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posted 11/5/2011 8:11:20 PM    Click here to view the profile for trevorR  Click here to email trevorR  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am looking for any information on a KIA soldier from the 56th AIB. KIA on 18 January 1945. Thank you!

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posted 11/6/2011 8:46:50 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Trevor, Clarence Abney was in Company B of
the 56th. (The 17,000 Man Roster on this
list is in error). Clarence Abney was killed in the vicinity of Herrlisheim, not
far from Strssburg. Here are some things
to look up from our website:
Scroll down to near the bottom and read the
item called: 56th Armored Infantry Battalion by John Nugent. There are many
sections of this long book by men from Company B. Clarence may be mentioned. I am
not sure, but there may be a way to search
for his name. Also read: HISTORY OF THE 56TH ARMORED INFANTRY BATTALION ( a different booklet; mainly a diary recounting
where the men were on different days, and
who was wounded and killed on different days, and who received medals,etc.)

Also, for general background, read "The Initial Assault on Herrlisheim by the 56th
AIB and the 714th Tank Battalion." Also
read the DEATH OF A COMBAT COMMAND (see column on left of this page).

Go to Oral History Videos and look for men from B- 56.

Finally, please contact the Unit Rep to the
Hellcat News: Ed Pierce,


Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg