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Pvt. Olen Jay Gilson was born on January 22, 1919, in East Liverpool, Ohio to Oscar Gilson & Delila Brown-Gilson. With his three brothers and four sisters, he grew up at 1731 Globe Street in East Liverpool. He graduated from Pleasent Heights School and completed three years of high school before going to work as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Jack Julian Griswold was born on December 10, 1919, on a farm near South Haven, Michigan, to Irving L. & Clarissa Griswold. With his five brothers, he lived first lived in Bellwood, Illinois, next at 843 South 17th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and attended Roosevelt Grade School in Bellwood. In June 1938, he graduated […]
Filed as: Cause of Death, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Disease, Nagato Maru, Provisional Tank Group, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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  Pvt. Edward M. Haines was born on October 26, 1921, in Flushing, Ohio, to Willis Haines & Edith Daugmerty-Haines. It is known he had a sister and a brother and that his father died when he was eleven. To make things easier on the family, they moved in with her mother and step-father. He […]
Filed as: Hell Ships, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Nissyo Maru, Prison Camp, Provisional Tank Group
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  Pvt. John Hando was born on May 22, 1918, in Piney Fork, Pennsylvania, to Ignatius Hando & Veronica Haydu-Hando. He grew up in Brookfield, Ohio, with his four sisters and brother. He completed eighth grade but never attended high school. To help his family, he worked in a steel mill as a slag operator. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Hell Ships, Nissyo Maru, Prison Camp
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Capt. Donald Leroy Hanes was born August 10, 1903, in Hoopeston, Illinois, to Charles K. Hanes & Opha D. Kincade-Hanes. His given name was Marion Donald LeRoy Hanes, but he was known as “Don” to his family. At some point, he legally changed his first name to Donald which is the name that appears on […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Brazil Maru, Enoura Maru, Hell Ships, Oryoku Maru
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  Pvt. George Charles Hardtke was born on July 18, 1914, in Chicago, Illinois, and was the son of Louis F. Hardtke & Emma J. Rach-Hardtke. With his six brothers and three sisters, he grew up at 1861 North Winnebago Avenue in Chicago. Like many young men of the time, George completed grammar school and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Camp O’Donnell, Cause of Death, Disease, Prison Camp
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Pvt. Lyle Collins Harlow was born on March 5, 1919, in Mackville, Kentucky, to James Harlow and Ida Wilburn-Harlow, and grew up on English Avenue in Harrodsburg, with his five brothers. Like many individuals of the time, he left school after completing the fourth grade and went to work on a farm. It is known […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Hell Ships, Taga Maru
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Sgt. Howard L. Hasselkus was born July 17, 1918, to Fred A. Hasselkus & Philimina Hoeflinger-Hasselkus at 402 Toledo Street in Elmore, Ohio. His mother died, and his father married Helen Hard, which resulted in Howard becoming the half brother of two sisters and a brother. He graduated from Harris-Elmore High School in 1936, and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC William Anthony Hauser was born on December 3, 1920, in Chicago, Illinois, to Frank J. Hauser & Carrie Martern-Hauser and was the youngest of the couple’s five children. With his two sisters and two brothers, he was raised at 30 South Thurlow Street in Hinsdale, Illinois, and attended Hinsdale High School. He worked at […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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  T/5 Donald M. Heddleston was born out of wedlock in Minnesota on March 11, 1917. His mother, Anna H. Austerson, moved to Orfordville, Wisconsin, with her infant son and later married Louis Sveom. The couple would have two daughters together. Donald was raised in Ordfordville and attended school there. He also took the last […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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