|Award of Combat Medical Badge
and Bronze Star Medal
Ralph Allen HQ CO. 376th
Thank You from Etel
Raymond J. Krause
94th Infantry Division helmet insignia
L.B. Brandt KIA 9/11/1944
Captain Cecil J. King
Walter J Pudelek C 376th 94th Div
94th Infantry Division Pilgrim Patch
Bernard H. Simpson
Earl R. Gruebbel at Lorient
Nazi work camp at Ohligs-Solingen
American Flag Retirement
Co B 376th regt
Francis C. Bates
My father, Charles R. Eastes
European Tour Oct 23 – 29, 2010
Donald M Felver K/301
Clarence Fossitt L/301
Gallery Exhibit by 94th William Foley
William J Honan 302nd
Wilfred Fredrick Jennrich
James Patrick Long
William F. Knettle
|Could you tell me anything about my father
Once a Rifleman Company E, 376th Infantry
M company 376th infantry regiment
S/Sgt. Joseph Pinchot
POW/Missing Personnel Office
William (Bill) Hollis King
My Father Edward S. Wojtal's Unit
Robert Van Houten
Joe Turek, Sr. Medic 302 Regiment, Med Det
On the Way: The Story of the 94th Infantry Division
Clifford E. Morgan Photos
PFC Donald J Heinen
Pvt RB Marshall
Richard McNally - 319 Eng
Memorial Day Parade to honor Medal of Honor winners
John “Jack” O’Neil
2nd Lt. Charles H. Pausner, Jr
Ernest Mortz Pope
Possible Surviving Veterans
James "Jimmy" E. Riggan
Stanley Slishansky - 302nd Inf regt
Veterans History Project
Subject: Award of Combat Medical Badge and Bronze Star Medal
My father, Joseph W. Turek, Sr., 94th Infantry Division, 94th Infantry Regiment, 302nd Infantry, 302d Medical Detachment, Cannon Company, on 21 Dec 2010, was awarded the Combat Medical Badge and the Bronze Star Medal.
I filled out the required paperwork and submitted it to the Records Center in St. Louis. I provided them with the necessary documentation. They found what they could after the fire destroyed most of it in 1973. They did find some of his pay records and it showed he was receiving combat pay.
So congratulations are in order. Thank you! Joe Turek, Jr. St. Louis, MO
Subject: Could you tell me anything about
Could you tell me anything about my father
Last Nov 2, I was elected to be a Representative to the
New Hampshire State
once a Rifleman for General Patton
Robert P. Kingsbury
From: Billy King <email@example.com>
My grandfather was in company M of the 376th infantry regiment. His
name was Albert Cuomo. I am searching to see if there are any
surviving members of company m, or if anyone in the 376th remembers
him. He was listed as a heavy machine gunner on his discharge papers.
Thanks to their invaluable help, the town of ETEL (Brittany) will be able to pay a tribute and honor the memories of three young men who joined in death on December 8th 1944, in the sands of ETEL, Lt Thomas J. LEONE and Sergeant Loray E. THORNTON, KIA on December 4th 1944.
I had been put in charge, since I have some English, to gather every
piece of information available..., and my task is now over.
My grandfather, Angus Gillis, from Massachusetts served in the 302nd Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division. He died 4/19/1945.
records were destroyed in the St Louis fire. I am looking for anyone
who knew him or anyone who has any information.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
|Subject: S/Sgt. Joseph Pinchot
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010
From: JaromÃr Janhuba
I am looking for any information about S/Sgt. Joseph Pinchot, service # 35719210, from Terre Haute, Indiana.
Joseph Pinchot was in the 94th Infantry Division of the 302nd Infantry Regiment. He was killed in action somewhere in Germany on January 28th, 1945.
If you have some informations about him, send me, please, them to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much
|From: "Millner, Rodney, Mr., CIV, OSD-DPMO"
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010
Subject: Department of Defense, Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
My name is Rodney Millner. I am a research analyst for the Department of Defense, Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO). I came across your website during an internet search. We want to inform veterans that The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) is upgrading its efforts to recover the remains of soldiers still missing from WWII. While we have always worked the WWII issue, we recently created a new WWII Division to increase the attention given to this period. As part of this effort, we would like to speak with any WWII vets who may have information that could shed light on the loss/death of a fellow serviceman whose remains might not have been recovered. Veterans who have such information are encouraged to contact DPMO with any knowledge that could lead to the recovery of that soldiers remains. Also, relatives or friends who may have such information (from conversations with WWII vets, personal records, diaries, or other documents they may have) are also asked to call.
