Edward Louis Henderson was born 13 November 1925 to William Melzer Henderson and Louise Smoker Henderson. Brother of Edna Mae Henderson. He enlisted on January 19, 1944, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. He perished on 25 December 1944 on the Belgium troopship SS Leopoldville when it was torpedoed and sunk by the U-486
Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

262nd Infantry, 66th Division, Company K

Photo courtesy; Mr. Allan Andrade, Leopoldville Historian

 

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 November 1925
  • Date of death: 25 December 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 262nd Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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