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PFC John Balazs TapasziBorn: 14 December 1917 – Cleveland, OhioParents: Alex Tapaszi & Catherine Sabota-Tapaszi Siblings: 1 sister, 3 brothers Home: – 2822 Woodhill Road – Cleveland, Ohio Occupation: machinist – tractor company – 7 August 1940 – worked with Civilian Conservation Corps – Camp Green River, Green River, Utah – Company 3556 – corps used poison oats to kill Kangaroo ratsInducted:– U. […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Kenneth G. Thomas Born: Chippewa County, Minnesota Parents: Unknown  – father died and his mother remarried Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 1 half-brother, 1 half-sister Home: 1205 Grand Avenue – Saint Paul, Minnesota  Inducted:  – U. S. Army  – 1941 – Fort Snelling, Minnesota  Unit: – 194th Tank Battalion Training:  – Fort Lewis, Washington  […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A 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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Sgt. Arthur Benjamin ThomasBorn: 31 December 1919 – Brainerd, MinnesotaNickname: “Bud”Parents: Benjamin L. Thomas & Mary M. Sauvageau-ThomasSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: Irondale Township, Crow Wing County, Minnesota– parents later moved to CaliforniaOccupation: farmerInducted:– U. S. Army– 1941 – Fort Snelling, MinnesotaTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described as constantly raining during the winter– many men ended […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A 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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Pvt. Joseph Marshal ThorpBorn: 28 March 1914 – San Benito County, CaliforniaParents: Richard & May Thorp Siblings: 1 sister Nickname: Marshal – used middle name and first initial Hometown: Gonzales, California Education: two years – high school Occupation: Tractor Driver – bean farm Married: Ida C. Thorp Enlisted: California National Guard Inducted:– U. S. Army- 10 February 1941 – Santa Monica, CaliforniaTraining:– Fort Lewis, […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C 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. Henry Frank TurnerBorn: 7 November 1921 – MinnesotaParents: Oliver & Hazal TurnerSiblings: 1 sister, 3 brothersNickname: Harry– his family called him “Frank”Home: Oak Lawn Township, Crow Wing County, MinnesotaEducation: 3 years of high schoolOccupation: pinsetter – bowling allyEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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