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Sgt. Richard L. Errington was born on July 23, 1920, to John Errington & Jenny Alice Thomas-Errington in Compton, California. He was the fifth child of the couple’s seven children. As a child, he grew up in San Antonio, California, and at 213 Maple Street in Salinas. He was known as “Rick” to his family […]
Filed as: 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Hell Ships, Lost At Sea, Miscellaneous, Oryoku Maru
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Filed as: 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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Cpl. John F. Alves Jr.Born: 12 June 1918 – Fresno County, CaliforniaParents: John F. Alves Sr. & Amelia AlvesSiblings: 2 sistersHome: Fresno County, CaliforniaOccupation: farmerEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas, CaliforniaUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
Anderson, Cpl. John N. 3 - Bataan Project
Cpl. John Norman AndersonBorn: 12 October 1918 – IllinoisParents: Mr. & Mrs. Robert AndersonHome: 407 California Street – Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for duty in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. William F. Anson Born: 31 March 1919 – Payette, IdahoParents: Stella & Austin AnsonHome: 232 East Hawthorne Street – Salinas, California– parents moved to Waco, TexasOccupation:– Pacific Fruit Express Company, San FranciscoEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Francis Edward AramBorn: 30 December 1920 – Fresno, CaliforniaParents: Joseph E. Aram & Lorena E. Murphy-Aram– mother died July 1, 1941Hometown: Gonzales, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National Guard– father, Joseph, was also in California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air Base– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– transferred to HQ Company […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
Aram, Sgt. Joseph E. 5 - Bataan Project
Sgt. Joseph Edward AramBorn: 19 December 1897 – Santa Cruz, CaliforniaParents: Evangeline Dunstone-Aram & Joseph H. AramSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersNickname: EdHometown: Felton, CaliforniaMarried: Lorena E. Murphy– Lorena died July 1, 1941Son: Francis E. AramMarried: Pauline– wife received POW postcards from him in September 1943 and November 1944Occupation: truck driverEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 Robert G. Bales was born in 1920, in Carnegie, Oklahoma.  It is known he had a brother, Glen, and the two brothers moved to Salinas, California, together. To fulfill their military obligation, Robert joined the California National Guard’s 40th Divisional Tank Company in Salinas, California. On February 10, 1941, at Salinas Army Air Base, […]
Filed as: 194th Tank Battalion, 194th – C Co., Provisional Tank Group
Barnes
PFC Eugene Richard BarnesBorn: 28 April 1922 – Monterey County, CaliforniaParents: Edmund L. Barnes & Mary J. Thorn-BarnesSiblings: 1 sister, 4 brothersHometown: Salinas, CaliforniaNickname: StinkInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for duty in the Philippines […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Francis F. BarrettoBorn: 9 March 1919 – Salinas, CaliforniaParents: Thomas & Rose Barretto– mother remarried: Rose LuckettHome: 12 Santa Clara Avenue – Salinas, CaliforniaEducation: attended local schoolsEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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