Wallace R “Alex” Alexander


Name: Wallace R “Alex” Alexander

First Name(s): Wallace R “Alex”
Last Name: Alexander

Place of birth: California, Alameda Cnty,

Rank: S/Sgt Tank Commander
ASN: 39320361
Company: B
Unit: 41st Tank Bn 11th AD

Reported as: MIA ► POW ► DOW
Date of incident: 30-12-1944
Place of incident: Renuâmont

His storyOn December 30, 1944, S/Sgt Alexander’s tank disappeared in weird fashion that day and nothing was known of the fate of the crew until reports began to trickle in months later. S/Sgt Alexander, affectionately known as “Alex” to the entire company, was reported to have had part of a leg amputated in a German prison camp. The horrors of these camps were made known to us in a letter we received from Pvt Ivan Goldstein, the bowgunner of that tank. He told us of the atrocities that he, Tec4 Andrew Urda, Pfc Hebert and Cpl Peterman, all members of that crew, were subject to in the German concentration camps.

note: in the history of B Company 41st Tank Battalion, compiled by William J. Zaher, the name of Capt Wallace R “Alex” Alexaner is mentioned

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