Friday, 23 July 2010 20:21 | Anchorage, Alaska
My father, Ambrozi ("Amby") Paliwoda served at Fort Hood with the Tank Destroyers in the early 1940's. He worked in the unit's "graphic" section, designing posters and training aids. Perhaps his most notable accomplishment while serving with the Tank Destroyers unit was that he designed the Tank Destroyers' well-known black panther shoulder patch. I believe that our family still has the original drawing he executed while designing the patch. I think it's even in color. If there is anyone who would like to have a photo of the sketch, I can ask my mother (who is still alive and well at age 93) if she knows where it is. I remember having seen it many years ago. You may contact me at the above E-mail address.
Thursday, 22 July 2010 13:02 | Missouri
My father, Sgt. Joseph Sloan, was an M10 commander in Company B, 702nd TD battalion. Landed a few days after D Day, and was severely wounded in November of '44, medically discharged.
I know that all of us in the family were immensely proud of Dad and his service. He didn't speak much about what all he had seen during that time, it bothered him a great deal I think.
He passed away in 1987 at the age of 69.
And, very glad I found this site!
Frederick J. Jones Jr
Sunday, 18 July 2010 16:06 | sharon,MA 02067
I am the son of Lt Frederick Jones-Recon Company. My dad received a Battlefield Commission late in the war. He was leading the recon group that was ambushed in Barby on April 12. dad passed away in August 2003. He served with quite a brave group of men. :) :) :) :)
Gilles de Vries
Saturday, 10 July 2010 09:23 | Netherlands
Great site! Do you perhaps have any information about the 814th battalion?
Thank you and kind regards
Gilles de Vries
Friday, 09 July 2010 16:10
Tank Destroyer Web Site is OUTSTANDING! I,m sure everyone appreciates the tremendous amount of work & research you have put into this project. My heartiest THANKS! Rose Arendt,wife of Capt. Robert J. Arendt
Paul L James
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 20:56 | United Kingdom
Hi, with reference to your photo entitled "Soldier taking cover beside an M-18 Tank Destroyer. NARA #5018"
The vehicle is actually a Panther tank :)
Larry D Villalobos
Saturday, 03 July 2010 02:58 | El Paso, Texas
My wonderful father, Alfredo Villalobos, Jr (Bull) served with this great group of Americans, The Greatest Generation. My father passed away during 2003.
GILLEM DOYLE RANDY
Thursday, 01 July 2010 04:35 | MOBILE AL
HELLO LOCKING UP SOME KIN THAX
Monday, 28 June 2010 21:57 | Olive Branch, MS
My dad Herbert Payne was a gun commander with the 648th TD Bn. He was proud of his time in service and talked of it often. He passed away on Veterans Day 2008. To all the Veterans of WWII thank you.
Thursday, 17 June 2010 23:36 | Las Vegas, NV
Very impressed with your website. There are 3 sons of 106th Cav Group members that are doing something similiar, but not on your grand scale. We are going to post a message board so family members can share information. By the way, do you know the TD unit that assisted my father destroying a roadblock in LeMans on 8 Aug 44? Unlike history has recorded, the 5th Armored Division did not take LeMans-it was taken by 121st Sq.(Recon) and some very good shooting by a TD unit that was attached that day. Thanks - and keep up the good work. Mike
Tuesday, 18 May 2010 22:24
trying to find any informantion in ref: to my father Manderville H. Paine i belive he was in HHC 610th tank destroyer
Sunday, 16 May 2010 14:08 | Littleton, NH
My Uncle, Derwood Crowley,had a poem in with all his things that was written on a red cross stationary. It was titled,"A Tribute To Tank Destroyers". We wonder if he wrote it. Would anyone out there know of such a poem?
Manuel Albert Trujillo
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 20:06 | Prescott, Az
in the 807 tank destroyer he was a medic
Sunday, 25 April 2010 22:37 | Lancaster, Oh
My wife, Lucy, is sister of Michael Defebio who was in 643rd and one of the casualities on April 12, 1945 The family did not have much information about Mike's activities and what they did have did not match up with what I learned. Lucy has Alzheimers now and is the last survivor so it does no good to try and rectify their history. We thank Ben Savelkoul who is one of the Dutch people that adopted graves in Margraten, NL U S Cemetery. Thank you for this web site that provides history and honor to those who served their country in WW II
Thursday, 15 April 2010 14:06 | Jacksonville, FL
Everything looks great! You have done a fabulous job. Thank you so much for the bio on my father Russell Newbury. I really appreciate how faithful to this task you have been!
Monday, 12 April 2010 11:31
The shoes are very interesting. I am sure this is a fascinating journey for you. God
Saturday, 03 April 2010 13:03 | Madison, Wisconsin
I'm thrilled to see my dad's bio and pictures on the website.
Monday, 15 March 2010 19:04 | Anaheim, California
Glad to see someone is trying to carry on with the Tank Destroyer story. All the best in trying to preserve an important part of WW II history. Since Tank Destroyer units were shuffled around from division, little is know of their service and achievements beyond what is done in sites like this.
I wish you the best of success as you add to the site.
LONNIE :) :) :)
Sunday, 14 March 2010 16:43
have alot of picture of www11 my father was in the 807 tank des. looking for all the history i can find and the men in his unit if anyone can help please email :) :) :) :)
Saturday, 13 March 2010 19:25 | Flagstaff, AZ
Thursday, 11 February 2010 19:54
I am Robert J. Arendt's granddaughter-in-law. While I never had the privilege of meeting Robert I have heard any wonderful stories about him and I greatly adore his wife Rose. I have enjoyed viewing this site. I am very interested in WWII and while in Germany with my husband Nick we visited the concentration camp at Dachu as this was the camp liberated by this unit. Thank you for putting this together.
