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wctyler
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Member # 221

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From: New Rochelle, NY
Registered: 4/22/2007
posted 4/22/2007 6:41:12 AM    Click here to view the profile for wctyler  Click here to email wctyler  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am looking for information on my father, Walter G. Tyler. He was in the 56th AIB HQ Company. He has passed away and told me very liitle about his experiences. He was wounded by a motor shell. I would be interested to know in what battle he was wounded.

Thanks

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 4/22/2007 1:49:52 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear WC Tyler,

I am a Legacy Member of the 12th Armored, and I take a special interest in the 56th Armored Infantry Battalion. You probably found that Walter G. Tyler belonged to Headquarters Company by referring to the "17,000 Members" Roster on the left hand side of this screen.
For some reason the persons who created the Roster for the 56th had no information on the company so they assigned everyone to HQ company.

I have a "History of the 56th" which is a kind of diary. I have discovered that W.G. Tyler was in Company C of the 56th. He was wounded on January 10, 1945, during the Battle of Herrlisheim, near Strassbourg in Alsace, Lorraine. It was a terrible
battle, and the 12th Armored Division took heavy losses.
You can find out more about this Battle by looking under
"Books and Written Experiences" and then click on
"The Initial Assault on Herrlisheim." I just learned that C company was assigned to fight with the 714th Tank Battalion at the beginning.

This was the most traumatic battle of the war for the 12th
Armored Division. The battle began on the 8th of January
and continued until about the 19th of January.




Yours truly,

Mike Woldenberg
geomike@buffalo.edu




wctyler
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Member # 221

Posts: 2
From: New Rochelle, NY
Registered: 4/22/2007
posted 4/22/2007 7:33:02 PM    Click here to view the profile for wctyler  Click here to email wctyler  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Mike,

Thank you so much. Based on what my Dad told me that makes a great deal of sense. I read about the assult on Herrlisheim. He was wounded by a motor shell in a building.

Sincerely,

Walt Tyler

PS UB Graduate 1972