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228) Andreas Reinl 
Location:
AUSTRIA
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Saturday, July 15, 2006 15:34 Write a comment Send E-mail

(228) Last december I asked about my grandfather - Peter F. Delaurentis. He was 1945 in Lenzing or Gmunden. It would be nice if someone can tell me a little about him.
227) Gene Davis-Nixon 
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I was wondering if there are any surviving members of the Medical Detachment 21st Tank Battalion out of Maryland. My father was Charles "Chink" Davis who was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic partipation in connection with a battle at Consdorf, Luxembourg on 12/21 & 12/22/44. He was born and raised in Cumberland Maryland. Thank you and God Bless
226) Ed Ogletree 
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A friend owns a Walther PP pistol which is heavily and beautifully engraved, including the name Glenn Denham. This late War pistol was presumably engraved for Mr.(rank unknown)Denham at the Walther Factory in Zella-Mehlis (Suhl) Germany in early to mid April 1945. It is in wonderful condition and would be a prize family heirloom for many of us.
Any information on the address of Mr. Denham or his descendants would be appreciated.
If you prefer, please have him or them contact me at my e-mail address eogletree@outdrs.net
Mr. Denham's unit is unknown but the 11th Armored Division is a likely guess.
225) ramona harvey 
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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 12:33 Write a comment Send E-mail

Gentlemen: I wonder if any of you might help me. We buried my brother, Marshall H. Harvey this past week. I have a copy of his Army Discharge paper, designating him as "38 479 194 Sergeant, Company M 141st Infantry", and under Battles and Campaigns, it states, "Ardennes Central Europe Rhineland", and stating that he departed from the USA on 10 Dec.. '45, with destination being "ETO", arriving 1 Oct. '44. He was discharged at the end of the war, leaving Europe on 10 Dec. '45, arriving U.S.A. 22 Dec. '45.
I have tried finding specifics on where he fought, and think it might be the Battle of the Bulge, since the document states "Ardennes Central Europe", and the time-frame would be right. However,on Battle of Bulge info, I cannot find anything on "Company M, 141st Infantry", specifically. DO I NEED ANOTHER DESIGNATION OF SOME SORT ADDED TO THIS INFO, IN ORDER TO SEARCH FURTHER? Was this group actually a part of another regiment/group, whatever?? Thanks for any help.

ramona harvey Saturday, July 8, 2006 11:14
Regarding my letter to you of July 5, 2006, I made errors in dates: Marshall H. Harvey's Discharge papers said he left on 20 Sept. '44, destination "ETO", and arrived 1 Oct. '44. As I said before, I think this would have put him in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge, but I need verification (pls. see my Guestbook entry, " 1189)ramona harvey", dated July 5, 2006. Thanks

Ramona Harvey Monday, July 9, 2007 14:57
Hello again...So, how does one get "verification" of whether or not my brother would have been in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge?? Thanks very much. Ramona confused
224) Clyde T. Coats II 
Location:
Richmond, VA
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My son is interning this summer at the Virginia Holocaust Museum. He is involved in putting together an exhibit on the specific units who liberated the concentration camps (down to company level or lower). If anyone has any information or questions please email him at eldingo13@aol.com or email me if you prefer. Thanks!!
223) Sandy Scott 
Location:
Wauchula, Florida
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Thursday, June 29, 2006 00:32 Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking for information concerning 480th Motor Ambulance Company attached to 11th Armored Division during World War II. My dad was an ambulance driver. I have many photos, but I am having a hard time finding out anything about the unit. Please respond if anyone can help me.
222) Peggy Logan 
Location:
Pueblo, Colorado
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:17 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father was Harold Willard Logan. He was in the 11th Armored Division, 41st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized. I would love to hear from any one who still remembers him. Two of his grandsons are currently in the Army Guard and one of them just found out he had the same MOS as his grandfather.
221) Hank Amato 
Location:
Fishersville, Virginia
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Friday, June 23, 2006 09:31 Write a comment Send E-mail

I trying to track down friends of my uncle, Robert Amato. My information is a little sketchy since he has passed away. He was an Infantryman, originially from Darby, PA, and I think that he fought with the 55th Armored Infantry Brigade. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who has information on him or any unit reunions. Thanks. Hank
220) Jim Lankford 
Location:
Searcy, AR
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 21:26 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father James C. Lankford was in the 55th AIB 1st platoon from March 16, 1945 till the end. If anyone served with him or knows him i would love to hear from you.
219) Colleen Faupel 
Location:
Edison, NJ
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Monday, May 22, 2006 15:31 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi! My name is Colleen. My grandfather (Henry J Ameno-Navy WWII) was the cousin of Captain Robert L Ameno who died in WWII. From reading this site and the info my grandfather had I believed he died Dec 30 1944.

I know this is a long shot, but I thought I would take my chances and see if anyone who might read this might remember Robert Ameno. I am doing some genealogy research and stuff-I am always looking for more info and I would love to be able to take some stories or anything to my grandfather. He recently lost his wife and so I try to visit him often but I am sure he would love to hear about his cousin. He named his son after him and he just told me that last night so I realized his cousin was an important person to him.

Anyway-I really found all the information on this site interesting. I look forward to read more!

webmaster Monday, May 29, 2006 20:40
A photo of Robert Ameno's grave is located here;

http://www.11tharmoreddivision.com/member_photos/41st_tank/index.htm
218) Sue White 
Location:
Chillicothe, Ohio
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006 14:09 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather Pfc. Marcus C. Harris was killed in May 1945 (I believe in Belgium?)...he left 4 young children behind, that grew up with almost no memories of their dad...if anyone remembers him or of him and could share anything at all, it would truly be appreciated...Pfc. Marcus C. Harris, 11th Armored Division (3rd Army), 480th Motor Amb., Co. Thanks so much & God bless.
Susan B. White
217) Robert Humphrey 
Location:
Saline, Michigan
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I was named after my Uncle, Robert Philip Coakley, who was in the 63rd AIB, Company C. He grew up in Everett, Mass. and was KIA on January 15th, 1945. I sent a letter off to the Military Records branch to get more information about the circumstances of his death, but it sounds like my Uncle's records may have been destroyed in a fire. If anyone has any recollection or knowledge of my Uncle, or other memories of the 63rd AIB, Company C in January 1945, I would appreciate any information you might have. Thank You.
216) Brian Iverson 
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
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Monday, April 24, 2006 21:25 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Grandfather, Daniel Richie of Winona MN, served in Company B of the 55AIB
during the war. He rarely spoke to his family about his time in the ETO.
What I do know is that he was injured in Germany in February of '45 and
after the war took part in the Nazi trials at Nuremberg. I'd appreciate an email from anyone who has a connection to Company B of the 55th AIB or has memories of my Grandfather. God Bless.
215) Brian Rosati 
Location:
Ashburn, VA
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Friday, April 21, 2006 22:02 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am looking for information on the 11th Armored Division History book published in 1948. Were there two volumes? Were there two books? Have there been reprints? Can I buy it or them somewhere? Is anyone selling it or them? My father was with B492AFA. Please email me, Thanks! Brian
214) Roger Marquet 
Location:
Belgium
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About Erwin Hanstedt and thanks to Ralph Storm (21st AIB) from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, I believe Erwin was found back.
And I already wrote to the Lady who was searching for him.
It was a very fast investigation.
Thank you, Ralph!
Roger Marquet
213) Roger Marquet 
Location:
Belgium
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CPL Erwin Hanstedt, Army SN 36296133
864 Kellog Street
Green Bay
Wisconsin

In 1944-45, Erwin was billeted in Lens-sur-Geer (Oreye), Belgium

He was a member of a maintenance unit.

