The next time you write her, will you ask her to do that for me? About two (2) months later the tank was moved to the road-side by Americans so that the road was free for the through traffic. Several accounts of … 11-4R-Sherman and (either C-4 or 5 Company number) [AND] 7 Δ 17-C-4 or 5, d. Can you suggest a witness to the disaster, or anyone else who might have this and other information? I presumed the deceased or surviving crew members of this tank were recovered, however I do not know anything about it. In Loyd's tank there were 6 men. [Sv/17 Morning Report 20 December 1944], 21 December 1944 - "Lt. Beattey rejoins Co." [Sv/17 Morning Report 21 December 1944], 23 January 1945 - Purple Heart "for wounds received as a result of enemy action on 23 January 1945, in the St. Vith Area, Belgium. Westerman and M/Sgt. See that Platoon for more on this question. 20 December 1944 - "Co move from Laroche, Belgium under artillery fire, and as casualties are being reported, 18 April 1945 - per award of Bronze Star Medal: "for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, from 11 August 1944 to 18 April 1945. 16th Tank Corps – was part of 2nd Tank Army on formation. Luxembourg American Cemetery . (17th Tank Battalion After Action Reports for December 1944), 24 January 1945 - "Lieutenant Col Wemple attended a meeting at CC "A" CP at Born to receive instructions and orders. Unit Historians of the Battalion were: Before he could get out the tank burst into a ball of flames, and Charles T. (Chubby) Fisher simply burned up inside the tank. See more of 14th Armored Division on Facebook. ], c. Can you provide the name of the tank, the number, and unit symbols? 48th Armored Infantry Battalion. It eliminated the armored and infantry regiments in favor of three separate tank and infantry battalions, disbanded the Supply Battalion, and cut the strength of the division from 14000 to 10000. Raymond A. Rusch were killed and then burned in the tank. I have the IDPF for only one of the four men: Chester Thompson. Bowie, Texas native CPT John S Black, 17th Tank Battalion 7th Armored Division. Cemeteries & Memorials; Burial Search; About Us; Education; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram; ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: (703) 696-6900. (17th Tank Battalion After Action Report for December 1944), 2 December 1944 - "At about 1000 while performing his job, Lt Oberdan was wounded by arty fire and evacuated. You can get the prints made, cant you? The tank was knocked out near Wertshausen, Germany. He further stated that in all his experience, the tank burned longer than any he had seen. I questioned some men who were there when the tank was hit and two Enlisted Men that got out of the tank. Loyd commanded the lead tank of the Task Force as it drove on Mermertschausen, Germany. You might check "C" Co records for a Lt Patton -- now that I think of it -- since I faintly remember seeing his name somewhere in said records. Information obtained from the OQMG Form 371 of Pvt. This web page gathers together all of the known accounts, including a late 1940's hand-drawn map. "REDDINGSHAVEN" was actually RUDDINGSHAUSEN, just southwest of WERMERTSHAUSEN, the only place spelled correctly. The deceased was taken away by American troops at once. 40th Tank Battalion. 18th Tank Corps; 19th Tank Corps - 22 August 1944 - 31 October 1944 - ???) At 1630 Lt Col Wemple returned to the CP at Hunnange and issued the following orders: Lt Cagle who commanded Co "C" of the 17th was to leave the company in it's present position and report to Lt Col Rhea for further orders. Ardennes American Cemetery . Bn HQ-Lt. Col. John P. Wemple, CO; Major thomas W. Dailey, Executive Officer (11 pages, 7 maps) "GEISSEN" was actually GIESSEN. 17th Tank Corps – became 4th Guards Tank Corps after Operation Little Saturn. [7th Armored Division General Order #86, dated 28 May 1945], 16-17 December 1944 - 16 December entry showing him on temporary duty to Ninth U.S. Army; entry retroactively deleted 17 December [Sv/17 Morning Report 16-17 December 1944], 24 January 1945 - Bronze Star Medal "for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in Belgium, on 24 January 1945. 17th Tank Battalion Officers of unknown assignments ], [I do not have this detail citation. Therefore I cannot give you a Geographical location of where they were hit. This page contains WWII photographs of members of 17th Tank Battalion. Cemeteries & Memorials; Burial Search; About Us; Education; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram; ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: (703) 696-6900.
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