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13th and 20th Armored Divisions


AUGUST 1945
20th ARM. DIVISION FACTS
Combat Highlights—In A p r i l , 1945, island a t t a c k . T w o combat commands
the 20th A r m o r e d D i v i s i o n was a n - " a t t a c k e d " a n d captured the m y t h i c a l
nounced as part of the S e v e n t h A r m y i n Isle of C a m p b e l l , a part of the camp's
E u r o p e , a d v a n c i n g in a drive on M u n i c h . 105,000 acre range a n d t r a i n i n g area.
O n M a y 4, p r a c t i c a l l y the eve of peace, i t W h i l e the water was s i m u l a t e d , there was
was i n a n area n o r t h of L a k e C h i e m a n d n o t h i n g unreal about the combat p r o b l e m
i n J u n e , 1945, was at T r a u n s t e i n , G e r - itself d u r i n g the three days i t lasted.
m a n y . One of the h i g h spots of its brief C o m p e t e n t m i l i t a r y observers called i t
combat career was the freeing of 50 C a n a - one of the best maneuvers staged i n the
d i a n prisoners as the u n i t swept south m i d d l e west.
of M u n i c h to cut off G e r m a n escape
Commanding General — M a j . G e n .
routes f r o m the R e i c h ' s t h i r d largest c i t y .
O r l a n d o W a r d , Sept. 1944 to present.
P r e v i o u s l y the 20th h a d bagged a banner
crop of h i g h r a n k i n g N a z i officers when i t
smashed into S a l z b u r g just a few m o -
ments b e h i n d the leading elements of the SERVICEMEN'S
COMMEMORATIVE BOOKLET
3 d I n f a n t r y D i v i s i o n . T h i s prize catch
of prisoners of war i n c l u d e d three N a z i Vol. 1 August 26, 1945 No. 11
lieutenant generals a n d one major general. C A R L E T O N B. C L Y M A , Editor

Shoulder Patch—Regular Armored This booklet on the return of the 13th


p a t c h of t r i a n g u l a r design, d i v i d e d i n t o and 20th Armored Divisions from the
European war was prepared by the Office
three areas, one i n red (representing F i e l d of The Governor, as an addition to the
A r t i l l e r y ) ; one i n y e l l o w (representing souvenirs and memorabilia of those who
C a v a l r y ) , a n d one i n blue (representing participated in the defeat of the once great
I n f a n t r y ) . Superimposed on the tri- German Wehrmacht.
The courtesies and assistance of public
angles, i n black, are the t r a c k of a t a n k
relations officers, at the ports and at the
a n d a cannon. A bolt of l i g h t n i n g , i n red, Fort Devens' Reception Station greatly
is superimposed on these. facilitated the gathering of the material for
this booklet. Some of the group pictures
Army Ground Forces Training— are from Signal Corps photographs. Ship
D u r i n g its entire stay i n this c o u n t r y the pictures are from The New York Daily
News and Press Association. The factual
20th A r m o r e d D i v i s i o n was at C a m p materials herein were prepared by the
C a m p b e l l , K y . I t was successively under Office of Technical Information, A . G . F .
the I V A r m o r e d C o r p s , A r m o r e d C o m - A limited number of copies are available
mand, X X Corps, X X I I Corps and for distribution, to Connecticut men of the
Divisions only. They can be secured by
Second A r m y . F o r some t i m e this d i -
written request to the Office of the Governor,
vision was a t r a i n i n g u n i t a n d sent large State Capitol, Hartford.
numbers of armored replacements over- Reproduction of original material is
seas. H i g h l i g h t of its t r a i n i n g period permissible only with written authorization.
came i n D e c . 1944, when i t s i m u l a t e d a n

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13th ARM. DIVISION FACTS
Combat Highlights — T h e 13th Army Ground Force Training —
A r m o r e d D i v i s i o n joined G e n . P a t t o n ' s D i v i s i o n went i n t o t r a i n i n g at C a m p Beale,
T h i r d A r m y on the battlefront to p a r t i c i - C a l i f . , c o m i n g under the A r m y G r o u n d
pate i n the closing stages of the A l l i e d Forces a n d the I I A r m o r e d C o r p s . I t p a r -
drive i n southern G e r m a n y , a surge t h a t t i c i p a t e d i n maneuvers w i t h the I V C o r p s
by-passed Berchtesgaden i n the push to i n Oregon f r o m Sept. 13 to N o v . 6, 1943,
l i n k u p w i t h the Russians. O n A p r i l 28, r e t u r n i n g to C a m p Beale on c o m p l e t i o n of
1945, the 13th was at A i t e r h o f e n a n d maneuvering. I t was t h e n placed under
s h o r t l y afterwards the d i v i s i o n was across the F o u r t h A r m y , X V I I I C o r p s . I n D e c ,
the D a n u b e R i v e r , east of Regensburg, 1943, the division was transferred to C a m p
at a point two miles southeast of Strauberg. Bowie, Tex.
O n M a y 2—less t h a n a week before the
N a z i c a p i t u l a t i o n — t h e 13th h a d h a m - Left This Country — J a n u a r y , 1945
mered its w a y to B r a u n a u , five miles f r o m for E u r o p e a n T h e a t e r of Operations.
the I n n R i v e r .
Commanding General — M a j . G e n .
Nickname—Black Cat Division. John Millikin, A p r i l , 1945 to present.

Shoulder Patch—Usual triangular Component Units — 496th, 497th,


armored p a t c h consisting of three s m a l l 498th A r m o r e d F i e l d A r t i l l e r y B a t t a l i o n s ;
triangles of red (representing Field 24th, 45th, 46th, T a n k B a t t a l i o n s ; 16th,
A r t i l l e r y ) , blue (representing I n f a n t r y ) , 59th, 67th A r m o r e d I n f a n t r y B a t t a l i o n s ;
a n d yellow (representing C a v a l r y ) . Super- H q . & H q . B a t t e r y ; 124th A r m o r e d E n g .
imposed are cannon, tracks a n d a bolt of B n . ; 135th A r m o r e d O r d . M n t . ; 13th
l i g h t n i n g . I n the upper yellow triangle M . P . P l a t o o n ; H q . C o . Special T r o o p s ;
is the number " 1 3 " . 83rd M e d i c a l B n . ; a n d 193rd R e n . S q d .

