flexer and his family. ROSTER PROFILE Edwin Flexer was born on July 3, 1917 in Philadelphia, state Pennsylvania. He had six siblings (three brothers and three sisters). Although Edwin lived in the city, he loved horses and spent a lot of time at a stable where he…