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Arthur Phillip Brensinger, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1914
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1944

Arthur P Brensinger, Jr was the son of Arthur P and Lola B (Simmons) Brensinger. Arthur was killed in World War II.

3 October 1944:
At 0100, Lt. Hopkins, Liaison Officer with the 3rd Battalion, reported they were moving slowly and taking a few prisoners. At 0310 he reported elements had reached the objective and at 0315 he called for fire on enemy machine guns silencing them. Captain Corcoran reported an enemy supply point which the Battalion hit with a 170 round TOT at 0615. During the night the 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry was relieved by elements of the 16th Armored Infantry. Early in the morning reconnaissance was made for new positions forward. By-passes and the Bailey Bridge had been completed to allow us to advance. A CP was selected at (00.0-15.1) and Battery positions obtained due South of Castel del Rio. After reconnaissance by the Battery Commanders, permission was secured for the move forward which was ordered to be done by echelon. "Baker" Battery and an advance CP moved at 1115. During the day firing was very active and batteries, not in the process of displacing, were very busy carrying out calls for fire from the Liaison Officers and Forward Observers. Twenty-two missions were fired from these sources. Four mortar positions were fired on, four SP guns, and three machine gun nests were fired on. Eight missions were directed against enemy personnel, both in the open and dug in, and three enemy strong points were taken under fire by our Battalion. In addition to this firing, Division Artillery reported a counter-attack against Mount Battaglia, held by the [350th] regiment on our right, at 1845, requesting a maximum sustained rate of fire on a defensive fire position. At 1903, a cease firing was given as the attack had been repulsed, but an alert was maintained. At 2016, "A" Battery was in the process of reporting a shelling in their area when communications went out. "C" Battery was in the process of moving to their position at the time and later reports showed the battery column was caught in the road by an enemy light bomber who bombed and strafed the road. A direct hit was secured on the gun section of Sgt. Ferdinand Cheon, who was at the time out of the vehicle and guiding it along the road. Private Zachiro M. Martinez and PFCs Robert P. Dawson and Arthur P. Brensinger of "C" Battery were killed, and others of this section, Private Albert Rao, PFC Andy Gray Jr., T/5th Mitchell T. Mankowski, PFC Forrest L. Dunbar, PFC Domonick R. Murell, Pvt. James F. Custer, Pvt. Michael Cimino, were wounded. Also wounded were two men of "A" Battery who were in the vicinity, Cpl. James C. Patterson and Cpl. Mark Partin. The gun truck was completely destroyed and the howitzer had to be sent to ordnance for repair.

3 October 1944, Italy:

At 2016, "A" Battery of 913th Field Artillery Batallion, 88th Infantry Division, was in the process of reporting a shelling in their area when communications went out. "C" Battery was in the process of moving to their position at the time and later reports showed the battery column was caught in the road by an enemy light bomber who bombed and strafed the road. A direct hit was secured on the gun section of Sgt. Ferdinand Cheon, who was at the time out of the vehicle and guiding it along the road. Private Zachiro M. Martinez and PFCs Robert P. Dawson and Arthur P. Brensinger of "C" Battery were killed, and others of this section, Private Albert Rao, PFC Andy Gray Jr., T/5th Mitchell T. Mankowski, PFC Forrest L. Dunbar, PFC Domonick R. Murell, Pvt. James F. Custer, Pvt. Michael Cimino, were wounded. Also wounded were two men of "A" Battery who were in the vicinity, Cpl. James C. Patterson and Cpl. Mark Partin. The gun truck was completely destroyed and the howitzer had to be sent to ordnance for repair. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Phillip Brensinger (1886 - 1973)
  Lola Bell Simmons Brensinger (1890 - 1966)
 
 Siblings:
  Arthur Phillip Brensinger (1914 - 1944)
  Edgar Ellsworth Brensinger (1918 - 1969)*
  Herbert Steven Brensinger (1921 - 1982)*
  Carl Frederick Brensinger (1923 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: KimH
Record added: Apr 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35917518
Arthur Phillip Brensinger, Jr
Added by: Anne Cady
 
Arthur Phillip Brensinger, Jr
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Washington, District Of Columbia...Killed In Action...WWII dead returned from Castelfiorentino, Italy...Re-interred on 11/18/1948...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Sep. 17, 2015
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice to our country.
- Twila
 Added: May. 12, 2012
 
 
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