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 Deathly Quiet

Early Saturday morning December 30, 1944 at 7:00 a.m. a bombing and strafing attack hit the 101st in and around Bastogne.  Including in the attack were Company B soldiers from the 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion (C) asleep were asleep in their billet.  Five of the soldiers in Company B were killed and two severely wounded.

The five killed were Sergeants Henry J. Aper and William R. Bopp, Corporal Calbert M. Jones and two Privates, William G. Myrick and Henry R. Ravencraft.  The two wounded were Privates Edward H. Neilsen and William B. Engle.

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Sources:

Leonard Rapport and Arthur Northwood, Jr. Rendezvous With Destiny:  A History of The 101st Airborne Division (Greenville, TX:  101st Airborne Division Association,  1948), 609.

326th Airborne Engineer Battalion (C) Morning Report

Hospital Admission Card Data Files

 

Brian N. Siddall
February 25, 2023


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