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Born: 13 April 1909 – Stuntz, Minnesota Mother: Edward M. Gonsolin Sr. & Ida Gonsolin Siblings: 1 sister Hometown: Stuntz, Minnesota Education: University of Minnesota – Class of 1933 Residence: 1940 – living at the Y.M.C.A. in Kelly Lake, Minnesota Occupation: swimming director Y.M.C.A. Married: Ruth M. Nelson – 13 April 1941 Enlisted: Unknown Training: […]
Filed as: 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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Born: 9 August 1917 – Kentucky Parents: Claud & Lillie Price-Kistner – father died mother married Douglas Price Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister Hometown: 405 South Sebree Avenue – Dawson Springs, Kentucky Nickname: “Lunky” Occupation: grocery store clerk Education: – Earlington High School – Class of 1937 Enlisted: – U. S. Army – 20 November […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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Born: 25 February 1915 – Gallup, New Mexico Parents: Gaspar Lopez & Natalia Gutierrez-Lopez Siblings: Unknown Home: 615 North Figueroa Street – Los Angeles, California Married: Esperanza Ordaz – married when inducted Children: 3 daughters, 1 son Occupation: presser – garment company Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 28 March 1941 Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington […]
Filed as: 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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PFC George R. Hadley Born: 5 November 1902 – Illinois Parents: Richard D. Hadley & Mary E. McDaugal-Hadley Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Hometown: Sunbury Township, Livingston County, Illinois – living in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1940 Education: 8th Grade Occupation: Stereotyper Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 9 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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Born: 4 October 1918 – Jefferson County, Kentucky Parents: Charles M. Graham & May Giles-Graham Siblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers Home: 1610 Stevens Avenue – Louisville, Kentucky Inducted: – U. S. Army – 31 March 1941 – Louisville, Kentucky Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky – assigned to D Company – Louisiana Maneuvers – 1 September […]
Filed as: 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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Born: 25 October 1921 – Putman County, West Virginia Parents: Ollie & Anna King Siblings: 6 sisters, 1 brother Hometown: Plymouth Township, Putman County, West Virginia Occupation: pipeline worker Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 8 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio Trained: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – trained alongside […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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Filed as: 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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Born: 9 May 1911 – Philippine Islands Parents: Unknown Siblings: Unknown Hometown: San Francisco, California Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 27 February 1941 – San Francisco, California Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington Units: – 41st Infantry Division – 194th Tank Battalion – had never trained in a tank Overseas Duty: – Movement: – traveled by […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Guerrilla
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Filed as: 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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S/Sgt. Winfred Horace AdairBorn: 22 February 1917 – Vanderburgh County, IndianaParents: Arthur E. Adair & Lulu Mays-AdairSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother– when he was a baby, he was put in an orphanage in Nashville, Tennessee– discovered his father was alive in 1937 in EvansvilleHome: 617 North Sixth Avenue – Evansville, Indiana– 1935 – living in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Leonard Marvin Adams was born on August 7, 1919, in Montague County, Texas, to Daniel W. Adams & Rosa Adams. With his three sisters and five brothers, he grew up in Texas and Anadarko, Oklahoma, and attended Fairview School in Anadarko, but left school after finishing the seventh grade. During the 1930s, his family […]
Filed as: 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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Pvt. William Eugene Adams was born on February 9, 1919, in Larue County, Kentucky, to John and June Adams in Larue County, Kentucky. Like many others of the time, he left school after completing grammar school. It is known that he worked in forestry. William was drafted into the U.S. Army on January 21, 1941, […]
Filed as: 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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S/Sgt. Nevel C. AdamsBorn: 1 May 1907 – Madison County, KentuckyParents: John L. Adams & Sallie Daugherty-AdamsSiblings: 5 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Union City, Kentucky– 1930 – the family lived in Gary, IndianaMarried: DorothyResidence: 205 Ravine Avenue, East Peoria, IllinoisNickname: Mose-called this by members of his companyEnlisted :– most likely enlisted in 1939Reenlisted 7 October 1941Unit:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Eduardo R. Aguero was born in Texas in 1914. What is known is that he was living with his mother’s parents, Francisco and Ygnes Flores in DeWitt County, Texas, 1920. Like many of the time, he never completed grade school. He married Margarita Jimenez in Stinton, Texas, and was the father of a son. […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – D Co., Provisional Tank Group
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Pvt. Melvin DonaldAhlgrimBorn: 6 August 1913 – Brainerd, MinnesotaParents: Louis F. Ahlgrim & Alice Prentice-AhlgrimSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothersHome: 320 Fifth Street, Brainerd, Minnesota– grew up at 619 Seventh StreetOccupation: janitor – movie theaterEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. James Taylor Aikin Born: 11 December 1926 – Hardin County, KentuckyNickname: “Ted”Parents: Samuel & Minola AikinSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHome: Hardin County, KentuckyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 1941– lied about his age – only fourteen years oldTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Robert S. Ainsworth was born in Columbus, Ohio, in September 1918, and was one of two sons of David W. Ainsworth and Virgie Ainsworth. He lived at 2609 Elliott Avenue in Columbus, graduated from West High School in 1937, and worked as a storage clerk at a mine supply company. Robert was inducted into […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Lawrence Robert AlbergBorn: 21 October 1918 – MinnesotaParents: Emil R. Alberg & Clara Tollefson-AlbergSiblings: 1 sister, 1 half-brotherHometown: 312 5th Avenue Northwest – Brainerd, MinnesotaOccupation: automotive mechanicEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– remained at Armory until 19 February 1941– 20 February 1941 – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Robert J. AlbertBorn: 22 August 1918 – MichiganMother: Angeline GagnonHometown: Detroit, MichiganSiblings: Not KnownInducted:– U.S. Army– UnknownTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank Battalion On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for duty in the Philippines because of an event that happened during the summer. A squadron of American fighters […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. John Byrne Aldred was born on June 20, 1918, to Alfred R. Aldred and Kathleen Byrne-Aldred. He was one of the couples’ three sons. His family resided at 2312 Kentucky Street in Louisville, Kentucky. From 1924 – 1932 he attended St. Louis Bertrand Grade School. He then attended St. Xavier High School and Ahrens […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – D Co., Provisional Tank Group
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Sgt. William C. Alford was born on October 1, 1921, to George Alford and Sadie May Miller-Alford in Danville, Kentucky. He attended school from kindergarten through eighth grade in Danville, but for high school, he traveled to Burgin, Kentucky.In July 1939, he joined the Kentucky National Guard’s 38th Tank Company from Harrodsburg.
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. John Henry AllenBorn: 26 June 1917 – MinnesotaParents: John H. Allen Sr. & Rose Bollman-AllenSiblings: 1 brotherHome: 225 Charles Street – Saint Paul, MinnesotaEducation:– Central High School – St. Paul, Minnesota– Class of 1935– The University of Minnesota – Class of 1940– Reserve Officers Training CorpsInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group
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Cpl. Fred Joseph Allen Born: 17 April 1920 – Kentucky Parents: Lawrence J. Allen Sr. & Sadie Belle Felker-Allen Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother, 2 half-sisters Home: 3505 Greenwood Avenue – Louisville, Kentucky Education: – St. Paul High School – left school Employment: Civilian Conservation Corps – worked six months before enlisting Enlisted: – 17 […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. John Jay AllenBorn: 24 October 1921 – Minneapolis, MinnesotaParents: Hiram Allen & Maybelle Shelrue-AllenSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: 717 North Eighth Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaNickname: JayEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at armory until 19 February 41– left by […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – A Co., Provisional Tank Group
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Cpl. William Sherman Allen Born: 8 August 1918 – Union Star, Missouri Parents: William E. & Margaret Allen Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother Hometown: 6708 Kings Hill Avenue – Saint Joseph, Missouri Education: Benton High School – Class of 1936 – St. Joseph Junior College – Associate’s Degree Occupation: janitor – public school Enlisted: – […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – HQ Co., Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Floyd Tilen AllenBorn: 23 December 1919 – Saint Louis, MissouriParents: UnknownSiblings: 1 sisterNickname: TilenHometown: St. Louis, MissouriOccupation: Civilian Conservation CorpsEnlisted:– U. S. Army– 12 October 1939 – Jefferson Barracks, MissouriTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– trained as a medic– assigned to 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, the 194th received orders […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Clarence L. Allen was born on August 31, 1919, in Lyon County, Kentucky, to Alton D. Allen and Leena Landkin-Allen. With his sister and brother, he grew up in Kuttawa, Kentucky. He left school after finishing grammar school and worked as a farmhand before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps. Clarence was drafted and reported […]
Filed as: 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Cause of Death, Disease, Prison Camp, Provisional Tank Group
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Sgt. Albert Leroy Allen Jr. was born on February 26, 1920, in Mansfield, Ohio, and was the son of Albert L, Sr. and Beulah Allen and lived at 21 Linden Road in Mansfield. He was a 1938 graduate of Mansfield High School. Albert was attending Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio when he received his draft […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Elkoney Albert Allison was the son of Thomas D. Allison & 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 County, Tennessee. He left high school after his third year of high school. As a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Capt. Jack Cary AltmanBorn: 1911 – Pitsburg County, OklahomaParents: Abram Altman & Nellie Mumaw-Altman– parents divorced– father married Maud AllisonResidence: McAlister, OklahomaSiblings: 1 half-sister, 3 brothersEducation: Oklahoma Military Academy– Class of 1927Married: Ruth H. PutmanHome: 705 Northeast Eighth Street – Amarillo, TexasInducted:– U. S. Army– Army ReserveNote: Member of the Texas National Guard– 142nd Infantry […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. John F. Alves Jr.Born: 12 June 1918 – Fresno County, CaliforniaParents: John F. Alves Sr. & Amelia AlvesSiblings: 2 sistersHome: Fresno County, CaliforniaOccupation: farmerEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas, CaliforniaUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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Cpl. John Norman AndersonBorn: 12 October 1918 – IllinoisParents: Mr. & Mrs. Robert AndersonHome: 407 California Street – Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for duty in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Crate Davis Anderson was born on August 26, 1921, in Yellow Creek, North Carolina, to Edmund Anderson and Zena Hall-Anderson. With his sister, he grew up in Yellow Creek. When he was eight, his mother died. He left school after completing eighth grade and went to work as a farm hand. Crate enlisted in […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – D Co., Provisional Tank Group
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Sgt. Leroy Clark Anderson was the son of Erwin and Emma Anderson and was born on April 7, 1918. He was raised in a house, with his sister, that his father built at 623 Briody Street in Burlington, Wisconsin. When he was a child, his mother died and his father remarried. LeRoy attended school in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Milan Elroy AndersonBorn: 19 June 1919 – MontanaParents: Albert & Hilda AndersonSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHometown: 1713 Oak Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaOccupation: assistant manager – theaterEnlisted: Minnesota National Guard – 1938Inducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at armory until 19 February 41– marched to Northern Pacific […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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1st/Sgt. John Robert Andrews was born in June or July 1917 in Ottawa County, Ohio, to John Andres & Mary Ondrik-Andres. His parents were immigrants from Czechoslovakia. With his four sisters and three brothers, he grew up at 330 Maple Street in Port Clinton, Ohio, and attended high school for three years. John worked as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Joseph Nicholas Angelone was born in 1915 in Rockaway Beach, New York City, New York, to Nicholas & Catherine Angelone. With his two brothers and sister, he grew up at 180 Beach 85th Street, Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. He attended Public School #44 and Far Rockaway High School. In 1931, his mother died, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Joseph Riley Anness Jr. was the son of Susie & Joseph R. Anness Sr., and was born on March 9, 1914, in Boyle County, Kentucky. He had two brothers and a sister and was the cousin of Elzie Anness, who was also a member of his National Guard company. On April 30, 1934, Joe […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Elzie Elworth Anness was born on August 4, 1921, in Springtown, Kentucky, to Omar W. Anness & Margaret Harlow-Anness, and was raised, with his two sisters and two brothers, at 313 Tabler Avenue in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He left school after completing three years of high school. Elzie joined the Kentucky National Guard and trained […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. William F. Anson Born: 31 March 1919 – Payette, IdahoParents: Stella & Austin AnsonHome: 232 East Hawthorne Street – Salinas, California– parents moved to Waco, TexasOccupation:– Pacific Fruit Express Company, San FranciscoEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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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 of drilling. Very little time was devoted to operating machine guns, tanks and using chemicals. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Francis Edward AramBorn: 30 December 1920 – Fresno, CaliforniaParents: Joseph E. Aram & Lorena E. Murphy-Aram– mother died July 1, 1941Hometown: Gonzales, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National Guard– father, Joseph, was also in California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– transferred to HQ Company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Joseph Edward AramBorn: 19 December 1897 – Santa Cruz, CaliforniaParents: Evangeline Dunstone-Aram & Joseph H. AramSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersNickname: EdHometown: Felton, CaliforniaMarried: Lorena E. Murphy– Lorena died July 1, 1941Son: Francis E. AramMarried: Pauline– wife received POW postcards from him in September 1943 and November 1944Occupation: truck driverEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Richard C. Armato was the son of Italian immigrants and was born on January 15, 1912, to Antonia Gigante-Armato and Dominick Armato. He grew up in Melrose Park, Illinois, with his sister and brother and with friends joined the Illinois National Guard as a member of the 33rd Division’s Tank Company in Maywood, Illinois. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. William L. Arnold was born on May 4, 1917, in Fishtail, Montana, to William C. & Margaret B. Arnold. He was the oldest of the couple’s six sons and four daughters. Since he could not afford the cost of getting to school, he dropped out of high school during his first year to help […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Leon Foster Atha was born on May 20, 1916, in Monterey, Kentucky. He was the son of Kelly B. Atha & Amanda Fitzgerald-Atha and raised at 424 Everton in Frankfort, Kentucky, with his three siblings. In the 1940 census, his occupation was listed as a truck driver. On January 21, 1941, Leon was inducted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. John Rawlins AtwellBorn: 13 April 1905 – Fort Dodge, IowaParents: Rawlins P. Atwell & Gertrude W. Duncombe-AtwellSiblings: 4 sisters, 1 brotherHome: Fort Dodge, IowaEnlisted:– Iowa National Guard– 1 April 1924Education:– Centre College, Danville, Kentucky– two years of college – 1925 – 1927Married: Susan W. Hawley– 21 February 1929Children: 3 daughters, 2 sonsResidence: 1859 8th […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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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, Louisiana, to join the 753rd Tank Battalion. It was in October 1941, that he volunteered […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. John Barnett Babb was born on April 6, 1918, in Hopkins County, Kentucky. He was the son of Archie Babb & Minnie Lypcott-Babb and grew up in Madisonville, Kentucky. He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps planting trees in the Morganfield, Kentucky, area. In 1937, he married Dorothy Pleasant. The couple had a son, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. James Arthur Bainbridge Jr. was born on July 20, 1918, to James A. Bainbridge Sr. & Maude Floor-Bainbridge. With his brother, Jack, he grew up at 910 South 9th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He attended Emerson Grade School and was a member of the Proviso Township High School Class of 1937. After high school, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Milton BakerBorn: 14 December 1911 – Kansas City, MissouriParents: Jacob & Dora BakerSiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothersEducation: elementary schoolMarried: Margaret BakerHome: 1308 Benton Boulevard – Kansas City, MissouriOccupation: insurance agentInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this move – which had been made on August 15, 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Ray Baldon was one of the twin sons of Ozro Baldon Sr. & Mabel Parrish-Baldon born in Wisconsin on May 6, 1919. Besides his twin brother, Fay, he had three other brothers and one sister. It is known that he and his brother, Fay, left home and worked on farms in Walworth County, Wisconsin. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Fay W. Baldon was born on May 6, 1919, in Wisconsin, to Ozro Baldon Sr. & Mabel Parrish-Baldon, in Wisconsin.  He was one of six children and the family resided in Vernon County. With his twin brother, Ray, he traveled around looking for work. Fay and Ray were living and working in Walworth County, […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – A Co., Provisional Tank Group