We also have Divisions which would encourage vets to contact us with relevant information related to unaccounted-for servicemen from other wars/actions (Vietnam, Korea, etc.)
We would appreciate it if you could pass this on to your membership. Thank you very much for your help.
Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
Alternate: LTC Matt Kristoff 703-699-1240
Dave Rosenau 703-699-1269
DPMO Website: www.dtic.mil/dpmo
Does anyone have information on my dad, Forrest Fuller. He was in the Battle of the Bulge in this division. He was very young. We have never known anything about his service. He died in 1960.
Honorable discharge from the 301st Infantry Regiment 94th Infantry
19 173 035 Corporal
gunner cpl 844 combat infantryman badge sharpshooter rifle sharpshooter
Decorations European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Good Conduct
Medal ar 600-68 Victory medal
entry may 17, 1943
Pvt Basic Training 521
I would so
much appreciate if anyone has any information. Thanks so much
Meg Fuller Averett email@example.com
Raymond J. Krause I/301
Raymond Krause died in May of 2002 and attached are two Obituaries that
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Dr. Krause, a surgeon on staff at both Good Samaritan and the old St. Francis-St. George (now Mercy Franciscan- Western Hills) hospitals, died at Hospice of Cincinnati from complications of Parkinson's disease.
A native of Columbus, he was a student at Ohio State University when World War II interrupted his education. He became an Army infantryman and survived the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.
He returned to Ohio State, and using the GI Bill, graduated from its medical school. After serving an internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, he spent a year in general practice in Harlan, Ky.
In 1951 he entered a general surgical residency at Good
That, too, was interrupted by war when Dr. Krause
accepted a call to serve as a surgeon with the 1st Marine
Division in Korea.
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010
I am seeking information regarding the WWII history of my dad, William (Bill) Hollis King 01323714.
His documentation showed that one of his purple hearts, a bronze star, and a CI badge were obtained while with the 94th. Unfortunately, when I requested more detail from the Kansas City Records center, I was told of a fire destroyed most of their records in the 1950s.
I discovered your web site that mentioned a Lt. King during the battle of Wise, but no further detail was given. That is all I have been able to find.
Some of his awards show GO 335 Hq 22 Sep 44, GO 12 Hq 376th inf 1944, and GO 117 Hq 94th 1945, and Go3 106th hosp when he was wounded the first time.
I also remember stories about hedge rows, attacking a row of pill boxes, and liberating a concentration camp.
Do you have any other information that might tell me if he is the same King that you have listed, and anything that might indicate where he was and what citations he may have gotten to receive the medals.
If it helps, I have attached the names of men who served with him at some point. Some may be misspelled as I copied them from a captured Nazi flag.PFC Charles H. Wroth, Milwaukee WI
PFC John C. Greene, RT 1 Marietta, GA.
PFC Enoris T. Metiviar, 1377 Harvey, ST, Cambridge, MA.
S/s Michael Sgaley,
T/Sgt. Loren Wilms, Torrington, CT.
PFC George W. Wilhite, Frankfort OH
PFC Clarance S. Workman, King City, MO
Sgt Robert Taylor,
Sgt Calvin Liverman, 1228 East Nolan rd, Norfolk, VA
PFC Clayton Butler, Box 1736, Bridgeport Ct.
PFC Walter Krane, Wellsboro, PA
PFC Melvin B. Newsbaum, 6416 San Bonita Av, Clayton 5, MO.
PFC Clyde E. Miller, Gen, Del, South Connellsville, Pen.
T/S Emil J. Viatour, 1655 Michigan St, Toledo OH.
PFC Robert J. Gnaham, 405 Poplar Av, Clearfield, Pen
Sgt Wilbert Yuekis, Perryville,MD.
PFC Philip Martino, Waterberry, CN.