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13th & 20th ARM. DIV. STORIES
E D I T O R ' S N O T E : Memories of the European experience will blur with the passing of
years. Accuracy will diminish. Details will become vague and half forgotten. To record, in black
and white here and now, the mood, the impressions, the exciting events of the worst days, and
the best is the purpose of these stories. Connecticut men of the 13th and 20th were asked for
their own stories in their own words, and they are here so recorded:

Alibrio, Salvatore T / 5 , T r p . C , 93rd be able to a p p l y the lessons a n d knowledge


Cav. Ren. Mech. Sqd., Hartford learned i n E u r o p e w h e n , after the war, we
" G o i n g to P a r i s is one of the pleasant t a k e p a r t i n p u b l i c affairs a n d politics at
experiences. I saw a l l the sights we have home."
heard a n d read so m u c h about — the A r c
Bertaccini, Lincoln C , P f c , Co. A . ,
de T r i o m p h e , N o t r e D a m e C a t h e d r a l , the
45th T a n k B n . , B a n t a m
E i f f e l T o w e r . I o n l y h a d a one d a y pass,
" I have been over six months — a n d
I w o u l d have l i k e d to have been there a
t h a t is six m o n t h s too long. W h e n I used
week."
to read about w h a t the G e r m a n s d i d i n the
Beers, H e n r y O., P f c , C o . B . , 135th concentration camps, I thought i t was a l l
A r m . Ord. M n t . B n . , Westport greatly exaggerated. B u t , I saw the c a m p
" A s for m y impressions, aside from the at Ebenssey i n A u s t r i a where t h e y h a d
girls, I was startled b y the low s t a n d a r d of thousands of Belgians, Poles a n d R u s s i a n s
l i v i n g i n the E u r o p e a n countries. I h a d for use as slave-laborers. I f o u n d out t h e n
t h o u g h t t h a t those countries were on a a n d there t h a t there was no exaggeration.
level compared w i t h U n i t e d States s t a n d - I n order to believe how b a d i t was, y o u
ards. A s for the war a n d our p a r t i c i p a t i o n have to a c t u a l l y see i t . W a s i t rough!
i n i t , I hope we, who took part i n i t , w i l l T h e y fed t h e m little or n o t h i n g a n d w o r k e d

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t h e m 15 hours a d a y . W h e n we got there, Carotenuti, L o u i s , P f c , C o . A . , 45th
t h e y were d y i n g at the rate of 200 a day, Tank B n . , Torrington
u n t i l the A m e r i c a n s took i t o v e r . " " W h a t impressed me most was the
results of our A i r C o r p s b o m b i n g . T h e
Boldi, L o u i s F . , C p l . , R e n . P l a t . 45th
destruction of the railroads, right t h r o u g h
T k . B n . , East Hartford
the R u h r a n d R h i n e areas to N u r n b e r g
" T h e d a y I got m y bronze star was the
m u s t have t i e d things u p for awhile.
roughest of the war for me. I t was near
A n o t h e r t h i n g t h a t impressed me was the
W a h n , G e r m a n y a n d we were i n the lead
speed w i t h w h i c h our engineers erected
element of a five t a n k group. I d o n ' t w a n t
B a i l e y a n d P o n t o o n Bridges across the
to tell y o u about i t b u t y o u can take i t off
rivers."
the c i t a t i o n . "
Chicoine, George L . , P f c , C o . A . , 45th
E d i t o r ' s N o t e — T h e c i t a t i o n read i n
T k . B n . , Waterbury
p a r t : " A w a r d e d for heroic achievement
" T h e people of E u r o p e are far b e h i n d
. . . w i t h complete disregard for personal
those of the U . S . i n every way. Some of the
safety to render immeasurable a i d to
people of F r a n c e are nice I guess. Some of
l e a d t a n k s of a c o m b a t c o m m a n d a d -
t h e m welcomed us w a r m l y but others were
vance guard . . . overcoming sniper a n d
out for the m o n e y . "
enemy machine guns a n d s m a l l arms
fire, he displayed boldness a n d s k i l l i n Damiata, Sebastien E . , C p l . , H q . C o . ,
preceding the drive of the c o m b a t c o m - 93rd C a v . R e n . M e c h . , M i d d l e t o w n
m a n d a n d directing fire for the t a n k s . " " W h e n we got i n t o i t , we expected the

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I n the R u h r P o c k e t we were a d v a n c i n g so
fast w i t h the G e r m a n s on the r u n ahead of
us t h a t we used to tell each other ' W e w i l l
never be able to catch t h e m to end the w a r ' .
W h e n the war d i d end, we were at the I n n
R i v e r . A couple of things I remember are
the three d a y s ' celebration the F r e n c h
people of the T o w n of D u d e v i l l e p u t on,
a n d H i t l e r ' s place at Berchtesgaden,
where I sat u p i n his C r o w ' s N e s t a n d took
pictures against the s k y . "

G e r m a n s w o u l d p u t u p a stiff fight b u t Page, A l f r e d O., P f c , C o . F . , 93rd C a v .


t h e y came out w i t h white flags m a r c h i n g Ren. Mech., Hartford
i n columns to surrender to us. I never saw " I n the R u h r pocket our t a n k was fired
so m a n y prisoners as we took out of the b y a shell from a bazooka w h i c h was
R u h r pocket. I t got to a point where we handled b y a G e r m a n k i d twelve years o l d .
d i d n ' t bother to p u t a guard on t h e m , just W e thought we were a l l Kaput for a few
w a v e d t h e m to the rear. I never saw a minutes. I was k n o c k e d unconscious for
G e r m a n soldier w i t h a steel helmet on. about ten minutes a n d wounded i n the
T h e y always tossed t h e m a w a y before t h e y knee a n d chest. Of the five m e n i n our t a n k ,
surrendered. So, a l l the G e r m a n s I saw four were wounded, three b a d l y enough to
except the dead ones were coming i n to go to the hospital. W e thought our
give u p . " L i e u t e n a n t w o u l d be b l i n d e d b u t one of
Ingersoll, Charles V . , T / 5 , C o . , A . , our t a n k crew who had served i n the
135th A r m . O r d . M n t . , H a m d e n G e r m a n A r m y u p to 1935, a n d who later
" T h e ruins of the F r e n c h port cities, received a field commission as Second
bombed b y our A i r Force a n d shelled b y L i e u t e n a n t for this gave us first a i d , w h i c h
our artillery made a strong impression on p r o b a b l y saved some of us from death. I
most of us when we l a n d e d i n F r a n c e . W e was hospitalized for some t i m e "
thought i t was b a d i n F r a n c e , but as we
Poulis, Theodore C , P v t . , T r p . C ,
went further on into G e r m a n y it got to
93rd A r m . R e n . M e c h . S q d . , N e w L o n d o n
where there was n o t h i n g left at a l l of the
" Y o u never saw so m u c h large scale
towns. Y o u can tell what happened to the
destruction, as the ruins of the G e r m a n
G e r m a n A r m y w h e n y o u see its b u r n e d out
cities. T h e y were i n sharp contrast to the
a n d wrecked vehicles l i n i n g the r o a d s . "
n a t u r a l beauty of the B a v a r i a n c o u n t r y -
Mango, A n t h o n y J . , C p l . , C o . B . , 135th side. W e went t h r o u g h the cities of M a n n -
Arm. Ord. M n t . B n . , Waterbury h e i m , W o r m s , a n d F r a n k f u r t . T h e de-
" A f t e r we a r r i v e d i n F r a n c e we spent struction was terrible. Those cities were
two months w a i t i n g anxiously to leave for just leveled b y bombs, fire a n d explosives.
the battle areas. W e were t i r e d of s t a y i n g i n B u t , i n the countryside there were few
one place. W e came overseas to do a job signs of war a n d we were impressed b y the
a n d we d i d n ' t w a n t to h a n g a r o u n d w a i t - beauty of the well-kept f a r m lands a n d
i n g . W h e n we d i d get i n we m o v e d fast. villages."

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Puncavage, Joseph J . , Pfc., T r p . A . , 88 M M , t h e y got i n first a n d I lost m y
93rd C a v . R e n . M e c h . S q d . , H a r t f o r d t a n k . One m a n of m y t a n k crew was
" N e a r Regensberg, G e r m a n y , we were k i l l e d a n d t w o were wounded. The tank
d r i v i n g ahead i n a c o l u m n when we r a n was fired b u t the four of us i n c l u d i n g the
i n t o a h e a v y barrage. I was a peep d r i v e r , w o u n d e d managed to c r a w l out. T w o of
out i n front. T h e peep ten or twelve feet us got away, two stayed near the t a n k a n d
ahead of ours was s t r u c k b y a shell w h i c h we p i c k e d t h e m u p two days later w h e n
k i l l e d b o t h of the m e n i n i t . W e got shook the i n f a n t r y came t h r o u g h . I don't ever
u p i n ours. T h a t was the closest a n y t h i n g w a n t to go t h r o u g h a n y t h i n g like t h a t
ever came to m e . " again."

Bouchard, C l i f f o r d , T / 5 , C o . C , 138th Conlon, James J r . , Sgt., H d q . C o . ,


A r m . Ord. M n t . B n . , New Britain 27th T a n k B n . , D a n b u r y
" O u r outfit helped take M u n i c h a n d I " I was cursed b y h a v i n g weak t r a c k s on
was i n there right after t h a t . T h e p u b l i c m y t a n k , a n d on account of t h e m I
buildings a n d r a i l r o a d s t a t i o n were flat. traveled t h r o u g h G e r m a n y alone, t h a t is
People were s w a r m i n g i n t o the streets just m y t a n k crew a n d me. I d i d n ' t k n o w
searching for food. T h e y looked h e a l t h y t h e n a n d I don't k n o w to this d a y whether
a n d well dressed, especially the c h i l d r e n . m a n y of the towns we went t h r o u g h were
A s far as I could see they h a d n ' t suffered under G e r m a n control. W e h a d to forage
m u c h before the war a c t u a l l y reached for our food, chickens f r o m the roadside,
their c i t y . " potatoes f r o m the cellars. W e h a d t e n
days of this before we caught up w i t h our
Boucher, W a l t e r A . , S / S g t . , M e d . D e t . , outfit near R o s e n h e i m . W e even l i b e r -
220th E n g s . , M i l f o r d ated a stove from a G e r m a n ordnance
" W h a t s t r u c k me was how completely depot to cook the chicken a n d potatoes
b o m b e d out the border cities of G e r m a n y on."
were, completely destroyed. We had it
nice i n our bivouac area after the w a r was Daury, V i n c e n t P . , P f c , C o . A . , 138th
over at C h i e n i n g , a B a v a r i a n s u m m e r A r m . Ord. M n t . B n . , Woodbury
resort a n d we sure enjoyed the b o a t i n g a n d " T h e people of M u n i c h were well
swimming there."

Cocchiaro, Jerry V . , P f c , Co. D . ,


27th T a n k B n . , N e w H a v e n
" I just called u p m y mother, the first
t i m e i n months. I t was a t h r i l l to hear
her voice. E v e r y t h i n g was a l l r i g h t at
home. I just can't w a i t — I a m so anxious
t o get t h e r e . "

Comunale, T h o m a s , Sgt., C o . C , 20th


Tank B n . , Waterbury
" W e were inside G e r m a n lines near
M u n i c h when I h a d a day, a hell of a b a d
d a y . I was t r y i n g to k n o c k out a G e r m a n

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dressed a n d well fed, better t h a n those of country. I don't k n o w what they w a n t e d
most G e r m a n cities we were i n . B y c o m - i n F r a n c e w h i c h has n o t h i n g as compared
parison, F r a n c e is a poor c o u n t r y . No- to G e r m a n y . I n G e r m a n y every t o w n
where i n E u r o p e is there a n y t h i n g to c o m - a n d village h a d a camp of prisoner-
pare w i t h the U n i t e d States. If those laborers. T h a t p r o b a b l y explains w h y
people could just come i n t o N e w Y o r k G e r m a n y was i n good shape. T h e y used
harbor a n d get one look at N e w Y o r k C i t y , this slave labor to do i t . "
they w o u l d k n o w right t h e n t h a t t h e y
never h a d a chance to beat u s . " Hitchcock, Benjamin T., P f c , Co. C ,
8 t h A r m . Inf. B n . , W a t e r b u r y
De Gregorio, E m i l A . , T / 4 H q . C o . ,
" W h i l e I was attached to C o m b a t C o m -
220th E n g s . , N e w H a v e n
m a n d A near F r i e d l o f e n we were going
" E u r o p e , i t ' s a beat up place. I t is
f o r w a r d i n a h a l f - t r a c k when we came
beat u p like hell, a regular r u i n , especially
u p o n a b i g Mercedes car. I t was a r m o r
in Germany."
plated. T h e w i n d s h i e l d alone weighed
DiPisa, Joseph A . , T / 4 C o . D . , 20th about 200 lbs. I t h a d 16 cylinders a n d
Tank Bn., Norwalk 5 speeds forward. W e turned i t i n t o
" T h e G e r m a n road system is d a r n good. ordnance maintenance for repair a n d it
T h e y have got t h a t Autobahn w h i c h c o m - t u r n e d out t h a t i t was H e r m a n n Goering's
pares f a v o r a b l y w i t h our M e r r i t t P a r k w a y . private car. O u r General Cornelius M .
T h e i r secondary roads are a l l m a c a d a m . D a l y t u r n e d it i n as a war t r o p h y . "
O n the other h a n d , the G e r m a n f a r m i n g
practices, p a r t i c u l a r l y their source of Huestis, E d w i n S., P f c , H q . C o . ,
fertilizing m a t e r i a l is disgusting by 138th A r m . O r d . M n t . , E a s t H a r t f o r d
American standards." " I a m i n D i v i s i o n S u p p l y , p a r t of the
rear echelon, where it is a l l work and not
Ebersold, Edward P., T / 5 Co. A., m u c h p l a y . W e were too busy to see v e r y
138th A r m . O r d . M n t . B n . , H a r t f o r d m u c h of F r a n c e but after the war was over
" I was w i t h the 14th A r m o r e d d u r i n g we saw quite a b i t of G e r m a n y . I t is a
the fighting before I was transferred to this beautiful c o u n t r y — I c o u l d n ' t u n d e r s t a n d
outfit. I thought G e r m a n y was a p r e t t y w h y t h e y wanted to go to war. They

