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708) Jack Sunday 
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Friday, November 11, 2016 13:51 Write a comment Send E-mail

Lester R Sunday 11th Armored 22nd Tank passed away on October 27th, 2015. He survived the Bulge and raised a family.
Would love to hear from anyone who knew him.
707) LT Patrick Horton, USCG 
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:00 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather PFC Chester Horton was in A Co. 42nd Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Div. and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for Valor in combat. He died at age 32 in 1949 and orphaned my father and his siblings. I never got to meet PFC Horton (grandpa), but I served in the US Army (enlisted) and continue serving in the US Coast Guard. If anyone who served with him, or has pictures from that era who can ID him and send me pictures of him I would appreciate it!
See him listed here as Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient: http://www.11tharmoreddivision.com/history/42nd_tank_battalion_hist.htm
706) Aike James 
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Saturday, July 23, 2016 14:00 Write a comment Send E-mail

Goodday,

I'm looking for information about Charles K Richardson from Virginia. He was with the 778th Tank Battalion and died in France after the war (September, 1945)His serialnumber was: 35762371
705) Anthony Sterlacci 
Location:
NJ
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 13:30 Write a comment Send E-mail

My name is Anthony Sterlacci. My grandfather was Tech Sgt. Thomas
Sterlacci. He served with the 11th armored during ww2. I am trying to
find out what type of a tank he drove.

He drove a sherman for the 41st Batallion company A commander. I heard
he drove a sherman but he said that towards the end of the war that "we"
I dont know if this is shermans in general or his tank specifically) got
a 90mm cannon.

I now suspect that he actually drove a, m10 (or) m18 then M36 tank
destroyer. This was supported by another story my Aunt heard that my
grandfather drove a tank destroyer.

This brings be to my question. Is there a way to directly look up what
tank/ tank destroyer he drove?

Thank You
704) Jonathan Williams 
Location:
Leominster Massachusetts
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Monday, June 6, 2016 17:43 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi there, I'm writing in hopes someone may have pictures o the guy's in A co. 21st AIB , 11th AD. My grandfather, James S Williams and I have had many talks of his service in WWII. Please feel free to contact me, and my grandfather anytime, as he remembers quite a bit. Thank you for all your service and support.
978-549-5992
703) Terra 
Location:
Boonooroo Plains
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Monday, June 6, 2016 02:22 Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you so much for sharing your great website.
702) David Vidmar 
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Saturday, May 28, 2016 16:38 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, Dave Vidmar, here. My dad Joseph A Vidmar was with the 63 armored infantry, company C of the Thunderbolts. He was awarded the Bronze Star in 2005. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife, Helen, with his family in the neighborhood. He was originally from Cleveland, Ohio. If anyone remembers Joe, who was the accordion playing skinny Sargent....write him at josephvidmar@gmail.com

Thanks for your service,
David Vidmar
701) Niko 
Location:
Bad Staffelstein
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Sunday, April 3, 2016 09:49 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello 11th Armored Division Members,

I think my grandfather was captured by your Division as a POW.
It was on the 11th or 12th April 1945 in a town called "Staffelstein" next to "Coburg" and "Bamberg".
Are there some documents which german Wehrmacht-units were captured by the US or something like that? Are there maybe more pictures from the time of 11th or 12th of April 1945?

The unit could be the 41th tank company, because they were capturing Coburg.

Best regards
700) John Franco 
Location:
Martinez, CA.
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Friday, March 4, 2016 14:25 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Dad is ninety (90) years old. He's visiting me in Martinez, CA. (Bay Area). He was in Patton's Third Army, 11th Armoured Division. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Are there any survivors in the Bay Area that were in the 11th. Please call me at (925) 323-8500. Thanks, John
699) Roger S. H. Schulman 
Location:
California
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Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:10 Write a comment Send E-mail

(699) Do you have a connection with the 55th Armored Infantry Battalion? I am writing a book for Regan Arts, to be distributed by Simon & Schuster, about my parents' wartime correspondence. My father was Hyman I. Schulman, who served in that battalion (Company A, CCR) and later became a chaplain's assistant. Whether you knew him personally or just served in his vicinity, I'd appreciate knowing about your experience (or that of your loved one). Please write me at ohrogerchester@gmail.com
698) Dale Zanardelli 
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 14:19 Write a comment Send E-mail

(698) Richard “Dick” McCoy, born 31 Aug 1921, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Alliance Center for Health Care where he lived in skilled nursing since October 5th, 2015, at the age of 94. Dick had adjusted from his independent living to skilled nursing during this time while also suffering numerous physical setbacks. He succumbed to these on Saturday and passed into the presence of the Lord, his faith sustaining him into his very last breath. He is survived by two sons, Jim and Bill.

Dick McCoy was born in Marvell, Arkansas, the oldest of three sons to Finis and Lucy McCoy. He grew up in Little Rock Arkansas and enlisted in the United States Army war effort in 1941 as a Private, making the rank of 1st Sergeant within two years. He was commissioned to the Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Infantry and subsequently transferred into the Armor Branch. He deployed into Europe arriving at Cherbourg, France, in December 1944 with the 44th Tank Battalion, the 11th Armored Division, of the 3rd US Army and was thrust into combat in the now infamous Battle of the Bulge, as part of Gen Patton’s relief Armor columns, and follow-on operations in Europe until the cessation of combat operations in the summer of 1945. During the war he was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Dick and Jo-Rean (Griggs) McCoy were married just after World War II. Their early marriage was filled with the excitement of Company Command where Dick Commanded the Delta Company, 3rd Infantry, the Tomb Guard, at Arlington National Cemetery. After his command assignment, he deployed again to combat in Korea for two years as part of the Army’s Intervention Campaigns in Korea during 1950-1951 advising the Korean Army’s Combat Operations while his young bride stayed at home with their young son. Returning home, Dick was assigned as an instructor at the Armor School, and graduated from the Army’s Command & General Staff College. He worked at Operations, US Army Europe Headquarters and afterwards took Command of the 3rd Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, from 1961-1963. He was afterwards promoted to Colonel and retired from active duty in 1969 with 28 years of service. His few are known as the “Mustang Colonels” who enlisted and rose to that rank without college education. He graduated from the University of Maryland while stationed at Pentagon G4, and earned his MBA at Rollins College, Winter Park, Maryland in his retirement.

