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Pvt. Gerald Page ShapleyBorn: 1922 – Seattle, WashingtonParents: Marion & Dorothy Shapley Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother Hometown: Seattle, Washington Enlisted: Washington National Guard Inducted: – U. S. Army – 16 September 1940 – Seattle, Washington Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington Units:– 194th Tank Battalion– not known if he was assigned to the unit at Ft. Lewis or if he joined the unit […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Robert I. ShultzBorn: 9 September 1916 – Meda, OregonParents: Irvin J. Shultz & Emma F. Rosenthal-Shultz Hometown: Meda, Oregon – lived in North Kelly Butte, Oregon Enlisted: – Oregon National Guard Inducted: – U. S. Army – 16 October 1940 – Camp Murphy, Tacoma, Washington Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– joined battalion as it was being sent overseasUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionOverseas Duty:Note: On […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. George Faunsua SimmonsBorn: 14 July 1915 – New MexicoParents: John A. Simmons & Maud I. Dishman-SimmonsSiblings: 3 sisters, 6 brothers– one sister died as an infantNickname: “Tex”Hometown: Happy, TexasOccupation: CookInducted:– U. S. Army– 1 April 1941 – Los Angeles, CaliforniaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up […]
Filed as: 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Provisional Tank Group
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Pvt. Zoeth P. SkinnerBorn: 27 July 1923 – Portland, OregonParents: Charles H. Skinner & Florence M. Perry-SkinnerSiblings: 1 sister, 1 half-sisterHometown: Portland, OregonEnlisted:– Oregon National Guard– 1940Inducted:– U. S. Army– 1940 – Portland, Oregon– 17 years oldTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– reconnaissance platoon – half-trackUnits:– 41st Infantry Division– 194th Tank Battalion– joined battalion as it was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Warren B. Smith Jr.Born: 26 May 1919 – Binghamton, New YorkParents: Warren B Smith Sr. & Isabelle SmithSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: Buffalo, New YorkHome: 316 Soledad (rear) Street – Salinas, California– studentInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air FieldUnits:– 194th Tank Battalion– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– transferred to HQ Company– described […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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[ Pfc. Joseph L. Smith Jr. Born: 1915 – Emmett, North DakotaParents: Joseph L. Smith Sr. & Mary Ellen Smith – grew up in Baer Township, Hettinger County, North Dakota Siblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothers Home: Garrison, North Dakota Occupation: laborer – Works Projects Administration – road construction with his two brothers and cousin Inducted: – U. S. Army – 1941 Training:– Fort Lewis, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Charles R. Smith Jr.Born: 1922 – Kansas– his family lived in Los Angeles, California, in 1930Parents: Charles R., Sr. & Alta SmithSiblings: 1 sister, 1 brotherHome: 1200 Southeast 82nd Avenue – Portland, OregonEducation: two years of high schoolEnlisted:– Oregon National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 16 September 1940Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnit:– 194th Tank Battalion– joined the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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S/Sgt. James H. Smith was born on June 30, 1919, in Kenora, Canada, to Author & Anne Smith. It is known that he lived at 114 Romie Lane, Salinas, California. In September 1940, he joined the California National Guard. When he was inducted into the regular Army, on February 10, 1941, he was working as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Frank E. South was the son of Robert B. South and Allie N. Cornell-South and was born on December 6, 1918, in Watauga County, North Carolina. He had one sister and two brothers. It is known his sister died before her tenth birthday. It is known that his parents divorced and his mother remarried. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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2nd Lt. Theodore I. Spaulding was born September 28, 1913, in Sherwood, North Dakota to John I. Spaulding & Louisa Sherritt-Spaulding and had three brothers and two sisters. He moved to San Francisco in 1933 and worked on the docks before he took a job with the John Mansville Company where he worked for a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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