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won't t r y i t again for a long l o n g t i m e if Lentocha, George V . , P f c , Serv. C o . ,
the U n i t e d States takes proper p r e c a u - 27th T a n k B n . , R o c k v i l l e
tions against aggressor nations i n the " W e c e r t a i n l y appreciated the A r m y
future." organization a n d the home front w h i c h
h a d the right stuff at the right place w h e n
Keigwin, N o r m a n W . , P v t . , B t r y A . , we needed i t , i n spite of the fact t h a t the
413th A r m . F . A . , M y s t i c e n e m y d i d their best to keep us f r o m
" I joined the 413th after V - E d a y a n d getting i t . I was i n the b a t t a l i o n s u p p l y
saw no combat. I enjoyed the t r i p to section a n d a m m u n i t i o n was m y b a b y .
E u r o p e but I a m glad to be back h o m e . " N o n e of our t a n k s or our boys were ever
lost because t h e y d i d n ' t have the a m -
Kiman, W i l l i a m S., P f c , C o . A . , 8 t h munition."
A r m . Inf. B n . , B r i d g e p o r t
Lundin, R i c h a r d H . , P f c , C o . C , 65th
" T h e best souvenir I got was a b i g
A r m . Inf., B n . , H a r t f o r d
automobile t h a t belonged to a n SS M a j o r .
I t was a n A u s t r i a n A d l e r . W e took the " T h e show over there was p r e t t y easy
M a j o r a n d I took his car, his pistol a n d for us, I mean our outfit, but we expect
his binoculars. T h e pistol a n d binoculars tougher sailing i n the C . B . I. a r e a . "
are i n m y barracks bag right now b u t Majewicz, J o h n , T / 5 , Serv. C o . 2 7 t h
T h i r d A r m y H e a d q u a r t e r s said the car T a n k B n . , West Cromwell
was using too m u c h gasoline a n d t h e y " I was transferred to this outfit four
m a d e us t u r n i t i n . " months ago, after t w e n t y m o n t h s ' service
R u h r pocket. W h i l e we were i n position
about 300 yards f r o m the R h i n e R i v e r , the
G e r m a n a r t i l l e r y w h i c h was well placed i n
wooded positions were v e r y quiet d u r i n g
the d a y but gave us a terrific going over at
n i g h t . O u r a r t i l l e r y could o n l y fire d u r -
i n g d a y l i g h t hours because, i n t h e i r ex-
posed positions, the batteries could have
been spotted b y the flashes at n i g h t . We
spent one exciting n i g h t over a report
from Intelligence, w h i c h came to another
fellow a n d me w h e n we were on g u a r d ,
t h a t a G e r m a n p a t r o l h a d got t h r o u g h the
forward lines a n d was w o r k i n g towards us.
T h i s outfit was alerted a n d the g u a r d was
doubled b u t later a report came i n t h a t
seven of the p a t r o l h a d been k i l l e d a n d
the other two m e n c a p t u r e d . "

McGuire, Donald, S/Sgt., Co. B . ,


65th A r m . Inf. B n . , G u i l f o r d
" T h e r e were so m a n y t o u g h a n d r o u g h
days I don't k n o w w h i c h one to give y o u .
overseas w i t h the 3889th t r u c k c o m p a n y .
H o w is t h a t d a y of the t r a i n wreck near
T h a t adds u p to four battle s t a r s — N o r -
W i e r g a r t e n , G e r m a n y ? T e n were k i l l e d
m a n d y , N o r t h e r n F r a n c e , Ardennes, a n d
a n d t h i r t y were hospitalized. T h e crash
C e n t r a l G e r m a n y — a n d 82 points, b u t I
came at 3:30 A . M . — i t w a k e d me out of a
h a v e n ' t the slightest idea w h e n I w i l l be
sound sleep. W h a t a bounce on the h e a d
discharged."
I got! A n o t h e r t o u g h spot was near
Markure, William J . , Pvt., Co. C , L o h h o f , G e r m a n y , where we t o o k a n S S
65th A r m . Inf. B n . , N e w B r i t a i n school. O u r t a n k force was cited b y
" W h e n the G e r m a n soldier r a n out of A r m y headquarters for t h a t a c t i o n . I
a m m u n i t i o n , he was a l w a y s ready to sur- made a hell of a m i s t a k e t h a t d a y —
render. These supposed supermen a n d shouldn't have been no place near there.
die-hards w o u l d shoot at us as long as T h e C o l o n e l t o l d us i t was no place for
they h a d a m m u n i t i o n a n d then come out maintenance m e n . T h a t gag about h a v -
w i t h a ' Kamerad a n d expect to get a w a y i n g i n a n y action, two squads looting, a n d
w i t h i t — t h a t ' s w h a t p u z z l e d me most. two squads shooting, wasn't always t r u e . "
I t i s n ' t over for me yet, I have been over-
Mennillo, Benedict J . , T / 5 C o . B . ,
seas for 29 months b u t I have o n l y got
65th A r m . Inf. B n . , H a r t f o r d
78 points, T . S . "
" W h a t impressed me was the constant
McGinty, A r t h u r F . , P v t . , Assault t r a v e l l i n g we d i d . W e were c o n t i n u a l l y
P l a t o o n , 8 t h A r m . Inf. B n . , S t a m f o r d on the m o v e once we got going. A n d ,
" W e saw some sharp fighting i n the t h a t ' s the w a y I like i t . A s for the C . B .

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I., I a m o p t i m i s t i c about an early end. " W e freed 140,000 A l l i e d personnel f r o m
I n other words I d o n ' t p l a n to go t h e r e . " G e r m a n prisoner of war camps at N e w -
m a r k e t a n d M o s s b u r g . T h e m a j o r i t y of
O'Brien, Thomas J . , Cpl., Co. B., t h e m were B r i t i s h a n d A m e r i c a n . W e came
220th Engineers, G l e n b r o o k u p i n half-tracks, dismounted on the o u t -
" T h e battle of M u n i c h i n A p r i l was skirts of the towns, a n d the G e r m a n a r t i l -
m o s t l y t a n k warfare. W e were i n there lery p i n n e d us d o w n for about a n hour a n d
cleaning out roadblocks w i t h d e m o l i t i o n a half. T h e U . S . artillery came u p about
charges, a n d f r e q u e n t l y we h a d to do i t t h a t t i m e a n d the G e r m a n s d i d n ' t have a
under machine gun fire. L u c k i l y most of chance f r o m there on i n . W h e n we got u p
i t was over our heads. O n l y one p l a t o o n to the camps to free the prisoners there
i n our outfit got i t b a d there w h e n t h e y were o n l y three G e r m a n guards left. T h e
ran i n t o a n a m b u s h . " first freed m e n I t a l k e d to, m a n y of w h o m
h a d been prisoners of war for a l o n g t i m e ,
Palmieri, Frank J . , P f c , H d q . Co., w a n t e d to k n o w w h a t the States were l i k e .
8 t h A r m . Inf. B n . , N e w H a v e n T h e y a l l t o l d us to give the G e r m a n s hell
" T h e toughest fight we h a d was at from there on i n . T h i s a l l happened w h e n
M u n i c h . W e just k e p t chasing t h e m I was w i t h the 14th A r m o r e d D i v i s i o n . "
right i n t o and t h r o u g h the c i t y . W e h i t
about 2,000 SS troops, w e l l d u g i n , there. Price, R o b b i n J . , T / 4 , C o . C , 2 0 t h
T h e y p u t white flags out of the windows Tank Bn., Norwalk
a n d k e p t shooting at us f r o m b e h i n d the " T h e Heinies get respect f r o m me for
flags. I t took us a l l d a y to clean out the one weapon, their 88 M M A n t i - t a n k gun.
town." T h e y p u t so m a n y holes i n m y t a n k i t
looked l i k e a sieve. I remember w e l l one
Palumbo, Joseph J . , S / S g t . H d q . C o . , personal experience. I n one village I was
8 t h A r m . Inf. B n . , B r i d g e p o r t about to toss a h a n d grenade into a cellar
" E u r o p e is p l e n t y beat u p — I saw it i n to rout out a sniper h i d i n g there w h e n I
B e l g i u m , H o l l a n d a n d B a v a r i a . T h e de- discovered, just i n t i m e , t h a t there were
s t r u c t i o n i n G e r m a n y should l e a r n t h e m a fifty or s i x t y women a n d children i n the
lesson a n d i t w i l l take t h e m quite a little same cellar — a strange feeling came over
while to start u p another war. T h a t me. L u c k i l y the sniper gave himself u p . H e
should keep our k i d s at home for t w e n t y
or t h i r t y years a n y w a y . T h e best story
i n this outfit is about ' B e d - C h e c k C h a r l i e ' .
I t ' s this way. T h e r e was a G e r m a n flyer
who was on our t a i l f r o m the F r e n c h
border to M u n i c h . H e strafed the c o l u m n
e v e r y night r e g u l a r l y , just made us d i g
a n d keep digging every n i g h t . W h y we
d u g a row of foxholes f r o m F r a n c e to
M u n i c h , near the end B e d - C h e c k C h a r l i e
was shot d o w n i n flames."

