Hürtgenwald

JPhotographs of John H Walker (Source: Fields of Honor Database)

Pfc. John H. Walker Missing in 1944 at Hürtgen Forest has been located

The DPAA has announced today that Army Pfc. John H. Walker, missing since November 1944 at Hürtgen Forest (“Hürtgenwald”) during World War II, has now been accounted for after being positively identified with DNA. He was interred as an Unknown in Neuville American Cemetery, Pfc. John H. Walker enlisted at Camp Dodge, Iowa in March 1944 …

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Friedrich Lengfeld - Hürtgenwald

Friedrich Lengfeld: I died for the Enemy during Battle of Hürtgen Forest

Friedrich Lengfeld was a German officer in the Wehrmacht who died in November 1944 during the Battle of Hürtgen Forest (“Hürtgenwald”) whilst trying to save the life of a U.S. soldier. Notably, he may also be the only German soldier whom received a monument from former U.S. soldiers to honor an act of bravery by the enemy. …

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