Pvt. Grover David Whittinghill was born on July 28, 1918, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to Lillian Hendren-Whittinghill and James Whittinghill. With his two brothers, he grew up on Calvary Road in Rural Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and was a high school graduate. After high school, he worked at an unskilled textile job. In September 1940, the local […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Lt. Col. Theodore Francis Wickord was born on August 2, 1907, in Chicago, to Peter H. Wickord & Julia Nevecerel-Wickord. He married Marie Falisiewicz and with his wife lived at 1839 South 7th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois. The couple became the parents of two sons. He was employed as a Field Engineer by the Public […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Zentsuji
Pvt. Glenn E. Widener was born in October 1916 in Barnitz Township, Custer County, Oklahoma, to Charles Widener & Matilda M. James-Widener. He had six sisters, four brothers, one half-brother, and lived on the family farm. He attended school in Fairview, Oklahoma. His father died in 1923, and his mother remarried and divorced. Glenn moved […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
S/Sgt. Joseph J. Wierzchon Jr. was born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1915 to Joseph J. Wierzchon Sr. & Frances Wierzchon. He grew up in Toledo and lived at 1421 Pinewood Avenue and was a member of the Ohio National Guard from Port Clinton, Ohio. He was called to federal duty in November 1940. The battalion […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru
Pvt. Wilfred R. Willis was born on April 23, 1917, in Monroe County, Ohio, to William Willis and Eva Ross-Willis. With his sister, he grew up in Sunbury, Ohio. His father passed away during the 1920s. The family was living in Beallsville, Ohio, when he was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Hayes in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – C Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
E.G. Wills Jr. & nephew
Pvt. Edward George Wills Jr. was the son of Edward G. Wills Sr. & Susan Bell Mattingly-Wills. He was born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, on March 8, 1918, and was one of the couple’s nine children. Little is known about his life in Harrodsburg. What is known is that he was called, “E.G.” by his family […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Sgt. Ivan O. Wilmer was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on December 5, 1901, to Clara Hubbard and Rudolph Webner. After Rudolph’s death, Clara married Forrest Dexter a newspaperman from Des Moines, Iowa, and moved there. This resulted in Ivan, his two brothers, and sister, being raised at Angel Guardian Orphanage in Chicago. Returning to Wisconsin, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
Wilson Maurice
S/Sgt. Maurice E. Wilson was born on March 2, 1912, to Lester Wilson & Lula Britton-Wilson in Mercer County, Kentucky. He was raised, with his brother and six sisters, on the family farm and in Harrodsburg, where he attended school. He was known as “Jack” to his family and friends. Jack joined the Kentucky National […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – D Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
2nd Lt. Edward Garfield Winger was born February 4, 1921, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to Bernhardt Winger & Grace Wilber-Winger.  In 1924, his mother filed for and divorced his father.  It is known that his mother married Roy Perry and his mother, Ed, and his brother, Richard, moved to 119 South 6th Avenue in Maywood, […]
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
Bataan Project - Pvt. Joseph L. Wisniowski
Pvt. Joseph L. Wisniowski was born on March 12, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Frank Wisniowski & Bernice Kadzik-Wisniowski . With his five sisters and two brothers, he grew up at 2108 West Eighteenth Street in Chicago. Like so many other boys of the time, Joe never went to high school. Instead, he […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – B Co., Provisional Tank Group
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