Berntsen, Walter - U.S. Army

Unga, Alaska

Walter Berntsen, S Sgt TC, was born 15 Jan 1918, his parents were John and Margaret (Creevden) Berntsen.  

Walter joined the U.S. Army 14 Nov 1941, he served in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II with the Alaska Transport Harbor Craft Service Unit.   He also served in the vicinity of Whittier and Cordova, Alaska.

Walter was a commerical fisherman in the Shumagin Islands and a trapper on Mainland Alaska.  

Status: deceased, 13 Oct 1944 DNB

Photo courtesy:  1. Gale Gardner                                

 2. International Wargraves Photography Project

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