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PFC Leon Foster Atha was born on May 20, 1916, in Monterey, Kentucky. He was the son of Kelly B. Atha & Amanda Fitzgerald-Atha and raised at 424 Everton in Frankfort, Kentucky, with his three siblings. In the 1940 census, his occupation was listed as a truck driver. On January 21, 1941, Leon was inducted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru
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Pvt. John Avila on December 8, 1914, in Erath County, Texas.  He was living in Dallas County, Texas, when he was inducted into the army. He did his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and was sent to Camp Polk, Louisiana, to join the 753rd Tank Battalion. It was in October 1941, that he volunteered […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. John Barnett Babb was born on April 6, 1918, in Hopkins County, Kentucky. He was the son of Archie Babb & Minnie Lypcott-Babb and grew up in Madisonville, Kentucky. He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps planting trees in the Morganfield, Kentucky, area. In 1937, he married Dorothy Pleasant. The couple had a son, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru
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Sgt. James Arthur Bainbridge Jr. was born on July 20, 1918, to James A. Bainbridge Sr. & Maude Floor-Bainbridge. With his brother, Jack, he grew up at 910 South 9th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. He attended Emerson Grade School and was a member of the Proviso Township High School Class of 1937. After high school, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Proviso Students, Proviso Students Who Died During WWII, Proviso Students Who Fought in the Philippines, Proviso Students Who Were Japanese POWs
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Cpl. Ray Baldon was one of the twin sons of Ozro Baldon Sr. & Mabel Parrish-Baldon born in Wisconsin on May 6, 1919. Besides his twin brother, Fay, he had three other brothers and one sister. It is known that he and his brother, Fay, left home and worked on farms in Walworth County, Wisconsin. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Fay W. Baldon was born on May 6, 1919, in Wisconsin, to Ozro Baldon Sr. & Mabel Parrish-Baldon, in Wisconsin.  He was one of six children and the family resided in Vernon County. With his twin brother, Ray, he traveled around looking for work. Fay and Ray were living and working in Walworth County, […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – A Co., Arisan Maru, Provisional Tank Group
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S/Sgt. John Edwin Ball was born in Stuart, Iowa, to Frederick E. Ball & Cora C. Rinehart-Ball on September 17, 1914. He was one of the couple’s ten children. Before he and his brother, William, moved to the Chicago area in 1940, he worked as a machinist in a light factory. In the Chicago area, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt Donald McDonald Barden was born in 1920 in Richland County, South Carolina, to Clementina McDonald-Barden. Later, his mother married John A. Lemmons, which made him the brother of three sisters, a step-sister, and a step-brother. He later resided in Richmond County, Georgia, and worked in a shoe store. On July 24, 1940, he enlisted […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Zenon Roland Bardowski on October 17, 1914, in Gary, Indiana, to Zenon N. Bardowski & Caroline Lena Kostur-Bardowski. He grew up at 1601 Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana, and was a 1932 graduate of Froebel High School in Gary. His family operated a grocery and meat market. Zenon liked cars so much that hand […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. Albert J. Bartz on May 24, 1913, in Albion Township in rural Edgerton, Wisconsin, to Albert E. Bartz & Ida Hawkinson-Bartz. He was the fourth of the couple’s seven children. The family later moved to Janesville and lived at 208 West Dodge Street. It is known he was married and the father of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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