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posted 3/7/2008 5:35:46 PM  Reply w/Quote
My father's name was Charles H. Fitzlaff, he was in Co. "A" 66th. Armd. Inf. Bn. 12th Armd. Div. I am looking to find out which battles or campaigns he might have been in, that I can look up and read more about. If anybody has any information or know where I can go and look, could you please let me know. e-mail is ssfitzlaff@gmail.com . Thank you very much Steve

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 3/10/2008 4:06:57 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Mr./Ms Fitzlaff,
According to the Roster entitled 17,000 Members, your father was also a member of the 495th Field Artillery. He may have transferred to A 66 before arrival in Europe. Just in case, I will give you information for both Battalions.

Please contact the following Unit Representatives who can put an announcement in the Hellcat News and who can tell
you which battles your father was in. Was your father wounded and if so, did he return to his Company? If so,
do you have these dates? This would be helpful information.

66th Armored Infantry Battalion: George O'Bryan,
618-282-6079, or geoo@htc.net

495th Armored Field Artillery: Kenneth Poucher, 765-288-0057, or kenpoucher@comcast.net

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg, Legacy Member

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 3/11/2008 2:52:41 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Steve, Sorry I overlooked your name
at the end of your email.

It is likely that your father was in the battle around
Herrlisheim, near Strassbourg, in January of 1945. There is
quite a bit written about that. Also, Colmar in mid February to early March.
Then, crossing Germany in late March to late April, including
the capture of the bridge on the Danube at Dillingen.
Later the freeing of prisoners in some concentration camps
(Kauffering, Landsberg, and POW's in Murnau.)

Mike Woldenberg