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Date: 30 June 2003
Name: Matthew Phillips
Address: 7722 Pruitt Dr
City, State, ZIP: Galveston, TX 77554
Subject: David C. Collinsworth
I am trying to learn more about the experiences of David Collinworth, my dad's
stepfather. I know he served with
E Co./15th from Jan 15-16, 1945 to Feb. 1, 1945 when he was wounded. After
some extensive research in the National Archives on the campaign at Colmar,
and comparing the events with his personal recollections (which he shared very
rarely) I believe he was wounded east of Durrenentzen near the Bois de la Hart
while his company was trying to secure the Rhone-Rhine Canal bridge to
Baltzenheim. Anyone who knew him, please contact me by mail, email, or
phone. Any information from those who knew him would be very meaningful to my
family as Pepaw has been gone for 8 years this July.
Thanks much. Matthew Phillips
Date: June 30, 2003
Name: J. Howard Lucas
Address: 1212 Berwick Road
City, State, ZIP: Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Telephone: (205) 995-1301
Subject: Pfc. Lee D. Lucas, Jr.
My brother was killed on Anzio, April 14, 1944. He was a machine gunner. My
parents are dead and we are most anxious to gather details about his death,
campaigns, etc. The Army records company in Illinois advised us that his
records apparently burned in a fire.
His name and military address is as follows:
Pfc. Lee D. Lucas, Jr., Company C, 30th Infantry, 3rd Division, Fifth Army.
His mail I.D. is 34,801,528. Thanks. Howard Lucas
Name: Charles King Jr
Subject: 760th Tank Battalion
Comments: Charles King served 1944-1945 in Sicily & up to Rome . He was a tank
commander with 760th tank battalion .
I would love to find any information on his unit and battles & campaigns the
unit fought . Thank you , Charles King Jr
Date: 06 /27 2003
Name: Mr. Brandon C. Traister
Address: 10 Denver Road
City, State, ZIP: Marlton, NJ 08053-3834
Fax: 856-985-5354 (Fax)
Subject: Interviewing War Veterans from the New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia area
Comments: I am a 21-year-old college student majoring in Military History and
I am currently a member of the New Jersey Army National Guard. I am interested
in meeting with and interviewing War Veterans from the New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia area. I am willing to travel to
any of the states mentioned for the interview. The interview would take about
one hour in length. The interview would be videotaped and later transcribed.
All that I ask for is one hour of your time and I will finish the rest.
I am doing this project for a number of reasons. It is a school project, a
personal project and my greatest interest. All my free time is spent with
veterans. I am also active in coordinating veterans to speak at Libraries and
Communities Centers in Pennsylvania.
When my project is completed I will send you copies of the interview and a
copy will be submitted to the Library of Congress – Veterans History Project.
If you are interested in participating please contact me as soon as possible.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Mr. Brandon C. Traister
Date: June 26, 2003
Name: Howard Simon
Subject: 119th AAA GunBn.(Mobile) WW 2
Comments: I was in 119th from formation in 1943 to end of war in 1945. Would
like to hear from anyone, veteran or relative.
Date: 06 /26 2003
Name: George Ellis
Address: 1020 Wildwood Pk. Rd.
City, State, ZIP: Florence Al. 35630
Telephone: 256 -764-5838
Subject: D.S.C. To Lt. Henry C. Camp Co G 15th Regt. 3 rd. I.D.
Comments: Any one with info on Lt. Camp. K.I.A. Feb. 13th 1951. Recipient of
D.S. C. Silver Star , Bronze Star with V.
I am sending his photo to A.B.M.C. for the Korean War Honor Roll. ...my
name IS George Ellis serve in 780th Field Artillery, 51 and 52.
Name: Carol Nelson (Besch)
Address: 5507 St Charles Loop NE
City, State, ZIP: Olympia
Subject: Looking for Information
Recently I received my Uncles IDPF file (Individual Deceased Personnel File).
He was KIA on 4/13/45 in Germany near Bamberg. Under cause of death is says
SFW Lt side.
Someone had told me that GSW means gun shot wound and IDPF's have been know to
use that abbreviation,
however I cannot find out what SFW means. Can anyone out there help me out.