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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. To fulfill their military obligation, Robert joined the California National Guard’s 40th Divisional Tank Company in Salinas, California. On February 10, 1941, at Salinas Army Air Base, […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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S/Sgt. John Edwin Ball was born in Stuart, Iowa, to Frederick E. Ball & Cora C. Rinehart-Ball on September 17, 1914. He was one of the couple’s ten children. Before he and his brother, William, moved to the Chicago area in 1940, he worked as a machinist in a light factory. In the Chicago area, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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What is known about T/4 Joseph S. Bandych was born in 1921 to Bruno & Amelia Bandych. His father was a coal miner and the family resided at House #177 at the Glen Robbins Coal Company near Warren, Ohio. Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 19th Ordnance Battalion at Fort […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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S/Sgt Donald McDonald Barden was born in 1920 in Richland County, South Carolina, to Clementina McDonald-Barden. Later, his mother married John A. Lemmons, which made him the brother of three sisters, a step-sister, and a step-brother. He later resided in Richmond County, Georgia, and worked in a shoe store. On July 24, 1940, he enlisted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Zenon Roland Bardowski on October 17, 1914, in Gary, Indiana, to Zenon N. Bardowski & 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. His family operated a grocery and meat market. Zenon liked cars so much that hand […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Harry Frans 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 Inducted: – U. S. Army – 1941 Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington Units: – 194th Tank Battalion […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Eugene Richard BarnesBorn: 28 April 1922 – Monterey County, CaliforniaParents: Edmund L. Barnes & Mary J. Thorn-BarnesSiblings: 1 sister, 4 brothersHometown: Salinas, CaliforniaNickname: StinkInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for duty in the Philippines […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Francis F. BarrettoBorn: 9 March 1919 – Salinas, CaliforniaParents: Thomas & Rose Barretto– mother remarried: Rose LuckettHome: 12 Santa Clara Avenue – Salinas, CaliforniaEducation: attended local schoolsEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Howard C. BarryBorn: 14 May 1915 – Missoula, MontanaParents: John Barry & Isabel Evans-BarrySiblings: 1 brother (known)Hometown: Missoula, MontanaEducation: high schoolMarried: Lois M. Wilson– 24 February 1938Home: 314 ½ East Wishkah Street – Aberdeen, WashingtonOccupation: bartender– worked with brotherInducted:– U. S. Army– 8 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Frederick P. BartikBorn: October 1915 – Pasadena, CaliforniaParents: Joseph & Marie Bartik– his father died when he was 19 years oldNickname: FredSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHome: 877 Golden West – Monrovia, CaliforniaEducation:– Morovia-Arcadia-Duarte High School – Monrovia, California– participated in band and orchestra– Pasadena Junior College– 2 years of collegeOccupation: bookkeeper – wholesale metal […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Ingwell Peter BartlesonBorn: 13 January 1907 – Forest City, IowaParents: Ingle O. Bartleson & Adena M. Ingelbretson-BartlesonSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHometown: Whitefish, MontanaOccupation: oil field worker– 1935 – lived in Sanest, North Dakota– 1940 – lived in Cut Bank Township, Glacier County, MontanaInducted:– U.S. Army– 28 March 1941 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. Albert J. Bartz on May 24, 1913, in Albion Township in rural Edgerton, Wisconsin, to Albert E. Bartz & Ida Hawkinson-Bartz. He was the fourth of the couple’s seven children. The family later moved to Janesville and lived at 208 West Dodge Street. It is known he was married and the father of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Robert W. Bartz was the son of Albert E. Bartz & Ida C. Hawkinson-Bartz. He was born on March 31, 1920, in Edgerton, Wisconsin, and was one of eight children born to the couple. With his four brothers and three sisters, he grew up at 220 North Palm Street in Janesville. He worked as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/Sgt. Charles Elmer BashamBorn: 22 July 1919 – KentuckyMother: Thomas Basham & Mattie Hickeson-BashamSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHome: 326 Bartles Bottom Road – Meade County, KentuckyEducation: Grade SchoolOccupation: sheet metal workerInducted:– U.S. Army– 23 January 1940 – Ashford General Hospital, West VirginiaTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside 192nd Tank Battalion– learned to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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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 West Warner Avenue in Chicago. His father remarried and, with his half-sister, he was raised […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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What is known about David J. Baugh is that he was born in 1919 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Joseph & Abby Baugh. His parents divorced, in the 1920s, when he was a child, and with his sister and brother, he was raised by his father. He completed the eighth grade and attended George Washington High […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Henry V. Baumgardt Jr.Born: 8 March 1923 – Lafayette, IndianaParents: Henry V. Baumgardt Sr. & Meta Scharbara-BaumgardtSiblings: 3 brothers, 1 sisterHome: 409 Asher Street, Lafayette, IndianaEducation:– Ford Grade School– Jefferson High School– left high school after one yearEnlisted:– 9 January 1941– Fort Benjamin Harrison, IndianaUnit:– B Company, 19th Ordnance Battalion– Reorganized as: 17th Ordnance […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Tec 5 Von Haslem BaxterBorn: 7 March 1915 – Mount Sterling, UtahParents: Robert L. Baxter & Sarah Haslam-BaxterHometown: Wellsville, UtahSiblings: 4 sisters 2 brothers– one brother died in 1939Education: left high school during junior yearInducted: 17 March 1941 – Salt Lake CityUnit:– A Company, 19th Ordnance Battalion– Reorganized as 17th Ordnance CompanyTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyNote: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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S/Sgt. Joseph W. Beard was born on August 25, 1921, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was one of the seven children born to Joseph E. Beard & Mary Ann Hepp-Beard. He grew up in Boston and later resided with his grandparents in Port Clinton, Ohio. He was a high school graduate and worked as a hotel […]
Filed as: Proviso Students, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Frank Lester Beaver was born 0n October 31, 1918, in Piqua, Ohio, to Frank C. Beaver & Stella M. Clingon-Beaver. He grew up, with his three sisters and four brothers, on a farm near Washington, Ohio, and attended Houston High School where he graduated valedictorian of his class. After high school, he worked for […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Raymond George BeckBorn: 31 May 1917 – Russell, Russell County, KansasParents: Frederick Beck & Margaret M. Deines-BeckSiblings: 1 sisterHome: 535 East Third Street – Russell, KansasEducation:– Washburn CollegeEmployed: Russell-Farmers State Bank– bookkeeper– met future wifeInducted:– U. S. Army– Fort Leavenworth, Kansas– 26 February 1941– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Harold Carl Becker on April 23, 1917, in Illinois, to Henry & 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 attended Proviso Township High School. After he left high school, he worked as a machinist at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pfc. Harold Richard Beggs was the son of Carl L. Beggs & Lydia M. Ohlinger-Beggs and was born on September 26, 1920, in Port Clinton, Ohio. He was one of the couple’s four children. As a child, he grew up at 310 East Sixth Street in Port Clinton. In 1939, he joined the Ohio National […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Gerald J. BellBorn: 14 July 1922 – Township 134, Crow Wing County, MinnesotaParents: James W. Bell & Vietta B. Barker-BellSiblings: 5 sisters, 2 brother– twin sister: Geraldine– sixth of eight childrenHometown: Township 134, Range 29, MinnesotaOccupation: employed by Northwest Paper CompanyEducation: Washington High School– left high school during his sophomore yearEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. August BenderBorn: 10 January 1920 – Yankton, South DakotaParents: Jacob Bender & Emelia Pfeifle-BenderSiblings: 3 sisters, 4 brothersNickname: “Jeff”Hometown: Yankton, South DakotaResidence: Crow Wing County, Minnesota– living with brother and sister-in-lawOccupation: worked on brother’s farmInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at armory […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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What is known about 2nd Lt. Charles Edward Bennett is that he was from Louisville, Kentucky, and lived at 826 Randolph Avenue. Since he was not on the battalion’s roster at Fort Knox, he may have joined the battalion at Camp Polk, Louisiana, from the 753rd Tank Battalion, or he could have been assigned to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Horace Bennett was born on February 14, 1917, in Alto, Cherokee County, Texas, to Lee Bennett and Mattie Landrum-Bennett. With his four sisters and three brothers, he resided on Old Rusk Road in Cherokee County. He left school after the fifth grade and worked on the family’s farm. On March 18, 1941, Horace was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Elmer John Bensing Jr. was the son of Elmer J. Bensing Sr & Lenore Wilson-Bensing and was born on December 12, 1918, in Louisville, Kentucky. With his three younger brothers and two younger sisters, he resided at 1452 South Hemlock Street. He was a high school graduate and worked in payroll at an auto […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Prison Camp
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Pvt. Donald Roy Berger was born on August 9, 1923, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Roy C. Berger and Linda Emily Maahs-Berger. With his two sisters and brother, he lived at 506 Linn Street in Janesville. When he was twelve, his mother passed away. He left school after his sophomore year and worked for an architecture […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Manuel Joseph Bernard Jr.Born: 1 April 1916 – Salinas, CaliforniaParents: Manuel J. Bernard Sr. & Mary Florence Flores-BernardSiblings: 5 sisters, 3 brothersHome: Ricco Street – Castroville, CaliforniaEducation:– Monterey High School– played football, basketball, and ran track– Salinas Junior CollegeOccupation: Bay Farms Corporation – accountantMarried – Marguerite Lucille Carothers – 21 June 1941Residence: Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Joseph J. Bernardo Born: 9 January 1912 – Alameda County, California Parents: Manuel J. Bernardo & Mary Rogers-Bernardo Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Hometown: Washington, California Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 21 February 1941 – San Francisco, California – A Company, 194th Tank Battalion Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington – tank driver Note: The […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Capt. Max Martin Bernstein M.D.Born: 30 September 1913 – Chicago, IllinoisParents: Harry Berstein & Bella Schechtman-BernsteinSiblings: 3 brothers, 2 sistersHome: 4845 North Avers Avenue – Chicago, IllinoisEducation:– Roosevelt High School – Chicago, Illinois – 1930– University of Chicago – Bachelor of Science – 1934– participated in intercollegiate wrestling– University of Chicago Medical School – Class […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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2nd Lt. Donald Ray Bertrand was born in Roswell, New Mexico, on August 8, 1919. When he was two, his parents, Thomas Bertrand & Mary Pope-Bertrand, moved their family first to Estherville, Iowa, and later to Maywood, Illinois. In Maywood, he, his brother, and two sisters were raised at 205 South 8th Avenue and attended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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What is known about 2nd Lt. Daniel Jordan Beyer was born on May 8, 1916, in Browndeer, Wisconsin, to Otto & Hermie Beyer and had four sisters and a brother. The family moved to Milwaukee, where he was a graduate of Bay Valley High School Class of 1934. He later lived at 2558 South Wentworth […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – B Co., Provisional Tank Group
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M/Sgt. Floyd W. BickmoreBorn: 17 August 1902 – Santa Cruz County, CaliforniaParents: William T. Bickmore & Ella Viola Rawson-BickmoreSiblings: 2 sistersMarried:Home: 421 South California Street – Salinas, California– as a POW – gave his address as 16 West Milvia, Berkley, CaliforniaOccupation: sheet metal worker – constructionEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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What is known about PFC William Esco Biddle is that he was born on October 16, 1922, in Vincennes, Indiana. He was the youngest of three children born to Esco W. Biddle & Pearl Walker-Biddle. He grew up Clinton, Indiana, and had a grade school education. He was inducted into the U. S. Army in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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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. His mother, Mary, remarried, and he was the step-son of Richard McElligott and was also […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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On June 10, 1917, 2nd Lt. Harry Burton Black was born to Harry S. Black & 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 called him “Burton” to avoid confusion with his father, but he was known as “Harry” […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. William Elwood BlacketerBorn: 5 April 1919 – Mackville, KentuckyParents: Elmer Blacketer & Hattie Shewmaker-BlacketerSiblings: 3 sisters, 7 brothersHome: 461 Hardin Avenue – Harrodsburg, KentuckyOccupation: Odd JobsEnlisted:– Kentucky National Guard – HarrodsburgInducted:– U. S. Army– 25 November 1940 – HarrodsburgTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– tank driver– Camp Polk, Louisiana– Louisiana ManeuversNote: In the late summer of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Yodagawa
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Pvt. Joe Daniel BlairBorn: 14 October 1916 – Stone County, MissouriParents: Andrew J. Blair & Lennie L. Kirkendall-BlairSiblings: 2 sisters, 7 brothersHometown: Washington Township, Stone County, MissouriEducation: left high school after three yearsOccupation: worked on the family farmInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC John Harold BlomquistBorn: 16 May 1919 – Marysville, WashingtonParents: John E. Blomquist & Marie Holver-Blomquist– father died in 1920– mother remarried: Willis R. BrownHometown: Port Discovery, WashingtonGraduated:– Brewster High School– Class of 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– 8 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Elmer Florian Blonien was born on April 12, 1916, to John K. Blonien and Katherine Muellenbach-Blonien. In 1930, his family moved to Wood County, Wisconsin, where his family resided in the town of Rudolph. It is known he had one brother and three sisters, and that he worked in his father’s feed store until […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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1st Lt. Kenneth Bryant Bloomfield was born on January 12, 1920, in Flint, Michigan. He was the son of R. D. & Lydia Bloomfield. His father was an executive with General Motors and was transferred to Janesville, Wisconsin. In 1935, when he was fifteen, his family moved to 1223 East Blaine Avenue in Janesville, Wisconsin. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Death March
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Pvt. Emery B. Boardman was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1919 to Charles W. Boardman & Edna Leeman-Boardman. With his two brothers, he was raised at 731 Highland in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and attended Glenbard High School. Before the war, he worked in his father’s reality and insurance business. Like many young men, Emery […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Death March, Execution
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T/5 Eber L. Boden was born on December 26, 1917, in Oakwood, Oklahoma, to Charles H. and Marguerite Lamar-Boden. With his six brothers and one sister, he grew up on the family farm about four miles from Oakwood. Eber was known as “Eb” to his family and friends. He attended Bell School and Oakwood High […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Robert Edward Boehm was born on November 25, 1921, to Edward H. Boehm & Margaret Mary Tilton-Boehm, and was the couple’s only child. He was raised at 113 North Walnut Street in Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended local schools. On November 25, 1941, he was called to federal service with the 32nd Tank Company of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Charles Raymond Boeshart on August 18, 1915, in Columbus, Ohio, to William J. Bosehart and Catherine J. Boeshart. With his two sisters and two brothers, he first lived near Ohio State University at 8th and High Streets. In 1920, his family moved to a farm on Catawba Island near Port Clinton, Ohio, and later […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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Pvt. James H. Bogart Born: 16 December 1920 – Pine River, Minnesota Parents: William B. & Pearl Bogart Children: 4 sisters, 1 brother – the family resided in Texas in 1930 Hometown: Pine River, Minnesota Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard – September 1940 Inducted: – U. S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota – […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – A Co., Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Fred J. BolingerBorn: 23 August 1919 – Truth, ArkansasParents: Samuel W. Bolinger& Aura C. Fowler-BolingerSiblings: 4 sisters, 4 brothers– lived near Wharton, ArkansasHome: Sheridan County, Wyoming– moved to Wyoming in 1935Enlisted:– Wyoming National Guard– 1939 joined 115th U.S. CalvaryInducted:– U.S. Army– 24 February 1941 – Sheridan WyomingTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– radio operatorUnits:– 194th Tank […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Rudolph Oliver BolstadBorn: 3 September 1905 – Mary Township, Norman County, MinnesotaParents: Ole E. Bolstad & Ida Aasen-BolstadSiblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothersHome: Mary Township, Norman County, MinnesotaOccupation: farmerInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Daniel J. Boni was born to Daniel F. Boni and Phyllis Bronge-Boni on April 13, 1917. He grew up at 1419 North Broadway Avenue in Melrose Park, Illinois, and was known as “Danny” to his family and friends. Danny attended Melrose Park School and Proviso Township High School for two years but left school […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Kenneth Allen BooherBorn: 23 December 1909 – South DakotaParents: Elmer A. Booher & Eliza A. Lloyd-BooherSiblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothersHome: Lane County, OregonEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 1 April 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for duty in the Philippines because of an […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Patrick F. Boone was born on November 19, 1916, in Kentucky to Frank Boone and Mary Ann Lush-Boone. With his three sisters and two brothers, he lived on the family farm outside of Leitchfield, Kentucky. Like many others of the time, he left school after completing the eighth grade and went to work on […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Kelly Stephen BordersBorn: 15 September 1919 – Middletown, OhioParents: John T. Borders & Leona Welch-Borders– mother died when he was two years oldSiblings:– 2 sisters, 3 brothers, 6 half-sisters, 3 half-brothersHometown: Middletown, Ohio– living with sister and brother-in-law in Lemon, Ohio, in 1940Occupation: did odd jobsEnlisted:– U. S. Army– 8 May 1940Training:– Fort Knox, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Henry D. BordnerBorn: 17 December 1917 – Butte, MontanaParents: William W. Bordner & Margaret A. Lyons-BordnerSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersNickname: “Harry”Home: 1113 West Platinum Street – Butte, MontanaEducation:– Butte High School – Class of 1937Inducted:– U. S. Army– 28 March 1941 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– motorcycle messengerUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/Sgt. Johnnie William Bottoms Sr. was born on September 23, 1915. With his brother, he was raised in Harrodsburg and Richmond, Kentucky, by his grandparents. He was known as “Johnnie” to his family and friends.  