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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1907 1
West Virginia 1
Death:
17 Dec 1944 2
Belgium 2
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Person:
James A Stewart 1
Level of Education: 3 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1907 1
West Virginia 1
Death:
17 Dec 1944 2
Belgium 2
Cause: Killed in Action 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
27 Nov 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
35744547 1
Enlistment Place:
Clarksburg West Virginia 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Attendants, hospitals and other institutions, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Negro 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0985 1
Film Reel Number: 5.47 1

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KIA at Battle of Bulge

Belgium

Tec-4 James A. Stewart (Army SN 35744547) 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.  Tec4 James Stewart is buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium.

A war attrocity was associated with this battle and unit.  Eleven(11) of the men of the 333 FA Battalion were captured.  The Nazi-SS took the men to Wereth, Belgium where they brutally tortured them and killed them.  Some of these are still buried in Belgium with Tec4 Stewart but some have been returned to the US.  This incident is referred to as the "Wereth 11". Tec4 James Stewart was one of these 11murderd soldiers.

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