A Belgian female friend from that time is trying to get in touch with him, to find out what he became.

Information could be sent to:
Roger Marquet
Chenogne, ld B-6640 Sibret, Belgium rogermarquet@skynet.be
212) Gerrie valdez Peterson 
Location:
Minnesota
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Monday, April 10, 2006 15:13 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am very happy to have identifed a soldier in a picture on this web site titled "a Half Track Named Patricia". The young man is sitting on the ground, very far left, leaning against the wheel of the vehicle...is my father, Pete Valdez of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was wounded in battle on January 14, 1945. He received the Purple Heart and he passed away in September of 2001 at the age of 79.His second daughter was born in 1946 and he named her Patricia!

Thank you for allowing me to share this with you!

Sincerely,
Gerrie Peterson
211) Roger Marquet 
Location:
Belgium
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Metro MORROCH was in Co B / 55 AIB/ 11th ARMD. He was KIA in Belgium, on Dec.31, 1944 during the advance through the Bois des Haies de Magery towards Acul-Pinsamont, coming from Magerotte.

His former canteen was found.

Does someone remember him?

Thanks for any help
Roger Marquet- Belgium
210) JoLynn Ragen Joacim 
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:14 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Uncle George Ragen, from Phila., Pa. was in the 11th and lost his arm in the Battle of the Bulge
209) Wyatt Williams 
Location:
Nebraska
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Monday, March 27, 2006 15:53 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather, Ben Shanks of Grand Island, Nebraksa, was in the 151st Armored Signal Company of the 11th Division. He just passed away. We found his handwritten notes that mentioned he was shot down over central Europe. Did anyone know him or his history in the war? Thank you. Wyatt
208) Dean Duprey 
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Monday, March 27, 2006 14:27 Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking for anyone that might have been in the tank brigade under the command of Lester T. Stauff. Please e-mail me or sign the guestbook about any stories about him. razz (stick out tongue)

devin111@adelphia.net
207) Gerrie Peterson 
Location:
Minnesota
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smile I made a mistake when I originally signed the Guestbook last December. My Dad, Pete Valdez of Colorado Springs Colorado, was in the 11th Armored Division and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in February 1945..not in 1944! DUH! My mistake! I would like to make that clarification. If there is anyone who knew my father during this time, I would love to hear from you! Thanks to all!
206) Donna M. Paszek 
Location:
Pittsburgh
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 21:17 Write a comment Send E-mail

My uncle, Oliver A. Simmers, died on January 2, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge. Oliver was in Company A, 21st. Armored. Inf. BN, 11th Armored Division. He died when I was only 6 months old so we never got to "meet" but I'm told I was his "Princess". I would love to hear from anyone who knew him. Please contact me at: dmpaszek@comcast.net

Thank you to those of you who sacrificed so much for my freedom. You are truly the "Greatest Generation"

dennis kahler Thursday, May 31, 2007 23:38
donna please contact me dhkaler@hotmail.com you wore my fathers pow bracelet

Donna Paszek Friday, January 25, 2008 13:14
Dennis, I tried writing to the above email address and it was returned to me. Please contact me at dmpaszek@comcast.net. I want very much to talk with you.
205) Brian Alfano 
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My Grandfather William Alfano was a Master Seargant in the 133 ORD. In doing some research on him I came up with a question. Can anyone explain what the striping on the white stars on tanks stood for? Pleas email me at brian@brianalfano.com if you can help me figure this out. Thank you,
Brian
204) Kevin Alsdorf 
Location:
Kentucky
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May God bless you all that have served and sacrificed for this great nation.
203) Dave Berryman 
Location:
Stroudsburg, PA.
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Monday, February 20, 2006 17:04 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father Fred Berryman served with the 151st Armored Signal Co. under the 11th Armored Division. Does anyone remember my dad? He passed away in April of 2002. I'd like to talk with anyone who knew him.
202) Anna Belden 
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Does anyone remember if Sgt. Fraley was a musician? Some of my family friends lived near Fort Polk, and one of the ladies was inquiring. I would appreciate any memories or stories about him that I could share with her.

Thank you for your wonderful website.

Much thanks,
AB
201) Steve Reynaud 
Location:
Alexandria, Louisiana
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Saturday, February 4, 2006 14:58 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather, Raymond Byrd, was in the 11th armored division, 22nd battalion, Company B. He was a tank commander. He was wounded December 30, 1944 somewhere in Belgium. Is there anyone out there who remembers Raymond and would be willing to share some information with me? I would greatly appreciate it. Please feel free to e-mail me at: lisa318r@aol.com A special thank you to all the veterans of WW II. God Bless You All!
200) William Hubble 
Location:
South Carolina
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I am very proud to be a decendant of an 11th armored veteran, James E. Hubble who served during the Battle of the Bulge, 1944. May God bless his fellow soldiers and may he continue to bless the United States of America.

Jim Power Co C 55th AIB Wednesday, February 22, 2006 15:31
I trained with a Hubbel from Water Valley, MS. He was smart and not a large person. Could he have been the Hubble from whom you descended. This trianing took place at Camp Roberts, CA. before the 11th AD.
199) Constant Goergen 
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U.S. VETERANS FRIENDS, LUXEMBOURG A.S.B.L.
Siege social: CONTERN
48, rue de Moutfort
L-5310 CONTERN

Dear American Veterans and Friends.

Christmas 2005! What a wonderful time to remember, what a wonderful time to be grateful and to honour all those women and men in American uniforms who, some 61 years ago, came to our country to liberate Luxembourg from a four and a half years cruel Nazi tyranny. We shall always remember American Veterans. You are the living legacy of a painful past and now you are our true ambassadors of peace and freedom.

Today, more than 60 years ago, are we still realizing what drama shook our countries and our families at that time? Even now, are we able to measure the sacrifices made by our liberators? Even now, are we ready to give a daily thank you to those who sacrificed their youth and their dreams for our freedom? These are just some of the important questions we should be asking ourselves at a time when any happiness is fleeting and perishable, at a time when men loses sight of true humanism and sacrifices the most important human values on the altars of the gods of greed and degradation.

In the American Military cemetery at Hamm, Luxembourg, five thousand seventy six crosses and David stars remind us that these young Americans sacrificed their lives for our survival and our well being. The message these soldiers who fell on the front lines of the Ardennes battlefield beg us to cherish life, our families and our neighbours. They implore us not to refuse anybody the right to their life and their human dignity, nor to impose any dangerous political, economic or social system on anyone else. This message of peace, freedom, independence and realisation of human values is joined by the same message from the thousands of German soldiers buried in the German cemetery close by. Fate made them enemies in their worldly lives, but now they implore us from eternity where they are reunited and united, to live a brotherly life where selfishness and strive for power have no place.

May all they who thrive on power and domination meditate over the tombs in all the military cemeteries strewn over the countries. May they reflect on the messages of the millions of lives lost on the battlefields from antiquity to today. May they learn the lesson of history.

Dear Veterans, Luxembourg has not forgotten. From the depths of our hearts we all thank you. We wear in our hearts the noble words spoken by President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg: ?We highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, it is for us the living, to be dedicated to the unfinished work which they, who fought here, have thus far so nobly advanced.

Our gratitude to our dear Veterans and heroes is boundless. We salute and adore you and invite you to visit us whenever the mood strikes you. You have a permanent invitation and you are always welcome.

Our American-Luxembourg's friendship week will be held next year from June 21st to June 26th. You know you are always welcome to join us.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year.


Constant Goergen
President
198) Foriest J. (Jan) Bryant 
Location:
Shreveport, Louisiana
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SSGT. Foriest J. Bryant - U.S. Army Vet.

I would like , very much, to hear from anyone, who knew or knew-of my Dad:

1st. Sgt. Foriest Mac Bryant
Hq & Hq Co.
41st. Tank Bn.

Thank You and God Bless!!! FJB
197) Andreas Reinl 
Location:
Austria
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Sunday, December 18, 2005 05:03 Write a comment Send E-mail

wink
I am searching a veteran, ho reached in May 45, Lenzing (Austria) His Name was J/4 Peter DeLaurentiis, coming from N.J. Hi last known Address (45) was 255 Van Nostrand Avenue in Jersey City

Leah Bruder Reinl Saturday, December 27, 2008 19:55
do u think we are related in some way andreas reinl? my names Leah bruder-reinl and i my self tring to find out more bout my family backround.

Leah Bruder Reinl Tuesday, April 28, 2009 15:48
Hey i have a Email now its lbrsuga89@aol.com. If any one knows about the Reinls backround...
196) Gerrie Peterson 
Location:
Minnesota
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My father, Pete Valdez of Colorado Springs Colorado was a member of the 11th Armored Division. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in February 1944 in or near Bastogne. He and another wounded GI were each given a shot of morphine and were told "someone will be back later to pick you guys up". 18 hours later, someone did come back to find only one of the wounded GI's still alive. It was my Dad! My father died peacefully and was buried with full military honors in September 2001. I miss you did...thanks for fighting for my freedom.
195) Ryan Fleeman 
Location:
Ashburn, Virginia
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My Grandfather Robert Coon just recently passed away. He passed away from terminal cancer and before he died he talked to me about the war. I only wish that I had more time to talk about his life with him. I was just wondering if anyone fought with him in World War II and if they wouldn't mind talking to me about him, just to give me some closure in a way. Thank you all.
Sincerely,
Ryan Fleeman
194) Frank Camaratta 
Location:
Pennsauken, New Jersey
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Saturday, December 10, 2005 23:50 Write a comment Send E-mail

Reading the stories on your site reminds me of the stories my grandfather told me when I was a kid. His name was Chester Dluzniewski (he went by Dean) and he was a tank driver from Philly. He passed away in 1984. If anyone remembers him, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Amy Dluzniewski Monday, October 22, 2007 13:26
Do you know the names of his siblings or parents. My husband has a great uncle Chester Dluzniewski!

frank camaratta Saturday, July 2, 2011 16:59
he had two brothers and a sister; Eddie, Stanley and Clara
193) Scott Spencer 
Location:
Greenville, IL
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My uncle, Erwin Brandt (105 HQMP-St. Peter, IL) passed away on November 25, 2005. I would appreciate any memories of him. Thanks so much
192) Charles Fulkerson 
Location:
Owensboro Ky
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Thursday, November 24, 2005 00:25 Write a comment Send E-mail

My uncle was Charles L Fulkerson Sgt. Killed Marcj 29th 1945. Would appericate any information on him.
191) F. Richard Hayse 
Location:
Dallas, TX
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I am a retired US Army Special Forces Officer and my father-in-law, Robert F. Phillips, was an NCO and Officer with B/55th AIB. He never spoke to his family of his WW2 experiences, but he and I would talk about them as he felt I would understand. I visit your site periodically to remember him and to read of those whith whom he felt so honored to have served. De oppresso liber.
190) Shawnee Willoughby 
Location:
Utah
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Saturday, November 12, 2005 21:14 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Grandfather Lyle S. Willoughby was a Sgt with the 41st Cavalary Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized, Company F. He recently passed away and I was wondering if anyone had anything to share with our family. He was very proud to serve is country.
189) Wayne K. Hanlon 
Location:
New Jersey
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Happy Veterans Day to all members of the 11th Armored Division. Your accomplishments will never be forgotten!

Wayne K. Hanlon (Son)
Jonathan K. Hanlon (Grandson)
Kenneth W. Hanlon 41st Cal. Recon. (Deceased 3/10/98)
188) Jon Michael 
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I am trying to get some information on the 56th Armored Engineer battalion. If anyone should know or have a distinctive unit insignia or (crest)from this unit, please contact me. In addition, I would like to know what collar insignia was worn by the members? Was it the Engineer collar disk or the armored insignia? Any help would greatly be appreciated. This is for putting together a display case for a former veteran and association member.
Thanks in advance
Jon Michael
Valparaiso, IN
187) Gaelle 
Location:
Montrouge, France
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Saturday, November 5, 2005 14:09 Write a comment Send E-mail

I just want to say that it's been 4 years that I've got a 11th AD patch. I'm still thinking about you and your history, what you've been through during the war.
Thank you again

Gaelle
186) John Butler 
Location:
Chester, IL
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Monday, October 31, 2005 22:29 Write a comment Send E-mail

I would like to contact any WWII 41st Recon Sqd. who may have known my Uncle. James E. Butler. He was killed on April 23, 1945, when his rifle fell to the ground and went off.

Thanks.
185) Thomas Majdic 
Location:
Wyoming
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Saturday, October 29, 2005 14:44 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Jerry Majdic, would love to hear from anyone that was in the 22nd Tankers, B Company. He is especially interested to get in touch with Willy Wilson from Kentucky. Send me an e-mail and I will put you in touch with him.
184) Gary Blankenship 
Location:
Cleveland, Ohio
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 09:44 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Offie Blankenship was a medic in the 81st Armored Medical Battalion. He passed away in 1984. I wonder if anyone may remember him.
183) Erich 
Location:
Germany
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Sunday, October 23, 2005 05:33 Write a comment Send E-mail

41st Tank Bn took the airfield near Cham/Bavaria on April 23th 1945. I am looking for pictures of the captured or destroyed planes. Who can help?
182) Wayne Teeple 
Location:
Apollo, PA
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Friday, October 21, 2005 13:38 Write a comment Send E-mail

Just a note. My Dad, Aaron Teeple was in the 11th Armored, 41st Cal Recon. and has been telling us about the War.
Some of his questions are:
Does anyone remember the Stardust Club?
Is there anyone from the "Redball Outfit"

All I can say, is they fought the war to bring peace and get it over with as soon as possible. Not like now. Big business seems to dictate it now. big grin
181) Dale Wykoff 
Location:
Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Wednesday, October 19, 2005 14:34 Write a comment Send E-mail

OSCAR BLACK, 133rd Ordnance Btn.--looking for any information about my father-in-law during WWII
180) Doug Cayer 
Location:
Green Bay,WI
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Wednesday, October 19, 2005 02:58 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Donald Cayer, who is now 91 years old, was a Tech Seargeant in the 42nd Tank Battalian, Headquarters in 1944-1945.I would like anyone who remembers him to get in touch thru e mail so I can let him know if anyone he knew is still alive!
Thank You, and God Bless ALL of you!
179) Rick Baxter 
Location:
Lincoln, Ne
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Sunday, October 16, 2005 23:02 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am trying to find someone that may be able to remember this story. I believe it happened in Mauthausen or one of the subcamps but am not sure which one. My father Burdette "Bud" Baxter was in the 56th Armored Engineer Battalion, 11th division, Co. A that helped liberate either Mauthausen or one or more of the subcamps. What happened, according to my father, was that the prisoners identified one of the Germans that was trying to pose as a civilian when the nearby town was forced to bury the dead. The prisoners held the German down, cut his head off with a shovel, and then burned his head. I have a picture of this. Can anyone help me with this as I have been searching for the camp my father helped liberate. Thank you.
178) sonja coulter 
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I took care of Gordon S. Johnson who was in the 492nd. during the Battle of the Bulge. Up until his death in 2000, he wanted to see in print anything about his unit. Unfortuately, I didn't find anything but promised him and myself that no matter how long, I would find anyone who was there with him. Does anyone recognize his name? Email me at and would love to hear from anyone with any info.
177) PETE MINIX 
Location:
Indio,CA
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:10 Write a comment Send E-mail

My name is Pete Minix, and my hobby for the last 7 years, has been collecting and compiling World War II veteran histories. I currently have over 160 World War II veterans, from all branches, in my private library. None of this information is given out or published for a monetary gain.

This is at no cost to you or your family. All I would need are any documents (copies), that you would wish to share or pictures of you during that time. Also, I would also like a current picture of you today. I can send you a large self-addressed envelope for mailing purposes. If you have a scanner attached to your home computer, you could scan your pictures and/or documents to send to me.

If you wish to share this information with me, I would greatly appreciate it. I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. If you chose not to share your story with me, I completely understand and will respect your wishes.

Sincerely,
Peter D. Minix
Former sergeant, weapons platoon, USMC, for 5 years.

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176) Don Ray 
Location:
Victorville, California
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Tuesday, October 11, 2005 01:07 Write a comment Send E-mail

If you remember that wonderful evening at the Hollywood Canteen . . .

Please tell me your story. My writing partner and I are preserving the memories of the unique attraction in the form of a documentary.

Please be a part of it. Contact us with your stories or tell us who you know who danced with the stars during World War II.

Don Ray
P.O. Box 661
Victorville, CA 92393-0661
(760) 900-1735
175) Alina- 
Location:
Alabama, US
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Monday, October 10, 2005 10:47 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Dad, Ralph J. Baecker of Dubuque, Iowa was in the 11th with the 491st armored field artillary Batallion is the best info. I seem to be able to find. He passed away in 1976. there are some photo's from here in the states and a few from Europe. But none have much for descriptions. My mother knows he was at Bastogne/Battle of the Bulge and he saw Mauthausen concentration camp. After the war he went to sioux Falls, South Dakota where he met my Mother. they had 5 children together and we all grew up there. I would like to hear from anyone who knew him or has knowledge of him. I will go through photo's and would be willing to share some of them. Thanks -Alina Baecker
174) Peter Heckmanns 
Location:
The Netherlands
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Friday, October 7, 2005 08:45 Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear friends of the 11th Armored Division,

A few days ago a veteran of the 87th Infantry Division, Maury Johnson launched my new website, In-Honored-Glory.

This website is a tribute to all WWII veterans and the men they had to leave behind. The main focus of the site is the American cemetery at Henri-Chapelle in Belgium. It gives information about the cemetery and it tells stories about soldiers buried over there, but it doesn't end there ! I will try to publish stories of soldiers in different "sections" ... one of the sections is the veterans-stories'.

Please take a look at the website ... let me know what you think about it and if you decide you like the website and want to see your story on this everlasting memorial, then please drop me an email via the website, it would be deeply appreciated !

The address is : www.in-honored-glory.info

Thank you for all you have done for us !

Best wishes,

Peter Heckmanns
Webmaster In-Honored-Glory Website
173) Robert A. Blackburn 
Location:
Knoxville, TN
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 21:13 Write a comment Send E-mail

I found this site and will visit often to learn more about the men my grandfather served with.
172) Bob Kane 
Location:
New Jersey
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Seeking information pertaining to my deceased father's World War II service record. His name is Alfred(AKA Dutchy) Kane and he was from Jeresy City, NJ. Initial research suggests that he served in Okinawa as a Sgt. assigned to a flamethrower tank, most likely part of the 713th Armored Flame thrower battalion.

He died when I was very young. My brother and I are exploring a trip to Okinawa in 2006 and and information would be appreciated.

I have been in contact with the national records center in St. Louis, but that is not looking promising at this point.

Thans for your time and assistance, as well as this site which has provided us with very good information.

