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posted 11/13/2011 2:06:45 PM  Reply w/Quote
Hi, looking for any information on Stephen Vitanovitz. He was either with the 56th or 66th AIB and was killed in action in January 1945. Any information would be great. Thank you.

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posted 11/14/2011 8:49:43 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, Stephen F. Vitanovitz was a member
of Co. C., 66th Armored Infantry Battalion.
He was killed on Jan. 16 in a field next to
the Steinwald (a woods), near Herrlisheim,
not far from Strassburg. It was the worst day of the war for the 66th, and in fact for
the whole Division. See the article in the column on the left:
Death of An American Combat Command.

48 men from C-66 were killed that day, and
49 were POWs and 17 were wounded. I got this information from the book C-66 by Emery. The book is on sale at the Museum,
see address above. Also look at the Oral
History videos for C-66. You may want to
contact some veterans. If so, get in touch
with me: Mike Woldenberg,
geomike@buffalo.edu