Request: am searching any information on Albert O'Keefe was in g com. 15th inf.
Africa, Sicily and France. If anyone knows where he is or anything about him please
contact me. I believe he was from Penn. Don't know where he settled after the war
thanks for any information.
I have most of the divisional histories of participation in the Colmar Pocket - "Operation Cheerful," was anything but. Will send by e-mail if interested. About 15 German divisions attacked in the Alsace alone, and the Lorraine campaign was Patton's bloodiest. My father was hit at Selestat in the Colmar Pocket while serving with the 36th infantry division.
Comments: Looking for information on the 3rd infantry division wyo. 7infantry co A7 , world war two. My father, Albert Haskell served with unit and records were destroyed in St. Louis fire.
Monday, February 28, 2000 REQUEST
Jerry D. Lee
Address: ENG BDE, 1ID
Unit 27562 Box 224, apoae 09139
Telephone: 0951-290023 (Germany)
request: I'm looking for any information on the Names of the three 2nd Battalion,
15th Infantry (3rd Infantry Division) soldiers who died on 13 April 1945 between the
towns of Erlau and Mulhendorf near Bamberg Germany. The town of Erlau is putting
up a monument in remembrance of the events that occurred that day and would like
to include the names of the American soldiers who also died there on this day. Any
information anyone can provide me would be of great help. Thank You.
Monday, February 28, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 19111 PUTTING GREEN DRIVE
City: HUMBLE, TEXAS 77346
Request: MY FATHER, WENDELL HOPPUS SESSIONS, DIED FEB.10.1999. I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON HIS SERVICE DURING WWII.
UNFORTUNATELY I DON'T HAVE VERY MUCH TO GO ON--HE WAS A VERY PRIVATE PERSON. WHAT IS KNOWN IS HE SERVED INITIALLY AT KELSO,
WASHINGTON FOR BASIC TRAINING. HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TRANSFERRED TO THE 78 COASTAL ARTILLERY, OUTSIDE LOS ANGELES,
WHERE HE SPENT APPROXIMATELY 3 YEARS. HE WAS PROMOTED TO SERGEANT. HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TRANSFERRED TO CAMP HORN (?),
CALIFORNIA TO TRAIN RECRUITS FOR A YEAR WHEN THE COASTAL ARTILLERY UNITS WERE BROKEN-UP. FINALLY HE
RECEIVED ADVANCED INFANTRY TRAINING AT LOVE FIELD, TEXAS; PRIOR TO BEING SENT OVERSEAS TO JOIN GENERAL PATTON'S 3RD ARMY, IN THE FALL OF 1944.
HE PARTICIPATED IN THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE, AND WAS WOUNDED SERIOUSLY IN ACTION IN EARLY MARCH 1945; AS GENERAL PATTON WAS
ATTEMPTING TO CROSS THE RHINE RIVER NEAR KOBLENZ. MY FATHER HAD RISEN RAPIDLY TROUGH THE RANKS ACHIEVING THE RANK OF MAJOR,
AND WAS NOMINATED FOR THE SILVER STAR, AND WAS AWARDED THE PURPLE HEART, FOR HIS
CONDUCT UNDER FIRE. HIS WOUNDS REQUIRED 4 MONTHS OF HOSPITALIZATION, AND HE WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE
SURVIVED--HAVING HAD TO CRAWL BACK TO HIS OWN LINES, HAVING BEEN GIVEN UP FOR DEAD BY HIS COMRADES WHO WERE UNDER HEAVY
ENEMY FIRE. MY FATHER WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCHARGED WITH A 100% DISABILITY FROM THE ARMY.
HEREIN LIES MY PROBLEM, AND DILEMMA.
