GENO BIANCO REQUEST #124
1530 5th Street #218
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Comments: WW II Was with Company B of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. At the end of the war the 7th Inf. was relocated in Hersfeld, Germany. Did not have enough points to come home early. After 6 months in Hersfeld was unwillingly transferred to Kaufburen, Germany in Bavaria with the 9th
Infantry Division, 47 Infantry Regiment. Six months later was sent home for discharge. Assigned to S2 Intelligence. Was the only one in that office. Was given the combination to the safe, codes, a pass to go anywhere in occupied Germany, a Jeep and a driver. Made 14 trips to Dachau and 11 trips to the SS Hospital in Hershing, Germany.
If Anyone out there remembers me please write. Had a Mini stroke that affected only the
memory part of my brain. Cannot remember a lot of things, especially the names of my service friends.
Monday, March 27, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 122 E. Peck Street
Negaunee, MI 49866
Request: My Father was in the Battle of the Bulge, He was with the 3rd
Division, 7th Army,
Company A. He was a replacement and was in on the liberation of Cologne, France, where he
received France's highest medal. From there They were off toward the Colmar Pocket and cleaned the Germans out
there. Then on toward the Rhine river. My father and 55 other GIs were captured in March of 1945.
This would have been after the town of Osthiem as far as I can figure. The Stalag was 7B near M
Sunday, March 26, 2000
Address: 1145 Westmoor Dr.
Galion, OH, 44833
Request: would like to hear from any body that was with the 39th field artillery
from 1949 thru 1953 i
was with A, BTRY in Fort Benning, Ga. in 49 & 50 trying to find out what
happened in Korea, anybody with any info please E-Mail, at email@example.com
Request: I am trying to find out info on my father, Grover Cleveland Brewer . He was in the 3rd
Infantry Division in WWII. He did training in Alabama or GA. I believe he also did some at Ft. Meade, MD.
He was in light armor? I know he had a water cooled? machine gun that he had to use/care for. He was in France, in the
Alps?? where he had frostbite on both feet (almost lost both). was flown to England
over the channel, back to the states where he went to a hospital in CO where he was discharged.
I tried talking with him again, but at 75 after several strokes, he can't remember much
now. He says he did some of his training at Camp Shelby, MS...I guess that was basic at
that time????, I know Ft. Meade was armor, Charleston, NC?, he mentioned but
no camp/fort name or what training that was for. Thanks for all your help!
ANY help would be greatly appreciated as his records were destroyed in St. Louis.
Comments: I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!! I am trying to locate some info on my
Grandfather who belonged to the 3rd Division. The info over the years is lost,
as my Grandfather would not speak of his experiences in the war and due to my
Grandfather passing away when I was very young. We know very little of his
companies and awards. I do have one picture of him receiving the Distinguish
Service Cross in California.
I myself am a vet, and very loyal to the Army and the
protecting of this great country. I know the importance of the history and
involvement with your Division. I again ask for everyone's help in finding all I
can about the history of the 3rd Infantry Division, and the path for which my
Grandfather and all the rest followed.
His name was Edward Madison Transue SSG. I'm sorry that is
not much to go on, but please all I can get is a lot more than I have now. Thank
you for the help,
Sgt. Jaime Transue, Grandson and Michael Transue, Great-Grandson.
March 22, 2000 REQUEST
Robert A. Neal
City: Bridgeton, NC 28519
Request: I am looking for my fathers records, anyone who knew my dad Robert Edward
Neal born in Goldsboro N.C. Was in the us army, a golden glove boxer, went to Japan
after WW11 with the opp. forces, that's all I know right now. One month ago I lost my dad
and we have been searching for his records or any information about him in the army. if
you can help me locate anything I will be forever grateful . Thank you all.
Comments: I have known of the Society of the 3rd Inf. Div. for quite a while, but did not know of the web page. What a
wonderful surprise. I have spent the past hour reading everything in it. Thanks and congratulations to the people who worked
so hard to create this for all of us who served in the Marne Division. I served in the 123rd Sig. Bn. at Hindenburg,
Kaserne, Wurzburg in '58 and '59. I would be happy to hear from anyone who served in the 123rd.
Comments: Thank you for such a wonderful website. My dad, Harold James Rawls served with the 7th INF. 3rd DIV. in
Korea. He was a POW from November 1950 to August 1953. If anyone remembers him please email me at the above
address. He passed away Jan. 1998. Thank you so much in advance.
