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
PFC Harry Jerele was born to Leo and Mary Jerele on February 1, 1916, in Clinton, Iowa. Harry was one of the seven children born to the couple. After leaving Iowa, his family moved to Maywood, Melrose Park, Bellwood, and finally Berkley, Illinois. Since his father was an employee of the Chicago & North Western […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Pvt. Bernard William Johnson was the son of Joseph M. Johnson & Mary E. Martin-Johnson and was born on November 11, 1918, in Wellsville, Ohio. With his two brothers, he grew up at 3200 Audubon Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked as an inspector at a federal building. Bernard was inducted into the U.S. Army on […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Otha JohnsonBorn: 9 December 1913 – Paducah, KentuckyParents: George E. Johnson & Lola C. Jones-JohnsonSiblings: 2 brothers, 2 sistersHome: 527 North Third Street – Paducah, KentuckyMarried: 18 January 1941– Widower- wife died while he was in ArmyOccupation: Knitter – hosiery millInducted:– U. S. Army– 22 January 1941 – Louisville, KentuckyTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky– Arrived: […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Pvt. Vernon Alton Johnson was born on August 17, 1919, to John C. Johnson & Anna Lockert-Johnson in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. With his four brothers and sister, he grew up in Fish Lake, Wisconsin, where he attended Fish Lake School. In 1937, Vernon joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at the age of seventeen and later worked for […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Sgt. Elwin Cornelius Jones was born on December 16, 1917, in Marion County, Ohio, to Nelson & Gladys Irene Rasey-Jones. He was the eldest of seven children. As children, he and his four brothers and two sisters lived at 1053 Davids Street in Marion, Ohio. They later lived on Barnhart Street. Elwin and his siblings attended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 James Edward JonesBorn: 29 November 1916 – Owensboro, KentuckyParents: Charles L. Jones & Mary E. Maglinger-JonesSiblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothersHometown: 608 Lewis Street, Owensboro, KentuckyMarried:Enlisted:– U. S. Army– 21 January 1941 – Louisville, KentuckyMarriedTraining:– Fort Knox, Kentucky – typical day– 6:15 with reveille– most of the soldiers were up before this since they wanted […]
Filed as: 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Camp O’Donnell, Prison Camp
Sgt. Lawrence John Jordan was born in Montana on August 10, 1919, the second of three children born to Anthony & Agnes Jordan. His family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he lived at 2038 West Cullom Avenue. He graduated from Lake View High School and worked as a silversmith at a wholesale silver company. He joined […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Canadian Inventor
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, Clyde Maru
T/5 Harold Philip Keegan was the son of Raymond F. Keegan & Mary Ellen Conway-Keegan and was born March 22, 1922, in Hanover, Wisconsin. He was the second of the couple’s three sons and also had a younger sister. Harold also lived in Plymouth, Wisconsin, and attended grade school in Hanover. He graduated from St. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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