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Captain Nile Harold Bier
Male 1918 - 1944


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  • Prefix  Captain 
    Birth  1918  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Honoured  Nile Bier Crescent, New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nile Bier Crescent, New Hamburg, Ontario named in his honor 
    Military  WW2  [1
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-40350P 
    Died  28 Jun 1944  [1
    Buried  Assisi War Cemetery, Rivotoro, Assisi, , , Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I40350  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  Elmer Henry Bier,   b. 20 Feb 1892, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970 
    Mother  Laura Edna Seegmiller,   b. 23 Oct 1894, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972 
    Family ID  F23119  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Tank Ambushed in Italy, Capt. 'Maxie' Bier Killed

      By DOUG HOW With the Canadian Corps In Italy, July 20 (CP). The major asked: "'Could you write something about Maxie?"

      "I don't know just what you could write," he said. "If you could only have known the guy it. would be easy. He was the best, Maxie was.
      "He was short--about five five - and he had blond hair. He was a very quiet fellow and a very tough and able fellow when this squadron got into trouble. His name was Capt. Nils Bier and he came from :Hamburg, OM. Sure, German descent

      "We called him Maxie. Right through Sicily and on up he's been with us, always solid, always in there. We used to see him stand-ing in the turret of his tank with a grenade in his hand, ready for anything.

      Got Away a Round

      "He was killed near Casamag-giore a couple of days ago The Germans commanded three-quarters of an arc of a circle and Maxie was ambushed by four Mark V Panthers. He saw them and got away a round before they got him. He died giving his gunner a fire 'order.

      "Two days before he had been .wounded, but he came right back up. That was Maxie Bier."1a

      1aGlobe and Mail 21 Jul 1944

  • Sources 
    1. [S1886] Military - Canada - Second World War Service Files Canadian Armed Forces War Dead.
      Bier, Nile Harold 26 years Birthdate: 1918 Died: 1944 Jun 28 Rank: Captain Unit: Three Rivers Regiment, R.C.A.C. Force: Army Service Number: Additional Details son of Elmer & Edna Bier of New Hamburg, Ontario

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - Nile Bier Crescent, New Hamburg, Ontario named in his honor - - Nile Bier Crescent, New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Assisi War Cemetery, Rivotoro, Assisi, , , Italy Link to Google Earth
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