Monday, March 20, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 125 Wallace Hill Road
Townsend, MA 01469
Request: Looking for Michael DeCicco, born approx. 1925. Served as a Corporal
or sergeant in the 3rd Infantry brigade, base camp near "Bad Hersfeld and Erfurt".
Comments: Great site. I am just starting to look for info on the 3rd
My father, Richard L. Warren was a Sgt. in the 15th Co. M. Anyone with info on him or Co. M please e-mail me. I met a man that served with him once His name was Hal
Rapert. Again a wonderful site! I'll check back often.
March 16, 2000 REQUEST
Christine A. Maroney
Address: 4070 Woolslayer Way
City: Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Telephone: (412) 621-0424
Request: I am looking for anyone who know Private Calvin W. Hayes from the 30th
Infantry Regiment, 3d Division who was killed on August 18, 1944 and is now buried
in Rhone American Cemetery. Calvin's military no. was 33666740. Anyone who
can share some information please contact me.
Request: John Joseph Cook
3rd Bn. 359 Inf Reg. 90th Div. Company L 3rd squad
Mary Wade Barbone REQUEST
Referred by: AOL
From: Albuquerque, NM
Comments: My fiance, Jack W.Griffin, Co.A, l5th Inf Third Division, was killed in action in Sicily in August l943. He was one
of "Truscott's Trotters" from Washington to Va to the North African invasion. If anyone out there knew Jack, I'd like to hear
from them. Contact me at Mebarbone@aol.com
My name then was Mary Wade and I was from Chicago, as was Jack. Thanks.
Comments: Nice page! It honors the 3rd Division quite well. 1) If there are any WW2 or Korean War veterans of the 3rd
Infantry Division who are living in Kings or Tulare counties of central California, please email me. My high school history
department hosts an Honor the Veteran's day lunch each May, to commemorate VE and as well as Memorial Day. We would
love to add you to our mailing list [surface snail or email] and send you an invitation. 2. If any veteran who served in Sicily in
1943 has any recollection of the 2/34th FA Bn, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: During 1979 to 1981, I served within the 493d Service & Supply Co.,3ID
Wurzberg (Faulenberg), I would like to organize a reunion, of the soldier's who served with me
during that time. If anyone has any knowledge of any soldier who served in the 493rd please contact me.
Hello, my name is Kim Fisher. I go to Carmel High School in Carmel, IN. I am doing a
scrapbook of letters and other memorable items of a World War II veteran as a project for my US History class. I have done much research and
am unable to find enough sources on any specific person. If you can, please send any information, pictures, or letters possible. If not, I am very sorry
for this disturbance.
Hi I am Robert Selaiden and I am doing a project on ww2 and I need to write an interview. I was just
wondering if you are a veteran and if you know anyone else who is a veteran it would help for as
many peoples email you could give me! please help me so much it is only ten question and with
short answers if you can help me please reply to JAMRF10@yahoo.com
Comments: I am looking for information about the capture of Rome , especially anything about the Vatican. I would like to
find out which officer was possibly the first to meet with the Pope. My Father James E. Boe drove him in jeep after the
Germans left . Would also like to hear from anyone who know Jim Boe, He served with the 3rd Inf. Div. from 1941 until the
end of the war. I really enjoy the information that is on this Web Site keep it up.
Comments: I am interested in finding out more about my father's death in WWII. Chaplain Mel
Wertman, died February 23,
1945 in an airplane crash in Casablanca . He was one of thirteen men who died in the crash. The plane was a C-47, carrying
Chaplains to India and China for reassignment.
Comments: I am looking for any information you can give me about the USS St.
Paul that was used as a transport ship and sunk by a German torpedo in WWII in or about 1943. My uncle William Thomas Brook was killed in the
Mediterranean Sea aboard that ship and I would greatly appreciate any help in this for my family tree and personal information. Thank you!
Comments: Thank you for letting me find my uncle, I just lost my dad Everett Leroy Hansen on November 08,1999, who lost
his brother Henry E. Hansen in world war II. My father also served as a United States Marine in WWII and the Korean War. I
am now trying to get a headstone for his grave through the Veterans. He wanted to be buried at Leavenworth
Cemetery in Kansas. I was very sad to see that my mom would not allow this. The least I can do for my dad is see that he gets a proper
marker. If you have any other information on this cemetery or how to get a headstone for my Dad please let me know. I have
been surfing the web looking for information. Yours is the best by far. Thank you so much for a wonderful website.
