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“Respectful, Well Maintained Memorial”

Malmedy Massacre Memorial
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Private Tour: Battle of the Bulge Tour North and South from Brussels
Hartford, Connecticut
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“Respectful, Well Maintained Memorial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

The Malmedy Massacre Memorial is at the crossroads where members of the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion surrendered to troops of Kampfgruppe Peiper. The actual massacre of 84 POWs took place about 100 yards from the crossroads in a field that is next to the Baugnez 44 Historical Centre Museum. You can park in the museum and walk to the memorial. The memorial is well maintained and is certainly worth visiting. Area residents take care of the memorial and are very respectful of America's role in the battle. On the day I visited, there were fresh flowers along the base of the memorial.

Visited April 2012
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“WWII Malmedy Massacre Memorial”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2010

As most American Military sites in Belgium, this one was difficult to find. We had a guidebook but still had to stop and ask for directions several times. We found that many people in the smaller towns of Belgium do not speak English, but we were able to make ourselves understood by showing them the guidebook. This incident took place on December 17, 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. The men of Battery B of the 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion were forced to surrender to the Germans. The Germans, not knowing what to do with so many prisoners, took them out to the field across from where the Memorial is today and executed them. I believe there were three men who played dead and survived the atrocity. It isn't a very impressive memorial, but one that seems to be well taken care of by the people of the town of Malmedy who still remember and appreciate the sacrifice.

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