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Little is known about Capt. Ruben H. Schwass’s early life except that he was born on July 5, 1901. He was the son of Henry & Augusta Schwass and the brother of Chris. With his brother, he grew up in Proviso Township. There is also evidence that his family had a long history of residing […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Camp O’Donnell, Cause of Death, Disease, Hell Ships, Nagato Maru, Prison Camp, Zentsuji
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Pvt. Frederick George Schweinsberg was born in Forest Park, Illinois, on August 5, 1918, to Alfred Schweinsberg and Louise Lipke-Schweinsberg. With his brother and two sisters, he lived at 443 Marengo Avenue in Forest Park and attended Grant-White Elementary School and Proviso Township High School. Frederick worked as a salesman for A. B. Schweinsberg Real Estate […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Capcaban, Death March, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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Pvt. Russell D. Simon was born in 1917 in Ottawa County, Ohio, to Henry E. Simon & Emma A. Simon. With his sister and five brothers, he lived in Gypsum and Catawba Island Township, Ottawa County, Ohio. He graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1936. During this time his father died. At some point, […]
Filed as: 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Cecil J. Sims was born on March 8, 1917, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Finas J. Sims and Cora Mae Gritton-Sims. With his three sisters and three brothers, he lived on the family farm on Cornishville Road in Mercer County. He graduated from high school and went to work on the family’s farm. A […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. William H. Slicer Jr. was born on January 22, 1918, to William H. Slicer Sr. and Alfhild Bie-Slicer in Chicago. With his three sisters, he grew up at 503 South 52nd Avenue in Bellwood, Illinois. He attended Proviso Township High School in Maywood and was a member of the Class of 1937. While […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Major Maynard G. Snell was the son of Benjamin F. Snell & Mattie E. Goldman-Snell and was born in 1901. It is known that he grew up, with his brother and sister, in Lampasas, Texas. After high school, he attended Texas A&M College and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in 1921. He next attended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Mitchel O. SpearBorn: 1 February 1916 – Cumberland County, Kentucky Father: Ebb Spear & Mell Spear – mother died when Mitchel was a child Siblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers Hometown: Ellington, Kentucky Inducted: – U. S. Army – 1 March 1941 Training: – Fort Knox, Kentucky– attended specific tank school – Camp Polk, Louisiana– provided supplies to letter companies of the battalionNote: The decision […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. John T. Stanton was the son of John W. Stanton and Susie Severine-Stanton and was one of the couple’s three children. He was born in Mansfield, Texas, on August 30, 1913, and known as J. T. to his family. When he was two, his family moved to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and he lived there […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Charles Harold SteelBorn: 27 June 1919 – Wilson, OklahomaParents: Charles H. Steel & Eva T. Steel– father died – mother married Ike SmithHome: North Rock Creek Road – McCurtain County, OklahomaOccupation: timber maker – lumber millInducted:– U. S. Army– 21 March 1941 – Oklahoma City, OklahomaTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– completed basic training– Camp Polk, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Garold M. Stephen was born on February 3, 1918, to Milton E. Stephen and Anna R. Jeffers-Stephen in Belmont County, Ohio, and grew up with his seven sisters and five brothers in Seneca Township, Monroe County, Ohio. Like many others of the time, he completed grade school and went to work on the family’s […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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