MY FATHER'S RANK AND AWARDS COULD NOT BE PROVEN (THE RED CROSS SPENT 18 MONTHS LOOKING FOR VERIFICATION)--SOMETHING
ABOUT LOST PAPERWORK IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING BATTLEFIELD, WITH MANY CASUALTIES WERE THE GIVEN REASONS. HE WAS DISCHARGED
WITH THE RANK OF SERGEANT, AND NO MEDAL. AS WAS HIS NATURE
THESE THING WERE SOON FORGOTTEN, AND HE WENT ABOUT LIVING THE REST OF HIS LIFE--NOT UNCOMMON FOR HIS GENERATION. HIS GRAVE IS IN
A VETERAN'S CEMETERY IN EAGLE POINT, OREGON. HE WAS A GOOD FATHER, A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN, AND CITIZEN SOLDIER. A GOOD
AMERICAN. HE CARED NOT!
FOR FAME AND MEDALS. HOWEVER, TO ME, HIS GRAVESTONE SEEMS IN!
COMPLETE AND INACCURATE. I'LL REMEMBER HIM FOR THE MAN AND FATHER HE
ALWAYS WAS, AND THIS WILL HAVE NO REFLECTION ON THAT, BUT IF HE IS DESERVING OF THESE MERITS, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT HIS COUNTRY HAS
LET HIM DOWN. I FAITHFULLY HOPE THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO SERVED WITH HIM, AND REMEMBER HIM, AND CAN HELP RESTORE THESE
BENEFITS, POSTHUMOUSLY. I WILL SINCERELY APPRECIATE ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE ME.
Monday, February 28, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 3301 Bartley Lane
Modesto, CA 95355
Request: I am looking for information on my uncle: 1st Lt. James B. Moore, of A Company, 180th Inf. Regt. 45th Division. He was in the Army in France 1944 and
was killed in Munich on April 30, 1945. He was part of the Rhine River crossing.
Thank you, Jim Richter
Sun, 27 Feb 2000 REQUEST
Organization: Famous Marks, Inc.
4105 Ridgebrook Bluffs, Raleigh, NC 27603
local 919-779-5968 / fax 919-779-3866 / cell phone 919-614-3265
Hi. Can you point me to information on the 3rd Infantry Division, 9th Field Artillery / Battery A. I'm trying to help my dad, Sgt.
James A. Smith, III (Kenilworth, NJ) locate army buddies and/or news on them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Joyce
Saturday, February 26, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 12904 S. 29th Ave
Bellevue, NE 68123
Request: I am looking for information on my Dad's WWII experience. I am just starting and don't have a clue what unit he was with or where he serviced. Here is
what I do know. He was an ambulance driver. He left Aberdeen SD for Ft. Leavenworth on March 6th 1942. Went to Camp Barkeley for Basic Training in the
Medical Corp. then on to Camp Clovis NM. He was in North Africa, Sicily, France and
Germany. Left Germany on the 5th of June 1945. I do not have a unit or army unit.
Can anyone point me in the right direction. His name was Tony Roblewsky. I found a Picture and on the back it has 713 RY.OPR.BN
I think it stands for 713 Recovery Operation Battalion. What outfit or unit they were assigned I do not know. Any pointer where to look,
Sat, 26 Feb 2000 REQUEST
From: Dolly Ratliff ( I was request #44 on your website ) Dolberry6@aol.com
Thought I would send you a picture of dad (Carl David Johnson) and his army buddy. Dad is on
the left in the picture facing you and his buddy, which sadly I don't recall his name is the taller one on the right. If you show this to anyone and they
happen to know of a soldier in the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion who was killed in action overseas please let me know. Again, Dolly Ratliff
Friday, February 25, 2000 REQUEST
Address: P. O. Box 72525
Davis, CA 95617
Request: Hi, I am searching for information on my Dad, Tom O'Leary sr.
#32-952-141 3rd Infantry Division, 15th Infantry. He was an Anti-Tank Gun Crewman,
from July 1942 Through his discharge from Camp Butner, NC USA General Hospital
23 July 45. Dad recently passed away and prior to his death was putting together his
stories to be remembered by all what he and his buddies did to stay alive and do
their job. His stories have been sad, happy, reflected shear terror and finally
spiritual. Please, anyone who may have more information, I would very much
appreciate it if you would send it along to complete his efforts. I have contacted the
Society of the 3rd Infantry Div. and a few other 3rd Infantry Div. sites. Thanks to
Thu, 24 Feb 2000 REQUEST
Dolly J. Ratliff
2116 S Knollwood Rd.
Florence, SC 29502-8295
I recently went on the Personal Search Page, request #44 on January 28,2000. I have just found out that my father, Carl David Johnson, was with
the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion Co. C. They served with Darby's 4th rangers , I am told in some major battles. Also they served with other
units, which I have yet to find out about, other than the 409th which he was in when he returned home after the war.