His life was shaped by many influences, the greatest of which was the death of his oldest son Donnie, who died as a young boy of nine, in the Army’s Heidelberg Hospital in Germany, in 1958. This shook Dad greater than any of his military operations to date. Dedicating his life to his faith in Christ, Dick began on his Christian journey with the same dedication as he had given to his military career. He became an active member of the Officer’s Christian Fellowship. His wife Jo was engaged along with him in Army Chapel programs helping to shape the faith of many military families and children at Army installations where they lived. For years growing up in the Army, both sons Jim and Bill were exposed to military officers and their spouses having Bible Studies in their home. Dick led his family in faith and without any formal education than self-study, taught Sunday School and became an Elder in the First Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Orlando, Florida. He also began a Bible Study in his home in Deltona, Florida, which eventually grew into the current Deltona Alliance Church.

During Retirement, Dick and Jo were active both in the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and in the Gideon’s International. Dick spent the past 15 years of his life living in Deland, FL, where he continued his leadership as President of the Gideon Camp. He and his camp served at the County Jail where during this period they logged over 25,000 prayers of faith by inmates. Dick was always engaged in his work of faith until health failed him and he curtailed his role due to health at the age of 92. He is survived by his two sons; Jim and spouse Nancy from Tennessee, and Bill and spouse Carol from South Carolina, and by five grandchildren, Nathan and Joel, Ian & spouse Liz, Chad and spouse Jess, and Brenna and spouse Victor. Eight Great Grandchildren follow from these parents.
He will be buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, where his wife Jo Rean is currently buried and where he once Commanded as a young Captain.

Condolences may be sent to 50 Veranda Lane, Blythewood, SC 29016
697) Milo Beman III 
Location:
Chicago
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 16:56 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello 11th Armored Division Members,

My father Milo Jr was in the 11th Armored Division and was injured on May 5th, 1945 near Linz, Austria. My Dad has long passed and never liked to speak too much about the war. Does anyone have any details of the injury and the occurrences that you could share with me? It would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Milo Beman III
696) Webmaster 
Location:
USA
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:34 Write a comment Send E-mail

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695) John H.Rasinski 
Location:
Baltimore Md.21230
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Friday, December 25, 2015 22:36 Write a comment Send E-mail

Ineed some infromation on John H.Rasinski he was with B Company ofthr 21st Armored Division.Iam his son John I also was in the service US Navy,Honable discharge.It whould be really fullfilling if you could shed come light on his duties. Or about where he was seeing action. Thankful
694) John H.Rasinski 
Location:
Baltimore Md.21230
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Friday, December 25, 2015 22:06 Write a comment Send E-mail

Please help me to get some infor for my dad who passed away on Aug.1974.He lived in Baltimore Md 21230 1138 cooksie st.He was with B Company of the 21# Armored Division.Iam his son as in manny he did not relate to his time in the service.I also was in the service navy with honable discharge,please try and get me some info.
693) John H.Rasinski 
Location:
Baltimore Md.21230
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Friday, December 25, 2015 21:49 Write a comment Send E-mail

Can you please find some infro.for John H Rasinski.Baltimore Md 21230 He was with B company ofthe 21# Armored infantry Division.Iam his son and he did not relate to the time that he was in the war,whitch i can unstand.If you do please email.
692) John Gaustad Jr. 
Location:
Weed, CA
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My father, John (Jack) Gaustad was an officer in the 11th A.D. He rarely talked about the war. He passed and went to Arlington a few years ago at age 92. Stayed in the Army for 32 years. I know he had a Bronze Star, Silver star and Purple Heart, but don't know the details. I found this site looking for the history of the 11th A.D. and to see if he was in it. Not much luck on him but plenty of history. Thanks!
691) Willie Brown 
Location:
Powhatan Point, Ohio
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 13:40 Write a comment Send E-mail

(691) Wish I would have found this site while he was still alive. My dad was a member of a small group of soldiers that liberated the Mauthhausen Concentration camp. His name was Homer E. Brown and he was a PVT. in the 11th armored at the time.
690) Nancy Shaughnessy 
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I have photos taken by my father-in-law, John Shaughnessy, a soldier from the 11th Armored Division. These names are on the back of them:

Joe Buck Trevaskis
Doening
Him
Altman
Johnson
Schertz
Heagle
Schertz
Laurence Mac Donald

The spelling may not be quite right on a few of these.
689) Jim Denney 
Location:
FL
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Saturday, October 17, 2015 16:30 Write a comment Send E-mail

My uncle Joseph Beck died Sunday 10/11/15 at the age of 94.
He was with the 11th Div at the battle of the bulge. Don't know what other actins he was involved in as he didn't talk about his experiences.
688) Grunt 
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 13:12 Write a comment Send E-mail

