First Lieutenant Joseph C Bates

Name Joseph C Bates
Rank First Lieutenant
Army Serial # O-1287987
State California
Date of death 1945-03-01
Plot, Row, Grave O, 4, 9
Cemetery Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Google Maps
Role MOS 1542 Infantry Unit Commander, Platoon Leader
Unit A Company, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster
Remarks According to the memoirs of Frank Monan, Co. A 331st, 1st. Lt. Joseph C Bates was original cadre for Company A, 331st and severly wounded on July 5th, 1944.

This is confirmed by the morning reports. First Lieutenant Bates was a member of A Company. The morning report for June 9, 1944, shows 1LT Bates joining A Company per June 7, 1944 while the unit was still in Tarporley, Chesire, UK. The morning report for July 5, 1944 on page 6 lists him as severely wounded in action and transferred to the 128th Evacuation Hospital. The pages can be seen below. Since have no later documents we assume that First Lieutenant Bates died while serving in A Company.
Documents - Morning report June 9, 1944. A Company, 331st IR.
- MR A Co 07-1944 page 6
Grave Soldier
Joseph C Bates (O-1287987) Joseph C Bates (O-1287987)

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