The 32D 'Red Arrow' Veteran Association

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“NEW” – 10 Aug. ‘14

Technician 5TH Grade Sydney E. Anderson

Company A, 128TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 10 August ‘14)

 

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Mike Anderson is seeking information about his grandfather, Tec. 5 Sydney E. Anderson, Co. A, 128TH Inf.  He was from Madison, WI.  He passed away in 1986. Mike is wondering if anyone is still around from Co. A, 128TH Inf. that served during WWII with Tec. 5 Anderson.

 

If you any information about Tec. 5 Anderson, please contact Mike Anderson at: teamanderson3@yahoo.com or michael.r.anderson@uscg.mil.

 

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Staff Sergeant Robert E. Fiechter

Company K, 128TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 4 May ‘13)

 

My father served in Company K, 128TH Infantry in WWII in New Guinea. I attended one of his reunions in Wisconsin many years ago before he died. I have most of his records but I am missing one crucial part. He received the Silver Star for gallantry in action on Nov. 18, 1942 at Buna-Gona-Sanananda. My father died at age 61 in 1981 and never talked about his experiences in the war to his children. One of the articles printed in his hometown paper says he was in Luzon and Leyte in the Philippines. I wanted to verify that his company was there. It says he was also wounded by shrapnel. I would like to put a request out and see if anyone might know something or maybe even knew my dad. His name was Robert E. Fiechter and he was from Monroe, WI. He was a Staff Sergeant. I know one of the men with him on that day was Frank Reese (he never married and is deceased).    

 

Another thing I would like to tell you is that this November 11, 2013, there is an 11-day cruise out of Port Moresby, PNG, that will go ashore at many of the battle sites of the Pacific theater including Buna. My husband and I will be going. The cruise will be led by a renowned Australian military historian, Mat McLachlan. If anyone is interested I can provide contact information. Mat told me that some men from the 32nd have signed up for the cruise.

 

Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

 

If you any information about SSG Fiechter, please contact Judith Fiechter Kittleson at: judith-kittleson@uiowa.edu.

 

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Sergeant Louis Eugene McConnell

Company F, 126TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 16 March ‘13)

 

Cameron McConnell is looking for any information, photos, or stories about his grandfather, Louis Eugene McConnell. Louis was a Sergeant in Company F of the 126TH Infantry. He earned the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart; he was WIA in late November/early December of 1942 around the Battle of Buna. Louis was from Saint Claire Shores, Michigan. He passed away in 1998.

 

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If you any information about SGT Louis Eugene McConnell, please contact Cameron McConnell at: cameron.mcconnell4@gmail.com.

 

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Private First Class Delmer W. Deardorff

Company F, 128TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 3 March ‘13)

 

Dirk Deardorff is seeking information about his father, PFC Delmer W. Deardorff. He was part of F Co., 128TH Infantry, from March 1943 through January 1945, when he was hospitalized on Leyte Island. I would also like to know if there is a written history of the 32nd in circulation. I have several V-Mail letters from my father from that period but they don’t include a lot of specific information on where his company was stationed and what it was doing. I would be happy to share those letters with interested parties.

 

If you any information about PFC Deardorff, please contact Dirk Deardorff at: dwdeardorff@sbcglobal.net.

 

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Staff Sergeant Robert Ernest Fiechter

Company K, 128TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 1 March ‘13)

 

My name is Judith Fiechter Kittleson and I am seeking information on my father, SSgt Robert Ernest Fiechter from Monroe, Wisconsin. He served in Company K, 128th Infantry, “Red Arrow” in New Guinea during WWII. His nickname was “Big Bob”. He received the Silver Star for gallantry in action near Simemi Plantation, Buna Track, New Guinea on November 18th, 1942. He also served in Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines. His records were lost in the fire in St. Louis in the ‘70s. I am searching for anyone who remembers him. My husband and I are going to the South Pacific on a special cruise of military sites including Buna this November. I would appreciate hearing from any vets or family members. God Bless America and all who served to keep us safe! judith-kittleson@uiowa.edu

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Private First Class Guy Harold Johnson

Company A, 127TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 16 February ‘13)

 

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Charlie Johnson is searching for any information, pictures, stories, anything about his Grandfather, PFC Guy Harold Johnson. 

 

PFC Johnson was born February 19, 1915 in Oak Grove, MO.  He was born and raised in Oak Grove, MO where he lived all his life until enlisting.  He enlisted at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, on April 13, 1944.  He was stationed in Camp Roberts, CA from April 25, 1944 to September 3, 1944; then Ft. Ord, CA from September 3, 1944 to November 19, 1944.

He left the States in November of ‘44.  According to newspaper articles he had been in New Guinea prior to arriving on Luzon and had been on the island only two weeks before he was KIA "Near Nueva Vizcaya, Luzon, P.I." on March 10, 1945. He earned the Silver Star, posthumously, for his actions March 10, 1945 on the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, P.I. He was also posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

 

He was married with one son, age seven at the time of his death.  He had five siblings all brothers, one of which was serving in the European theatre in the 7th Army.  He was interred in USAF Cemetery Santa Barbara No. 1. Luzon, P.I., March 13, 1945. He was repatriated August 22, 1948 and interred in Oak Grove, MO.

 

If you any information about PFC Johnson, please contact Charlie Johnson at: cjohnson3612@gmail.com.

 

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Sergeant John Francis Sullivan

Company B, 107TH Quartermaster Battalion and 2D Battalion, 126TH Infantry Regiment
WWII

(posted 16 February ‘13)

 

I’m looking for information on Sgt. John Francis Sullivan. He was from Janesville, Wisconsin where he enlisted in National Guard on October 14, 1940.  He served in Company B, 107TH Quartermaster Battalion, 2nd Battalion, 126TH Infantry Regiment. John was 6’3” tall and was 20 years old in 1942.

 

In October, 1942, in a memorable event that others might recall, John was in a plane that crash landed in Australia. He broke his nose and suffered facial and upper body lacerations and bruises, which left him with some facial scars.  He marched with the 107TH Quartermaster Battalion and the 126TH Inf. Regt. across the Kapa Kapa Trail and served with the unit until August 1944. In 1944 he was hospitalized for one month in Port Moresby, New Guinea. He was then transferred to Townsville, Australia for additional treatment before being transferred stateside. I don’t know if he re-joined the division later.

