|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1945|
On March 6, 1945 the German 6th SS Mountain Division attacked the 94th Infantry Division positions along a ridge named Lampaden Ridge. One of the villages on this ridge, named Schömerich was surrounded for over 24 hours. American soldiers of 2nd platoon, G company, 302nd Infantry Regiment were dug in on a hill south of the village, designated Hill 468. Their positions were overrun by the oncoming SS troopers and they retreated after calling in artillery on their own position. Many soldiers died or were wounded by friendly fire when the artillery started falling in amongst the retreating Americans.
During recent excavations, Bart Moonen, an archaeology student from the Netherlands, unearthed a helmet with visible shrapnel damage in a foxhole on Hill 468. The serial number traces it back to Private Philiposki. Moonen feels confident this was the Private helmet he wore when he was fatally injured during retreat from Hill 468. He died, according to his official record, of his injuries the next day (March 7th).
John Philiposki (1883 - 1944)
Stanley Philiposki (1907 - 2000)*
Mike Philiposki (1911 - 1945)
Anna Philiposki Supko (1916 - 2007)*
Joseph Philiposki (1923 - 1980)*
Private 302 Infantry, 94th Division
Note: Entered the service from Pennsylvania.
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Canton de Luxembourg
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Record added: Aug 05, 2010
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