1st Sgt Fritz H. Gibson, 1101 32nd Ave, Tampa, FL
T/S John Nayy, Syracuse, NY
PFC Gilbert Jordan, 11012 S. Virginia St., Hopkinsville, KY
Tenon Harbach, 223 W. 42nd Place, Los Angeles, CA.
Sgt Henry H. Hersch, 1704 Market St, Parkersburg, W. VA
PFC Joseph F. Sickler, Falls, PA.
PFC Sylvania A. Mercier, Mexico, Main
PFC Charles V. Williams, Newark, Ohio
Capt Hank Bowden, Raleigh, NC.
Pvt Harold L. Martin Rt3, Liberty, MO.
Thank you for any assistance.
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010
My father served with the 94ID during WW2. He died in 1990 and unfortunately
I do not know what unit he was assigned to during the war.
His name was Edward S. Wojtal, 1LT Infantry, hometown Albany NY. He
started out as a rifle platoon leader and ended as a weapons platoon
Where can I go to find out what unit he was assigned to?
Thanks for the help.
Subject: 94th Infantry Division Pilgrim Patch
Looking for a Class A Pilgrim patch for a shadow box. Do you know of a source?
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010
Currently I am looking for original of booklet "On the Way: The
Story of the 94th Infantry Division". Is it chance to find this
amazing booklet? Thank you very much for your tips.
if someone have any items of the soldiers of the 94th ID for sale,
let me know, please.
|Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010
Subject: Walter J Pudelek C 376th 94th Div
Hello and Happy 4th of July!!
I was wondering if anyone out there may have served and knew my father Walter J Pudelek (44-46) Company C 376th Infantry Regiment 94th Division.
I knew he was stationed on Czech border after the war was over and was on a bus that crashed in Switzerland 1946? He may have played baseball or softball for the unit. Have pictures of him with Russian soldiers at the border, who my mother with her bad eyes confused them for Americans, and pictures of the bus crash.
I would be interested in knowing if anyone out there knew my father.
You can contact me at Qslvmsgsrv@comcast.net Have a safe 4th of July
Thank You in advance Andrew
From: crystal boyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My fathers name was Clifford E. Morgan. The info I have on him says that he was (infantry) C-302, HQS DET 617TH QM BN 7TH ARMY.
In the first photo, my dad is behind the car.
In the second photo with 6 men, my father is bottom row to the left. I do not know who the other men are.
My father has passed away and there is no way for me to find out. I have posted these photos on a few sites, but no one has responded. Hopefully someone sees a loved one and has yet another precious memory to hold on to.
Thank you so much,
Pfc James J Siemer 35241141 killed in Keil Germany March 15,1945 and
his good friend Bernard H Simpson 35241154 both killed the same day
in the same battle they both graduated from Hughes High School in June
1945, they were both honor students, James was my brother, James was
Catholic and Bernie was Jewish, and lived in Avondale, where his family
had a dry cleaning shop. James lived in Corryville.
Robert A Siemer
Wed, 23 Jun 2010
I am looking for any information about my grandfather, PFC Donald
J Heinen from Lima / Sheboygan Wisconsin.
According to: www.94thinfdiv.com/94th302ndCasualtyH-K.html
He was Killed in action somewhere in Germany on January 28th, 1945
according to records.
I do not know much about my grandfather, and there are not many of
the family left to tell the tale. I was hoping someone would have any
information for me. Any information at all would be useful, which company,
where he was, etc. His records were destroyed in the infamous archive
I have attached an image from his obituary, sorry for the poor quality.
Andrew G. Heinen
My name is Stephen L. Gruebbel and my father, Earl R. Gruebbel, served in the 94th (Co D, 302nd). Father's Day was a recent trigger for me to go back over some of his military memorabilia and that prompted a visit to the 94th web site.
I've also attached my favorite war time photo that dad had sent to my mom ... something I expect he provided so she could relate to some of the men he likely mentioned to her. It's a favorite because it's captioned with the date, place, and names of those included ... and because the names seem to me to reflect the diversity inherent in our great nation. I do recall, as a very young child (born in '48), hearing some of those names mentioned as I assume a few kept in touch. Of course, as time passed, everyone got on with their lives and that which they had in common faded into the past. Still, as I look back over this, and other, photos I can't help but feel proud and marvel at what they accomplished ... and wonder how many of them made it back.
