Tuesday, 28 September 2010 12:46 | holland
i,m erik snijder from holland(europe) and i adopted a grave of a soldier from the 603th tank destroier battallion
his name was edward snyder he was a 1st luitenant
his nr was 01822324 and he was killed at frankfurt am mein germany at the date 27-march-1945
my quistion is do you have any information about him or his unit ore maby pictures
can you help me
Sunday, 26 September 2010 10:05 | Kansas City Mo
My father was in the 773rd T.D.,he was wounded in the Forest De Parroy, outside of Luneville France, I just returned from there, The J-pac of the U.S. gov just Identified the remains of his crew mates , who perished in the T,D. Oct 9th 1944, my father survived
Gary L. Rassi
Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:40 | Elkhart, Indiana
I have enjoyed your site very much and am sure I will make returning visits. My dad was in Company B of the 638th. He was the assistant driver and radio operator.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 21:15 | Richmond, VA
I just wanted to extend my gratitude for all of your hard work on this website. I'm sure my late grandfather, Capt. William McQuade, who served with the 692nd TD BN would be tickled to see what you've created. What a fitting tribute to our Tank Destroyer heroes who have left us and the ones who are still with us. Keep up the great work. Thanks to you their sacrifices will always be remembered.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 16:02 | Plymouth, MA
I wrote once before. My uncle, Pvt. Robert "Buddy" Lehan. He was with the 638th Tank Destroyer Battalion, and was killed on 12/24/44. I've never even seen a picture of him. If anyone of you gentlemen knew him, I would love to hear from you. My email is email@example.com
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 00:20 | New Hampshire
Great Website! My Grandfather was in the 633rd TD BTN in WWII. Any Vets of that BTN, or people reasearching that BTN please contact me.
Sunday, 19 September 2010 21:59 | Maryland
I found your site while doing research on my uncle's WW 2 uniform. It has the same patch displayed on your web site. I was wondering if I could find out what the bars on the jacket signify. There is a 5th Army patch on the left sleeve. The bar on the right front of the jacket is yellow/gold with very thin red, white and blue stripes. The bar on the left front has bars of (from left to right) brown, thin green, white , red, wide green, thin blue, white, red, wide green , thin white, thin black, thin white then finishes with brown. Thanks
Friday, 17 September 2010 10:24 | Plymouth, MA
My uncle, Robert "Buddy" Lehan served in the 638th and was killed on 12/24/44. If there is any possiblity of getting a picture of him, it would mean everything to me. I have none.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:00
MY BROTHER , SGT THOMAS FRETWELL JR WAS IN THE 629 AND WAS KILLED ON SEPT 16,1944 NEAR THE ZIEGFRED LINE. HIS NAME APPEARS ON THE MISSING MARKER AT THE CEMETERY AT MARGRATEN HOLLOND.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:24 | Indiana, U.S.A.
A very well conceived and presented site It's nice to have a dedicated T.D. site since many of the individual units seem to be vanishing
Scott W. Cook
Saturday, 11 September 2010 20:18 | Georgetown, SC
Very nice site. I was doing some research into my artillery unit history and came across some info pertaining to the 813th TD and thought I would look into it. That's how I found this site.
Saturday, 11 September 2010 06:42 | Belgium
A very informative and well-made site.
Keep up the great work you're doing .... or as the 704th TD guys would say ... "Keep 'em rolling" ! ;)
Ralph L. West
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 01:08 | Greenville, S.C.
Lt. Col. Albert J. McCurdy was my Grandfather on my mother's side.
I would like to research his military career but don't know how - any help out there !!
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 14:46 | dothan, alabama
my uncle was in the 654th tank destroyer bat. killed on may 23 1945 his name was wilson foch smith. thats all i really know about him except he was killed in a plane crash in france
Cliff Springstead, 1SG, USA (Retired)
Friday, 27 August 2010 14:49 | Albany, Oregon
My Father, William A. Springstead, was in this unit. He later became a Baptist Minister. He passed away in 1990. My son, his grand-son, Joel Springstead is a Captain in the US Army and just finished a tour in Iraq.
Thursday, 26 August 2010 20:39
My Dad served with the 774th tank battalion in company A. Evaristo H. Loya.
Monday, 23 August 2010 16:08
My father-in-law, Ralph A. Schalk, served with the 629th TD. He just passed away this past June.
Margaret R. Minton
Sunday, 22 August 2010 09:57 | Duffield, Virginia
Daughter of Steve S. Rogers, Co. B, 819th TD Bn.
William Judson Holmes Sr.
Friday, 20 August 2010 10:30 | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Would like to hear from fellow 648th. Thank you.
Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:45 | South River, NJ
Thank you for this site,
Joanne Dembinski Niece of
SGT Anton S. Jozefowicz
634th TD BN Recon
Friday, 13 August 2010 09:57 | new Jersey
My father, John Berezniak, was in the 705th Tank Destroyer Battallion in WWII.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 11:31 | Frederick, MD
Great website! Thanks for all you are doing to keep alive the history of these unique WWII TD units.
George L. Wilder
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 00:30 | Klamath, CA
My father served in the 603rd TD.
Saturday, 31 July 2010 20:40 | Missouri
I posted a comment a while back, but don't think I made my email public. So, now I have.
I'm looking to get in touch with anyone or their descendants from the 702nd TD Battalion, specifically Co. B. My father was Sgt. Joseph Sloan.
Thanks! And love the site Rob.
Monday, 26 July 2010 03:10 | Melbourne, Australia
Many members of the 641st TD Bn stayed at our house in Melbourne whilst on leave, incl.
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!