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Pvt. Anthony A Laskowski

60th Engineers Combat Battalion, Company B

Pvt Anthony A Laskowski 

Anthony Andrew Laskowski was born November 30, 1913 at Moosic, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering military service he worked for the Works Project Administration (WPA). He was married to Evelyn Polkosnik. He was inducted into the Army March 9, 1944 at Fort Meade, Maryland. After induction he was stationed at Camp Blanding, Florida from March 15 to July 18, 1944 and Fort Meade, Maryland from July 19 - August 5, 1944. He departed for the ETO August 11, 1944. Pvt Anthony A Laskowski served in Company B, 60th Engineer Combat Battalion.

The night of October 10, 1944, the 60th Engineer Combat Battalion, 35th Infantry Division, was laying down a mine field near Ajoncourt, about 18 miles northeast of Nancy, France. Trucks carrying the mines were parked along the Moselle River just south of town. At about 11 PM that night one of the trucks exploded, causing another truck and nearby stacks of mines and other ammunition to also explode. Thirty-three men died in that explosion and fourteen were wounded. Pvt Anthony A Laskowski is one of the men who was killed in that explosion. He remains missing in action and is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France.

Ajoncourt, France explosion disaster

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