                                                  

He later became a Lieutenant in Army Air Corps, 5TH Air Force and served in Korea. He was attached to US Army Headquarters Europe in Heidelberg, Germany from about October 1953 to 1958.  In June, 1970 he was serving in Vietnam when he was evacuated from the 24TH Evacuation Hospital Long Binh, Vietnam northeast of Saigon to a hospital at Camp Zama, Japan.  On July 13, 1970, he was transferred to Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He spent more than a year at Fitzsimmons.

 

After a long military career that took him all over the world, John retired to Denver, Colorado. He died on May 1, 1998.

 

Brian Phelps

6050 Garnica Ct.

Stockton, CA 95215

209 931 7723

briant (-a t-) phelpsfamilyhistory.com

 

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Private Earl (NMN) Miller

32D Infantry Division
WWII

(posted 31 December ‘12)

 

Looking for information about Earl (NMN) Miller, birthdate: Dec 18, 1914 who service with the 32nd Red Arrow Division, from late Dec. 1944 thru Sept or Oct of 1945.  Was at Luzon, and Leyte in the Philippine Islands.  He was assigned to the 32nd while on emergency leave because of his father's death on Dec 23, 1944, in Junction City, KS, he received a telegram for the Dept. of the Army telling him to report to a port in San Francisco, CA.  There he shipped out to the Philippines.   I have a picture of him in his uniform (PVT) while home for the funeral.

 

Anyone with info about him may contact me at soar.bum@gmail.com.

 

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Captain Richard J. Mergener

Company H, 128TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 31 December ‘12)

 

He was drafted from Milwaukee, WI. He served in New Guinea and Philippines. He went to officers school after New Guinea in Australia and was commissioned. He was discharged as a captain circa April 1946.

 

Anyone who remembers him should contact his son, T. Mergener, at: corvet2@hotmail.com.

 

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Unidentified Soldiers &

Private First Class Owen E. McLain

Battery B, 121ST Field Artillery Battalion
WWII

(posted 24 November ‘12)

 

Do you know these men?

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Here are two unidentified 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division Soldiers from WWII. It is likely that they were assigned to Btry. B, 121ST FA Bn. The photograph was in the collection of PFC Owen E. McLain, who was assigned to that unit. It is believed that this photograph was taken circa Jan. ’46 in Japan. PFC McLain was originally from Arkansas but he entered service from Porterville, California. He completed Infantry Replacement Training at Camp Hood, Texas, on 14 July 1945. He likely arrived in the Philippines ca. end of Jul. ’45.

 

PFC McLain’s grandson is hoping the relatives of these two Soldiers find this photograph, and possibly know something about his grandfather.

 

If you can identify these two men, or if you have information about PFC Owen E. McLain, please contact the website administrator at: webmaster@32nd-division.org.

 

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Guerilla Training at Ft. Lewis during Berlin Crisis

127TH Infantry
Berlin Crisis

(posted 21 September ‘12)

 

While serving with 3-127TH Inf. at Ft. Lewis, Washington, during the Berlin Crisis, I was part of a group of 200 volunteers to learn Guerilla Tactics during summer of 1962.   We spent one month in the forest of MT. Rainier, 2 weeks training and two weeks defending against 2,000 troops trying to flush us out.   We were trained by Special Forces from Delta Company Detachment D-7, I believe.   Upon a successful completion of the exercise, we were presented with certificates, and a unit crest acknowledging that we were Honorary Members of Detachment D-7.    However, all of my mementos from this and my year at Ft. Lewis were destroyed.   Can anyone remember this exercise and can you forward a copy of the certificate to me.   Are there any records of this exercise on file with Wisconsin Army National Guard Headquarters, 32D Division.

 

Thank you,

Frederick Haas, HH Company 3BG 127TH Inf. (medic)

N57W24759 Nighthawk CT.

Sussex, Wisconsin 53089

fhaas@wi.rr.com

(262) 246-5917

 

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Private Rudolfo D. ‘Rudy’ Rico

126TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 21 September ‘12)

 

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I am the nephew of Pvt. Rudolfo ‘Rudy’ D. Rico and am searching for someone who knew him and his service in the 126TH Infantry Regiment. He would have been my uncle and was my mother's older brother. He was from Los Angeles, California, and served in New Guinea. He was part of a 2000 man unit that was attached to the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division before it sailed out of San Francisco in April 1942.  He went MIA in November 1942. I remember reading the letter from his commanding officer describing the night he went missing in action during an engagement on a night patrol (most likely near Buna). He was declared dead on Dec. 10, 1945 and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. His name is engraved on the Wall of the Missing in the American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines. I would like to be in contact with any person who remembers him and who can help me retrace his service or any information you may remember about him. My mother always kept a military photo of him in our home as we grew up, in remembrance of him.

 

Please respond to this message if you knew him.  Contact me at:  lahernandez1956@gmail.com.

 

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Chaplain (Lieutenant) William F. Hood, Jr.

128TH Infantry
WWI

(posted 21 September ‘12)

 

Reverend William F. Hood, Jr. served in France and maybe Belgium during WW I.  He was a Chaplain with rank to Lt.  He was an Episcopalian Minister before the War with the Milwaukee Diocese and Chaplain of the 128TH Infantry in 1925.  Later he was the Rector of churches in Superior, WI, (1920s), Manitowoc, WI, (1930s to 1937) and Jacksonport in Door County, WI, until 1950.  I am interested in his service record and any remembrances or photos in which he appears.  

 

Please contact C. Frank Shaw III at mailto:mcfs-mms@frontier.com.

 

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Max Polak

Company K, 127TH Infantry
WWI

(posted 20 July ‘12)

 

Justin Ove is seeking any information or photographs about his great grand uncle, Max Polak (who was KIA in France 15 Oct. ’18) or his unit (Company K, 127TH Infantry). He is also interested in any possible recollections that 127TH veterans of WW1 may have passed on about him or the general progress of the war from the Company's perspective.

 

Please contact Justin at ove.justin@gmail.com.

