Thursday, June 9, 2016

PFC Thaddeus E. Miazgoski

PFC Thaddeus E. Miazgoski was born in 1915 in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. He was the 2nd of the 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, born to Sigmund and Josephine (Golembiewski) Miazgoski (also spelled "Miazkoski"). His father was from Czermin, Podkarpackie, Poland and his maternal grandparents were also natives of Poland. His father worked as a "polisher" in a factory for many years and reported a 1939 income of $1560. By 1940, Thaddeus was also working in a factory, doing what we do not know, but he reported a 1939 income of $1200. Only the oldest child, a sister, had married and left the home, and his younger sister worked in an office and reported a 1939 income of $1020. By the standards of the time the family was fairly well off and his father owned their home at 723 Kingsland Avenue which was valued at $4000.

Thaddeus was working in a machine shop when he was drafted in May 1942. After his initial training he was sent to England and assigned to K Company 116th Infantry. He trained with that unit in England for the amphibious landing that would be part of the invasion of occupied France. He was a part of that operation on 6 Jun 1944. PFC Miazgoski was wounded on 8 Jun 1944 and died of his wound(s) on 9 Jun 1944.

PFC Miazgoski is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.

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