It is known that he was married to Anna Mae Spoonamore and was the father of a son, John William […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Willard Leroy BoushleyBorn: 6 September 1918 – Lida Township, MinnesotaParents: Fred Boushley & Anna V. Mortensen-BoushleySiblings: 2 brothersHometown: Lida Township, MinnesotaOccupation: worked on the family farmInducted: 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital with colds– Typical Day – after they arrived at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. George H. Boyce was born in February 5, 1918, in Dewey County, Oklahoma, and was the youngest of seven children born to Roy and Nellie Boyce. What is known about his early childhood was that his mother died in 1919. By 1920, George, his four brothers, and two sisters were living in an orphanage […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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M/Sgt. William Giles Boyd was born in 1904 in Tennessee and was the son of Hezekiah & Louise Pinkston-Giles-Boyd. It is known he had two sisters and a brother. When he was a child, his parents died leaving him to be raised by his grandparents in Van Zandt County, Texas. After he graduated high school, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC James Patrick BoydBorn: 21 October 1917 – Sweetwater, TexasParents: Samuel P. Boyd & Ethel D. Parks-BoydSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brotherHome: Sweetwater, TexasGraduated: Sweetwater High School – 1935Inducted:– U. S. Army– 11 February 1941 – Lubbock, TexasUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– A Company reorganized as 17th Ordnance Company– trained as small arms mechanic– 17th Ordnance CompanyTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Ralph L. Boyle was born on December 23, 1919, Fairmont, West Virginia, to Ralph P. Boyle & Helen M. Dennis-Boyle. With his four sisters and two brothers, he was raised at Rear, 526 Depot Street in Niles, Ohio. He attended high school for two years and later worked as a laborer in the Civilian […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Adam T. Boysen was the son of Alfred B. Boysen and Gladdis Thayer-Boysen. He was born in June 1918 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Sometime between 1925 and 1930, Adam’s parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to Arcadia, California. It is known that he graduated from Howe Military School in Long Beach, Indiana […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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1st Lt. Ray Wyath BradfordBorn: 23 January 1910 – Saint Joseph, MissouriParents: Pearl A. & Lena M. BradfordSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: St. Joseph, MissouriMarried: Melba Inez Nauman – 31 July 1932Children: 3 daughtersEnlisted: Missouri National Guard– 30 August 1926 – Private– rose in rank to 1st Sergeant– 10 February 1941 – commissioned: Second LieutenantInducted:– U. S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Philip Sidney Brain Jr. was born to Philip S. Brain Sr. & Marie Brain on June 24, 1915, in Libby, Montana. He was the second oldest son and had three younger brothers and two younger sisters. When he was a toddler, his family moved to Minneapolis. His family resided at 4027 26th Ave South […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Hugh Edmund BranchBorn: 15 January 1919 – Mobeetie, TexasParents: Clarence C. Branch & Clelia Baumgardner-BranchSiblings: 3 sisters, 4 brothersEducation: Miami High School, Miami, Texas – Class of 1936Occupation: worked in oil fields in East Texas and MontanaInducted:– U.S. Army– 28 March 1941 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – HQ Co., Provisional Tank Group
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Cpl. Matthew Baxter Braun Cpl. Matthew Baxter Braun was born on November 30, 1916, in Sedgewick, Alberta, Canada, to Andrew & Mable Braun. He was the second oldest of the couple’s four children and known as “Matt” to his family and friends. He grew up at 9 Williamstown Road in Camden, New York, until the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. William Earl Braye Jr.Born: 31 March 1917 – Santa Monica, CaliforniaParents: William E. Braye Sr. & Matilda Braye– mother remarried: Mrs. Matilda GalavizeSiblings: twin brother, 1 sister, 1 half-brotherHometown: Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation: Salinas City Street DepartmentEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseUnit:– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Rufus BrazzelBorn: January 1916 – Kaufmann County, TexasParents: Edmond D. Brazzel & Maude F. Lewis-BrazzelSiblings: 1 sister, 4 brothersHometown: Otter Creek, OklahomaEducation: completed grade schoolEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 25 September 1940 – Ft. Still, OklahomaUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– A Company, 19th Ordnance BattalionTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training– Week 1: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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What is known about PFC Hubert Oris Brewer is that he was born on February 27, 1921, in Onia, Stone County, Arkansas. He was the son of Floyd D. Brewer & Gertha E. Lawrence-Brewer and lived in Lamar, Arkansas, as a child with his three brothers and sister. Hubert later resided in Ofuskee County, Oklahoma, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Fitzhugh Wright BrincefieldBorn: 24 May 1911 – McDowell County, West VirginiaParents: John C. Brincefield & Cordelia Wright-BrincefieldSiblings: 2 sisters, 5 brothersHometown: Northfolk, West VirginiaInducted:– U.S. Army– 25 January 1941 – Huntington, West VirginiaTraining: Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– A Company– reorganized as 17th Ordnance CompanyNote: On August 15, 1941, orders were issued, to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. Jack D. BrinkBorn: 1921 – MichiganParents: Archie & Nellie BrinkSiblings: 2 sistersHome: 230 East Lake Avenue – Watsonville, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National Guard– joined with his best friend, Norman Rose– joined so they could have a two-week vacation with his friends on maneuversInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Lewis H. Brittan was born on October 10, 1915, to Max & Fannie Brittan who were Russian immigrants. He and his brother were raised in Downers Grove, Illinois, and attended Downers Grove High School where he played basketball. After high school, he worked as a shipping clerk for a novelty company. His family also […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Alvin Charles BrodBorn: 11 August 1913 – Alleyton, TexasParents: Adam & Emma Brod– father died – 1915– Stepfather: Henry P. VollertsenSiblings: 1 brother, 3 sistersResidence: Deering, North Dakota – 1930Home: Missoula County, MontanaOccupation: FarmhandInducted:– U. S. Army– 28 March 1941 – Fort Missoula, MontanaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Glenn Dale Brokaw was born on April 4, 1921, in Lebanon, South Dakota, and was the son of Clarence D. Brokaw & Ethel M. Barrett-Brokaw. At this time, it is not known when he came to California. It is known that the family settled in San Buenaventura, California, sometime after 1924. He joined the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Robert Eugene Bronge was born on June 14, 1917, to James V. Bronge & Julia Nelson-Bronge. With his two brothers and his sister, he grew up in Maywood and Melrose Park, Illinois. As a child, he attended Mount Carmel Catholic School and graduated in 1933. He then went to Proviso Township High School and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Thomas Franklin Brooks was born on October 13, 1919, in Edmonson County, Kentucky to Charles Smith Brooks & Frances Isabel Brooks. He was the fourth of the couple’s twelve children. He crew up at Rural Route 2 near Monmouth Cave, Kentucky. He was known as “Frank” to his family and friends. Thomas was inducted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Robert H. Brooks was the son of Adline &. Ray Brooks. He was born in October 8, 1915, in McFarland, Kentucky. He was raised in Sadieville, Kentucky, with his two sisters. As an adult, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he enlisted in the U.S. Army in late 1940. In November 1940, Robert became […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Irvin Martin Brosnan Born: 23 February 1919 – Trona, California Parents: Martin F. Brosnan & Catherine McFarlan-Brosnan Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Hometown: Trona, California Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 17 February 1941 – Los Angeles, California Training: – Unknown Units: – Unknown – possibly joined 17th Ordnance, in California, as it was being […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Albert Gray BroussardBorn: 25 May 1915 – Bunkie, LouisanaParents: Louis Broussard & Sallie Meadows-Broussard– mother died in 1927– father remarried– father also passed awayHome: 1922 Levin Street – Alexandria, Louisiana– 1940 – residing in Moss Point, MississippiSiblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers, 3 half-brothers, 5 half-sistersOccupation: painter- paper millInducted:– 22 February 1941 – Camp Shelby, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. Alpheus Ward BrownBorn: 23 August 1919 – Orleans, IowaParents: William H. Brown & Lois O. Edwards-BrownSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers– Brother: Billie Brown – also in A CompanyLived: Superior, Iowa – 1930Hometown: Lake Edwards, Minnesota– living with his two brothersOccupation: Mason – road constructionNickname: “Al”Enlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Corporal Laprade Dayton Brown was born in Frankfort Heights, Illinois, on July 24, 1919. He was the son of Laprade D. Brown & Leona Thompson-Brown. His father died the same month that Leprade was born, so the family lived with his mother’s relative. His mother married a second time and her second husband died. She […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Billie Elwin BrownBorn: 21 January 1917 – Lake Hubert, MinnesotaParents: William H. Brown & Lois O. Edwards-BrownSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers– Brother: Alpheus Brown – also a member of A CompanyHometown: Lake Edwards, Minnesota– living with his two brothersOccupation: FarmhandInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Charles R. Brown was born on December 16, 1922, in New Martinsville, West Virginia. By 1930, he was living with his grandparents, Josiah & Maud McVaney in Upshur County, West Virginia. On January 7, 1941, he enlisted into the U.S. Army at Fort Hayes, Ohio. He was sent to Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for basic […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC William Edwin Brown was born August 12, 1919, in Hodge, Louisiana He was the son of William Leslie Brown & Zora Alexander-Brown and raised, with his brother, at 527 Fourth Street in Jonesboro, Louisiana. His family called him “Edwin.” On July 30, 1940, he was inducted into the U.S. Army in Jackson, Mississippi. He […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC. John D. BrownBorn: 9 December 1918 – Hancock County, KentuckyParents: Ivory & Anna Brown– parents divorced after 1925Siblings: 1 sisterHometown: Lewisport, KentuckyEducation: completed grade schoolOccupation: farmerEnlisted:– U. S. Army– 1941Unit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– 17th Ordnance Company– A Company of 19th ordnance deactivated.– reactivated as 17th Ordnance CompanyTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyNote: On August 15, 1941, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. Vincent Russell Brown was born in 1917 in Greene County, Ohio. He was the son of Blaine Brown & Marie Condon-Brown. With his two sisters, he grew up on Route 20 in Mentor Township, Lake County, Ohio. He was known as “Russell” to his family. When he was inducted into the U. S. Army […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Robert A. BrownBorn: 1918 – Grays Harbor County, WashingtonParents: UnknownSiblings: UnknownHome: 223 W. Sixth Street – Aberdeen, Washington– 1940 – lived with aunt & uncleInducted:– U. S. Army– 8 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 William C. P. Brown was born, in March 1918, in Pennsylvania, but sometime during the 1920s, the family moved to Ohio. He left school after two years of high school and was working as a truck driver when he was drafted into the Army. On March 27, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was inducted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Jack Vernon Bruce was the son of Mamie Bruce and born on October 28, 1921, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It appears that his father died and his mother married Joseph Bruce., who adopted Jack and his two sisters. After his mother remarried, the family moved to Milton, Wisconsin, where he attended Milton schools and Milton […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Paul H. Bruce was the son of Clomer L. Bruce & Mamie E. Hendrix-Bruce. He was born on May 21, 1918, in Palo Pinto County, Texas. It is known that he had two sisters and two brothers. Sometime during the 1930s, his mother passed away and the family moved in with his father’s brother […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Tansell Ezell Bruce was the son of Connie & Mettie Bruce. He was born in Lynnville, Kentucky on October 13, 1915. With his four sisters and brother, he attended school in Fairbanks, Kentucky. He attended high school, but he did not graduate. After leaving high school, he worked as a farmer. Tansell was known […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Grover Cleveland Brummett was born April 9, 1920, in Garratt County to Joseph Brummett & Nellie Ashford-Brummett. He grew up on a small farm near Lancaster, Kentucky, with his three sisters and two brothers. As a child, he attended school in Hubble where he was educated in a one-room log school house. When he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Capt. Fred Tobias Bruni Jr. was born on January 21, 1905, in Monroe, Wisconsin, to Fred T. Bruni Sr. & Elizabeth Wild-Bruni. He was one of the couples’ five children from his mother’s second marriage, and he also had three half-sisters and three half-brothers. He attended grade school and high school in Monroe, and on […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Ernest E. BrusseauBorn: 1920 – MontanaMother: Carice Brusseau & Alma Reece-BrusseauSiblings: 5 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Daggett Brook Township, Crow Wing County, MinnesotaMarried:Occupation: farmerEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at armory until 19 February 41– left by train at 12:19 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. James Maxie Bryant was born on September 25, 1920, in Inman, South Carolina, to William Bryant & Alma Bridges-Bryant. He was one of the couple’s two sons. His parents divorced when he was a child, and with his mother and brother, he lived in Beech Springs, South Carolina. He was known as “Jack” to […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Corbin Nutter Buell Born: 25 December 1914 – TennesseeParents: George W. Buell & Gertrude Nutter-BuellSiblings: 2 brothersHometown: 143 South Leonard Street – Liberty, MissouriEducation:– Liberty High School – Liberty, Missouri– William Jewell College– one yearOccupation: loan collectorEngaged: Helen D. Wolf– April 1940Enlisted: Missouri National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – St. Joseph, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Lester Raymond Buggs was the son of Emil A. Buggs & Helen Ohl-Buggs. He was born on October 1, 1918, and grew up at 618 South Academy Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was employed as a linesman for the Works Projects Administration. With his brother, Melvin, he joined the 32nd Battalion Tank Company of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Melvin Emil Buggs was the son of Emil W. Buggs and Helen Ohi-Buggs and was born on September 11, 1919. Along with his brothers Harold and Lester, he was raised at 618 South Academy Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. In April 1940, Melvin and his brother, Lester, joined the Wisconsin National Guard’s 32nd Tank Company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Wayne T. Buggs was the son of Arthur H. Buggs and Lillias Broege-Buggs and was born on October 5, 1919, in Janesville, Wisconsin. As a child, he lived at 414 North Main Street. To support himself, he worked as a pinsetter at a bowling alley. Wayne was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Earl O. Burchard was the son of Orrin Burchard and Villa Johnson-Burchard and was born on October 22, 1917, in Superior, Wisconsin. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up at 413 South Linn Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. In October of 1940, Earl enlisted in the 32nd Tank Company of the Wisconsin […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC James Roger Burden was born on December 13, 1917, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Fred E. Burden & Hazel M. Fry-Burden. He grew up at 611 Maple Street in Wapakoneta with his four sisters and six brothers. He was known as “Roger.” to his family and friends. He attended high school for two years and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Capt. Arthur V. Burholt was the son of Judson Burholt & Alice E. Conley-Burholt and was born on September 16, 1908, in Columbus, Ohio. He was the oldest of the couple’s three sons. While he was a child, his father passed away, and his mother would later marry Fred Gottschalk. Sometime during this period, the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Capt. Edward Louis BurkeBorn: 19 September 1914 – Brainerd, MinnesotaParents: Patrick J. Burke & Anne Gresbeck-BurkeSiblings: 4 brothers, 1 sisterHometown: 1007 Grove Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaEducation: high school graduate– St. Paul College of Law– two years of college– worked as a process server while in school– left school to help support his familyEnlisted:– Minnesota National […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Zentsuji
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Pvt. John Francis Burke was born on January 21, 1921, and was the second of seven children born to Peter J. & Evelyn Burke. He grew up at 1126 South Cherry Street in Janesville, and by the age of sixteen, he was six feet one inch tall. Neighborhood children followed him around to see if […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. William Edison Burns Jr. was born on August 3, 1919, to William E. Burns Sr. & Mary E. Merritt-Burns in Oak Park, Illinois. With his brother and sister, he attended the Field-Stevenson Grammar School in Forest Park and Garfield School in Maywood. In Maywood, he lived at 808 South 9th Avenue and attended Proviso […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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PFC Frank Jefferson BurnsBorn: 9 October 1924 – Humboldt County, CaliforniaParents: Frank J. Burns Sr. & Georgia S. Cook-BurnsHometown: Bakersfield, CaliforniaEducation: Bakersfield High SchoolHome: Long Beach, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted: U. S. Army– 12 April 1941 – Los Angeles, California– asked to join the 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Frank David BusbyBorn: 18 March 1921 – McComb, MississippiParents: George Busby & Thelma E. Alexander-BusbySiblings: 1 brotherHometown: U.S. Route 45 – Paducah, KentuckyEducation: high schoolOccupation: machinist– Illinois Central Railroad ShopsEnlisted:– U. S. Army– 25 November 1940 – Fort Knox, Kentucky– January 1941 – visited parents while on leaveUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– Company A detached […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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1st Lt. John F. A. Bushaw was born to Frank Bushaw & Mollie Albright-Bushaw on August 5, 1913, in Milton, Wisconsin, and was one of the couple’s five children. When he was eight, his family moved to Janesville, where he attended school. After he completed his education, he worked at the Rock River Woolen Mills […]