Just thought I would let you know this. You can take my request off if you wish, doesn't matter to me if it stays though. There still may be a lot
to find out about.
I am grateful to you for all of your help and for the website. If you know anything about the 83rd or Darby's 4th rangers would you please let me
Thank you for everything!
Dolly J. Ratliff
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 533 Palisades Drive
Akron, Ohio 44601
Request: I served in 3d MP Co. from Jan 1986 to July 1988 and it would be great to
hear from some old friends. I just found this site and it brought back a lot of great
memories. I can still remember how stupid I felt when I first sang the song and how
proud I felt when I last sang it prior to leaving.....Rock of the Marne!!
Wed, 23 Feb 2000 REQUEST
John J. Toffey
23 Berkshire Hgts Rd
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Do you know of a contact person in the 7th & 15th Assns that I can contact.
Also, do you know if any of the following are still alive and, if so, do you
have an address?
Robert L. Hawkins, a captain in the 15th in WWII, whom I met in 1952, when he
was in the 39th Inf at Ft. Dix.
William B. Rosson, a battalion commander in the 3rd in WWII and on Division,
and Corps staffs. I have heard he is alive and living in FL.
Walter Parsons, my father's driver in the 7th. When last heard of, just after the war, he was living in Illinois, which was, as I
recall, he pre-war home as well.
Thanks for anything you can give me.
Request: Am looking for two officers who served with G Company, 15th Inf. in Korea
from November, 1951 to April, 1952. During that time and possibly before and after
there were three officers, Lt. Miller (a platoon leader), Lt. Miller (our F.O.), and W/O
McCutcheon (spelling?). I have located all the other officers and would like to find
As a member of the 15h Inf. Assoc. I also am involved with trying to locate all
members who served in the above time period, but particularly those named above.
If you have any information about them please contact me.
Monday, February 21, 2000
Address: 222 E. 17th St. apt. 139
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Request: I am looking for info on two people, both my grandparents. Both of my
mothers and das fathers were in the service at this time. They are both a Roy , and
one is Roy Rash Jr. born Aug.13,th 1921. The other is Roy Wright, born about the
same time. My grandfather Roy Rash jr. is still alive. I am doing some genealogy. I
hope you could send me some info. or write me by email. Thank you for serving our
Mon, 21 Feb 2000 REQUEST
950 Patriot Dr.
Lansdale, PA. 19446
I am trying to get info on my uncle, John J. McLaughlin. # 33599619. I have a copy of his enlisted record and his discharge certificate. It
states that he ‘participated in the Italian Campaign’, and I know that he was at Anzio. He received 2 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
His enlisted record states that he was in the ‘30th inf.’ I know that the 30th Div. was not at Anzio, so I can only guess that it was the
30th Regiment of the 3rd Division. Again, this is only a guess on my part.
I hope that you can help me, or at least point me in the right direction. I would like to know if he was in the 3rd Div, and if so,
what regiment, battalion, company, squad etc. I would like also, to make contact with anyone who might have served with him.
Thanks for your help. Sincerely yours:
Walt Arrison -
Sunday, February 20, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 169 Sunrise Lane
Boulder, CO 80302
Request: To anyone who can help fill in the holes:
My uncle, Ray Avery (from North Dakota, Staff Sgt. US Army, 158th Infantry Regiment, #37312153)
was killed in the Philippines on 1/19/1945. My mother, his "baby sister", had always been especially
close to him. She's 80 years old now, and is feeling a strong pull to at least visit his grave
in Manila. We're planning a trip there later this spring, but before we go I'd like to learn whatever
I can of the circumstances surrounding his death. If anyone can help me in any way, my mother and I
will be forever grateful.
