Pvt Howard Benedict Hicks

Pvt Howard Benedict Hicks

Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 28 Nov 1944 (aged 32)
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot Plot E, Row 8, Grave 12
Memorial ID 56299749 · View Source
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Combat Organization: 279th Engineers Combat Battalion.

Pvt Howard Hicks had the dangerous job of clearing out mine fields so the infantry could attack in the area. On November 28th, he was helping to deactivate a mine field in advance of the 84th Division and he stepped on a Schu (Shoe) mine and was killed instantly. The location was outside of the town of Beck, Germany.
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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Kentucky.


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  • Maintained by: Dolores & Danny Bohn
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56299749
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Howard Benedict Hicks (10 Jun 1912–28 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56299749, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by Dolores & Danny Bohn (contributor 47129663) .