Unit: 192nd – A Co.

The men of 192nd Tank Battalion, Company A, which originated as the 32nd Divisional Tank Company of the Wisconsin National Guard from Janesville, Wisconsin.

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Chapman Alva
192nd - A Co.

Chapman, Sgt. Alva J.

On June 27, 1921, Sgt. Alva J. Chapman was born in on June 27, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. He was the son of Arthur & Lena Chapman and had three younger sisters. His family moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he

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192nd - A Co.

Curtis, Pvt. William A. Jr.

Pvt. William Archie Curtis Jr. was born on September 27, 1919, in Harris, Oklahoma, to William A. Curtis Sr. & Daphne Curtis. He was known as “Archie” to his family and friends. When Selective Service Registration became law on October

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DeGroot
192nd - A Co.

DeGroot, Pvt. Edward L.

Pvt. Edward L. DeGroot was born on January 10, 1919, in Franksville, Wisconsin, to Peter and Mary Barth-DeGroot. He was the third oldest of the couple’s seven children. In 1940, his family was living on County Line Road in Racine

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Dorsey, Cpl. Leo H.

Cpl. Leo H. Dorsey was born May 11, 1919, to Hubert and Stella Dorsey of Syracuse, New York. At some point, the family moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he lived, with his three brothers and two sisters, at 639 Chestnut

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DuBois
192nd - A Co.

DuBois, Pvt. Albert J.

Pvt. Albert Joseph DuBois was born on January 16, 1918, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Peter and Philamoine DuBois. While a child, Albert’s father passed away, and his mother remarried and the family moved to Wisconsin. After he finished school,

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192nd - A Co.

Durner, Sgt. Herbert A. Jr.

Sgt. Herbert August Durner Jr. was one of the three sons of Herbert A. Durner Sr. & Bessie May Fellows-Durner. He was born on June 15, 1916, and grew up in Evansville, Wisconsin, and graduated from Evansville High School in

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Elmer Wesley
192nd - A Co.

Elmer, Tec 5 Wesley R.

T/5 Wesley Roy Elmer and his twin brother, Ray, were born December 3, 1922, in unincorporated Keysville, Wisconsin. He was one of the ten children of Hubert L. Elmer and Myrtle A. McKinney-Elmer. Like many others, Wesley left school after

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192nd - A Co.

Erickson, Pvt. Charles F.

Pvt. Charles F. Erickson 
Born: 6 August 1913 – Durand, Wisconsin 
Parents: Andrew Erickson & Augusta Sobottka-Erickson 
Siblings: 3 brothers 
Hometown: Durand, Wisconsin 
Occupation: worked for the county highway department 
Inducted: 
– U. S. Army 
– 7 April 1941 –

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Fancher Wesley
192nd - A Co.

Fancher, Tec 5 Wesley B.

T/5 Wesley Bernard Fancher was born in 1922 in Janesville, Wisconsin, to George W. Fancher & Jeanette Richardson-Fancher. His family resided at 529 Jefferson Street in Mason City, Illinois, but when his father died in the 1930s, he and his

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192nd - A Co.

Finley, Pvt. James

Pvt. James Finley was born January 25, 1918, in Creek County, Oklahoma, to John D. and Sarah E. Finley, and he grew up in Lone Grove, Oklahoma, with his sister and five brothers. He was known as “Jim” to his

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192nd - A Co.

Gallery – 192nd Before The War – Co. A

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Courtesy of Dennis Schoberle

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Goff Alton
192nd - A Co.

Goff, Pvt. Alton K.

Pvt. Alton Kenneth Goff was born on February 27, 1909, to Henry C. Goff and Cassa E. Hurley-Goff in Bardwell, Wisconsin. With his six brothers and two sisters, his parents moved the family to Delavan, Wisconsin. When his mother died,

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