We heard that his leg was shot off, and he bled to death. But what was the engagement? My mother
thinks he might have died on Leyte or Luzon, and if we could get some details it would be wonderful.
He had received a Purple Heart earlier in the War, but I don't know any more than that.
Please, if you can help, get in touch with me. It would mean the world to my mother.
Sunday, February 20, 2000
Address: 1921 Rosewood Street
City: Tupelo, MS 38801-2395
Request: Looking for any information on my great uncle, Pfc. Robert Wilson, 7th
Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, killed in action October 24, 1944 in France.
He was from Equality, Alabama. Would particularly like to know to which company,
platoon and squad to which he belonged.
My father, William Owens, served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was in the 318th Infantry, Company F. I'm searching for any information about soldiers still alive that may have served with him. Is there any way that you could possibly direct my search? I've had no luck so far. Thank you for your time and consideration.
WILLIE L. YOUNG JR.
From: STANFORD, KY.
Comments: I'm happy I found this site! My Dad will be very interested in in
it. He served in the Third Division during WWII. I will show him the site
and hopefully he will add his knowledge to your site! Anyone that would
like to contact my Dad ( Willie L. Young) feel free to e-mail me. I'll see that
he gets it..........
Friday, February 18, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 18 Lynn Circle
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Request: Was in g company 15th Inf. in Africa and Sicily-was from Hood River
Friday, February 18, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 3110 SW CAPTIVA COURT
PALM CITY, FL 34990
Request: My father who recently passed away, Lt. John McLellan was in Company
C, 7th Infantry, 3rd Div. fought all the way across France, wounded twice at Little
Rhine River near Strasbourg. Anyone who new him, please contact me. Also
specifically looking for several buddies in his unit. Sergeant Kirsch, PFC's Julius
Fuller, Milton Colon, Henry Rosinski, Johnnie Clayton. Thanks for any help.
Robert G. Thomas
From: San Francisco, California
Comments: I served during WW2, in the 3rd Division, 30th Infantry, Company D, from 1940 to 1945. I was in Africa, Sicily, and Europe, and I
would like to hear from anyone who served with me.
Harvey Elowitch REQUEST #64
Referred by: AOL
From: Portland, Maine 04103
Comments: I am looking for information about my late father, PFC Maurice J. Elowitch, 30th Infantry, wounded September 17, 1944. If anyone
could get back to me with information or addresses (internet or otherwise) that would, possibly, put me in touch with someone who was there or
knew him, it would be deeply appreciated.
Kevin D. Ring
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Seattle Washington
Comments: My name is Kevin D. Ring and I was in Wurzburg from 1993 to 1996 and would be interested in hearing from anybody who knew
me. I had Rocky tattooed on my arm as a perm. reminder of the mighty mighty third - thanks, Kevin D. Ring
Comments: My father served in World War II. I would like to find out some information about his old outfit. He first went to African with 3rd
Army. He was out of Camp Polk, La. His name was Clifford Franklin Greene Jr. If
I remember right, he told me and showed me where he served 3rd Infantry. Well, I hope you may know him or could look up some
information about him. This is for a project I am doing at school. Hope to hear from
Referred by: AOL
From: Covington, Va.
Comments: I served with Hq. & Co. A, 703rd Maint. Bn. in Kitzingen, Ger. from 1961 to
1964. I was in the Automotive Platoon as a mechanic. Where are all the 703rd
people? WE had some good times over there back then. Lets hear from you all
again. I love your site and think it's the greatest thing since STERNO!!!
Request: If you could help me please, I am trying to write a paper about the reasons
for joining the Armed Forces for/during WW2... if you have a story or know someone
who does, I would love to hear it! Thank you!
From: Corpus Christi, Texas
Comments: Looking for anyone who might have known my uncle. I know this is a long shot, all I know is that he served with either the 3rd or 1st
Infantry Divisions from about 1942-1945. He was wounded and sent somewhere in France to a hospital to recover. Later before he got into
Germany he was found to have TB. He was sent home and spent the rest of his life in a TB hospital somewhere in
Wisconsin. His name was Samuel R. Henry. He was a Staff Sergeant. Like I said I know this is a long shot but any help would be
Tuesday, February 15, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 165 Bittersweet Drive
Farmington, NY 14225
Request: I am looking for information on my great-uncle, SSGT. Lester Travis.
