Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Harris, D.)

Release No: 19-063 April 23, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Army Pfc. Dewey W. Harris, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 16, 2019.

(Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.)

In November 1944, Harris was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 14, 1944, after fierce combat in the Hürtgen Forest, near the village of Simonskall, in Germany. Due to ongoing combat operations and extensive land mines throughout the forest American forces were unable to search for him. On Nov. 15, 1945, the War Department declared him deceased.

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