Thursday, 28 October 2010 11:55
My grandfather served with the 692nd during the same period. I am trying to learn as much as I can about this unit. Can you please help.
adam d. courtwright
Monday, 25 October 2010 20:47
son of roger v. courtwright
Georgette Tendrich Fass
Monday, 25 October 2010 11:11
Father a member of the battalion WWII. Just found an old photo of the 1956 reunion. I will try to scan and send you a copy.
Sunday, 24 October 2010 04:43 | Ohio
I found this site looking up a patch on my dads WW2 uniform. He was in the pacific in WW2. His name was Claude F Lyons from Rock Camp Ohio. My dad was in the US Army 1941 to 1945. After reading over your site I understand a little more now of what he and so many others did for all of us. I cant put in to words how much I thank you all. please contact me if you wish any time. God bless.
Saturday, 23 October 2010 16:07
My dad (Nels Forsberg) was in the 899th throughout WWII. His records were lost in the fire and so we don't have accurate information on what he did. He passed away on July 4th 1995. He had a bronze star, silver star and purple heart. We know about the purple heart but don't know what the stars were for. He was always proud of the men he served with, and felt they were the best of the best.
Winifred King Thompson
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 20:39
I am Col. Harrison's granddaughter. Thank you for taking the time to display this information. My grandfather lived to age 89, despite his extensive injuries. I am so glad to see his accomplishments listed here. I am trying to piece together his experience during WWII, as he did not speak of it.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 17:46 | California
Outstanding website ! Great research base for me.
I really appreciate all of you who worked to put this together.
Paula W Gillen
Monday, 18 October 2010 23:11 | Mississippi
My dad was discharged from Co B 607th TB Batallion in Oct 1945. He wore the Lorraine Cross and had an infantry badge, Purple cross with Oak leaf cluster, and Bronze Star. If anyone remembers him or has documentation of his name, please contact me. He never spoke of the war and died in 1998. His name was William David Warren.
Friday, 15 October 2010 18:32
My dad Mike was in Company C of the 648th for about Two months Oct to Dec 45. He had been with the 9th Armored Div, 131st Ordnance Maintenance Battalion company C July 42 to Oct 45.
Larry D Villalobos
Tuesday, 12 October 2010 10:53 | El Paso, Texas
My father, Alfredo Villalobos, jr (Bull) from Clint, Texas was in the 640th. My father passed away May 2003. He was very proud of having served his country in this unit.
Monday, 11 October 2010 15:19
Looking for reports of 601st Recon Co. from 19 Sep 1943 - 21 Sep 1943. What was "hard Luck" mentioned by Josowitz on page 19, 4th paragraph.
Thursday, 07 October 2010 10:01 | Heidelberg, Germany
Thank you for this site! I am currently living in Germany and while I am here I'm taking the opportunity to visit the places my Grandfather fought in WWII. He was in the 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion.
William J DiPonziano
Monday, 04 October 2010 12:07 | NJ
TIMOTHY EARL SHELTON
Sunday, 03 October 2010 16:59 | iGNACIO.CO. 81137
pLEASE SEND ME ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE ON GRADY EARL SHELTON
TIMOTHY EARL SHELTON
Sunday, 03 October 2010 16:50 | iGNACIO.CO. 81137
fATHER WAS GRADY EARL SHELTON BORN DEC.15 1918 636 TANK DESTROYER BATALLION
David M. Leibli
Friday, 01 October 2010 21:14
My dads name was Lelborn Lee Leibli. He was a staff sgt with the 1st Platoon, Recon Co.,
603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He had his rifle shot out of his hands by a German soldier. He fell off the armored car and broke his hand. I would say he was lucky. I write this in honor of him.
He passed away December 4 2003.
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 20:35 | Boston MA
810th and 812th tank destroyer bn
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 20:33 | Boston MA
810th Tank Destroyer Bn
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.