Tec 5th Class
George E. Otenbaker

7 April, 1945

Michigan - Wissen

 


Not much is known about George E. Otenbaker at this time. After basic training, he was attached to 298th Engineer Combat Battalion..

George was killed in action on 7 April 1945 near Wissen, Germany. The history of the 298th Engineer Combat Battalion states: "April 7, 1945: Co "C" constructed a C1 #40 D/S Bailey Bridge at HANHOFF, GERMANY. Co "A" started construction of 150' T/D Bailey Bridge across the SIEG RIVER at WISSEN, GERMANY. The Bridge site was heavy mined; T/5 George Oatinbaker was killed by a mine which exploded when his bulldozer passed over it."

After the war Tec5 Otenbaker was re-interred at Margraten Military Cemetery, Plot I Row 13 Grave 5.

 


Margraten, The Netherlands

See also:

Other casualties of the 298th Engineer Combat Battalion in The Netherlands

Sources:
History of the 298th Engineer Combat Battlion on Kipke Genealogy website

Posted 23 March 2009

Directions to Margraten American Military Cemetery

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