Stephen J. Martelli Monday, March 1, 2010 22:39
My Dad was James S. Martelli in the 713 and I have a picture of the battalion and him on the tank and local area. Email me and let's talk sjmartelli@myfairpoint.net
171) Allen Cohen 
Location:
Georgiq
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Sunday, September 11, 2005 19:43 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Dad served with the 11th Armored Division 41st Tank Bn Company C...S/Sgt Raymond Cohen...known as Raymee...he was wounded and lost his fingers while chasing down a German column in an attack...I was glad to read about it in "Akron In Action". I never would have known the facts about his participation in the war since he never spoke of it to me through the years of my childhood or adult life.

I just want to say thank you to all of you who served and paid the price for the freedom I have enjoyed these past 59 years. Following in Dad's footsteps, I too served during the Viet Nam Conflict as a USMC officer so I somewhat understand the price paid for the freedom we have. Thanks again to all of you.

Please drop me a line if you read this.

Allen Cohen
170) Nick Harris 
Location:
St Paul, MN
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Thanks to everyone who has had a part in putting this site together. My father, William T. Harris, served in the 11th Armored during WWII. This site has a close-up photo of him when he was a young lieutenant, and I had not ever seen that photo before. An amazing feeling to see for the first time!

My dad passed away peacefully in 2001 at age 83, and I'm thankful everyday for the sacrifices all of the veterans like him made.

If anyone out there knew (or knew of) my dad, I'd love to hear from you. Many of the names in the postings to the guestbook here sound familiar to me from my father's stories (I made audio tapes in 1996 of his war years, but as I write this I haven't listened to them in several years). But in any case, seeing that picture was just wonderful. Thanks to those who keep the website in such fine form.

Nick Harris Thursday, September 8, 2005 08:44
An account of some of the 11th Armored's exploits in this website refers to a Lt William L. Harris, Jr. Could this have applied to Lt William T. Harris, Sr, and be a typo?
169) Edgar Edelsack 
Location:
Washington, DC
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Monday, September 5, 2005 18:59 Write a comment Send E-mail

This is a repeat of a message I posted in June with some additional information. Iwas with the 491st Field Artillery Battalion, 11th armored division, fought at the Battle of the Bulge, and helped liberate Mauthausen.

For those of my colleagues who fought at the Bulge, I thought you might be interested in learning that the sculptor Ray Kaskey, who designed all the bronze plaques at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., has completed a small edition of the plaque depicting the Battle of the Bulge. I have purchased one and think it's quite splendid. It's a smaller version of one of the plaques at the WWII Memorial here.

If anyone is interested in contacting him about this, I suggest you go to his Web site (where you can also see more of his work): www.kaskeystudio.com. Anyone coming to Washington who would like to view the plaque can contact me at: cesack@aol.com
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168) William P. Moder 
Location:
New Holland, Ohio
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Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:03 Write a comment Send E-mail

I posted a message in 2003 requesting information about my dad Walter Moder. I was contacted by Walter Nickerson and want you to know how much I appreciate your website. Now I would like to know if anyone has visited the area of Heckusheid where my dad was killed. This was the 63rd AIR operation area 2/18/45. Any suggestions on how to travel in this area would be appreciated. Thank you for keeping the memories alive.
167) Leslet Staite 
Location:
Quebec, Canada
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Sunday, August 28, 2005 14:07 Write a comment Send E-mail

frown I am a WWII GI baby born of an english girl and an american solder who was stationed at Ashchurch, Tewkesbury England during 1944. I was told he was killed in Action December 1944.
I am trying to establish units/divisions etc that were based at Ashchurch G25 General Depot during 1944
I understand my father was working with heavy equipment, possible tanks
any information,hints, clues, suggestions etc appreciated
many thanks
166) Walter C. White, Jr. 
Location:
Milton, Massachusetts
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005 22:33 Write a comment Send E-mail

My brother Johnny left the previous message about our dad, Walter White. He was in Company C of the 63rd AIB. He was originally in the Army Air Corp. stationed in England early in the war. According to letters that he wrote home at the time, he did not care very much for the Air Corp. He was reassigned to the 11th AD when they arrived in England and liked that a lot better. He enjoyed attending 11th AD reunions in NYC after the war and met our mother indirectly by attending a reunion. He had a buddy in the 11th named Paul Cratty, also from Boston. Paul Cratty was my maternal grandfather's cousin. My grandfather attended a reunion with Paul Cratty and met my dad there. My grandfather invited my dad to visit back in Boston and my parents met. They married in June 1952 and I was born in May 1953. Sound familiar? One of our WW II relics is a german flag with about 20 American signatures on it, presumably of men that served with our dad. I'll try to dig it out and post the names. I know that many of you have passed on but my brother and I would love to hear from anyone that knew our dad. I'm sure that the ones who haved passed on are enjoying one grand 11th AD reunion in the sky. Be Well and May God Bless You All
165) John White 
Location:
Plymouth, Mass.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005 15:27 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Walter Calvin White, served in the 11th Armored Division. I just happened on this website, and think it is absolutely terrific. Dad was originally from Roslindale, Mass. He died at the age of 44, on September 2, 1968. Dad never talked much about his experiences with my Mother, and died too young to talk about anything with any of his children. I would be very interested to hear from anyone who may have known him, and who might have more details about his battalion and company.

I will be sending in my application for membership to the association, thanks to all who did such a great job creating this website, and a very special thank you to all members of the 11th Armored Division for securing our freedom.

God Bless you all.
164) Charles White 
Location:
Fredonia, WI
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005 14:07 Write a comment Send E-mail

My previous entry should have read EBENSEE for the concentration camp.
163) Charles White 
Location:
Fredonia, WI
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005 14:01 Write a comment Send E-mail

I was checking my WWII material and came across one of the concentration camps we seem to have fogotten. We always tell about Mauthausen and Gusen but never EBENSEE. It was also a branch of Mauthausen. Does anyone else remember? At onetime I had seen a picture of the Gate.
162) Derrick R. Brown 
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Monday, August 15, 2005 22:44 Write a comment Send E-mail

Trying to locate anyone in the 41st Batallion who knew my Great Uncle, Raymond Schroeder, of Wisconsin. He died on May 17th 1945 near Linz, Austria. He may have been in Co. A until December 1944 and then transferred to Co. HQ with Assault Gun Crew consisting of (James?) Newhall, (?)Slaughter, & (John?) Murphy. My relatives deceased or been little help. Please email above address with ANY info. Any suggestions on where I should look appreciated. Thanks
161) Dan Martin 
Location:
Pennsylvania
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Sunday, August 14, 2005 10:12 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Uncle, Cpl. John C. Coyne - Company B - 42nd Tank Battalion, was killed on 1 January 1945. I'm interested in hearing from anyone who knew him, was there at the time or who had a relative who was involved in the action 31 December 1944 to 1 January 1945.

