Beeck, Geilenkirchen (Germany)

Howard B Hicks died on November 28th 1944 in Beeck (Geilenkirchen), Germany. As part of the US 279th Engineering Combat Battalion (for the 84th Division of the 9th US Army during Operation Clipper), Howard was helping deactiving minefields, when he stepped on a undetected mine. He was killed instantly.

Beeck is situated 25 miles North East of Aachen.

Operation Clipper

More info about Operation Clipper :
Operation Clipper
9th US Army attacks : 21-28 November 1944

Monument Beeck

Near Beeck there is a small monument for the fallen soldiers in November/December 1944.

Original German text : Zum Gedenken an die gefallenen deutschen und amerikanischen Soldaten im Kampf um Beeck Nov / Dezember im Jahre 1944

English translation : To commemorate the fallen German and American soldiers in the battle for Beeck Nov / December in 1944