Giving a shout out for my Father inlaw he's 85 he was a cook for 42nd armor'd division in Texas his mind not well any old timers Remember Jimmy Kallo's He kept ur belly full !!!
687) john Meyer 
Location:
Chicago,il
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Looking for info on Gerald A. Meyer (My Father)-he was in 11th Armored Division-55th Armored Infantry Batalion (ThunderBolts)-as a Rifleman.He passed away in 1975-so he never said anything about the war.I have some paper work & a Purple Heart he recieved from shrapnel and Threnchfoot.Also some books he had on the ThunderBolts.Some old notes where he mentioned Bastogne on 12-6-1944.Injured 2-6-1945
Any info,pictures.etc. would be fantastic
Thanks Sincerely
686) Connor Settlemires 
Location:
Tennessee
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 18:48 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello, I am a 12 year old boy trying to find all of the patches and insignia from the different companies and groups my family served in. I am currently looking for information on my Great Uncle Charles Stoops. He was killed in a mine field in Luxembourg during the battle of the Bulge. Can anyone help me out with some information on his company. He served in B company of the 56th armored engineers. Thanks in advance for your time.
685) Keaton McCarthy 
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 00:34 Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking for info on Frederick (Mac) F. McCarthy. 41st tank battalion, company D. Mac enlisted at the age of 16 or 17 (lied about his age). He was from New York and moved to Washington state after the war, then ended up in Wisconsin. He was good friends with Manley Boss (Florida) and they are the ones who wrote the diary on this page under OUR HISTORY -> THUNDERBOLT UNIT HISTORY ->41st Tank Battalion, Company D, Combat Diary. I believe he made his way up to a Tank Commander,but am not positive until I can confirm with my dad. I was Mac's first grandson and am from Madison, WI and currently live in Minneapolis, MN. I Was too young to discuss much about the war with my grandfather who passed away about a decade ago. My dad is knowledgeable about his father's war efforts, but I would like to hear more info / any stories anybody may have. Thank you
684) Steve Coates 
Location:
England
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May I ask if a photo exists of either the Fi 156 (or indeed the pilot and his passenger) which landed at Cham during the evening of 23 April 1945 ? The pilot was a gentleman called Heinz Lex who was flying from Berlin to South Germany to rejoin his unit at Ainring.

I'd welcome hearing from anyone with anything on this incident.
steven.coates1@btinternet.com
683) Michael Margeotes 
Location:
PA
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Friday, July 24, 2015 08:00 Write a comment Send E-mail

Looking for info on how and where in Germany Ralph J. DePrisco was killed on March 29, 1945. He was in Company C, 42nd Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division. Also looking for type of tank he was assigned to.
682) William Finical 
Location:
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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To Joe Carey, son of Capt Carey of the 490th AFA.....several years ago,you posted a picture of you Dad and 3 Lts that you invited to dinner in New York while awaiting deployment to England from Camp Dix. The Lt on your Dads immediate left in the picture is Lt. John H Cunningham, KIA 5 Jan in the Battle of the Bulge. He is from a distinguished family from Natchitoches, Louisiana. His youngest son, Dr. Gary Cunningham(whom he never got to see)is the Past Chairman of the Dept of OB/Gyn, University of Texas, HSC-Dallas Texas. Gary is very interested in finding out as much as he can about his father. Thanks, Bill Finical, Natchitoches, LA
681) Darren Neely 
Location:
Maryland
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:12 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi there- great website! I am looking for signal corps photos from WW2 to be used my multi-volume book set on us army photos from ww2. I know the 11th AD had their own divisional photographers in addition to guys from the signal corps companies. What happened to the official division photos?

thanks
680) John P Campora Jr 
Location:
Louisiana
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Monday, June 15, 2015 15:42 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am the son of a past president of the 11th Armored Division Association. I'm wondering if there are any other children of the association members that attended the annual conventions. Please feel free to contact me. I would like to discuss ways to honor these brave veterans, our fathers.
679) Michael Liebau 
Location:
Ft. Myers, FL
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Hello. I'm looking for information on my grandfather Everett A. Clark. He was private first class in the 63rd Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division. He was killed in action on January 01, 1945 and is buried in Luxembourg American Cemetery. I am particularly interested in learning exactly how he was killed, but am also interested in communicating with soldiers that knew him. Thank you!
678) Wendy Holden 
Location:
United Kingdom
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 04:07 Write a comment Send E-mail

I wanted to let your members know about my book, Born Survivors, published May 5 in the US and 18 other countries which tells the incredible story of three babies born in the Holocaust who were liberated at Mauthausen by the 11th Armored Division in May 1945. After surviving Auschwitz and seven months of slave labor under the murderous Nazi regime, their mothers who each weighed less than 70lbs gave birth to their 3lb babies over two weeks towards the end of the war. They would all have died where it not for the Thunderbolts. The book mentions Sgt Albert Kosiek, Major Harold Stacy and Medic LeRoy Petersohn among others. All three babies will be marking their 70th birthdays with me in the Austrian camp on May 9/10 and have given me their blessing, as have the families of the three servicemen. The North American book launch will be at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 PM. I shall be there to introduce these three incredible survivors. Tickets are available in advance from the museum on 847.967.4800 or via their website at hwww.ilholocaustmuseum.org/pages/programs/events/ I hope to see some of you there. Wendy Holden

Katherine Keena Send E-mail Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:29
I have put it on my Gooreads to read list. My grandfather, Robert G. Lowe, was in the 11th.
677) Heidi Lerner 
Location:
Palo Alto, CA
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 14:42 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has a copy of ht official register of the 11th Dvision or the 11th Division Assocition. If so, I would be very happy to have a copy faxed, scanned or e-mail to me. Please feel free to contact me if you do at lerner@stanford.edu. Thank you, Heidi Lerner
My father's name is supposed to appear on it and I am very eager to see it.
676) dj 
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Does anyone remember my father-in-law Clyde Burgard. 11th Armored Division. He started at fort Polk in Louisiana. He did mapping. He mentioned once being in the group that opened the concentration camp. He may have been 41st recon squadron but that is just my guess from connecting a few readings.
Thank you for insight. He has been gone for several years and I hope to learn the story of his service. Thank you all for your service.
675) nick davis 
Location:
United States
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 19:21 Write a comment Send E-mail

Association members,
i am writing a thesis on James J Menousek
a medic , any one please contact me on his awards of the purple heart and the 2 bronze stars he was awarded, thank you all for your service and time
god bless
Nick
674) Carol Farmer 
Location:
Michigian
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This is a correction on another message I left on 8/5/12. My grandfather Wilmer Farmer was transfer from tank div. to 5th div. reconnaissance. Enlisted around June/July 1944 and got out around feb 1945. Received Purple Heart and if re-inlisted would have received other Purple Heart. I have few picture of him in combat field with other solders and with there jeeps and guns in woods and in small town near old big wagon wheel next to a cottage like building.
673) KEN 
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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