Pitruzello, Joseph A . , C p l . , C o . B . ,
6 5 t h A r m . Inf. B n . , P o r t l a n d

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h a d used the women a n d children for cover. " W h e n we saw Berchtesgaden, the place
W e were fighting SS troops there a n d they was a l l bombed out a n d o n l y the scenery
even p u t R e d Cross flags a n d painted the was left. W e spent a lot of time i n the heart
w o r d hospital on buildings w h i c h t h e y of the A l p s where scenery was p l e n t i f u l . "
were a c t u a l l y h o l d i n g as fortified strong-
points." Stimpson, J o h n W . , P v t . , C o . A . , 220th
Engs., Hartford
Voice, C a r l J . , T / 5 , B t r y C . , 414 A r m . "Sometimes i t was b a d a n d sometimes
F . A . , West H a r t f o r d it wasn't. H a t i o n a n d Ritterschoffen where
" H i t l e r ' s Berchtesgaden is strongly b u i l t I was w i t h the 14th A r m o r e d was b a d . W e
w i t h t h i c k h e a v y walls, a l l of it p r e t t y well couldn't get t h r o u g h a n d h a d to w i t h d r a w .
camouflaged. H i s underground shelter was W e d i d n ' t have enough i n f a n t r y a n d even
well below the ground a n d h a d e v e r y t h i n g h a d to p u t our o w n Engineers i n as i n f a n -
i n i t . N o b o d y could have ever got at h i m t r y . I t was good at T u f f l i n g , after V - E D a y .
there. W h e n I v i s i t e d i t , it was p r e t t y well W e d i d n ' t have m u c h to do, we were l i v i n g
ruined b y b o m b i n g a n d some of the b u i l d - i n a b i g castle a n d it was a nice setup. O u r
ings were burned o u t . " C o m p a n y was the o n l y one stationed there.
Reck, George J . , S / S g t . , H q . B t r y . , W e h a d good food a n d no w o r r i e s . "
413th A r m . F . A . , B r i d g e p o r t
Tuozzo, P a t s y , C p l . , H q . B t r y . , 413th
" I saw five countries a n d there is no place
A r m . F . A . , Torrington
like h o m e . "
" W e saw D a c h a u . T h a t was a horrible
Robbins, W a r r e n A . , P v t . , H d q . C o . , sight. C a r l o a d s of dead m e n . M a n y of t h e m
27th T a n k B n . , T e r r y v i l l e stripped of a l l clothes. A f t e r we saw t h a t
" T h e E r i c s s o n was so crowded on this we h a d no use for the K r a u t s . "
t r i p home we h a d to sleep on deck. W e
even h a d to p i t c h p u p tents to keep d r y Werth, W i l l i a m A . , C p l . , B t r y . C ,
w h e n i t rained. I a m not crabbing — I 414th A r m . F . A . , N e w H a v e n
w o u l d have h u n g on to the smoke stack a l l " I saw a lot of G e r m a n y . I thought the
the w a y over to get h o m e . " c o u n t r y itself was nice b u t i t was p r e t t y
well beat u p when we got there. W e spent
Rothwell, Charles E . , T / 5 , Serv. C o . , most of our t i m e i n A u s t r i a , near B e r -
65th A r m . Inf., P u t n a m chtesgaden. J u s t as we got to S a l z b u r g , the
" W h a t impressed me? N o t a hell of a N a z i G e n e r a l V o n K e s s e l r i n g surrendered
lot. T h e r e wasn't m u c h to see. I t was a l l to our outfit. I saw h i m myself a n d he
destroyed. B u t , I w o u l d like to see E u r o p e really looked sharp, as far as officers go,
again w h e n it is r e b u i l t . Its n a t u r a l beau- but I guess he d i d n ' t have m u c h to s a y . "
ties are really s o m e t h i n g . "
Williams, James A . , T / 5 , H q . C o . , 27th
Russo, R a l p h C , P f c , C o . B . , 65th
T a n k B n . , Glenville
A r m . Inf., N e w H a v e n
" A s for good days a n d b a d days, I h a d a
" I was glad to see G e r m a n y wrecked the
sickening d a y at D a c h a u C o n c e n t r a t i o n
w a y i t was, a n d I hope we never let t h e m
C a m p . T h e r e were s t a r v e d bodies smashed
get started a g a i n . "
heads a n d mangled corpses. D e a d , hundreds
Spooner, R o b e r t J . , P f c , C o . C , 8 t h of t h e m , boxcar loads, three h u n d r e d
A r m . , Inf., B n . , N e w B r i t a i n bodies to a car. I t h i n k the G e r m a n s s t i n k . "

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13th & 20th DIVISION PICTURES
The Ships — T h e N o o r d a m , docking Connecticut Men — Twenty-six men,
at N e w Y o r k , J u l y 23rd w i t h the 67th Reconnaissance a n d Ordnance, 20th D i v . ,
Armored Inf., 46th Armored Tank, picture, Page 5. T w e l v e m e n , Reconnais-
Engineers, O r d n a n c e a n d other u n i t s of sance a n d Ordnance, 13th D i v . , p i c t u r e ,
the 13th A r m o r e d is p i c t u r e d on the C o v e r . Page 6. F o u r t e e n m e n , 6 5 t h Inf., Page 7.
T h e transport H e r m i t a g e , d o c k i n g at N e w N i n e men, 9 t h T a n k , left, page 8. E l e v e n
Y o r k , A u g u s t 2, w i t h 20th A r m o r e d A r t i l - men, 8 t h Inf., right, page 8. L t . K e n n e t h
lery, Ordnance, Signal, Reconnaissance, N . A h l q u i s t , 20th D i v . , left, page 9. Six
a n d other u n i t s of the 20th p i c t u r e d on men, 413th F . A . , r i g h t , page 9. Four
Page 3. T h e E r i c s s o n , d o c k i n g at New officers, 20th D i v i s i o n , page 10. Sixteen
Y o r k , A u g u s t 6, w i t h the I n f a n t r y , T a n k s , men, 20th and 27th Tanks, page 11,
a n d smaller u n i t s of the 20th, picture T w e l v e men, A r t i l l e r y a n d Engineers, 2 0 t h
Page 4. D i v . , page 13.

