Bataan Propject - 192nd Tank Battalion - Co. B


Men of the 192nd Tank Battalion

Company B


This roster is comprised of two groups that went to the Philippine Islands in November of 1941.  Together, they make up the men of the 192nd Tank Battalion, Company B, which originated as the 33rd Divisional Tank Company of the Illinois National Guard from Maywood, Illinois.

+Indicates men who died during World War II

* National Guardsmen


For Illinois National Guard Military Records, the person making the request must submit a written request. The request must include full name, SSN, approximate dates of service with the ILNG.  The request must be SIGNED by the requesting individual and may be faxed, mailed, or both.

Department of Military Affairs
ATTN: Administrative Services, Historical Military Records
1301 N. MacArthur Boulevard
Springfield, IL 62702-2399
Fax: (217) 761-3419

These Members of B Company are Buried at the American Military Cemetery at Manila as

Provisional Tank Group

Cpl. William E. Burns Jr.*+

Sgt. Norman F. Spencer*+

Headquarters Company
192nd Tank Battalion

Lt. Col. Theodore F. Wickord*

Capt. Ruben H. Schwass *+

2nd Lt. Jacques V. Merrifield*

Capt. Donald L. Hanes*+

1st. Lt. Emmett F. Gibson*

2nd Lt. Thomas S. Savage*


S/Sgt. Richard C. Armato*

Sgt. John O. Hopple*+

T/5. Fred W. Lovering Jr.*+

Pvt. Emery B. Boardman*+

T/4 William P. Hullihan*+

S/Sgt. Walter J. Mahr*+

Sgt. Lewis H. Brittan*

Cpl. Fred A. Jannisch Jr.*+

T/Sgt. Albert C. McArthur Jr.*+

Pvt. Martin W. Camfferman Jr.*+

Sgt. Frank Jendrysik*+

Pvt. Frederick G. Schweinsberg*+

Cpl. George E. Dravo*

Pfc. Harry Jerele*+

1st Sgt. William L. Swift*+

Sgt. Ralph A. Ellis*+

Cpl. Harry A. King*+

Pvt. John D. Swinehamer*

Sgt. Jack J. Griswold*+

Sgt. Edward Lyle Kolb*+

Cpl. Russell H. Vertuno*+ 

Pfc. William A. Hauser*


Pfc. Lester O. Watson*


Assigned to 

Company A


2nd Lt.  Arthur A. Holland*+


Company B

 192nd Tank Battalion

1st Lt. Willie S. Heard Jr. +

2nd Lt. Harvey A. Jennings+

2nd Lt. Donald R. Bertrand*+

2nd Lt. Matthew S. MacDowell*

2nd Lt. Daniel J. Beyer

2nd Lt. Ben R. Morin*

2nd Lt. Harry B. Black+

2nd Lt. William  H. Slicer Jr.*

2nd Lt. Richard E. Danca*+

2nd Lt. Edward G. Winger *+


Pvt. Elkoney A. Allison*+
Pvt. Carl E. Garr +

Sgt. Raymond P. Mason*+

 Pvt. Andrew J. Aquila
 Pvt. J. C. Garrett  
Cpl. John L. Massimino*

 Pvt. John Avila +  Cpl. Erwin A. Glasenapp*

Pvt. Francis I. McGuire

     Sgt. James A. Bainbridge Jr.*+
T/4 Frank Goldstein

Pvt. Alexander Mueller*+
 S/Sgt. John E. Ball*+ Sgt. Norman W. Goodman*

 Pvt. Orrie T. Mulholland*

 Sgt. Zenon R. Bardowski* Pvt. Alexander Gorr*+
Pvt. Harry J. Noworul

Sgt. James P. Bashleben*
Pvt. Richard W. Graff +
Pvt. William F. Oldaker

 Pfc. Harold C. Becker Sgt. James W. Griffin +
Pvt. Robert V. Parr

 Pvt. James A. Bird* 1st/Sgt. Roger J. Heilig*+
Pvt. Elmore W. Pattison

 Pvt. Daniel J. Boni*+ Pvt. Kenneth A. Heinrich
Pvt. Clemath S. Peppers +

 Sgt. Robert E. Bronge*+  Pvt. Joseph P. Henderson+  
T/5 Charles A. Peterson*+

 Cpl. Laprade D. Brown*+  T/4 Andrew Hepburn*+
S/Sgt. Robert E. Peterson*
 Pfc. Frank A. Byars*+  Pvt. Charles A. Heuel +  
Pvt. John M. Pimperal

 Cpl. James A. Cahill*+   S/Sgt. Warren A. Hildebrandt*+
Pvt. Edward F. Plodzien*

 Cpl. John P. Cahill* Pvt. Quincey A. Humphries +

Pvt. Henry A. Rusch*
 Pfc. Charles A. Carter  S/Sgt. Willard D. Jennings*+
Pvt. Lawrence M. Sears*
 Sgt. Walter F. Cigoi*+ Pvt. Bernard W. Johnson +
Pvt. Ralph R. Shaffer

 Pvt. Wallace H. Coats  Sgt. Lawrence J. Jordan*  
Pvt. Edrow F. Singletary +

 Cpl. Albert H. Cornils*  Pfc. William J. Kerins*
Pvt. Earl M. Squyres+
 T/5 Charles L. Corr Jr. +  Sgt. William A. Kindell*
Pvt. John T. Strompolis*
Pvt. Harley W. Coulter +
Pvt. Herbert J. Kirchhoff Jr.*

Pvt. Michael Swartz*

 Pfc. Henry J. Deckert*+  Sgt. Steve Kodaj*  
Pvt. Rogers L. Taylor

Cpl. Edward G. Depa
T/4 Joseph S. Kwiatkowski*+
Pvt. Lester I. Tenenberg*

 T/5 Donald A. Dettmer*+  Pvt. Joseph D. Lajzer
Pfc. Joseph H. Twa
 S/Sgt. Albert T. Edwards*+  Pvt. Harold D. Lane*  
Sgt. Raymond J. Vandenbroucke*

Pvt. James E. Edwards*
 Pvt. Raymond A. Lorenz  
T/5 Arthur G. Van Pelt +

 Pfc. Clyde D. Ehrhardt*+ Pfc. Carl A. Maggio*

Pfc. Paul H. Vetter
Pvt. P. Z. Eldridge +
 Pvt. LD Marrs
Sgt. Willard W. Von Bergen*+
 Pvt. Felix Flores +  Pvt. Wallace R. Marston
 Pvt. Louie L. Webb

 Sgt. Nicholas F. Fryziuk*  Cpl. Robert J. Martin*
Pvt. Michael S. Wepsiec*
Pfc. Steve G. Gados Jr*
 Pvt. Camilo Martinez
Pvt. Joseph L. Wisniowski +
Pvt. Thomas H. Garland
Pvt. Louis C. Zelis


The above roster is based on U. S. Army Reports, newspaper articles, and the personal testimonies of the surviving members of Company B.  If a member of Company B, who served in the Philippine Islands,  was inadvertently omitted from this roster, please let us know so that the omission can be corrected.  If you have information on a  member of Company B, a photograph of a member of Company B, or  would like to correct inaccurate information on a member of Company B, please contact us at:

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