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
|Left to Right: Henry L.
Warner, commander Winfield Scott Post, V.F.W.; Capt.
Theodore Wickord, commanding officer B Company; Philip
Bechley, commander of Maywood Post, American Legion;
pose for this picture at a dinner, in Maywood, for the
members of the company before they left for Ft. Knox,
|From the left: S/Sgt.
Edward G. Winger and 1st. Lt. Donald Hanes pose for this
photo in front of a truck carrying B Company's equipment
to Ft. Knox.
|S/Sgt. Edward G. Winger
takes roll call of the members of B Company before they
leave for Ft. Knox.
|From the left: Capt. Ted
Wickord shakes the hand of Major General Bruce Magruder
the commanding general of the 1st Armor Division upon B
Company's arrival at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. The 192nd
trained with the 1st Armor Division.
|Photo of Company B, 192nd
Tank Battalion taken at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in
1941. This photo does not show every member of
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 Tenenberg, 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
Both men died while POWs of the Japanese.
Courtesy of Larry Boni
Ralph Ellis a motorcycle messenger with HQ
Company at Ft. Knox.
Ralph Ellis died as a POW.