Filed as: 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Miscellaneous, Provisional Tank Group
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Sgt. Delmon R. Bushaw was born on August June 25, 1919, in Mellen, Wisconsin, to Frank Bushaw & Mollie Albright-Burshaw. He was one of the couple’s five children. When he was two, his family moved to Janesville where he lived at 1549 South Willard Avenue. He attended local schools, and after high school, worked as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Vernon Harold Bussell was born on July 1, 1921, in Harlan County, Kentucky, to James D. Bussell & Clara Mae Peace-Bussell. He was one of the couple’s three sons. His family lived outside of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, where he worked on the family farm. He enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard’s 38th Tank Company which […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Frank Albert Byars was born on November 27, 1921, in Forest Park, Illinois, to Ida Sarwood-Byars and Emmett Byars. His name on his birth certificate is Francis Adelbert Byars. He grew up at 1334 Circle Avenue in Forest Park, Illinois, and attended the Field-Stevenson School and Proviso Township High School. At Proviso, he was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Frank Tony Cabral Jr.Born: 10 November 1918 – Hughson, CaliforniaParents: Frank T. Cabral Sr. & Estufina CabralSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: Tarpy Road – Pajaro, Monterey County, CaliforniaOccupation: farmerEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– Transferred – Headquarters Company when it […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. John Patrick Cahill was born on October 6, 1916, in Butte, Montana, to John T. Cahill and Teresa Tighe-Cahill. He was the oldest of the couple’s four children. His father died in 1920, and his mother remarried. With mother and half-sister, he resided at 608 Clemens Court in Saint Louis, Missouri. The family moved […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Martin Anthony Cahill was born on February 24, 1918, in San Francisco, California, to William & Lena Cahill. With his two brothers and two sisters, he grew up in San Francisco. While he was in high school, his family moved to Santa Cruz County, California, where he graduated from Santa Cruz High School in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. James A. Cahill was born on June 8, 1919, in Nebraska to John T. Cahill and Teresa Tighe-Cahill. He was the second oldest of the couple’s three sons. His father passed away in 1920. He lived with his mother’s parents and his younger brother at 2766 Webster Street in Omaha, Nebraska. Jim’s mother moved […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Lester C. Cale was born in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the son of Alfred E. Cale & Lillian Radloff-Cale and was second oldest of three sons. It is known that he was from the Cleveland, Ohio, area and worked for a railroad. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 28, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Wilbur Charles Callison was the son of Albert A. Callison & Clara M. Stuber-Callison. He was born in 1918 in Wise Township, Michigan. It is known that he had two brothers, one who died at age ten, and two sisters. In 1940, he was living in Merrill Village, Michigan, married to Inez, and working […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. Martin William Cafferman Jr. was born on November 22, 1920, to Martin W. Camfferman Sr. & Clasine Godee-Canfferman. He was the youngest of the couple’s five children. The family resided at 1500 South 56th Court in Cicero, Illinois, and attended local schools. While he was still a child, his mother passed away which resulted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Ethan Hubbard CampbellBorn: 7 April 1919 – Eagleville, MissouriParents: Ralph E. Campbell & Goldie V. Hubbard-CampbellSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 1719½ Calhoun Street – Saint Joseph, MissouriEducation: 1 year of collegeOccupation: night clerk – animal hospitalEnlisted:– Missouri National Guard– 27 October 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – St. Joseph, MissouriTraining:– Fort Lewis, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Hays C. Campbell was born on September 28, 1921, in Leslie County, Kentucky, to Frank Campbell & Lettie Couch-Campbell. He enlisted in the U. S. Army on October 17, 1939, and did his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. According to U. S. Army records, he was from Henderson County, Kentucky. At Fort Knox, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Leon Warren CampbellBorn: 21 May 1919 – PennsylvaniaParents: Wilber & Ceola CampbellSiblings: 3 sistersHometown: Kane, PennsylvaniaResidence: Deerfield State Route 6 – Sheffield, PennsylvaniaOccupation: Civilian Conservation Corps– living in Marion County, IndianaInducted:– U.S. Army– Fort Benjamin Harrison – Lawrence, Indiana– 11 February 1941Training:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– machinistUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– 17th Ordnance Company– the company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. John Funston Campbell was born on May 3, 1921, in Wisconsin to Jesse T. Campbell & Cora Tubbs-Campbell. He had one sister and three brothers and resided on the family farm in Harmony Township, Rock County, Wisconsin. He left high school of his junior year to work on the family farm. John was also […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Willard Harold Campbell was born in May 21, 1920, to Earl F. Campbell and Florence E. Zierth-Campbell in Wisconsin. With his sister, he grew up at 8 Linn Street in Janesville. He was also the cousin of Lewis Wallisch of A Company. Willard joined the Wisconsin National Guard’s tank company in Janesville. In September […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Vern J. CampbellBorn: 25 May 1918 – White Bear Lake, MinnesotaParents: Fred D. Campbell & Anna T. Seiveck-CampbellSiblings: 6 sisters, 3 brothersHome: 1215 Birch Lake Avenue – White Bear Lake, MinnesotaInducted:– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Major Charles S. Canby was born on July 23, 1895, in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He was the son of Charles B. Canby & Josephine Spencer-Canby and grew up in St. Joseph. It is known that Canby fought in the Mexican Border War. On June 1, 1917, he joined the Missouri National Guard. He remained in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. J. W. CarrBorn: 23 March 1915 – Montgomery County, AlabamaHome: Montgomery County, Alabama– 1940 – he was living on Pittman Road in High Shoals Township, Randolph County, AlabamaOccupation: FarmhandEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 15 October 1940 – Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, CaliforniaTrained:– Not knownUnits:– Not knownNote: On August 15, 1941, orders were issued, to 17th Ordnance, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Woodrow Bryan Carroll was the son of James Samuel Carroll & Maggie Mae Bare-Carroll. He was born in Carter County, Oklahoma, on December 26, 1915, and was the ninth child of the couple’s six sons and six daughters. Like many families of the time, five of his siblings died between 1912 and 1934. Woodrow […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Charles Albert Carter was born on September 9, 1919, in Franklin County, Ohio, to Minor & Belle Carter. He and his six sisters and two brothers were raised at Star Yard on Portsmouth, Ohio. It is known his father died in the 1930s. In 1940, his family was living at 376 Kellogg Street in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC James Melvin Carter was born on August 25, 1919, and was the son of Henry D. Carter and Regina Lois Ballard-Carter. With his six brothers and two sisters, he grew up in Mayfield, Kentucky. He attended Wright Chapel School through the eighth grade but did not attend high school. As a young man, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Martin Henry CarterBorn: 18 May 1919 – Goshen County, WyomingParents: Martin A. Carter & Nora M. Carter– mother remarried and lived in Mitchell, Nebraska– Nora M. Batchelor – moved to Council Bluffs, IowaSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: Torrington, Wyoming– living with sister and her husbandEnlisted: Wyoming National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 24 February 1941 – Torrington, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Ross Casmo Jr. was born on September 12, 1919, in Ohio to Ross Casmo Sr. and Vinnie Mae Bidler-Casmo. During the 1920s, his mother married Roy C. Tillis, and he became a half-brother to a sister and brother. The family resided at 859 Leonard Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. He attended high school for two […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Worley L. CaspersonBorn: 1922 – OregonParents: Carl E. Casperson & Flossie Stapleton-Casperson– father died while he was a child– mother married Duean Vaal DueanSiblings: 1 brotherHome: 1052 State Street – Redding, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseUnit:– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Isaac Hinton CauseyBorn: 13 August 1917 – Arabi, LouisianaParents: Rudolph Causey & Ivy Smith-CauseySiblings: 2 sistersHome: St. Bernard Parish – LouisianaTraining:– Fort Benning, Georgia– Camp Polk, LouisianaUnits:– 753rd Tank Battalion– 192nd Tank Battalion– volunteered to join the battalion to replace a National Guardsman released fromfederal service– D Company attached to the 194th Tank Battalion […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Dean Elwood CederblomBorn: 23 September 1915 – WashingtonParents: Carl N. Cederblom & Alida P. Schedin-Cederblom– Address: 714 North Napa Street, Spokane, WashingtonSiblings: 1 sisterResidence: Hollister, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Charles Pershing Chaffin was born on December 18, 1919, and was one of five children born to William H. Chaffin & Amelia Chaffin. With his two brothers, he grew up at 322 Perry Street in Port Clinton, Ohio, and worked as a truck driver. He was known as “Chuck” to his friends. In 1938, […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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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 was raised at 309 Holmes Street and worked in a hotel as a busboy. Alva […]
Filed as: Miscellaneous, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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T/5 Earl L. Charles Jr. was born on July 21, 1917, to Earl L. Charles Sr. and Anna Matuck-Charles. With his two sisters, he was raised in Troy, Cleveland, and later Springfield, Ohio. He was known as “Bud” to his family and friends. He was working as a sandblaster when he was inducted into the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Wade W. Chio was the son of Joseph Chio & Goldie Bodi-Chio. He was born on May 30, 1919, on the Howard Farms in Ohio. He was one of the couples’ eight children. His father was a farmer and brought all of his children up farming. The family resided on Route 1, County Line […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. James Carlie Choate was born on June 13, 1919, in Bonnieville, Kentucky, to James R. Choate and Mille Meredith-Choate. He was known as “Carlie” to his family and friends. With his three brothers, he grew up in Hart County, Kentucky, on the family farm. He left school after grade school and went to work […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Born: 3 December 1918 – Hopkins County, KentuckyMother: Artie Stringfellow-ChoateNickname: “Piggy”Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sisterStep-siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: South McEven Avenue – Earlington, KentuckyMarried: Margaret AlmonChildren: 1 son – LonnieOccupation: coal miner & automobile salesmanInducted:– 22 January 1941 – U.S. ArmyTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: 28 November 1940– January 1941 – tank school– qualified […]
Filed as: 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Cause of Death, Execution, Prison Camp, Provisional Tank Group
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Sgt. Charles Chester ChopBorn: 23 May 1921 – Conway, PennsylvaniaParents: Stanko C. Chop & Anka A. Strbrni-ChopSiblings: 1 sister, 7 brothersNickname: “Chuck”Home: 1209 Third Avenue – Conway, PennsylvaniaEnlisted:– U. S. Army– 27 July 1939Training:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– Unknown– 194th Tank Battalion– may have joined battalion as a replacement as battalion left for San FranciscoNote: On […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Albert John Christ was born on February 14, 1917, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Edward E. Christ & Elizabeth Tierney-Christ. With his three sisters and three brothers, he grew up at 4427 Maplecroft Avenue in Parma, Ohio. He graduated high school and went to work in an aluminum mill. Albert was inducted into the U.S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. George Oliver Christopher was born to Walter Christopher and Mary Belle Cassity-Christopher in Bowling Green, Kentucky on September 15, 1919. He was one of nine children born to the couple. His friends called him “Red,” but he was known as “Oliver” to his family. He attended Littlesville Grade School and Franklin Junior High School […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. George A. ChristyBorn: 1922 – MissouriFather: Arthur J. Christy & Gladys Mae Chambers-Christy– mother died in childbirthHome: 33 Washington Street – St. Joseph, MissouriOccupation: road construction workerEnlisted:– Missouri National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC George Everett Chumley was born on May 24, 1921, to Wiley Chumley & Lola Taylor-Chumley, and was known as “Everett” to his family. It is known he had two sisters and a brother and grew up on Greenville Street in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He worked as a waiter at a restaurant. Sometime in the late […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Anton Ervin Cichy was born on February 18, 1914, to John P. Cichy & Emelia Klimek-Cichy in Urbank, Minnesota. With his three brothers and three sisters, he grew up in both Newton Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. He worked as a laborer in road construction and married Arlence Julia Lillis.  The couple became the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Walter F. Cigoi was born in August 18, 1917, to Louis & Olga Cigoi in York Township, Dupage County, Illinois. The family first resided at 315 Elm Park Avenue in Elmhurst and later lived at 2235 West Huron Street in Chicago. During the 1930s, in Maywood, he joined the Illinois National Guard’s 33rd Tank […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Pearlie Leroy ClevengerBorn: 26 November 1911 – Ohio Township, Madison County, IowaParents: Robert A. Clevenger & Mary Hilterbrand-ClevengerSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersNephew: T/4 James R. ClevengerMarried: 25 February 1933 – Pearl HoppsChildren: 3 sonsHome: 712 North Sixth Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaOccupation: Laborer – Sewage WorksInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Airfield– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 James Richard ClevengerBorn: 10 October 1916 – Ohio, IowaParents: Elmer Clevenger & Cora May Faidley-ClevengerSiblings: 2 brothers– parents divorced before 1920Uncle: S/Sgt. Pearlie L. ClevengerHome:– 1930 – Township 134, Crow Wing, Minnesota– 1940 – Brainerd, MinnesotaMarried: Norma L. DinsdaleChildren: 1 son– his son was born while he was a POWEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Robert Vernon Cloyd was born on February 15, 1921, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Vernon Cloyd & Jessie May Smith-Cloyd. With his four sisters and one brother, he grew up outside of Harrodsburg, but in 1940, they were living at 937 Moreland Avenue in Harrodsburg. He was known as “Bobby” to his family and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Wallace Herman Coats was born on February 27, 1918, in Jefferson County, Oklahoma, to Wallace O Coats & Mattie F. Coats. He grew up outside of Ryan, Oklahoma, on the family farm. He married Venis E. Smith on January 5, 1941. Wallace was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 24, 1941, in Oklahoma […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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What is known about 1st Lt. William Lucas Cockrum is that he was born on October 25, 1910, and was the youngest of two sons of William Monroe Cockrum & Mary Jackson-Cockrum. As a child, he lived in Brown, Arkansas. It is known that William was called up to active duty on July 5, 1941, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Lloyd Olen ColeBorn: 15 May 1918 – Econtuchka, OklahomaNote: Legal name may have been Olen Lloyd ColeParents: William M. Cole & Rhoda Robertson-ColeSiblings: 1 brother, 1 sisterHome: Alisal, California– Alisal is now part of Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation: worker – dehydration plantEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Airfield– C […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Morris Stanland CollierBorn: 14 June 1918 – Mercer County, Kentucky– first name: Maurice – may have changed it– used “Morris” on his military recordsMother: Dametnes Collier & Maggie Carey-CollierSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers– 1940 – his siblings and him were living with his oldest brotherHome: 212 Rose Hill Lane – Harrodsburg, KentuckyOccupation: Road ConstructionEnlisted: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Capt. Harold Walden Collins was born on April 24, 1915, to Charles R. Collins and Elizabeth Burget-Collins. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up in Lacarne, Ohio. Until the eleventh grade, he went to school in both Erie and Lacarne, Ohio, before he transferred to Port Clinton High School and graduated in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Wayne Wilbur ColvinBorn: 17 January 1908 – Waterloo, IowaParents: Archie B. Colvin & Maude McIntyre-ColvinSiblings: 1 brother– the family moved to Wyoming in 1917Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming– father died in 1930Inducted:– U.S. Army– 21 October 1940Training:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Aaron Arnold Combs Born: 1 July 1919 – Bloomfield, Indiana Parents: Homer Combs & Grace Quillen-Combs Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Hometown: Bloomfield, Indiana Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 15 January 1938 -Cambridge, Ohio Trained: – Raritan Arsenal – Raritan County, New Jersey – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – first […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Richard A. CombsBorn: 29 March 1920 – Kanawha, West VirginiaParents: Herbert L. Combs & Nellie Minnear-CombsSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Elk City, West Virginia– living in Three Mile, West Virginia when inductedEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 7 January 1941 – Fort Hays, Columbus, OhioUnit:– 19th Ordnance BattalionTraining:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Frank H. CondonBorn: 23 January 1916 – Utica, New YorkParents: Nicholas E. Condon & Catherine A. Hurley-Condon– father died when he was a child– mother and he lived with his sister and her husband– mother passed away in April 1940Hometown: 309 Barker Avenue – Syracuse, New YorkHome: Los Angeles, CaliforniaInducted:– U.S. Army– 29 March […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Earl Maurice Conover was the son of Wyatt Conover & Ila Epperson-Conover. He was born on September 17, 1917, in Adair County, Kentucky. With his two sisters, he grew up on Jamestown Street in Columbia, Kentucky. He was a 1935 graduate of Columbia High School. After high school, Earl opened a jewelry shop where […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. William Allen ConroyBorn: 6 August 1911 – CaliforniaHome: San Francisco County, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– 21 February 1941 – San FranciscoTraining:– UnknownUnit:– 194th Tank Battalion– joined A Company at Angel IslandNote: The decision for this move – which had been made on August 15, 1941 – was the result of an event that took […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Robert Stellers CookBorn: 23 October 1910 – ArkansasMother: Robert L. Cook & Mable Lipsey-CookSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHome: 629 East Block Street – El Dorado, Arkansas– grew up in Magnolia, ArkansasEnlisted:– U.S. Army – 13 August 1941– most likely reenlisted on that dateUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– learned to maintain 57 vehicles used by the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. Ted Cook was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky, on August 25, 1919, to Floyd Cook & Ella Richardson-Cook. He had five brothers and three sisters. He attended school in Whitesburg and was a 1939 graduate of Whitesburg High School and worked on the family farm. He was known as Ted to his friends. After high […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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T/5 Artie P. CopeBorn: 17 October 1917 – ArkansasParents: Robert J. Cope & Florence Shields-CopeSiblings: 2 sisters, 6 brothersHometown: Greenwood, Arkansas– moved to California sometime during 1940Home: Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– Transferred – Headquarters Company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Albert H. Cornils was born on September 15, 1916, to Herman and Eva Cornils. With his brother, he lived at 5140 Benton Avenue in Downers Grove, Illinois, and attended Downers Grove High School. After high school, Albert worked as a wrapping clerk for a stationery company. In September 1940, Albert was talked into joining […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Charles L. Corr Jr. was born in Pennsylvania on June 28, 1916, to Charles L. Corr Sr., & Mabel Snow-Corr. With his brother, Robert, he lived at 6705 North Loleta Avenue in Chicago. While he was a high school student, Charles became interested in radio equipment and joined a radio program with the Illinois […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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1st Lt. Harold Elvis Costigan was the son of Joseph P. Costigan and Mary F. Taylor-Costigan. He was born on July 2, 1916, in Grain Valley, Missouri, and went to the University of Missouri where he majored in agriculture. While in college, he joined ROTC at the university. He graduated in 1937 and became an […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Harley Woodrow Coulter was the son of Mack and Ora Coulter. He was born on December 23, 1919, in Dover, Tennessee, and had five sisters and two brothers. Harley attended Dover Schools until the age of sixteen, when he left school and moved from Dover to Columbus, Georgia. On April 3, 1939, Harley enlisted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Adrian Jessie Coulter Born: 27 July 1910 – Huntsville Township, Polk County, Minnesota Parents: Christopher R. Coulter & Harriet E. Packard-Coulter Siblings: 4 sisters, 2 brothers Home: – 1920 – Huntsville Township, Polk County, Minnesota – 1930 – Grace, North Dakota – lived on a farm with his sister, her husband, and his parents […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Daniel Joseph Courtney was born on October 23, 1917, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Edward Courtney & Eva Butler-Courtney. As a child, with his two brothers and four sisters, he grew up at 518 South Pearl Street. He was known as “Dannie” to his family and friends. One of his sisters was married to 1st […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Earl Terrance CovyeowBorn: 15 October 1913 – Minneapolis, MinnesotaFather: John Covyeow & Florence J. Ferrin-Covyeow– mother died when he was a childStep-parents: Herman & Louise MielitzSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHome: 1522 Hillside Avenue, Minneapolis, MinnesotaInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling – Minneapolis, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Woodrow Tyndale Cox was the son of Stephen and Annie Cox and born on December 25, 1918. He was one of the couple’s four children. Woody, as he was known to his family, grew up Tishomingo, Oklahoma, a town of 3,500 people, and attended schools there. Although he attended high school, he left during […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Tec 4 Robert I. CoxBorn: June 1917 – North DakotaMother: George A. & Minnie Cox– mother may have died in childbirthHometown: Havana, North Dakota– in 1920, he and his siblings were in a Catholic orphanageSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersEnlisted: North DakotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnit:– 194th Tank Battalion– believed he joined the battalion as it prepared […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Sidney Ambrose Coy was born April 30, 1916, in Kentucky, to John & Rosemary Coy. With his five brothers and sister, he was raised at 1743 West Oak Street, Louisville, Kentucky. On January 1, 1941, Sidney was inducted into the U.S. Army and assigned to D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. During Sidney’s time at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC. John Albert CragoBorn: 3 April 1921 – Huntington County, IndianaParents: Charles O. Crago & Mabel V. Sharp-CragoHometown: Huntington, IndianaSiblings: 4 sisters, 1 brotherEducation: Lancaster High School – Lancaster, Indiana – 1940Enlisted:– 9 January 1941– U. S. Army – Fort Benjamin Harrison– inducted with James Flaitz and Regis TheriacTraining:Fort Knox, Kentucky– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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2nd Lt. Ralph Eugene Crandall was born on June 8, 1904, in Kansas to Albert J. Crandall & Phebe V. Peck-Crandall. With his two sisters, he lived at 810 South 11th Street in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He attended Central High School in St. Joseph and graduated in 1923. After high school, he attended college for […]
Filed as: 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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Pvt. Maynard C. Cravens was born on October 16, 1918, in Booneville, Kentucky, to William D. Cravens and Mary Belle Jaaggers-Cravens. With his sister and two brothers, he grew up in Hart County, Kentucky. He also had four half-sisters and four half-brothers. He left school after eighth grade and worked on the family farm until […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Woodrow Wilson Cravens was born on December 11, 1915, in Christian County, Kentucky, to Richard Cravens and Addie Young-Cravens. He was one of the couple’s three sons. Woodrow was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 21, 1941, in Louisville, Kentucky, and was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky, for basic training. During his basic […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pfc Daniel Francis Cray Jr.Born: 1914 – Holyoke, MassachusettsParents: Daniel F. Cray Sr. & Annie B. Sheard-Cray– mother died when he was eightSiblings: 2 brothers, 8 sistersHometown: Springfield, MassachusettsEducation: Science & Technical High SchoolHome: 1198½ 4th Street – Santa Monica, California– moved to California after 1935Enlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 3 February 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Ancel Edgar Crick was born on July 23, 1917, to Sam Crick and Zetta Mae Smith-Crick in Whitley County, Kentucky. It is known he had four sisters and one brother. He joined the Kentucky National Guard and was called to federal service on November 25, 1940. During his training at Fort Knox, he was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Charles Virgil Crompton was born on March 28, 1917, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Bret Crompton & Arlene Hupel-Crompton, and with his five sisters and three brothers, he grew up in Harmony Township, Wisconsin. The family later moved to Janesville and resided at 1203 Burnett Street. Like others of the time, Charles left school after […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Albert Cuchessi Jr.Born: 14 November 1917 – Newark, New JerseyParents: Albert Cuchessi Sr. & Nora CuchessiSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Newark, New JerseyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 14 February 1941 – Newark, New JerseyTrained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– first six weeks was the primary training […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC John Lewis Cummins’ family resided in Kentucky since the late 1700s. He was born on January 31, 1921, in Mercer County, the oldest of the four children born to Jack Cummins and Mary Bell Dennis-Cummins. He was known as “Lewis” to his family. As a child, John attended school in McAfee, Kentucky, near the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. John O. Cunningham was born on November 12, 1912, in Kentucky, to Charles Cunningham and Anna Cunningham. Later, his father married Anna Ruth Stewart on August 5, 1922. He was the brother of three sisters, four brothers, and two half-brothers. The family resided in Henry County, Kentucky, and later lived at 313 Pocahontas Street, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Russell E. Cunningham Born: 11 March 1921 – Alameda County, California Parents: Grant E. Cunningham & Ruth Bence-Cunnigham Siblings: 2 brothers Home: 325 Hawthorne Street – Alisal, California Occupation: delivered flowers for a florist Education: – Salinas High School – Salinas Junior College Married: Betty Loraine Scoville – got married before going overseas Inducted: – U. S. Army – 21 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Burlen Clayton Cupp Jr. Burlen Clayton Cupp Jr. was born on April 1, 1917, to Burlen C. Cupp Sr. and Irene Hoffman-Cupp, in Newark, Ohio. He grew up, with his sister and two brothers, on a farm, in Tymochtee Township, near Newark, and attended schools in Vanlue, McCutchenville and Sycamore, Ohio. Like many young […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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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. He was drafted into the U. S. Army on March 18, 1941, and sent into Fort Knox, Kentucky, for basic training, where he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Walter Leo Daffron Jr.Born: 27 June 1912 – Santa Rosa, MissouriParents: Walter L. Daffron Sr. & Emma S. Carpenter-DaffronSiblings: 1 sisterHome: 205 South 28th Street – Saint Joseph, MissouriOccupation: salesman for a printing companyInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. George Steve DamosBorn: 13 October 1922 – Akron, OhioParents: Steve & Mary DamosSiblings: 1 brotherHome: 946 North Keystone Avenue – Akron, OhioOccupation: Worked in a restaurantEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 12 July 1940 – Baca Raton Airfield, FloridaTrained:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual […]
Filed as: Miscellaneous, 17th Ordnance Company, Provisional Tank Group
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2nd Lt. Richard Emmanuel Danca was born on October 23, 1918, to Joseph and Sarah Danca in River Forest, Illinois. He was known as “Emmanuel” to his family and friends. With his brother and sister, he grew up at 26 Lathrop Avenue in Forest Park, Illinois, and attended grade school there. He was a graduate […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Claude C. DanforthBorn: 1908 – Jackson County, MissouriParents: Hugh & Ada DanforthSiblings: 4 sisters, 6 brothers, 1 half-brotherHometown: 11225 Felton Avenue – Sugar Creek, MissouriMarried: Shirley N. McCarthy – 18 February 1928– divorced after they had a argumentChildren: 1 daughterEducation: collegeOccupation: inspector – oil refineryEnlisted:– U.S. Army– Unknown– joined after he picked up a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Arvid Lyktshiold DanielsonBorn: 22 April 1910 – Norman County, Minnesota– military records may have his name as Arnold L. DanielsonParents: Anders Danielson & Martha J. Erickson-Danielson– father died and mother married John A. HansonSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothers, 1 half-brotherHometown: Sundal Township, Norman County, MinnesotaOccupation: FarmhandInducted: UnknownTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– tank driver– member of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Thomas G. Davenport was born on May 13, 1914, in Murray City, Ohio, to George W. Hughes & Mary E. Davenport. His mother placed him to live with his grandparents Edward & Sarah Davenport in Murray City, Ohio. His grandparents adopted him and his legal name became Thomas G. Hughes-Davenport. He attended school and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Eugene L. DavidsonBorn: 17 February 1919 – Stella, WashingtonParents: Leroy & Minnie DavidsonSiblings: 4 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Alpine, Benton County, OregonOccupation: farmerInducted:– U. S. Army– 1 April 1941 – Portland, OregonTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– half-track driver– served as 1st Lt. Theodore Spaulding’s driver in the PhilippinesUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Richard E. DavisBorn: 1921 – MinnesotaParents: Henry M. & Jessie DavisSiblings: 3 sistersHometown: Brainerd, MinnesotaEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at armory until 19 February 41– left by train at 12:19 A.M. – 20 February 1941– arrived at Fort […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Kenneth L. Dawson Born: 12 June 1916 – Charleston, West Virginia Parents: George W. Dawson & Arra Elkins-Dawson – father died in 1933 – mother died in 1937 Siblings: 3 sisters, 8 brothers Nickname: “Happy” Hometown: Matoaka, West Virginia Marriage: Jerushia A. Price – 13 May 1939 Children: 1 daughter, 2 sons Occupation: lineman […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. Oscar Dean was born on June 23, 1919, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Granville Elmer Dean and Glaydis Crossfield-Dean. He was known as “Billy” to his family and friends. With his nine sisters and three brothers, he grew up on the family farm on Oregon Road in Mercer County. He left high school after […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Chester S. DeCant was born on March 26, 1917, in Lucas County, Ohio, to Virginia Cutcher-DeCant & Richard W. DeCant. With his six brothers and sister, he grew up at 99 Jerusalem Road, Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio. He left school after the eighth grade and worked as a laborer in a quarry. At […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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What is known about Pvt. Vernor Deck is that he was born in 1915 to James A. Deck & Melvina J. Pemberton-Deck. With his five brothers and one sister he grew up just outside of Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, on the family’s farm. Like many others, he left school after completing seventh grade. Vernor was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Henry John Deckert was the son of Adam Deckert Sr. & Maria E. Schoenwolf-Deckert and was born on December 11, 1917. With his two brothers and sister, he lived at 220 South 11th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. After graduation from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Forest Park, he attended Proviso Township High School. At […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Cpl. Raymond N. DeClossBorn: 20 August 1918 – Fresno County, CaliforniaParents: Raymond E. DeCloss & Catherine A. Nolan-DeClossSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: 21 Pajaro Street – Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted:– California National GuardNote: As a POW, he gave his address as 10774 Bluffside Drive – Hollywood, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Albert E. DeCurtins was one of the twin sons born on August 2, 1917, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Frederick & Margaret DeCurtins. He and his five brothers and sister grew up in both Wapakoneta and at 337 East Wayne Street in Celina, Ohio. He attended school in both towns and graduated in 1935 from […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Edward Clemente DeGottardi was born on August 14, 1909, in Santa Monica, California, to Patrick and Adelina DeGottardi. When he was four, his family moved to Salinas, California, where he grew up with his sister and brother. In December 1940, Ed enlisted in the California National Guard at Salinas. A little over a month […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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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 County, and he was working as a clerk in a grocery store when the draft […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Prospero O. DelanoBorn: 1916 – New York City, New YorkParents: Thomas Delano & Rose Montelone-DelanoSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 1230 71st Street – Brooklyn, New YorkOccupation: Paper Cutter – paper plantInducted:– U.S. Army– 1941Trained:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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S/Sgt. Wallace Denny was born on August 29, 1918, in Mercer County, Kentucky. He left high school after his third year and worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary Ann Best, a school teacher, and was working on his grandmother’s farm. On April 1, 1939, he joined the Kentucky National Guard to earn […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Edward Gus Depa was born on September 3, 1916, to Marek and Ludwina Depa. He was raised in Wisconsin with his three brothers and three sisters. His mother died while he was a child leaving his father to raise the children. Edward came to Chicago looking for work in 1936 and lived at 717 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Billy Sunday DerrickBorn: 4 March 1922 – Kanawha County, West VirginiaParents: William W. Derrick & Hester Young-DerrickSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Falls, West VirginiaEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 11 January 1941– Fort Hayes, Columbus, OhioTrained:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. Roger C. Dery was born on November 17, 1917, in Bear Creek, Wisconsin, to Rosmer G. Dery & Lydia Schoelkoph-Dery. His father was French-Canadian and his mother was German. With his sister, he grew up at 30 Prospect Street in Bear Creek. He moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, to find work and rented a room […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Donald Andrew Dettmer was the son of William E. Dettmer and Henrietta Candenon-Dettmer. Donald was born on March 29, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois. With his two brothers and sister, he grew up on 403 Harrison Street in Lombard, Illinois, and graduated from Glenbard High School. He worked as a store clerk and was married […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Ben R. Devine Jr. was born in 1919 in Funks Grove, Illinois, to Ben Devine Sr. and Effie Devine. He was known as “Bud” to his family and friends. It is known he had six sisters and one brother. He was known as “Bud” to his family and friends. He left school after eighth […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Claude Albert DewberryBorn: 25 July 1915 – VirginiaParents: Albert S. Dewberry & Katie Wilkinson-DewberrySiblings: 1 sister, 4 brothersHome: Staunton River, VirginiaEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 10 January 1940 – Raleigh, North CarolinaUnit:– 194th Tank Battalion– most likely joined the battalion as they prepared to leave for San Francisco, CaliforniaTraining:– Fort Francis E. Warren Military Reservation – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Clelan A. DeweyBorn: 8 December 1919 – Lawson, MissouriNickname: “Klee”Parents: Alfred Dewey & Gertrude Odell-DeweySiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothersEducation:– Pershing School– LaFayette High SchoolHome: Dewey Street – Industrial City, MissouriOccupation: grocery store clerkEnlisted:– Missouri National Guard– radio operator and gunnerInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– transferred from B Company to HQ […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Royden L. Diaz was born to Ben & Ida Diaz on October 23, 1916, in Monterey County, California, and was of Spanish and Portuguese Decent.  