CLIK PHOTO ENLARGE
From: Chris email@example.com
My father-in-law was a Polish prisoner in a Nazi work camp at Ohligs-Solingen.
I believe that it was liberated by the 94th Infantry Division. I would
be interested in any more information about this camp or the men who
Subject: Captain Cecil J. King
My grandfather (Captain Cecil J. King) was a company commander for the 94th.
He was in the group that liberated the Solingen Polish DR Camp 31/79 on the 16 of April, 1945, thus I believe that would place him in the 3rd Battallion. I don't have any other information about what group he was assigned to. Any help would be appreciated.
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2010
My grandfather, Donald M Felver, served in the 301st company K in
January and February 1945. He was KIA on February 24, 1945 in Serrig,
Germany. I am requesting any information regarding this battle and
the time leading up to his death. I have read the 94th Div book that
was written from the daily reports. This gave me a time line, but was
not very personable. If you may have known my grandfather I would really
like to talk to you.
Thank You for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Gary Felver, proud grandson
From: "Jerry and Mary Lohmeier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Is there anyway I could get the hometown of L.B. Brandt #36612480
KIA 9/11/1944? My dad (Berdell A. Lucht) was with him when he got killed
and I'd like to visit his gravesite to pay my respects. Thank you for
any help you can give me.
|Here is a link to the Veterans History Project at the
Library of Congress:
We should encourage vets to find someone to do their oral history, and encourage anyone who knows a vet to take their oral history and send it to the Library of Congress for permanent archiving. I was fortunate enough to complete a video interview with my wife's uncle, who was a radio operator/gunner on B-24's in the Pacific for the 494th Bomb Group (Heavy).
By Mark Maurer/The Jersey Journal
May 24, 2010, 4:10PM
Subject: Robert Van Houten--Wanting to contact anyone who knew my father, Robert Van Houten, raised in NY City (Bronx), who fought in the 94th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge.
Yesterday, I was talking to my father via phone, and he talked very briefly about an experience in Czechoslovakia. He also fought in Germany and Belgium. Although he does not own a computer, I thought it would be nice if I could find someone who might have known and served with him during 1944-45 and perhaps get them in touch with him. He is now 88 years of age and in moderate health, and living in Greenville, SC. I’m not sure I will hear from anyone, as his friends are up in age, but if you have any info, I can be contacted below.
Sandra (Van Houten) McDonough
From: "james ross" <email@example.com>
Back in early February,1945, when the taking of Nennig was essentially
complete, our company (E376) was lined up in a roadside ditch north
of town ready to attack dense woods which lay across the road and
an intervening field. Suddenly, from our right, a 6-8 point buck
deer broke into the field running for dear life (I'll spare you from
the atrocious pun-deer life). He traversed our entire company front,
running parrallel to us not 100 yards distant. Almost at once, every
weapon opened up- M-1s, BARs, light machine guns, carbines and two
mortar rounds. That deer didn't break stride even once, as he ran
back to the woods to our left. When things quieted down,we had two
Subject: 94th Information Requested on Possible Surviving
Happy to report my Dad Dale L Reynolds is still alive and doing reasonably well at age 89. Also of note is that he and several other veterans of all wars have been invited to be on hand and treated as VIPs for a local “Farm League” Team in Salem Oregon, at the 4th of July Celebration featuring a game fireworks and recognition of all veterans.
In the past week while cleaning up a few files around my Dad’s apartment, we found a scrap of paper with a roster of some of the squads in his old unit in the 94th.
He (my Dad is very curious) if anyone of these WW-II veterans are still living, and where they might reside. Here is the list:
1. Co 1st Sergeant - Nix
2. Section Sergeant - Feilor
3. Mortar Section 1 - Sgt Bowen, Msg. Hovis
4. 1st Squad - Levey, Levin, Quimby, Sweitzer, Mealer
5. 2nd Squad - Paveletzki, Neimi, Lund, Ryckegheim, Landon
6. 3rd Squad - Hill, Bailey, Jordan, Dick, Medley
7. Mortar Section 2 - Sgt S. Kaar, Msg Floyd
8. 1st squad - Bucher, Ingram, Reeves,Pruett, Miller
9. 2nd Squad - Nobblet, Dough, Conley, Hodge, Cresson
Wishing the best regards, and Thanks in advance for any information you might have.
