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2LT Gilbert F Barter

2LT Gilbert F Barter

Birth
New York, USA
Death 23 Nov 1944 (aged 23)
Strasbourg, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Plot B, 0, 3008-A
Memorial ID 332076 · View Source
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United States Army Second Lieutenant Barter was killed in combat in World War II. Gilbert served with the 106th Cavalry Group - Reconnaissance. On Thanksgiving night, 1944, the 106th executed a delaying action against the German 130th Panzer Division. The Germans were engaged in a coordinated attack aimed at cutting the main supply lines of the Allied troops east of Vosges. The Germans hoped to recapture Savern, which could seal off Allied forces east of the mountains in the Strassbourg area. This successful action by the 106th Cavalry gave the corps commander time to shift his forces to meet this armored threat to his flank, and the German attack was turned back.



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 332076
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Gilbert F Barter (3 Feb 1921–23 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 332076, citing Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .