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Sgt. Russell E. Cunningham Born: 11 March 1921 – Alameda County, California Parents: Grant E. Cunningham & Ruth Bence-Cunnigham Siblings: 2 brothers Home: 325 Hawthorne Street – Alisal, California Occupation: delivered flowers for a florist Education: – Salinas High School – Salinas Junior College Married: Betty Loraine Scoville – got married before going overseas Inducted: – U. S. Army – 21 […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Sgt. Walter Leo Daffron Jr.Born: 27 June 1912 – Santa Rosa, MissouriParents: Walter L. Daffron Sr. & Emma S. Carpenter-DaffronSiblings: 1 sisterHome: 205 South 28th Street – Saint Joseph, MissouriOccupation: salesman for a printing companyInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– 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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Pvt. Claude C. DanforthBorn: 1908 – Jackson County, MissouriParents: Hugh & Ada DanforthSiblings: 4 sisters, 6 brothers, 1 half-brotherHometown: 11225 Felton Avenue – Sugar Creek, MissouriMarried: Shirley N. McCarthy – 18 February 1928– divorced after they had a argumentChildren: 1 daughterEducation: collegeOccupation: inspector – oil refineryEnlisted:– U.S. Army– Unknown– joined after he picked up a […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Arvid Lyktshiold DanielsonBorn: 22 April 1910 – Norman County, Minnesota– military records may have his name as Arnold L. DanielsonParents: Anders Danielson & Martha J. Erickson-Danielson– father died and mother married John A. HansonSiblings: 2 sisters, 4 brothers, 1 half-brotherHometown: Sundal Township, Norman County, MinnesotaOccupation: FarmhandInducted: UnknownTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– tank driver– member of […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Pvt. Eugene L. DavidsonBorn: 17 February 1919 – Stella, WashingtonParents: Leroy & Minnie DavidsonSiblings: 4 sisters, 1 brotherHometown: Alpine, Benton County, OregonOccupation: farmerInducted:– U. S. Army– 1 April 1941 – Portland, OregonTraining:– Fort Lewis, Washington– half-track driver– served as 1st Lt. Theodore Spaulding’s driver in the PhilippinesUnits:– 194th Tank BattalionNote: On August 15, 1941, the […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Richard E. DavisBorn: 1921 – MinnesotaParents: Henry M. & Jessie DavisSiblings: 3 sistersHometown: Brainerd, MinnesotaEnlisted: Minnesota National GuardInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941 – Brainerd, Minnesota– 82 men passed Army physicals– the company remained at armory until 19 February 41– left by train at 12:19 A.M. – 20 February 1941– arrived at Fort […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – A Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Raymond N. DeClossBorn: 20 August 1918 – Fresno County, CaliforniaParents: Raymond E. DeCloss & Catherine A. Nolan-DeClossSiblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothersHometown: 21 Pajaro Street – Salinas, CaliforniaEnlisted:– California National GuardNote: As a POW, he gave his address as 10774 Bluffside Drive – Hollywood, CaliforniaInducted:– U. S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– described […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Edward Clemente DeGottardi was born on August 14, 1909, in Santa Monica, California, to Patrick and Adelina DeGottardi. When he was four, his family moved to Salinas, California, where he grew up with his sister and brother. In December 1940, Ed enlisted in the California National Guard at Salinas. A little over a month […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – C Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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PFC Claude Albert DewberryBorn: 25 July 1915 – VirginiaParents: Albert S. Dewberry & Katie Wilkinson-DewberrySiblings: 1 sister, 4 brothersHome: Staunton River, VirginiaEnlisted:– U.S. Army– 10 January 1940 – Raleigh, North CarolinaUnit:– 194th Tank Battalion– most likely joined the battalion as they prepared to leave for San Francisco, CaliforniaTraining:– Fort Francis E. Warren Military Reservation – […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – MD, 194th Tank Battalion
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Cpl. Clelan A. DeweyBorn: 8 December 1919 – Lawson, MissouriNickname: “Klee”Parents: Alfred Dewey & Gertrude Odell-DeweySiblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothersEducation:– Pershing School– LaFayette High SchoolHome: Dewey Street – Industrial City, MissouriOccupation: grocery store clerkEnlisted:– Missouri National Guard– radio operator and gunnerInducted:– U.S. Army– 10 February 1941Training:– Fort Lewis, Washington– transferred from B Company to HQ […]
Filed as: Provisional Tank Group, 194th – HQ Co., 194th Tank Battalion
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