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darkon
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From: Jackson County, MI
Registered: 9/3/2004
posted 9/3/2004 12:58:39 AM    Click here to view the profile for darkon  Click here to email darkon  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am looking for any information on my father's time in the war..I have a book that my local town did for the servicemen of WWII .

This is what it says..

"He was called to service in Oct 1942, attached to Co E of 43rd armored regiment at Camp Campbell, Ky. Then assigned to the 12th armored division of Co B at Camp Barkley. Tx. He went overseas in Oct 1944 .By early 1945 , he was reported missing in action in France and soon was declared a prisoner of the Germans.On May 10, 1945 he was liberated from the Mark Pongau Prison Camp in Austria .He was imprisoned for a time at Stalag 5-A in Germany. He was soon sent home and by Nov 21, 1945 he was honorably discharged"

Basically this the only info I have on him. I would like to know more.

Darrell Koncelik


Ken
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Registered: 4/29/2004
posted 9/5/2004 9:02:21 AM    Click here to view the profile for Ken  Click here to email Ken  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Darrell,

Reference you Dad, contact the unit rep mark Ault PH 765-459-5245 or Email: malt4803@aol.com. he maybe able to help.

Regards,

Ken Kinedinst 2nd Generation


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posted 12/22/2004 5:17:21 PM  Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by darkon:
I am looking for any information on my father's time in the war..I have a book that my local town did for the servicemen of WWII .

This is what it says..

"He was called to service in Oct 1942, attached to Co E of 43rd armored regiment at Camp Campbell, Ky. Then assigned to the 12th armored division of Co B at Camp Barkley. Tx. He went overseas in Oct 1944 .By early 1945 , he was reported missing in action in France and soon was declared a prisoner of the Germans.On May 10, 1945 he was liberated from the Mark Pongau Prison Camp in Austria .He was imprisoned for a time at Stalag 5-A in Germany. He was soon sent home and by Nov 21, 1945 he was honorably discharged"

Basically this the only info I have on him. I would like to know more.

Darrell Koncelik


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posted 2/24/2005 11:57:20 PM  Reply w/Quote
I just learned some about my grandfather. He was also at Mark Pongau and released on the same date.

Originally posted by Guest:
Originally posted by darkon:
I am looking for any information on my father's time in the war..I have a book that my local town did for the servicemen of WWII .

This is what it says..

"He was called to service in Oct 1942, attached to Co E of 43rd armored regiment at Camp Campbell, Ky. Then assigned to the 12th armored division of Co B at Camp Barkley. Tx. He went overseas in Oct 1944 .By early 1945 , he was reported missing in action in France and soon was declared a prisoner of the Germans.On May 10, 1945 he was liberated from the Mark Pongau Prison Camp in Austria .He was imprisoned for a time at Stalag 5-A in Germany. He was soon sent home and by Nov 21, 1945 he was honorably discharged"

Basically this the only info I have on him. I would like to know more.

Darrell Koncelik


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posted 2/24/2005 11:58:49 PM  Reply w/Quote
Contact for last posting. Sarah at (hoshaw.1@osu.edu)

Originally posted by Guest:
I just learned some about my grandfather. He was also at Mark Pongau and released on the same date. (hoshaw.1@osu.edu)

Originally posted by Guest:
Originally posted by darkon:
I am looking for any information on my father's time in the war..I have a book that my local town did for the servicemen of WWII .

This is what it says..

"He was called to service in Oct 1942, attached to Co E of 43rd armored regiment at Camp Campbell, Ky. Then assigned to the 12th armored division of Co B at Camp Barkley. Tx. He went overseas in Oct 1944 .By early 1945 , he was reported missing in action in France and soon was declared a prisoner of the Germans.On May 10, 1945 he was liberated from the Mark Pongau Prison Camp in Austria .He was imprisoned for a time at Stalag 5-A in Germany. He was soon sent home and by Nov 21, 1945 he was honorably discharged"

Basically this the only info I have on him. I would like to know more.

Darrell Koncelik


MAC
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From: Pensacola, FL
Registered: 7/15/2005
posted 7/15/2005 2:43:23 AM    Click here to view the profile for MAC  Click here to email MAC  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Darrell,

My wife's grandfather, Robert Barnes, was also in the the 43rd/B. To our understanding, Grandpa Barnes was captured in Herrlesheim and then forced to march to Stuttgart. Next, they were placed in box cars and transported to Stalag 11B in Germany. I've been trying to gather info on the battle in Herrlesheim and Stalag 11B. If you'd like to compare notes please email me at (macentaure@cox.net).

Very respectfully,
Marcelo Centaure




darkon
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From: Jackson County, MI
Registered: 9/3/2004
posted 1/31/2006 7:02:22 PM    Click here to view the profile for darkon  Click here to email darkon  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I was able to obtain 2 very important books.

1. 12th armored Div . 43rd Tank Battalion Unit History From Dec 7, 1944 to May 9, 1945

2."B" Company -43rd Tank Battalion - 12th Armored Division.

I have never seen these books listed on here or any other 12th AD site before either. Both of these books have given valuable insight of what happened to the 43rd Tank Bat. - B Co. over in Europe. Only one has my father's name -Sgt Gerald Koncelik - mention. He was listed as Missing In Action along with T/5 Robert Barnes....

I would still love to hear from anyone who knew my father or served with him. Or anyone knew how he got captured. I have a story on how on he got captured from a family member but want to see if it happened that way....

Darrell Koncelik




darkon
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From: Jackson County, MI
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posted 8/23/2009 7:43:11 PM    Click here to view the profile for darkon  Click here to email darkon  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
am looking for any information on my father's time in the war..I have a book that my local town did for the servicemen of WWII .

This is what it says..

"He was called to service in Oct 1942, attached to Co E of 43rd armored regiment at Camp Campbell, Ky. Then assigned to the 12th armored division of Co B at Camp Barkley, TX. He went overseas in Oct 1944 .By early 1945 , he was reported missing in action in France and soon was declared a prisoner of the Germans.On May 10, 1945 he was liberated from the Mark Pongau Prison Camp in Austria .He was imprisoned for a time at Stalag 5-A in Germany. He was soon sent home and by Nov 21, 1945 he was honorably discharged"

Basically this the only info I have on him. I would like to know more.


I was able to obtain 2 very important books.

1. 12th armored Div . 43rd Tank Battalion Unit History From Dec 7, 1944 to May 9, 1945

2."B" Company -43rd Tank Battalion - 12th Armored Division.

I have never seen the second book listed on here or any other 12th AD site before either. Both of these books have given valuable insight of what happened to the 43rd Tank Bat. - B Co. over in Europe. Only one has my father's name -Sgt Gerald Koncelik - mentioned. He was listed as Missing In Action along with T/5 Robert Barnes....

The book - Prisoners Of War 12th Armored Division has a history from Robert Wilken where my wasmentioned commanding tank # B12. My father is listed on the National Archives AAD database for POWS -World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946




Darrell Koncelik

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posted 3/4/2015 9:06:29 PM  Reply w/Quote
Darrel my Dad was in the 2/15th & they arrived in Mark Pongau 13th Sept 1943. I am planning a trip to trace my fathers movements from Naples in Italy through to Austria & into Germany & what is now part of Poland. We leave in early April. I really would like to find exactly where Mark Pongau is. Do you know exactly??? I realise it's a long time since any conversation on this site but I am being very hopeful that this will get to you. My email is sparkles@susiesparkle.com.au & I would appreciate anything at all that you may be able to give me. Thanks in anticipation. Susie