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Author Topic:  Bruce Jacobs, HQ Co., Div. Trains

posted 2/14/2009 10:43:29 PM  Reply w/Quote
My father, who died in 2000, served in the 12th Armored Div. from Camp Barkley to Heidenheim. I would like trace the travels of my father through Europe. In other words, where was he and when. Is there any way of doing this?
He was very proud of his service and the lifelong friends he made during the war.
Thank you!

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posted 2/18/2009 10:13:37 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Ms/Sir,

The Division Trains were part of the Division Headquarters.
The Unit Representative for the Hellcat News for Division Headquarters Units is Bill Hardin:


(573) 642-3801.

The 2003 Roster has a list of about 14 men, presumably
veterans, who may be able to help.

With regards to where Division Trains Headquarters was:
There may exist a book or pamphlet which lists the
locations of Headquarters for Division Trains. If not,
you should try the National Archives in College Park
Maryland. You will have to go there and look through
their files. It should take about 2 days, to be safe.
I have found that information for the 56th Armored Infantry Battalion. First, find out if the Headquarters of
Division Trains was independently located from the
Divison HQ. It may have been in the same place. I do not

If you want a copy of the Roster, contact
Mike Woldenberg: geomike@buffalo.edu