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Capt. Ferris Grable SpoorBorn: 9 April 1910 – Valley Falls, KansasParents: Albemarle L. Spoor & Martha Frances Grable-Spoor Siblings: 4 sisters, 1 brother Education:– Central High School – St. Joseph– Graduated 1930– took part in ROTC– The University of Missouri – Columbia, MissouriMarried: Leona Linville – 1936Children: 1 daughter, 2 sons Occupation: general contractor – previously had been a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Zentsuji
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PFC John Daniel Stehwien – appears his nickname was “Junior” – also known as “J.D.” Born: 3 May 1917 – Atchison, Kansas Parents: John G. Stehwien & Bertha Stucker-Stehwien Siblings: Unknown Home: Missouri Inducted: – U. S. Army – Unknown Unit: HQ Company, 194th Tank Battalion Training: – Fort Lewis, Washington – not known when […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC John Lowery StriplinBorn: 5 February 1910 – McKinney, TexasParents: Robert H Striplin & Josie Gilmore-Striplin – his family lived in Helen and Geronimo, Oklahoma Siblings: 4 sisters, 6 brothers Home: Los Angeles, California – divorced Enlisted: California National Guard Inducted: – U. S. Army – 29 March 1941 – Los Angeles, CaliforniaUnit: HQ Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/Sgt. Clarence H. Thomas was born in Hartline, Washington, on March 18, 1918. He was the son of Mrs. Helen Sanderson. As a child, his family moved to 39 West Market Street in Salinas, California, where he attended local schools and was a 1937 graduate of Salinas High School. In 1936, while he was still […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC John W. ThompsonBorn: June 1915 – South Dakota– the family moved to Iowa before 1920Parents: Arthur W. & Mary M. ThompsonSiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothersHome: 837 Warsaw Avenue – Saint Joseph, MissouriOccupation: shop workerEnlisted: Missouri National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Saint Joseph, MissouriUnit: 194th Tank Battalion– member of B Company– transferred […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Winfield James ThompsonBorn: 5 October 1914 – Browns Valley, MinnesotaParents: Jacob Thompson & Jennie Wanna-ThompsonSiblings: 4 sisters, 8 brothers– member of Sisseton Wahpeton OyateHome: Veblen, South Dakota– the family moved to Veblen when he was a teenagerEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 9 April 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnit:– HQ Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Philip Burson Tripp was born in Minneapolis on November 9, 1915. He was one of two sons of Frank M. Tripp & Lydia R. Smith-Tripp. His family resided at 3857 Garfield Avenue in Minneapolis. Philip was inducted into the army on April 14, 1941, and assigned to HQ Company, 194th Tank Battalion at Fort Lewis, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Jack W. TuckerBorn: 12 December 1920 – Indiana– used “Jack” as his first name to avoid confusion with his father– real name: John W. Tucker Jr.Parents: John W. Tucker Sr. & Nellie TuckerSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHome: 7715 Southeast Lambert Street – Kendall, Oregon– the family moved to Oregon about 1924Enlisted:– Oregon National GuardInducted:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Willis Clayton Vincent Born: 20 May 1915 – Klamath Falls, Oregon Parents: Harvey C. Vincent – mother died in 1917 – father killed in a work accident at work in 1918 Guardians: – lived with his paternal grandmother – Lottie Vincent – she passed away in 1937 – lived with uncle and aunt on […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Ira WarrenBorn: 15 June 1916 – Seth, West VirginiaParents: Ebon C. Warren & Ethel Holstein-WarrenSiblings: 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 half-sisterHometown: Seth, West Virginia– gave Greensboro, Oklahoma as his home while a POWOccupation: coal minerInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 March 1941 – Camp Wolters, TexasTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 41st Infantry Division– replaced a National Guardsman […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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