 

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REVISED – 22 June 2012
Edward J. "Fritz" Krzmarcik
Cos. B & C, 127TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 26 June 04)

Looking for anyone who may have served with Edward J. “Fritz” Krzmarcik in the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division’s 127TH Regiment in the Southwest Pacific in WWII. He enlisted in 1940 in the 32D Division, National Guard in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, although he was from Mosinee. He served in Co. B, 1ST Bn., 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division. (He also served in Co. C of the 127TH after he received a battlefield commission.) He also received two Purple Hearts (Leyte and Villa Verde Trail) and a Bronze Star and I am interested in the circumstances surrounding these things.  He was career Army and subsequently served with the Big Red One at Fort Riley, and also in Big Delta, Alaska; Battle Creek, Mich.; Fort Devens; Fort Jackson. He returned to civilian life in 1959. He was born 12/8/1917 and died 3/10/1997. I am working on a manuscript dealing with his experiences and the effect the war had on him. I welcome any recollections of my father anyone may have.

Email: lmkordus@gmail.com

Lynn (Krzmarcik) Kordus
2409 Oakwood Blvd.
Wausau, WI 54403-7063 USA
Ph.: 715.842.7277
Email:
lmkordus@gmail.com

 

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REVISED – 23 June 2012

Private John Thomas Beard

Battery A, 121ST Field Artillery
WWII

(posted 9 June ‘12)

 

Wendy Randazzo is seeking information about her father, PVT John T. Beard, and his service with the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division during WWII. He was activated with Battery A, 121ST FA in Whitefish Bay, WI, on 15 Oct. 1940. His buddies bestowed him with a couple of nicknames; some called him ‘Trader Horn’ and some of his pals from the east coast called him ‘Plow Jock’. One of his best buddies was a guy named ‘Sapienza’ (spelling?) or ‘Sapi’. Sapi was from the New York area and may have been the one who came up with the ‘Plowjock’ nickname.

 

He rarely discussed his war time experiences and his family hopes to learn more. They would love to hear from anyone who remembers him or knows of him (he would've turned 90 in April 2012).

 

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John Beard is manning the .50 cal. machine gun in this photo.

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Please contact Wendy at Wendy.J.Randazzo@jci.com.

 

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Camp Cable

near Brisbane, Australia
WWII

(posted 12 May ‘12)

 

Ian Bullpitt, on behalf of the Australian Defence Dept., is seeking information about Camp Cable, near Brisbane, in 1942 & 1943.

 

He is particularly interested in training and live firing activities that were conducted by the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division during its time at Camp Cable.

 

Please contact Ian at ianbullpitt@bigpond.com.

 

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Master Sergeant Herbert Henry Nehls

Company F, 128TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 30 March ‘12)

 

My name is Toni and I'm looking for information on my father Herbert Henry Nehls. He was in the Army, World War II, Master Sgt., Company F, 2D Battalion, 128TH Infantry. Served in Combat in New Guinea. One of a few from Wisconsin that joined the battalion sent there along with men from Michigan. If anyone has any information please let me know. Thank you!

 

Please contact Toni at mandolin@maqs.net.

 

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SGT Jerome J. (Harry) Michalski

Company C, 127TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 8 November ‘11)

 

Ron Michalski is seeking information about his father Jerome J. (Harry) Michalski and/or men he served with. He was from Detroit, MI. He served in combat with the 32D Division on New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon. He was WIA on Luzon on 7 May 1945. He is also hoping to identify the other Soldiers depicted in the photographs below, Jerome Michalski is on the left in both photos.

 

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Please contact Ron at RMichals@wm.com.

 

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CPT Jack C. Chaney

Battery C, 126TH Field Artillery
WWII

(posted 20 October ‘11)

 

Brian Chaney is seeking information about his father Jack C. Chaney and/or men he served with. He was a lieutenant during most of the war so most would remember him as Lieutenant Chaney, but he was promoted to Captain near the end and he commanded Battery C of the 126TH Field Artillery. Jack passed away 15 July 2011.

 

Please contact Brian at brian@advlaser.com.

 

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Company B, 119TH Machine Gun Battalion
WWI

(posted 19 October ‘11)

 

Glenn Brazelton, on behalf of the Price County Historical Society, is seeking information, photographs, or artifacts related to Company B, 119TH Machine Gun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, during WWI. The Society is also planning an event from 1300 to 1600 hours on 12 November 2011 at the Harbor View (formerly Slat’s Harbor) in Phillips, WI, in order to celebrate Co. B, 119TH MG BN; acknowledge several gifts to the Price County Historical Society from relatives of Elmer “Slats” Martin who was a member of the 119TH MG BN; encourage other Price County citizens to share information about WWI veterans and memorabilia.

 

Please contact him at gbraze@cox.net.

 

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SGT Marion M. Friedman

127TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 19 October ‘11)

 

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Please contact him at swright@lovaas.com.

 

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1LT Charles T. R. Bohannan

128TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 14 May 11)

 

Jason Ridler is a professional military historian and is working on a biography of the late Col. Charles TR Bohannan (he was a lieutenant for most of his time with the 128TH Inf., he may have made CPT by the end of the war). He is looking for anyone who served with or knew Col. Bohannan, or can recommend comprehensive work on the history of the 32D Division's efforts in the Pacific (especially their role in supporting the guerrillas in the Philippines). Col. Bohannan did a lot of long range patrol work, and behind enemy lines. He was known as "El Lobo" for his guerrilla prowess and this was the name of the small chapter on his exploits in the book RED ARROW MEN, regarding the 32D's efforts in the Philippines.

 

Please contact Jason Ridler at jason.ridler@gmail.com.

 

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SSG Robert Edward Durham

Co. C, 126TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 3 Sept. 09)

Kay Durham is looking for anyone who may have served with her father, Staff Sergeant Robert Edward Durham, in Company C, 126TH Infantry Regiment. He was with Company C until 1946.

Please contact her at teamdc_sunshine@yahoo.com. Please put "Company C" in the subject line.

