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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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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. 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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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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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. 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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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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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. 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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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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