I have a letter sent to my grandfather from the Chaplain who said he was
guarding German prisoners when the German Air force flew over dropping
anti-personnel bombs and one landed near him. I don't know if that would help.
Name: William Blackenburg Kelley
Subject: PFC William Blackenburg
I am looking for anyone who knew PFC William Blackenburg who was Killed in
Action September 23, 1943 while on patrol near Mount Casino.
PFC Blackenburg was a member of Company L, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division
PFC Blackenburg was my uncle.
Date: 24 June 2003
Name: Donald Roy
Subject: RE: REQUEST #1827
On 8 June 03 I received information in regards to my Uncle Robert Jacob who
died in Italy in 1943.
My e-mails were deleted form my work computer and I do not have the names of
the people that had sent me information
and was asking for my address.
If they reply again I will gladly send my address.
Thank You SFC Roy
Name: Brian Cole
Address: 1353 E. 500 S.
City, State, ZIP: Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Subject: Finding out info about Sgt Salvatore (WWII)
Comments: I am trying to find out information about Antonucci Salvatore from
NYC. he was in the 3rd ID in WWII he went into action as a sergeant
replacement just after the invasion of Southern France. He was wounded in
action and was awarded the Silver Star. I am trying to find anyone who could
tell me anything about his war time service. Company, regt, stories etc.) I
am doing this for his daughter who is my neighbor. Her father died about ten
years after the end of the war and wants to pass on information about her
father to her children. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
Date: June 22, 2003
Name: Gregory Meeker
Subject: Searching for 3ID who knew SPC Edward (Pete) Meeker
Comments: My dad was SPC Edward (Pete) Meeker, in Korea from 17 Nov 50-16 Aug
51. He was a signalman with 39th FA. Entered service Jamestown, NY 14 Jan 49.
25 Jan 49 ARR basic trng Camp Pickett VA. 7APR49 ARR Ft Monmouth Signal School
Co"G". ARR 27 Jan 50 FA School Ft Benning with 41rst FA, transfered to 39th FA
13 Aug 50. DPT 30 Aug50 San Francisco aboard USS MANN, ARR Moji Harbor Japan
14 Sept 50. ARR 17 NOV 50 aboard USNS MARINE LYNX Wonson Harbor,NK. - Hamhung
where his barracks burned. DPT 24 Dec for Puson aboard USS GEN RANDELL. I
appreciate any help. Attached is a photo of him. I have quite a few photos of
men he served with, if needed.
Thank You. Sincerely, Gregory Meeker
Date: June 21, 2003
Name: Doretha Mc Coy Chambers
Subject: PFC Levi Mc Coy
Comments: I am trying to find out has much information about my father as
possible. He died in a car accident in 1971 my mother was carrying my baby
sister. Her birthday is in July and has a surprise to her I like to put a
memento together for her. Any one that knew him any pictures, stories and info
will be greatly appreciated. He served in Korea 1952-53 left from Fort
Jackson, SC. Thank You, Doretha McCoy Chambers
Name: Marvin Milton Risner
Address: 12641 Hwy 613
City, State, ZIP: Moss Point, Mississippi 39562-8423
Subject: location of John Ronald Squires
Comments: I served with this man during world war 2 in the 315th engineer
and would like to,,,,if at all possible...get in touch with him.
Date: June 20, 2003
Name: Gail McSorley
Address: 1700 Kendrick St., 2nd Fl.
City, State, ZIP: Philadelphia, PA 19152
Subject: Leyte, Phillipines
Comments: I am trying to find out any information about my father Jerry Serkin,
an Army PFC during WWII, maybe was a medic, in Leyte, Phillipines. I don't
know division number or anything. His records were lost in the fire in the
1970's at the Army's St. Louis Records Division. He died in 1964 and I have
been searching for more about what he did there and what division, etc. Any
information at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Name: Suzanne Davies
Address: 3 Livale Court Bettws Newport Monmothshire
City, State, ZIP: UK
Telephone: 01633 852664
Comments: Hello, My father served in WW11 in the UK. His name was Mario Farino
and he came from Paterson New Jersey, where he embarked and disembarked. He
also had several brothers serving in the UK at the same time. He was in the
motor pool in Goodrich Crescent and was stationed at Malpas in Newport. I can
only assume he was in an infantry regt. He is now deceased and neither I or my
brother who lives in New Jersey have any more history of which division he was
in. My mother is also deceased so we have no one to ask. I think he was at the
Battle of the Bulge any information would be gratefully received Thanks
Name: Ann Kulonda
Address: 372 Thunder Circle
City, State, ZIP: Bensalem PA 19020
Subject: 109th semi-mobile medic unit with the 3rd army
My father was attached to this unit, which liberated Pilsen in Czechoslovakia,
among other actions.