Amy Spiker Send E-mail Wednesday, April 1, 2015 21:41
Ken, my father is still living in Wyoming and he served at the same time in the 63rd AIB, Company C. He did not remember your uncle but he pulled out all of his paperwork and found information on your uncle. They did indeed serve together though my father didn't know him personally. Feel free to send an email if you want any information.
672) Tommy Brightwell 
Location:
Mayodan NC
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I am looking for those who knew my father:
T/4 Lonnie B Brightwell
Company D 42nd Tank Batt

He came to Reunions until he died in 1996. Unfortunetly his files containing the names and addresses of his friends was lost. I would like to meet and talk to those who served with him or who served with his group.
671) Cynthia Locke Bownds 
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Monday, January 5, 2015 22:21 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, John Childress Locke, was an interpreter in Company A, 56th Armored Engineer Battalion. If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.
670) Steve Butler 
Location:
Argyle, TX
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(670) I'm looking for anyone who might have known my uncle John Butler. He was from Aurora, IL and went by "Jack". He was in Company C of 21st Armored Division. He died near Foy in early 1945.
669) Dawn Kridel 
Location:
Wooster Ohio
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My name is Dawn Kridel and my father Joseph Harold Lawecki served with the 11th armored division. He was from Toledo Ohio and stayed in Gmunden Austria after the war at a recreation center for 8 months. He talked about having dances twice a week at the center and putting on parties for the children. Also, the soldiers somehow decorated a Christmas tree and pulled it into Lake Traunsee. He passed on June 22nd 2010. Does anyone have pictures or remember hearing similar stories?
668) Timothy Fallon 
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Hutchinson Minnesota
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Hello I am researching my Uncle Richard Fallon, he was KIA on 1 Jan 1945. Uncle Richard was in the 11th Armored Division 42nd Armored Tank Battalion, Company D. He was a Private and a Gunner First Class according to what I have found so far. What I am looking for is were exactly was he killed (near what town or village). Who was his commander and what kind of tank is was assigned to. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Pat Nichols Send E-mail Sunday, January 4, 2015 21:09
My name is Pat and my father was a tank commander in the same outfit. At the end of the war he received a map showing the route they had traveled. This also has some recorded dates as to where they were. Location #4 on the map is dated December 29,1944 - Belgium. #5 on the map is dated New Years Day is marked at the town of Bercheux. I have a photo of this map that is very easy to read, and I will email it to you if you send me your email address. my address patj1965@hotmail.com
667) Glenn Riggs 
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My grandfather was Glenn E Riggs and I believe that he was a Capt in the 11th Armored Division. My grandfather died when I was young and never talked about his experiences in World War II with me. I do know that he was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, but that is about all. I was wondering if anyone knew him and/or could confirm that he was indeed a Captain in this Division. Thank you for your time.
666) george hatfield 
Location:
gainesville ga.
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i am asking if anyone remembers my dad he drove a half track was in the battle of the bulge,i lost my oldest brother who had a lot of info lost took to his grave, dads name was garland 'bill' hatfield, he had a guy on his crew name of dillio that he talked about.
665) John Mustarde 
Location:
Paris, Texas
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Sunday, December 14, 2014 21:40 Write a comment Send E-mail

Anyone with memoirs of serving with Robert Mustarde (Bob), or family familiar with my dad Bob, would be welcome contacts. Robert Mustarde served in the 41st Tank Batallion of the 11th Armored as a tank driver. He is mentioned once in the article on this website entitled "A-41st Tank Battalion" as the tank driver serving with "S/Sgt Decker of the second platoon", during the incident at the next small village shortly after his company passed thru Wehr.

I would like to know which command he served with (CCA, CCB or CCR)and his rank and platoon and anything else of small or large import. All I have is a few photos of him and some buddies in the few days after war's end before they were shipped home.

He served as the President of the 11th Armored association for 1991. He is listed as from San Antonio, but he never lived there; during most of his years in Texas he lived in Fort Worth, on the west side just off Camp Bowie Boulevard, a few yards from the former site of the big WWI Army facility called Camp Bowie.

Dan O'Brien Send E-mail Tuesday, December 16, 2014 19:13
John:
Your dad did serve in Company A, 41st Tank Battalion. During combat, the 41TK was assigned to Combat Command A, under the command of General Willard Holbrook. I do not know his rank, but presume he was a sergeant.

Anthony Sterlacci Send E-mail Tuesday, August 2, 2016 11:29
Hi, my grandfather was Thomas Sterlacci. He was the driver for the company commander in company A of the 41st tank battalion. Perhaps they knew each other.
664) Mike Whoolery 
Location:
canonsburg pa
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Does anyone remember my grandfather John Rasisnki from baltimore Md? He was with B co of the 21 armored infantry division. He passed away before I was born and would like to know more about his service during the war. Any info would be greatly appreciated and I can be reached by email. Thanks
663) Cory Jenks 
Location:
Tucson,AZ
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My grandfather, Burton Feldman, served in the 56th Armored Engineers, A Company from the Battle of the Bulge through the end of the war. He rarely discussed his time in the service, though we were very close and he opened up to me on a couple occasions regarding an incident where he was thrown from his half-track after hitting a mine. My grandfather passed away in 2009, but after recently searching through the company history as well as his Bronze Star citation and battlefield commission, my interest in his time spent in the service has rekindled. If there are any members who served with "Bert" that could provide any information on him or his his good friend, Robert "Bob" Brancaglione, who was KIA would be wonderful.
Cory

Cory.Jenks@gmail.com
662) Nancy Marella 
Location:
United States
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Monday, November 3, 2014 11:35 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father, Walter J. Henneman served in the 11th Armored Division. He was a corporal.
He passed October 6, 1995. He talked about serving in the Battle of the Bulge. Does anyone remember him or served with him? I would love to hear about my father and stories of his time there. You can get in touch with me via e-mail. Thank you
661) Catherine McAllister Hedrick 
Location:
New Braunfel, TX
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Monday, October 20, 2014 11:16 Write a comment Send E-mail

