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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
Andy Aquila
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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