B Co. before the war 1


Fort Knox, Kentucky

1940  -  1941


Photo of the 33rd Tank Company Armory in Maywood, Illinois.

Courtesy Steve Gibson

Another photo of the Illinois National Guard Armory in Maywood.
Courtesy of George Smith

Photo of Company B, 192nd Tank Battalion taken at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in 1941.

Seated L to R: 2nd Lt. Arthur V. Holland+, 2nd Lt. William H. Slicer, Capt. Donald M. Hanes+, 2nd Lt. Matthew S. MacDowell, 2nd Lt. Richard E. Danca

1st Row L to R: Cpl. Richard C. Armato, Sgt. Marion Lundy*, Sgt. Robert E. Bronge+, Cpl. Raymond P. Mason+, Sgt. Hugh Mackle*, Cpl. Lawrence J. Jordan, Cpl. James Williams*, Sgt. Carl Threford*. Cpl. Walter F. Cigoi+, Sgt. Henry Crowe*, Sgt. Thomas S. Savage, Sgt. Robert E. Peterson, Sgt. Norman W. Goodman, Sgt. Harold D. Lane,
Sgt. Warren A. Hildebrandt+, Cpl. John P. Cahill, Sgt. Stanley Laskowski*, Sgt. Albert C. McArthur+, Sgt. Joseph Broadazewski*, Sgt. George Smith*

2nd Row L to R: Pvt. Alexander Mueller+, Pvt, John M. Pimperal, Pvt. George Scruggs*, Pvt. Clifton Becker*, Pvt. Charles A. Peterson+, Pvt. Stanley Welling*, Pvt. Kellie Hill*,
T/4 Andrew Hepburn+, Pvt. Bernard McClindon*,  Pvt. Albert H. Cornils, Pvt. J. Robert Martin, Pvt. Kenneth A. Heinrich, Pvt. James A. Bird+, Pvt. Erwin A. Glasenapp,
Pvt, John L.  Massimino, Pvt. Joseph L. Wisnowski+, Pvt. Edward Depa, Pfc. James Bainbridge+, Pvt. Nicholas Fryziuk, Pvt. Daniel J. Boni+.

3rd Row L to R: Pvt. Sam Cervone*, Pvt. Martin Pedi*, Pvt. Ray Vandenbrouke, Pvt. Richard Graff+, Pvt. Harry Noworul, Pfc. Joseph Kwitkowski+, Pvt. Herbert Kirchhoff,
Cpl. Laprade Brown+ (
hidden by Andrew Hepburn.),  Pvt. James Griffin+, Pvt. Charles L. Corr+, Pvt. Michael Swartz+, Pvt. William J. Kerins, Pfc. Frank A. Byars,
Pfc. Steve Gados, Pvt. Hiram McCartney*, Pvt. Steve Kodaj, Pvt. Ralph Shaffer, Pvt. Clyde Ehrhardt+, Pvt. Arthur VanPelt+, Pvt. John Strompolis, Pvt. Robert Parr,
Pvt. Harry Rusch

4th Row L to R: Unknown, Pvt. Leonard Smith*, Pvt. Edward Plodzien, Pvt. Lawrence Sears, Pvt Lester Tennenberg, Pvt Louis Zelis, Pvt. Orrie Mulholland, Pvt. Frank Goldstein,
Pvt. Mike Wepsiec

* Did not go to the Philippines
+Killed in Action or Died as a POW
Illinois National Guardsmen assigned to HQ Company are not pictured.


   Larry Jordan stands with full backpack in front of other members of B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion on a full pack hike at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the winter of 1940.  From left to right in the picture: Fred Lovering, Joseph Kwiatkowski , Orrie Mulholland (directly above Jordan),  Zenon Bardowski (first to right), James Williams, Carl Maggio (third on right), unknown (partially hidden), John Massimino (far right).  

Of the men in this picture, only Pvt. James Williams did not go to the Philippine Islands.

Courtesy Orrie Mulholland


Company B on full a back pack hike at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the winter of 1940.

Courtesy Orrie Mulholland


Pvt. Daniel Boni and his cousin, Sgt. Robert Bronge, take the time to pose for a picture during training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  

Both men died while POWs of the Japanese.

Courtesy of Larry Boni


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