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PFC D. E. W.
127TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 22 Sept. 07)

My name is Tom Radtke, recently I discovered a WWII dress uniform at a second hand market in Centerville, Indiana near Richmond on the east side of the state. The uniform appears to have belonged to a member of the 32nd/127. It has PFC stripes, a 32nd division badge, 127 collar device and a VFW shoulder patch. The owner was obviously proud of his unit as the uniform was well cared for. The coat has the initials DEW in it, the size is a 38R and the pants have a long 36” inseam, the owner was a tall slender individual. My goal is to piece together some history for the garment before donating it to a local museum and would appreciate any information.

My email address is thradtke@hotmail.com.

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REVISED - 30 Jun. '06
SSG Robert "Bob" Van Bogart

Co. A, 127TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 25 Jan. '03)

Jonathan Van Bogart would like to talk with anyone who knew Robert "Bogey Bob" Van Bogart. Bob was from Minnesota, trained at Camp Roberts, Paso Robles, California.  We think he shipped out with the 127TH from Brisbane to Port Moresby and was part of Urbana Force during the Buna campaign. He sustained a leg wound on Leyte and was KIA 5 March '45 on the Villa Verde Trail and was awarded the DSC. Staff Sergeant Robert E. Van Bogart was a squad leader in Co. A, 127TH Infantry Regiment.

Please send information to:  jvb@cleanfuelusa.com

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SSG Gerald Endel
32D Division
WWII
(posted 5 Nov. '05)

The Janesville Patriotic Society will hold a ceremony to unveil a statue honoring SSG Gerald Endel of the 32D DIV. The ceremony will be held at the Medal of Honor Veterans Walkway Dedication, Location: Traxler Park, Veterans Plaza Date: November 11th, 2005 Time: 10:30 to 11:30 AM. I hope any one who reads this can spread the word and participate if possible. I am posting this on behalf of SSG Endel's family and wife, who will be in attendance. You can get further information contacting: RSVP: Tom Stehura - 756-1127 or my self SSG Morris, 2-128TH 32D BDE, at 703-695-1822 or leslie.morris@hqda-aoc.army.pentagon.mil

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Sgt. George W. McNeal
Co. F, 127TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 16 Oct. 05)

I am applying for my Purple Heart and all my medical records burned up in the fire at the records office in St. Louis.  I am looking for anyone who served on the Ville Verde Trail in March of 1944 and hopefully someone who saw me wounded or evacuated.

Please respond to my granddaughter, Teresa Hinze at teresa.hinze@verizon.net.

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128TH Infantry Insignia
(posted 14 Oct. 05)

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Please send responses to Mr. Kelly Herold, Executive Director, Buffalo County Historical Society at: historical@buffalocounty.com

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PFC B. R. Smith
AKA “Sweet Tooth”
37130550        T42
Co. M, 128TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 4 Oct. 05)

My father served in the Papuan Campaign (The Battle of Buna, before and after).  Over the years, he has repeatedly contacted the “War Department” (Department of Defense) requesting service records.  His Enlisted Records consists of little more than his induction, training, hospitalization, and honorable discharge.  He remembers serving with the 128TH, Company M, and being reassigned to another company after less than ten of the original 200 man unit and its 500 replacements remained.  So his frustration is understandable when his Enlisted Record states: Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions…”None.”

 

If other veterans of the Buna engagement have experienced similar loss of combat records, he would really like to know!

Reading The 32D Division Veteran Association’s “The Papuan Campaign – The Battle of Buna,” he remembered “medic, T/5 Edwin C. De Rosier, [who] repeatedly exposed himself to the intense enemy fire in order to aid the wounded, saving several lives.”  He remembered “Eddie the medic” who didn’t even have a band-aid and how after being shot at repeatedly, took off his Red Cross symbol and picked up a rifle.  He also remembered that “safer” assignment they were later given, and the foxhole they shared while guarding an airstrip, and the sniper, about a half mile away, who made the choice that determined my future.

My father is interested in any information related to the 128TH, Company M.  He is also interested in being in contact with those in other companies, particularly those involved during the early months of the Papuan Campaign.

Please send response to: B. R. Smith at cbsmith@truevine.net

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2D BN, 126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 4 Oct. 05)

I am presently writing the history of Company E, 2D Battalion, 126TH Infantry during World War Two. During the course of my research I realized that five facts about the 126TH and/or the 32D Infantry Division have never been documented. If you have an answer to any of the following questions a response would be appreciated.

Name _____________________________________________________

Unit    _____________________________________________________

Between 15 December 1941 through 31 January 1942 the Second Battalion 126TH guarded New Orleans from sabotage and attack. What duties did your unit perform during the same period?

When the 32D Infantry Division traveled by convoy from SanFrancisco to Adelaide South Australia it was aboard the SS Lurline along with Divisional Headquarters and the 121 Filed Artillery. On which transport did your unit travel? Matsonia; Momtery; Ancon; Hugh L. Scot; Washington-Mount Vernon?

When the 32D Infantry Division was stationed in South Australia the 126TH Infantry was at Camp Sandy Creek and the 128TH Infantry was at Camp Woodside. At which camp was your unit located?

When the 32D Infantry Division traveled from South Australia to Camp Cable in Queensland a five ship convoy transported equipment and supplies to the new location. One of these ships was the Libertyship SS Willaim Dawes. Do you know the name of the other ships?

When the 126TH Infantry was transferred to Port Moresby New Guinea it traveled, except for Company E, in a four or five ship convoy. Two of the vessels were the Libertyships SS Ben Franklin and SS George S. Taylor. Do you know the names of the other vessels?

Thank you for your help.

James C. Wood
2323 Six Mile Road
Remus, Michigan 49340
989-561-5358
peach@power-net.net

 

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Joseph W. Dunagan
Hq. Troop, 2D Recon. Squad, 105 Armor Cav.
32D Division
Berlin Crisis
(posted 3 Aug. 04; updated 4 Oct. 05)

We are looking for anyone who was called to active duty in 1961 and went to Ft. Lewis, Washington to train and was "Erronously recalled" and sent home in February of 1962, only to be called up a month or so later and sent to Korea. Joseph Wayne Dunagan was one of those and we think there may be more. Also looking for a roster of the unit from that time period. email address:

Please send responses to: ewagon@earthlink.net

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32D Division
WWII
(posted 19 June 05)

A 32D 'Red Arrow' Division Veteran, originally from Brooklyn, NY, but now living in Wilmette, IL, seeks contact with other WWII 'Red Arrow' Veterans. I would like to share my experiences in WW2 with other veterans. Please contact me at flaxiemann@sbcglobal.net.