Thanks
160) Mike Leonard 
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My uncle, Vernon Boys, served with the 41st Cavalry Recon Squadron, 11th Armored Division. He died March 18th, 1945 and is buried in the Luxembourg Cemetary. I am trying to find information about his service with the 11th AD. If anyone has any information, please contact me at the above e-mail address. Thank you.
159) Andrew L. Biczynski 
Location:
Dallas, TX
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Saturday, August 6, 2005 15:34 Write a comment Send E-mail

I WAS LIBERATED AT MAUTHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, and wish to thank the 11th Armored Division personnel who came to save us. I was a 19-year-old Polish political prisoner, who spent two years in the camps, first at Auschwitz and then at Mauthausen. I will NEVER forget the sight of the tanks rolling up the hill toward the main camp. I would like to personally thank any of the men who liberated Mauthausen, and to contact any of my fellow survivors. My phone number is 214-357-6536.
158) Val Smith 
Location:
Germany
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Saturday, July 30, 2005 11:19 Write a comment Send E-mail

My great-uncle, Konrad Lieber, served in the 11th armored division Combat Command A. He died on March 5, 1945 in Germany. The only information our family has about his death is that he was in a tank and the tank hit a land mine while they were crossing a river. My husband and I assume he died while the 11th was crossing the Kyll River. If anyone knew my Uncle Konrad or has any photos of him we would greatly appreciate you sharing this information with us. Thank-you.
157) DAVID E. MOREAU 
Location:
VA. BEACH (757) 425 6452
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Sunday, July 24, 2005 19:04 Write a comment

MY FATHER (ORAN A. MOREAU FROM LOUISIANA) WAS IN THE 11TH ARMOR(WWII),..RADIOMAN/GUNNER ON A TANK NAMED HANNIBAL...OFTEN MENTIONED MEMBERS OF CREW,..THE TWO I CAN REMEMBER ARE NAMED WINGARD AND WHITE..LANDED IN CHERBERG FRANCE I BELIEVE AND SPOKE OF A CONCENTRATION CAMP THEY FOUND SOME-WHERE,ANY-BODY WITH INFO REGARDING MY FATHER OR ANY-THING ELSE THAT MAY RING A BELL ARE ENCOURAGED TO CALL...DAVID E. MOREAU
156) tony Rowland 
Location:
galion ,ohio.
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smile I was with the 11 cav at ft knox in 1955 1956.they went to Germany i did not go you had to have two years left. so i went to school troops at knox.was glad to find the site.
155) Linda Stewart 
Location:
arlington, tx
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Friday, July 8, 2005 06:01 Write a comment Send E-mail

My uncle, Frank Spicer was in WWII in the 11th Armored Division. He was an MP and drove a jeep with an officer. He was in Germany, England and Lousiana as well as Kansas. His home was Hazelton, Kansas. He was a GREAT man. Everyone cared for him. I became a patch collector because he sent patches to me as a child. I would like to hear from anyone who knew him. Thank you. Linda J. Stewart
154) James F Purdham Jr 
Location:
Alexandria, Va
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My father, James Purdham Sr, served in the 11th AD, 492 AFA, Company "C" during WW II. His home town is Stanley,Va. Does anyone recall this name or serve with him? I read with interest "Edgar's" entry as my father shared the same experiences of service. Are there any websites or book's covering this units history specifically? He was a tank man and also helped "spare" with members of the boxing team. Any information regarding my father, his unit or the units involvement/actions/history would be greatly appreciated. Also I heard there is a way to get replica medals that he earned during the war as well, any info with regards to this would be appreciated as well!! Thanks!!
153) Fritz G. Nagel 
Location:
Anchorage, AK
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Tuesday, July 5, 2005 17:52 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, Dan! Many thanks for your splendid account of the 60th Anniversary Tour. I wish now that I had chosen to participate.
Best wishes, Fritz
152) Darriel Kitchens,III 
Location:
Blackville,SC
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Monday, July 4, 2005 23:44 Write a comment Send E-mail

As the son of a WWII veteran(Pfc Darriel Kitchens), I have been interested all of my life in the significance of our involvement, our country's dedication to Victory, the tenacity of our soldiers, and our leaders. That said, it was indeed an HONOR and a PRIVELEDGE to travel with the 60th anniversary tour with members of the 11th Armored division. I learned a lot from these guys.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID
151) Wm.Murphy 
Location:
Booneville,Ms.
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Sunday, July 3, 2005 09:25 Write a comment Send E-mail

Trying to help a friend find out info on his uncle P.F.C. Wm.H.Hancock company C 63rd Armored Division european theater.Time frame 12/16/44-1/15/45.
He is trying to find a shoulder patch with the word Thunderbolt under it.Anyone that has any info on either topic please contact me @ ez_merf_99@yahoo.com
150) Charles A White 
Location:
Fredonia, WI
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Tuesday, June 28, 2005 10:26 Write a comment Send E-mail

Paul Roquet of "C" company 21AIB passed away on June 23. You may send condolence to his son Paul at pfroquet@aol.com
149) Stephanie 
Location:
Atlanta, GA
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Friday, June 24, 2005 14:20 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello...my father was in the 97th infantry division during WW2 - I am seeking information regarding his unit. I have pictures of him in Germany-1945 & Fort Bragg, NC - 1945.
I know one of his long time friends after the war was a Navajo Indian by the name of Zearl Keams. I have some other names on the back of these pictures. But can relay those later. My father passed away on Sunday - fathers day. He had a hard time as he aged discussing the war, so information is limited.
If anyone has information..I'd really appreciate it !
Stephanie Morales

Rosetta Keams White Sunday, August 2, 2009 19:30
I've been trying to contact you. My father, Zearl Keams, served with your father, Joe Morales. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My father passed away on October 10, 2004. I let your father know. We corresponded for a short time after my father's death. He had sent me some pictures of my father when they were serving together. I'm am Zearl's youngest daughter, Rosetta Keams White. I live near Albuquerque, NM. I'll certainly be happy to hear from you. e-mail address is ridebmx007@msn.com
148) Jochen Neumann 
Location:
bavaria
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Hello all,

please, can me everybody tell about the 273th Field artillery Battailion, who was in April 1945 between Bayreuth and Weiden (Bavaria)?

the 273th came to ERBENDORF on the April 20 1945. Perhaps, gives some pics about it?

Thank you for answers

Jochen Neumann
147) Edgar 
Location:
Washington, DC
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Monday, June 20, 2005 12:29 Write a comment

I was with the 492nd Field Artillery Battalion, 11th armored division, fought at the Battle of the Bulge, and helped liberate Mauthausen.

