Name: Donald E Hollenbeck
First Name(s): Donald E
Last Name: Hollenbeck
Place of birth: Kansas, Clark Cnty, Minneola
Company: B 3rd Squad AT 57mm gun
Unit: 526th AIB
Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 18-12-1944
Place of incident: Stavelot
A remarkable story
Cpl Donald E Hollenbeck was member of a four-man crew, 3rd Squad AT 57mm gun of 526th Armored Infantry Battalion.
En route from Trois-Ponts ► Stavelot their half-track had accidently broken down. Due to this delay, they were ordered to guard an intersection near Stavelot. When a column of German tanks approached, the gun crew knocked out the first tank and stopped abruptley the unrushing Germans. Eventually soon after this incident a German 88 shell hit the base of the 57mm gun. The entire crew, Pfc McCollum, Pvt Buchanan, Pvt Higgins and Cpl Hollenbeck was killed.