Thank you.
Red

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Sgt. Major Elmer Michael Zeleznik
HQ Co., 126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 18 Jun. 05)

Looking for information on anyone who served with Elmer Michael Zeleznik between Dec 1941-45. He was based in Melbourne for most of his term and distributed mail for Headquarters. I would appreciate any information regarding anyone he may have served with. Please contact me at fdr5@earthlink.net

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SGT Raymond M. Baser
32D Division
World War II
(posted 10 Apr. 05)

Jeanne Johnson and her cousin are seeking information concerning his Brother, Raymond Mancil Baser, who served with the 32D Division. He was killed in action on Luzon April 3, 1945. What we are looking  for is information about an 'Army Harbor Craft' (according to one newspaper clipping we have) or 'Harbor Ship' (so called in another clipping). Both state this vessel was named after Raymond M. Baser. Does anyone have any knowledge of this craft, what sort of vessel this was or was used for. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached at: amanda-wa@webtv.net.

Thank you.
Jeanne Johnson

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Nicholas L. Frezza
HQ Co., 32D Division
World War II
(posted 10 Apr. 05)

My Father, Nicholas L. Frezza was a Mess Sergeant with HQ. Co., 32D Div. from 3 Feb., 1941 to 17 May 1946. I recently received a copy of his Discharge, but the rest of his records were lost in a fire back in 1973. He passed away from cancer in September 1964. (I was 8 years old at the time.). I would greatly appreciate it if anyone who knew him or served in his unit to contact me at Fyrfrezz@hotmail.com. Thank you all for serving and God Bless!

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James H. Sherron
Co. A, 128TH Infantry
World War II
(posted 10 Apr. 05)

My name is Austin Sherron. My grandfather, James Henry Sherron. He was an Infantryman/60 mm mortar crewman with A Co., 128TH Infantry Regiment. Was shell-shocked either on Leyte or Luzon. The fellow in the hole with him was killed. Grandpa was in the 9TH General Hospital for three weeks recovering. Also spoke of liberating a prison camp where there was an American nurse who had "consorted" with the Japs, resulting in the guys ignoring her. I'm not sure if it was a POW camp or a civilian camp, nor am I certain where it was located. Talked about a non-com or officer that wanted them to set up a machine gun on a hill, or something to that effect, and when they protested that there was no cover and they would be in the open, the officer threatened to shoot them. Grandpa stuck a carbine in the officer’s stomach and said they were not going up that hill with no cover just to confirm what they already knew. I have a photo of a group of Sgt's in front! of a mess tent, and on the back is written "Photo by Sgt. Biets". The fellas in the unit called him "Brownie". Here are the names of men who autographed his copy of "13,000 Hours": James W? Sheppard, 764 Ogelthorpe St, Macon, Ga.; Bill Alexander, Beacon, Tn.; Donald A. Caulson?, Indianapolis, In.; Ellis Wise, Green Forrest, Ark.; Wallace Ogier?, Wallace?, Nebraska; Vincent H. Dailey?, Michigan; Robert K. Kraus, Krause?; Johnny Palacio?, Superior, AZ; Wiliam E. Harding?, Los Angeles, California; ? Baker, Granite Falls?, NC. Would very much like to get in touch with them or their families.

Please send responses to: soldierofstalingrad@yahoo.com

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Henry J. Foresman
Battery B, 121ST Field Artillery BN
World War II
(posted 16 Mar. 05)

I am the son of Henry J. Foresman who commanded Battery B, 121ST FA during WWII.  I would love to hear from any of the members of that Battery.  I can be reached at henry.foresman@us.army.mil or by telephone 540.529.2592.

Thanks.
Henry J. Foresman, Jr.

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Sgt. Carl David Boatwright
Co. C, 128TH Infantry
World War II
(posted 16 Mar. 05)

Mike Norwood is seeking information about a friend, Carl David Boatwright, who was a sergeant in Company C, 128TH Infantry, 32D Infantry Division. He was from South Carolina and trained in Australia.  He recieved two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. If anyone has information about his actions in the Phillipines, please contact me at mikenorwood@thepackagingwarehouse.com. Thanks.

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James H. Dowd
HQ Battery, 120TH Field Artillery BN
World War II
(posted 16 Mar. 05)

I am doing research on my grandfather James H. Dowd who served in the HQ battery of the 120TH FA.  You may reach me at 5mcconnells@charter.net.

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CPL Bob DeYoung
32D Division Artillery HQ
World War II
(posted 22 Feb. 05)

Cpl. Bob DeYoung, from Huntsville, Alabama, would like to hear from anyone who was in Division Artillery Headquarters during the New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon Campaigns.

Please send responses to: bobdey@comcast.net

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CPT James Deloach (and other soldiers)
HQ Company, 126TH Infantry
World War II
(posted 22 Feb. 05)

Need help in locating Captain James Deloach who was CO of Regimental Headquarters Company of the 126TH Infantry, 32D Red Arrow Division. He was from South Carolina. I was with Captain Deloach at Morotai and during the Leyte and Luzon campaigns. Also seeking other soldiers from HQ Co., 126TH Inf.

Thanks: J.S.  xama69@yahoo.com

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2LT Louis Franklin Buix
129TH Field Artillery BN
World War II
(posted 16 Feb. 05)

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Liane F. Buix, lianebuix@optonline.net

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William P. L. Maynard
120TH Field Artillery Battalion
WWII
(posted 5 Jan. 05)

I am looking for information on my grandfather. His name is William P. L. Maynard. He is from CT. He was in the 120TH Artillery BN. in the Luzon Campaign. He was there for the mopping up and was later sent to Japan. I am looking for a roster of names from his unit.

Please send responses to: wmaynard@sbcglobal.net

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MAJ Herman J. F. Bottcher
32D Division
WWII
(posted 5 Jan. 05)

Lee Allen is looking for people who served with, knew or have information concerning Major Herman J.F. Bottcher who was KIA on Dec 31, 1944 on Leyte.

Please send responses to: leeallen6@comcast.net; phone 801-375-3079.