Just researching my grandfather's (Woodson McAllister Sr.) military service with the 11th Armored. He is still spry as ever at 92 years young but hasn't been able to travel to the yearly reunion in a few years. Having these stories and history is important to honoring our vets and pass my grandfather's story on to his great-grandsons.
660) Daniel Pittman 
Location:
Florida
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Sunday, October 19, 2014 13:59 Write a comment Send E-mail

I'm trying to find out if anyone remembers my Grandfather, Edward Pittman. He was a member of the 21st Armored Infantry Battalion according to the site secretary, I do not know what company or platoon he served in, any information would be appreciated, thanks
659) Ailsa Sopko Tessier 
Location:
Raleigh, NC
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:28 Write a comment Send E-mail

My dad was George Sopko from Taylor, PA (outside Scranton). He served in WWII in the 11th armored division, and was part of the group that liberated Mauthausen. I have several pictures he sent to my mother (then his sweetheart) with heartbreaking notes on the backs. I would be very interested to know if anyone recognizes his name and/or has a family member who served with him. Thank you.
658) Wendy Holden 
Location:
United Kingdom
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Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:27 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am a British author who is writing a Holocaust memoir to be published next year. In the course of my research I have come across several members of your division, especially those who helped to save the life of three mothers and their babies in Mauthausen concentration camp at the end of the war. I have made contact with the families of the late LeRoy ‘Pete’ Petersohn and with Maj Harold Stacy but I would be interested in speaking to any veterans or their families who might be able to tell me anything they can recall about babies in the camp.
I am working closely with ‘babies’ Hana Berger-Moran, Eva Clarke, and Mark Olsky and their relatives but would be happy to hear more and especially to see any photographs your members may have.
I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerest thanks, Wendy Holden.
657) Heidi Lerner 
Location:
Palo Alto, CA
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 13:05 Write a comment Send E-mail

LIke many of you I am trying to find anyone who served with my father in what I am certain was the 11th Armored Dviision. His name was Robert C. Goldberg from Sacramento, CA was a Private 1st Class, fought at the Battle of the Bulge and then was among the liberators of Mauthausen After the war was over he was a military govenor(?) in Gmunden. I have a box full of pictures some annotated and some not. If anyone has any connections or think they do please feel free to get in touch with me.
656) Pete Minix 
Location:
Indio, CA
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 13:19 Write a comment Send E-mail

I have been collecting and documenting the history of our World War II Veterans since 1998. I currently have over 360 veterans from all branches and ranks, in my “private library”. I have always been interested in World War II and what better way to learn this is to talk to the men and women who lived it. It is my way of keeping their memories and stories alive.

For every World War II Veteran we loose, a piece of history is gone forever. I believe that it should be told to someone who is willing to take the time to document their story.

For the men and women, who served during World War II, they all have a great story to tell, whether they were in combat or sitting behind a desk. They answered the call to duty in a time when more the half the world was at war.

When it is my time to pass on, all this information will be placed in the General Patton Museum in Chiriaco Summit, CA so that future generations will know what these men and women went through. One day, all of our Veterans from World War II, will have passed on and so will their stories.

Peter Minix
Former Marine Sgt.
Indio, CA
655) Nadine Mardock 
Location:
New Braunfels, Texas
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Friday, May 9, 2014 21:04 Write a comment Send E-mail

My uncle was Fermon Elley KIA on March 18, 1945 in Germany.
654) Mark Rediger 
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Hello. I am trying to find anyone who can tell me more about my grandfather, Howard W. Decker. He was a Lt. Col. and I believe he was ACOS for G-5. He died when I was young and I never really had an opprtunity to get to know him. Thank you
653) Carol Bahr Grieb 
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 00:14 Write a comment Send E-mail

Can anyone please tell me anything about these former soldiers of the 11th Armored: Gerald Reith, Gerald Skipton, John Ward? I am trying to locate them or their families. Carol
652) Kerry J Byrne 
Location:
Quincy, Mass.
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My name is Kerry Byrne. I'm a reporter at The Boston Herald. This may or may not be a story. Right now, it's a personal quest.

I have a friend in Bamberg, Germany named Hanns Steinhorst. Hanns was a 5-year-old boy and an orphaned German refugee in May 1945, at the end of the war.

Days after the German surrender, he and his sister were trying to escape from the Russian sector north of the Danube River to the American sector on the other side of the bridge in Linz.

A Russian soldier grabbed little Hanns and tried to stop the children from crossing. An American soldier ran across the bridge to their rescue, pulled Hanns away from the Russian soldier, and dragged the children to freedom.

I believe that soldier might have been a member of the 11th Armored Division, which occupied Linz at this time.

Hanns' wife recently wrote a book about Hanns' experience as a refugee at the end of the war. He remains grateful for that American soldier to this day, and remains extremely fond of Americans.

It's a long longshot, and of course few WWII veterans unfortunately are still with us. But I'm wondering if a soldier from the 11th ever might have relayed this story, either on the website or to a family member. It seems a dramatic enough story that the soldier in question would have shared the tale.

I'm going to visit Hanns and his wife soon and would love to provide them some sort of information.

Thank you so much for any assistance you can provide.

Kerry J. Byrne
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617-797-0408
651) Dale Zanardelli 
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:59 Write a comment Send E-mail

(651) I'm Sad to report the Passing of Past 11th Armored Division Association President Frank M. Stout. Frank also served on the Steering committee of the Legacy Group following Dissolution of the Association.

Frank Stout served in WWII with the 55AIB of the 11th Armored Division.

His Obituary is located here:
http://www.lockportjournal.com/obituaries/x1535569843/Frank-M-Stout-Jr
650) Georgia Parkhurst 
Location:
Richland Center, Wisconsin
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 13:20 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father was Sgt. Joe Parkhurst. He served in 11th, A56th Engineers. He talked off and on about his experiences, sometimes with great difficulty. He had pictures of Mauthausen and always talked about this one experience as the worst of man's inhumanity to man. He was very proud of his military service, and flew the flag of the US every day of his life. He passed in 1993, and we still miss him to this day.

