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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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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, IllinoisEnlisted :– most likely enlisted in 1939Reenlisted 7 October 1941Unit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside 192nd Tank […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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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 fifteen years oldTraining:– 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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Cpl. Fred Joseph AllenBorn: 17 April 1920 – KentuckyParents: Lawrence J. Allen Sr. & Sadie Belle Felker-AllenSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brother, 2 half-sistersHome: 3505 Greenwood Avenue – Louisville, KentuckyEducation:– St. Paul High School– left schoolEmployment: Civilian Conservation Corps– worked six months before enlistingEnlisted:– 17 June 1940 – Louisville, Kentucky– U.S. ArmyUnit:– trained alongside 192nd Tank […]
Filed as: 17th Ordnance Company
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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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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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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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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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Capt. Max Martin Bernstein M.D.Born: 30 September 1913 – Chicago, IllinoisParents: Harry Berstein & Bella Schechtman-BernsteinSiblings: 2 brothers, 3 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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