Robert H. Wessmann Jr.
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Robert H. Wessmann Jr. was born
in New York in 1918. He was drafted into the Army
on March 4, 1941 at Jamaica, New York. He later enlisted in the Service for a term of three years.
His home of residence was listed as Nassau County, New York and his civilian occupation was
listed as Managers And Officials. He had completed one year of college and was single with no Dependents.
One account indicates he was married in 1942. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Before receiving his commission
as an officer Wessman had been a Technical Sergeant
in Company B 22nd Infantry.
Second Lieutenant Wessmann was
killed in action in Germany, in the vicinity of Bruhlborn,
on March 2, 1945.
He was awarded the Silver Star
Medal in General Orders # 14 Headquarters 22nd Infantry
dated January 31, 1945.
Robert H. Wessmann Jr. was
originally buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium in Block I Row 2 Grave 34 and his remains were later
transferred and buried in Henri-Chapelle, most likely in 1948 when the temporary
cemeteries were shut down.
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot F Row 12 Grave 54
Grave marker for Robert H. Wessmann Jr.
Photo by Des Philippet from the
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