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T/5 Earl G. SmithBorn: 12 March 1918 – Santa Clara County, California Parents: John W Smith & Renalda Vazquez-Smith Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister, 1 half-brother – one brother was Armand Smith of C Company Hometown: Salinas, California Married: Children: 1 daughter Enlisted: California National Guard Inducted:  – U. S. Army – 3 February 1941 – Santa Monica, California Unit:– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Lieutenant Colonel Thaddeus E. Smith was born on November 14, 1901, in Tavares, Florida, to Thaddeus Smyth & Martha Dykes-Smyth. It is known he had two sisters and one brother. Smyth enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Private on July 20, 1916, and was assigned to Company H, 60th Infantry Division during World War […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Harold A. Snell Born: 25 February 1916 – Remer, Minnesota Parents: Hiram W. Snell & Maud l. Whitted-Snell – mother would marry Fred Anderson Siblings: 2 half-sisters Hometown: Boy River, Minnesota Enlisted: – Minnesota National Guard – September 1940 Inducted: – U. S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Brained, Minnesota Training: – Fort […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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T/4 Wince I. SolsbeeBorn: 1917 – McMinn County, TennesseeParents: William I. Solsbee & Polly Ann Wilson-Solsbee– father died in 1934Siblings: 6 sisters, 6 brothersHome: Etowah, Tennessee– resided in Hennepin County, MinnesotaEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, MinnesotaUnit:– A Company, 194th Tank BattalionTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A 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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Cpl. James Victor SpeckensBorn: 20 July 1922 – CaliforniaMarried: Maralyn MaysChildren: 1 sonHome: Salinas, California Education: – Salinas High School – Class of 1940 Enlisted: – California National Guard Unit:– C Company, 194th Tank BattalionInducted: – U.S. Army – 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army Airfield Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended up in the camp […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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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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Sgt. John C. Spornitz was born in 1916 in North Dakota to Walter & Elizabeth Spornitz. He grew up in Jenkins, Minnesota, and worked as a carpenter in building construction. At some point, he joined the Minnesota National Guard in Brainerd. He was called to federal duty on February 10, 1941. John trained at Fort […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Eugene Herald StahlBorn: 18 December 1919 – Saint Louis, OklahomaParents: George F. Stahl & Sofrona Ketchum-Stahl– father remarriedSiblings: 3 sisters, 1 brother, 1 half-sister, 2 half-brothersHome: Fontes Road – Alisal, CaliforniaOccupation: studentEnlisted: California National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Salinas Army AirfieldTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– C Company, 194th Tank Battalion– described as […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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