Corporal Peter Nikolaisen Aadland (Peder Adland) was born on July 21, 1901 in Åkrehamn, Norway. He was assigned Company D, 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate) (Norwegian). Aadland was a Norwegian immigrant who was born in Akrehamn, Norway and worked as a fisherman. He immigrated to the US (Fairhaven, Massachusetts) in 1938 becoming a citizen after his 1942 enlistment. He is recruited into the 99th Infantry Battalion – a Norwegian-American unit.
Corporal Aadlund was killed in combat near Elbeuf, France on August 26, 1944 when the 99th Infantry Division was attached to the 2nd Armored Division.
FROM FIND A GRAVE: 31157172 AADLAND#PETER##### Corporal Aadland served in the: • United States Army • 99th Infantry Battalion • Company D His Army enlistment date / location / Serial Number was: • July 28, 1942 • Boston, Massachusetts • 31157172 His civilian occupation at enlistment was: • Fisherman / oysterman He was a resident of: • Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts He was the son of: • Peder Nicolai Nilsen Aadland (of Medhaug Kopervik Norge, Norway) (1864 - 1958) • Ragnhild Olsdatter Aadland (1875 - 1948) He was the brother of: • Olene Nikolaisen (07/30/1893 - 08/06/1893) • Lovise Hansen Åadland (08/21/1897 - 12/31/1966)