James G. Snitzer

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James G. Snitzer
1943 Beverly Hills High School year book . Jim Snitzer p. 52 - upload.png
Photo of James Snitzer from 1943 Beverly Hills High School yearbook
Born 1926
Died 22 March 1945
Asbach, Germany
Other names Jimmy Snitzer
Occupation Actor

James George Snitzer (1926 – 22 March 1945), also known as Jimmy Snitzer or Jim Snitzer, was an American film actor.[1][2] He was killed while serving with the United States Army in 1945.[1]

Life[edit]

James G. Snitzer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio 1926 to Louis A. Snitzer and Marie Donahue Snitzer.[3][4][5] During his youth the Snitzer family lived in Cincinnati.,[3] but the Snitzers eventually relocated to California and developed strong connections to the Hollywood film industry. His father Louis was a Hollywood agent,[2][6] who represented such clients as actor Buster Crabbe,[7] and his sister Miriam Snitzer was a film actress.[1][8] Snitzer played numerous youthful film roles.[1] The Snitzer family resided on Benedict Canyon Road in Beverly Hills, California.[6] In 1943 James Snitzer graduated from Beverly Hills High School.[9]

Snitzer enlisted in the United States Army at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California on 12 November 1943.[4] In 1944 he was deployed to Europe as a member of the U.S. Army, 413rd Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division[2][10][11][12] He reached the rank of Private First Class[6][10][11] and had the service number 19203598.[12][13] Snitzer was killed in action in Asbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany on 22 March 1945.[2][6][10][11][12][13]

Snitzer was survived by his parents, a sister and a brother, who is named Louis.[2] He is buried at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium.[11][13] He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Truitt, Evelyn Mack (1977). Who was who on screen. New York: Bowker. pp. 429–430. 9780835209144. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Services List Casualties". Los Angeles Times. 19 April 1945. pp. A1. 
  3. ^ a b Year: 1930; Census Place: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: 1811; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 485; Image: 766.0. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
  4. ^ a b "SNITZER, James G". Fields of Honor - Database. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Mother's name appears as Marie in 1920 Census.Year: 1920;Census Place: Cincinnati Ward 3, Hamilton, Ohio; Roll: T625_1389; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 68; Image: 477. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d "Families Hear of G.I. Deaths". Los Angeles Times. 11 April 1945. pp. A3. 
  7. ^ Vermilye, Jerry (2008). Buster Crabbe: A Biofilmography. Jefferson: McFarland. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-7864-3605-7. 
  8. ^ "Obituary 1 -- No Title". Los Angeles Times. 11 September 1966. pp. B8. 
  9. ^ Watchtower. Beverly Hills High School. 1943. p. 52. 
  10. ^ a b c "James G. Snitzer". National World War II Memorial. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c d "TIMBERWOLF ARTIFACTS K.I.A. MEMORIAL PAGE 4-HONORING THOSE KILLED IN ACTION SERVINGWITH THE W.W.II. 104TH ARMY INFANTRY DIVISION.". Archived from the original on 5 February 2004. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  12. ^ a b c "PFC James G. Snitzer". National World War II Memorial. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Los Angeles County". National Archives and Records Administration. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2009.