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[courtesy of "K.B."

Application for Iowa WWII Veterans Bonus submitted by John E. Bloomdahl on 12 July 1949.

Grave marker for John E. Bloomdahl in Section 38, Site 301 of the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside (Riverside county), California.

John enlisted in the Army at Camp Dodge, Herrold, IA on 26 October 1943.

Pvt Bloomdahl completed basic training and jump school before being sent overseas.  He transferred from the 11th Replacement Depot to Company G, 508th PIR on 10 August 1944.

Pvt Bloomdahl made the jump into Nijmegen, Holland on 17 September 1944 and was taken prisoner 3 days later.  He was liberated from Stalag 7A after the war ended.

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