Leonard Mellitz

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Name: Leonard Mellitz

First Name(s): Leonard
Last Name: Mellitz

Place of birth : Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Rank: 2 Lt
ASN: O-1062252
Company: D
Unit: 36th AIR 2ndBn 3rd AD

Cause of death: KIA
Date of incident: 25-12-44
Place of incident: Grandmenil (exact spot: HERE)

Story:
Lester Wertman was KIA during the first attack on Grandmenil.
Robert F KAuffman, 36thAIR veteran stated:
Lt. Mellitz formed us up and he led off with several men on the left side of the street and a few of us on the right, in the opening stages of this new attack.  We hadn’t moved more than a few yards down both sides of the street into the village when there was an explosion of unusual force.  It must have been a round of high explosive from a nearby German tank.  That shell left Lt. Mellitz dead, as well as a man by the name of Lester Wertman, and a number of our men wounded, so the attack never really got under way.

You can find the full story on the website of grandmenil.com

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