Dan O'Brien Send E-mail Friday, April 11, 2014 18:57
I remember your father, Joe Parkhurst very well. He was a good soldier, a good leader, and was well liked by all who served with him. You may be proud of his service, and the part he played in helping ot free Europe from Nazi tyranny.
649) Eric Haft 
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(649) My grandfather Sol Haft was in the 491st in the 11th armored. He passed away around 1992. I know almost nothing of his experience, as my father said he never talked about it. The only story I actually know is he said he once fell asleep in a barn, and when he woke up everything around him at been "shelled". He was so tired that he had slept through it.

Attached is a photo of a pin he had.

Feel free to reach out if you have a relative with the same story!

Barbara Davis Santoli Send E-mail Monday, May 26, 2014 12:23
My father Horace Davis was in the 491st and had a similar experience. He drove a Half Track and he and another soldier were separated from the battery and saw a barn that they were going to sleep in but decided to sleep under the Half Track. When they awoke the barn had been completely destroyed and they slept through it. He didnt speak much of his experiences mostly he talked of his fellow soldiers.
648) William J (Bill) Rice Sr 
Location:
Johnston City IL
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 13:44 Write a comment Send E-mail

Great S Site!
Squad leader Sgt. Frank E. Learned from the Second platoon Was my Uncle, my Mother's brother, and was though missing but was helping a wounded cavalryman. Uncle Frank got the Silver Star and we didn't know it until after he had passed away. Is anyone still around remember him? Would like more
647) Robert Dunaway 
Location:
Seaford, DE
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I am trying to find some information on my Uncle, Lt. Robert Dunaway (I am named after him). He was killed in the Battle of the Bugle and he was the recipient of the Silver and Bronze Stars. He grew up in Alabama and attended Auburn. Please send me am e mail if you have any knowledge.

John D Coon, Lt Col, USAF, Retired Send E-mail Thursday, April 10, 2014 06:11
Hello. Please contact me at jdcoonjr3@aol.com concerning your uncle. I live in Selma, Alabama and recently placed a picture of his grave here in Selma on a Find A Grave. A friend of mind writes for the local newspaper and is seeking information on your uncle. Thank you.
646) Joshua Richardson 
Location:
Hopkinsville, ky
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 23:48 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather, Owen S. Stamper, passed away Tuesday evening. He was a part of the crew for a Howitzer mobile tracked artillery named the Wabash Cannonball. He served with the 490th AFA. He will be laid to rest on Saturday near Danville, IN.
645) Evelyn Gould 
Location:
New York
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Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:31 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am the proud niece of Leonard Dricks. Reading the articles and the stories I've heard are striking. I comment your efforts.
644) Marilyn Gill 
Location:
Amarillo, Texas
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Monday, February 17, 2014 16:40 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father was Capt. Dale Abel from Liberal, Kansas. I was wondering if anyone would remember serving with him in the 11th division.

This website is so wonderful and I would love to find more information about where he spent so much time.
My father passed away in May of 1966.
643) Peter 
Location:
NYC
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Thursday, February 6, 2014 15:30 Write a comment Send E-mail

I'd love the chance to talk to anyone who knew my Grandfather (deceased), Milton "Sonny" Berger, who was a Radio Operator with the 11th.

Jessi McKenna Send E-mail Monday, December 8, 2014 12:34
My grandfather was a radio operator also. He and his brother were in the 575th of the 11th armored. I can ask him the next time I'm over.
642) MARVIN A BISHOP 
Location:
AIKEN SC
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 20:36 Write a comment Send E-mail

iF MY DAD JOINED THE 21ST AIB MARCH 14TH, ANS WAS DOW APRIL 24TH 1945, WAS HE ELIGIBLE FOR THE COMBAT INTANTRYMAN'S BADGE? MY UNDERSTANDING IS ELIGIBILITY WAS 30 DAYS COMBAT.
641) Pamela Magee Rettele 
Location:
Topeka, KS
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Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:27 Write a comment Send E-mail

(641) I am the daughter of S Sgt Lois W. Magee. He was in 11th Armored Div, but I do not know what company. I think A. He was from Snyder, OK, he was married to Allene, and had 6 sisters. I have some information, but need so much more. My brother and I had a great father and want to archive a scrapbook in his memory for his grand children that he never knew. He died in 1985. Lost 3 tanks, 2 purple hearts.
640) Barbara Davidson Norkus 
Location:
Northern Virginia
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Thursday, January 2, 2014 12:24 Write a comment Send E-mail

My Dad, Edsel A. Davidson, probably known as Ed or Dave to his Army friends passed away in 2002 but left a legacy of photos from WWII. I would like to scan them and share them with this website. Can someone email me and left me know if you want them and where they should be sent. Thanks.
Barbara

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639) Gilbert Figueroa 
Location:
Arizona
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 22:41 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather Gilbert Figueroa was a member of the 11th, serving as Sargent.
638) Patricia Covello 
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New York
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Monday, November 11, 2013 09:17 Write a comment Send E-mail

My 90 yr old Aunt was rescued by an American soldier, from US Army's 11th Armored Division, from a concentration camp, Mauthausen, in May 1945 and her last wish is to find one of these rescurers and have the chance to thank them. Please email me at zapped08@aol.com. thank you.
637) Peter M. Yablonski, MSgt. USAF Ret. 
Location:
Lancaster, CA
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 20:08 Write a comment Send E-mail

Do you know this man? Warren Oshold.
636) Tim Scott 
Location:
Charleston Arkansas
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Friday, October 25, 2013 22:01 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father Carleton Howard Scott of Saint Paris Ohio passed away on Friday October 18th 2013 at the age of 93 he was lead drive for the 11th armored Division head quarters he will be missed thank you
635) Bruce Boyer 
Location:
San Fernando CA USA
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Thursday, October 24, 2013 20:48 Write a comment Send E-mail

Thank you for putting this up. We play Flames of War WWII Mminiatures game. We have been recreating the battles of Eastern France/Belgium Battle of the Bulge 1944. I have been running ints from the 11th Armd Div and I have enjoyed finding out all the historical facts.
634) Harry A. Palmer Jr. 
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Sunday, September 22, 2013 13:31 Write a comment Send E-mail

Subject: 11th. Armored division.