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13th & 20th C O M E HOME
T h e 13th, first of the armored units to Shiras w h i c h reached B o s t o n on A u g u s t
come home e m b a r k e d at L e H a v r e i n M i d - 7th.
J u l y on several ships i n c l u d i n g the H o l -
T h e H e r m i t a g e docked at P i e r 88, N e w
land-American Motor Liner Noordam
Y o r k C i t y w i t h the 412th, 413th, 414th
a n d the S. S. E x p l o r e r . T w o other t r a n s -
ports c a r r y i n g elements of the D i v i s i o n A r m o r e d F i e l d A r t i l l e r y B a t t a l i o n s , 160th

docked at H a m p t o n R o a d s . Armored Signal C o m p a n y , Combat Com-


mands A & B , D i v i s i o n a l M . P . , 138th

T h e N o o r d a m carried the 67th A r m o r e d Ordnance Battalion, and 33rd C a v a l r y


I n f a n t r y B a t t a l i o n , 124th A r m o r e d E n g i - Reconnaissance Troops. The John Erics-
neer B a t t a l i o n , 46th T a n k B a t t a l i o n . It son d o c k e d at P i e r 84, N o r t h R i v e r , N e w
docked at P i e r 16 Staten Island on J u l y York City, with the following units
23rd. The men entrained immediately a b o a r d : 8 t h , 60th, 6 5 t h A r m o r e d I n f a n t r y
thereafter for C a m p K i l m e r , N e w Jersey. B a t t a l i o n s ; 9 t h , 20th, 27th Tank Bat-
talions; a n d D i v i s i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s a n d
The Explorer docking at Boston on Special Troops.
J u l y 27 brought the 45th T a n k B a t t a l i o n ,
135th A r m o r e d Ordnance B a t t a l i o n , a n d T h e m e n l a n d i n g i n N e w Y o r k staged

the Division's M.P. Platoon. They t h r o u g h C a m p K i l m e r , N e w Jersey a n d

staged through Camp Myles Standish C a m p Shanks, N e w Y o r k , en route to the

near T a u n t o n , Massachusetts. F t . Devens R e c e p t i o n S t a t i o n , while those


elements coming i n t o B o s t o n reached F t .
Elements of the Division's artillery Devens after 24 hours at C a m p Myles
battalions, the 24th T a n k B a t t a l i o n , a n d Standish.
the M e d i c a l B a t t a l i o n came t h r o u g h the
Port of Hampton Roads and Camp T h e furloughs of most m e n of the 13th
P a t r i c k H e n r y , V i r g i n i a on J u l y 22nd. expire on A u g u s t 26 to A u g u s t 30. E x p i -
r a t i o n dates for furloughs of the m e n of
The 20th Armored embarked at Le the 20th D i v i s i o n are f r o m September 6
H a v r e i n late J u l y on the A r m y t r a n s - to September 9. B o t h D i v i s i o n s are to
ports, Hermitage and John Ericsson. be re-assembled at C a m p C o o k e i n C a l i -
Smaller units of the D i v i s i o n a r r i v e d on fornia after completion of their furlough
the S. S. M a r i n e R o b i n w h i c h docked at periods, according to general redeploy-
B o s t o n , A u g u s t 6 t h a n d the S.S. George ment plans made last s p r i n g .

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THE CONNECTICUT MEN
T h e names of the officers a n d m e n from the 13th A r m o r e d D i v i s i o n were compiled
from available official records a n d b y personal interview. N a m e s of some of t h e m e n of
the D i v i s i o n m a y have been o m i t t e d , regrettably, despite every effort m a d e to secure
complete rosters:

A L I B R I O , Salvatore T/5 42 M a d i s o n St., H a r t f o r d


A M A R A , Joseph S. Sgt. 23 P o r t l a n d S t . , M i d d l e t o w n
A M M O N , Thomas J . S/Sgt. 212 G o d d a r d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t

B A S S E T T I , George F . Pfc. 126 T a f t A v e . , W e s t H a v e n


B E C K W I T H , Russell G . T/5 South W i n d h a m
B E E R S , H e n r y O. Pfc. 55 W . State St., W e s t p o r t
B E L L E R O S E , Edward J . Pfc. 80 U n i o n St., W i l l i m a n t i c
B E R T A C C I N I , Lincoln C. Pfc. M a i n St., B a n t a m
B I N E T T E , John J . T/5 156 H o o d l e y St., N a u g a t u c k
B O L D I , Louis F. Cpl. 50 Lester S t . , E a s t H a r t f o r d

C A M P B E L L , Richard G. Pfc. 6 L e w i s St., M i l f o r d


C A R D E G N O , Louis J . Pfc. 118 R i d g e S t . , W i n s t e d
C A R E Y , John D . Pfc. 455 L i t c h f i e l d St., T o r r i n g t o n
C A R O T E N U T I , Louis Pfc. 176 Roosevelt A v e . , T o r r i n g t o n
C A S E V E C C H I A , Alteo Pvt. N e w St., Ridgefield
C A S T E L L I N I , Guido Pfc. 27 K i l b o u r n e St., H a r t f o r d
C H I C O I N E , George L . Pfc. 619 So. M a i n S t . , W a t e r b u r y
C L A R K E , M y r o n S. Pfc. R F D 1, M o n r o e
D A M I A T A , Sebastien Cpl. 209 P e a r l St., M i d d l e t o w n
D e F O R E S T , Revere C . Pfc. Bow Lane, Middletown
D E L E S K I , Harry E. T/Sgt. 6 Tower Ave., M i l f o r d
D e M A R C O , Ignatius J . Pfc. 63 M e a d o w St., W i l l i m a n t i c

E C K L E R , Warren C. Pfc. 19 H o w a r d A v e . , A n s o n i a
E M A N U E L E , Joseph A . Pvt. 45 Charles St., H a r t f o r d

FAY, David W. Pfc. 162 C o l l i n s S t . , H a r t f o r d

G A A L , Joseph K . T/4 109 Birdseye St., S t r a t f o r d


G R A Z I A N I , Peter M . T/5 734 N o r f o l k R d . , T o r r i n g t o n

H A M B R I C K , Russell F . Pfc. 43 H e m i n g w a y St., N e w H a v e n


H O D R I C K , Walter H . T/Sgt. 47 E l m S t . , E a s t H a r t f o r d
H U N T , Myron W. Pfc. N . Compo R d . , Westport
H U R Y K , Tony E . Pfc. Fox Lane P L , Greenwich

I N G E R S O L L , Charles V . T/5 20 C r o m w e l l S t . , H a m d e n
I N M A N , Newton Pfc. 46 M a d i s o n St., M a n c h e s t e r
I R O N S , Jesse H . T/5 B o x 84, Versailles

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J O H N S O N , Robert W . T/Sgt. 380 W o o d s t o c k A v e . , S t r a t f o r d
K E E G A N , Richard J . Pfc. 1274 W h a l l e y A v e . , N e w H a v e n
K I E R M A N , Alfred M . S/Sgt. 215 C o o k e St., W a t e r b u r y
K L O S I E W I C Z , Charles S. Pfc. 293 A t l a n t i c S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
K O Z L A U S K I , Vincent F . Pfc. 197 Pixlee Place, B r i d g e p o r t
K N I B B S , Donald M . Pfc. West District, Unionville
K U S H A , Joseph E . T/4 2338 B a r n u m A v e . , S t r a t f o r d
K U Z M A N , Taras T . Pfc. 79 V o u g h t P L , S t r a t f o r d
L A B O S S I E R E , Wilfred N . Pfc. 84 W a t e r St., D a n i e l s o n
L U C A S , William J . S/Sgt. 32 T e m p l e St., S t r a t f o r d
M A N G L A F I C O , Joseph V . Pfc. 43 B r o o k l a w n St., N e w B r i t a i n
M A N G O Anthony J . T/5 36 Beacon St., W a t e r b u r y
M A R R A , Carl J . Cpl. 37 W a s h i n g t o n R d . , H a m d e n
M A R T I N O , Francis Pfc. 151 Geddes T e r r . , W a t e r b u r y
M I N T Z E R , Carl E . T/5 R F D 1, M i d d l e t o w n
M O R R I S , Lawrence T . Pvt. 215 L o u n s b u r y St., W a t e r b u r y

