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187th Engineer Combat Battalion 1943-45- Novie N. Ross

187th Engineer Combat Battalion 1943-45- Novie N. Ross
187th Engineer Plaque

Comments: Killed by a tank mine in Waldfeucht, Germany.


This is the exact location of the mine exploding on Feb. 22, 1945

Abbey Lilbosch in Echt was during World War II occupied by the Germans. At the abbey is a bunker chapel that was used as a shelter.
Bunker used by Germans in the rear of the Abbey
German officers used the building as headquarters in Waldfeucht,
Geul-line Casemate 40

Novie N. Ross

Rank: Private

Serial Number: 39921827

Unit: 187th Engineer Combat Battalion

Date of Death: 1945-02-22

State: Washington Cemetery: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten

N Plot: O Row: Grave: Decoration: Purple Heart

On February 22, 1945, the 187th encountered a land mine by a destroyed German tank which killed one officer, and 3 enlisted men.

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