For those of my colleagues who fought at the Bulge, I thought you might be interested in learning that the sculptor Ray Kaskey, who designed all the bronze plaques at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., is working on small edition of the plaque depicting the Battle of the Bulge. He also happens to be a neighbor, so if anyone is interested in contacting him about this, I would be glad to provide you with his e-mail address.

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Teresa Russell Tuesday, July 26, 2005 15:27
Dear Edgar,
My father Robert(Bob) Howard Muench was supposedly in the 492nd F A B, out of Fort Logan Colorado. Is this the same division? He passed away 9/13/04 and I would like to know more about him. sincerely, Teresa Russell at russellhomenyc@msn.com

sonja coulter Thursday, October 6, 2005 21:07
Gordon S. (Chip) Johnson was in the 492nd and unfortunately he died in 2000 but always wanted to have the men he fought with recognized. I tried while he was alive to help him find others from the 492nd and would love to have any info or hear from anyone that was there to give to his family. That was something he always wanted. Feel free to email me@ sony11454@yahoo.com

sonja coulter Thursday, October 13, 2005 23:29
I took care of Gordon S. Johnson who was in the 492nd. during the Battle of the Bulge. Up until his death in 2000, he wanted to see in print anything about his unit. Unfortuately, I didn't find anything but promised him and myself that no matter how long, I would find anyone who was there with him. Does anyone recognize his name? Email me at sony11454@yahoo.com and would love to hear from anyone with any info.
sonja coulter
146) Sven-Erich Czernik 
Location:
D 53489 Sinzig, Germany
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Hallo to all members of 11th US Armored Division!
I live in Sinzig, on the banks of Rhine River, Germany, between Remagen and Andernach, where 11th Armored Divison reached the Rhine on March 09, 1945, and had to fight through the streets of Andernach till March 11.
Im am a teacher at Kurf?rst-Salentin-Gymnasium, Andernach (btw, also a reserve officer of the German Air Force) and I have lead a project in my school about the german rearmament in 1955, since the town of Andernach literally became the cradle of the german Bundeswehr only 10 years after your appearance on the Rhine. The photos from your website proved very helpful, and they did attrack a lot of attention on our public presentation which took place yesterday.

The local historian Wolfgang G?ckelhorn has published a book "Das Ende am Rhein" (The End on the Rhine), Helios-Verlag, Aachen 2005; 29,70 Euro; in which he describes the end of WW II in the area between Remagen (Ludendorff Bridge!) and Andernach. Excellent work, many good maps and photos!

With best wishes from Germany
Sven-Erich Czernik
145) Ken Frisby 
Location:
Carson Washington
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Wednesday, May 11, 2005 19:53 Write a comment Send E-mail

Still wondering if there is anybody out there that knew my Uncle Elwood (Elwood Frisby). He was in the 63rd battalion,company C. If you did know him, would appreciate talking with you. You can find his citation on the home page of this website.
Thank You
144) Jack Wood 
Location:
Chicago
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Friday, May 6, 2005 11:08 Write a comment

Yesterday on NPR was a report on the liberation of Mauthausen. It can be found here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4632393
Features interviews with Edgar Edelsack, a member of the 11th Armored as well as Martin Weiss, a former detainee from Mauthausen. Although they did not identify the specific unit of the 11th that Edgar Edelsack was in.

Thanks!
143) T. A. DEVLIN, JR. 
Location:
Georgia
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Wednesday, May 4, 2005 21:23 Write a comment

As the 60th Anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen -- and soon thereafter -- of VE Day, approaches, we express our gratitude to the bold men of the 11th Armored Division -- and all their fellow GIs -- for serving our country, for battling to free a continent from the grip of fascism, and for lending their personal honor to the uniform of the United States Army and to the flag of the United States of America.

In particular, we honor and remember our own beloved Wm. Albert Vaughan, a veteran of the 11th Armored Division -- one of so many who, as a young man, willingly answered the call of Liberty, soldiered his way across Europe, prevailed at the Battle of the Bulge, shed his own blood for the cause of Freedom, and survived to be with the 11th Armored Division for the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Mauthausen; only to return home to his finest accomplishments in this life -- being a hard-working father, a loving grandfather, and a tenderly devoted great-grandfather.

He was a fine man.

To all the good men who soldiered with him -- and to all who have worn the uniform across the decades -- may the Good Lord let his face shine upon you until the end of time.
142) Mark Johnsen 
Location:
Hamburg, Germany
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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 17:19 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am trying to get more information on my father who died 20 years ago this February. Before he died he attended a couple of reunions of the 11th. His records were among those lost in the fire in St. Louis, and I am trying to reconstruct them. Name: Melvin S. Johnsen, from Loleta, California. He was a lieutenant and was in a light tank. On Dec. 31, 1944 he was wounded and captured. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am currently in Germany.

johnsenms (at) hotmail (dot) com

Web Site Editor Wednesday, June 8, 2005 23:45
Mark:
Mark: We will need your email address to respond. If you can get it to us, we will post your request for information in the Thunderbolt newsletter.
141) Michael T. Lung II 
Location:
Long Beach, CA
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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 00:18 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello, I am the proud grandson of Cpl. Boris A. Roje, who recently passed away this last Tuesday, 26 April 2005. He served with the 11th Armored Division, 56th Engineer Battalion, Able Company. I am posting to let his fellow comrades know that he passed on and has joined his Brathers in Arms waiting for him at the gates of Heaven.

Also, if anyone has any info on my Grandfather and his service (Pictures, Stories, etc) please email me @ mtlung87@hotmail.com. Thank you.
140) Richard DAVE Staubach 
Location:
Glastonbury Connecticut
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Monday, May 2, 2005 20:46 Write a comment Send E-mail

(140) My Father Richard Staubach (on the right in picture) served during WWII with the 11th armoured 21st divivion Company C. He is still alive and would like to contact memebers he served with. He doesn't have email, but if you answer I will print him a copy.
139) Bob Roemer 
Location:
Winnetka, IL
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 09:52 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am writing an article about the Rhineland Campaigne, specifically, how Combat Command B of the 11th AD advanced through Kelberg, Mullenbach and the N?rburgring racetrack on 8 March 1945.

I would appreciate any information about this little-known chapter of history from Thunderbolt veterans who were part of this operation.

The article is scheduled to appear in the August issue of the BMW Car Club of America's monthly magazine Roundel.