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010
Could someone please let me know how to proceed?
I know the rest of my family would love to know more about what our grandfather went through. He never spoke to anyone about what it was like over there so my mother and her siblings don't really know anything to tell us. I came across your news letter from the 1980's that was in our family tree history and luckily found that you had a whole website and our still meeting. I live in Washington, D.C. but am able to travel to NY or wherever.
Thank you for your time
and I look forward to hearing from you.
MILSPEC TOURS PRICES:
This tour was the idea of 94th Infantry Division Alliance member
and veteran's grandson Dan Runde. He read Tony Le Tissier's book, was
very impressed by his military knowledge, expertise and the thoroughness
of his research and contacted him.
Before the tour starts, Dan Runde and Tony le Tissier are making a
private pre-tour visit to southern Brittany. If you are interested in
joining them, please contact Dan Runde directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUN OCT 24 PARIS - LUXEMBOURG (B,D)
MON OCT 25 LUXEMBOURG - SAAR-MOSELLE TRIANGLE (ORSCHOLZ SWITCH) - LUXEMBOURG
TUE OCT 26 LUXEMBOURG - SAAR-MOSELLE TRIANGLE (BREAKING THROUGH TO
THE SAAR) - TRIER (B,D)
THU OCT 28 TRIER - DIEKIRCH - BASTOGNE - BRUSSELS (B,D)
FRI OCT 29 BRUSSELS BRU - USA (B)
|From: Monica Pappas-Napier
Subject: George Pappas
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010
My dad, George Pappas, was in the 94th Infantry. He was in the Army between December, 1942 and February, 1946. He was in Europe but I'm not sure exactly when. My dad passed away in September 15, 2009, never having shared any information about his time in the service. I'm hoping that someone can provide some history regarding my dad. He had an American Service Medal, an European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, and a WWII Victory Medal.
I am seeking anyone who may have known my father Francis C. Bates. He was a warrant officer junior grade in the 376th and was awarded a Bronze Star for action at Tettingen Germany during February and March 1945. He was acting as the Regimental Supply Officer at the time.
Looking for stories, photos, or anything that will help know a bit more about his service. Dad never talked about the war, and even though I was stationed in Birkenfeld, Germany with the Air Force in the 70's he never said that the 94th had a command post there in 1945.
any information to Francis Bates at email@example.com.
From: Lloyd Collier
My Uncle Pvt RB Marshall Ser # 35844544 Was killed
on Feb 23rd 1945 he was in the 94th Div. 376th Regiment I don't have
Bn or Company. He must have completed Basic Training at Camp Croft,
SC in the fall of 1944. His mother rec a letter from camp croft this
was the last time he was heared from until his mothe was advised of
his death. How can we get more informantion on him.
Stanley Slishansky - 302nd Inf regt
my name is Jan Lakosil and I live in Czech Republic/Europe. My hobby
is military history of Czechoslovakia before and post WW2. I have won
sleeping bag last year, which was found in a small village near of
Bavaria border. On this bag is name of his owner - 1st. Lt. Stanley
Slishansky and his personal number.
I was very curious to know more about owner and to find contact to owner or his family. Unfornutanely I have found StanleyÂ´s name on list of killed soldiers (94th infantry division - 302th inf regt). Is it possible to find any further information, where was Stanley killed? Was he killed in Czechoslovakia or Germany? In attachment you find photos of StanleyÂ´s sleeping bag.
Another question - I look forward any photos of U.S. soldiers in Czechoslovakia - Sudetenland (border with Bavaria). Do you have any tips? My colleague have found nothing interesting in NARA.
I will be very obligated, if you will find time for answer me. Thanks.
Regards from Czech Republic
From: "Al Prince" firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone have memory of my uncle James "Jimmy" E. Riggan
of the 301 First Artillery Division.
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010
I am researching the war record of my father-in law Wilfred Fredriick Jennrich. All that I know is that he was a Captain and Infantry Unit Commander in Company E 302 Infantry 94th Division He entered the Army in 1941 and was discharged on March 24 1946.
