December 17, 1944 — Belgium
Private Curtis Adams (Army SN 34511454) was a member of the all-black 333rd Field Artillery Battalion(Heavy) when he was killed in action during the Battle of the Bulge. The 333 FA Battalion was over-run by the heavily armored German forces. The 333FA suffered heavy casualties on December 17, 1944. Eleven(11) men of this unit are still buried at two American cemeteries in Belgium. Private Curtis Adams is buried in Plot C Row 11 Grave 41 at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium.
A war attrocity was associated with this battle and unit. Eleven(11) of the men of the 333 FA Battalion were captured and not killed in combat. The Nazi-SS took the men to Wereth, Belgium where they brutally tortured them and killed them. Six of these are still buried in Belgium with Pvt Adams but some have been returned to the US. This incident is referred to as the "Wereth 11".
Pvt Curtis Adams was one of these 11murdered soldiers.