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Pvt. Earl Winnifred Whitney was born on February 16, 1918, in Grandfield, Oklahoma, to Terry Whitney & Francis Leitieha-Whitney. With his sister and brother, he grew up in Bryan and Walters, Oklahoma. He worked as a cook to support himself and lived at 404 East Washington Street in Walters, Oklahoma. On March 24, 1941, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Grover David Whittinghill was born on July 28, 1918, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Lillian Hendren-Whittinghill and James Whittinghill. With his two brothers, he grew up on Calvary Road in Rural Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and was a high school graduate. After high school, he worked at an unskilled textile job. In September 1940, the local […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Lt. Col. Theodore Francis Wickord was born on August 2, 1907, in Chicago, to Peter H. Wickord & Julia Nevecerel-Wickord. He married Marie Falisiewicz and with his wife lived at 1839 South 7th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. The couple became the parents of two sons. He was employed as a Field Engineer by the Public […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Zentsuji
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Pvt. Edward George Wills Jr. was the son of Edward G. Wills Sr. & Susan Bell Mattingly-Wills. He was born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, on March 8, 1918, and was one of the couple’s nine children. Little is known about his life in Harrodsburg. What is known is that he was called, “E.G.” by his family […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Ivan O. Wilmer was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on December 5, 1901, to Clara Hubbard and Rudolph Webner. After Rudolph’s death, Clara married Forrest Dexter a newspaperman from Des Moines, Iowa, and moved there. This resulted in Ivan, his two brothers, and sister, being raised at Angel Guardian Orphanage in Chicago. Returning to Wisconsin, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Bataan Project - Sgt. John W. Wood Jr.
Sgt. John W. Wood Jr. was the son of Mr. & Mrs. John W. Wood Sr. and was born on March 11, 1914, in Milton, Wisconsin, and known as “Jack” to his family and friends. He was a 1932 graduate of Milton Union High School. On September 9, 1940, John joined the Wisconsin National Guard […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Willard Rue Yeast was born on June 27, 1915, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to John Yeast and Cordia Gerling-Yeast. With his three sisters and six brothers, he grew up on Calvary Road in Mercer County and worked on the family’s farm. Willard joined the Kentucky National Guard’s tank company, on October 7, 1940, in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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