I would like to know if there are any photos of this unit, and some more
specific idea of what action they saw.
Thank you much!
p.s. I appreciate your respect for good grammar and punctuation!
Date: June 18th, 2003
Name: Skyler Johnston
Address: P.o. Box 495
City, State, ZIP: Alton, Mo 65606
Subject: Raymond R. Batchelor
I am in search of information on the late Raymond R. Batchelor. He was in
Company H, 15th Infantry in World War Two.
He was a Heavy Mortar Crewman #1607. He was awarded 4 Bronze Stars and the
French Croix de Guerre. I have no idea why.
I am his great-grandson and I requested his records and I was told that they
burned in a fire.
All I got was his discharge papers. He never talked about his wartime service.
I would like to get as much
information possible on him and the people that served with him. Thank you
very much for your help.
Name: John L. Gatton, Jr.
Location: 7108 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville, KY
Comments: I was Chief Quartermaster on LCI(l)96 which landed members of the
3rd Infantry Division at Licata, Sicily on
that D-Day. Surviving members of LCI Flotilla 4, have an annual reunion each
year. There were 24 units in our Flotilla. numbers 83-96, 319-326, and
349-350. We were not Regular Navy we were Coast Guard. The Flotilla made the
Salerno, Normandy and Okinawa Landings.
We lost four of our units, #85,#91,#92 & #93 at Normandy.
I'm kinda computer illiterate. I believe our Home Page is www.cardinal.
Date: June 16th 2003
Name: PASCAL Michel - MITCHY
Address: 16 residence CHAMPAGNE ARDENNE
City, State, ZIP: 52200 LANGRES - FRANCE
Subject: 10th Engineer combat battalion CO A
I looking for information about 10th engineer combat battalion during WW2, I'm
the secretary of the ROCK OF THE MARNE ASSOCIATION in FRANCE and I would like
to write a report about this unit. With my group we also re enact 10th
Engineer combat battalion CO A.
If you have stories, pics, information, please contact me....
I DONT FORGET THE SACRIFICE OF US SOLDIERS, THANKS SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU HAVE
DONE FOR FREEDOM DURING WW2 !!
Date: June 16, 2003
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Date: 15 Jun 2003
Name: Cordia Williamson
Comments: My dad was in the 3rd infantry in 1944-1948(?) 82nd airborne.
How can I get more info. about his time in the army?
Date: 12 Jun 2003
Name: Ray Hilgart
Address: 8211 Poplar Grove Dr
City, State, ZIP: Warrenton, VA 20187-4361
Subject: Company I, 15th Infantry
A close friend of the family was Sgt Lloyd C Tatroe. He was WIA on 24 Sep
1944 in Southern France and DOW on 6 Oct 1944. In that he was a member of
Company I, 15th Infantry, can anyone provide information as the location of
his unit on 24 Sept 1944?? Thanks.
Date: 11 June 2003
Name: David H. Wolfskill
Address: 751 Canyon Rd.
City, State, ZIP: Redwood City, CA 94062-3023
Telephone: (650) 364-0253
FAX: (775) 305-2251
Subject: John M. Wolfskill, Company B 10th Engineer Combat Battalion WWII
My father, John M. Wolfskill, served in the 10th Engineer Combat Battalion
during WWII -- Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy (wounded 10 Feb 1944),
southern France, Rhineland, and central Europe.
He died 11 May 1965; I was 13 then, and my brother and sisters were younger.
They now have kids of their own, and I'm trying to find more information about
his experiences so I may share that information with his descendants. I have
his discharge papers, as well as some correspondence from his time overseas
(including the telegram informing his mother & sister that he had been
"seriously wounded"). I am also in the process of trying to get any
information I can from St. Louis, and regret that I didn't start this well
before Dec 1973.
