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U.S. Army Personnel Killed in the Malmedy Massacre at Baugnez Crossroads, Belgium, 17 December 1944

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U.S. Army Personnel Killed in the Malmédy Massacre
at
Baugnez Crossroads, Belgium, 17 December 1944

Medical Department Personnel:

Killed in Action (7):

200th Field Artillery Battalion:

Pfc. Elmer W. Wald
Medic

546th Ambulance Company (Motor)

Company Headquarters, one-half of the 2d Platoon (5 ambulances), & the 10 ambulances of the 3d Platoon were located in Waimes, Belgium, assigned to the 180th Medical Battalion, 134th Medical Group, V Corps, as a reserve and supporting medical evacuation from 1st Hospitalization Unit, 47th Field Hospital, at Waimes and via Belgian Route N32 through Waimes from the clearing station of the 99th Infantry Division, V Corps, at Nidrum, Belgium, to the 44th and 67th Evacuation Hospitals in Malmédy, Belgium.

The ambulances of both the 546th and 575th Ambulance Companies were headed east on Belgian Route N32 from Malmédy to Waimes when they were captured at Baugnez crossroads by the elements of the Kampfgruppe Peiper, 1st SS Panzer Division, Liebstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler.

Pvt. Keston E. Mullen
Ambulance orderly

Tec 5 Dayton E. Wusterbarth
Driver

575th Ambulance Company (Motor)

Company headquarters and the 3 platoons were assigned to the 180th Medical Battalion, 134th Medical Group, V Corps, located in Waimes, Belgium: 1st Platoon was supporting the clearing station of the 2d Infantry Division, V Corps, at Camp Elsenborn, Belgium; the 2d Platoon was evacuating the 1st Hospitalization Unit, 47th Field Hospital at Waimes; and the 3d Platoon was supporting the 99th Infantry Division’s clearing station at Nidrum. Ambulances of the 575th Ambulance Company used the same evacuation route as those of the 546th Ambulance Company from the front to the evacuation hospitals in Malmédy.

Pfc. L. M. Burney
Driver with Pvt. Anderson

1st Lt. Carl R. Genthner, Medical Administrative Corps (MAC)
Commander, 3d Platoon
Riding with Pfc. Paden

Pfc. Paul “Pappy” Paden
Driver of ambulance with 1st Lt. Genthner

Pvt. Wayne L. Scott
With Pvt. Dobyns

Other U.S. Army Personnel Killed in Action (75):

Battery B, 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion

Pvt. Donald L. Bloom

Tec 5 Carl H. Blouch

Tec 5 Charles R. Breon

Cpl. Joseph A. Brozowski

Tec 5 Samuel P. Burkett

Tec 5 Paul R. Carr

Pfc. Homer S. Carson

Pfc. Frederick Clark

Pvt. James H. Coates

Pvt. John H. Cobbler

Tec 5 Robert Cohen

Tec 5 John D. Collier

Pfc. Warren Davis

T/Sgt Paul G. Davidson

Pfc. Howard C. Desch

Pvt. William J. Dunbar

Cpl. Carl B. Fitt

Pfc. Donald P. Flack

Sgt. Walter A. Franz

Pfc. Carl B. Frey

S/Sgt. Donald E. Geisler

2d Lt. Solomon S. Goffman

Tec 5 Charles F. Haines

Pfc. Charles E. Hall

Pvt. Samuel A. Hallman

Tec 4 Sylvester Herchelroth

Tec 4 Wilson M. Jones

Tec 4 Oscar Jordan

Sgt. Alfred W. Kinsman

Tec 5 Howard W. Laufer

Tec 5 Alexander Lengyel, Jr.

Cpl. Raymond E. Lester

Tec 4 Selmer H. Leu

Tec 4 Alan M. Lucas

Tec 5 James E. Luers

Cpl. Lawrence Martin

Tec 5 Robert McKinney

Sgt. Halsey J. Miller

Cpl. William H. Moore

1st Lt. John S. Munzinger

Pfc. David M. Murray

Cpl. David T. O’Grady

Pfc. Thomas W. Oliver

S/Sgt. John D. Osborne

Pvt. Walter J. Perkowski

Pvt. Peter R. Phillips

Pvt. Stanley F. Piasecki

Pvt. Gilbert R. Pittman

1st Lt. Perry L. Reardon

Tec 5 George R. Rosenfeld

Cpl. Carl H. Rullman

Tec 4 John M. Rupp

Pvt. Oscar Saylor

Tec 5 Max Schwitzgold

Tec 4 Irwin M. Sheetz

Tec 5 John H. Shingler

Sgt. Robert J. Snyder

Sgt. Alphonse J. Stabulis

Tec 4 George H. Steffy

Pfc. Carl M. Stevens

Tec 5 Luke S. Swartz

Pvt. Elwood E. Thomas

Pvt. Louis A. Vairo

Pfc. Richard B. Walker

Tec 4 Thomas F. Watt

Tec 5 Vester H. Wiles

Headquarters Battery, 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion

Cpl. Ralph J. Indelicato

Capt. Roger L. Mills

T/Sgt. William T. McGovern

200th Field Artillery Battalion

Sgt. Benjamin Lindt

Reconnaissance Company, 32d Armored Regiment

2d Lt. Lloyd A. Iames

Pfc. John Klukavy

1st Lt. Thomas E. McDermott

Tec 3 James G. McGee

86th Engineer Battalion (Heavy Ponton)

Pfc. John J. Clymire

Medical Department Personnel who escaped (4):

575th Ambulance Company (Motor):

Pvt. Roy B. Anderson
With Pfc. Burney
Wounded in foot
Died 1983

Pvt. Samuel Dobyns
With  Pvt. Scott
Wounded in arm and ankle
Died 1983

Pfc. Stephen J. Domitrovich
Assistant driver with McKinney
Not wounded

Pfc. James M. ”Monk” McKinney
Driver with Pfc. Domitrovich
Not wounded
Died 1978

For additional information on the Malmédy Massacre and the U.S. Army personnel involved in it, see John M. Bauserman, The Malmédy Massacre (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Books, 1995).