Subject: Duisburg events 1945
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001
In 2002 the suburb H'ttenheim in the
south of Duisburg will have its 90th anniversary and at the moment I am
preparing a book about the history of our suburb. In April 1945 it was
the 94th Infantry Division US Army which freed our suburb after 12 years
from the NAZIs. The older people still remember the end of the war and
I am now looking for men of the 94th Inf.Div. which took place in the events
of 1945. There have been around 6 weeks of Artillery bombardment on the
city between March and April 1945 and the men of your Division came from
the suburb M?ndelheim just across from Uerdingen, where the German troops
destroyed the "Adolf Hitler" bridge. From M?ndelheim they moved to the
North to our suburb H?ttenheim with the great Mannesmann steelworks which
are a landmark of the suburb and also a large clock tower in the middle
of the old housing. They moved along the mainstreet with two large Restaurants
where also have been dancing evenings for the soldiers, a cinema called
"Lichtspiele" and the end station of the No.8 cable car where also the
soldiers of your Division went to the city. The soldiers of your Division
lived in the more comfortable houses of the Directors and Engineers of
the factory and have had their "headquarter" in the "Casino" of the steel
mill till the British Troops came to Duisburg. I would be glad if there
is anybody of the 94th Inf. Div. who still remembers the events of 1945
and could write them to me. Also if there are documents or photographs
Please write to:
|From: "Larkin's" <email@example.com>
Subject: Battery C, 242 FA BN
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001
I have recently gotten the History of the 94th Regiment. I'm interested in what part my late father's unit played in WWII, but I am having difficulty in deciphering where exactly he was. His name is Donald Lyall Marks, his highest rank was SSgt, and he was a radio operator. I thought he was part of the 302d, but his discharge paper says Battery C, 242 FA BN. Does this mean 242d Field Artillery Battalian? Anyway, I'm confused. Dad's serial number was 36-285-880. Can you tell me where he was in terms of the 94th?
|From: Janet Gordon
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001
Subject: 301st infantry, Company E
My father, Claude W. Lee, was a private and then staff sergeant in Company E of the 301st and was in France and Germany from Sept. 1944 to June 1945. I am interested in any further history I can find about his unit at that time, and certainly any individuals that were part of it. Some of the battles he was in include Sinz, Faha, and Freudenberg, Germany.
I can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
|From: Joseph Douglas
Subject: Gordon Douglas Co. C 319 Engineers, 94th
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001
My granddad, Gordon L. Douglas, who
served in Company C of the 319th Engineers throughout the war past away
last Christmas Eve, and I am earnestly trying to contact anyone who might
have served with him. While I can recall from my childhood many of
his wartime stories with clarity, he
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001
Subject: Clarence (Micky) R. Corbin
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001
Subject: Bronz Star
My father willie Lester received
the bronze star.Is there any way I can find out the details.
|From: Jonathon Huls
Subject: Kenneth Collman
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001
I am looking for any information about my uncle who just passed away on June 13. His name is kenneth collman from crothersville indiana. His was a platoon sgt in company I 302nd infantry. Any recollections or stories or pictures would be welcome. thanks.
--- Jonathon Huls
|Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001
From: "Dave Graham"email@example.com
Subject: Photo of James E. Graham "Jimmy"
|From: "Dave Graham" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Phil Whitman's Book
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001
I am trying to find a member of Company F, 376th Infantry. His name is J. A. Beattie. According to Phil Whitman's book, he was in F/376. I contacted you before regarding my uncle James E. Graham (Jimmy) who died at Bannholz Woods 10 Feb 1945. My research has indicated that Sgt Beattie was with or near my uncle when he died. Is he a member of the reunion group and do you know how to contact him. I really enjoy your personal notice page. I have had good response from some really wonderful people. I include a photo of my uncle which I believe was taken just before leaving for Europe in 1944. The photo is of poor quality, but it does show him in uniform. I would really like to obtain a copy of his platoon photo taken at Ft. Benning or Camp McCain.