Enjoyed your web site. My dad, Harry A. Palmer, was 11th. Armored 42nd. Tank. He was wounded at Neufchateau Belgium in December 44. Died in 1959. Would like to find any info. on him, pictures, written info. etc. that you or anyone may have. Have gained a lot of info from various sites, including company B training pictures, history, etc.
633) Dan Dempsey 
Location:
Missouri
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Thursday, August 15, 2013 08:25 Write a comment Send E-mail

would like to correspond with relatives of Donald Pociopa 42nd Tank Bn KIA 1 Jan 45.
He was my fathers best friend.
632) Kelly Campbell 
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Monday, July 22, 2013 14:45 Write a comment Send E-mail

My uncle George Hutto served in the 11th Armored. I believe, but am not sure, but I believe that he was in the 41st reconnaissance squadron. Kurt Fasching below mentions he has photos. Mr. Fasching, if you could contact me I would appreciate it.
631) Daniel O'Brien 
Location:
Wenatchee WA
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Monday, July 8, 2013 17:11 Write a comment Send E-mail

I have been advised that
William F. (Bill) Fee A55AIB passed away on June 25, 2013 at San Diego, CA. He was a good soldier, and long time member of the 11th Armored Division Association. His retrospective combat diary "With the Eleventh Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge is posted in the "Our History" pages of the 11ADA web site.
630) Ken Brack 
Location:
Plympton, Ma.
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Monday, July 8, 2013 17:01 Write a comment Send E-mail

Veterans and relatives of 11th Armored Division members,

I am a writer researching the role of two troops (D and A) of the 41st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized, who liberated the Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps in May of 1945.

I have a partial list of these troop veterans and am first trying to confirm and compile the members, and contact their relatives and those few surviving. My goal is to tell their stories, focusing mostly on their experience liberating the camps, in a fitting tribute.

Accounts of these experiences whether oral histories, memoirs, letters, news articles, or remembrances from family members would be invaluable. I'd be most grateful for any help or tips in this regard.

Currently I am in contact with (Sgt.) Harry Saunders of Port Angeles, WA, and have names of 9 other members of Troop D. I'm hoping to reach a relative of Staff Sgt. Albert J. Kosiek, of Chicago.

For Troop A, my starting point and main person of interest is Andrew Ferrara (would to confirm his role), of Hackensack, NJ. I have names of about 7 other members. Is there anyone with knowledge of Mr. Ferrara and others who could help?

Thanks very much -
Ken Brack
781-585-3868
brackskd@comcast.net
629) Thomas R. Lepre 
Location:
Ocean Springs, MS
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 10:36 Write a comment Send E-mail

My father was Thomas C. Lepre a proud member of the 11th Armored. He is now joined after a long absence by his his wife and my mom, as she passed away in Feb. My mom always wanted me to take a tour of where my father went with the 11th. I am planning a European tour and wish to include the areas my father spent time. Any suggestions would be helpful and God Bless you wonderful guys
628) Joseph Kent 
Location:
Cape Cod United States
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Sunday, June 23, 2013 17:58 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi,

Does anyone remember a LT Harry O Doty?
627) Johannes Heidecker 
Location:
Praha
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Sunday, June 9, 2013 12:17 Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear all, does anyone knew Robert "Bob" Fleury from the 11th? He is told to have been with a reconaissance unit. He was one of the troops "occupying" my grandfathers farm in Weng near Admont/Austria and they became friends. He even visited them "as his second family" when he was in Munich before going back to the US, and he visited us later. Unfortunately, we have lost all contact, his last address is California.

One of his farewell gifts to a 15year old girl was a patch of the 11th.

I would be interested which unit he was in, and if there are any more memories about him.

We do have pictures.
626) Dave Clark 
Location:
United States
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:48 Write a comment Send E-mail

Just an FYI, Harry "Bill" Lawser is alive and well in Lombard, IL.
625) Rebekah Miller-Levy 
Location:
Stephenville, Texas
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Friday, May 17, 2013 22:39 Write a comment Send E-mail

I would very much like to communicate with anyone who remembers my grandfather, Michel Levy. I know he was a Captain and often went by Mike.
624) Ronald Beedy 
Location:
Turner,Maine
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 20:33 Write a comment Send E-mail

My uncle Clayton Beedy was KIA in Belgium December 30,1944 while serving in Troop B,41st Cavalry Recon,11th Armored Div. Would like to hear from anyone connected in any way with him or might have a photo. Having served in the 25th Inf.Div.in Nam I also wore a lighting bolt.
623) webmaster 
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622) James Fagan 
Location:
New Jersey
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Sunday, March 31, 2013 15:19 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello everyone, I am trying to find out more about my grandfather. He past away in 1966 when my mother was only 13 years old. I have his uniform and dis-charge papers. But would like some more info, if anyone knew him.

He had three girls, and never spoke of the war with anyone.

I know limited info about him, He was s/sgt Fritz Witkiewicz. 11th Armored, 42nd Tank bat. I do not know which company. He was wounded in the Ardennes, Jan 15th 1945, and recieved the purple heart. He had been with the 42nd since its formation. Joined the national guard after the war.
Born and raised in New Jersey.

If anyone knew the man, Me and my mother would love to hear. Thank you.
621) Kurt Fasching 
Location:
IL
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 00:24 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello,

My grandfather was Sgt Joseph Sweeney, 11th Armored, 41st Recon Squadron, B Troop.

I have many photos of his that were state side before the 11th went overseas. If you are interested, please send me a message.

I was also honored enough to attend a reunion a few years ago in Chicago where I had the opportunity to talk to Don Behm and George Sherman, who were replacements just before the Battle of The Bulge. I spoke with both of these men for a few hours and was just beside myself as they told me their experiences throughout the war. I was amazed to find that Don was the tank commander that "bumped" the gates of Mauthausen open when it was liberated.

