Years Attended: 1941-1943 College: Liberal Arts & Sciences Service branch: Army Rank: Sergeant Date of Birth: 9/15/1923 Date of Death: 4/3/1945
Sergeant Opp served with the 259th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division. He died in the vicinity of Mitterode; Mitterode is now in the municipality of Sontra and is situated in Nordhessen in the heart of Germany. Sergeant Opp was ambushed while on night guard duty, found dead in his foxhole. He was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest, but it could have also been a piece of shrapnel mistaken for a bullet. He is buried at Plot D Row 19 Grave 17 at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands. He earned the Purple Heart."
Any help to find tracks of the "Task Force 50" of April 3rd, 1945 would be great. Thanks Tom