He was a member of the 15th Infantry Regiment when he was killed in action on
January 26, 1945 outside the town of Holtzwihr(?).
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Comments: My father was a veteran of Salerno and Anzio. He was wounded twice, the second time putting him out of action.
One of his favorite stories from World War II was when he received his draft notice. You see, he had been an under-aged
volunteer. He had lied about his age, like so many others had done. When he got his draft notice he took it to his squad leader
and said he had to report to the induction center or he would be arrested.
The squad leader said something like "you lied about your age when you joined up"
My father said "Yes". his squad leader then informed him "he wasn't getting out of Italy that easily"
and added something like "If the recruiters wanted him they could come and get him"
My father was the lightest man in his squad so naturally they made him the BAR gunner.
If any of you know him he was Floyd "Hoot" Gibson. He was wounded in Anzio and
discharged from the army. In 1948 he rejoined the Army only to be transferred to the newly formed Air Force. He remained in the
Air Force until 1969, serving in Korea, and later Vietnam for 6 mos TDY. He retired as a Tech Sergeant. Would be interested in
talking with any one who knew him
W. Tobias Gibson
eugene D. Cavicchioni
Comments: would like to find anyone from King co. 7th inf. reg. from Korea at the Imjim river, North Korea April 24th 1951. I was
wounded on that date.
Monday, February 14, 2000 REQUEST
Address: meiren 39
City: Olen, Belgium
Request: I do not find anything about the Belgian battalion who was attached to the
3th div. Why?
The Belgian battalion fought aside the US div during the Korean war from 1951 until 1955.We were very proud to serve under this famous division and
on our Belgian uniforms we had the badge of the of the division ( bleu and white stripes )
Myself I was a 2nd Lt at that time. Now I am 68 years old and surfing many times on internet to remember those days.
Request: SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT/ May 1945, Italy:
Hallo everybody out there,
Searching the tracks of my father, a German Air Force sergeant, Signal Troops,
during the North African and Italian campaign, I'd very appreciate any kind of information on the US Infantry soldier, who "sacked"
finally my Dad in, on May, 8th 1945 on Passo Pordoi,
to Cortina d´Ampezzo and Bolzano).
My Dad always spoke about this man as being very fair, as allowed by the circumstances. In my
Dad's diary I've found the following information :
SGT. WILLIAM JOHNSON, of MISSOURI, "BLUE DIVISION", 351. INF. BATL.
I am not sure though about the "Blue Division" having been the 3rd Div.
Does somebody know of Sgt. Johnson (is he still living?). Thank you in advance for any kind of information provided.
Please feel free to contact on the address above or by e-mail. No spoken German required,
I've lived in the U.S. for 6 months.
Kind regards from Germany,
Request: My father's name is Raul B. Lopez. He was in the 13th Infantry Regiment.
Ranked as Corporal with the combat infantry. Battle at Rhineland Central Europe.
Please response if you knew my father or was with the 13th infantry.
Tuesday, February 8, 2000 REQUEST
Tedra Sue "Strong" Crow
PSC 307 Box 59
Request: I am looking for information regarding my father, James Leroy Strong, Jr.,
deceased. He served in the Korean War with HQ Btry 58th FA Bn, 3rd ID. He was
from La Salle, Illinois. Any information about him personally, any campaigns he might
have participated in, or his unit, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Mrs. Tedra Crow
Mon, 7 Feb 2000 REQUEST
I am a cadet of the Royal Danish Military Academy working on a military war history
concerning Operation Torch. My research has shown that in this operation the 3 INF DIV was the
most significant division and I therefore have decided to describe all of it's battles during this
However I seem to be experiencing some difficulties on the exact order of battle by the 3 DIV.
However, the biggest problem seems to be, retrieving battle plans for both the DIV as well as the
battalions. Could you in any way help me on this - or know where and whom to contact I would be
more than grateful.
