William Saflarski Collection
- 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 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
0.60 Cubic Feet
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- Guide to the William Saflarski Collection
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