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Edward Charles Meiller
Co. G, 128TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 20 Sept. 04)

Jean Meiller is seeking information from anyone who knew or served with his father, Edward Charles Meiller, who served with the 32D Division in the South Pacific. He was a PVT in Co. G, 128TH Inf. in Madison, WI, when the 32D Division was activated on 15 Oct. '40. He was born in Madison, WI, and passed away 10 years ago. His son knows very little about his service, but is very interested in learning more.

Please send responses to Jean Meiller at: jeanmeilleur@sympatico.ca

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Clare Herald
Co. H, 126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 20 Sept. 04)

My father, Clare Herald, served in New Guinea during WWII - in the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 2D Battalion, Company H.  He would love to hear from men he served with!

Please contact me at: Truelady50USA@yahoo.com
Thanks!

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Earl Simpson
Co. F, 128TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 20 Sept. 04)

My name is Sam Simpson and my father Earl Simpson was in 128TH Regiment, 2D Battalion, Company F, from Aitape to Luzon and on to occupation of Japan. He is 80 years old and is well. We were looking at his division history book a couple of days ago and I noticed it was full of autographs. If anyone remembers him, he would be happy to know about it.

Please send responses to: bsimpson12@iquest.net

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PVT Alfred 'Freddie' Avalos
120TH Field Artillery Bn.
WWII
(posted 3 Aug. 04)

I am trying to obtain any information concerning my Uncle who was Alfred Avalos (nick name Freddie) Pvt, 120TH Field Artillery, 32D Infantry Division stationed in New Guinea. We have no idea how he died and where he died.  What the family understands he was killed in or around Siador.  He died on Jan 29, 1944.  He was “escorted” home by Rudolph (Uncle Rudy), his best buddy.  We, the nephews cannot think of “Uncle Rudy’s” (our mom’s told us he was Uncle Freddie’s brother and that we should call him Uncle Rudy) last name.  We were all small boys at the time. But remember his sir name sounded like Vaccaro?  We know he came from Detroit, Michigan.  Our moms (Uncle Alfred’s sisters) are deceased.

Please send responses to: alfie@dslextreme.com

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PFC William E. Corley
Co. B, 126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 3 Aug. 04)

My father, William E. Corley, was a PFC in Co. B, 126TH Infantry, 32D Division in WWII.  I would like to find anyone who served with him and contact them, asking about their experiences during the war.  My father passed away in 1996.  Throughout my childhood he kept in touch with a friend of his from New Jersey, and I would like to locate that man, if he's still alive, and ask him about their shared experiences.

 Please send responses to Edward Corley at: ecorley@heidelberg.edu

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PFC Robert Ellinwood
107TH Medical Bn.
WWII
(posted 3 Aug. 04)

I am looking for anyone who knew my uncle - Pfc. Robert Ellinwood, KIA November, 1944 on Leyte. In his belongings is a photo of three soldiers in a jeep with the names - Crowell, Bush and Thurston typed on the back. Any information about any of them would also be appreciated.

Please send responses to: cinsteltz@aol.com

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PVT Jesse Justice, Jr.
Co. C, 128TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 26 June 04)

I, David Beard, am seeking information from anyone that may have served with my cousin,  Pvt. Jesse Justice, Jr., Co. C, 128TH Inf. Reg. He came to the 32D Div. as a replacement in 1944. He was in battle action, New Guinea, North and South Phillipines, received two Purple Hearts and was up for a Silver Star, but never received. If anyone has any information, I would be pleased to hear from you.
Please send responses to: David Beard, Bsocksboo@cs.com

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SGT Stanley F. Korzeniowski
Co. B, 126TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 2 June 04)

I am seeking information on the 126TH Infantry, Co. "B", Red Arrow Division. My father Sargeant Stanley F. Korzeniowski served in New Guinea, Austalia and the Philipines from 1941-1945. He died in 1996. I am trying to put together a scrapbook for future generations. I have many letters he and my mother wrote to each other but not much else. He was stationed at Camp Livingston LA prior to going overseas. I would appreciate input if anyone has any. Thanks.

Please send responses to: Anna Garland, amkgar@verizon.net

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2LT Clare Kenneth Bartholomew
128TH Infantry Regiment
WWI
(posted 2 June 04)

My name is Stuart H. Bartholomew. I am the only son of Clare Bartholomew. My father died in 1931 of non-military related causes when I was 6 years old. I possess only limited knowledge of his military history but I do know that he served in the 128TH regiment of the 32D Division in France from 1917 to 1919 when he was discharged from the Army. I also was told he suffered from shell shock resulting from a German artillery barrage. I would sincerely appreciate any information at all concerning this officer from 128TH Regiment veterans or their survivors who may possess some form of regimental personnel memorabilia or other documents.

Please send responses to:  Stuart H. Bartholomew, bartbartho@aol.com

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PFC Jose Gaspar Garcia
Co. B, 127TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 1 May 04)

I am looking for anyone that may have any information on Co. B, 127TH Infantry Regiment of the 32D Infantry Division.  My cousin PFC Jose Gaspar Garcia was KIA on or around Feb. 22, '44 in the Philippines.  I am looking for anyone that may have known him or may have served in the same Regiment.  Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

Please send responses to: Robert A. Garcia, moleface10@aol.com

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Arthur E. Rettammel,
Arnold R. Rettammel and
Edward Rettammel
32D Division
WWII
(posted 16 April 04)

My name is Robert J. Rettammel and I am doing genealogy about my Rettammel surname. I have much information and many pictures from my uncles who served in WWII. Specifically, my Uncles, Arthur E. Rettammel, Arnold R. Rettammel and Edward Rettammel. I know they joined the Wisconsin National Guard in 1940 [Service Battery, 121ST Field Artillery Regiment in Mauston, WI] and eventually served in the south pacific against Japan until 1945.

Please send responses to: Robert J. Rettammel, rjrettammel@wisc.edu, Madison, WI

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Nathan "Natie" Sahn
126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 20 March 04)
 

Any one remember "Natie" Sahn?  He served with the 126TH Infantry, 32D 'Red Arrow' Division, WW2, Pacific Theater. Once lost in New Guinea but found. Dr. L. Sahn, his son, would like to hear from any one who new his father.