I have attached as much of what I have on the order of battle by the 3 INF DIV.
Re inquiry from Danish Lt Anderson about operaton TORCH and 3ID.
Perhaps should be stated that Torch involved a great deal more than just the 3ID - although we might immodestly like to think otherwise out of
vanity. In fact, TORCH had three task forces;
Western under Patton consisting only of Americans (3ID and 2nd Armored Div) sailing from USA
and landing in the Casablanca/Rabat areas;
Central under Gen Fendenhall, also consisting only of American units (9th Div, lst Armored,
Rangers, etc) sailing from UK and landing in Oran area;
and Eastern, sailing from UK and consisting of Brits and American units landing at
Algiers and east....
Perhaps the most detailed and authoritative account of the The 3rd Div role in its part of TORCH would be the Div History of WWII on pages
13-34. Page 13 has a complete troop list. I could fax that to him if he wishes. I don't know what his time schedule is, but I could also mail
him all of these pages - would take a bit more time. These pages will provide a step by step narrative of the
Division's battle actions of that period.
For planning and a high level account of the operation before and during, he would be hard pressed to find a better source that General (Pres.)
Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe, pages 74 and 95, Chapter 5, Planning Torch, and Chapter 6, Invasion of Africa.
I doubt he will have the Division history available to him, but I suspect that Ike's Crusade might well be available in a Danish university or
The actual and original Operational reports of the Division, or the three Regiments (the 7th, 15th and 30th), will be available at the National
Records Center, (National Archives) at College Park MD.... They are routinely available upon request to researches - I have resorted to those
facilities many times over many months. Altho I have never requested materials by mail, I was surprise to learn from a new acquaintance in
Holland that he had done so with much success....Anderson may want to
fire of a request to the Center = he would need to specify that he wanted the combat Operational reports for the 3rd Division, for the period in
question. They were ordinarily prepared on a monthly basis, so he would have to specify November, 1942 - and perhaps October, 1942. By December,
TORCH would have ended so that might be a waste of effort and money. There will be a charge for the materials if they are willing to provide
them on their own - my experience has been that it is ten cent per page.....
The address of the records center is
National Archives and Records Center,
8601 Adelphi Road,
College Park MD 20740
Their E Mail address which would be faster and cheaper is INQUIRE@nara.GOV
Hope this helpful
Sherm Pratt, Arlington VA
Monday, February 7, 2000 REQUEST
John J. Toffey
23 Berkshire Hgts Rd
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Request: I am looking for personal recollections, etc from people who knew my
father, Lt Col John J. Toffey, in Italy. He commanded 2nd Bn, 15th Inf from Salerno
onto Anzio, and was exec of the 7th from mid-March '44 until he was killed, 3 June
'44. I have Taggart's book and think I know the histories pretty well. What I seek is
any personal thoughts or memories of him. Thanks.
Thursday, February 3, 2000 REQUEST
2098 S Quintero St
Aurora, CO 80013-1266
Telephone: (303) 750-9940
Request: I would like to have the address of Jack Ream, last known location was
Seattle, WA. He served in Cannon Company of the 7th Infantry in WWII.
Tuesday, February 1, 2000 REQUEST
Bonnie Fultz Ramos
20718 Clark Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Request: I'm looking for info on my father's service years and also buddies he served with. His serial # 34 630 205/HQ CO 36th ARM
INF/May 1/43-Jan 11/46. He drove trucks, served in Belgium France and Germany. Started out in Battlecreek,
Mich. then top Camp Miles Standish in Boston, then to Ireland etc. Served under
General Rose all over Central Europe. He enlisted/separated at Camp Shelby, Miss.
Desperately want to Find: William O. Bishop, Edwin King, C. B. Johnson, Lytle M. Bryant, ****Tommy "Rodeo" Moore from Texas and Red Edwards a prize
fighter. Also a cartoonist for the Regimental Paper he "drove around all over the
Germany countryside", and a William O. Bertrand. My dad is a great guy and a wonderful father and grandfather. I would love to
surprise him with phone numbers or addresses or reunion opportunities. Thanks for any