December 17, 1944 — Belgium
Private Nathaniel Moss (Army SN 38040062) 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 but many of the others were buried in the US. Private Nathaniel Moss is buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium.
There was a war attrocity associted with this unit at this battle. Eleven(11) of the men of the 333 FA Battalion were captured and not killed in combat. The Nazi-SS took these 11 men to Wereth, Belgium where they brutally tortured them and killed them. Seven of these 11 were buried in Belgium but some have been returned to the US. This incident is referred to as the "Wereth 11".
Pvt Nathaniel Moss was one of these 11 murdered soldiers.