O R Z E L , Stanley S. Pfc. 3 Stillwell C t . ,


P A C Y N A , John Cpl. 1 Pequot Ave., Thompsonville
P A G E , Alfred O. Pfc. 1587 P a r k St., H a r t f o r d
P A R S O N S , Paul F. T/5 288 F a r m i n g t o n A v e . , U n i o n v i l l e
P A Y E R , Joseph R . Pfc. 19 M a h l A v e . , H a r t f o r d
P E R I L L O , Michael Pfc. 129 C e d a r St., N e w H a v e n
P O L A N D , Joseph A . Pfc. 33 T o b l e r Terrace, Wethersfield
P O U L O S , Theodore C . Pvt. 597 Ocean A v e . , N e w L o n d o n
P U N C A V A G E , Joseph J . Pfc. 133 Lawrence St., H a r t f o r d

R E I D Y , James J . Pvt. 215 D e r b y A v e . , D e r b y


R O G E R S , Walter F . Pfc. Dewey Ave., Meriden
SABOL, Victor T/4 359 B o s t w i c k A v e . , Bridgeport
S A B O N I S , Frank J . T/5 Hazardville
S C I R E , Richard L . Pfc. 1 Cottage St., N o r w a l k
S H E P A R D S O N , John W. Sgt. 78 C a n a l St., N e w H a v e n
S O L T I S , Michael Pvt. 181 B r a d f o r d S t . , B r i d g e p o r t
S O R O T A , Stanley P . T/4 49 B r o o k S t . , W i l l i m a n t i c
SOULE, David E. Pfc. 8 E l m r e s t Terrace, N o r w a l k
S W E E N E Y , Charles W . Sgt. 3 G r a n d view A v e . , W a l l i n g f o r d
S Y B L E , Chester J . Pfc. 235 C a m p f i e l d A v e . , H a r t f o r d

T A M A S , Michael C. S/Sgt. 100 E l l s w o r t h St., Bridgeport


T R I F F O N , Christopher Pfc. 792 S a v i n A v e . , W e s t H a v e n

W A R R E N , Francis A . Pfc. 353 C e n t e r S t . , M a n c h e s t e r


W Y S O C K I , Henry J . Pfc. 50 H i c k St., M e r i d e n

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T h e names of the following officers a n d m e n of the 20th A r m o r e d D i v i s i o n were c o m -
piled from available official records a n d b y personal interview. N a m e s of some of the m e n
of the D i v i s i o n m a y have been o m i t t e d , regretably, despite every effort made to secure
complete rosters:

A C C A R D I , Edward A. Sgt. 11 H i c k o r y St., M i l f o r d


A H L Q U I S T , Kenneth N . 1st. L t . 35 N e w L a n e , C r o m w e l l
A I U D I , Alfred L . WOJG 20 B e l m o n t St., N e w B r i t a i n
A L A G N O , Dominic J . Pfc. 336 N o r m a n St., Bridgeport
A L F R E D S O N , John P. Pvt. 11 R a i l r o a d St., N e w M i l f o r d
A R D E R Y , Frederick H . , J r . 1st. L t . Cornfield P t . , S a y b r o o k
A V A L L O N E , Nicholas Cpl. 117 P o p l a r St., N e w H a v e n
B A E H R , George B . J r . Pfc. 40 Stiles St., W a t e r b u r y
B E N K O S K I , J o h n S. Sgt. R F D 2, T h o m a s t o n
B L U M E N F E L D , George Pfc. 67 M o n r o e St., N e w B r i t a i n
B O U C H A R D , Clifford T/5 24 G r a n d St., N e w B r i t a i n
B O U C H E R , Walter A . S/Sgt. 24 W h i t n e y A v e . , M i l f o r d
B R A N C A T I , Rocco J . Pvt. 247 F r a n k l i n A v e . , H a r t f o r d
B R E N N A N , Dennis P. T/4 173 W i n t h r o p St., T o r r i n g t o n
B R O C H U , Joseph W . T/5 60 C o t t a g e St., W i n s t e d
C A S E L L A , Richard F. Pvt. 193 S o u t h St., H a r t f o r d
C A S S O , Allie J . Pvt. B o x 100, Cheshire
C A T L I N , Edgar N . Pfc. R i v e r R d . , Shelton
C H A G N O N , Ernest D . Sgt. 675 Bloomfield A v e . , W i n d s o r
C H A P P E L , Anthony B. T/5 134 G r a n d St., M i d d l e t o w n
C O C C H I A R O , Jerry V . Pfc. 789 Q u i n n i p i a c A v e . , N e w H a v e n
C O M U N A L E , Thomas Sgt. 227 Jersey St., W a t e r b u r y
C O N L O N , James, J r . Sgt. 5 Union Ave., Danbury
C O O N E Y , W i l l i a m O. Pvt. 25 Bissell St., E a s t H a r t f o r d
CROFTS, Lyman H . T/5 R F D 2, W e s t R e d d i n g
C U R T I S , Joel S., J r . Pfc. 47 Judson A v e . , E a s t H a r t f o r d
D A U R Y , Vincent Pfc. M a i n St., W o o d b u r y
D E F U S C O , Pasquale E . T/3 R F D 1, L a k e v i e w I n n , P u t n a m
D E G R E G O R I O , Emil A. T/4 39 L y o n St., N e w H a v e n
D I M O W , Joseph T/5 17 A s y l u m St., N e w H a v e n
D I P I S A , Joseph A . T/4 53 S p r i n g St., So. N o r w a l k
D O N O V A N , William T. T/5 338 C e n t r a l A v e . , N o r w i c k
E B E R S O L D , Edward P. T/5 525 N e w B r i t a i n A v e . , H a r t f o r d
E D G E , John P. Pfc. 81 W a s h i n g t o n St., So. N o r w a l k
E L I S E O , Ralph Pfc. 29 M e a d St., N e w H a v e n
E U S T A C E , Junior E . Sgt. C a n t o n Center
F E T C H K O , John P. Pfc. 579 P u t n a m St., Bridgeport
F L A H E R T Y , Morgan V . 1st. L t . 2308 A l b a n y A v e . , W e s t H a r t f o r d
F L A S K O , Andrew J . 2nd. L t . 71 R o a n o k e A v e . , F a i r f i e l d
F O R T U N A , Salvatore P . Pfc. 21 Olmstead S t . , E a s t H a r t f o r d
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G A G N I E R , Alfred W . Pfc. West Cornwall
G A I L I U S I S , Bronislaw 1st. Sgt. 35 T o r r i n g t o n A v e . , C o l l i n s v i l l e
G A Y L O R D , William N . Pfc. 964 L a u r e l A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
G E M M E L L , Allen T. Pfc. R o u t e 1, Southington
G E N T I L E , Louis A . Pfc. 46 L i b e r t y St., S t a m f o r d
G I R O L A , Albert J . Pfc. 955 1st. A v e . , W e s t H a v e n
G O D F R E Y , Clarence L . T/5 8 E l m w o o d Place, D a n b u r y
G O R F A I N , Perry M . T/5 9 W e s t P e a r l St., N e w B r i t a i n
H E R M A N , Reinhold W . Capt. 84 I o w a St., T o r r i n g t o n
H E R Y , Joseph E . Cpl. R F D 2, Stafford Springs
H I R S H , Edward T/4 45 P e r k i n s St., B r i s t o l
H I T C H C O C K , Benjamin T. Pfc. 267 M o n r o e A v e . , W a t e r b u r y
H O L M A N , Francis E . S/Sgt. 756 W o o d w a r d A v e . , N e w H a v e n
H U E S T I S , E d w i n S. Pfc. 47 Bissell St., E a s t H a r t f o r d
H U L L , Julius W . Sgt. 631 B o s t w i c k A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
I N N E S , Donald T/4 94 N e w L i t c h f i e l d St., T o r r i n g t o n
J A K U B O W S K I , Frank T/5 92 R o a t h St., N o r w i c h
K A S C H E , William T. T/4 44 C h e n e y L a n e , N e w i n g t o n
K A T A , August A . T/5 70 Osgood A v e . , N e w B r i t a i n
K E I G W I N , Norman W. Pvt. E d g e c o m b St., M y s t i c
K E N N E D Y , W i l l i a m S. S/Sgt. 54 E a t o n St., S t r a t f o r d
K I M A N , W i l l i a m S. Pfc. 175 H a r r i e t St., B r i d g e p o r t
K I S H , Edmund Pfc. 2011 K i n g ' s H i g h w a y , F a i r f i e l d
K U M P , August A . Pfc. 235 W i l s o n St., B r i d g e p o r t
LeBUIS, Marion W. 1st. L t . R F D 1, N o r w i c h
L E M A I R E , Joseph A . T/4 240 L o n g H i l l R d . , A n d o v e r
L E N T , Raymond F. Pfc. Park Lane, Milford
L E N T O C H A , George V . Pfc. 96 H i g h St., R o c k v i l l e
L O C O V I T C H , Walter A . Pfc. 9 N i n t h St., N o r w i c h
L O W E N S K I , Charles Pfc. 105 Orange A v e . , W e s t H a v e n
L U N D I N , Richard Pfc. 169 E u c l i d St., H a r t f o r d
M A J E W I C Z , John T/5 Evergreen R d . , Cromwell
M A L L O R Y , James H . T/5 27 N o r t h St., S t a m f o r d
M A R K U R E , William J . Pvt. 652 W . M a i n St., N e w B r i t a i n
M A S C O L O , Charles Pfc. 140 Preston St., H a r t f o r d
M A S O N , Richard W. T/5 87 W e s t A v e . , D a r i e n
M c G I N T Y , Arthur F. Pvt. 81 G i v e n s A v e . , S t a m f o r d
M c G U I R E , Donald S/Sgt. O a k St., G u i l f o r d
M E N N I L L O , Benedict J . T/5 48 M o r g a n St., H a r t f o r d
M I N T Z , M u r r a y C. S/Sgt. 62 N o . M a i n St., Essex
N A C C A , Fred T/3 95 M e l o y R o a d , W e s t H a v e n
N I C H O L S , William G., Jr. Pfc. 382 A l b a n y A v e . , H a r t f o r d
N I E L S E N , Olfert V . Pfc. 451 S t i l l m a n St., B r i d g e p o r t

