Unit: 192nd – B Co.

These are 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.

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192nd - B Co.

Allison, PFC Elkoney A.

PFC Elkoney Albert Allison was the son of Thomas D. Allison and Etta C. Warren-Allison. He was born on November 25, 1916, in Baxter, Tennessee. He had three sisters, three brothers, and a half brother, and grew up in Putman

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Aquila, Pvt. Andrew J.

Pvt. Andrew Joseph Aquila was born on May 31, 1918, in what was called “Little Italy” in Cleveland, Ohio. Andy was drafted into the army on March 31, 1941, and sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, to train which consisted mostly

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Avila, Pvt. John

Pvt. John Avila on December 8, 1914, in Erath County, Texas.  He was living in Dallas County, Texas when he was inducted into the army. He did his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and was sent to Camp Polk,

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Bainbridge, Sgt. James A. Jr.

Sgt. James Arthur Bainbridge Jr. was born on July 20, 1918, to James A. Bainbridge Sr. and Maude Floor-Bainbridge. With his brother, Jack, he grew up at 910 South 9th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He attended Emerson Grade School and

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Ball, S/Sgt. John E.

S/Sgt. John Edwin Ball was born to Frederick E. Ball and Cora C. Rinehart-Ball on September 17, 1914, in Stewart, Iowa. He was one of the couple’s ten children. Before he and his brother, Frederick, moved to the Chicago area

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Bardowski, Sgt. Zenon R.

Sgt. Zenon Roland Bardowski on October 17, 1914, in Gary, Indiana, to Zenon N. Bardowski and Caroline Lena Kostur-Bardowski. He grew up at 1601 Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana, and was a 1932 graduate of Froebel High School in Gary.

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Bashleben, Sgt. James P.

On December 20, 1917, James Philip Bashleben was born to Kuno Bashleben & Frances Boening-Bashleben. When he was ten, his mother passed away on May 2, 1928. After her death, he and his father lived with his grandmother at 3248

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Becker, PFC Harold C.

PFC Harold Carl Becker on April 23, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, to Henry and Adeline Becker. With his two sisters and five brothers, one of which was his twin, he lived at 622 South Eleventh Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and

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Bertrand, 2nd Lt. Donald R.

2nd Lt. Donald Ray Bertrand was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on August 8, 1919. When he was two, his parents, Thomas Bertrand and Mary Pope-Bertrand, moved their family first to Estherville, Iowa, and later to Maywood, Illinois. In Maywood,

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Beyer, 2nd Lt. Daniel J.

What is known about 2nd Lt. Daniel Jordan Beyer was born on May 8, 1916, in Browndeer, Wisconsin, to Otto and Hermie Beyer and had four sisters and a brother. The family moved to Milwaukee, where he was a graduate

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Bird, Sgt. James A.

Very little is known about Sgt. James Anthony Bird. It is known that he was born on October 21, 1908, and raised in Geneva, Illinois. He was the son of James Bird and Mary Elizabeth France-Bird and had a sister.

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Black, 2nd Lt. Harry B.

On June 10, 1917, 2nd Lt. Harry Burton Black was born to Harry S. Black and Alta Drain-Black in Oregon, and with his brother, he was raised in Carlton and at 620 Southeast Douglas Avenue in Roseburg, Oregon. His family

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