James L Higgins

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Name: James L Higgins

First Name(s): James L
Last Name: Higgins

Place of birth: Colorado, Gunnison Cnty, Pitkin

Rank: Pvt
ASN: 39041885
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
Pvt James L Higgens 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, Cpl Hollenbeck, Pvt Buchanan and Pvt Higgins was killed.

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