Albert J. Trostorf
Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:57
To whom it concerns:
Seventy years after the Battle of the Huertgen Forest and the Roer River, the younger people becomes more interest in the history of these battles. We are searching for information from all Tank Destroyer Battalion, which was attached to the 1st, 4th, 8th, 9th, 28th, 78th, 83rd and 104th Infantry Division during the period of September 1944 - March 1945. We are also searching for some memoriable for our WWII museum n the Huertgen Forest at Vossenack. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 17:26
Joseph G. DiPane
AGE: 93 • Old Bridge, NJ
Joseph G. DiPane died Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the Reformed Church Home in Old Bridge. He was 93.
Born in New Brunswick he had lived in East Brunswick for over 60 years before moving to Old Bridge five years ago. He had worked as a machinist for Triangle Conduit and Cable Company in New Brunswick before his retirement.
Mr. DiPane was a veteran of the United States Army, 671st Tank Destroyer Battalion. He drove an M-18 tank in the Asian Pacific Theater during World War II. He was lifetime member of the St. Sebastian Post #405 of the Catholic War Veterans in New Brunswick.
He was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Virgin R.C. Church in New Brunswick where he had served as an usher and was a member of the church's Golden Age Club. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed bowling.
He was predeceased by his wife Rose (Fiorello) DiPane in 2010. Surviving are two sisters - Rose Feulner of Old Bridge and Janet Manginelli of East Brunswick; three sisters-in-law - Josephine Farnan of Arkansas, Irene DiPane of New Brunswick and Norma DiPano of Cranbury; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 9:45 AM Friday from Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick followed by a 10:30 AM Mass at St. Mary of Mt. Virgin Church in New Brunswick. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park in South Brunswick. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 PM to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or online at woundedwarriorproject.org.
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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:53
Just got my Grandfathers discharge papers today and found out he had served in Co A.
609th. His name was Goldie Lee Brown I will be adding his pics and info to the people section soon.
Sunday, 01 February 2015 21:46
I have studied the war all my life. I was on here doing some research for a young lady whose grand dad served in a TD unit. This is a great site. Since I was a kid, I have been in awe of tanks. Thank you all for the service and sacrifice.
Sunday, 25 January 2015 11:13
My Father PFC Daniel F. Ellison was with Co. B within 893rd TD Bn. I have an original Battalion history brochure (54 pgs) listing complete campaign history, Company awards, individual awards by name, Co rosters, etc. I would like to donate to a worthy entity, but am not sure whom or what would be the best.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:26
Hello, Not sure of the outfit my dad was in but I know he was in the tank destroyers because of the emblem on his Ike jacket. I donated it the the WWII museum in New Orleans. His name was Otto R. Loewenthal. Was in Normandy for D Day.
Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:41
My father SGT Orba Sumner was assigned with the 894th TD Bn.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 22:54
This is a great website. I found a few photos of my grandfather who served in the 817th Battalion Company C. I think my father may still have some of his photos from the war.
Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:14
I need help finding my brother's regiment or company. He was with the 630th TDB and the 28th Inf Divison. His name was Pvt. Clayton Moser from North Carolina.
Carl R Johnson
Friday, 02 January 2015 09:34
My father, Robert E. Johnson drove a tank destroyer through to the Bulge in 1944-1945. Thank you for maintaining this site!
Donna Hegedus Catalano
Thursday, 01 January 2015 15:17
Just looking for info on my Father. I have his discharge papers and he is listed a Co A
656 TD BN recon car driver. Just wondering if anyone had any info on recon drivers for the TD's.
Burrowes (Bo) G. Stevens, III
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 10:54
My grandfather, Col. Burrowes G. Stevens, Sr., was the CO of 1st TD Group from 1943-1945 during campaigns in Africa, Normandy and Germany. I will gladly share a picture I have of my grandfather meeting my dad, B. G. Stevens, Jr., at St. Lo, Normandy, on 11 July, 1944, the day my dad arrived in France to take command of Co. B, 357th Inf Bn, 90th Inf Div. Both men were graduates of the USMA, West Point, classses of 1918 and June, 1943, respectively.
