Major William Richard Carpenter
We are Dennis and Gerda from the Netherlands.
Together as a family we have adopted soldiers who are buried on the American War Cemeteries in Belgium and the Netherlands.
For these heroes we made a tribute which we wanted to share with you:
But know we are looking for information of one of our adopted soldiers and we hoped that you might could help us. It’s about:
Major William Richard Carpenter (he was named Billy)
Born: 30 Jan. 1917 Crawford, Antilope county Nebraska.
Died 12 April 1945 (together with Charles L Bannett who also is buried on the Margraten Cemetery at plot C Row 10 Grave 30)
William’s Army Serial Number : O-450256
Unit: 505th Prcht Inf 82nd Abn Div
William was the son of:
Denver Ellis Carpenter 1883-1949 farmer and passed away in Omaha, Douglas Nebraska.
and Helen Catherine Grabow 1890-1960
Clair Carpenter 1914-
Dorothy Carpenter 1919-
Daniel Edward Carpenter 1921- 1980
Robert Carpenter 1925
Mary Carpenter 1930
Major William Richard Carpenter is Missing in Action and his name is Memorialized on the Walls of Missing at the Margraten War Cemetery. See his tribute:
We hope you can help us finding more information of William Richard Carpenter of might find his family.
Dennis and Gerda