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William Saflarski Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0294

Dates

  • Event: Donated in 2014

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

0.60 Cubic Feet

Biographical / Historical

William A. Saflarski was a soldier in Company C, 103rd Enginee Combat Battalion, of the 28th Infantry Division. The division was activated in February 1941 at Camp Livingston, Louisiana. It trained in five southern states before being sent to England, arriving in October 1943. The division landed in Normandy July 22, 1944, seven weeks after the D-Day landings. Saflarski died July 31, 1944 at St. Lo, France during Operation Cobra, the offensive that secured an Allied victory in the Normandy campaign.

Saflarski was the "beloved son of Joseph and Lena (Duszynski), dear brother of Frances, Adeline and Alice, brother-in-law of Thomas Buckley, Edward Panek and Clarence Hauserman." He is interned at St. Adalbert's Church in Chicago, IL.

Sources:

"SAFLARSKI" obituary. Chicago Tribune, 13 February 1948.

"28th Infantry Division (United States)." 2018. Wikipedia. Online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/28th_Infantry_Division_(United_States)#World_War_II

"Camp Livingston." 2018. Wikipedia. Online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Livingston'>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Livingston

Arrangement

This collections consists of a single item housed in a clamshell box.
Title
Guide to the William Saflarski Collection

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository

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