Thomas Edward Biddle, Jr.
Second Lieutenant, United States Army
John F. Biddle, June 2008
My brother, Thomas Edward Biddle, was killed
in the Battle of the Bulge. He had entered the National Guard from high
school in Philadelphia in February 1941. Subsequently his unit was Federalized
for war duty. He had intended to make the military his career. He
was married and had one son. He was from a family of eight children, with
four in the service during World War ll. Originally, Lieutenant Biddle
was buried in an Ameircan Military Cemetery in Europe. Following
the war, his remains were returned to the United States for burial in Arlington
National Cemetery in 1948.
The Battle of the Bulge was one of the most
devastating battles in Wirkd War II because of how many lives were lost.
This battle began on December 16, 1944 and ended on January 28, 1945. The
Allies had about 82,400 casualties (soldiers captured, killed, or wounded.),
and the Germans had 220,000 casualties!
Posted: 23 June 2008