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O ' B R I E N , Thomas J . Cpl. 16 P a r k L a n e , Glenbrook
P A L M I E R I , Frank J . Pfc. 92 W o o l s e y St., N e w H a v e n
P A L U M B O , Joseph J . S/Sgt. 181 E n g l e w o o d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
P A T R A W , John N . Cpl. 41 Reservoir A v e . , M e r i d e n
P E N S K I , Stanley J . S/Sgt. 84 M a p l e St., Bridgeport
P E R O N I , Augustus V . T/Sgt. T h a m e s St. E x t . , N e w L o n d o n
P I T R U Z E L L O , Joseph A . T/5 184 M a i n St., P o r t l a n d
P L I S , Stephen J . T/5 96 L i n c o l n St., H a r t f o r d
P O L C E , Carl J . T/5 89 G r i s w o l d D r i v e , W e s t H a r t f o r d
P R I C E , Robin J . T/4 Glen Ave., Norwalk

Q U I N N , Joseph E . Cpl. 309 Garden St., H a r t f o r d

R E C K , George J . , J r . S/Sgt. 2 Lawrence St., B r i d g e p o r t


R O B B I A T I , Joseph P . T/Sgt. 38 C a r r o l l St., N a u g a t u c k
R O B B I N S , Warren A. Pvt. E . C h u r c h St., T e r r y v i l l e
R O M A N O , Terry L . Pfc. 306 B e r k s h i r e A v e . , Bridgeport
R O M A N O V S K Y , John T/Sgt. 35 A n n St., N e w H a v e n
R O O K , Seymour T/5 19 Seneca St., N e w B r i t a i n
R O S S O M A N D O Albert Pfc. 83 T h o m a s St., W e s t H a v e n
R O T H W E L L , Charles E . , J r . T/5 18 Bolles St., P u t n a m
R U S S O , Ralph C. Pfc. 74 C l i n t o n A v e . , N e w H a v e n
S H E F F I E L D , George T . Pvt. M e a d o w A v e . , Stonington
S P O O N E R , Robert J . Pfc. 347 Stanley St., N e w B r i t a i n
S T A N F O R D , James J . S/Sgt. 4 Peck A v e n u e , W e s t H a v e n
S T A N K O W S K I , Anton F. Pfc. 18 U n i o n St., H a r t f o r d
S T I M P S O N , John W . Pvt. 2977 M a i n St., H a r t f o r d
S Y S K O W S K I , Joseph S. T/5 1403 C o r b i n A v e . , N e w H a v e n

T I L L I N G H A S T , Robert A . Cpl. 270 N o r t h M a i n St., D a n i e l s o n


T R O M B L E Y , Charles N . Pfc. 30 C a m p St., W a t e r b u r y
T U C C I N A R D I , Jerome F . T/5 53 F r a n k l i n St., Saugatuck
T U O Z Z O , Pasquale T/5 33 H a r r i s o n A v e . , T o r r i n g t o n
T W I L L E Y , John W . T/5 89 Squire St., N e w L o n d o n
V A R G O S H E , William Sgt. 73 B e d f o r d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
V I S C I G L I A , Franklin Pvt. 80 S h e r m a n St., B r i d g e p o r t
V O N D I E T S C H , Joseph F . Pvt. 1393 S t r a t f o r d A v e . , B r i d g e p o r t
W A X M A N , Felix H . Cpl. 295 W e s t l a n d St., H a r t f o r d
W E R T H , William A. Cpl. 119 Bassett St., N e w H a v e n
W E S S E L S , William F. Pfc. W e s t o n R d . , Georgetown
W I L L I A M S , James A . T/5 B o x 156, Prospect St., G l e n v i l l e
W O D A R S K I , John P. Capt. 123 S t a n d i s h St., H a r t f o r d
Y A S E V A C , Frank E . Pvt. 83 B r a d l e y St., B r a n f o r d
Z S A M P E R , Anthony C. Cpl. 96 R h o d e Island A v e . , F a i r f i e l d

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