Angeles, Nicholas T., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 1st Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1943 - 1944


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 02, 1944
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
Union Cemetery - Bakersfield, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Garden of Prayer, 1-1

 Official Badges 

35th Infantry Division CSIB

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment
  1944-1944, 1st Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Los Angeles
  1939-1943, University of California, Los Angeles
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Nicholas T. Angeles
(19 August 1921 - 2 October 1944)
First Lieutenant / United States Army
Company E, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division

Records indicate that Nick and his family lived in Bakersfield, California. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Nick was in attendance at the University of California at Los Angeles. Records also prove that Nick’s brother, Joe, also served during World War Two as a Private in the Army Air Corps.

First Lieutenant Angeles rests with his fellow warriors and heroes at Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, California, Plot: Garden of Prayer, 1-1

The following excerpt from the History of the 35th Infantry Division highlights the environment at the time First Lieutenant Angeles was Wounded in Action and subsequently Died of Wounds.
Between September 25th and 26th, the 35th was sent into the Gremercy Forest which dominated the main highway east of Nancy which served as the main axis of attack for the 3rd Army into Germany. Shortly after making defensive preparations, the 137th was assaulted by elements of 5 German divisions and encountered their most ferocious combat of the war. Initially overrun, the 137th reorganized and was reinforced by 1/320th, C Company of the 737th Tank Battalion, and an anti-tank platoon of the 137th and restored the line. The German attacks were finally repulsed by the night of September 28-29. The fighting was generally described as the systematic destruction of infiltrated German outposts that presaged the horrid conditions of the Hurtgen Forest to the north.
Despite the fierce attacks and the crisis they presented, the 35th Division held the forest and safeguarded the advance of the 3rd Army. The ferocity of the combat was evidenced by the fact that after the battle ended on October 1st, 1/137th had to be pulled out of the line to rest and refit as only 484 of 900 men were reported fit for action.
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