He was known as “Roy” to his family and friends and attended local schools and graduated from Salinas High School. After high school, he worked on the family’s ranch. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Edmund N. DiBenedetti was born in 1920, in France, to Frank DiBenedetti & Alexandrine Morello-DiBenedetti. At some point, his family immigrated to the United States where his brother was born. The family resided at 843 South Main Street in Salinas, and he attended Salinas High School and worked as a bookkeeper at the Salinas […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC George Robert Dietrich was the son of Joseph F. Dietrich & Eva Venemann-Dietrich. He was born on August 27, 1914, in Hibbing, Minnesota, and grew up at 409 Godfrey in Louisville, Kentucky, with his two sisters and brother. Before he was drafted into the U. S. Army on March 5, 1941, he worked for […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Cornell Dillon was born in 1919 in Ozone, Tennessee – which is located in the Cumberland Mountains – to James V. Dillon & Bertie Mae Scott-Dillon. He had two sisters and three brothers. When Cornell was a toddler, someone who had an issue with his brother attempted to shoot his brother. Instead of hitting […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Maxwell Stephan Dobson was born on September 6, 1915, in Otter Trail, Minnesota, and was the son of William J. Dobson and Florence H. Eastman-Dobson. With his three sisters and six brothers, he was raised in Irondale, Minnesota. For employment, he did sewer construction for the Works Administration Program. On February 10, 1941, Maxwell’s […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Warren Richard DockinsBorn: 8 May 1921 – Logan County, Kentucky Parents: Homer Dockins & Flodie Hester-Dockins Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Hometown: Lewisburg, Kentucky Enlisted: – 19 January 1941 – Ashford General Hospital, West Virginia Unit: – Company A, 19th Ordnance Battalion – 17th Ordnance Company was organized from A Company of the battalion […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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T/5 Alton M. Dodway was the son of William Dodway & Josephine Wright-Dodway. He was born in 1919 and raised at 314 Harrison Street in Port Clinton, Ohio. He had one brother, one sister, two stepsisters, and three stepbrothers. Alton joined the Ohio National Guard’s tank company which was headquartered in Port Clinton. The company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Robert Edward DoerckBorn: 1913 – Lincoln, NebraskaParents: Grace Belle Rife-Doerck & Henry A. DoerckSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHome: 3753 Granada – San Diego, California– moved to California during 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– 1 April 1941 – Los Angeles, CaliforniaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Myron Ellsworth Dollk was born in North Dakota in May 1918 to Seth A. & Mable M. Dolk. He was known as “Mickey” to his family. His parents, who were from Iowa, returned there and resided in Pilot Mound. During his time in Iowa, his younger brother was born. His family would later move […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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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 Street. During the 1930s, his father died and his family later lived at 263 Center […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Alva Doshier was born in May 1916 in Arkansas to William H. Doshier and Ella Evans-Doshier. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. While he was a child, his mother passed away in 1922, and his father remarried. Alva was inducted into the Army on March 20, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. David Alexander Dowell was born on August 19, 1917, in Garfield, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, to Ira B. Dowell and Mary Durbin-Dowell. His mother died giving birth to him. His father would marry Bertha Nix and he had two half-sisters and two half-brothers. He was also Lewis Nix’s, D Company, second cousin through marriage. He […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. George Emery Dravo was born on June 6, 1920, in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, to Eugene Dravo & Catherine Kreton-Dravo. The family moved to Maywood, Illinois, and as a child and lived at 1508 South Fourth Avenue and attended the local schools. He was a 1938 graduate of Proviso Township High School. Since a federal […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Jack Driver was born on April 23, 1919, in Hamilton County, Texas, to Fred & Ola Driver. His father died and his mother married W. A. Rider. He grew up in Clarkwood, Texas, and left high school after his junior year. He worked as a roughneck in the oil industry. On March 21, 1941, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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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 would move to Wisconsin. After he finished school, he went to work in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Albert grew up in Webster, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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1st Lt. Ralph William DubyBorn: 31 December 1917 – Mason County, WashingtonParents: William A. Duby & Hazel Putts-DubySiblings: 2 brothersHome: 316 North 76th Street – Seattle, WashingtonEducation:– Lincoln High School – Seattle, Washington– Class of 1936– The University of Washington– Class of 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Seattle, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– assigned to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. David H. Duff was born on December 3, 1919, in Franklin County, Ohio, to David & Edith Duff. With his two sisters and brother, he lived at 672 Livingston Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. He left school – after his third year of high school – and went to work as a machinist. David was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Robert Thomas Duncan was born on March 2, 1918, in Hill County, Texas, to Earl R. and Gertrude Duncan. He was the couple’s oldest child and had two sisters and three brothers. He left school after completing seventh grade and went to work on the family farm. He was called “Tom” by his family. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Frederick Courtright Dunn Jr.Born: 18 January 1916 – Toledo, OhioParents: Fred C. Dunn Sr. & Helen V. Baird-DunnSiblings: 1 brotherHometown: 26 Broad Street – Columbus, OhioInducted:– U.S. Army– 21 April 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, OhioTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Jesse Willard Durham was born on August 11, 1916, in Jacksonville, Texas, to Lonnie L. Durham & Lillie Stuart-Durham. With his three sisters, he grew up in Cherokee County, Texas, and attended high school for one year. Jesse was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 18, 1941, in Houston, Texas, and sent to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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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 1935. After high school, he worked as an electrician’s apprentice. Knowing that a draft act […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. James William Durr was born on April 2, 1919, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Ernest Durr and Grace Dnuny-Durr, and with his three sisters and brother, he grew up on Beaumont Road in Mercer County. He was known as “Jimmy” to his family and friends. He left school after the eighth grade and worked […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Homer Rea Dutt was born in Marion, Ohio, on July 20, 1915, to Henry F. Dutt and Idella Fisher-Dutt and was the couple’s only child. With his parents, he lived at 366 Hane Avenue in Marion and attended Vernon School and Marion Central Junior High School. Before he entered the service, he worked at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Orrin Henry EatonBorn: 20 April 1918 – Santa Cruz County, CaliforniaParents: Cecilia Penich-Eaton & Orrin O. EatonSiblings: 2 sistersNickname: Hank or HenryHometown: Watsonville, California– lived on San Juan Road in the Pajaro ValleyEducation:– graduated Montezuma School for Boys – Los Gatos, California – 1936– Hartnell College – Salinas, California– friends with Ted Spaulding while […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. John J. Eber was born on September 17, 1914, in Ohio City, Ohio, to Jacob P. Eber & Anna Switzer-Eber. With his sister, he grew up in Townsend County, Ohio, and outside of Norwalk, Ohio, on State Route 18. It is known that he worked at a tire plant. On March 22, 1941, John […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Allen W. EckertBorn: 6 January 1919 – Hartford, ConnecticutParents: Herman Eckert & Ebba Blomquist-EckertHome: 69 Greenwood Street – East Hartford, ConnecticutSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherEducation: East Hartford High School– left schoolCivilian Conservation CorpsHome: Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation: cookEnlisted:– California National Guard– January 1941Inducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas, California– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Raymon Otis Edens was born on July 15, 1919, in Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, to Hiram and Maud Carley-Edens. With his two sisters and brother, he grew up in Sledgeville Township, Texas County, Oklahoma, and worked on the family far. According to family members, his first name was actually “Raymond.” Raymon was drafted into […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. James Ernest Edwards was born on July 6, 1917, to Mr. & Mrs. William A. Edwards. He was one of the couple’s four sons. His mother passed away on October 17, 1918. At some point, his father remarried and moved to Inglewood, California. With his two of his brothers, Jim resided at his brother’s, […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – B Co., Provisional Tank Group
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S/Sgt. Albert Thomas Edwards was born on December 27, 1916, to William A. Edwards and Isabella Christmas-Edwards. He was one of the couple’s four sons. His mother died on October 17, 1918, and at some point, his father remarried and moved to Inglewood, California. He stayed behind and lived at 1202 North 19th Avenue in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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T/5 Lyle Eesley was the son of Charles L & Lilly Eesly and was born on August 12, 1916, in Jackson, Ohio. With his three sisters and three brothers, he resided in Jackson, Ohio, and later at 230 North Cassady Avenue in Marion, Ohio. Lyle Eesley was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 28, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Lloyd Ernest Ehrbar was born on March 1, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Earnest & Blanc he Ehrbar. With his two sisters, he grew up in Medina, Ohio, and at 941 South Seventh Street in Coshocton, Ohio. He attended local schools but left school after his sophomore year of high school. He worked at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Clyde D. Ehrhardt was born on August 9, 1917, in Wheatland, Wyoming, and was the son of Jacob & Elizabeth Ehrhardt. It is known that he had a half-brother and that the family moved to Saginaw, Michigan, where his father had a farm. Clyde later moved to Bellwood, Illinois, with his friend, Art Campbell, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Kenneth W. EighmeBorn: July 1908 – WisconsinParents: Arthur Eighme & Gladys Balch-Eighme– father died when he was a childSiblings: 2 brothersHometown: Riverside, Washington– the family moved to Washington after Kenneth’s birthOccupation: farmerInducted:– U. S. Army– 8 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. P.Z. Eldridge was born on September 17, 1922, in Geneva County, Alabama, to Leamon E. Eldridge & Gennis Griffin-Eldridge. With his three sisters and four brothers, he lived on Rural Route 2, Slocomb, Alabama. He worked as a farmhand. P.Z. was enlisted in the Army on August 1, 1940, and was sent to Fort […]
Filed as: 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Cause of Death, Disease, Prison Camp
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S/Sgt. Steve Michael Eliyas was born on December 17, 1916, in Yatesboro, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, to Michael G. Eliyas and Mary P. Yurtinus-Eliyas. His last name in Slovak and spelled Elias. In 1923, his family moved to Port Clinton, Ohio, and resided at 109 Cedar Street. It is known that he had two sisters and two […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Leon Athan ElliottBorn: Leonidas Athans Eliopoulos – 19 August 1917 – Oakland, California– father legally changed his last nameParents: Athans Eliopoulos & Antigone Xonoulos-EliopoulosSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothers– grew up in Prunedale, CaliforniaHome: Watsonville, CaliforniaEducation:– Watsonville High School– Class of 1936– played football– played the trumpetResidence: 318 Church Street, Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation:– apprentice cabinet makerDrafted:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/Sgt. Jack L. Elliott Born: 22 December 1919 – West Virginia Parents: William J. Elliott & Mollie L. Elliott Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers Home: 1631 East Weber Road – Columbus, Ohio Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 1941 Trained: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – trained alongside 192nd Tank Battalion at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. Ralph Arnold Ellis was born January 14, 1916, to George M. Ellis and Isabella Hayes-Ellis. With his two sisters, he lived at 1408 South Sixth Avenue Maywood, Illinois. Ralph attended Garfield Elementary School and Proviso Township High School, where he was in the choir. His hobbies were collecting stamps and classical records, and he […]
Filed as: 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru, Cause of Death, Hell Ships, Lost At Sea, Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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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 completing grade school and went to work as a farmhand and ended up working near […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt Olen C. Elwell was the son of Mary Zoschke-Elwell & Harley Elwell. He was born on June 11, 1914, and with his three brothers and his sister, he was raised on a farm near LaCarne, Ohio. He attended LaCarne Elementary School and Port Clinton High School. He graduated from high school in 1934. It […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Shelby Gerald Embry was born on October 25, 1920, in Brooklyn, Butler County, Kentucky, to James O. & Lillie L. Embry. He had four sisters and a brother. By 1930, he was living in at the Christian Church Widows and Orphans’ Home in Louisville, Kentucky, with his sister. He enlisted in the U.S. Army […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Dan Delmer Emery Born: 26 June 1922 – Nez Perce, Idaho Nickname: Danny Parents: LeRoy Emery & Bessie Wooley-Emery Siblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother Hometown: Culdesac, Idaho Occupation: worked on his family’s farm Enlisted: Idaho National Guard – 1939 – 116th U.S. Cavalry Inducted: – U.S. Army – 16 September 1940 – Lewiston, Idaho […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Charles Edwin EmlayBorn: 19 October 1918 – Yolo County, CaliforniaParents: Edgar E. Emlay & Agnes Molina-EmlaySiblings: 3 brothers, 1 sisterBrother: T/4 Robert E. EmlayHome: 76 Villa Street – Helena, CaliforniaEducation: Salinas High School – Class of 1936Inducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Airfield– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Tec 4 Robert Eugene EmlayBorn: 5 August 1921 – Alameda, CaliforniaParents: Fred O. Emlay & Agnes Molina-EmlaySiblings: 3 brothers, 1 sisterBrother: S/Sgt. Charles E. EmlayHometown: Alameda, CaliforniaInducted:– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Howell Abbott EmleyBorn: 31 July 1918 – Jefferson County, WashingtonParents: Leon A. Emley & Martha Benish-EmleySiblings: 1 brotherHometown: Port Townsend, WashingtonEducation: State College of Washington – Pullman, WashingtonOccupation: stationary engineerInducted:– U. S. Army– 8 April 1941 – Tacoma, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank Battalion– may have joined battalion as it was going overseasNote: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Kenneth W. Engle was born in 1915, in New York State, to Clarence Engel & Emma Walthers-Engel and was one of the couple’s five sons. The family resided at 124 Alphonse Street in Rochester, New York. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School and worked for the Rochester Transit Corporation. On February 13, 1941, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Elmer Earl Engle was born on January 23, 1915, in Knox County, Kentucky. He was the son of Joseph Engle & Annie Williams-Engle. It is known that he had an older sister and a brother. When Elmer was two, his mother died after childbirth in 1917. His little sister would die seven months later. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Charles F. EricksonBorn: 6 August 1913 – Durand, WisconsinParents: Andrew Erickson & Augusta Sobottka-EricksonSiblings: 3 brothersHometown: Durand, WisconsinOccupation: worked for the county highway departmentInducted:– U. S. Army– 7 April 1941 – Milwaukee, WisconsinTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– trained in using equipment of tank battalion– Camp Polk, LouisianaTransport:– rode a train to Ft. Mason north of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Joe Philip ErringtonBorn: 27 August 1918 – Compton, California– the family also resided in San Antonio, CaliforniaParents: John Errington & Jenny Alice Thomas-ErringtonSiblings: 2 sisters, 5 brothers– His brother, Richard, was also in the California National GuardHometown: 213 Maple Street – Salinas, CaliforniaOccupation: butcher – family meatpacking businessInducted:– 10 February 1941– Salinas Army AirfieldTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Richard L. Errington was born on July 23, 1920, to John Errington & Jenny Alice Thomas-Errington in Compton, California. He was the fifth child of the couple’s seven children. As a child, he grew up in San Antonio, California, and at 213 Maple Street in Salinas. He was known as “Rick” to his family […]
Filed as: 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Hell Ships, Lost At Sea, Miscellaneous, Oryoku Maru
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PFC Charles Elmer Everett was born on April 1, 1915, in Pennsylvania to Clifford E. Everett and Laura E. Stowell-Everett. In 1920, his mother, sister, and he were living in Cleveland, Ohio, where his mother was working as a housekeeper at a fraternity house at Case Western University. The family next resided in Willoughby, Ohio, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Marvin Neal EvertsBorn: 29 November 1921 – Lee, County, ArkansasParents: Percy Everts & Nellie Moore-EvertsSiblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothersHometown: Sunnyside, WashingtonEnlisted: Washington National Guard– 303rd Cavalry Regiment– at Fort Lewis, the regiment was reorganizedInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Ft. Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 103rd Antitank Battalion– transferred to battalion to go to the Philippines– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pfc. John Frank FalconerBorn: 1 July 1921 – MinnesotaMother: George B. Falconer & Elvina E. Novak-FalconerSiblings: 4 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: 1824 Norwood Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaEnlisted: Minnesota National Guard – September 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at armory until 19 February 41– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC John W. FancherBorn: 11 July 1912 – ColoradoParents: Eldoras E. Fancher & Octavia Allere-FancherSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothersHometown: Otero, ColoradoOccupation: FarmhandEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 25 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital with colds– Typical Day – after they arrived at Ft. […]
