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

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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