Norman L. Trimmer

The Gazette and Daily
(York, Pennsylvania)
27 January 1945 • Page 3

Died of wounds received in action on 2 January 1945 at Perle, Luxembourg.  Born on 16 May 1923, he entered the service on 27 January 1943 from York, Pennsylvania.  

Pfc. Trimmer was originally a member of the 100th Infantry Division, but was sent to the 6th Armored Division when the 100th Division was striped of personnel to fill the desperate need for replacements in line units in 1944.   

He was seriously wounded in the chest by machine gun fire on 2 January 1945 while he and other members of his company were making an attack on a wooded area in the vicinity of Wardin, Belgium.  Despite being evacuated to a field hospital, he died later that day.

He is buried at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pennsylvania.  He was 21 years old.


Norman L. Trimmer
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 33498883
9th Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division
Entered Service from: New York
Died: 2-jan-1945
Buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pennsylvania
Awards: Purple Heart