James G. Snitzer
|James G. Snitzer|
Photo of James Snitzer from 1943 Beverly Hills High School yearbook
|Died||22 March 1945
|Other names||Jimmy Snitzer|
James G. Snitzer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio 1926 to Louis A. Snitzer and Marie Donahue Snitzer. During his youth the Snitzer family lived in Cincinnati., but the Snitzers eventually relocated to California and developed strong connections to the Hollywood film industry. His father Louis was a Hollywood agent, who represented such clients as actor Buster Crabbe, and his sister Miriam Snitzer was a film actress. Snitzer played numerous youthful film roles. The Snitzer family resided on Benedict Canyon Road in Beverly Hills, California. In 1943 James Snitzer graduated from Beverly Hills High School.
Snitzer enlisted in the United States Army at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California on 12 November 1943. In 1944 he was deployed to Europe as a member of the U.S. Army, 413rd Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division He reached the rank of Private First Class and had the service number 19203598. Snitzer was killed in action in Asbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany on 22 March 1945.
Snitzer was survived by his parents, a sister and a brother, who is named Louis. He is buried at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
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