My cousen Russell Kunz was in the 607th TD. He was born in a lake community of Leland WA and worked as a logger and shingle splitter. Joined the C.C.C as a logger then when the draft was started he was the FIRST from the county to join
Hello ! My father was Capt. Robert C. Miller of Carlock, IL. He was in First Platoon of Company A of the 691st Tank Destroyer Battalion. My husband and I are researching to see where he was during the war. He was wounded on November 5, 1944 at Toul, France, just west of Nancy, France. If anyone out there has any additional helpful information about Capt. Robert C. Miller would be most appreciated.
My grandfather, Henry H. Allen, enlisted at the maximum age of 38. He had previously served as a Special Investigator with the U.S. Armed Forces Ordinance Department, but he felt the need to do more. He earned the designation of Expert Rifleman at basic training at Fort Hood, and was then ***gned stateside to Company D of the 812th Tank Battalion. There, he learned to drive tanks and tank destroyers and then taught those skills to others (Tank Driver 1736). I have a photo of some members of 2nd platoon, Company D of the 812th Tank Battalion training during WWII that I would like to submit. Service members in the photo are listed on the back of the photo as Parker (from North Carolina), Henry Allen Jr., Sherman (front), Daly (back), Promes (front), Chumley (back) and Les Spencer (from Pennsylvania). Where can I submit the photo?
My father was a staff sergeant leading a 57mm aniti-tank gun crew with the 1st battalion of the 379th infantry, 95th Division. He was at the capture of the Saar Rver bridgehead at Saarlautern. He often told me stories of a tank destroyer that was next to him on the bridgehead during the tremendous artillery bombardment they received. He always mentioned the kindness of the tank destroyer crew that invited him and his men inside the tank destroyer to get some relief. I believe the tank destroyer was a part of the 607th. I would be interested in hearing any information anybody might have regarding the tank destroyer crew that was on the bridgehead along side my dad as I am in the process of documenting my father's experiences for my kids and grandkids.
My dad, Sgt. Allen Fields, served in the 629th Tank Destroyer Battalion from May 1941-September 1945. Thank you for your website. My dad never talked about the war, so it's nice to know his footprints.