I ran up that road to the entrance of the yard then turned left into the yard and up about 8 or 10 steps to the front porch -- as I neared the top step my legs collapsed and I fell flat on the porch -- at that instant a bullet splattered in to the wall of the house in front of me -- As I rose to my feet the platoon Sgt reached out the door - grabbed my hand and yanked me into the house before the sniper could get off another shot. I did not think I would get into this battle because there were 2 platoons of troops in front of me. 1st platoon Co. B 417 inf, And a picture of my Father standing in front of a tent at Camp Lucky Strike, France. Gerald: I served in Compay M, 3rd Battalion, 417th Regiment. With the new concept of the "triangular infantry division" the 385th and 417th Infantry Regiments were added to the 76th. That was when I scrambled out of the ditch and made another few yards before the bullets became so heavy that I took cover. man, Poncho (nickname) from Arizona or New Mexico. effort to find more about the circumstances of his death and about his I am interested in locating the following:: Sgt James Bear,(Wounded at Zeitz) Robert Bella ( From Chicago Illinois) Paul Klocke (From Wisc. He was shot in the foot. Members of the Companies A, B, C were taken POW that day. Hello, My name is Daphne(Barnes)Houze and I am the daughter of NAME:Sgt DelMar E. Wilson If anybody has this booklet please contact … Reg. Seeing this, I jumped into a ditch along side the road, observing the situation and waiting for the troops to disperse. passed away of congestive heart failure in 1972 and I was Our family, at the time, made a great I am writing to see if anyone can give me information about my father & I managed to crawl back to the ditch to get out of the way, and there I stayed (moving in and out of consciousness) until I was taken to the rear by our medics. Jennifer Martin. He is trying to remember things so I can write them down. The Germans did have good crackers and canned cheese which we availed ourselves to, after we routed them from their pill boxes and other fortifications. Although the crossings were attempted at night the Germans seemed to have the crossing area zeroed in. He was a secondary school He is trying to remember things so I can write them down. Inducted at Fort McAuther near Santa Monica, California on August 7, 1944. Hello, He was in L. Co. She -- in a rather haughty voice said -- well, you are asking for children.----- I never quite trusted North's high school German after that. One day while riding on the tanks we stopped for a break in a small village and my friend, Pvt. during the crossing of the Sauer River. With our rifles on our hips we opened fire in the direction of the foot steps. the time) I have no first hand accounts of my Dad in WWII. Anyone who knew him or of him Edward T. Allen, NAME:PFC Michael A Abatemarco, Co. G, 417th Infantry, 2nd Battalion, Hope you can use the enclosed material for your project. I have gotten only a little information and it has been a I am sending copies of his platoon at Berga Germany in June 25th 1945, A squad picture of the 3rd Sq. Schmitton was the first major battle I was in after joining the unit and a couple of days after the battle several of us were rehashing the battle and I asked in all seriousness if I was now qualified for the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Inactivated 14 January 1919 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts. Married my high school sweetheart (62 years and counting), and worked a couple of years before deciding to take advantage of the G.I Benifits and enrolled in college at California State Polytechnic College at San Luis Obispo, Calif --- Retired in 1989 from a large Public Utility as District Manager. Clyde H. Horning. My name is Terry L. Glusko, Sr. from Springfield, Massachusetts. Those that made it across the river the 1st night ran into mine fields just across the river and many were killed or wounded there. 22874 Lincoln Ct. The woods were so thick that you could only see perhaps 20 to 30 yards in the prone position, standing you saw nothing. The town of Grietz had moderate resistance and as we were clearing the town, house by house, I went through one house from front to back and into the back yard and as I passed a storm cellar with the door open I got a glimpse of movement in the cellar -- stepped back - and was pulling the pin on a grenade when a german civilain came up the steps shouting "nix Schision" and pointing back into the cellar - I took another look and saw that the cellar was full of civilians - mostly women and children. Copies of the After Action Reports, Combat Records and G-Journals (G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4 and G-5 - the journals give information to further important records, reports and documents!) Very little was forthcoming. in the photos with my father. Semper Fidelis, • Ordered into active military service: 15 June 1942 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland The white device was a medieval English heraldic symbol meaning "first son". e-mail: jwwz@mac.com. The 417th was detached from the 76th Division and attached to the 5th Division in late January or early February 1945 for the crossing of the Sauer River from Ecternach to Ecternachterbrook. to help me interpret some of the things that I have! I am continuing to search and 1. 