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264) Darrin S. Fulton 
Location:
Westtown,NY Location
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Saturday, December 23, 2006 16:36 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am looking to communicate with any WWII veterans who may have known or served with my Grandfather PVT Orbie Lee Bruce KIA 01/19/45. PVT 55 INF BN 11 ARMD DIV ALABAMA Service #34580660. Luxembourg American Cemetery. Married Joyce Lane L.I.,NY (Deceased) Thank you, Respectfully, DSF
263) John Fulton 
Location:
Austin, Texas Location
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Saturday, December 23, 2006 00:07 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Captain Howard Morse Kelly (USA MP's of the 15th army group AMGOT) was a district administrator in the Gmunden area in 1945. I am seeking information about him during this period.

jbf
262) Andrew 
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Friday, December 22, 2006 20:11 Write a comment Send E-mail

Dan or others:

Thank you for replying i really appriciate it. talking more and more my grandpa is remembering little by llittle i got a little bit more information to add to that now he was in 42 Rainbow division, 232 Regement, task force Linden. i hope you can help me. thank you
261) Allen Cohen 
Location:
Atlanta, GA Location
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Friday, December 22, 2006 17:28 Write a comment Send E-mail

I want to personally wish every member of the 11th Armored Division a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...many of you who fought gallantly for my freedom are passing the torch to newer generations of Americans. However, lest we forget the price you paid in the winter of 1945, it will never be surpassed in the annals of history. My Dad was one of you...I will never forget what he did for me...(SSgt. Raymee Cohen 41st Bn).
260) Herbert Zauhar 
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Sunday, December 17, 2006 04:31 Write a comment Send E-mail

WW II: On the Battle Route from Belgium to Linz/Austria the 11th Armored Division reached on the way from Cham, Regen to Waldkirchen the area of TITTLING at the last days of april 1945.
Tittling ist a small market town between Passau and Grafenau. Nearby other villages and towns are Freyung, Hutthurm and Waldkirchen.
After the last combats US-forces were based in Tittling too. In Tittling was a camp for german P.O.W..
The commune of Tittling is looking for US-photos of this time for the municipal archive. Who can help us?
Herbert Zauhar
mayor (1988 - 2005)
zauhar.tittling@t-online.de
259) Antoine Nouens 
Location:
Holland Location
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Monday, December 11, 2006 06:49 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am searching for William P. Butler (ASN 35449427), member of Co. B, 21 st Arm. Bn.. He was at the Battle of the Bulge. Probably he was seriously wounded as his place of separation was Thayer General Hospital (Nashville, Tennessee). He enlisted in 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia.
Looking forward to hearing from anyone who can provide details on him/his next of kin.
Thanks in advance,
Best regards,
Antoine
Holland
258) Andrew 
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I was just writing because my grandfather says he doesn't remember why he got a bronze star. On the certificate it says 5 January 1945 awarded for an act of merit or something but i would like to know more about this date and what happend. If there is anyone out there that can help me out I would really appreciate it. thanx a ton
Andrew
P.S. plz email me
257) Steve Stacey 
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Monroeville, AL. Location
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Monday, December 4, 2006 21:45 Write a comment Send E-mail

Recently, I was asked by a friend to help place artifacts and papers from WWII that belonged to his father with a museum. My friend (Dan Turberville) is the son of 1st Sgt. Floyd B. Turberville of Uriah, AL. (deceased)1st. Sgt. Turberville served with Co. C, 81st Armored Medical Bn. The artifacts and papers filled four footlockers and contains a world of information related to the 11th Armored Division. Before we donate the items to the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, we wish to make the information available to this site. I will not list the entire collection but it includes rosters from Camp Cooke, CA. and Ft. Polk. From the European theatre, we have GO # 129 dated 10 July 1945, a list of Bronze Star and Purple Heart recepients. There are some photographs from the concentration camp and several unit photographs taken before the unit went to Europe. Plus much more, including some risque material only a soldier would collect.
Please advise the best method for sending the copied paperwork. I have a scanner and copier.
256) Jake Eckel 
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AZ Location
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 22:31 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Grandpa was part of the 41st Cavalary. RIP.

Obituaries
Robert W. (Robbie) Smith

One of the last pages in northern Arizona's colorful, bawdy, frontier past was turned on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 with the death of a local legend ? Robert W. (Robbie) Smith, age 84, of Williams.

Grandson of Tom "Tennessee" and Mary Smith, a homesteader and frontier town constable, Robbie was born in Clemensaw, near Jerome, on May 14, 1922 to Mark and Katherine (Katie) Smith. The family returned to Williams shortly after Robbie's birth.

Released from Williams High School early for Army service in World War II, Robbie joined the legion of heroes who overran Normandy Beach. He engaged the enemy in three of the fiercest battles of the European Campaign. Returning home at the end of the war, he found peaceful solitude in the harsh loneliness of a working cowboy. From atop a horse, he lived in a world that he loved and could call his own, from the Verde River to the grassy woodlands south of Williams.

Upon marrying Marian Louise (Mary Lou) MacDonald, he left the ranches he had called home and moved into Williams, taking the position of police officer, which he held for 20 years. His colorful stories of his days as a soldier and cowboy, as well as his unique and wonderful sense of humor, provided laughter and joy to the people of Williams for years. He was truly a local treasure and a living institution.

Robbie is survived by his younger sister, Mary Pitts, of Williams; his daughters, Kathie Craig and Robyn Eckel of Williams; and his sons, Paul of Dana Point, Calif. and Marion of Williams. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be held for Robbie at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 at the Williams Cemetery. Please join the family for a celebration of life at the American Legion following the services.
255) Karen Tannenbaum 
Location:
Charleston, South Carolina Location
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Monday, November 20, 2006 16:04 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am the Field Researcher for the Holocaust Archives at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. We would like to talk to concentration camp liberators in your division (anyone who saw firsthand conditions in the camps) if that person is now living in South Carolina or has a South Carolina connection. Please contact me at 864-232-4480 or ktann@charter.net. Thank you. Karen Tannenbaum
254) Joyce Wilkins Kerstan 
Location:
Paso Robles, CA Location
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Saturday, November 18, 2006 17:28 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Capt. Chester Doyle Wilkins was KIA on 3/31/45. He was with the 41st Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division. I was born on 2/12/45. He was overseas when I was born. Does anyone recall him?

My thanks to all the soldiers for preserving our freedom and our country.

mart janssen Monday, June 11, 2007 07:58
Dear Mrs Wilkins-Kerstan,
I adopted your fathers grave in the Netherlands. Please could you contact me?
I sent you an e-mail but didn't receive an answer.

Gerald D. Bean Jr. Friday, December 18, 2009 21:17
T-4Ralph Berry(my grandfather) was on the tank with Cpt.Wilkins March 31,1945 in Fulda, Germany. My grandfather was wouned and took command of the tank and returned to an aid station to try and save him. Please call or e-mail(207)645-9780 or gdbean@beeline-online.net Gerald Bean Jr. Wilton Me.
253) Peter Mehlhorn 
Location:
Germany Location
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 20:06 Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear WW II veterans, please help me to find out info on grandfather. He has been a catain of the Wehrmacht and CO of a artillery battery. At the 14th of april in 1945 his battery was placed near Bayreuth. By recognizing Sherman tanks he ordered to stop the fire and so he has become a POW. That`s all he told me. Perhaps anyone can remember and has info about the place and the particular circumstances. I`d really appreciate it. Thank you. Peter Mehlhorn
252) James W. Schmid 
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 13:53 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Walter F. Schmid served as a Mortar Gunner (607). Today is the 64th anniversary of the day he entered active duty (Nov 11, 1942). He recieved his Purple Heart on Dec 29, 1944 due to his feet being frozen. He died in April 1997. He spoke very little about his service and never attended any of the reunions, but I know that he was proud of his service.
251) Eric M. Deutchman 
Location:
Westfield, New Jersey Location
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 03:52 Write a comment Send E-mail

My dad, Pfc. Frank Deutchman, 11AD, 22nd Tk Bn, Co. A, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 from colon cancer. He was 84. He often spoke of his experiences in Acul, Houffalize, Andernach, Prum, Beyreuth, Fulda, Zella Mellis, Gmunden, Linz, to name a few. He was almost cut in half when he jumped under a truck while on his way to the tree line to pee while bed check charlie straffed him. I miss him terribly and appreciate the efforts he and his buddies made for our freedom.
250) jake burkey 
Location:
Avondale PA Location
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:23 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hey i was wondering if anyone new my grandfather Roy Burkey it was part of the medical outfit.... they were "captured" in one of the later battles of the buldge but released after they attended to the wounded german soldiers
249) Joaquin G. madril 
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I visited looking for any pics where my father may have been. He was wounded by a sniper bullet in December 1944. He died at a hospital on December 31. He was a proud member of the 11 Armored Division, 63rd AIB. He is burried in The National Cemetary at Luxemburg. His name was as mine; Joaquin Madril
248) Bonita Donaldson 
Location:
Burnsville, MN Location
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Saturday, October 21, 2006 22:29 Write a comment

I am looking to communicate with any surviving veteran who may have fought with my father, Wayne L. Lee, Tank Sergeant of 42nd Battalion of the 11th armored division. I would like to learn more specifically the concentration camps his unit my have been a part of liberating.

Dan O'Brien Tuesday, November 21, 2006 01:34
Bonita:
We can post your message request in our newsletter, the Thunderbolt. However, we will need to have your email address in order to respond to you. Web Site Editor.
247) Roberta L Thoms 
Location:
Stanwood WA Location
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 22:17 Write a comment Send E-mail

Can anyone give me any information on the author of Vocklabruck-Austria..Resume..Independence Day,1945. My dad is very interested in finding out. He served in the 11th Armored Division as a Medic and was a liasion between CCA HQ's and 81st Medic HQ's. He is Sgt Clarence LeMaster. Any info anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.
246) Nicola Dunn 
Location:
Gallneukirchen Location
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Monday, October 16, 2006 14:35 Write a comment Send E-mail

We are an English couple now living in Gallneukirchen, just outside Linz. We would like to know about the 11th armoured and its deployment here, we believe there was a pow camp here and also a dp camp. If anyone remembers the area or wants any specific photos we would love to hear from you.
245) anna rosmus 
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MD Location
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 17:37 Write a comment Send E-mail

(245) I was born in 1960 and lived most of my live where the National Socialism was concocted. I attended the secondary school Hitler's brother attended, and where Himmler was teaching. I excelled in history without having ever heard about the Third Reich or it's Passau precursor. Susequently, I dedicated my life to fill in those blanks, and I continue to have survivors and liberators honored in numerous cities. In 1995, I planned and organized the first big anniversary trip back "home", with three buses from the 71st Division. They marched parallel to you, on the other bank of the Danube. In 2005 and 2006, I arranged similar trips for vets from the XX corps.
Next spring, I will accompany another group.
If you or somebody else who served in the XII or XX corps during WWII, you are most welcome to join us. We will begin in Landshut on April 18 (taken by the 99th), go to Straubing, Deggendorf and Metten before we switch to 11th territory.. on our way to Linz; most will add a few days to visit Budweis and Prague as well.
If you care to know more about that trip for vets, feel free to contact me. You will also find more in my books WINTERGREEN or AGAINST THE STREAM, both University of Carolina Press. My book OUT OF PASSAU begins with the 26th Infantry entering Passau - where the 11th had just cleared the way. It ends with my plans for the 65th to return as VIPs. They forced Passau to surrender...
Best wishes, Anna
244) Barton J. Cahill 
Location:
Moorhead, MN Location
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Thursday, September 21, 2006 15:13 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, James D. Cahill, was in Company B 55th Armored Infintry Battalion 11th Armored Division. Does anybody remember him or have any information about his time in the service?
243) Wm.T. Ripley 
Location:
Indiana Location
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Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:59 Write a comment Send E-mail

I'm doing some research on the German Volkssturm, and would like some input from veterans if possible. If you had contact with a Volkssturm member during the war, could you drop me a line at snafu947@yahoo.com? I've got some questions I'd like to ask you. Thanks in advance.

Wm.T. Ripley
242) Sharon Derner 
Location:
vermont Location
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Friday, September 15, 2006 14:29 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am trying to find out more information on my father, Donald Abeling. He would have been 17 when he joined up 1943. I believe he was an MP for a while. I do know that he was in Germany, France and possibly Belgium. He always spoke of "staying in a champange factory" with quite the twinkle in his eye. I believe it was in Germany or maybe France. Any information on him would be wonderful. He was from Amsterdam, NY when he joined and went overseas.
Thanks for any help. God bless
241) Dale Zanardelli 
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Saturday, September 9, 2006 07:43 Write a comment Send E-mail

The new 11th Armored Division Association Constitution and By-Laws are located here:

http://www.11tharmoreddivision.com/i_bulletinboard.html#constitution
240) Jennifer Rumage 
Location:
Louisville, KY Location
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Wednesday, September 6, 2006 23:15 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi! My Great-Uncle John Rumage was in 42nd Tank Battalion, C Company. He was KIA on Jan. 1, 1945. I would love to talk to anyone that may have known him or know about events surrounding that day. Thanks for the website to honor so many heroes!!
239) vic shayne 
Location:
boulder, colorado Location
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Wednesday, September 6, 2006 12:57 Write a comment Send E-mail

I came across this website while doing research on a book that I am writing with Holocaust survivor Martin Small, former inmate of Mauthausen concenration camp. I have a great amount of respect and gratitude for the brave men who liberated this camp and who fought and died for an ideal. They are America's finest and they make me proud.

On behalf of my friend, Martin Small, I want to thank Jim Curry, member of the 11th who helped save his life by carrying his frail body from the barracks so that he could be counted among the living.
238) Alfred F. Gisonti 
Location:
Bound Brook, New Jersey Location
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Tuesday, September 5, 2006 12:34 Write a comment Send E-mail

I was a member of the 151 Armored Signal. It was a part of the 11th Armor Division. If any would like to talk about the old times please email my daughter inlaw.. and I will email you back. Thanks.
237) marvin bishop 
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Aiken, SC Location
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Monday, September 4, 2006 21:32 Write a comment Send E-mail

Don't know how the emixup happened, but my entry should have read:

My dad was Pfc. James M. Bishop, DOW 24April45 near Tittling, Germany

Marvin Bishop

Uwe Eder Send E-mail Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:41
Dear Mr. Bishop,
I life in Tittling and often visit the Site, where your father lost his Life. It is always a sad Moment to see the small memory-cross with a Picture of him.As i know, he was one of the latest victims in ww2 in H├â┬Ârmannsdorf/Tittling.
All the best for you and your Family
Best Regards
Uwe Eder
236) James V. Roberts 
Location:
Morris NY Location
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Monday, September 4, 2006 19:13 Write a comment Send E-mail

Anyone on here remember my father?
He was a Sgt, Edward "Red" Roberts and
commanded a tank, but I don't know which battalion. I'm hoping someone here
remembers him and can provide some info.
I do remember his unit having a little dog as a mascot that would smoke cigarettes....
Thanx.
235) Pamela Magee 
Location:
Oklahoma City Location
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(235) My father was Lois W. Magee, Staff Sgt. 11th Armored Div, 42 Tank Bat Company A. He was from Oklahoma. He was in Battle of Bulge, I have some pics and info. He received 2 purple hearts but there was no record of them. He passed away in 1985. Would love to hear from anyone that may have known him. His daughter
234) Tamara (Sutton) Livingston 
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Harrison, AR Location
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 08:40 Write a comment Send E-mail

(234) The picture is of my father, Kenneth Sutton. He was T/Sgt in the 11th Armored, 22nd Tank BN, "D" Co. I am looking for anyone who was in that unit/company. My dad remembers only a very few names, but two he did remember are John Gamble, and Silvio Magnani (from NJ?) If anyone knows anyone from my dad's unit, please contact me. I am trying to make my dad a remembrance.
233) Warren G.MacDonald 
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Jupiter, FL Location
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Thursday, August 17, 2006 19:12 Write a comment Send E-mail

God bless the 11th Armored Division troopers for all they have done in WW II.

My father served with the 740th Field Artillery Battalion, 12th Army Group, 3rd Army, supporting the 2nd ID and 106th ID at the St. Vith - Poteau area during the Bulge and later the 11th A D.

Anyone out there familiar with the 740t FA Bn, Battery B?

Bill Hanna Saturday, December 23, 2006 10:14
Warren, I have just come across your posting and I am also looking for info on the 740th FA. My father, William F. Hanna, Jr., was a medic with the 740th from, I believe, the time it went overseas until after VE Day. He was at the Bulge, etc. Any place I should begin to look about the 740th? Thanks.
Bill Hanna
Taunton, MA

Warren G. MacDonald Thursday, January 25, 2007 17:36
Bill:
Just read your note re your dad. I have a short roster of the Med Corps:
Capt. Luke G. Garrett Jr surgeon
S/Sgt John B. Worthmann Medic
Sgt Francis X. Cleary Medic
Pfc Lindsey R. Taylor Medic
Pvt Robert E. Coine Medic

I will add your dad to the roster.

I am researching the 740th FA and hope to develop a book. Stay in touch.

Warren

Joe McCarthy Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:18
Warren MacDonald
Warren , I had the opportunity to read your posting and my father was a member of Battery b, 740 th/ artillery .Please get in touch with me via the e-mail. Ireland47@comcast.net
joe mccarthy

Barbara Schober Sunday, January 4, 2009 10:15
Warren, My Father, Daniel Sidor, served in Battery C of the 740th FA. He went overseas on 6/22/44 and served until 12/45. He fought at St. Vith and the Battle of the Bulge. Please let me know when your book is available. Thanks
232) JUDY SMITH 
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clarksville tennessee Location
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Thursday, August 10, 2006 22:15 Write a comment Send E-mail

keep our troop safe
god bless and thank you for my freedom
231) Marvin Bishop 
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AIken, SC Location
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Thursday, August 3, 2006 22:30 Write a comment Send E-mail

I had the privilege of hosting Capt. Elmore Fabrick and his wife to lunch the other day, and it was an honorable experience! Capt. Fabrick is 90 yrs young and is a prefect gentleman and his wife Mary is also a wonderful person. He gave me a copy of CO. B's history which I shall treasure. My Dad was Pfc. James M. Bishop, A21AIB, DOW 4April45, Tittling, Germany.

Best wishes to all 11th AD personnel.
230) NORMAN "DALE" MILLER 
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HARTVILLE, MISSOURI Location
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Wednesday, August 2, 2006 21:24 Write a comment Send E-mail

I WAS IN THE 91ST CALVARY RECON SQUADRON WHEN I FIRST WENT TO CAMP POLK IN 1942, WHICH WAS LATER REORGANIZED TO THE 41ST CALVARY RECON SQUADRON MECHANIZED.I HELPED CONSTRUCT THE INFILTRATION COURSE AT CAMP POLK.I WAS A SGT. IN TROOP "A" FIRST PLATOON.I WAS WITH THE 41ST UNTIL JAN 14TH 1945 WHERE I WAS INJURED AT LONGSCHAMPS, BELGUIM, WHICH WAS THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE.I WAS ON THE 41ST FOOTBALL TEAM AT CAMP POLK AND CAMP BARKLEY.DISCHARGED OCT.3 1945 AT FT LEWIS WASHINGTON.MY POST WAR EMPLOYMENT WAS FOR THE US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, US MARSHAL SERVICE.I WILL HAVE MY 83RD BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH THE 12TH OF AUGUST. I ENJOY THE NEWSLETTER AND WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO MAY KNOW ME.

David Moorhead Monday, June 29, 2009 13:50
My father (James F. Moorhead) served in the 41st Cavalry Rocon Squadron, Troop C. He was seriously injured on March 25, 1945 near Hauffalize, Belgium. It would be interesting to know if you new of my Dad. He recovered from his injuries and was discharged in May 1946. He died in 1979.
229) Robert R. Narup 
Location:
St. Louis, Mo Location
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I'm trying to trace my grandfather's service through WWII. I know he was in the Battle of the Bulge and was a bazooka man. That's all he ever told us. If anyone knew Robert P. "Bob" Narup from St. Louis please contact me.
228) Andreas Reinl 
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AUSTRIA Location
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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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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 04:40 Write a comment Send E-mail

May God bless you all that have served and sacrificed for this great nation.
203) Dave Berryman 
Location:
Stroudsburg, PA. Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 06:45 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 Location
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 01:03 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 Location
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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 Location
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Wednesday, November 30, 2005 12:03 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 Location
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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 Location
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Sunday, November 13, 2005 07:57 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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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Friday, October 14, 2005 16:05 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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Monday, September 12, 2005 16:12 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 Location
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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 Location
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Tuesday, September 6, 2005 09:25 Write a comment Send E-mail

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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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 Location
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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. Location
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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.
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