Thursday, 18 March 2021 17:53 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
George Kossum, my father, was with the 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Pioneer (Reconnaissance) Company, and, I believe (still researching), 2nd Platoon Pioneer, attached to Company C of the Battalion. After landing at Utah Beach in September of 1944, His travels and battle experiences took him through France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria, ending near Fussen in Southern Bavaria. He fought in the Battle of Bastogne, and three battle campaigns.
I would hear him talk of a gentleman named Sidney "Sid" Gill whom he served with. I believe I have several pictures of Sid, and would certainly share them with his family. I would love to speak with any of his survivors about his and my dad's travels and which Platoon, and Company they served with.
This site has greatly helped me with my search, and I want to thank all who work here for the great things that they have done.
Monday, 08 March 2021 12:21 | Texas
This has been an incredible find! My husband's uncle was a member of 823rd TD bn. He lost his life on Oct 14, 1944 fighting along all these men. Reading all this information has been ***. It feels like we understand what he was doing, where he was going and since he was apart of Co. B, he must have been doing a bang up job. Thanks to the people who put this all together. This family is very grateful.
Pfc Elton C Edmonds was his name. If anyone has pictures or information specific to him we would love to hear from you.
Sunday, 07 March 2021 21:02 | Pennsylvania
As the grandson to my grand father who served in this unit , I am over grateful for the information I have gotten from this web site. I feel as I was able to walk with my grandfather thru his stories and the info you have provided, til the moment he last his leg from a land mine. Only wish I could been able to share this with him as its been several years since his p***ng. You have brought great memories back of him. Thank you so much!
Saturday, 27 February 2021 23:37 | Lincoln, NE - United States
I have field training pictures taken with a handheld camera of Co. "A" of the 773rd TDB prior to them leaving TN - CONUS and shipping off to Europe. Many of these pctures have identifying first names and surnames and their families might like to have them...can anyone point me in the right direction of the 773 survivors and/or their families? Thank you in advance.
Saturday, 27 February 2021 14:14 | Harrisonburg VA
My grandfather Edward Rodger Gallalee served with the 803rd TD . I'm seeking any info / photos of him and his battalion .
Sunday, 07 February 2021 01:47 | Pennsylvania
When I was a teen in the 1980s I had an Army field coat I wore just about everywhere. I had only one patch sewn in it. The 802nd which I bought from a vendor at a flea market. I was proud to wear it even though I joined the Navy later in life.
Donna Burleson Bosken
Friday, 05 February 2021 16:42 | Verona, MS
My father was Charles Edward Burleson, Sgt. 631st Battallion , Company A, Tank Destroyer.
I would like to honor him here.
Janice Phillips Behner
Monday, 01 February 2021 16:00 | Alliance, Ohio
My dad Harold W. Phillips was in the 20th TD Group. He's in the photo on that page. He was a driver for Colonel Sargent.
Wilietta Johnson Uhler
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 08:01 | Wooster OH
Hello: I am looking for information on the 893rd Tank Destroyer Batallion. My mother's father, William A. Prentice, He was from Dayton OH.
I believe was a member of this unit.
Friday, 08 January 2021 16:54 | Bradford, VT
My dad, LT Perley Charles Brainerd was in the 814th at some point, but may have also been a different group. I know nothing about his time at war or where he was. It’s late now but wish there was a way to find out more.