Thanks for your help!
|From: "Doug Goodwin" <email@example.com>
Subject: Q.R. Hester Jr
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001
Thank you very much and God Bless,
|Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001
From: Bernard Rader
Subject: Our trip to Brittany July 7-9, 2001
I was in Brittany on October 2, 1944. I was in a patrol that was ambushed on that day. I was one of 55 men who were taken prisoner or killed in that ambush. I was wounded and spend six weeks in a hospital in Lorient, until I was exchanged in November, 1944.
In May, 2000,. my wife and I were invited to attend ceremonies in Etel and Ile de Groix in honor of the 94th. We were there with John Hoerber, Bob Higgins and Wayne Stewart. We were there when they dedicated a plaque to Tony Leone's brother, who was killed in Etel. At that time, we looked for the ambush site, but could not find it. We have a map drawn by Wayne Stewart and Bob Higgins.
We have been in touch with a Frenchman, Frank Perammant, who was a five year old child at that time. He lived nearby, and was aware of the attack. He knows just where it took place. He also told us that there is a book called "Not in Vain", by Leon Standifer, who was one of the soldiers on that patrol. The book has a map of the exact spot.
I would like to get a copy of that book. We are going back to Brittany on July 7th to July 9th., and would like to be able to see the site.
Do you have any information about this book? How can I get a copy?
Any information would be helpful.
|From: "Miller, Timothy S" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Pfc. Robert (Bob) E. Slater - 302nd, F co.
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001
I'm hoping someone might be able to
provide me with any information,
I have a few pictures of Uncle Bob and
a small number of photos of other men from his unit, a few letters and
such, but little else. I'd be happy to
Any information about him or what his
platoon, company, or regiment was
|From: Walter Schmidt
Subject: Press request: Searching Robert Kingsbury
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001
That would be of great help to me, thanks a lot,
|Date: Tue, 4 June 2001
From: Elizabeth Wells email@example.com
Subject: POW exchanges, Lorient and St. Nazaire, France, November and December 1944
Samford University is preparing for a film documentary of the POW exchanges of 149 Allied prisoners at Lorient and St. Nazaire, November and December 1944. These exchanges were negotiated by Samford alumnus, Andrew G. Hodges, A.R.C. Field Director, 94th Division. We are seeking personal recollections, photos, etc. We have contacted the American Red Cross, National Archives, individuals and received some information but want to follow all leads. The VFW referred me to your web site. Very impressive!
I look forward to hearing from you. Should you think of other contacts, please let us know that too.
|Date: Mon, 3 June 2001
From: David A De Stefano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Enclosed photos of 376th infantry.
God Bless "The Greatest Generation"
|From: "Tom Tarantino" <email@example.com>
Subject: Lost contact...
Date: Tue, 3 June 2001
All my family knows of his war experience
was that he sustained extensive
My hope is to track down someone who knew my grandfather in the war and speak with him. I will call, write letters, send e-mail... whatever it takes to learn about my grandfather before it is too late.
If you have any information or suggestions, please let me know at your earliest convenience. My contact information follows at the end of this e-mail.
Thank you so much!
|From: Kate Christian
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001
Subject: Toney Lazzaroni
My Dad, Anthony (Toney) Lazzaroni
just told me earlier this week that
Thank you for your time.
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001
Subject: Locate Newly Weds
Please post the following note on your site:
'Hope some of you old-timers of the
94th can help me identify and locate two people my wife and I met while
with the 94th. On the evening of 2 January 1944 the young couple with first
names Opal and Bill (Probably William) were married at a large 2 story
home that had been converted to a guest house (USO Type) for GI's on Main
Street, Winona, Miss. They were both from Oklahoma, Tulsa I believe. Bill
was either in the Artilllery, a Cannon or Heavy Weapons Company. He was
not in a Rifle Company if my memory serves me correctly. Any information
would be greatly appreciated. If there are any F/376 guys out there I would
Email address - CSMJAS@aol.com"
please contact person direct by Email or Phone