This photo from the Proctor and Gamble website shows Platoon Sgt. Anthony Urkevich, of the 635th Tank Destroyer battalion, standing left front with his crew with their M3 half-track and towed 3 inch gun. Anthony was a P & G employee for 40 years after the war.
Photo of Brigadier General Wint Smith who was Commanding Officer of the 635th during WWII.
Shown is N. Lee Shonkwiler on left, Kenneth A. Millar center and Bernard Schnees on right. All three served in C Company of the 635th Tank Destryer Bn. The photo was taken at Schnees farm in Delaware County, OH in July of 1980. Photo courtesy of Shawn McCalla.
This American 76mm (actually the 3 inch, 76.2mm) towed gun of the 635th TD Bn was knocked out of action by fire from German tanks in the battle at Humain, Belgium. Fifteen enemy tanks were destroyed in the same battle. Dec 28, 1944. Signal Corps Photo #198424 from the National Archives.
Shown is Sergeant T.C. Ford, his wife and daughter Judy. It is dated April 1942, and at the time, the unit was stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo. Photo courtesy of Rob Brown.
Here is a view of "Company Street" of the 635th, while the unit was at Camp San Luis Obispo. Photo courtesy of Rob Brown.
Shown is Cpl. Richard Kahnweiler who is dressed for a field march. Photo is dated July 1942. He was a friend of Bob Thomas and the story was that he was Jewish and had fled Europe back in the 30s. When the unit was in Germany, Richard went into a house where he had lived and found some of his old schoolbooks It is believed that the city was Cologne, Germany. Photo courtesy of Rob Brown.
A photo labelled Don and friend at Camp Worden, Washington. Courtesy of Rob Brown.
Sgt. Ernest "Ernie" Rousselot on left with Sgt. Earl Frances, while the unit was in Burbank, California. Courtesy of Rob Brown.
Shown is Helen and Delbert (possibly Delbert Geier) at Oak Grove Park in California. The date is November 26 (Thanksgiving) 1942. Courtesy of Rob Brown.
Jack Forbes and wife Molly pose at San Luis Obispo, in April of 1942. Photo courtesy of Rob Brown.
Marie and Cecil Morris pose with their daughter Jean at the Santa Barbara Mission. Photo is dated April 4, 1942. Courtesy of Rob Brown.
Sgt Bob Thomas stands with his wife Mary, at San Luis Obispo, California. Photo courtesy of Rob Brown.
Three friends take a stroll on a street in Nice, France. The date is June 19, 1944, and 1st Sergeant Bob Thomas is shown in center. Courtesy of Rob Brown.
Bob Thomas is shown on left with an unknown soldier somewhere is Germany. Photo is labelled October 1944. Courtesy of Rob Brown.
Sgt. Bob Thomas on right gives some instruction to another soldier. Photo taken while Stationed at Camp Robinson, Arkansas in 1941. Camp Robinson was a National Guard facility and where the 635st was established. Courtesy of Rob Brown.
Soldiers L to R are Ernie Rousselot, Earl W. Francis and Delmar or Harold Senne, pose with three Warner Brothers starlets while in Burbank, California. The girl on the right is Julie Bishop, the girl in the center is Marilyn Maxwell and the girl on the left is Donna Reed. Miss Reed would become quite famous later. At the time, Ernie was in a relationship with Miss Reed but the war and her imminent fame would ultimately end their romance. Photo is dated May 1942. Courtesy of Rob Brown, additional information provided by Justin Rousselot.
Sgt. Carl Prideaux, who the men called "Gabe" in a formal shot from Camp Hood Texas. Courtesy of Rob Brown.
2nd platoon of an unknown company of the 635th. Edward "Jack" Fuller is sitting 3rd from left in the front row. Photo courtesy of Ed Fuller.
Edward "Jack" Fuller is leaning against a truck with Sargeant William E. Koenig standing nearby. Sgt Koenig was Killed-in-Action by a sniper's bullet on December 20, 1944. At the time he was leading his Recon Section of B Company in a dismounted attacked near the city of Bogheim, Germany. Sgt Koenig was from Lake County, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Ed Fuller.
A large group of B Company personnel with Edward "Jack" Fuller shown kneeling in the front row, third from the left. The photo is believed to have been taken while the unit was in England. Courtesy of Ed Fuller.
Edward "Jack" Fuller is sitting with what looks like a .30 caliber machine gun. Taken in France. Photo courtesy of Ed Fuller.
As the 635th moves through a town in France, the residents joyfully greet their liberators. Photo courtesy of Ed Fuller.
Identified as the Headquarters for the 635th, the door is labeled as the "Panther Playhouse". Photo courtesy of Ed Fuller.