He never would talk the war, and since his passing the family would like learn more about how he served his country. If someone there could direct me to some agency where I could get this information I would appreciate it. I believe his service number was 01178844.
From: Jon Sackett JonS@asphaltservicesinc.com
My name is Jon Sackett. My grandfather was John “Jack” O’Neil of the 94th division. I was wondering the best way to get some information about his services during the war. When Jack was alive he rarely spoke of the war if at all. Once he passed I found a box with pictures, medals and other things pertaining to his time in Europe. I have many pictures of him and his fellow soldiers and would love to know who these men are!!
Are there ever reunions? and if so are family member’s welcome? If you could e-mail men some info, I would be very grateful.
Thank you for your time
I am trying to determine if the 94th Signal BATALLION not 94th Sig.
Company was part of the 94th Inf. Div. I see a 94th Signal Co. listed.
My grandfather was in the 94th Sig Bn and his unit action reports put
him in the area of the 94th Inf. Div for most of the war.
My father Henry"Hank" Kalette served in the 94th Signal Battalion in the Radio Platoon from May 1942 - May 1945 I believe. He was from Syracuse, NY and passed away Nov 2008. While in the service he wrote a history of the Radio Platoon titled "A Chronologically Documented Expostion Concerning the Transitory Nature of the Radio Platoon and the Personnel Therein or Tidbits About the Dit Dits. May 1942-May 1945."
I have the first 7 and last pages of what appears to be a 30 page document. The rest are seeminly lost as he sent them to his parents ( my grandparents) but no one has them. I am hoping, one of you out there might have a copy. For a time he and my parents went to reunions and I think there was a Shantytown Newsletter. My parents corresponded with fellow servicemen and their families for many years and my mom may actually have sent a few letters this year. I would love to find the missing pages and anyone who knew him.
Linda Kalette Schottenstein
email@example.com ( 614) 235-2522
Subject: William J Honan 302nd Inf., 94th Division
I am the granddaughter of William J. Honan: 302nd Infantry Regiment,
94th Infantry Division. I found this website, and a forum mentions
my grandfather's name, there is so much information on the site, I
don't really know where to start.
Award of Distinguished Service Cross.
2. By direction of the President and under the provisions od Sec. 1, Cir 2, Hq ETO US Army, 20 Mar 1944, as amended by Sec 1, Cir 56, Hq ETO US Army, 27 May 1944, a Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to:
Second Lieutenant William J. Honan, Company "M", 302 Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division, United States Army. For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in GERMANY. During fierce action near LAMPADEN, GERMANY on 6-7 March 1945, Lt. Honan...with complete disregard for his own safety stood in an exposed position and fired a machine gun from his hip, pinning down the attacking German forces. The following morning during another counterattack he personally manned a mortar, inflicting heavy casualties upon the enemy, inspiring his men by his bold, fearless leadership...
By command of General Patton
My father, Charles R. Eastes (also known ar Bob or Red), served with Company A., 319th Medical Bn. I am looking for photos of medics of the 94th, especially those photos taken in the field. These photos will be used primarily for educational purposes as I do give talks and presents displays about those who have served our country. I would be interested in original photos or electronic copies. If you have any that you would like to share with me, please contact me at Erick.E.Eastes@us.army.mil.
Erick E. Eastes
Need your help,
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010
It's been a while since I've posted on here. I'm hoping someone will see the photo of my Uncle Clarence and remember him. I'd also like to know more about the organization of L Company, 301st. For instance, Uncle Clarence was a machine gunner. Were machine gunners assigned to a rifle squad or did they have their own? How many machine gunners would have been in L Company?
uncle talked about changing out the barrels on the gun. What type
of gun would this have been? Would it be like the one in the attached
photo? Would L Company machine gunners have been in all of the
same actions as the rest of the company as described in the "History of the 94th Infantry" book?
I'd love to correspond with anyone who could answer my many questions.
My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much,
I have been
collecting everything for a shadow box where can i get the unit crest?..I
have been looking all over for it....any suggestions please..my dad
was Richard McNally...he passed on in 1996 and I listed him on your
TAPS page a while back...
