Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:33
Looking for the long lost "Oklahoma Wildcat" (formerly known as the Jinx)... an M10 Tank Destroyer fearlessly piloted and manned for 20 months by the Stokes twins, Claude and Clyde from McAlester, Oklahoma. There were reports of it possibly being seen in the late 1990's at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas. IF ANYONE HAS ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THIS TANK AND WHAT HAPPENED TO IT PLEASE RESPOND. The 93 year old Stokes twins are friends and members of my church here in McAlester, Oklahoma. There is a great book (can be found on Amazon.com) written about there amazing heroics and contributions to liberating France. The book is titled "The Stokes Twins Ride The Oklahoma Wildcat". They were in the 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion supporting the 36th Division from June 1943 to March 1945. Anyone out there who fought along side these wonderful men please contact me. Thank you.
Thursday, 06 July 2017 13:52
Granddaughter of Cpl Charles W Huckleberry (Bud) 811th TD. Purple Heart & Bronze Star recipient. My Pa pa is my hero, I wish he was still here to hear me say that and see the reenactments we do to honor him and all other WWII veterans. And to teach younger generations the sacrifices he and so many others made so that we may live the way we do today.
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:33
I have a friend his father uncle's was in 701st TD Battalion, KIA WWII near Italy He have the copy of the After Action Report and he trying ti read this document but he need a help to do it. can someone help me out with this issue. thank you
Monday, 26 June 2017 17:13
My Dad's sister's oldest son served with the 811 from Jan 43 to Dec 45. I'm a lot younger and should have asked more questions when he was still around. Looks like they did a Hell of a job. Would have like to have learned more.
Monday, 19 June 2017 03:31
Love you Uncle Lewis. Sleep now.
Al Wolf / Kathy Wolf
Thursday, 08 June 2017 15:49
Son in law of Robert Grohskopf, Daughter of Robert Grohskpof.
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 10:10
My uncle, George P. Garrett served in the 6th Tank Destroyer Group from its inception in Texas to the end of the war until he was returned home. He was my hero and helped me adjust to civilian life, when I returned from Vietnam in the late 60s. God rest his soul. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him.
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 09:41
My uncle, George P. Garrett served in the 6th Tank Destroyer Group from its inception in Texas to the end of the war until he was returned home. He was my hero and helped me adjust to civilian life, when I returned in the late 60s. God rest his soul.
Sgt Paul P Weaver
Monday, 05 June 2017 09:06
Sgt Paul Weaver was a gun commander. Took a panzerfaust at Hilden on 16 April 1945, (fired by a civilian). Life-threatening wounds on the neck - survived.
He later did 2 years of burial detail as an Honor Guard Commander. I (son - Raymond), have several really nice photos of him with his half-track - much detail.
Friday, 02 June 2017 01:33
I came to this site looking for pictures and information about my Uncle Robert Grohskopf (2nd Platoon 656th Tank Destroyer Battalion). I was not disappointed!
PS. Pfc Grohskopf is doing well at 93yo.
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:24
According to records my uncle Clyde McClellan was killed on 1 Aug 1944. Does anyone have information as to the circumstances of his death? What Company was he with? Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:02
in loving memory of my father Bruno Cereghino T/SGT A CO 643rd Tank Destroyer
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 00:16
In memory of Pvt. Hugh Gwyn Harstin, RCN. CO. 637th T.D. BN Killed in the Fiji Islands. (25 OCT 1920 - 10 FEB 1944) Hugh was an uncle I never knew, the oldest brother of my late father who was 11 years old when Hugh was killed.
Friday, 26 May 2017 10:55
Yikes! Hope this one works!
Beth Brozen Schwartz
Friday, 26 May 2017 09:45
My dad, Stanley S. Brozen, of Long Island, NY, was a medic attached to the 630th and 607th TD Battalions. Anyone know of him? If so, feel free to email me. Love this site; great work!
Sidney Royston Harman
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:52
Sid is alive and fairly well in Los Angeles. We have breakfast together almost every morning.
He has many Amazing stories of his time in the 821st T.D. Battalion. Please feel free to call or email/message me with any questions.
Sunday, 07 May 2017 01:57
My great uncle Sergeant Marshal Renfro received the Bronze star on March 14th 1945 he was with the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was pine by
Major General Leland Hobbs.
Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:37
MY DAD, GARLAND HARDEN(HARDIN), SERVED IN CO. "A" 602D TANK DESTROYER BN. THIS WAS AWESOME TO FINALLY FIND A BIT OF INFORMATION AS TO HIS SERVICE. HE PASSED IN 1982. HE ONLY MENTIONED A FEW THINGS ABOUT HIS SERVICE. HE JUST SAID IT WAS PRETTY ROUGH. THANKS. DEAN
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:50
My dad is Melvin H. Miller. He served in C Co.,801st TD Bn..I knew of one buddy named Joe Meyers from Wisconsin. Mark DeBrecht's photo of the human pyramid shows my dad on the top left,in T shirt,and no helmet. Caption did not know if they were from C Co,but,my dad was in C Co. I have his 801st unit book that was given at discharge. He never liked to talk about the War,but, the stories he did tell were great. My dad passed in 1987 at 66 years."Gun Up"!
Dr. Scottye Lee
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:08
My father, Kirby Crawford, was a member of the 807th. He passed away on March 17, 2017, at the age of 92. My mother, Jean Crawford, died 9 days before him on March 8, 2017. I have my father's amazing scrap book from his days in Europe as a part of the 807th. If anyone would like me to send images, I'll be happy to do so. He documented his tour very well.
Scottye Crawford Lee, his daughter.
Monday, 17 April 2017 19:18
My grandfather is in the picture of the men all sitting together. They misspelled it, Bailey. he is also on the cover of the book men of the 704th. are there any survivors left? I would like to talk
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:15
This is a terrific website - as the historian for the Camp Blanding Museum, I'm really pleased to find so much archival material available. Thanks so much!
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:34
my father Raymond Turner and uncle Corbie Stewart were in the war together. In "A" company. One day as my father was driving some high brass guy the Germans over ran the place that they were in. My uncle Corie was captured and stayed that way until the war was over. 2 heros among 1,000,000 's of heros they got the job done.
Monday, 03 April 2017 00:20
Note, Marvin C Ellis was in the 774th TAnk Destroyer, Company B, Platoon A, 1st Lt I believe in charge of Platoon.
Monday, 03 April 2017 00:16
My father Marvin C Ellis was a Lt 1st class and in charge of company B platoon A. You can see him in the picture of the unit, upper left, the only one wearing a tie. In 2004 we took dad back to Europe and retraced his path from Omaha Beach to Nuremberg. It was a fascinating journey, and well-timed as dad died of an aunerythm in Dec that year. I am so glad I got to take him back. I remember overlooking Omaha Beach and thinking how people are flying kites and playing, and he said, well, that's what we fought for.
Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:59
Awesome website. GREAT JOB!
My grandfather, Frank Ondick, was in the tank destroyers. 774/Company B HQ. So awesome to see a picture of him and all the other members that served.
If anyone out there remembers him/served with him, please contact me. He died when I was around six or seven and I did not hear much about his service. He left behind his TD patch, and my family still has his bronze star and some other decorations. I would really like to hear about him some more.
Ashley W. Wright
Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:26
My father Maj. C.Ashley Wright, served in the 635th FA Battalion as Executive Officer and for most of its WWII tour in France and Germany, as acting commander.
My first letter from my father was posted from France when I was four months old. I have all his letters home from his combat tour.
I was conceived in Killeen. TX, outside of Fort Hood when my father was training for deployment but born in NYCity. My NYCity mother wouldn't have me born in Killeen.
I followed in my Dad's footsteps, serving as XO of
an Army 175mm gun battery
in Vietnam, up on the DMZ,
OpCon US 3rd Marines. As I told my Dad before he passed, he may have had more guns and men under his command but my guns were bigger than his 155mm guns.
My best to all of you fellow artillerymen out there and to your families too.
Ashley W. Wright
Allan Gordon Lundie
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:58
Hello my Dad was Gordon Edward Lundie and he enlisted on 1-28-1943 and had a release date of 3-11-1946. He served with the 661st. He past away on 8-16-1979 at the young age of 56.
John M. Pietron
Monday, 13 March 2017 07:23
I am the Historian for the 628th/1-103dArmor Reunion Association in Johnstown, PA. I have been looking for the WD GO 31-47 for the 628th TDB. The unit was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation for action from 29Nov-8Dec44. Can you help me find this order? Thank You.
Sunday, 05 March 2017 18:35
My Dad is Tom Hinton. I found a picture of him in his uniform with the "cat" insignia on his left shoulder. I couldn't find out anything about it. He is 94, still alive and of sound mind. So I asked him and he said he was in the 670th tank destroyer batallion. I googled it and this is what I came up with. I would like to know more. He was drafted right after Pearl Harbor at 19 years old. He came home 6 months after the war ended. What a great generation!
Friday, 03 March 2017 18:16
Hi, thank you veterans for your service! My grandfather was glen mason. He was in 824th battalion. He died in 1966 and I never got to meet him but am curious about his service. If anyone here knew him, I would be very grateful for any info or stories you could tell me. Thanks!
Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:38
My uncle is Manuel Gelao and he died on October 16, 1944 while serving in the 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion. I would appreciate any knowledge about him while serving in this battalion. Thanks.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 23:15
My grandfather was SGT Kenneth G. Jacobs, Company B 801st Tank Destroyer Battalion. I believe that he is standing far left on the picture A group of six men, including Car DeBrecht (kneeling in front row...)" Any further info on him greatly appreciated. Thank you SO much for this website. I have patches from my grandfather that display the panther crushing the teeth like the one in the top left of this web site.
Sunday, 26 February 2017 08:28
Does anyone remember John Causey? He served with a tank battalion and he came to Luxembourg in October 1944.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 18:18
My dad James Peters was in the 630 tank division from 1943 thru 45. Would love to know of anybody that knew him. He was from Lancaster PA and drove a tank.
Thursday, 02 February 2017 20:40
Benjamin Luke Pickering was in the 811 unit
Thursday, 02 February 2017 17:48
Looking for anyone that may have served with my dad Benjamin Luke Pickering in WWll.
I believe he was a mechanic with 866 tank destroyer unit.
He received a bronze star for crossing enemy lines to retrieve a tank.
Thursday, 02 February 2017 17:08
My Father was in the 893rd, A company, 2nd platoon. Soo Proud of him and all that served in the 893rd!
Friday, 13 January 2017 19:22
My grandpa Howard Arbury was the commanding officer of the 608 tank destroyer group. Any pictures would be appreciated.
Sunday, 08 January 2017 18:21
Tec 5 Robert L. Highland: KIA, 11 July 1944. 899th TDB, St. Jean DeDaye, Normandy, France... My cousin...
Thank you for the wonderful website...
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 13:21
My grandpa PFC Robert C Edwards proudly served with the 656th TDB company b. This site is amazing!!!! Thank u for making anything that I've found about my grandfather available.
Thursday, 08 December 2016 09:51
Sir, my name is Woody Gebhart. I am the Deputy CDR for the 434th FA Brigade. Our lineage traces directly back to the 1st TD Brigade. We have the 1st TD colors flying [cased and displayed] in our HQs. I would really like to connect with the society and build a relationship. Our mission is Basic Training. Connecting the Army's newest Soldiers with the proud history of the TDs is a goal we have. Can you help. Respectfully, Woody
Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:45
My father Gilbert F Kalich of the 640th Tank Battalion passed in his sleep on 11-22-16 just after 3:00 pm with me by his side. He lived a long full life passing just over 96 years and 8 months in age.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 16:18
My uncle, Floyd R. Willis, W2131791, Warrant Officer for the Battalion Company of 691st Tank Destroyer Battalion, served in WWII and died April 5, 1945. He was in the company of a Tec 4 Earl R. Anderson, parts procurer. Floyd was killed and Earl was wounded. I am looking for information on what happened on their 40 mile trip to pick up vitally needed parts. I'm hoping someone knew Floyd. I would like to correspond with them. Sharon
Monday, 31 October 2016 17:15
My Father was James E. Bulger and he served in the 801st Tank Destroyer Unit during WWll. He fought at Normandy, Paris, Germany and in Belgium. He retired as a Major. From Albany NY.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 16:49
My dad, Doyle Fincher, served with 3rd Platoon, Reconnaissance Battalion, 633 TD. it was a treat seeing his Unit History on your site. I have his copy, but haven't been able to locate it since we moved. I also saw the group photo of the Reconnaissance Company provided by Paul Stevens and was interested in the date of the photo. I was was trying to locate my dad in it without success.
Judy Saunders Maples
Friday, 14 October 2016 13:20
Clayton Saunders passed away on August 16, 2016. He was with the 819th.
Friday, 07 October 2016 00:26
Hello all. My Dad's brother was with the 603rd TD. He was killed on April 13th, 1945 in Groitzsch Germany. All
Of my relatives that had information about his death are deceased. Anyone with pictures or any information about that battle in Groitzsch would be gracious received.
Paul R. Cole
Sunday, 02 October 2016 20:05
My dad Paul J. Cole was with the 661 TD battalion 69th infantry division. He turned 99 years old 2 months ago. He is now in a nursing home in failing health. I ask for prayers that he does not suffer. Thank you to all veterans and especially those that served around him.
Sunday, 18 September 2016 09:01
Hello there grandpa I cant believe that is has been this long since u have passed away I miss u. So much grandpa schoennoeh miss u picking me up at my dads and you taking me out to shakys pizza and giving me money for the video games I Love You grandpa love michal