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PFC Robert Gemmell Gill Jr. was the son of Olive Fishell-Gill and Robert G. Gill Sr. and was born on July 17, 1913, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He and his sister grew up at 109 West Third Steet in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and he was a member of the Greensburg High School Class of 1930. What […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Albert James GrafBorn: 17 December 1916 – Saint Paul, MinnesotaParents: Barbara Rothenbach-Graf & John B. Graf– father died when he was eight years oldHometown: South St. Paul, MinnesotaSiblings: 6 brothers, 7 sistersNickname: SpikesHome: Shell Lake, WisconsinOccupation: Worked as a farmhandInducted:– U. S. Army– 7 April 1941 – Milwaukee, WisconsinTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Louisiana Maneuvers– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Marvin W. Jaeger was the son of Frank W. Jaeger & Rose Brandt-Jaeger. He was born on June 1, 1918, and lived at 701 Stark Street in Wausau, Wisconsin. With his sister and brother, he attended Wausau schools. He was a 1936 graduate of Wausau High School. After high school, he worked in the stockroom […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Charles Carl Jensen was born on July 16, 1919, in Chicago. He was the son of Carl Jensen and Jenny Lizburg-Jensen and lived, with his two sisters, at 6830 South Justine Avenue in Chicago. He was a graduate of Harper High School and attended college for one year at Wilson Junior College. He worked […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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Very little is known about Pvt. Nick Kaplar. What is known is that he was born on May 29, 1915, to Mrs. Cecelia Kohnial in Chicago, Illinois, and had two sisters. It appears his father passed away and his mother married Joseph Kohniak and the marriage resulted in Nick having four half-brothers. The family resided […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Wilbur E. LinseBorn: 17 February 1918 – Buffalo County, WisconsinParents: Etta Goeldner-Linse & Alvin A. LinseSiblings: 3 brothers, 2 sistersHome: Lanson Valley Road – Modena Township, Buffalo County, WisconsinOccupation: farmerInducted:– U. S. Army– 18 April 1941 – Milwaukee, WisconsinTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– typical day– 6:15 with reveille– most of the soldiers were up before […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC Curtis Massey joined the 192nd Tank Battalion at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was born on May 20, 1918, to Joseph M. & Lydia Massey in Clay County, Kentucky, and had two brothers and five sisters. His family’s farm, where he worked, was on the Manchester-Burning Springs Road. When he was inducted into the army, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. Howard Ival Massey Sr. was born on January 3, 1911, in Farmersburg, Sullivan County, Indiana. He was the son Albert & Gertrude Massey and was one of the couple’s four children. Howard married Margaret Gilmore in 1932 and was the father of three sons, Gerald, Richard, and Howard, Jr. The couple divorced in 1937 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. John Bergene MillerBorn: 18 August 1918 – Sweetwater, Nolan County, TexasParents: Thomas B. Miller & Ida D. Scott-MillerSiblings: 5 brothers, 1 sisterNickname: “J.B.”Hometown: Brownwood, TexasInducted:– U. S. Army– 5 January 1941 – Torrent Airfield – Fort Worth, TexasTraining:– Ft. Knox, Kentucky– Camp Polk, Louisiana– 753rd Tank Battalion– 192nd Tank Battalion– volunteered to replace a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Ira C. MorganBorn: 22 March 1913 – Daingerfield, TexasParents: William R. Morgan & Lucy B. Galloupe-MorganHometown: Fort Worth, Texas– the family moved to Ft. Worth in 1928Siblings: 3 brothers, 2 sistersNickname: BuddyEducation: three years of high schoolInducted:– U. S. Army– 20 March 1941 – Dallas, TexasTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Camp Polk, Louisiana– assigned to […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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