I will appreciate clues.
Name: Christofer Andersen
Address: 1916 E Osage Orange Ave.
City, State, ZIP: Salt Lake City Ut.
Subject: Attempt to find info on My Uncle Pvt William Hart
My Uncle Pvt. William F. Hart DOB 03-20-26 A.S.N. 39480106 Killed in Action
03-11-45 near the town of Bruchhausen Germany
The only Information that I have on his unit is Co.L 310I.N.S.A. RO.78
He is from Washington State and was stationed at Fort Lewis before being sent
over seas, and He was at the battle of the
Bridge of Raymogon. (Remagen?)
I would like to hear from anyone that knew him there and I would like to find
out where he is buried , I think it is somewhere in Belgium.
Date: June 11, 2003
Name: Stu Richards
Address: 113 W. Market St.
City, State, ZIP: Orwigsburg, Pa. 17961
Subject: Sgt. Harold Messerschmidt Medal Of Honor.
Hello I am a writer working on a history of medal of honor holders here in
Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. I am in search of any soldier or person who
knew or may have served with Sgt. Harold Messerschmidt. He was awarded the
MOH for actions on Sept. 17 1944 near Radden France.
Date: June 10, 2003
Name: April Stankevitz
Address: 4058 Pacific Ave
City, State, ZIP: Tacoma, WA 98418
Subject: RE: Missing Solider
Comments: Hi, I am looking for anyone who remembers serving overseas, in
Swhweinfurt, Germany with a young solider 18-23. His name was James
Serritella. He was originally from the Illinois area. I know that he was
stationed in this are from around 1973-1974. I have been looking for him for
almost 30 years. Anyone with any information please contact me. Thank You
Name: William E. Battin
Address: 5490 Wagon Wheel Court
City, State, ZIP: Colo. Springs, CO 80915
Subject: MIA PFC Harold A Battin WWII Co. C, 30th Inf Regiment
Comments: PFC Battin MIA 15 March 1945 near Epping Uttwilerweg road. (SERIAL
NUMBER 37364691) Two French farmers claim body removed about 15 May,1946, with
bodies of PFC's McEldownley & Stankowski. War Department reports have no
record and check of St. Avold cemetery by me shows him MIA. Checks of 30th
Inf History books, name not listed, all records from Army say 30th Inf Co. C.
Is it Possible some one may remember him? that really knew him. My family
would be grateful for any info. Thank you : William E Battin
Date: June 10,2003
Name: Lew Murray
Address: 4010 Circle View Drive
City, State, ZIP: Williamsburg, MI 49690
Subject: 12th Army Group/Herb Murray
My father, Lt. Herbert Murray served in the MP with the 12th Army Group. One
of his documents mentions "special troops".
I believed they were somehow attached to headquarters. He spoke a lot of
Belgium and Luxembourg and the Battle of the Bulge.
Was looking for more information on what his role in Europe may have been or
if anyone may have known him. I can't find much on the MP role with the 12th
Army group. Any insight there would also be appreciated.
Thank you for your help and thank you to all of our veterans who sacrificed so
much for our comforts today. LPM
Name: Anna Vasquez
Comments: looking for SPC RODRIGUEZ, JOSE. I Haven't heard from him. If he is
reading this I would like to let him know that the Vasquez family is very
proud of him and to hurry back home. love you and GOD BLESS!
Date: June 8, 2003
Name: Sheila Brumfield
Subject: 663 Ordnance Company
Comments: I am looking for any one who was at 663rd Ordnance Company at
Ledward Barracks when Mark Neuse was the Captain.
Subject: David Bartlett
Comments: I'm trying to find anybody who might know David Bartlett. All the
information I have is he was stationed at Nellingen Barracks, Nellingen, West
Germany somewhere between 1970 and 1973.
