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William Saflarski Collection

Identifier: A-0294


  • Event: Donated in 2014

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

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.


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

"28th Infantry Division (United States)." 2018. Wikipedia. Online at

"Camp Livingston." 2018. Wikipedia. Online at'>


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This collections consists of a single item housed in a clamshell box.

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Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository