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ablet
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Member # 54

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From: Rochester ny
Registered: 2/6/2005
posted 2/6/2005 4:30:32 PM    Click here to view the profile for ablet  Click here to email ablet  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know of a website that would
give you the division a soldier was in
during World War 2 My father is deceased
and I a searching for what division he
might have been in.
Any help would be appreciated.
His name was Christo Lozor

Also I am looking for Michael Ignatti whose
brother Savario Ignatti was in the twelve division. Is it possible he was in this division.

Again thank you for any help you could give
Sam Soldi

Ken
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Member # 9

Posts: 156
From: NH
Registered: 4/29/2004
posted 2/7/2005 8:20:15 AM    Click here to view the profile for Ken  Click here to email Ken  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Sam,

I am a legacy Member of the 12th Armored Division Association.

In 1973 there was a fire in a National Archives warehouse which contained all the records of WW2 U.S. Army personnel. These records would have given you and others a vast amount of information about your loved ones who served in WW2 including units they were assigned to. I doubt there is website which will provide unit records such Division, etc. That is the bad news, now the good news. When a person is released from active duty or discharged they are provided a form DD214. This form will list info as to unit assignments, awards, and promotions. What many states have done is offer veterans reduced property taxes based on their military service. To obtain these reduced taxes the veteran has to produce a copy of their DD214 to the Town / City, Tax Collector. You have to do is see if anyone in your family has a copy of your dad’s DD214. If no one has a copy then go to the town(s) where he owned property, contact the Tax Collector’s office and request a copy of the DD214. This is a public record so it should not be a problem getting a copy.

Is this your Dad?
Lozor, Christo, b. 08/12/1913, d. 03/29/1995, US Army, PVT, Res: Canandaigua, NY. If it is, then I would contact the Canandaigua Tax Collectors office for the DD214.

Is this the same Michael Ignatti, (585) 271-6719, 645 Norris Dr, Rochester, NY 14610? Contact him and find out.

From the 12th AD your website http://12tharmoreddivision.com/index.html “Roster list

Ignatti Saverio 17-B Lucy 638 Beverly Dr Webster, NY 14580 716-671-4772

This means Saverio was or is a member of the 12th Armored Division Association.

Since Michael is not listed on either list, I doubt he was in the 12th AD.

Remember to apply the DD214 rule to any of these Veterans. If you find a DD214 let me know and I’ll help you decipher it.

If you need additional help please contact me.

I have sent this info via your email and posted it on the Message Board.

Regards,

Ken Klinedinst