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
Pvt. Erwin Albert Glasenapp was born on January 16, 1916, to Gustave Glasenapp and Hulga Schmidt-Glasenapp in Douglas County, Minnesota. He grew up, with his six brothers and seven sisters, on the family farm fifteen miles north of Rochester, Minnesota, in Kolmar Township, Olmsted County, and attended school in a one-room wooden schoolhouse. During the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Alton Kenneth Goff was born on February 27, 1909, to Henry C. Goff and Cassa E. Hurley-Goff in Bardwell, Wisconsin. With his six brothers and two sisters, his parents moved the family to Delavan, Wisconsin. When his mother died, he lived with his Uncle William, attended school in Delavan, and worked on a farm. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
T/4 Frank Goldstein was born in Chicago on October 24, 1915, to Max and Sarah Goldstein. With his sisters, he grew up at 1958 West Henry Court, 4433 North St. Louis Avenue, and later at 2030 West Montrose Avenue. He graduated from Roosevelt High School where he became interested in amateur radio operation. As an […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Sgt. Norman W. Goodman was born on May 24, 1917. He was the son of Lionel & Ada Goodman and grew up at 19 North Fifth Avenue in Maywood, Illinois with his sister. He graduated from Proviso Township High School and went to work as a lathe operator at a ball bearing company. Norm joined […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
PFC Roy Edward Goodpaster was born January 4, 1920, in Burnam, Madison County, Kentucky, to Roy E. Goodpaster & Nora Young-Goodpaster. With his three sisters, he was raised on West Broadway Street in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The family’s home was between North College Street and North Chiles Street. He left school after eighth grade. It is […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
PFC Alexander Gorr was born on November 22, 1921, to Sophie and Gottlieb Gorr in Michigan. He lived at 23 South 15th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, and went to St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School in Melrose Park, Illinois. After grade school, Al attended Proviso Township High School in Maywood. While a student at Proviso, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII
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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
Pvt. Richard W. Graff was born on February 17, 1913, to Frank Graff and Frances Prusvoscky-Graff. With his two brothers and sister, he grew up in Chicago at 4354 South Princeton Avenue. He left high school after one year and was employed by the Chicago Tribune as an advertising order clerk for eleven years. He […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Pvt. Paul Alexander Grassick was the son of Alexander Grassick and Mabel Marks-Grassick. He was born on May 6, 1919, and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. With his two brothers, he resided at 327 East Fourth Street. Paul was a 1938 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. After high school, he drove a truck for a […]
Filed as: 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Cabanatuan, Camp O’Donnell, Hell Ships, Nagato Maru, Prison Camp
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