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George Toriello sent me this information on George Inch December 5, 2017, from information obtained from <U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, <1928-1962> <Ancestry.com> <Federal Census>.

George Inch’s name is on the the Original Wall Unit list with Gold Star, the
1946 Hackensack High School Yearbook Dedication page and the Plaque at City Hall, which
honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during their service.

George Inch was born April 3, 1913, and his family resided in Brooklyn at the time. According to the 1930 Census which would have been around his junior or senior year in High School He was living with his family in Hackensack, renting a place on 175 Berry Street and he had a sister Helen.  The 1940 census shows George Inch moved, but was still renting in Hackensack at 303 Park Street and his sister Helen was at same address. George Inch would have been around 27 years old in 1940.
George Inch enlisted into the service on September 16, 1940. George Inch served in the United States Army Air Corps, rose to the rank of Sergeant, with Company F.113th Infantry 44th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment.

George Inch was reported as a prisoner of war in Europe, somewhere in France or Germany on
April 29, 1944. George Inch died three months later while a prisoner of war on July 27, 1944. 
POW status makes you automatically eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery
if remains are recovered.

George Inch was repatriated to Arlington National Cemetery on January 26, 1949 and his
headstone reads:

GEORGE INCH
SERGEANT 8TH INFANTRY 
NEW JERSEY WORLD WAR II

Click here to view Gravestone at Arlington National Cemetery.

Written by:
Bob Meli
July 4, 2018

 

Background image of American Soldiers in German prison camps during World War II obtained from:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3067988/Let-s-Nazi-dogs-Enraged-horrors-Dachau-concentration-camp-arriving-liberate-WWII-prisoners-American-soldiers-executed-50-Germans-cold-blood-reveals-new-book.html