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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1922 1
Texas 1
Death:
17 Dec 1944 2
Belgium 2
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Person:
George W Moten 1
Level of Education: Grammar school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1922 1
Texas 1
Death:
17 Dec 1944 2
Belgium 2
Cause: Killed in Action 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium 2
Residence:
Place: Hopkins County, Texas 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
03 Dec 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
38304695 1
Enlistment Place:
Tyler Texas 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:
General farmers 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Negro 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 1317 1
Film Reel Number: 6.83 1

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KIA at Battle of Bulge

Belgium

 

PFC George W. Moten (Army SN 38304695) 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.  PFC George Moten is buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium.  Many of the others were buried in US.

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 PFC Moten but some have been returned to the US.  This incident is referred to as the "Wereth 11".  PFC George Moten was one of these 11 murdered soldiers.

 

 

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