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Tec5 Bernard H "Bernie" Heidenfelder
Birth: Apr. 19, 1923
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1944
Manila, Philippines

Technician Fifth Class, 112nd Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army. Entered the service from Missouri. Enlisted 1/21/1943. Killed in Action at age 21. Awarded the Purple Heart.

US Army Leyte Island, Philippine Islands
112th Cavalry Regiment and
112th Regimental Combat Team (RCT)

The 112th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) departed Aitape for Leyte in the Philippines on October 31, 1944.

Nov 14, 1944 - Landed on east coast of Leyte, Philippine Islands. Went into immediate combat attached to 1st Cavalry Division to open Ormac highway. Engaged in bitter fighting over very difficult terrain in Mt. Minoro-Sinayawan area and assisted in capture of Loney and Cananga.

His parents were Paul and Catherine (Meurer) Heidenfelder. He was one of 12 children who survived to adulthood: Finton, Johanna, Paul, Christine, Marie, Margaret (Dolly), Joseph (Bud), Katheryn, Virginia, Bernard, Norbert, and Robert.
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CPL. BERNARD HEIDENFELDER
Killed in action in Leyte, Nov. 30, 1944, husband of Lois Heidenfelder (nee Gilland), father of Geraldine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heidenfelder Sr.

Memorial Requiem High Mass, Tues., March 20, 9a.m. at Notre Dame Church, Wellston, relatives and friends invited.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3/18/1945
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Sgt Bernard Heidenfelder, 21 years old, attached to the mechanized cavalry, was killed in action on Leyte on Nov. 30. He formerly lived with his sister, Mrs. Margaret Elken at 5971 Maple avenue. His wife and daughter live in Orange Heights, Cal.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/27/1944

Married Lois Anita Gilland in 1942. Father of Geraldine Elaine. 
 
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 Parents:
  Paul Henry Heidenfelder (1885 - 1965)
  Catherine Elizabeth Meurer Heidenfelder (1882 - 1968)
 
 Siblings:
  Fintan P. Heidenfelder (1910 - 1990)*
  Johanna C Heidenfelder Hargis (1911 - 1963)*
  Paul John Heidenfelder (1913 - 1976)*
  Christine Frances Heidenfelder Coleman (1915 - 2014)*
  Frances Annie Heidenfelder (1916 - 1916)*
  Mary Heidenfelder (1917 - 1917)*
  Catherine A Heidenfelder (1917 - 1918)*
  Margaret Frances Heidenfelder Garland (1919 - 2002)*
  Marie Gertrude Heidenfelder Hart (1919 - 1994)*
  Joseph Ferdinand Heidenfelder (1920 - 2003)*
  Virginia Heidenfelder Lowry (1921 - 2004)*
  Catherine Elizabeth Heidenfelder Murrell (1922 - 2014)*
  Bernard H Heidenfelder (1923 - 1944)
  Norbert Louis Heidenfelder (1925 - 2001)*
  Robert E Heidenfelder (1928 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Plot B Row 14 Grave 137
 
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Record added: Dec 17, 2004
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