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Hello. my grandfather was PFC. William Morrison 30th div. 119th inf. Can. Co. 3rd platoon.
I have found a box of papers, photos, maps and newspaper clippings.
Also there is a picture I have- the same one Gordon Strumm posted - that has my grandfathers co. and platoon. On the back of it there are names of people in the rows. It looks like he also wrote who was missing at the top. I can scan this in and send it if you'd like.
Thanks again,
Rebecca Morrison Lee

 

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Johnnie M. Perez


BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

 

HOMETOWN
San Antonio, TX

HONORED BY
Mrs. Rosalinda Bagg, Daughter
 
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
RIFLEMAN. SERVED AS FIRST SCOUT WITH COMPANY E, 119TH INFANTRY, 30TH DIVISION. AHEAD OF COMPANY ON ALL ADVANCES, WARNING COMPANY E OF SNIPERS AND AMBUSHES. REPORTED TO HIS COMPANY, THE ENEMY STRENGTH, POSITION AND AMMUNITION. PREPARED CONSIDERABLE MAPS AND REPORTED POSSIBLE MILITARY ROUTES FOR BRINGING UP TROOPS. SERVED IN ENGLAND, FRANCE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, GERMANY. UTAH BEACH AT NORMANDY ON D-DAY. RECEIVED VICTORY MEDAL, PURPLE HEART, BRONZE STAR, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, THEATER MEDAL.
 
 

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Photos from a scrapbook of a 531st AA Battalion veteran with written descriptions found on backs:

-Moat around old Sherbourne Castle
-French home on the Seine River,  Porchville, France
-Are in orchard near Isigny, France

-Mark V Panther Tank near Mortain
-Super foxholes at St. Lo!
-Crater made by German bomb

-Panther tank near Mortain
-Panther tank near Mortain
-St. Lo!

-Mortain outskirts
-Taken from tower of castle near Tournai, Belgium
-French home on Seine River, Porchville, France

-Home in Normandy near Isigny, France
-Taken from tower of castle near Tournai, Belgium
-Mortain

-Rail yards at Mortain
-Frenchmen and G.I.s inspecting damage by bomb
-Moat around castle at Tournai, Belgium

-Taken March 20th, 1945 before crossing the Rhine River, German Mark V tank (Photo is in the area of Grevenbroich / Neuss.  A tank from the 9. Panzer-Division)
-Taken March 20th, 1945 before Rhine crossing, German 177mm gun
-P61 "Black Widow" Night Fighter

Mill Grottenherten / Rhineland

-Taken March 20th, '45 just before crossing Rhine
-Taken in Oct. '44, Whitmore on the Dragon's teeth at Siegfried Line
-Taken in Oct. '44, B Track at Siegfried Line
-Taken Dec. 20th, '44, our gun position at Malmedy

-My gun crew taken last Feb. on the Roer River
-On the Roer River- Feb. 20th, 1945
-Sgt. Harm and myself by a wrecked British Halifax bomber
-Taken Dec. 20th, 1944, Sgt. Heathman at Malmedy

-Taken Jan. 15th, 1945 constructing our gun position at St. Vith.  WOW!
-Taken Jan. 15th, '45 B Halftrack St. Vith

-Taken Jan. 15th, '45 No. 1 gun position at St. Vith
-Taken Feb. 20th, '45 No. 3 machine gun at Roer River

-Magdeburg, Germany May 1st, 1945  These are more airplanes on the field.  The Germans tried this type of plane against England last summer.
-Magdeburg, Germany May 15th, 1945.

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The Queens' Men 30th newspaper on the ride home:

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   Detmold, Germany...120th Inf. Regiment

Malmedy Now and Then...Thanks to Willi Weiss

 

Stavelot: Now and Then...Thanks to Willi Weiss

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Panorama view of Margarten Cemetery thanks to Richard Claessens...click to enlarge.

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Dear Mr. Watson,
Some more pictures of Staff Sergeant Albert Cook, 117th, Co. M.
School picture Albert is on the last row, second from the left
The two other pictures are made at Fosses la Ville, the monument is all that remains from the cemetery.
I will send you some more forms of the IDPF.
Hope you can use them.
 
