PARTLOW Carl . A, Private, 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion, US. Army

Carl PARTLOW was born on august the 18th 1918, at Hartford City, Indiana. 

He was a member of the Hartford City High School Class of 1936.  Part of his left thumb was cut off by a grinder at a local meat company in Hartford City.He then was an apprentice barber in Hartford City following in his father’s occupation.  He was working for Shell Oil Company in Dayton, OH when he registered for the draft listing. Carl joined the military from Ohio on 1 Aug 1941 and had been stationed at Camp Forrest, TN.  He is attached to the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion rank of Private. He was eventually sent to Newport News and sent overseas.  On 22 Jun 1943, his convoy anchored in the bay at Mers-El-Khebir near Oran, Algeria where the men disembarked and underwent rigorous physical training in the hope of toughening them for combat experience.   On 26 Sep 1943, word was received by his parents that Carl had arrived safely in Africa. He then participate to the Sicily campaign, Naples/Foggia and Rome/Arno.


After landing on southern France, 15th of august 1944 he have been killed in action on the 20th of september 1944, by a fractured skull in a vehicle accident.

He is burried at Epinal Lorraine American Cemetery on Plot A, Row 22 grave 32.