Please send response to: Cadetat6 at papa@twmi.rr.com
(posted 20 March 04)

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SGT Marvin R. Frye
107TH Ordnance Co.
WWII
(posted 20 March 04)

My father, Marvin R. Frye (Sergeant) was in the 32D Division from 1939 to 1944. He enlisted in the 32D Signal Company in Ypsilanti, Mich. and was transferred to the 107TH Ordnance Co. in late 1940. I would like to contact anyone who served in the 107TH Ordnance Co. during WW2.

Please send response to: howardfrye@comcast.net
(posted 20 March 04)

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CPL Jack Jenkins
Co. G, 126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 9 March 04)

Jack Jenkins would like to get in touch with any members of Company G, 126TH Infantry, 32D 'Red Arrow' Division, 1944 - 1946.  Corporal Jack Jenkins served in the Philippines - Manilla, Lingayen Gulf, Villa Verde Trail, Bagio (not sure of spelling), left and were first units to go into Japan right after the war. Landed in Sasebo and moved to Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Fukuoka, Japan for a year. We lived in a Japanese airport in Fukuoka (US 5th AirForce Base). Was in a hospital in Fukuoka. We came home on the USS Blue Ridge Victory Sept. 19, 1946, we arrived in San Francisco, California.  I would appreciate any word from those I served with.  I would like to hear from you or your family members.

Please send response to:  Zestacrackerman@aol.com, or you can call me at phone # 336-299-8386.
(posted 9 March 04)

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CPT Roger Keast
Anti Tank Co., 126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 6 March 04)

Michele Keast Ott is seeking information about her Grandfather, Capt. Roger Keast.  He served with Anti Tank Co., 126TH Infantry, 32D Division. He was KIA about 1 Dec. 1942 on New Guinea. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star. Thanks.

Please send response to:  maggemgill@hotmail.com. (posted 6 March 04)

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Tony Galletta
Co. L, 128TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 3 February 04)


Todd Galletta is searching for anyone who may have served with his father, Tony Galletta, in L Company, 128TH Infantry Regiment.  He came to the 32D Division as a replacement in 1944, from the hospital at Camp Gruber Oklahoma.  He served with at least with the 128TH through the New Guinea and North and South Phillipines campaigns when he was wounded again and sent Stateside and discharged.  If anyone has any information at all, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please send response to:  tvincentg@aol.com.

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Alan Boyd Strege
Co. D, 128TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 13 January 04)

 

Alan Boyd Strege, would like to locate some of his WWII buddies from Company D, 128TH Regiment, 32D Division. He served in New Guinea-Buna, Saidor, & trained in Australia. Any information would be greatly appreciated. He can be contacted through his daughter, Susan Morgan.

Please send info to :  gloryb@cox-internet.com 

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PVT Clifton R. "Breckinridge" Fields
Co. D, 128TH Infantry
WWI

(posted 13 January 04)

 

Lee Fields (MSG, US Army (Ret.) & Vietnam Vet.) is seeking information about his father, Clifton R. "Breckinridge" Fields, who served in Company D, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D Division of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during WWI. On Sep. 20th the 32D Division left the Joinville rest area and moved by bus to the Meuse-Argonne front. On Sep. 30th the Division entered the front line before the Kriemhilde Stellung near Romagne-sous-Montfaucon. In a series of attacks during the next three weeks the Division penetrated the enemy position to a depth of eight and a half kilometers (about 6 miles). FIELDS was seriously wounded Oct. 15 advancing from Montfaucon through the Meuse Argonne Forest. Seeking any information, documentation or photos that FIELDS is mentioned. Also, I propose that we, as descendants of WW-I soldiers assigned or attached to the 128TH Infantry Regiment, plan a reunion in 2004. We could share information, and to foster community support in proposing that a monument in their memory be erected.

Please send info to : leef@mlaj.com or lfields@shentel.net 

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PVT Francis Traynor
32D Division
WWII
(posted 1 November 03)

 

Charles Gentile is seeking information about his uncle, Private Francis Traynor, who served with the 32D Inf. Division in the Philippines during the battle for Luzon. Pvt. Traynor was from Omaha, Nebraska and joined the Division in late 1944 or early 1945 as a replacement. After the War he became a Jesuit priest, serving as a teacher at Marquette High in Milwaukee. He is pictured on the right in the attached photograph. Mr. Gentile is trying to determine which unit PVT Traynor was in and who the individual on the left is. Thank you.

Please send info to : cgent@earthlink.net 

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Raymond Schuld (or Schuldt)
HQ Co., 1ST BN, 126TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 1 November  03)

 

Jeff Richter, on behalf of a friend, is looking for information on her grandfather Raymond Schuld (or Schuldt) who was in this unit in WWII. She is especially looking for any medical information about him.

Please send info to : jefric1@yahoo.com 

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PVT Henry Higgins
128TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 30 May 03)

 

Jean A. Lay (niece) and Family (two brothers and a sister)  would like to talk with anyone who knew Henry Higgins. Henry was from Miami, Oklahoma,and trained at Camp Roberts,California. Henry was born 13 Feb. 1925 and was KIA 22 May 1945 on the Villa VerdeTrail in Luzon. He was  buried with Christian rites, in Army Cemetary No. 1 , Santa Barbara, Luzon, P.I.. ( Where is this ?) He embarked for active duty in Jan. 1945. Henry's body was later sent to the United States for burial in the GAR Cemetary in Miami, OK. We would like any information re: how he arrived in the P.I. We have very limited knowledge since the Army says his records were destroyed in a fire. Thank you for your time, it is greatly appreciated.

Please send info to : jean_okla@yahoo.com 

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Pvt. Clarence Adams
128TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 3 Mar. 03)

 

Bill Welch is looking for information about Pvt. Clarence Adams of Erie, Pa., who was killed in action May 10, 1945. He was in an infantry platoon with the 128TH Regiment when he was killed. He had only been with the unit a couple weeks, having been assigned to a replacement depot during most of April. All we know about his death is that he was killed while on patrol.

What makes PVT Adams somewhat unusual is that he was the third brother from his family killed in action during the war. The other two were killed in Europe in 1944.

