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Pvt. Thomas William McKnightBorn: 16 June 1918 – Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaParents: Thomas & Mary McKnightSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Epping, New HampshireResidence: West Chester, PennsylvaniaEducation:– attended the University of VirginiaInducted:– U.S. Army– 14 February 1941 – Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaTrained:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– taught how to maintain 57 vehicles […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Mcmichael Herbert
Pvt. Herbert Pershing McMichaelBorn: 2 August 1918 – Orafina, Frontier County, NebraskaParents: Richard C. McMichael & Julia McCarl-McMichael– mother died during the 1930sSiblings: 8 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Curtis, NebraskaOccupation: FarmhandInducted:– U.S. Army– 21 February 1941Trained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside 192nd Tank Battalion– learned to repair the 57 vehicles used by the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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PFC Homer Franklin Mefford Jr. Born: 1 November 1917 – Huntsville, Kentucky Parents: Homer F. Mefford Sr. & Mary P. Sweazey-Mefford Siblings: 2 sisters Nickname: “Coley” Hometown: Huntsville, Kentucky Enlisted: – U.S. Army – 1940 – Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, Indiana Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky Units: – 19th Ordnance Battalion – first six weeks was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Merrimanj
Pvt. John Robert MerrimanBorn: 26 February 1917 – Greene County, OhioParents: John & Loretta Merriman– Stepfather: George E. SiniardSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHome: 3108 Lake Street, Xenia, OhioEducation:-Stivers High School – Class of 1935Occupation: Butcher – Sucher Packing CompanyEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 10 January 1941 – Fort Thomas, Newport, KentuckyTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Mihok C
Pvt. Joseph Alexander MihokBorn: 2 Sept. 1917 – Bridgeport, ConnecticutHome: 194 Walnut Street – Bridgeport, ConnecticutInducted:– U. S. Army– 11 Feb. 1941 – Ft. Devens, MassachusettsTraining:– Ft. 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: machine gun– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Mikula J
Pvt. John A. MikulaBorn: 21 June 1918 – McDonald, PennsylvaniaParents: Frank & Victoria Prezeklasa-MikulaSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Laurel Street- Kennedy, PennsylvaniaEducation:– Cecil High School– Connelly Technical Institute – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania– completed automotive training course – 1937Occupation: janitor – office buildingInducted:– U.S. Army– 21 February 1941 – Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnit:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Millerdwight
Pvt. Dwight E. MillerBorn: 14 September 1918 – Greenville, OhioParents: Roy L. Miller & Martha A. Olwine-MillerSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: Greenville, OhioEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 11 January 1941 – Fort Thomas, KentuckyTrained:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– taught how to maintain 57 vehicles in use by the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Mitchell R E
All that is known about the early life of PFC Robert E. Mitchell is that he was born in 1914 in Kentucky and was divorced and living in Houston, Texas, in 1940. He returned to Christian County and was working as a farmer when he entered the army. Robert trained at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
Moffettgerald
1st Sgt. Gerald Lee Moffett was born on April 19, 1910, to Frank Moffett & Inez Moffett in Green County, Indiana. He resided at 707 South Franklin Street in Bloomfield, Indiana, with his two brothers and a sister. It is known he completed high school, was married, and at some point, he joined the Indiana […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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Pvt. George E. MogyorosiBorn: 17 July 1923 – Cleveland, OhioParents: George & Susan MogyorosiSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: Cleveland, OhioEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 8 January 1941 – Fort Hayes, Columbus, OhioTraining:– Fort Knox, KentuckyUnits:– 19th Ordnance Battalion– trained alongside the 192nd Tank Battalion at Ft. Knox– taught how to maintain 57 vehicles in use by the Army– first […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 17th Ordnance Company
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