I also met James Lichman who was a survivor of Mauthausen and now great friends with both Don and George.

Thank you all for everything you sacrificed. We can never repay you for the things you endured to help free this world of such an unspeakable evil.
Thank you again.
620) David Shepherd 
Location:
NY/USA
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Sunday, February 24, 2013 13:56 Write a comment Send E-mail

Hello
I am attempting to find a contact for Roger Marquet. In my search I have found that he adopted a site at the Henri-Chappelle which is my Great Uncle. Any info would be greatly appreciated. The current email on the web is no longer valid.
619) Randall Petersohn 
Location:
Lombard, IL
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Monday, February 18, 2013 11:56 Write a comment Send E-mail

To vets and family of vets. I just wanted to say hello since I check out this site every few weeks, more lately since I have really been missing my dad LeRoy. This is the first message I have left though and I am so glad to see it still in use. I really miss the reunions and regret not having gotten involved with the 11th much sooner.
I hope this message finds everyone in good health and take care. Thank you for your service.

dan dempsey Send E-mail Tuesday, February 19, 2013 08:45
I too wish they would have a reunion every once in a while. I realize most of the vets are gone but it seems now that they are gone the families realize they know very little about what their father, grandfather did in the war. this would be one way of face to face connection and sharing the precious information that we have.
618) Bambi Freeman 
Location:
Shrewsbury, PA
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Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:53 Write a comment Send E-mail

I am looking for any information on Ottis Perry. He was my father. He never talked of his war days and I am trying to find out any details as to what he experienced during his days with the 11t Armored Division. Thank you!!!
617) Dale Zanardelli 
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616) Susan Hooper 
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 31, 2013 00:30 Write a comment Send E-mail

Dear Dan O'Brien: This is an extremely belated thank you for your wonderful response to my query about my father, Henry L. Hooper. (See #590 in June 2012.) I confess that I checked this site sporadically shortly after I posted my query and then completely forgot to check for several months after that. I was speechless (with pride) when I finally saw your response. We celebrated the centennial of my father's birth on 1/25/13, and your information really helped my brother and me tell our father's story to my nephews, ages 14 and 17, who never had the chance to meet him. I did wonder what "Company Commander of Headquarters Company" means. Could you shed any additional light, if you have a chance? Thank you again so much for everything you do to maintain this website and keep alive the memory of these courageous men (and women, if there were any!). With my very best wishes, Susan Hooper

Dan O'Brien Wednesday, February 6, 2013 19:17
Dear Susan:
During overseas deployment, the 11th Armored Division was first commanded by Brigadier General Charles S. Kilburn. In March, 1945, he was replaced by Major General Holmes E. Dager, who served as Division Commander until the Division was disbanded in Austria August, 1945. The Division Commander and his staff were served and supported by an administrative unit which was designated as Division Headquarters Company. Captain Henry L. Hooper was in command of that unit. I know this sounds confusing, but I hope it helps.

smile
615) Ronnie D Marable 
Location:
Round Rock, TX
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My father Davis Henry Marable was a member of the 11th Armour, and server at during the Battle of The Bulge. I am contacting you to let it be known that he passed away on January 6, 2013 in Tyler. Tx.
614) McKnight 
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Friday, January 4, 2013 05:05 Write a comment Send E-mail

My grandfather was in 41st (company D).

Was named glen or frank McKnight

Want to know what kind of man he was. Please email with info

Krubobby@gmail.com
613) Beth Simon 
Location:
Franconia, NH
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 10:29 Write a comment Send E-mail

(613) Lieutenant Colonel,Harry J. Simon, 94 yrs old, passed away at home in Teaneck, NJ surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 24th 2012. He is survived by his wife Eleanor Simon, his three children and two grandchildren. During WWII he was in the 11th Armored Division and took part in the Battle of the Bulge, European Theater and liberator of Mauthausen in Austria. While he did not talk much of his war experiences, in later years he enjoyed going to Army Reunions and telling stories.
612) Neil Fleeman 
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Saturday, December 22, 2012 23:27 Write a comment Send E-mail

We are trying to find anyone that could provide any information about my wife's great uncle Willie Lane (no middle initial) who was in the 11th Armored Division and died March 5, 1945 near Remagen, Germany. He was from Mt. Olive, Wayne County, NC and was 23 years old when he was KIA.

Willie Lane was buried in Mt. Olive, NC and his headstone lists the following: SGT MP PLAT, 11th Armored Division. I assume his body was returned after the war and we are doing research now to locate a possible obituary . He was never married and except for 3 or 4 nieces and great nieces like my wife everyone has died. His last sibling, his sister, passed some years ago. My wife's mother is close to 80 and remembers him in uniform when she was a little girl. She is his oldest remaining relative still living. She has a younger sister who was named Willie for him. Due to health and age she and her sister would like to find any information anyone might have on SGT Willie Lane. He enlisted at Ft. Bragg, NC in August 1940. NC state records show him as KIA and with a rank of PVT. We have not yet requested any possible records from the National Personnel Records Center.

We would appreciate any help or contact help who knew him or contacts. Thanks
611) Neil Fleeman 
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Help locating information on SGT or PVT Willie Lane in 11th Armored Division, Germany.
610) Kevin McKenzie 
Location:
Texas
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 10:09 Write a comment Send E-mail

(610) Am looking for info/memories from anyone who may have known Lt. Robert (Bob) Anschutz, 11th AD from Feb-May 1945. Also what unit he was with... my records show the 41st Tank Btn. Thank you vets for your service.
609) MARVIN A BISHOP 
Location:
Aiken, SC
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Sunday, December 16, 2012 17:13 Write a comment Send E-mail

To all the surviving members of the 11th:

May God bless you and yours with a very Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Marvin Bishop
(son of Pfc James. M. Bishop, A21AIB
DOW, 4-24-45, Tittling, Germany)
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