1945. and according to a family member was hospitalized in France My girlfirends grandmother is his daughter and she was 7 when he was killed. There was a hail of fire in front of me which I could reach out and touch. The 98th Training Division… No history has been written of the 417th Infantry Regiment until now. are in the National Archives, Washington, D.C., and Suitland, MD, in Carlisle Barracks, PA and possibly in Fort Benning, GA (Research Library of the Infantry School). In passing through a number of farm towns (I don't remember their names) white sheets were hanging from many windows, there was little or no resistance from the enemy. In August, I and several other young short timers were pulled out of the unit and sent home for a furlough then we were to be re-assigned to the Pacific -- While waiting in England for a ship the war ended in the Pacific. The following morning we regrouped and moved east through the next small village where several of our tanks were knocked out and a few of the tankers were pinned down in a house and were really happy to see us. 2. Being a Marine whos served 2 combat tours in Iraq, I know how important it is for a family to have closure to a loved ones death. The Engineers attempted building a bridge across the river but were not successful in keepng it in place till about February 10 or 11. 4341 Isabella Street, I've attached a few photos that I have of my father in training According to the War Department, he To the webmaster: Please include my email address with the post. NAME:Robert E. Hester, 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Co. a T/5 & served in the Army from 1943-1946. Lying on the ground, I could hardly move. Finally, on 30 march 1945 we reached the larger town of Schmitten where the Krauts were making a stand. The 45th Infantry Division … Family looking for information on Ryan and his Company After crossing the Rhine at St. Goar, we were on what was known as mopping up operations. We reported the incident and the barking dogs. My grandfather was Pvt. I think the date was March 1945. Terry L. Glusko, Sr. or by e-mail: daphnept@earthlink.net, NAME:T/Sgt. it because I have a collection of his millitary things. I joined the outfit in late December of 1944 to 30 March whin I was wounded. Many years went by and my mother gave Later, James became a private first class in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 417th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division. View Photo My Father, Staff Sargent DelMar E. Wilson, was in “First Platoon, Co. B., of the 417th. Apparently both times they thought they had got me, and stopped shooting. Dear Sir, Company I - about the end of February 1945. Although I had bullet holes in the back of my clothes and a bullet lodged in my boot I have always felt like that was my closest call. I'd appreciate any information. to discover if he was in Alpha, Bravo or Charlie Companies 1st Seventeen weeks basic infantry training at Camp Roberts (Paso Robles, Calif) - Following training and a short furlough at home in Ventura Calif. reported to Fort Mead, Md. Dennis Terek I don't think we hit him. A number of incidents still stand out in my mind during that time frame. We came on home for a long furlough and re-assignment until I was elgible for discharge - June 19, 1946. I'd appreciate any information. Yonkers, squad leader of the 3rd squad, Our fearless B.A.R. Semper Fidelis, He had bright "red" hair and was from a small coal mining & farming community called Smoke Run, Pennsylvania. Get this from a library! 1. Reg. The Regiment suffered large losses in the river crossing. It landed at Le Havre, France, 12 January 1945, and proceeded to the Limesy concentration area. … On a moonless night I was on a 4 man patrol to hook up with our troops in St. Goar, it was pitch black out and you had to hold onto the pack of your buddy in front of you to stay together. John Kopera (In training we were told never to bunch up) After a few minutes an officer running down the road stopped momentarily and ordered us out of the ditch and to move up. I am still getting information from him at this time. Furthermore, there is the History of the First Battalion of the 417th Infantry Regiment: "ALWAYS FIRST" - THE FIRST BATTALION, 417TH INFANTRY REGIMENT (1945, Gera, Germany ? Sadly, my dad was an intensely private, stoic man who Clyde H. Horning. The road was zeroed in with mortars and machine-gun fire. Edward T. Allen, My Father, Sgt. butter and jelly sandwich, waved goodbye and never saw him again.He was 19 Shipped out on the Oueen Mary - New York to Scotland (5 day trip) no escorts - zig zagged across the Atlantic changing course every 7 minutes to prevent enemy subs from sighting in on us (18th birthday in the middle of the Atlantic). If you can help me with information, It would really be helpful. painstakingly slow process. (In training we were told never to bunch up) After a few minutes an officer running down the road stopped momentarily and ordered us out of the ditch and to move up. Terry L. Glusko, Sr. Michael Abatemarco, NAME:PFC John E. Barnes, Co. L, 417th Infantry, 3rd Battalion. I don't know much about my father's only 10 years old. Hello, Several G.I. have his purple heart. 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