Private – United States Army
DOD: October 18, 1944
Pvt Diefendorf was Killed in Action in Italy on October 18, 1944. He was previously listed as missing in action. Pvt Diefendorf entered service in October 1943 and received his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. In February, 1944, he left Fort Meade for overseas. He received additional training in Italy in mountain climbing and was a radio operator.
Before entering service he was employed in the physics laboratory of East Alton Manufacturing Co.
PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. Frank Diefendorf
SPOUSE: Emm Rhea Diefendorf, 237 9th Street, Wood River