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12th Armored Division >> General Discussion >> looking for info on Corpl.William A Alexander possibly with 771st t.b. 37th t.b.
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bill alexander
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posted 7/22/2012 7:04:01 PM    Click here to view the profile for bill alexander  Click here to email bill alexander  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Anyone out there remember my father.He was a truck driver tank driver,tank gunner medium.He trained at camp piney,n.y.with 37th armored regiment. when it shipped to england it became 37th tank bat.Discharge papers say he was in 771st tank bat.Any and all help very much appreciated.
thank you bill alexander

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 7/22/2012 9:53:26 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Bill, I just used Google to find out that the 37th Tank
Battalion was part of the 4th Armored Division. There is
information on the web about the 4th Armored Division.
I do not know if they have a veterans association. Perhaps
you can search the web.

If you have further information that indicates that your father
also served with the 12th Armored, please let me know.
Our tank battalions in Europe were the 714th, the 23d and
the 43.

Mike Woldenberg

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 7/23/2012 5:48:52 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Also, recently we learned of another person
who was discharged from the 771st tank
battalion after spending the war with the
12th Armored. Men were reassigned after the
war as they were shipped home.

Mike

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posted 11/19/2013 4:17:19 PM  Reply w/Quote
THE 771ST WAS A TANK BATTALION. Served after the war as a constabulary unit. Men who didn't have enough points to go home were often sent here.