I'm trying to find the family of Tec/4 Edward W. Gruss, ASN: 33003315, 46th Tank Battalion, 13th Armored Division. Tec/4 Edward W. Gruss DOW (died of wounds) on April 18, 1945.
Tec/4 Gruss entered the service from Baltimore, MD on February 12, 1941.
He was born November 6, 1914 and before entering the service he was living in Baltimore City, MD.
Listed as his beneficiaries were his mother, Mrs. Mary B. Gruss (address 1945, 902 Light Street, Baltimore, MD) and his sister Helen Gruss (same address).
I found the Gruss family in the 1930 census of Baltimore City. Mother Mary B. Gruss (1882, nee McNaney), George L. Gruss (1902), Leo Gruss (1906), Alice Gruss (1908), Helen Gruss (1910), Edward Gruss (1914), Bernard Gruss (1916) and Mary B. Gruss (1918). Father George L. Gruss (1875/76) passed away on January 31, 1920 and is buried at New Cathedral Cemetery in Baltimore, MD.
Listed in the SSDI is a Mary B. Gruss who passed away in January 1996. I requested the obituary but she is not related. Gruss was her married name and not her maiden name.
Tec/4 Edward W. Gruss is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery and his grave is adopted. The adoptive family would like to get in touch with the Gruss family.
Looking forward to hear from anyone who can help us.