LaHonda Jo Morgan
Monday, 08 February 2010 21:18 | Washington State
This is a wonderful tribute to those GIs who did so much, truly the Greatest Generation.
My husband, John Daniel Morgan (Dan)shared with me a good deal about actions in Bavaria, but I am sure there is much he could never talk about.
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:27 | United States
Thanks for your excellent website! Major D.B. Varner was my uncle, and until you created this website, I did not even know which unit he had served in during WW2. The photos are fascinating.
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 16:43
Great job. Really impressive, all the work you put into it.
Sunday, 31 January 2010 22:41 | New Jersey
Great job! Is the Battle of Brittany AAR not yet posted? I would be interested in that. I hope this site helps educate people about the role Tank Destroyers played in the campaigns in northwest Europe. Fine job!
Sunday, 31 January 2010 21:14 | Fayetteville, NC
Hats off to you! Your 6thTDs history is so comprehensive and thorough. Thanks for your super job - my dad (John Daniel Morgan)would be so pleased! Thank you - Maria Morgan, Major, USAF, NC
Sunday, 31 January 2010 08:02 | Near Dinan Brittany
Good site and quite informative. I may be able to add some local pics of battlefield around St Malo. Including damaged German bunkers and forts by task force A and B.
Also local finds- helmets, ammunition, etc etc. will write again soon.
Saturday, 30 January 2010 18:41
I know lots of time and hard work went into the research of this site.thanks brother.
Saturday, 30 January 2010 15:50 | Ephrata
Thank you for calling me about the website. I knew you were doing great research, but you have really done yeoman's work to put this superb website together. It is great to know about the heroism of a member of the Freindschaft and my own father's namesake.
Neil F. Hein, Jr.
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 22:01 | Cascade, Colorado
Thanks for your hard work and for contacting me, Rob
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 11:43
Great job. I will send you some info asap. 8)
Monday, 25 January 2010 15:22 | Winter Springs,FL.
I have a photo of 49 Officers labled ( Officers 628 T.D.Bn. Fort Dix N.J. - Jan 6 1944. My father is one of the officers and it is 36 inches by 7 1/2 inches. Do yoy have it?
Sam Coup Jr.
Monday, 25 January 2010 08:56 | United States
Thanks Rob,The site looks great.I'll be sending more pics for you to use.Maybe others will be able to ID some of my Grandfathers Buddies.
Monday, 25 January 2010 08:51 | Jacksonville, florida
Thank you so much for the hard work Rob. I love this site! I am so proud of my Daddy and his fellow unit members and this just realy brings it all to life for me. I will post a link on my Facebook.
Monday, 25 January 2010 08:27 | Myrtle Beach SC
*** job, Rob! Thank you SO much for all your hard work. I'm so proud that my Dad and the other men of this unit have been honored in this way by you.
Daughter of Russell Newbury
Saturday, 23 January 2010 20:50 | Morgantown, PA
Nice work Rob,
All those long loving hours show in this fine site to honor your father and all those who served in the tank destroyers.
Thank you for honoring their service.
Saturday, 23 January 2010 17:34 | Wyomissing, PA
Rob - what a fantastic website! I'm sure your father would be very proud.
Saturday, 23 January 2010 17:26 | York, PA
Your website looks great. I am sure your family is proud of your hard work in making this an informative and memorable site. Hope all who visit and comment feel the same way. I can relate a little bit here as my father's side of my father servered in the 2nd armored division (Hell on Wheels) during WWII. Thanks for sharing the history.
Saturday, 23 January 2010 17:22
Nice Job on this Rob. I wish you much success in this endeavor
Saturday, 23 January 2010 15:50 | ephrata
very nice,I may have a few items to help you out. drop me a line
Saturday, 23 January 2010 15:16 | Landisville, PA
Great web site. It is awesome to see you honoring your father and all the other men who served.
Saturday, 23 January 2010 14:38 | Adamstown, PA
Great looking site and interesting content! Thanks for sending me the link. I look forward to watching the number of men honored here grow!
Martha Alford Marks
Saturday, 23 January 2010 13:42 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
Thank you, Rob, for doing this phenomenal research and putting together such a wonderful website. I'm proud to identify myself here as the daughter of (and author of the bio about) Major Truman Alford. Your work has opened my eyes to a lot of things I never knew about my dad. Thank you so much for that, too!
Saturday, 23 January 2010 11:12 | York New Salem, PA, USA
Very nice website. I was unaware of just how important the Tank Destroyers were.
Thanks for all the great info.
Sharon J Mendenhall
Saturday, 23 January 2010 10:56 | Peach Bottom, PA
Robbie, great site. :grin
Saturday, 23 January 2010 10:10 | Ephrata, PA
Very Nice Website Rob. Being a Veteran it is Always Great to see an Honor Posting or Dedication to our Armed Forces. Thank You, Keith Allen USN & Patriot Guard Rider (Standing for Those Who Stood for US)
Saturday, 23 January 2010 08:37 | Ft. Lauderdale
I am the grandson of Col. Logan C. Berry
My grandfather enjoyed a wonderful life and passed away at 97 in 1997
Saturday, 23 January 2010 05:37 | Hyattsville, MD
What a beautiful site! Thanks for filling a hole in the TD story.
Saturday, 23 January 2010 05:13 | Voerendaal, The Netherlands.
Your website is truly wonderful and extremely well done! Especially Bernie's story.....I wish you much success in your future endeavors with this website! Keep up the good work!!! and naturally gone place a link on my website direct to your site ;)
Stay save, Ben.
Thursday, 31 December 2009 08:09
I am REALLY likin' your website! I can't wait to add it to the samples on my website to show it off to people! :grin