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Jerry Cobb
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From: Kennesaw, GA
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posted 4/7/2007 7:14:02 PM    Click here to view the profile for Jerry Cobb  Click here to email Jerry Cobb  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I would like as much information and pics as possible. He passed away in 96 and I am trying to compile as much as possible for my wife.

Thanks in Advance

Ken K Legacy Member
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posted 4/8/2007 7:14:00 AM    Click here to view the profile for Ken K Legacy Member  Click here to email Ken K Legacy Member  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Jerry,

I am a Legacy member of the 12th AD Association. Would you recognize Dan if you saw a photo of him? If so look at the 2713 photos on the left side of this site. Click on 56th AIB, page 2 or 3 has some photos of HQ 56th Dan may be in the photo.

I'll foreword your message to Otis Shull 56th AIB Unit Rep he may be able to help.

Regards,

Ken Klinedinst

Jerry Cobb
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posted 4/8/2007 12:44:06 PM    Click here to view the profile for Jerry Cobb  Click here to email Jerry Cobb  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Ken,

I really appreciate the quick response.

I have looked at the photos along with my wife and her mother. There is one that is definitly him and a couple of others that might be him.

I am trying to get information of his war-time expierences for his family. He never spoke much of his Army days in Europe (a common trait among war-time vets) until I married his daughter. I am an Air Force vet and WWII buff. He opened up to me and told of some of his time over there. He passed away in 1996 before we could get much information.

I look forward to gathering a lot of info.

Thanks again,
Jerry

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 4/11/2007 4:24:28 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Jerry, I have a kind of history of the 56th. I have checked it to see if Daniel Knox was wounded. If you know
whether he was wounded, or whether he received a
Bronze Star or Silver Star, please let me know as I have not spotted one of these yet. Also, if you
have an approximate date, please let me know. You can contact me if you want a copy of this History. (Actually a kind of daily diary).

Mike Woldenberg
geomike@buffalo.edu


Seth D
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posted 4/11/2007 11:58:53 PM    Click here to view the profile for Seth D  Click here to email Seth D  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My grandfather was in the 56thAIB HQ company also. We don't have much information, and these avenues are not turning out to be very successful. Let me know if you find anything! His name was Carlin P. Deibel, and was a half-track driver as a PFC.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 4/12/2007 5:35:35 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Seth, I am almost possible I have spotted his
name in the "History of the 56th.." I will chase it down
this weekend.

Mike Woldenberg
geomike@buffalo.edu

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 4/12/2007 5:38:45 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Seth, I meant to say:

I am almost positive.....

Mike Woldenberg

Ken K Legacy Member
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posted 4/12/2007 9:57:33 PM    Click here to view the profile for Ken K Legacy Member  Click here to email Ken K Legacy Member  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Seth,

I don't remember if I have written to you before about your grandfather, but would like to help you with your questions. I am Legacy Member, not a WW2 vet but have been at this research game for almost six years and sometimes things fall into place other times it end up as a dry hole.

I found a Carlin Diebel listed in the 17,000 members on this site. You spelt his name Deibel one is in error and it could be how it is spelt on the 17,000 members list.

Information which will help me help you. Did he have any brothers or sisters who are still alive? Are any of his children alive?
What info are you looking for?

Regards,

Ken

Jerry Cobb
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posted 4/19/2007 5:50:47 PM    Click here to view the profile for Jerry Cobb  Click here to email Jerry Cobb  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by MikeWoldenberg:
Dear Jerry, I have a kind of history of the 56th. I have checked it to see if Daniel Knox was wounded. If you know
whether he was wounded, or whether he received a
Bronze Star or Silver Star, please let me know as I have not spotted one of these yet. Also, if you
have an approximate date, please let me know. You can contact me if you want a copy of this History. (Actually a kind of daily diary).

Mike Woldenberg
geomike@buffalo.edu



Mike,

Thanks for your response. Sorry for the delay in answering. Yes I would like a copy of the history. Let me know the cost.

My F-I-L, Daniel G. Knox, was listed as a member of Co C, as a Driver, Half-track. This info was listed on his DD214. He was awarded the Bronze Star and had mentioned Herrlisheim and the Colmar Pocket. I have spoken with Otis Shull and William Waddington and both had mentioned that Dan was wounded. However, he never mentioned this fact. I can verify that he was in a field hospital during the Battle of the Bulge due to frostbite. I have come across infomation that indicated that frostbite would qualify for the Purple Heart. I know that he was a member of the 56th prior to the departure to the ETO. This is about as much as I can put together.

Hope this can help!

Thanks in advance.