Co. B ATW 9


Paul Pirnat and Andy Aquila visit with each other on one of Andy's trips back  to Cleveland.  Both men joined the 192nd Tank Battalion from the 753rd Tank Battalion.  Pirnat was assigned to HQ Company while Aquila was assigned to B Company.

Courtesy of Andy Aquila


LD Marrs transferred to the Air Force and remained in the military after the war.  This photo was taken in Tripoli, Libya in 1962.

Courtesy of Larry Marrs


Members of the 192nd pose for this photo after a Bataan Day Ceremony in Maywood, Illinois.  From the left: Jacques MerrifieldDr. Alvin Poweleit, Orrie Mulholland, George Dravo, Unknown, Nick Fryziuk, Jim Bashleben, Lester Tenney, and Mike Wepsiec.  All the men in the photo, except Dr. Poweleit, were originally members of B Company

Courtesy of Jim Bashleben


On December 20, 2007, the Chicago Cubs honored Jim Bashleben with his name on their marquee at Wrigley Field.  

Jim Bashleben passed away on July 30, 2009.

Courtesy of the Bashleben Family


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