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pbittner
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From: NEPA
Registered: 3/11/2007
posted 3/11/2007 10:02:19 AM    Click here to view the profile for pbittner  Click here to email pbittner  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My father-in-Law never spoke much about the war and I would like to find out about his experiences for my sons. He did tell us that he laid on top of the tanks and had pretty major scars on his body from being shot. He was 100% disabled due to his injuries. John Bittner was from Newark, NJ and was Lithuanian if that helps to jog someone's memory who might have known him then. He was quite a character. He passed away in the 90's. If anyone might have information about him I would truly appreciate it.

Regards,

Patty

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 3/11/2007 8:34:54 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Patty, I have tried to determine John's Company in the 66th. I looked in the book "C-66" and it appears he was not in C company, as the book as an extensive index.
I think it would be helpful for you to contact the Unit Rep, George O'Bryan,
email: geoo@htc.net
George can put a notice in the Hellcat News and maybe someone who knew him will contact you.

If you look at the Books and Written Experiences on the left, you can see a bibliography, including "C-66". Some of these can be downloaded. There is a pretty
good selection of books on the 12th AD that will give you an understanding of what they
experienced.

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg

email: geomike@buffalo.edu