Unit: 194th Tank Battalion

The 194th Tank Battalion is one of two tank battalions in the Provisional Tank Group which was deployed to the Philippines in 1941.

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194th - C Co.

Anson, Sgt. William F.

Sgt. William F. Anson
Born: 31 March 1919 – Payette, Idaho 
Parents: Stella & Austin Anson 
Siblings: 2 sisters
-March 1939 – his family moved to Salinas, California
Home: 232 East Hawthorne Street 
– parents moved to Waco, Texas, when

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194th - C Co.

Aram, Sgt. Francis E.

Sgt. Francis Edward Aram 
Born: 30 December 1920 – Fresno, California 
Parents: Joseph E. Aram & Lorena E. Murphy-Aram 
– mother died 1 July 1941 
Hometown: Gonzales, California 
Enlisted: California National Guard 
– father, Joseph, was also in California National

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194th - C Co.

Aram, Sgt. Joseph E.

Sgt. Joseph Edward Aram 
Born: 19 December 1897 – Santa Cruz, California 
Parents: Evangeline Dunstone-Aram & Joseph H. Aram 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers 
Nickname: Ed 
Hometown: Felton, California 
Married: Lorena E. Murphy 
– Lorena died July 1, 1941 

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194th - HQ Co.

Atwell, Cpl. John R.

Cpl. John Rawlins Atwell 
Born: 13 April 1905 – Fort Dodge, Iowa 
Parents: Rawlins P. Atwell & Gertrude W. Duncombe-Atwell 
Siblings: 4 sisters, 1 brother 
Home: Fort Dodge, Iowa 
– Iowa National Guard 
– 1 April 1924 

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194th - HQ Co.

Baker, Cpl. Milton

Cpl. Milton Baker
Born: 14 December 1911 – Kansas City, Missouri
Parents: Jacob & Dora Baker
Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers
Education: elementary school
Married: Margaret Baker
Home: 1308 Benton Boulevard – Kansas City, Missouri
Occupation: insurance agent
Selective Service

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194th - C Co.

Bales, Tec 4 Robert G.

T/4 Robert G. Bales was born in 1920, in Carnegie, Oklahoma.  It is known he had a brother, Glen, and the two brothers moved to Salinas, California, together, and were later joined by their parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bales.

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194th - HQ Co.

Barker, Tec 5 Harry F.

T/5 Harry Frank Barker
Born: 13 August 1919 – South International Falls, Minnesota
Parents: David Barker & Emilia B. Ohlund-Barker
Siblings: 4 sisters, 3 brothers
Home: 156 Fourth Avenue – South International Falls, Minnesota
Occupation: paper mill worker
Selective Service

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194th - C Co.

Barnes, PFC Eugene R.

PFC Eugene Richard Barnes
Born: 28 April 1922 – Monterey County, California
Parents: Edmund L. Barnes & Mary J. Thorn-Barnes
Siblings: 1 sister, 4 brothers
Home: 124 1/2 Pine Street – Salinas, California
Nickname: Stink
– U.S. Army

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194th - C Co.

Barretto, PFC Francis F.

PFC Francis Fidel Barretto 
Born: 9 March 1919 – Salinas, California 
Parents: Thomas & Rose Barretto 
– mother remarried: Rose Luckett 
Home: 12 Santa Clara Avenue – Box 686 – Salinas, California 
Education: attended local schools 
Selective Service Registration: 16

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194th - HQ Co.

Barry, Sgt . Howard C.

Sgt. Howard Charles Barry 
Born: 14 May 1915 – Burnsfork, Montana 
Parents: John Barry & Isabel Evans-Barry 
Siblings: 1 brother (known) 
Hometown: Missoula, Montana 
Education: high school 
Married: Lois M. Wilson 
– 24 February 1938 
Home: 314 ½ East Wishkah

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194th - MD

Bartik, Pvt. Frederick P.

Pvt. Frederick P. Bartik
Born: October 1915 – Pasadena, California
Parents: Joseph & Marie Bartik
– his father died when he was 19 years old
Nickname: Fred
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers
Home: 877 Golden West – Monrovia, California

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194th - HQ Co.

Bartleson, T/5 Ingwell P.

T/5 Ingwell Peter Bartleson
Born: 13 January 1907 – Forest City, Iowa
Parents: Ingle O. Bartleson & Adena M. Ingelbretson-Bartleson
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother
Hometown: Whitefish, Montana
Occupation: oil field worker
– 1935 – lived in Sanest, North Dakota

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