Thanks,

Bob Roemer
138) Robert J Ullman (Bob) 
Location:
San Marino, California
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Tuesday, April 19, 2005 00:15 Write a comment Send E-mail

I enlisted in Oregon and was in the ASTP at the University of Nevada in Reno prior to joining the 11 th Armored at Camp Cooke. I was in Company B, 55 th Armored Infantry Battalion, 11 th Armored Division from March 1944 through January 1945 when I was injured and sent to a hospital in England and then rejoined them in Aigen, Austria in May after recovering.
In August I was shipped back to the States, presumably to join a new unit preparing for Japan. I was a buddy with Diedrich, knew Fry, Duede, Kurtz, Thweatt,and others.
137) Jim Arends 
Location:
NC
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Friday, April 15, 2005 18:44 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am looking for information on my uncle, Vernon Arends who served with the unit at the battle of the bulge, and wounded
136) Joel Tyler 
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My name is Joel Tyler and I am a Lieutenant Colonel of Armor in the Regular Army. My uncle was Bill Pickett, past president of the Association (1985) and a member of D/41 CAV. I used to pore over his 11 AD book as a kid, and that probably set me on this path; the picture of Uncle Bill riding that M-8 through the gates of Mauthausen has stuck with me ever since. I had an opportunity while stationed in Germany to visit the cemetery in Ham, Luxembourg and took pictures of the headstones of some 41st CAV guys (e.g., Tony Rossi). We had a wonderful (if tough) time reminiscing about the friends he had lost during the war and since. If anyone has any anecdotes to share about the rough old farmer from Arkansas, I would appreciate hearing them. Thanks for the website, it is a wonderful way for rest of the world to appreciate what you've done for all of us. God bless.
135) Jeff Patrick 
Location:
Missouri
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Tuesday, April 12, 2005 12:52 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello--I am searching for any information on James Stuart Butler, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey who served in Company C, 42nd Tank Battalion from 1942-45. I am editing his letters for possible publication and would like to correspond with anyone who knew him. I would also like to correspond with any veterans of the 42nd who are willing to answer questions and share their experiences. In this small way I hope to honor James Butler and the other members of the 11th A.D. for their service. Thank you!

Elizabeth Shoemaker Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:34
Jeff- My father was in C company of the 42 Tank Battalion. I have a list of men in his unit and James Stuart Butler is on the list. My father talked little of the war and passed away in 2002. However, your posting says you may publish your letters. I am trying to get any and all info to see if anyone mentions knowing MY father. Can you let me know if the letters you have did mention my father, Palmer J. Dieckmann? Did you ever publish the letters? Please email me and give me an update on how that is going. Thanks Elizabeth Shoemaker Justsayno00@aol.com
134) tory vardanega 
Location:
vale, OR
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Tuesday, April 5, 2005 10:54 Write a comment Send E-mail

hello,
My name is tory Vardanega my grandfather is Roy Vardanega he served in the 22nd tank bitallion. I was very proud of him. I never really appricated what he did for me untill I wrote a paper on WWII. He was my her just as all of the people who fought to save so many are too. It makes me angry that this country dose not do more to remember you guys. I have recently won a scholorship from our local VFW. My grandfather passed away last May. I wish I would have asked more questions there is soo much I want to know so if any one has any information on the 22nd or my grandfather pleas e-mail me.

with great apprication,
Tory Vardanega

Kristen Vardanega Wednesday, May 17, 2006 21:18
Hi my name is Kristen Vardanega! i seriously have the same last name as you! i dont even know you. do you know a Fousto Vardanega? he is my grandfather. i am 12 years old and just googled my last name so ya...
i am not sure i have any 411 about ur grandfather though.
thanks a ton,
Kristen Vardanega

Donna Kahen Tuesday, June 29, 2010 01:26
I'm the daughter of a Vardanega also. There are several Vardanega's in St. Louis. My grandfather was Anthony V. of St. Louis. He had 2 sons that served in WWII. I knew one but he was not Roy. The 2 brothers lived for a time in Detroit.
133) Phil Stivers 
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Xenia,Ohio
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 02:51 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am doing research on a uniform and personal effects of a soldier in the 11th Armored Division. All I know is his last name. He was a T/5 and his last name was Katona. He served in three campaines in Europe. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to email me if you have any informationthat might help. My goal is preservation for the generations to come. Lest we forget.
132) Jacqueline G. Neff 
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California
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Saturday, March 19, 2005 11:58 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi,
My father in law's brother,, served in the US Army and was KIA 30,Dec,1944. I am posting some information about him, in an attempt to find out more about his active duty, find precious photo's, anything at all that I can have to pass on to his siblings.
INFO: UNTI: HQ490AFA
NAME::HADLEY NEFF
SECOND LIEUTENANT, US ARMY
SERVICE# 01183141
490TH FIELD ARTILLETY BATTALION, 11TH ARMORED DIVISION.
BURIED AT PLOT I ROW 10 GRAVE 7
LUXEMBOURG AMERICAN CEMETERY
LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG
AWARDS: SILVER STAR, PURPLE HEART
If you have any information, or have served with Hadley Neff Please, Please respond to me, I will greatly appreciate it.
131) Lothar Guenther 
Location:
Suhl, Germany
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Monday, March 14, 2005 20:33 Write a comment Send E-mail

There were heavy casualties when soldiers of the 11th Armored Division liberated my home town of Schleusingen in (Thuringia/Th?ringen) from Nazi rule in April 1945. Sixty years have now passed and I have written a book, "When the Amis Came.... tracing the route of the 11th Armored Division betweenn the Werra River and the Rennsteig Hills." The book will appear on the German market in April, has 192 pages with ISBN 3-930588-62-2. This German language book can be ordered from the publishers at www.heinrich-jung-verlag.de It is based on materials found on the 11th Armored homepage along with reports from German units and eyewitnesses from the Schleusingen area. My own personal vivid memories are included. The book describes combat operations west of the Thuringian Forest. I am interested not so much in the military operations of both sides, rather, to show the aspects of the war that were tragic for both sides. On this occasion I would like to thank all the members of the 11th Armd. Div. Association who contributed so readily to the writing of my book. Special thanks go to Editor Dan O'Brien.

Lothar Guenther
130) Myles W. Raucher 
Location:
Miami, Florida
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Monday, March 14, 2005 00:36 Write a comment Send E-mail

I would like to speak with any surviving member of the 11th Armored Division who recalls liberating American POWS at a camp called BERGA or any American POWS who were marched south of BERGA. This occurred between April 4 - April 23, 1945. My uncle was one of the POWS, but he died on the day of his liberation as a consequence of severe Nazi maltreatment.
129) Mary Hedges 
Location:
Kansas
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Friday, March 11, 2005 16:00 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father JAMES W HEDGES has passed away and I have received a letter from the veterans dept stating that he was awarded 3 bronze medals, but since the fire there's no record on how or why he won them. Can anyone help me. I miss him terribly and would like to learn more about the wonderful man frown

Thank You
Mary
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