March 30 Anniversary – Bartz

Editors Note: This year, we will be making a special effort to remember each and every known member of the 192nd Tank Battalion. As part of that remembrance, we will list each day the members who were killed or died on that date, along with links for additional information as available. We look forward to your comments.

March 30, 1973

2nd Lt. Albert J. Bartz (A)

2nd Lt. Albert J. Bartz

2nd Lt. Albert J. Bartz

On December 11, 1941, Lt. Bartz was struck by shrapnel from enemy bombs. He was hospitalized in Manila and later evacuated to Australia on December 31, 1941. He spent six months in the hospital in Australia then was reassigned to another unit and continued to fight in the South Pacific.  During this time, he was wounded a second time.  In August of 1944, Albert returned to Janesville. For the remainder of the war, Albert was assigned to military supply movement as a Military Distribution Planning Officer on the West Coast of the United States.  He was discharged from the army as a Captain on January 15, 1946. He died on this date in 1973 in Janesville, Wisconsin.  He was buried at Fassett Cemetery in Edgerton, Wisconsin.

Learn more about 2nd Lt. Bartz here: http://bataanproject.com/Bartz%20A.html

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