Filed as: Miscellaneous, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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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 mother returned to Janesville. He was the half-brother of Capt. Walter Write the commanding officer […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Harold George Fanning was the son of Patrick J. Fanning and Lulu J. Mullin-Fanning. He was born on December 16, 1916, in Milton, Wisconsin, and was the sixth of couple’s eight children. He had four brothers and three sisters. As a child, he grew up on a farm located on Rural Route One in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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1st. Lt. Wayne Ross Fanson was born on July 9, 1908, in Mountain View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma. He was the son of Frederick W. Fanson & Rose A. Ross-Fanson. It is known he had an older brother, Frederick, and that his father was a department store manager. Sometime in the 1930s, his parents moved from […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Robert Eugene FaubionBorn: 6 March 1918 – Lawrence County, IndianaParents: Thomas & Juanita FaubionNickname: GeneSiblings: 1 sisterHome: 2411 E Street – Bedford, IndianaOccupation: self-employed interior house painterEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 1941Trained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– learned to repair the 57 different vehicles used by the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Harold FeinerBorn: 8 March 1918 – New York City, New YorkParents: Maxwell Feiner & Adele Mittleman-FeinerSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersHometown: 1671 East 72nd Street – Bronx, New YorkOccupation: electricianInducted:– U.S. Army– 12 February 1941Trained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– qualified as an electrician– learned […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Harold J. FergusonBorn: 25 November 1918 – Brooklyn, New YorkParents: Herman & Sarah Ferguson– mother remarriedSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersEducation: 2 years of high schoolOccupation:Inducted: 27 February 1941 – Jamaica, New YorkHome: 3522 East 34th Street – New York, New YorkTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– basic training– Camp Polk, LouisianaUnits:– 753rd Tank Battalion– assigned to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Everett Earl Ferguson was born June 11, 1919, in Caldwell County, Kentucky, to Marvin B. Ferguson and Katie W. Adams-Ferguson. With his five sisters and four brothers, he grew up in Lyon County and Eddyville, Kentucky. He graduated from high school and worked as a farmer. On January 22, 1941, Everett was inducted into […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Sam Fields was born in March 1913, in Oklahoma, and was the son of Sallie Mars-Muskrat and step-son of Robert Muskrat. It is known he had one brother, two step-brothers, and one step-sister. When he was inducted into the U.S. Army, he was living in Lee’s Creek Township, Adair County, Oklahoma, and working as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Bernard Anthony FieldsBorn: 14 May 1921 – Hardin County, KentuckyParents: Joseph Fields & Emma Singin-Fields– mother died when he was 10 years oldSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothersHometown: Saint John, KentuckyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 28 May 1940 – Camp Atterbury, Columbus, IndianaTrained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the primary training – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Harvey Louis FinchBorn: 13 June 1918 – Forest Lake, Minnesota– the family moved to Brainerd – November 1920Mother: Bernard & Bertha Finch– parents divorcedSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 1116 South 12th Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaOccupation: sewer constructionEnlisted: Minnesota National Guard– February 1941Inducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. James Finley was born January 25, 1918, in Creek County, Oklahoma, to John D. & Sarah E. Finley, and he grew up in Long Grove, Oklahoma, with his two sisters and five brothers. He was known as “Jim” to his friends and family. Like many men of his time, Jim left school after eighth […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Handren Karl Fitzgibbons Born: 29 April 1919 – Gonzales, California Parents: Thomas Fitzgibbons & Constance I. Young-Fitzgibbons Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Nickname: “Karl” – did not like his first name – Handren – preferred “Karl” be used as his first name Home: 137 West Gabilan Street – Salinas, California Enlisted: – California National […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC. Bernard T. FitzpatrickBorn: 23 February 1915 – Waverly, MinnesotaParents: Florien Fitzpatrick & Catherine Shafranski-FitzpatrickSiblings: 4 sisters, 2 brothersNicknames: B.T., Bernie, FitzGraduated: College of Saint Thomas– Class of 1938Parents:Occupation: insurance salesmanHometown: Waverly, Minnesota– 1940 – living in Saint Paul with sister and her husbandInducted:– U. S. Army– 14 April 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaUnits:– A […]
Filed as: 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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S/Sgt. James Ray FlaitzBorn: 19 August 1921 – Shelbyville, IndianaParents: Charles Flaitz & Anne Morrison-Flaitz– father was meatpacker– the family lost business during the depressionSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothersHometown: Shelbyville, IndianaEducation:– Shelbyville High School– left school after junior yearOccupation: meat packer at a Kroger Food StoreEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 9 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC James Herbert FleenerBorn: 16 September 1919 – Grenola, KansasParents: Edgar Fleener & Daisy Dean-FleenerSiblings: 1 brotherHometown: Greenfield, Kansas– He moved to Salinas after 1935Home: 1105 Old Stage Road – Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: On […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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1st Lt. Charles Arthur Fleming was born to Clyde R. Fleming & Essie L. Morris-Fleming on June 16, 1911, in Missouri. It is known he had one brother and they were raised at 2803 Sacramento Street, Saint Joseph, Missouri. There is conflicting information on his occupation. Some records show he owned a gas station owner […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Roy J. Flippen was born on October 6, 1917, in Ferris, Texas, to Lon S. Flippen & Virginia Mae Jordan-Flippen. With his four sisters and two brothers, he resided on Fourth Street in Ferris, Texas, and graduated from Ferris High School in 1937, with the highest grade point average for a male student. After […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Peter P. Floor Jr.Born: 16 September 1913 – Napa County, CaliforniaParents: Peter P. Floor Sr. & Margaret Raenstra-FloorHome: 401 Clayton Street – San Francisco, CaliforniaOccupation: traffic clerk – paint wholesale companyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 18 February 1941 – San Francisco, CaliforniaTrained:– first six weeks was the primary training– Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Felix Flores was born on November 20, 1915, in Foard County, Texas, to Luciano & Augustina Flores. With his three sisters and brother, he grew up in Bee County, Texas. Sometime before 1940, his father died. Felix was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 19, 1940, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Gerald Dean FoleyBorn: 31 October 1914 – MinnesotaParents: Dohliner S. Foley & Marie Halverson-FoleySiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother, 1 half-sisterHome: 5036 East Sixth Street – Los Angles, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941Unit:– 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital with […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Guerrilla
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Pvt. Paul Chester FonnerBorn: 1 April 1919 – Union, West VirginiaParents: Raymond & Katherine FonnerSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: Union, West VirginiaOccupation: worked on the family’s farmEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 7 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, OhioTrained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– learned to maintain 57 different […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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What is known about PFC Edwin M. Fontes was that he was born on August 28, 1917, in Monterey County, California. He was the son of Mazel E. Fontes & Nellie L. Lebo-Fontes. With his brother and sister, he grew up in Alisal, California, and in 1940, his family was living on Cooper Street in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Donald Bruce ForsytheBorn: 25 April 1920 – Roundup, MontanaParents: Donald B. Forsythe & Lucille D. Russell-Forsythe– father died in 1920 before he was bornHometown: Roundup, MontanaOccupation: Forest ServiceEnlisted: Wyoming National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 24 February 1941 – Laramie, WyomingTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– truck driver– medical records kept at Cabanatuan state he was a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Dorsey W. FosheeBorn: 6 October 1918 – OklahomaParents: John W. Foshee & Ella Dorsey-FosheeNickname: BuddySiblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers– the family moved to California in the early 1920sHome: Fontes Road – Alisal, CaliforniaOccupation: farmer– marriedEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Willard Emmal Foster was born on December 27, 1923, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Gladys Chilton-Foster and Arthur Foster. With his two sisters and a brother, the family resided on Dixville Road, Rosehill, Kentucky. It is known that during the 1920s, his father died. Willard joined the Kentucky National Guard on May 20, 1940. In […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Earl William FowlerBorn: 1 January 1917 – Washington County, KentuckyParents: Richard Clifton Fowler & Myrtle Moore-FowlerSiblings: 1 sister, 2 brothersCousin: Birchell KeelingHometown: Burgin, KentuckyOccupation: farmworkerEnlisted: Kentucky National GuardInducted: U. S. Army – 25 November 1940Training:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: 28 November 1941– January 1941- attended a specific tank school for training– 1 September 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. James Dallas FoxBorn: 1921 – MissouriParents: Roy & Estella FoxSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: 1221 Church Street – Saint Joseph, MissouriEnlisted: Missouri National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – St. Joseph, MissouriUnits:– 194th Tank Battalion– B Company– reassigned to Headquarters CompanyTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Raymond E. Fox Born: 29 January 1920 – Brainerd, Minnesota Parents: Oscar R. Fox & Edith L. Cain-Fox Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Home: 701 North Eighth Street – Brainerd, Minnesota Enlisted: Minnesota National Guard Occupation: sand blaster – foundry Inducted: – U. S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota Training: – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 John T. Fox was the son of Sylvester B. and Evelyn Fox. He was born on March 21, 1920, and was the oldest of the couple’s three children. John, with his sister and brother, resided in the family’s home at 907 Milwaukee Avenue in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was called “Jack” by his family. As […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 Wilmer Henry FranckBorn: 9 April 1917 – Carver County, MinnesotaParents: William C. Franck & Frieda Bartels-FranckSiblings: 6 sisters, 6 brothersHometown: Route 1, Benton Township, Carver County, MinnesotaOccupation: worked on the family’s farmInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this move – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Carl H. Franklin was born to Jackson Franklin & Helen Hirsch-Franklin on February 28, 1919, in Harvey, North Dakota. With his three brothers and sister, he grew up in Goodrich, North Dakota, and was working on his family’s farm when he was inducted into the U.S. Army and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington, for […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Charles Edward FreelandBorn: 22 May 1914 – GeorgiaParents: Nathan H. Freeland & Fannie M. Kirk-Freeland– mother died during the 1920sSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothersHometown: Atlanta, Georgia– 1940 – living with uncle & aunt– 2902 Grand View Avenue – Buckhead, GeorgiaEducation: – Rock Springs Grade School– Rock Springs High SchoolOccupation: building painterEnlisted: 19 February 1941 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. Edward Theodore French was the son of Clifton French & Mary Alice Smith-French. He was born in Boyle County, Kentucky on August 16, 1917. Like his father, Edward was a farmer outside Harrodsburg before the war. He was the brother of Sgt. Morgan French. Edward joined the Kentucky National Guard in Harrodsburg and was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Morgan R. French was born on August 21, 1919, in Boyle County to Clifton & Mary Alice Smith-French. He had two brothers and six sisters. He joined the Kentucky National Guard in 1937 to, in his own words, “get a break from farming.” He was called to federal duty from Harrodsburg, Kentucky, on November […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC James Edward FrostBorn: 30 April 1920 – MissouriParents: George W. & Mary Frost– father married Elsie L. Vick – 1930Siblings: 1 sister, 2 brothers, 2 step-brothers– one step-brother – Sgt. Harold J. VickHome: 651 East Market Street – Salinas, California– lived in Eagle, Oklahoma, in 1930Enlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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Sgt Nicholas Ford Fryziuk was the son of Polish immigrants. He was born on July 25, 1919, to Mike Fryzuik and Maria Surchina-Fryziuk. With his brother, Nick was raised in Argo and Summit, Illinois, and attended Argo High School. After high school, he worked maintenance at Argo Corn Products. Sometime in 1940, Nick joined the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. John Albert Funk Jr.Born: 14 February 1915 – Jefferson County, KentuckyParents: John A. Funk & Lilly Hale-Funk– known as “Albert” to his familySiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHome: 741 South Dearborn Avenue – Louisville, KentuckyEducation: du Pont Manuel Training High SchoolOccupation: Office Clerk – Ballard and Ballard CompanyInducted:– U. S. Army– 21 January 1941 – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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1st Lt. John Taylor Furby was the son of Dr. Robert L. Furby & Edith Taylor-Furby and was born on February 17, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois. It is known he had a sister. Sometime after 1930, the family moved to Portland, Oregon, because his father was a Lieutenant Colonel, in the Army Medical Corps, and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Paul Edward FurrBorn: 13 February 1919 – West VirginiaParents: Clyde Furr & Cora L Hawkins-FurrSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Smithville, West VirginiaNickname: “Jack”Occupation: roughneck -oil and gas fieldsInducted:– U.S. Army– 7 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, OhioTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– 19th Ordnance Battalion– learned how to maintain 51 vehicles– trained with the 192nd […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Clifford Wayne Fusselman was born on May 19, 1919, in Copan, Washington County, Oklahoma, to Clifford R. Fusselman and Dona V. Price-Fusselman. With his two sisters and brother, he grew up in Jefferson, Oklahoma, and graduated high school. After high school, he worked as a roustabout in the oil industry. He was known as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Steve George Gados Jr. was the son of Steve G. Gados Sr. and Louise Gados. He was born on August 19, 1918, in Chicago and lived at 1438 North Noble Street. His mother had been married previously and entered the marriage with seven children. Including Steve, his parents would have eight more children. After […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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[ The Years Before The War [[et_pb_column type=”2_5″ _builder_version=”3.21.4″]They were carefree kids before the war began. None of them could ever imagine that they would experience a living nightmare… [[et_pb_column type=”2_5″ _builder_version=”3.21.4″]  This flag is a replica of the 192nd Tank Battalion’s flag which was captured and destroyed by the Japanese when Bataan was surrendered. […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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[et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.4″ z_index_tablet=”500″] Click image to enlarge [et_pb_row use_custom_gutter=”on” gutter_width=”1″ custom_padding=”30px||0px|” padding_mobile=”on” make_equal=”on” column_padding_mobile=”on” background_color_2=”#ffffff” parallax_method_1=”off” parallax_method_2=”off” _builder_version=”3.21.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_color_1=”#ffffff” z_index_tablet=”500″]A picture from 1940 of the 32nd Tank Company Armory in Janesville, Wisconsin. Courtesy of Dennis Schoberle [/et_pb_cta][et_pb_row use_custom_gutter=”on” gutter_width=”1″ custom_padding=”0px||0px|” padding_mobile=”on” make_equal=”on” column_padding_mobile=”on” background_color_1=”#ffffff” background_color_2=”#ffffff” parallax_method_1=”off” parallax_method_2=”off” _builder_version=”3.21.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_cta title=”02″ […]
Filed as: 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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Pvt. Laddio Jake Gallia was born in 1916 in Lavaca County, Texas, to Jacob Gallia & Annie Zbranek-Gallia, who were Bohemian immigrants. It is known he had one brother, three half-sisters, and two half-brothers, and that his family resided in Justice Township, Nueces County, Texas, where worked as a farmhand. On March 17, 1941, Laddio […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Jacob Sabino GamboaBorn: 30 August 1908 – King City, CaliforniaParents: Jacob B. Gamboa & Jeannie Ruis-GamboaSiblings: 1 brother, 5 sistersHome: 211 Front Street – Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National Guard– 1931Inducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Ernest Garcia Born: 7 November 1915 – Monterrey, MexicoParents: Mike & Mary GarciaSiblings: 1 sister, 1 step-brotherHome:– 227 West 17th Street – Port Arthur, TexasOccupation: lumberyard workerInducted:– U. S. Army– 18 March 1941 – Houston, TexasTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– basic training– Camp Polk, Louisiana– assigned to 753rd Tank Battalion– 192nd Tank Battalion ordered overseas […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Thomas Hodges Garland was born on April 7, 1919, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Thomas A. Garland & Bertha Kiser-Garland. His family resided in Newburgh Heights and later in Lakewood, Ohio. He left school after completing his first year of high school. Thomas was drafted into the U.S. Army on March 28, 1941, and sent […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC George Stanton Garman was born on October 18, 1917, to Stephen Garman and Mabel May-Garman and raised in Fort Recovery, Ohio, with his sister and three brothers. He would later live outside of Celina, Ohio, and work on the family farm. On February 5, 1941, he was inducted into the U. S. Army and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd Tank Battalion, 194th – C Co.
