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lizdickenson
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Member # 345

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From: Charlottesville, Virginia
Registered: 1/12/2009
posted 1/12/2009 6:48:19 PM    Click here to view the profile for lizdickenson  Click here to email lizdickenson  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My father, Henry Boyd Dickenson, deceased June 11, 2006, served in the 12th Armored Division. He was on a tank crew for Company B, and shortly after crossing the Rhine in late March 1945, he was wounded, I think on April 2, 1945 (a shell went through his tank, the leading tank, going through the Black Forest countryside as it turned a corner), and he couldn't walk and was captured by the Germans and taken to a log lodge nearby. He later was rescued by American troops (Third Infantry division).

My mother has just given all of the family a copy of wartime memoirs written by my father just before his death, and I am trying to learn more.

My father is not listed anywhere that I can find online as a member of the 12th Armored Division. I do not know why. He did say that there were some problems with his paperwork at the end and they never reflected his promotion in rank.

Ken K Legacy Member
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Member # 214

Posts: 57
From: NH
Registered: 3/29/2007
posted 1/14/2009 4:51:11 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
Good morning Liz,

I am a Legacy member of the 12th AD Association and will try to help you.

Your message does not say how you know your dad was assigned to the 12th AD, what document do you have which confirms this? Is there a DD-214 form in his collection of papers?

Regards,

Ken


MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
Registered: 6/1/2004
posted 1/17/2009 5:13:59 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Liz, You are in luck. Click on BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES on the left. Near the bottom is a book
entitled UNIT HISTORY by Scott Hall. I am trying to get the
web technician to give the correct title. It should read
UNIT HISTORY.... FORTY THIRD TANK BATTALION.

Go to the chapter for Company B. Go to page 85. Paragraph at top of page: "Two tanks were knocked out an a third one hit, casing nine casualties. Pfc's Pendleton and Tardie were both killed. Pfc Dickenson was wounded, capgtured by the enemy and liberated by the 3d Infantry Division thesamenight; they sent him back to the hospital......"

droot
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Member # 108

Posts: 6
From: Wisconsin
Registered: 9/10/2005
posted 7/8/2010 4:28:19 PM    Click here to view the profile for droot  Click here to email droot  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I see from your original message that you have some personal accounts of 12th A.D. history. It would be great if you could share them with other members,Legacy members and others interested in 12th A.D. history.