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Seeking Information on American Invasion Across the River Inn

To whom it may concern

My name is Heribert Scharhag. I'm a local historian in the district of Altoetting in Southeast Bavaria, Germany

 

I am planning a photo documentation about the American invasion across the river Inn into the cities Neuoetting, Altoetting, Burghausen and their

their vicinity, which took place over the period of May to June 1945

during World War II. Hence I am looking for photos taken by American soldiers of the below mentioned regiments, battalions, divisions and

fighting groups during that time.

Name of village or town

Units

Altoetting

?

Burghausen

13th Armored Division Fighting Group B

Eisenfelden

59th Armored Infantry Battalion, Company B

Hohenwart

13th Armored Division Fighting Group B

Gehersdorf (vicinity of GumpersdorF, Zeilarn,

?

Simbach am Inn)

 

Marktl

13th Armored Division

Neuoetting

59th Armored lnfantry Battalion, Company B

Perach

80th lnfantry Division

 

319th lnfantry Regiment

 

3rd Battalion

Pleiskirchen

80th lnfantry Division

 

319th Infantry Regiment

Toeging am Inn

80th lnfantry Division

 

319th lnfantry Regiment

Winhoering

59th Armored lnfantry Battalion

 

(13th Armored Division)

 

319th lnfantry Regiment

 

2nd Battalion (80th lnfantry Division) 

...or any other places in the district of Altoetting. My main interest lies in

 

photos taken during a river crossing near the villages Eisenfelden and

Eschlbach close to Neuoetting, executed by the 124th Engineers on May 2nd1945 with assault boats.

You would help me a great deal if you could also note the name of the location where the action took

place on the backside of the respective photos -should this be at all possible, that is.

Please send any photos to the following address:

Heribert Scharhag

Am Bahnhof 17

D-84543 Winhoering

Germany

I would like to thank you in advance for your time and your efforts in supporting me in this project.

 


Seeking information about Ralph "Chick" Richardson

I am seeking any information that you may have on my Great Uncle Ralph "Chick" Richardson. He was a Tech 5th Class US Army. Combat Command "A", 13th Armored Division. He was killed 11-Apr-45 and is buried at Netherlands American Cemetary Margraten, Netherlands. It would mean a lot to me to find out anything about Uncle Ralph.

Danny A. Richardson e-mail: dannyndi@yahoo.com


Seeking information about Sgt. John Berry Chambers

E-mail wallychambers@yahoo.com


Seeking Information About The Black Cats crossing the Agger

I'm writing a history of the last two days of war -11/11 April 45 - in my new hometown Lohmar, Germany, and the 13th Armored Division crossing the Agger river, starting from two wooden piers still in the water since 1945. Any information or photos are welcome and appreciated!

Email christoph@pigasus.de


Looking for information on my grandfather Joseph Tedesco

He was a tank gunner from New Orleans, LA in the 13 armored division. His picture is listed at the end of the tank units under the title, "Some Former Members of the Battalion".

Does this mean he was transferred to another battalion? Any information that you can provide would be helpful. Joe is still alive and living in Slidell, Louisiana. He lost most of his war memorabilia during Hurricane Katrina, so it would great if someone could provide anything about some of the missions or just about any of the guys in the unit.

Thanks for your help, you can reach me at steve@promozation.com


Seeking information on my father Paul Zyla

MY NAME IS PAUL ZYLA, I AM A VIETNAM VET. I AM 60 YEARS OLD. MY FATHERS NAME IS PAUL ZYLA. MY FATHER PASSED AWAY IN 1993. MY FATHER OFTEN TALKED ABOUT HIS COMRAD IN ARMS SERVING WITH THE 13TH ARMORED DIVISION BLACK CAT. HE WAS SO PROUD OF SERVING HIS COUNTRY WITH THE 13TH. HE TOLD ME ABOUT FRANCE BATTLE OF THE BULGE. I WAS ALWAYS SO PROUD OF MY FATHER. I GUESS THATS WHY I ELISTED IN 1967. IF ANYONE REMMEMBERS MY FATHER OR FAMILY MEMBERS THAT SERVERED WITH THE 13TH ARMORED WANT TO CONTACT ME PLEASE DO.

SSGT. PAUL ZYLA


Seeking information on

I have found one of my grandfathers bag of old pictures from ww2 and in the box of pictures is a map of germany says the 13th armored black cat division a history in pictures jan-may 1945. Can anyone tell me anything about this map?

thanks crystalclearpoolsinc@yahoo.com


Seeking information on my father Sgt Cecil Littlefield


My uncle, Cecil Littlefield, was with the 13th armored division from the time it was formed at Camp Beale. I should very much like to hear from anyone who may have known him. Thank you.

Dr.Randy Grant e-mail: jimmyrgrant@aol.com


Seeking information on James R Wilson and Henry Rubenstein

father is John J. Day; he served in the 498th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 13th Armored Division in WWII. He would like to trace two of his army mates he hasn't seen since his time in the service. If you would be able to offer any suggestions about how he might trace them, we would be grateful. My dad befriended a James R. Wilson, who was from Texas, while they were in training together in Texas. My dad isn't sure if Wilson was in the 498th, or even in the 13th Division. The year would have been late 1943 or 1944.

The other man he would like to trace is Henry Rubenstein, who was from New York. He was in the 498th. My dad relates the story of how he and Henry were walking on patrol ahead of their unit near the war's end. A large body of German soldiers came marching at them, intending to surrender, yet all of them still had their weapons. My dad and Henry merely pointed their rifles in the direction they wanted the Germans to go, and so the Germans complied, and that was that

selbday@earthlink.net


Seeking information on my father George Richard Timms

My father was pvt. George Richard Timms and served in the 13th Armored Division from early 1944 to just prior to the end of the war in 1945. His army records were lost in the fire in Washington. If anyone knew him and served with him I would love hearing from them.

cm.tracy@hotmail.com


Seeking information on my father Monroe Thompson

I am seeking any information about my father, Monroe Thompson. He was at Camp Beal prior to going overseas. Due to devorce I do not remember him. Any assistance would be great.

marnellfrizzell@hotmail.com


Seeking information on my father Robert W. Wagner

My father Robert W. Wagner was a tank mechanic in the 13th Armored Division during WWII. I believe that he was a member of the 46th Tank Battalion. I am looking for anyone who may




My Dad never talked much about his time in the war, but near the end of his life (10/31/2007)
he did talk about one action he was involved in and I would like more info on it if possible. He was with the pontoon bridge group and they would send 3 to 4 guys across to put in anchors with eyebolts and pull ropes thru them that would lead to cables then the pontoons and so forth.... anyway the raft of guys he was with were all killed but him and he was able to complete the mission and bring one or two of their bodies back with him.... I think he was wounded in the shoulder and may have gotten a bronze star, but there should have been an action report and followup... anyway if you can help I would greatly appreciate it... thank you and god bless.