Officer Karl Kornblum was killed on August 18, 1944, while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. A recipient of the Purple Heart, he was a private in the 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division. His body is buried at Brittany American Cemetery in St. James, France. A native of Muncie, Indiana, Officer Kornblum was born in the spring of 1911. He was appointed to the Indianapolis Police Department on January 11, 1938, and was detailed from the department to the armed services on December 27, 1943.
Officer Kornblum was survived by his wife, Nina, and his father, sister, and brother. He was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis.
Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission website at www.abmc.gov; Indianapolis Police Department Personnel Records; The Indianapolis News, September 5, 1944