While a monument to the Wereth 11 was dedicated near the site of their massacre in Belgium in 2004, the Winchendon monument is believed to be the first memorial to the men on U.S. soil. /SS-PzAA1 LSSAH captured eleven African-American soldiers from 333rd Artillery Battalion in the hamlet of Wereth, ... up to 1950 to 1970 to 1980 to 1990 to 2000 to 9/11 to 2002 q1 q2 q3 q4 2003 ... American POWs in the Soviet Union”, James Sanders, Mark Sauter, Cart Kirkwood”, National Press Books (1992). The massacre was committed. This one, known as the Wereth 11 Massacre, took place at Wereth and involved 11 GIs from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion. It led to a two-year U. S. Army investigation, from February 1945-February 1947. The Army’s conclusion: Shut the case down, close it up, and keep it, literally, top secret for decades.
More than 62 years later, a small memorial marks the spot of the massacre and serves as a remembrance to the group of men now known as the “Wereth 11.” The monument is believed to be. The frozen bodies of the victims were discovered six weeks later, when the Allies re-captured the area. The SS troops had battered the black soldiers' faces, broken their legs with rifle butts, cut off fingers, stabbed some with bayonets, and had shot at least one soldier while he was bandaging a comrade's wounds. ; Massacre de Malmedy (pt); Masacre de Malmedy (es); Malmédsky masaker (sk); Клане край Малмеди (bg) 1945-01-01 World War II: In retaliation for the Malmedy massacre, U Everett and the Malmedy Massacre Trial details the irregularities in the Malmedy case in the, on January 1, 1945: United States Census Bureau: In 1946, the De Gaulle government made the town a.