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Billy Ebersole
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From: Williamsport, PA
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posted 1/9/2010 8:46:21 PM    Click here to view the profile for Billy Ebersole  Click here to email Billy Ebersole  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Looking for info on my grandfather Carl S. Schmidt, killed in action on March 31, 1945.

Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 1/11/2010 12:04:25 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Bill, According to the "17,000 Members" Roster, Carl Schmidt was a member
of the 56th Armored Infantry Battalion.
It says he was a member of Headquarters Company, but unfortunately the company
assignment may not be correct, as EVERYONE
was assigned to HQ by mistake on this roster. You can find out his Company by
clicking on BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES
on the left side. Scroll down to HISTORY OF THE 56TH AIB. This contains information on who was wounded or killed and when. Go
to March 31 and it should list your grandfather and his company. Also, you should find where the 56h Headquarters was
for each date, including March 31. You will
find that the 56th was in Germany, east of
the Rhine, not far from Worms.

To contact men who may have known your
grandfather, contact the Unit Representative
to the Hellcat News: Otis Shull
ojsjss@aol.com

Read the accounts on the Battle of Herrlisheim and DEATH OF AN AMERICAN COMBAT
COMMAND (see left column).

Contact me in late January as I am in California and away from my files.

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg
geomike@buffalo.edu

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 1/11/2010 12:10:17 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Bill, Check out the Oral History Videos.
Look for men who were in the 56th.

Mike Woldenberg

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 1/11/2010 12:25:24 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Billy, Find the HISTORY OF THE 56TH
AIB, by clicking on the BOOKS AND WRITTEN
EXPERIENCES on the column to the left on
this this page. Go to page 11. It states
that Sgt. Schmidt of Company C died of his
wounds on April 1. I interpret this
to mean he was wounded on April 1, and later
died of his wounds. The dates in this
HISTORY are fairly accurate, and may differ
by a day or two from the actual date.

So now you can tell Otis Shull that you are
looking for men from Company C. I think
that Otis may be from Company C as well.

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg