Hugh T Brooks


Name: Hugh T Brooks

First Name(s): Hugh T
Last Name: Brooks

Place of birth: New York, Monroe Cnty, Rochester

Rank: Tec5 Radio Operator, Low Speed
ASN: 11064869
Company: D Troop
Unit: 87th Cavlry Recon Sqdrn 7th AD

Reported as: POW ► DOW
Date of incident: 23-12-1944
Place of incident: Baraque de Fraiture area

His story: Tec5 Hugh T Brooks was was cut off during the withdrawal of his unit from the vicinity of St Vith. He was taken prisoner in the vicinity of the crossroads at Baraque de Fraiture, Belgium on December 23, 1944.
He died from wounds suffered in battle in Dulag 377 Gerolstein, Rheinland, Germany. According to German records he was killed during an Allied air raid on the camp together with five other American Prisoners of War.
On August 29, 1947 his remains were discovered in Niederprüm, Germany in a mass grave.

Read the story of D Troop, 87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron in the area of Baraque de Fraiture @ website

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