Burial record and grave marker for William E. Spess
in Lot V, Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown (Lehigh county), Pennsylvania.
William enlisted at Camp Lockett, Campo, CA on 30 November
On 6 August 1943 Pvt Spess was transferred
from the Parachute School to Company F, 508th PIR. Then on 2 September
he was transferred to Replacement Station 970 per orders from Hq ABC.
Spess was reported as wounded in action by the National Jewish Welfare Board
based on an entry in the War Department Release, Feb 28 1945 but he actual
date of the event was not shown.
1950 William applied for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans bonus and was
awarded $500 for his service period of 44 months, 19 of which was overseas.