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Pvt. Wayne Sylvester George Jr.Born:1 November 1921 – Thurston County, WashingtonParents: Wayne S. George Sr. & Christine M. Hansen-GeorgeSiblings: 2 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Prosser, WashingtonEnlisted:– Washington National Guard– 16 November 1939-U.S. Army– 16 September 1940 – Prosser, WashingtonTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnit:– 194th Tank Battalion– most likely joined battalion as it prepared to go overseasNote: On […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Martin Giachino was born in 1914 in Crook County, Wyoming, to Antonio Giachino and Domenica Minka-Giachino, and had three sisters and one brother. The family moved to Missouri and resided in Bevier and later resided in Alladin, Wyoming. It is not known when Martin joined the U. S. Army and was assigned to Headquarters […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Joseph Gillis was born on September 18, 1920, in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was the son of Giovanni T. Gillio-Tos & Victoria F. Moral-Gillo-Tos, he had five brothers, one sister, three half-brothers. His mother remarried and he grew up in Watsonville, California, and attended high school there. He was the younger brother of Sgt. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. August Fidel Gillis was born in Bellaire, Ohio on September 19, 1918. He was the son of Giovanni T. Gillio-Tos & Victoria F. Moral-Gillio-Tos. He had five brothers, one sister, and two step-brothers. He was the brother of Cpl. Joseph Gillis and step-brother of Sgt. Emil Morello of C Company. The brothers grew up […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Claude C. GilmerBorn: 18 June 1921 – CanadaNote: parents were Americans living in CanadaParents: John Gilmer & Emma Edden-Gilmer– parents divorced– mother remarried – Myron FrenchSiblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 2 half-sisters, 2 half-brothersNickname: IkeHometown: Brainerd, Minnesota– moved from Detroit, Michigan– lived at: 323½ Vine StreetEducation:– Washington High School – Class of 1940Enlisted: Minnesota […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. William Lewis Glenn Jr.Born: 5 August 1921 – Niland, CaliforniaParents: William L. Glenn Sr. & Mary E. Aber-GlennSiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothersHome: Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Air BaseTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this move – which had […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. George William Gober was born on May 5, 1916, in Mississippi to Joseph E. Gober & Willie Gee Nash-Gober. The couple had five other sons and four daughters. At some point, George moved to Powell County, Montana. On March 3, 1941, George was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Missoula, Montana, and was […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Wallace Franklin GoodrichBorn: 21 June 1918 – Fort Dodge, IowaParents: Frederic R. Goodrich & Carrie GoodrichSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Lake Edwards Township, Crow Wing, MinnesotaOccupation: presser – tailor shopEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, WashingtonUnits:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionNote: The decision for this […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Kenneth R. GordenBorn: 10 December 1914 – MinnesotaParents: Michael Gorden & Mary Johnson-GordenSiblings: 6 brothers, 3 sistersNote: Brother, Ernest, was also a member of A CompanyHome: Lake Edwards Township, Crow Wing County, MinnesotaOccupation: section hand – railroadEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Ernest M. GordenBorn: 3 March 1915 – Merrifield, MinnesotaParents: Michael Gorden & Mary Johnson-GordenSiblings: 6 brothers, 3 sistersNote: Brother, Kenneth, was also a member of A CompanyHometown: Lake Edwards Township, Crow Wing, MinnesotaOccupation: section hand – railroadEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army – 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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