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PFC Harry D. HeikkilaBorn: 1916 – Superior, WisconsinParents: David & Hanna HeikkilaHome: Grand Rapids, MinnesotaOccupation: orderly – county hospitalInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp hospital with colds– Typical Day – after they arrived at Ft. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Erick Eugene Theodore HoglundBorn: 1 March 1908 – Aurora, MinnesotaParents: Erick A. Hoglund & Johanna M. Hagbloom-HoglundSiblings: 3 sisters, 5 brothersHometown: Wilkerson Township, Cass County, MinnesotaOccupations: Hoglund ResortInducted:– U. S. Army– 4 April 1941 – Fort Snelling, Minnesota– Note: First Name: Eugene – on military recordsTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/5 Eldon Leroy IngebretsonBorn: 3 October 1915 – Read, North DakotaParents: Emil Ingebretson & Jenny Anderson-Ingebretson– parents divorced– mother married Cap StenslandSiblings: 1 sister, 1 half-sisterHometown: Devil’s Lake, North Dakota– lived in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1936Married: MargaretResidence: 112 Southwest Moreland Avenue – Los Angeles, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– March 1941 – Fargo, North DakotaTraining:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Edward Arthur James Jr.Born: 28 March 1916 – Helper, UtahParents: Edward A. James Sr. & Mary JamesSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: 41 Grove Avenue – Salt Lake City, UtahEducation: South High School – Class of 1934Inducted:– U. S. Army– 1 April 1941 – Fort Douglas – Salt Lake City, UtahTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Capt. Lyman Edward JohnsonBorn: 27 June 1901 – Pajaro, CaliforniaParents: G. L. Johnson & Frances Heatherington-JohnsonSiblings: 1 sisterHometown: Salinas, CaliforniaNickname: EddieMarried: Irma Lyle Trimingham – 1935Children: 1 sonEnlisted:– California National Guard– 24 May 1924– 25 June 1925 – 2nd Lieutenant – 25 June 1925– 31 March 1931 – 1st Lieutenant– 1933 – Tank Officers’ CourseInducted:– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion, Zentsuji
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Cpl. Arnold Sherman JohnsonBorn: 30 January 1918 – South DakotaParents: Peter Johnson & Elenora Sunfjord-JohnsonNickname: “Pete”Siblings: 1 brotherHome: WyomingInducted:– U.S. Army– UnknownTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnit:– 194th Tank Battalion– may have joined the battalion as it was preparing to go overseasNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th received orders, from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, for duty in […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Lawrence Dominic KachmarekBorn: 6 July 1917 – Benton, MinnesotaParents: Stanley Kachmarek & Rozalja Pokornowski-KachmarekSiblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothersHometown: Foley, Minnesota– family owned a farm outside of townInducted:– U. S. Army– 18 April 1941Training:– 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 – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Otto Robert KaferBorn: 5 July 1917 – Eureka, South DakotaParents: Karl Kafer & Caroline Mettler-Kafer– family owned a clothing store– father died in 1925– mother remarried: Caroline Schiermiester– resided: Hazelton, South DakotaSiblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothersHome: Eureka, South DakotaMarried: Katherine KertzmanChildren: 1 son– the marriage lasted from 1938 to 1940Worked: Civilian Conversation CorpsEnlisted:– U. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Eddie M. KingBorn: 3 September 1916 – IdahoParents: Edward M. King & Marie Olson-KingSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHome: 7349 21st Avenue, Seattle, WashingtonNickname: Eddie– Note: military records list “Eddie” as his first nameEnlisted:– U. S. Army– 16 September 1940 – Seattle, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the 194th […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Robert William KingBorn: 18 March 1921 – Ashland, OregonParents: Arthur & Mabel KingSiblings: 1 brother, 1 sisterHome: Northwest McMinnville, Yamhill County, OregonEducation: Oregon State College– attended for at least two yearsInducted:– U. S. Army– 16 September 1940 – McMinnville, OregonTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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