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PFC Martin Wasserman was born on June 15, 1918, to Lewis Wasserman & Fanny Litton-Wasserman. With his brother and sister, he grew up at 734 North Hamilton Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. He attended college for three years and worked as a janitor for the Chicago Public Schools. In April 1941, Martin was drafted into the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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T/5 DeWayne E. Wasson was the son of Harry A. Wasson & Gertrude Cutts-Wasson and born on April 4, 1919. He grew up at 539 North Terrace Street in Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended Janesville schools and Janesville High School. After high school, he worked as a waiter at a restaurant. He was called Wayne by […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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At this time, very little is known about Pvt. Lester Owen Watson. What is known is that he was born on June 26, 1916, to Harold and Minnie Watson, in Missouri, and the family would later live in Jennings, Kansas, before moving to Illinois. With his brother and sister, he grew up at 908 West […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Louie Webb was born on May 17, 1923, in North Carolina to Lee Roy Webb & Bennie Mae Cashion-Webb. With his three brothers, he grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina. After completing two years of high school, he went to work. On November 8, 1940, he joined the U.S. Army and did his basic […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Enoshima Maru
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Pvt. Miles E. Weech was born on July 5, 1915, in Hagerman, Idaho, to Joseph W. Weech & Hester J. Miller-Weech. He had five brothers and two sisters, but two of his brothers died as children, and his mother died during the 1930s. His family resided in Hagerman, Idaho. Miles was inducted into the U.S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. LaVern Allen Weir was born on born on June 8, 1913, in Cortland, Ohio, to Laurence and Ruth Weir. His family resided on Bazetta Road in Bazetta Township, Trumbull County. He left high school, after his sophomore year, and went to work as a truck driver. On January 30, 1941, LaVern was inducted into […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Michael S. Wepsiec was born to Casmir and Catherine Wepsiec on August 7, 1915. His parents were Polish immigrants. He grew up in Chicago, with his four sisters and two brothers, and was raised at 2349 South Homan Avenue. Before joining the Illinois National Guard, he worked for the Illinois Northern Railroad. When President Franklin […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – B Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Enoshima Maru
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Pvt. Earl Weaver was born to Louis A. Wheeler & Mabel Dunsworth-Wheeler on February 25, 1915, in Colchester, Illinois. He had a brother and sister. The family moved to Rio Hondo, Texas, during the 1920s. In 1940, the family was living at 322 South Carancahua Street in Corpus Christi, and he was working as a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – MD, 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Karl G. White was born on January 11, 1922, in Freedom, Pennsylvania, and was the younger son of William J. & May L. White. He was known as “Glen” to his family and friends. He also used Glen as his first name on his military records which means he legally had his name changed. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Earl Winnifred Whitney was born on February 16, 1918, in Grandfield, Oklahoma, to Terry Whitney & Francis Leitieha-Whitney. With his sister and brother, he grew up in Bryan and Walters, Oklahoma. He worked as a cook to support himself and lived at 404 East Washington Street in Walters, Oklahoma. On March 24, 1941, he […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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