Saturday, 27 December 2014 01:07
My Father, Charles W. Anderson, served in the 772nd TD BN. He was 94 years old and passed away on Dec 23, 2014. He didn't talk much about the war, but I know he was proud to serve. I remember going to some of the army reunions and him and my mom going to some reunions for the 772nd TD BN.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 16:57
My grandfather, Henry "Johnny" Meyer was a tech sargeant in the 807th. He passed away in 1998. I attended two 807th reunions, Colorado Springs and Joplin, in the 90's. Really cherish hearing their stories and seeing the friendships that they established.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:59
I've been doing some research on my great uncle Ignatz Pawlowski who was in the 703rd. Thanks for the information on his unit.
Saturday, 13 December 2014 20:48
My name is Raymond Francisco - I am the grandson of Saul Anthony Francisco who was in the 645th tank destroyers I'm trying to find out as much info as possible or any photos that may have him in them . He passed about 10 yrs ago but I'm trying to preserve and document as much as possible for future generations of my family thank you
Carla and Liana Rinaldi
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 10:14
Our great-uncle was Private Gene V. DeRocchis. He was KIA on Sept. 22, 1944 in Holland and is buried in a private cemetery in Veroli, Italy. He was part of the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company A. His younger sister (our grandmother) is still alive. This website has been very useful in finding out information on his unit and for that we are grateful.
Friday, 05 December 2014 17:38
My dad is currently 93 years old and served in the HQ 640th and left in 1945. He was wondering who might be left in the team and if they wanted to talk or exchange discussion through email. Please respond to this email and I will get you in contact with my Dad! You can contact directly by my email email@example.com or Mom's email firstname.lastname@example.org. He would love to chat to any one in that team.
Sunday, 23 November 2014 22:36
My father-in-law was Carl B Mellinger, Sr. and servied in the 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion under Lt. Col. Wm. Bardes. My husband says his father rarely talked about the time over there...but we are certainly proud of him. Thank you for this excellent website!
Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:16
My uncle Jack Crowe was in 801st TD Bn. He passed away after a battle with cancer. A great man a hero to me. Always there for me and anyone who needed a helping hand. I was trying to find more about his war time experience. A great place to look.
RICHARD EIMERT, Jr.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:31
I am Rich,59 and had a friend ,Mr. Robert Hodges,667 tank destroyers passed away on Veterans day, he was a great friend and will be remembered, I just wanted those who possibly knew him to know, he was just about to turn 95,God bless everyone
Monday, 17 November 2014 19:58
My Uncle Manferd Oscar Driesel was with the 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion I have photo of him if you would kike please contact me thru email
Monday, 17 November 2014 11:46
My Dad (Mark Cobb) is at the bottom right in the 2001 Kentucky reunion picture.
He spoke fondly of these reunions and really loved going with my brother who lives in Franklin, Indiana. Unfortunately he is no longer with us. But I really appreciate this site in remembrance of his often mentioned Army unit.
—Stephen Cobb / Ithaca, NY
Nov. 17, 2014
Michelle Vining Burkhart
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:27
The photo of Half-pint sitting on the motorcycle was my Dad, Ralph L Vining. He was 4'11" and lied about his height to join the Army.
Sunday, 16 November 2014 14:04
My dad was in the 817th TD 3rd platoon recon. His name is Rodney Taylor. he passed in 1991, I tried to talk to him about his service but was only told by him he was a yard bird. So if anyone remembers his or what he was actualey doing while he served it would be nice to hear. email@example.com
Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:33
My father (CPL Marshall Smith) was in the 656th Company C. He is in the web site picture dated 11/10/1944. 2nd row 1st on the left. He passed away in 1973 at the age of 48. I was 17 at the time and never had a good chance to speak to him about his service. It was really nice to see a picture of his company. I have no pictures from his service days. I would love to hear from anyone who has a history of their service
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:36
My Dad Captain Maurice Ziegler served in 636th TD battalion company C. He was severely wounded a day or two before Rome was taken but survived due to skin grafts and penicillin. He had me in 1969 and spoke much about the war and some of the brave friends he lost during that time. He passed of natural causes in 1998.
Monday, 27 October 2014 17:13
Especially of value to me, are the photographs, in order to see not only the activities, but the clothing, equipment, and conditions these men experienced.
70th Tank Battalion (HRS)
Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:24
This is my grandfather! He died before I was born, and my mother, Parker, never spoke much about him. Although she is extremely smart and just a bit off from the rest of the family. My name is Haley Rivers, she is Parker Steele Rivers. Please feel free to reach out. 713.391.9442 Thank you for writing this; it's a beautiful tribute!
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:07
Great site! My great uncle Leroy Hecker was in company B of the 610th. Was wondering if anyone could tell me more about that company?
