Albert V Bates

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Name: Albert V Bates

First Name(s): Albert V
Last Name: Bates

Place of birth: Michigan, Alpena Cnty, Green Township

Rank: Tec4
ASN: 36405887
Company: B
Unit: 41st Tank Bn 11th AD

Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 31-12-1944
Place of incident: Lavaselle area

His story: On December 31, 1944, it was for B Company a better day then the day before. They held the town of Lavaselle, Belgium, against possible counter-attacks. Unfortunately they suffered one casualty when Tec 4 Bates was killed in the turret of the tank recovery vehicle from an air burst.

note: in the history of B Company 41st Tank Battalion, compiled by William J. Zaher, the name of Tec4 Albert V Bates is mentioned

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