If anyone has information on him, please send it to billw917@hotmail.com 

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Joseph Bien
127TH Infantry

(posted 25 Feb. '03)

 

Anyone know or have information about my Uncle Joseph Bien, from Detroit Michigan. I know he was in the 127TH. Regiment of the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division. But I do not know what Battalion or company.

Please send info to dennisbien@cs.com 

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SGT Leroy Johnson
Co. K, 126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 25 Jan. '03)

Curt Iles is researching information about Sgt. Leroy Johnson, of his neighboring community of Oakdale, LA. Sgt. Johnson served with Co. K, 126TH Infantry. He was KIA on 15 Dec. 1944 near Limon, Leyte, Philipines as he gave his life by falling on two grenades to save his men.

Please send information to CURTILES@aol.com 

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32 Recce Trp, 127 Inf.
near Aitape
WWII
(posted 17 Dec. '02)

Dr Bryant Allen at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia would like to make contact with any veterans of the 32 Recce Trp, 127 Inf, that carried out patrols inland from Aitape in 1944 in the company of Australians from the Australian New Guinea Administration Unit (ANGAU). He is writing a history of the inland area. In ANGAU Patrol Reports that are now held in the Australian War Memorial and the Australian National Archives the following US officers are mentioned: Lt Baxter, Lt Banard, Cpt Bottcher (killed in the Philippines) , Lt Preusser, Lt Pascoe, Lt Lilley, 2Lt Jonkaran and Lt Londrigan. Bryant has made contact with relatives of Lt Pascoe, but would like to make contact with any one else who was on these patrols.

Please send information to bryant.allen@anu.edu.au 

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Philip Guthrie
Co. H, 126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 29 Aug. '02)

Philip Guthrie would like to contact his buddies from Co. H, 126TH Inf. in the Pacific. He is also seeking a roster of his old company. Philip can be contacted through his nephew, Mark Guthrie.

send information to MarkG@cccgroupinc.com 

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Hershel Goodman
Co. C, 127TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 13 July '01)

Clyde Goodman is seeking information about his brother, Hershel Goodman, who was KIA on 21 April 1945 on Luzon.

send information to clydegoodman@bigfoot.com 

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SGT Edward "Tux" Wernholm
Co. E or F, 126TH Infantry
WWII

(posted 13 July '01)

 

Jason Wernholm is seeking information about his Grandfather, SGT Edward 'Tux' Wernholm, who served in New Guinea in 1942-43 and was awarded the Silver Star on 6 Dec. '42 in the fight for Buna.

send information to jaw4pack@yahoo.com 

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Sgt. Calvin D. Crane
Co. G and HQ Co., 2D Battalion, 127TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 25 March '01)

Vince Crane would like to communicate with anyone who served with or knew his grandfather, Sgt. Calvin D. Crane. Sgt. Crane was from Bennington, Idaho. He served at Aitape, Leyte, Luzon, and Fukuoka, Japan. He passed away 17 years ago and never mentioned his war experiences. The entire family would be very grateful to hear from someone who knew him.

send information to vvcrane@burgoyne.com 

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Walter Weglen (or Weglein)
Co. M, 126TH Infantry
WWII
(posted 3 March  '01)

Ken Meyer is seeking information about his cousin, Walter Weglen (or Weglein), who served with Company M, 126TH Infantry, 32D Division. Walter Weglen was killed in New Guinea on 2 December 1942. He was from Greeley, Colo.

send information to kmyr@worldnet.att.net 

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PFC John W. Klein
Co. A, 114TH Engineer Battalion
WWII
(posted 10 January '01)

Yvonne (Klein) Hall is seeking information about her father, John W. Klein, who served in Company A, 114TH Engineer Battalion in the Red Arrow Division in WW II. He was from Pittsburg, KS. He died in 1998. He would never talk about the war. I would love to know some of what he went through as I am doing our family geneology. If anyone knew him, please contact me.  He entered into the service June 4, 1942, Mustered out Nov. 8, 1945--separation center, Fort Logon, Colorado.

send information to yvonnekay@ckt.net 

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Corporal Benjamin E. Brown
Co. L, 125TH Infantry
WWI
(posted 10 October '00)

James Wright is seeking information on his grandfather, Benjamin E. Brown, who served with the 33D Michigan on the Mexican Border in 1916 and in France in 1918.  He was wounded on July 31, 1918 by G.S.W. and gas near Sergy, France. He was missing in action for several days and later evacuated.  He recovered at Camp Custer in Michigan and returned to Port Huron Michigan after the war.  He died in 1978.  I would appreciate any information about him or his Port Huron "buddies" in the 32D Division.

send information to james.f.wright@juno.com 

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SSgt. Wade P. Leonard
Service Battery, 129TH Field Artillery Battalion
WWII
(posted 22 August '00)

T.W.Hedrick is seeking any information on SSgt. Wade Phillip Leonard (his Grandfather) who served with Service Battery, 129TH Field Artillery Battalion, 32D Infantry Division. SSgt. Leonard entered service on 17 Aug. 44 and fought on Luzon. I would appreciate communicating with anyone who knew or served with Him.

send information to T.W.Hedrick at aleatherneck@hotmail.com 

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John Cull
32D Division
(company and branch unknown)
(
posted 21 March '00)

Greg Timbs, from Sydney, Australia, and his grandmother, Mavis Bowie (maiden name Cresswell), are seeking information about John Cull, a soldier with the 32D Division. The Mrs. Bowie lived in Mitchelton, Brisbane near Enoggera Army Barracks at that time and she befriended the American soldier while he was there during World War II. John Cull was from a city or town named Sharon (maybe Pennsylvania but not positive), the street address was 183 or 185 Sterling Ave.

send information to Greg Timbs at gregtimbs@myplace.net.au 

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MAJ Earl R. Kindig
121ST FA BN and 120TH FA BN
WWII
(posted 21 March '00)

MAJ Kindig's son is seeking information from anyone who knew or served with his father in the 32D Division. MAJ Kindig has been MIA since 7 Feb. 1944 when the observation plane he was flying in failed to return from a mission. MAJ Kindig, Commander of the 121ST FA BN, was observing fire for his unit roughly 18 miles southeast of Saidor, New Guinea at the time of his disappearance.

send information to Mike Kindig at Mikekindig@aol.com

 

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