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Pvt. Carl E. Garr was the son of Alfred & Lena Garr on February 13, 1917, in Kiowa, Oklahoma, but he was raised in the town of Mayhill, in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. It is known he had one brother and one sister. He joined the army in 1940 and took basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. J. C. Garrett was born on November 24, 1915, in Caddo County, Louisiana, to Charles & Mattie Garrett. With his two sisters and three brothers grew up in Panola County, Texas, on the family farm. He attended Greenwood High School, in Greenwood, Louisiana, but he left high school to work on the family farm. On […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC William Allen GarrisonBorn: 13 February 1921 – Kern County, CaliforniaParents: Allen P. Garrison & Mary E. Foster-GarrisonSiblings: 2 sistersHome: 538 Central Avenue – Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army AirfieldTraining:– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Russell S. GarrisonBorn: 1918 – MichiganParents: Mark E. & Pearl M. GarrisonSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherNickname: “Shorty”Home: 3051 California Street, San Francisco, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– 1 April 1941 – San Francisco, CaliforniaUnit:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Howard Robert Gasaway was born November 20, 1918, Ohio, to Charles I. Gasaway and Jane Snodgrass-Gasaway. With his three sisters and two brothers, he lived in West Virginia and 106 South Second Street in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He left school after completing grammar school to go to work. His mother passed away when he was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Roy Albert Gatewood Born: 28 June 1919 – Arkansas Parents: Henry O. Gatewood & Floris M. Cornstock-Gatewood Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers Hometown: Elijah, Missouri Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 16 September 1940 – Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, Missouri Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington – described as constantly raining during the winter – many […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 Arthur George GattieBorn: 14 February 1921 – MinnesotaParents: Arthur U. Gattie & Gladys Hess-GattieSiblings: 2 brothersHome: 1002 8th Street – Brainerd, MinnesotaEducation: Washington High School– left high school during his junior yearOccupation: electricianEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Jack Preston Gauthier was born in October 1917 in East Lansing, Michigan, to George & Evelyn Gauthier. At the time, his father was employed by Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. With his brother, he grew up in Delaware, Ohio, when his father became the athletic director at Ohio Wesleyan University. The family […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Joseph A. GazerBorn: October 1917 – Cleveland, OhioParents: Thomas Gazdecki & Mary Faldowski-Gazdecki– mother died when he was two years oldStep-mother: Julia Poshyvak – 1920– the last name legally changed to “Gazer”Home: 3625 East 57th Street – Cleveland, OhioSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherEducation: 3 years of high schoolOccupation: machinist – aluminum companyResidence: 9735 Kensington […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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1st Lt. William Henry Gentry was born on November 19, 1918, to James T. Gentry & Harriet Renfro-Gentry. He had two sisters and a brother. He was raised on Burgin Road in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and attended McAfee High School and attended the University of Kentucky for one year. On December 21, 1936, Gentry joined the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Wayne Sylvester George Jr.Born:1 November 1921 – Thurston County, WashingtonParents: Wayne S. George Sr. & Christine M. Hansen-GeorgeSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Prosser, WashingtonEnlisted:– Washington National Guard– 16 November 1939-U.S. Army– 16 September 1940 – Prosser, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnit:– 194th Tank Battalion– most likely joined battalion as it prepared to go overseasNote: On […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Raymond Fulton Gheen was born September 1916 in Cambridge, Ohio, to Herman L. Gheen and Lillian Warne-Gheen. He had one brother and one sister. When he was two, his mother passed away, his father remarried, and he became the brother of three half-sisters. It is known that he and his siblings lived with their grandmother, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Martin Giachino was born in 1914 in Crook County, Wyoming, to Antonio Giachino and Domenica Minka-Giachino, and had three sisters and one brother. The family moved to Missouri and resided in Bevier and later resided in Alladin, Wyoming. It is not known when Martin joined the U. S. Army and was assigned to Headquarters […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Charles J. Giamalva was born on February 14, 1915, in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, to Sam Giamalva and Rosalie Scalise-Giamalva. With his six sisters and five brothers, he grew up at 1403 Cook Street in Houston, Texas. He was known as “Charley” to his family and friends. He left high school after one year […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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1st Lt. Emmett Francis Gibson was born on September 15, 1916, to Daniel & Frieda Gibson in Illinois. As a child, he and his brother grew up at 227 South 12th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois. Emmett attended grade school in Maywood and Proviso Township High School. His mother would later marry Joseph Craig. On October 17, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Morris W. GibsonBorn: 26 July 1923 – Barren County, KentuckyParents: William Gibson & Mollie Hunter-GibsonHome: Barren County, KentuckyOccupation: farmerSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 10 October 1940 – Fort Knox, KentuckyTraining:– Ft. Knox, KentuckyUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained to work on 57 different vehicles– 17th Ordnance Company– August 1941 – created from one […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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T/5 Clifford Lyle Gibson was born on November 2, 1917, in Stovertown, Muskingum County, Ohio, to Jesse P. Gibson & Ena Grace Dixon-Gibson., and was one of the couple’s five sons. His family resided in Philo, Ohio, where he attended school. The draft act had been passed and Clifford was inducted into the U.S. Army […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Melvin S. Giddens was born on January 25, 1918, in Carbur, Florida. He was the youngest of three sons of Martin C. Giddens & Mary F. Green-Giddens. His mother died not too long after he was born. His father remarried and it is known that he had a half-brother from his father’s second marriage. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Robert Gemmell Gill Jr. was the son of Olive Fishell-Gill and Robert G. Gill Sr. and was born on July 17, 1913, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He and his sister grew up at 109 West Third Steet in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and he was a member of the Greensburg High School Class of 1930. What […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC James W. Gillespie was born on February 2, 1916, in Dayton, Ohio, to William A. Gillespie and Estella Beers-Gillespie. With his sister, he grew up in various homes in Dayton. In 1940, his family was living at 520 Peach Avenue. He attended Steele High School for three years before going to work as a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Joseph Gillis was born on September 18, 1920, in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was the son of Giovanni T. Gillio-Tos & Victoria F. Moral-Gillo-Tos, he had five brothers, one sister, three half-brothers. His mother remarried and he grew up in Watsonville, California, and attended high school there. He was the younger brother of Sgt. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. August Fidel Gillis was born in Bellaire, Ohio on September 19, 1918. He was the son of Giovanni T. Gillio-Tos & Victoria F. Moral-Gillio-Tos. He had five brothers, one sister, and two step-brothers. He was the brother of Cpl. Joseph Gillis and step-brother of Sgt. Emil Morello of C Company. The brothers grew up […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Uhlan Gillman was born on October 22, 1919, in Barnabus, Logan County, West Virginia. He was the son of Comfort Gillman & Roxie Curry-Gillman and had two sisters and two brothers. He was inducted into the army on August 2, 1940, at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio, and assigned to the 19th Ordnance Battalion […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Cpl. Claude C. GilmerBorn: 18 June 1921 – CanadaNote: parents were Americans living in CanadaParents: John Gilmer & Emma Edden-Gilmer– parents divorced– mother remarried – Myron FrenchSiblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 2 half-sisters, 2 half-brothersNickname: IkeHometown: Brainerd, Minnesota– moved from Detroit, Michigan– lived at: 323½ Vine StreetEducation:– Washington High School – Class of 1940Enlisted: Minnesota […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Olen Jay Gilson was born on January 22, 1919, in East Liverpool, Ohio to Oscar Gilson & Delila Brown-Gilson. With his three brothers and four sisters, he grew up at 1731 Globe Street in East Liverpool. He graduated from Pleasent Heights School and completed three years of high school before going to work as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Erwin Albert Glasenapp was born on January 16, 1916, to Gustave Glasenapp and Hulga Schmidt-Glasenapp in Douglas County, Minnesota. He grew up, with his six brothers and seven sisters, on the family farm fifteen miles north of Rochester, Minnesota, in Kolmar Township, Olmsted County, and attended school in a one-room wooden schoolhouse. During the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Willard Garland Glass Born: 22 December 1921 – Pellyton, Kentucky Parents: William L. Glass & Exie M. Hall-Glass Siblings: – 2 sisters, 2 brothers Hometown: Adkin, West Virginia Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 7 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – first six […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Sgt. William Lewis Glenn Jr.Born: 5 August 1921 – Niland, CaliforniaParents: William L. Glenn Sr. & Mary E. Aber-GlennSiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothersHome: Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this move – which had […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. George William Gober was born on May 5, 1916, in Mississippi to Joseph E. Gober & Willie Gee Nash-Gober. The couple had five other sons and four daughters. At some point, George moved to Powell County, Montana. On March 3, 1941, George was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Missoula, Montana, and was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Offutt GobleBorn: 24 April 1921 – John Davis County, KentuckyParents: Frank & Maggie GobleSiblings: 4 sisters, 4 brothersEnlisted:– U.S. Army– Date Unknown– it is known he was in the army in April 1940Training:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. Milton J. GoemmerBorn: 9 June 1923 – Louisville, KentuckyParents: Harry O. Goemmer & Lillian Franklin-GoemmerSiblings: 2 sistersHometown: Louisville, KentuckyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 30 May 1940 – Miami Beach, FloridaTraining:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching to music– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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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, he lived with his Uncle William, attended school in Delavan, and worked on a farm. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/4 Frank Goldstein was born in Chicago on October 24, 1915, to Max and Sarah Goldstein. With his sisters, he grew up at 1958 West Henry Court, 4433 North St. Louis Avenue, and later at 2030 West Montrose Avenue. He graduated from Roosevelt High School where he became interested in amateur radio operation. As an […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Norman W. Goodman was born on May 24, 1917. He was the son of Lionel & Ada Goodman and grew up at 19 North Fifth Avenue in Maywood, Illinois with his sister. He graduated from Proviso Township High School and went to work as a lathe operator at a ball bearing company. Norm joined […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Roy Edward Goodpaster was born January 4, 1920, in Burnam, Madison County, Kentucky, to Roy E. Goodpaster & Nora Young-Goodpaster. With his three sisters, he was raised on West Broadway Street in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The family’s home was between North College Street and North Chiles Street. He left school after eighth grade. It is […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Wallace Franklin GoodrichBorn: 21 June 1918 – Fort Dodge, IowaParents: Frederic R. Goodrich & Carrie GoodrichSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Lake Edwards Township, Crow Wing, MinnesotaOccupation: presser – tailor shopEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Kenneth R. GordenBorn: 10 December 1914 – MinnesotaParents: Michael Gorden & Mary Johnson-GordenSiblings: 6 brothers, 3 sistersNote: Brother, Ernest, was also a member of A CompanyHome: Lake Edwards Township, Crow Wing County, MinnesotaOccupation: section hand – railroadEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Ernest M. GordenBorn: 3 March 1915 – Merrifield, MinnesotaParents: Michael Gorden & Mary Johnson-GordenSiblings: 6 brothers, 3 sistersNote: Brother, Kenneth, was also a member of A CompanyHometown: Lake Edwards Township, Crow Wing, MinnesotaOccupation: section hand – railroadEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army – 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 Oscar E. GordonBorn: 1921 – Hendricks County, IndianaParents: Lawrence Frank Gordon & Lucinda McCloud-GordonSiblings: 12 sisters, 6 brothersHometown: Eel River, IndianaResided: Putnam County, IndianaInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 January 1941 – Fort Benjamin Harrison, IndianaTraining:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– A Company, 19th Ordnance Battalion reorganized as 17th Ordinance Company– first six weeks was the primary training […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Alexander Gorr was born on November 22, 1921, to Sophie and Gottlieb Gorr in Michigan. He lived at 23 South 15th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and went to St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School in Melrose Park, Illinois. After grade school, Al attended Proviso Township High School in Maywood. While a student at Proviso, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Sgt. Victor L. GosneyBorn: 10 August 1917 – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada– naturalized American citizenParents: Jane S. Wynnes-Gosney & Alfred GosneySiblings: 2 brothers, 4 sistersHometowns: Freedom, California– the family moved to California about 1920– later lived in Watsonville, California– lived with a sister and her husbandEnlisted: California National GuardOccupation: FarmhandInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Albert James GrafBorn: 17 December 1916 – Saint Paul, MinnesotaParents: Barbara Rothenbach-Graf & John B. Graf– father died when he was eight years oldHometown: South St. Paul, MinnesotaSiblings: 6 brothers, 7 sistersNickname: SpikesHome: Shell Lake, WisconsinOccupation: Worked as a farmhandInducted:– U. S. Army– 7 April 1941 – Milwaukee, WisconsinTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Louisiana Maneuvers– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Richard W. Graff was born on February 17, 1913, to Frank Graff and Frances Prusvoscky-Graff. With his two brothers and sister, he grew up in Chicago at 4354 South Princeton Avenue. He left high school after one year and was employed by the Chicago Tribune as an advertising order clerk for eleven years. He […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Paul Alexander Grassick was the son of Alexander Grassick and Mabel Marks-Grassick. He was born on May 6, 1919, and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. With his two brothers, he resided at 327 East Fourth Street. Paul was a 1938 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. After high school, he drove a truck for a […]
Filed as: 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Hell Ships, Nagato Maru, Prison Camp
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Pvt. Lyle Robert GravittBorn: 19 December 1919 – Ames, IowaParents: Joseph B. Gravitt & Letha M. Bates-Gravitt– step-father: James M. SmithSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother, 1 half-sister, 1 half-brotherHometown: Union, IowaEducation: 2 years of high schoolResidence: Lander, WyomingEnlisted: Wyoming National Guard– member of a cavalry unitInducted:– U. S. Army– 24 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Clyde M. GraysonBorn: 1 December 1906 – Cold Springs, MissouriParents: Marion Grayson & Lena Grabill-GraysonSiblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers– the family moved to California by 1920Married: Jewel Grayson– divorced by 1940Children: 1 daughterHome: Gonzales, CaliforniaOccupation: vegetable packingSecond Marriage: Lena– married before going overseasEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Eugene Charles Greenfield was born on July 21, 1918, in Alliance, Ohio, to Howard E. Greenfield and Grace Lavinia-Greenfield and lived in East Liverpool, Ohio. It is known he had one sister and that his family later resided in Bayard, Ohio. He also attended Ohio State University during the 1939/1940 school year. Eugene was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Lloyd A. GreverBorn: 20 November 1918 – Sappa, NebraskaParents: Charles A. Grever & Esta M. Beadleston-GreverSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: Orleans, NebraskaOccupation: FarmhandInducted:– U.S. Army– 1941Training:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– first six weeks was the primary training – Week 1: infantry drilling– Week 2: manual arms and marching to music– Week 3: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company, Camp O’Donnell, Disease, Prison Camp
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Sgt. James William Griffin was born on January 12, 1912, in Chicago. He grew up at 6733 North Bosworth Avenue and was the son of Judge John J. Griffin & Alice McCabe-Griffin. His father was a Cook County, Illinois, circuit court judge. With his three brothers and sister, he grew up on the northwest side […]
Filed as: Cause of Death, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Bilibid Prison, Execution, Prison Camp, Provisional Tank Group
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PFC. Laurence Hubert Grim was born June 9, 1921, to Ernest & Thelma Hnethron-Grim in Viola, Wisconsin.  He was the eldest of the couple’s five children. Ernest grew up in Readstown, Wisconsin, until his father’s automobile shop burnt to the ground. Not having insurance to rebuild the shop, his father moved the family to Janesville […]
Filed as: Cause of Death, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Camp O’Donnell, Disease, Prison Camp, Provisional Tank Group
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Sgt. Jack Julian Griswold was born on December 10, 1919, on a farm near South Haven, Michigan, to Irving L. & Clarissa Griswold. With his five brothers, he lived first lived in Bellwood, Illinois, next at 843 South 17th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and attended Roosevelt Grade School in Bellwood. In June 1938, he graduated […]
Filed as: Cause of Death, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Disease, Nagato Maru, Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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  Pvt. Edward Ericus Grogg Jr, was born on November 11, 1921, in Erie County, Ohio, to Edward E. Grogg Sr., and Emma Wadsworth-Grogg. He was the brothers of three sisters and later a half-sister. He joined the Ohio National Guard Tank Company in Port Clinton in November 1938 and worked as a commercial fisherman […]
Filed as: KIA, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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  Pvt. James Thomas GrovesBorn: 15 February 1920 – KentuckyHome: 9½ South Main Street – Henderson, KentuckyInducted:– U. S. Army – 22 January 1941– Louisville, Kentucky– enlisted with his friend William JardotTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: 28 November 1941– day for the soldiers started in 6:15 with reveille– most of the soldiers were up before […]
Filed as: Prison Camp, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Nagato Maru, Provisional Tank Group
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Cpl. George W. GruiiBorn: 25 April 1919 – Saint Paul, MinnesotaParents: John Grui & Vasika Pascu-GruiSiblings: 4 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 914 Gaultier Street – St. Paul, MinnesotaOccupation: truck driver – a wholesale candy companyInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Saint Paul, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended […]
Filed as: Prison Camp, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Cause of Death, Disease, Provisional Tank Group
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  2nd Lt. Carroll Max Guin was born on August 16, 1910, in Minnesota to Edgar L. Guin & Anna Jane Mix-Guin. With his three sisters and five brothers, he resided at 133 Third Avenue in Brainerd, Minnesota. During the 1920s, his mother died and his family moved to Bay Lake, Minnesota. It is known […]
Filed as: Prison Camp, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Brazil Maru, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Enoura Maru, Oryoku Maru 2, Provisional Tank Group
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1st Lt. Benjamin E. Gwynn was born on March 31, 1915, in California to Edward K. Gwynn & Belle Roundtree-Gwynn. With his sister, he grew up at 78 Abbott Street, Salinas, California. He graduated from Salinas High School and attended Salinas Junior College. He worked as an apprentice architect. It is not known when, but […]
Filed as: Prison Camp, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Brazil Maru, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Enoura Maru, Hell Ships, Oryoku Maru 2, Provisional Tank Group
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  Pvt. Frank W. Gyovai was born on February 15, 1920, in Sovereign, West Virginia, to Stephen Gyovai & Ethel Pappi-Gyovai. His parents were Hungarian immigrants. With his four brothers and one sister, he resided in Boone County, West Virginia, where his father worked as a coal miner. He attended high school for two years […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company, Guerrilla
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  Pvt. Edward M. Haines was born on October 26, 1921, in Flushing, Ohio, to Willis Haines & Edith Daugmerty-Haines. It is known he had a sister and a brother and that his father died when he was eleven. To make things easier on the family, they moved in with her mother and step-father. He […]
Filed as: Hell Ships, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Nissyo Maru, Prison Camp, Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Willard Ewalt HallBorn: 8 November 1920 – Multnomah County, OregonParents: John Hall & Elizabeth HallSiblings: 1 step-sisterHome: 1603 Cherry Street, LeGrande, Union County, OregonOccupation: service station attendantEnlisted:– Oregon National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 September 1940 – LeGrande, Oregon– entered Army from Oregon National GuardTraining:– Camp Murray, Washington– promoted to corporal– may have been a […]
Filed as: Prison Camp, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Davao, Provisional Tank Group, Shinyo Maru
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  Pvt. Luther Dean HallBorn: 26 July 1920 – Monmouth, OregonParents: Luther J. Hall & Millie Clark-Hall– father died in 1923– mother remarried – Lewis Rake – 1925Siblings: 1 half-sisterHometown: Portland, OregonEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 16 September 1940 – Portland, OregonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank Battalion– may have joined battalion as it prepared to go […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, Bilibid Prison, Cabanatuan<