I am hoping that one of the historians in the group will be able to help me with some information.
I have a file for an "unknown" soldier buried in Hamm Cemetery, who was an officer.His body was found near Trier Germany in late February, 1945, floating in the river.He was buried by the Germans in a grave with 3 other men who were eventually identified.
One of the men was in the 8th infantry, 4th division.But, I cannot locate any officers who were MIA, whose divisions would have been in that area in Jan./Feb. 1945.
The river is the Moselle river, and it is conceivable that a body could have floated up towards Trier.
I have ruled out the 5th division and the 76th division, as far as MIA's are concerned. There are 4 MIA's from the 5th, and many more from the 76th, but no officers.
Can anyone tell me what units would have been near Trier Germany, besides the 5th and the 76th division, or somewhere along theMoselle, in Jan./Feb. 1945.
The other possibility could be someone from a bomber unit, because the literature shows that this area was being pretty heavily bombed in early Feb.Is there anyway to know if a plane crashed in or near that area, with any of the crew still being listed as MIA?