I am in touch with Betty Parnell, who is the sister of 2nd
Lt. Charles H.
Pausner, Jr., who was killed in action during World War II. Mrs. Parnell
lives in southern California, and I am a close friend of hers. She
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010
Sir, My sister & I are looking for anyone who may have served with my father in WW2. I know it is a long shot. He never spoke much about the war with us. He was in the 94th div. Co B 376 regt. We have just found some letters from him to his sister. My sister are the only ones in the family now. I have his ribbons & some info about battles he was in. I'm going to get them together with the hopes that it could help. Can you point us in the right direction.
his name his Andrew Preston Hill (he may have went by Preston)
Preston Randall Hill
Mark Heiden <email@example.com>
NEW GALLERY EXHIBIT FEATURES “VISIONS FROM A FOXHOLE”
BY ARTIST AND WORLD WAR II VETERAN WILLIAM FOLEY
CHICAGO, IL – Visions from a Foxhole: the Wartime Sketches of William Foley will be on display at the Pritzker Military Library from January 22 to April 9, 2010. Admission is free Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and also for Library members during scheduled evening events.
This exhibit includes more than 40 works in pencil, ink, and oil. Many come from the sketchbook Foley carried as a young rifleman during the war; others show the reflections of a veteran over the decades after his service. A new oil painting, “The Trench on Hill 468”, will be unveiled as part of this exhibit.
William A. Foley, Jr. served in Gen. George S. Patton’s “Ghost Corps”, joining the 94th Infantry Division as an eighteen year old in January 1945. The fall of the Third Reich was nearly within grasp, and Foley would see combat immediately. The 94th was assigned to break through the “Siegfried Line” in frigid northwest Europe, which was the key to Germany’s western defense. Over several weeks of nearly continuous combat against the vaunted 11th Panzer Division, the 94th pushed forward – over the Saar River, into the hills, and finally across the Rhine to Düsseldorf.
Visions from a Foxhole evokes the scarred winter landscape of that campaign, from shattered cities and blackened forests to the trenches where Foley and his fellow soldiers dug in for battle. There are also a number of personal vignettes of life on the front lines, as soldiers catch a chicken for dinner, take prisoners, explore a soap factory, and stand watch by a wrecked farmhouse. For a time, though his memories of the war were vivid, Foley could only recreate them in black and white.
“Attending art school in the late ‘40s, everything I painted came out in cold gray-blue or black mud,” Foley said. But during a career as a commercial illustrator, as he saw mill workers producing steel to build up civilization – rather than tear it apart – he began to make the emotional transformation from war to peace. “In time, my eyes saw white-hot ingots and fire transformed into yellows and reds, while the soot-black workplace took on all the marvelous and exciting hues of blue, green, amber, and purple: I was healing.”
In 2003, Foley completed a commemorative mural for the 94th Infantry Division at the state capitol of Massachusetts. His work has also been exhibited at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, along with other museums and galleries. Now retired, he lives in Dallas.
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The Pritzker Military Library hosts regular exhibitions of military art and photography in its gallery, drawing from the work of visiting artists as well as a collection of more than 1100 posters and prints, and over 6,000 photographs and glass plate negatives. Past exhibitions have included artists such as James Dietz, Mort Künstler, Don Stivers, and Howard Chandler Christy.
About the Pritzker Military Library
The Pritzker Military Library is a non-partisan, non-profit research institution located at 610 North Fairbanks Court in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, near the Magnificent Mile. Admission is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and also for scheduled evening events.
Since opening in October 2003, the Pritzker Military Library has produced over 250 programs including events with award-winning authors, interviews with Medal of Honor recipients, and Emmy-nominated panel discussions on military issues. All programs are presented free of charge in front of a live audience, webcast live on the Internet, and recorded for later broadcast on WYCC-TV/Channel 20, a PBS affiliate. Programs are also available for download as audio podcasts.
Winner of the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the Pritzker Military Library features a collection of books and films on subjects covering the full spectrum of American military history, along with military-themed posters, photographs, medals, uniforms, and other artifacts from private donors and the collection of the Library’s founder, COL (IL) James N. Pritzker, ARNG (Ret.).
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