Tuesday, 23 July 2019 19:58
My father was in the 670th Tank Destroyer Battalion and I'm looking for information about this unit. The records I've seen show it was activated on 12 June 1943 and inactivated on 10 April 1945 and in all that time they were never deployed into combat. I don't understand why they never left the states.
Saturday, 20 July 2019 16:21
My Grandfather Harold L Meininger served in the 775th. He was a Tec 5 on a M4Sherman crew as I have his tank helmet and a lot of pictures from New Guinie and the Philippines. I can’t find any info on him in the attached company photos. Although there’s a Tec 5 in the top listed company that looks like him only the last name is Mitchel. Would love to share all the pictures I have but would also love to find out more of his service history. If someone can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. My phone number is3303236048 and also my email at Toylandcruiser@gmail.com any help would be greatly app. Thank you
Edward R Ellis Jr
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 21:00
My father was in the 704th and was wounded but the records were lost so I am looking for any information.
Saturday, 29 June 2019 03:06
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 20:19
My name is Anthony, I am a Frenchman passionate about the Second World War, which honors the memory of 30 American soldiers who died during the Second World War and buried in Normandy by blooming their graves (or the memorial bearing their names if they did not not found). One of his soldiers was a soldier of the 823nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, Sergeant John W. Vye was born in Washington State in 1921 and died on August 9, 1944. my research he would have died in a prison camp (in France or Germany I do not know), he was decorated with a purple heart and a bronze star. I have the details of his nephew and his niece but they never responded to my requests. If anyone has any information or pictures about this soldier you can send me an email.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:44
My Dad, 1st Lt. James E Leahy, while in the 429th FS, 474th FG, 9th AF, was in an air battle near Mouy, Oise, in northern France. Following a mid-air collision with a German BF-109 behind German lines he was hidden by a French family for 5 days. On August 30,1944 he was picked up by a reconnaissance patrol from the 813th TDB. I have no idea how long he was with the 813th. I have a letter from the commander of the 813 to the commander of the 429th FS commending him for his service. (See transcription below.) I have an 813th unit patch that was given to my Dad by someone in the unit.
If there is anyone who has access to the morning reports for the 813th TDB, I would appreciate seeing if there is a notation about my Dad.
813TH TANK DESTROYER BATTALION
A.P.0. # 405 U.S. ARMY
6 September 1944.
SUBJECT: JAMES E. LEAHY, 1ST Lieut., AC. 0735971.
TO : Commanding Officer, 429th Fighter Bomber Sq., APO 595, U.S. Army.
1. On 30 August 1944, in vicinity of MOUY, FRANCE, subject officer
was contacted aand picked up by one of our reconnaissance patrols as he was
proceeding from German lines onto the USA, 79th Inf. Div front lines.
2. At the time, this unit was actively engaged with the enemy and
moving rapidly North and so was unable to transfer officert to another head-
quarters until arrival at present assembly area this date.
3. Subject officer was picked up in Morning Report of 30 August
and placed on duty from which time he rendered valuable servbice to date.
Clymer A. Jeffries, Jr.
Lieut. Col., Cav.,
Friday, 21 June 2019 23:12
My grandfather, Noble Midkiff, served in N. Africa and Italy with the 701st Tank Destroyer battalion. He drove a half track & often drove jeep for higher ranking officials. I’ve heard him say many times, “I wasn’t a HERO, the true HEROES are the ones that didnt make it back home.” I love to hear him tell stories about The Greatest Generation. He is still alive, and alert and about to turn 100 this August!!!! Still living on the 55 acre farm in Western Kentucky he was born and raised on. He loves to do interviews so if anyone is interested please contact me. God bless you all and long live the 701st TD Battalion!!!!
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 22:20
A second cousin, I never had the honor of meeting as he passed 3 years prior to my birth. My family holds him in very high regard. His name is Sgt. Melvin L. Farris and he was with the 823rd company B&C I have read. With Melvin being a Purple Heart recipient, I would sure like to learn more about him and his service. I have been told he never spoke of his service and sadly, those that knew him are dwindling. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You
Saturday, 08 June 2019 13:10
My Father (Arnold Layer) is third to the right in the back row..He has passed away. I do have a patch and his ribbons..
Mark T Dabrowski
Thursday, 06 June 2019 09:42
My Dad, Mitchell Dabrowski, is shown on page #2. Sadly, his first name is spelled wrong, shown as "Jitchell". Thr J And The M are in close proximity on the keyboard
*Thank You LORD Jesus for all of these brave soldiers*