Sunday, 19 October 2014 16:34
My Grandfather Robert Green, was a Corporal with 705th tank destroyer battalion, Charlie Co, 2nd Platoon. He was wounded Dec. 24, 1944 at the Battle of the Bulge. He passed away in 2002 RIP.
Theresa Giunti Calciano
Sunday, 19 October 2014 16:27
My dad Anglo F Giunti was in the 643rd Battalion as Tec 5 B
serial # 32641327
Saturday, 18 October 2014 23:31
My dad, Patrick O'Connor,served wlith the 644th TankDestroyer Bn. Co. B.
Friday, 17 October 2014 11:40
My great uncle was in the 601st Tank Destroyer Reconnaissance Company. Any one has any information to share about the recon company I would welcome it. Thanks for the web site.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
Do you have any records indicating anyone from NE NM served with the 804th? Thank you.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 11:48
I believe my father Harry Eugene Hendrickson was in a WWII tank destroyer battalion. He was from Illinois, and I believe he did basic in Texas. Any way to find out more?
Friday, 19 September 2014 23:25
My Dad was with the 771st however it is shown in his paperwork that he was attached to the 84th inf. div. do you have any insight to this information. He was wounded and received the bronze star for action on Jan. 8, 1945 in Belgium.
Bill Vollen d orff
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:17
My uncle, Col. Robert E. (Emmitt) Vollendorff of Walla Walla, Wa , served with the 821st TD as an officer in Headquarters Company and was in the reconnassance portion. I have a copy of the unit history which was written after he died in 1972. I would like to know more about his service. Anyone with information may contace me at my email address.
Carolyn Edwards Fielding
Monday, 15 September 2014 09:57
Charles E. Edwards
Name changed from:
Charles Louis Edwards to
Charles Edmon Edwards
3/05/1909 – 3/3/70
PVT Med Det 609 TD BN
Carolyn Edwards Fielding
Monday, 15 September 2014 09:42
Thank you Sharyn Edwards Humphrey. Here is a little more information.
Sunday, 14 September 2014 20:26
I never met my grandfather and am looking for info:
his grave stone At Lafayette Memorial Fayetteville, NC
Charles E. Edwards
PVT Med Det 609 TD BN
Thursday, 04 September 2014 01:20
My dad, Percy Bryant was a tank driver in 705th. Have his discharge papers but seeing his name on the roster just confirms his service to me.
Monday, 01 September 2014 10:44
My Father, Irving Green, was at the Staff Sergeants HQTRS, July 44-April 45, under Capts. Zach and Minton, can not make out the Majors name. That is what I can find on a Merit Certificate he was given.
Sunday, 24 August 2014 21:07
My father, Leroy Moore, according to his discharge papers, served with the 603rd TDB as an armorer (50cal gunner). I can find no records of his specific unit during that portion of his WWII service, although I have a great deal of info on his service as a ball turret gunner on B-17's at Thorpe Abbotts, England. He apparently was shifted from flight status to ground infantry status. How can I go about finding a listing of units or rosters affiliated with the 603rd.that might give me an indication as to his service from just before D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge and the eventual freeing of the interred at Buchenwald? Any direction would be sincerely appreciated.
Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:16
My dad, Earl Walker TD 807th. He now has started telling me stories. Wondering if 807 is having a reunion or if any of them are even still alive?
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:21
Great website with so much information. My Grandfather Paul A. Weakland was part of the 692nd T.D. BN.
David G. Rackley
Saturday, 09 August 2014 19:10
Greetings, I recently found out that my father served in the 636th td battalion. His name was Homer Glenn Rackley. He was from Alpine, Texas and has since passed and I was hoping to learn more about his mitilary career.
Friday, 08 August 2014 17:06
Thanks for putting together a great site. My father was in the medical corp of the 607th
LTC Larry Croucher
Monday, 28 July 2014 14:23
Greetings from Fort Hood, Texas and the 3d Cavalry Regiment. We are starting the process of requesting unit lineage for the 603rd Tank Destroyer BN as part of our realignment of the Regiment. 703rd was attached to 3d Cav Group in WWII. We have an anti-armor company that we want to rename the 603rd Tank Destroyer Company. Would like to talk to someone with extensive knowlegde of the unit about this. Thanks
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 23:08
Great site and history. First time I've found the dates I have from my grandfather anywhere. He was in the 672nd and told me some great memories. RIP Cpl Earl W Emery, 1918-1999