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 Louis Frederick Saas Jr.

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Louis Frederick Saas Jr.

Birth
Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Mar 1945 (aged 22)
Germany
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Blk 60
Memorial ID 131670608 View Source

Lt. Saas served in the Army 284th Engineering Company Battalion during World War II. He was killed when a V-2 hit their command post in Remagen, Germany.
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A V-2 rocket that struck the 284th Combat Engineers Battalion B Company Command Post. It came down around 12:20 PM. Some of the men were gathering at this location for lunch. Eight men were inside the building when the V-2 struck and others were milling around outside before lunch was served. Two of the men recovered from the debris were dead, another died en-route to a hospital. Killed in the blast were 2d Lt. Sass, Sgt. Gardner, and Pfc. Spinos; 31 other men were seriously injured—one of which was Captain Henry, B Company Commander.


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