PVT James Yanchuk WWII 504th paratrooper
I am trying to find the circumstance of death and the burial location of PVT. James Yanchuk 32187594 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment HQ/2 of the 82nd airborne division KIA 8-11-43 in Sicily (name is spelled Yanchuck in 504 records but Yanchuk on enlistment records.) He was born 1919 in Canada. Enlisted into US military 11-10-41 at Fort Dix, NJ. Was not a US citizen at the time. Grammar school education and was not married. James is on the Somerset County NJ WWII casualty list. Phone calls to Yanchuks/Yanchucks in Somerset County turned up no relatives and I had no luck finding him when several cemteries and funeral homes in Somerset were phoned. I looked in Canada gen sites where there are several Yanchuks buried but could find no leads. Somerset County Library has no record of him nor could they find an obit for him on microfilm. James is not listed on the WWII Memorial Registry. I don't know where else to look.
Can anyone help?
Mrs. Kathleen Buttke
Niece of PVT Walter Muszynski 504 PIR I Co.
KIA 9-20-44 Nijmegen, Holland