Verification of Wound
Mrs. Bertha Gitlin, mother of 1st Lt. Herman Gitlin, was able to
verify her son's wounding though the National Jewish Welfare Board.
Herman is listed on the Company B Morning
Report of 18 June 1944 as "seriously wounded in actions as of 7 June
On 27 Sept 44 he was transferred to unknown hospital,
probably in the U.S. for what may have been a lengthy treatment process.
from the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans Affairs recorded
Herman's interment in the North Cemetery, Butler, Pennsylvania.
Attesting to the fact that he may have undergone months
of rehabilitation upon return to the ZI is the fact that he was not
discharged until 18 June 1946, long enough to attain a final rank
of Captain. He had been a 1st Lt. when wounded.
Note that the place of death was in the Walter Reed