Pfc. Boleslaw Korona   

Mil#  31073577

Enlisted: 19 March 1942, Ft. Devens, MA

1st Platoon Recon. Company 643rd TD BN.








Born: 10 December 1915    Place: Grafton, MA

Died: 12 April 1945     Place: Barby, Germany


Date of Temp Burial: 19 April 1945   at: American Military Cemetery Margraten (Netherlands)

Location: Plot: EE.  Row: 9.  Grave: 208.

Date of final Burial: 23 December 1948   at: American Military Cemetery Margraten (Netherlands)

Location: Plot: D. Row: 18. Grave: 20.


Father: Wladyslau "Walter" Korona 

Mother: Helen Korona-Tomkiewicz

Sisters: Stella Briand ( 29 Aug. 1910 - 31 Jan. 1990) and Olga Ryngiewicz (17 Nov. 1913 - 13 Mar. 2004)

Brother: Teddy Korona (1919)

Niece: Marjorie M. Briand (1929)


Last known address Mrs. Stella Briand: 18 Greenlawn Ave. Fisherville, MA

Last known address Mrs. Olga Ryngiewicz: 13 River Ave. Farnumsville, MA





Purple Heart           Bronze Star




On April 12th 1945 around 1500 hours 1st Platoon of the Recon Company 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion left the hamlet Wespen driving on the secondary road leading east into the city of Barby, just as the Platoon approached almost the outskirts west of Barby three jeeps and two (M8) Armored cars received a heavy burst of fire from out the city outskirts, wounding quite a few men and later proved 5 men were killed, Boleslaw was one of them.


Boleslaw's grave at AMC Margraten, Netherlands




Marjorie is Stella Briand-Korona's daughter,  Boleslaw's niece. I hope that she's still alive and anybody who knows her or has any information about her, please contact me.. !!




Info/picture from Yearbook University Amherst, MA (Class of 1951)

MARJORIE M. BRIAND. "Marge" Home Economics. 18 Greenlown Ave., Farnumsville, Mass. Born In 1929 at Worcester, Mass. Entered from Classical High. Activities: New- man Club 1,2,3,4; Carnival Committee 2; 4-H Club 1,2,3 Secretary; Home Economics Club 1,2,3.4; Koppo Kappa Gamma 1,2,3,4 (Social Chairman 3)