My mother's birth father was Patrick Kessler (Patrick Kessler Com K, 30th Inf., 3rd
Inf Div) who was killed in Italy after receiving the congressional medal of honor. She is trying to find out all that she can about her father she never met. If you have
access to any information or can direct me towards any information she would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you and God bless you.
Monday, March 6, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 4934 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Telephone: (612) 814-5193
Request: My grandfather's name was Budd R. Johnson. He served in Company 1, 379th Infantry, 95th Division of the US Army from his entry into active service at Fort
Snelling, Minnesota July 16th, 1942 until he was honorable discharged at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. His grade upon discharge was Staff
Sergeant. He never shared any of his war experiences with his family. Whatever trauma my grandfather
experienced during the war eventually led, in part, to his suicide in 1973. Any
personal recollections of my grandfather or the history of his division would be helpful
to my family in understanding my grandfather's troubled life after the war.
Monday, March 6, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 2325 E. Gettysburg
Fresno, CA 93726
Request: I'm requesting information on John Pershing Rowell. He was stationed in
North Africa and Sicily. He had a massive head injury due to stepping on a mine field. and was saved by a war dog named
Chips. Any other info at all on him would be helpful. He was my grandfather, and I'm writing
an essay about him.
Monday, March 6, 2000 REQUEST
Address: 227 N. Mc Donough St.
Decatur, GA 30060
Request: My dad's name is John Earl Martin, born July 2nd 1922, from Oklahoma.
He was in the 7th army. 6th corp. the 3rd , 36th, and 45th Divisions. He served under
Gen. Alexander Patch. he is 78 years old, does not talk about the war at all. would like
to find out any info about him before he passes. thanx. marty
Monday, March 6, 2000 REQUEST
Address: PO Box1842
Fairfield, IA 52556
Telephone: 515 680 2015
Request: Any one know Johnny Crawford Was Staff Sgt with H company 2nd Bn
30th during WWII Came back on temporary rotation and visited with me on Staten
Island before going home to Florida Any info on Johnny would be welcome
Sunday, March 5, 2000 REQUEST
Michael C. Diem (MJADIEM@AOL.Com)
Address: 186 Misty Lane
E. Amherst, NY 14051-2221
Request: my father Henry W. Diem, served with the 3rd Div 15
Regt. during ww2. If any of his old buddies would like to contact him e-mail me and I will see
that he receives it.
Sunday, March 5, 2000 REQUEST
Address: PSC 1258 Box R-271
Request: I am looking for anyone who knew my Dad, Sgt. Levi D. Feltz, Serial No.
37628297. He joined the 3rd Inf on the 10th of November, 1944 and was assigned
to Company G of the 30th infantry, 2nd Battalion. He was on patrol just South of
Sigolsheim France when he was wounded by a HE shell burst at 9 PM on the 1st of
January, 1945. He died the next day and was buried in Epinal France. My Mother
brought him home after the war was over and reburied him in Perryville MO.
If anyone knows 2nd Lt. Marcell Szymanski, please let him know that I am looking for
him. He was my Dad's platoon leader and was wounded at the same time as my
Dad. I am also looking for Sgt. Leonard Wallace who was appointed to that
position the day after my Dad died.
I would like copies of any letters, notebooks or diaries that refer to my Dad and the
owner. I am especially interested any information that would prove that my Dad was
promoted to S/Sgt before he died. We have letters from him that state he was
Thank you very much. Tom Feltz
Comments: My dad was wounded in the Colmar Pocket in January,'45. His address is Joseph R.
Vallero, 9428 Brokenstone, Sun City, AZ 85315-2416, 623-875-0474. He is reluctant to talk about his experience. Do you have any info on
him? Sincerely, Greg Vallero
Brooklyn New York
Comments: Looking For Anyone In:682 Engineer Battalion Combat, Companies A, B, C, or D.
Comments: I served with the 3rd in Cco. 2/64AR (Schweinfurt, Germany), from April/85-Jan/92. I had the pleasure of serving under the best first sergeant in the world, First Sergeant William Brooks. Is there anybody out there from Cco or 2/64? Feel free to e-mail me, I'd love to hear from
anybody who served in 2/64 during this time. Tankers, mechanics, scouts...don't matter...ROLL THE ROGUE!!!!!