Lester A Wertman


Name: Lester A Wertman

First Name(s): Lester A
Last Name: Wertman
Date of birth: 03-20-1921
Place of birth: Pennsylvania, Lehigh Cnty, New Tripoli

Rank: Pvt
ASN: 33946583
Company: D
Unit: 36th AIR 2ndBn 3rd AD

Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 25-12-1944
Place of incident: Grandmenil (exact spot HERE)

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 @ website The Battle of Grandmenil

Robert Kauffman spoke about Pvt Lester Wertman in 1990 when he visited Grandmenil and attended a mass for the fallen men. You can see the video via this link.

Extra Link(s)
HONOR field
HONOR state


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here