Wednesday, 15 July 2020 16:51
Hi, this is in regards to a post from 2017 from Donna Ray., concerning the 654th tank destroyer battalion form WWII. My Uncle Albert "Red"Wright was a Sergeant in that battalion. From what I was told from my grandfather and dad the tank went to rescue some fellow soldiers and it ran over a land mine. All were killed except the soldier they rescued. I hope this helps.
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 10:48 | Echt- The Netherlands
@ Bernie Dobrzykowski
Normally there are no islands in the river. But at the end of winter, melting snow and heavy rainfall flooded a lot of land, creating islands in the river. The Germans also detonated dams to slow down the Allied advance. The river Maas (Meuse) flows where I live. In the attached newspaper article you can read a story about what your father must also have experienced. However, in this case it concerns British soldiers who have surrounded the island. The article is in Dutch, but with Google Translate it should work.
Sunday, 12 July 2020 12:23 | Granger, Indiana
Looking to find info on my Father (Bernard C. Dobrzykowski) 802 TD Co.A involvement with an assault on an Island in a River occupied by Mad German Col. who would not surrender. told to me by my Dad.
Friday, 03 July 2020 19:06 | Massachusetts
looking for information on the Reconno., 771St Tank Destroyer Bn.My husband's uncle,John Irvin, served in thid Bn . I have little info on it
Monday, 29 June 2020 14:17
My father, William Fell Jr., was ***gned to the 644th TDB, Lt. Ephraim Graham commanding. (Co. C) He was in the service from December 1942 until December 1945 and was involved in the battles of Brest France, Hurtgen Forest, Battle of the Bulge and occupation duty after the war.
Lewis G Allen Sr
Monday, 29 June 2020 01:56 | Kentucky
My dad John Wesley Allen was attached to the 811th tank battalion as a black soldier and I’m a retired veteran trying to get information on his service , any help would do , I salute you for your service.
Saturday, 27 June 2020 12:18 | Milford, OH 45150
I'm pleased this information was made available on your site since we too found a copy of the Muster program in my father-0in-laws war papers. Inside the program opposite the list of guests is a note similar to the one you mention except the Honor Guest is S/Sgt. Don Bush (my wife's father). I believe the members of the Army Brass present were allowed to select someone from their unit to bring as an "honored guest." My father-in-law worked closely with Major General Gillem, and was awarded a Bronze Star by him. A week after this meeting, he was promoted to Master Sergeant by Gillem.
Friday, 26 June 2020 13:02 | w. WINFIELD, ny
My dad Alberta Waddell was in this group, I have his dog tags 20 242 328 HQ CO 813 TD BN and I would love more information.
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 23:14 | Toledo ohio usa
Awesome found my grandpa cpl emil olwick listed in one of the books you have. He was in one of the hellcats. I found he was in company B. I know he went though africa maybe france to rome trying to find more where he was. He got blown up in a tank outside berlin somewhere but lived.
Sunday, 07 June 2020 15:21
My father Jerry McCoy served in World War II I am trying to locate records.
His records were destroyed in the 1974 fire in St Louis.