Greetings
Albert Laheije


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Smoke on the Rhine River

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Pfc. Henry W. Ricciardi, 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, Co. B:

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743rd company A tank battalion. 
Albert P. Lavorin is 2nd from left in second row

Norman E Wilson in front to the flag and Albert P. Lavorin holding the flag on the right

Albert P. Lavorin holding the flag

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119th Inf. Reg., Co. E, 4th Platoon...thanks to Vincent Heggen:

Hi  I finally found the time to scan my famous picture and to send it to
you  . For the  story  , Francis Edwards  slept in my father's barn 
.Holycross was his commanding officer . The  Co E  rested in my father's
farm   and the HQ was established  in the Castle of Altembrouck, a
hamlet  of Fouron -le -Comte  where i'm living now ; Fouron -le Comte is
located East in Belgium  on the Dutch border. Hope  you will enjoy the
picture .More later ....


vince
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Great link with many Old Hickory photos:

http://www.deruudsite.eu/

 

Hello Warren, I hope all is well with you and I hope you had a nice Christmas.
I would like to share this link with you. It's a very interesting website with lots of pictures including a lot of Old Hickory pictures. I did some research about Valkenburg and I noticed that a lot of pictures on this website are not on your website:

http://www.deruudsite.eu/

Lately I took some people to the spot in Moerslag, The Netherlands were the picture of your father was taken on September 13th. They were surprised that I could tell his name. It is a famous picture in this area.

 

I would like to wish you a happy and healthy 2012!
Best wishes,
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I am looking for anyone who can give me more information on a heavy bombardment in or near Hebecrevon on July 26, 1944, that took the life of my great Uncle. 

Fantastic, Warren.  Thank you.  I am going to send you some PDF’d files later today with some information that I have.  You may want to add it to your site – that’s your choice.  Meantime, in a letter from Leland Hobbs to Major General RW Crawford (no relation to our uncle) states that Lt. Crawford’s coordinates of death were:

 “46246943, St.Lo Sheet, 34/16 NW, 1/25,000”

Please open the documents  below that tell some TREMENDOUS history of the 197th FA!!!!!

Document Drop

Document Drop

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My Father Robert J. Childers was in the 117th "E" company and may have accompined Lynn Mead on the boat crossing. I remember when asking him about how he got his Bronze star him saying they went across a river to get prisoners. His got a bronze star with leaf cluster (GO 142 HQ 30th). I also have a Nazi Flag with signitures of his company on it, one is S/Sgt Mike Samjiori  and 32 others. He also talked about his Sgt Lawrence Pochron (Porky).
 

My brother got some pictures of the flag, see attachments. I've listed the complete list of signitors below. Some were hard to read. My Dad (Robert J. Childers) told me that he got the flag out of a creamery.
 
Tim
 
 
Last First Location Rank Note
Baka   Bill Buffalo,NY    
Borgman Stanley Millsburg, PA PFC  
Bradshaw James KY    
Bullock Johnnie N Roxboro, NC PFC  
Casimiro Andrew Syracuse,NY PFC  
Cline Coyce J Alabama PFC  
Dilley Frank Ottawa, IL PFC  
Emmel Pat Milton      
Emmel Minton Baltimore, Md    
Esworthy John Baltimore, Md PVT  
Finck Chester Fulton,NY PFC  
Ford Wayne 520 Ross st, Columbus Ind. PVT  
Golowski Dickey Newark, NJ S/SGT  
Griggs Ronald S Vicksburg, MI PFC  
Gross Hershel H Alabama PFC  
Guidry Burnace Kaplan, Alabama PFC  
Higby Fred Syracuse,NY    
Larkins Mack Ruttedge,TN    
Llewillyn Claude Dickson, TN    
Master Homer Pickens,NC    
Mays RE Roanoke, Va PFC  
Pichford Travisl WVA PFC  
Pochron Lawrence Chicago,Ill SGT Nickname "Porky"
Prond MM Chicago,Ill Cpl   
Rykehoe Terry NY    
Sack   Sad Washington    
Sampieri Michael G Ansonia, Conn S/SGT  
Sedor Joe Chicago,Ill Cpl  KIA
Sensing John D Tenn Sgt  
Sprau Oliver G Iowa PFC  
Stiller Seymour NY PFC  
Wagner Cresswell PA FPC KIA
Williams H NY PFC

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