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Pvt. James Maxie Bryant was born on September 25, 1920, in Inman, South Carolina, to William Bryant & Alma Bridges-Bryant. He was one of the couple’s two sons. His parents divorced when he was a child, and with his mother and brother, he lived in Beech Springs, South Carolina. He was known as “Jack” to […]
Filed as: 192nd Tank Battalion, 192nd – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
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PFC Lester Raymond Buggs was the son of Emil A. Buggs & Helen Ohl-Buggs. He was born on October 1, 1918, and grew up at 618 South Academy Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was employed as a linesman for the Works Projects Administration. With his brother, Melvin, he joined the 32nd Battalion Tank Company of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Clyde Maru
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PFC Melvin Emil Buggs was the son of Emil W. Buggs and Helen Ohi-Buggs and was born on September 11, 1919. Along with his brothers Harold and Lester, he was raised at 618 South Academy Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. In April 1940, Melvin and his brother, Lester, joined the Wisconsin National Guard’s 32nd Tank Company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru
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PFC Wayne T. Buggs was the son of Arthur H. Buggs and Lillias Broege-Buggs and was born on October 5, 1919, in Janesville, Wisconsin. As a child, he lived at 414 North Main Street. To support himself, he worked as a pinsetter at a bowling alley. Wayne was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Canadian Inventor
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PFC Earl O. Burchard was the son of Orrin Burchard and Villa Johnson-Burchard and was born on October 22, 1917, in Superior, Wisconsin. With his two sisters and two brothers, he grew up at 413 South Linn Street in Janesville, Wisconsin. In October of 1940, Earl enlisted in the 32nd Tank Company of the Wisconsin […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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PFC James Roger Burden was born on December 13, 1917, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Fred E. Burden & Hazel M. Fry-Burden. He grew up at 611 Maple Street in Wapakoneta with his four sisters and six brothers. He was known as “Roger.” to his family and friends. He attended high school for two years and […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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Capt. Arthur V. Burholt was the son of Judson Burholt & Alice E. Conley-Burholt and was born on September 16, 1908, in Columbus, Ohio. He was the oldest of the couple’s three sons. While he was a child, his father passed away, and his mother would later marry Fred Gottschalk. Sometime during this period, the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Brazil Maru
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Pvt. John Francis Burke was born on January 21, 1921, and was the second of seven children born to Peter J. & Evelyn Burke. He grew up at 1126 South Cherry Street in Janesville, and by the age of sixteen, he was six feet one inch tall. Neighborhood children followed him around to see if […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Arisan Maru
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1st Lt. John F. A. Bushaw was born to Frank Bushaw & Mollie Albright-Bushaw on August 5, 1913, in Milton, Wisconsin, and was one of the couple’s five children. When he was eight, his family moved to Janesville, where he attended school. After he completed his education, he worked at the Rock River Woolen Mills […]
Filed as: 192nd – HQ Co., 192nd Tank Battalion, Miscellaneous, Provisional Tank Group
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Sgt. Delmon R. Bushaw was born on August June 25, 1919, in Mellen, Wisconsin, to Frank Bushaw & Mollie Albright-Burshaw. He was one of the couple’s five children. When he was two, his family moved to Janesville where he lived at 1549 South Willard Avenue. He attended local schools, and after high school, worked as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 192nd – A Co., 192nd Tank Battalion
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