Sunday, 24 December 2017 10:18
I wish you all a merry Christmas
my wishes for 2018
your site is awesome
Gerard, the person who found Hellums and his brothers-in-arms
I will never forget their sacrifice
Friday, 22 December 2017 21:27
My Grandpa James (Maurice A. James) was in Co C, 629th tank destroyer battalion. I am thrilled that I found this site! I know if he was still with us he would be happy to catch up with his old buddies!
Patrick A. Windsor Sr.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:27
My Father was T-4 Allie L. Windsor with C Company 605TD Battalion, he was a Tank driver and that is all I know he never shared anything about his service. He was from Alabama married my mom who was from Chicago, they made their home in Chicago, Dad was a bus driver for a period of time them became a Janitor and took care of 11 apartment buildings in Chicago then moved to a large apartment complex in the suburbs, until he retired, he passed away at the age of 65. My dad was a great man whom I loved a lot. If anyone knows anything about my dad I would love to hear from you.
Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:36
Great Grandson of Theodore Alders Stone, HQ 643rd TD Bn
Ferd (Mickey) E White Jr
Monday, 04 December 2017 14:14
My father Ferd E White Sr was a member of the 643 Tank Destroyer Bn. during World War II, He was very proud to be a member of that group. He had just passed away this June 27 2017 @ age 93, I have been sending some pictures and other correspondence to different groups involved with the 643rd Tank Destroyers. They have been very helpful in identifying some of the people in the pictures. I also notice there was a great grand daughter looking for information on her great grandfather who also belonged to the 643rd Tank Destroyer BN. I did find out he was buried in Wallingford Ct. 06492 back in 1958, He was a Maine native like my dad. My dad resided in Wallingford Ct since the early 50's.
Friday, 17 November 2017 18:19
I am looking for any information on John C Taylor
PVT TANK DESTROYER THG BN
WORLD WAR 11
Aug 1922 - June 1960
I have no idea where he took basic.
Thanks if you can help.
Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:47
Found my dads photo on your site. He served in the 705th tank destroyer battalion. William Powell. I have lots of photos with no idea who is in them or where they were taken.
Friday, 10 November 2017 20:40
My dad, Kenneth (Bill) Neves from Texas served with the 703rd. He went overseas on a shipped named Shawnee and i think he was with some of the first ones of 703rd in Normandy. If anyone recognizes name please contact me.I have his 703rd book. Thanks to all who served and are currently serving.
Thursday, 09 November 2017 08:26
Very complete and interesting website for people who live in Europe and want to know more about the soldiers who helped us to be free. Thanks again to Rob and his father . Jean-Bastogne.(Belgium).
Thursday, 02 November 2017 13:34
I am investigating my uncle, Joseph Manz from Pittsburgh PA. I have a picture of him with the tank destroyer patch on his left arm. That is all I have. I would love to know what company/ battalion he served with and what operations he participated. He died in 1967 and I never got to talk to him about his service. Thanks.
Monday, 09 October 2017 09:46
My Dad was Thompson L. Raney. He led a reconnaissance platoon with the 823rd TDB during WWII. He was also the President of the 823rd TDB association for a number of years. I would like to be contacted by someone who can tell me where to send articles, photos, and artifacts pertaining to the 823rd. Thank you.
Thursday, 05 October 2017 15:24
My dad was S/Sgt Ralph Williams. Headquarters Company, Medical Detachment.
Great seeing his picture. Dad never talked much about the war, but was proud of his service.
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 00:01
My Dad, John Barakis served with the 774th 'C' company.
Can anyone tell me if there is still an annual reunion? The only one I attended with Dad was in Myrtle Beach quite a number of years ago. He has since passed away.
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 11:10
Hi. My Dad is T-Sgt Everard A Taylor, 654th Tank Destroyer Btn. England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany. Wounded in Normandy December 1944. My grandfather saved the letters that my Dad sent home. They are treasures! He once said that they were in Africa, in and out! My mom says he was not remembering right. He was 90 at the time. Does anyway know anything about the 654th?
Edwin C Tingstrom
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:46
I am an author, historian and Lecturer who specializes in African American units and contributions through military service from the Revolutionary War to Present. One of my books "Courage and Valor Above and Beyond" is about the African Americans who have received 91 Medals of Honor. This is a great resource site.
Friday, 25 August 2017 16:53
Just visited Mathew's cemetery in Seffner Fla. Saw Harry H. Newman's grave. 702 TD BN 10-6-44. Reviewed Unit's after action report for 10-6-44 and found two TDs knocked out and 4 killed. RIP
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 03:17
My neighbor that lived in a house behing mine was lester r. King, A company,2nd platoon 643rd tank destroyer battalion.Assitant gunner, during WWII in europe 1944-1945. He wrote the book hellcats dont leak oil they mark there territory! Great man its been a honor to know him, many thanks to him, and all of you. You men saved the world,
Sunday, 13 August 2017 07:48
My Dad, Captain Robert B. O'Neil was a Lieutenant in the 654th tank destroyer division. He was wounded twice. Unfortunately he passed away when I was 7. Anyone with info greatly appreciated. Our family is donating his captured Nazi flag to the museum in New Orleans as it is signed by all members in his group
Saturday, 12 August 2017 16:24
My Grandfather was Lt.Col. Albert J. McCurdy of the 819 TD Battalion. I truly enjoyed this website in honor of all the tank destroyer units. I learned some things I didn't know before in reading the history of the 819th.
Thank you to all you had work in putting this together, my family thanks you!
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.
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.