Date: June 8, 2003
Subject: List of Troops at Ft. Knox in 1945
Comments: HI, I AM LOOKING FOR A SOLDIER THAT WAS STATIONED AT FORT KNOX
KENTUCKY IN MAY 1945. HE WAS DUE TO SHIP OUT WHEN NEWS OF THE END OF THE WAR
CAME. I DON'T KNOW HIS UNIT, OR ID #, WHERE CAN I FIND A LIST OF THE TROOPS
DURING THAT TIME? MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS
Date: June 8, 2003
Name: Karol Smith
Subject: Edward H. Smith
Hi, I'm looking for information from someone who knew my Dad. I don't have any
information except that he was stationed
at Fort Knox Kentucky in May-June, 1945. He was getting ready to ship out
when the news came that the war was over.
His name is Edward H. Smith.
I'd like to surprise him for Father's day with someone that
might remember him. He was in a Army ground troop, don't know which one.
Also, to contact anyone that took basic training in the WAC Unit in Anniston,
ALA. in 1964-65. Thanks so much
Date: June 7, 2003
Name: R. Freber
Subject: Charles S. Ferber, 3rd WWII vet
Comments: Mr. Ferber is a WWII veteran of the 3rd Infantry serving from
landings in N. Africa thru Italian Campaigns to end of war in Germany. I would
like to know which regiment & company he fought with so I can trace the
history of his footsteps. I will be extremely grateful for any info &
references that you can/will provide. Thank you. Sincerely, R.F.
Date: June 6, 03
Subject: 313th infantry co h 79th division us army
looking for any info regarding this unit. my dad served at rhineland, northern
france and normandy campaigns
Date: June 6, 2003
Name: Donald Roy
Subject: Robert Jacob
I am trying to do research on my uncle Robert T. Jacob.
He shot on 25 Nov 43 at Pietro Vairano Italy. I do not have a copy of his
paperwork but I do know his serial number.
He was Infantry this is all the information that I have. Any help will be
Thank You SFC Roy
Date: 5 June 2003
Name: Bryon Cleaton
Address: Cmr 475 Box 544
City, State, ZIP: APO AE 09036
Subject: DTOC , 123rd Sig BN, RATTRiggers
Lost contact with old team members. I am looking for Randy Secrest or a
Daniel Varnes that was stationed at 123rd Sig BN at Hindenburg Kaserne
Wurzburg Germany between 1985-1991. Try to contact for a possible reunion.
Also anybody that was stationed there and want to contact me feel free to do
Rock of the Marne
Name: Doris Ward Cooper
Subject: Full band score for The Dogface Soldier
Comments: Hello. My father served during WW II, and I would like to find the
full band score for The Dogface Soldier.
Do you have any idea where I can locate this sheet music? Thank you for your
Subject: 3/64th Armored Division, Schwinefurt Germany
Comments: I AM TRYING TO FIND MY CLOSE FRIENDS THAT WERE STATIONED IN THE 3/64
HHQ BOM FROM 77/79 WITH 1ST G MOUNTS . AND CPT JAMES HESS.
Name: Robert A Stefanowicz
Subject: Norman Mohar Memoir ... Bad Kissingen
Comments: I am trying to reach veteran's who were in the 30th Infantry
Regiment when it passed through the Bavarian town of Bad Kissingen during the
6 - 8 April 1945 period. As I understand the history, in specific, it was the
2nd and 3rd battalion that swept into the small city and accepted the
surrender without a shot being fired. I wonder if the Norman Mohar memoir
recalls these events? Unfortunately, the on line version ends as the division
enters Germany. Are you in contact with him so I may ask and are you in
contact with any other veterans from that period who could help with first
hand accounts or photos?
Hope to hear from you ...
Name: STEVIE A DAVIS
Address: 620WHITNEY CHASE
Subject: LOOKING FOR FREINDS
Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR ANYBODY THAT WAS IN THE 3/63ARMORED DIVISION HHQ
FROM 77-78 WHEN CPT JAMES HESS AND 1ST G MOUNTS WHERE THERE.OR SSGT JHON
RANSOM.OR SSGT OTIS GRANT.
Name: PE Reynolds
Address: 908 460th Street
City, State, ZIP: Ledyard Ia.
Telephone: 515 272 4565
Subject: Albert Paulson Co.I 30th Inft. 3rd Inft. Division
This man was KIA 9/12/44 some where in France. Would like to know where his
outfit was at the time. I hope to go to France and would like to visit the
area. He was drafted out of school after completing his junior year and
wounded in Italy, according to his sister.
Thank you PE Reynolds