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MikeWinnie
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posted 7/15/2011 10:17:32 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWinnie  Click here to email MikeWinnie  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Anyone remember PFC Everett Emery? He was a member of HQ Co. 56th AIB. He was missing in action 16 January 1945 after being shot somewhere in France and later was a POW at Stalag 5 in Germany.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 7/16/2011 1:32:09 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dear Samfan, There is a book on the
493d Field Artillery. Click on
BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES on the left
side of this screen. Scroll down to the
PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE 493D FIELD ARTILLERY. Also look at ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS. Click on Battalion and all the
493d will be found together.

Contact the Unit Representative to the
Hellcat News. Marvin Bertelson
408-739-5958. He will be able to give you
the names and addresses of men who may have
known your grandfather.

Mike Woldenberg

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 7/16/2011 2:05:49 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am very sorry, my first reply was
intended to answer the previous question.
Here is the answer for your question.

Everett L. Emery was listed as Missing
on January 16, 1945. See HISTORY OF THE
56TH AIB which can be found by clicking on
BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES on the left
side of the screen. Our Roster lists all, or almost all men of the 56th as belonging to HQ Company, but this is an unfortunate error. According to the HISTORY.. (page 13a) he was in A Company. Coincidentally if he had been in the second
platoon, he would have known my Uncle, 2nd Lt. Charles M. Willis (KIA on March 23, 1945).

Everett Emery was taken prisoner

Please contact the Unit Representative to the Hellcat News, Ed Pierce:

piercejr9@aol.com

609-585-6315

Ed is a veteran from Company A, and may have known Everett Emery. He can forward
your request to living veterans of Co. A.

Everett Emery was taken prisoner near the
end of the disastrous Battle of Herrlisheim,
in Alsace Lorraine, France. See various
accounts: 1) DEATH OF AN AMERICAN COMBAT COMMAND (left column). Also, see several
other accounts, including INITIAL ATTACK ON HERRLISHEIM BY THE 56TH AIB AND 714TH TANK BATTALION.

See interviews by men from the 56th, 66th,
and 17th Armored Infantry Battalions, then
see reports from the tank veterans. Everyone
has a story to tell about Herrlisheim.

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg

MikeWinnie
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posted 7/16/2011 9:37:09 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWinnie  Click here to email MikeWinnie  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I found a listing under the casualties of the 56 AIB suffered during WW2, it listed Everett L. Emery as KIA.

Everett was my father in law and he died October 1986 of Pancreatic/Lung Cancer. Do you why they would have listed him as KIA in one section and MIA in another?