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JimWard
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posted 3/16/2015 7:10:15 PM    Click here to view the profile for JimWard  Click here to email JimWard  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My grandfather, James M. Parish served in the 714th tank battalion and was killed in action. I am looking for any information or pictures of him. Thank you.

JimWard
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posted 3/16/2015 7:10:15 PM    Click here to view the profile for JimWard  Click here to email JimWard  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My grandfather, James M. Parish served in the 714th tank battalion and was killed in action. I am looking for any information or pictures of him. Thank you.

Bob Scherer
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posted 3/17/2015 6:11:06 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Jim,

Your grandfather's not listed on the roster of unit members on this website, but that doesn't mean anything. It's not a comprehensive list. I looked on the "2713 Division Photos" section on this website and found no pictures of James, but I encourage you to look. There are 13 pages of 714th photos and most of them have labels like "4 guys on a tank". You may recognize your grandfather and help us add a name to some of our faces. I also encourage you to read an article under the "Books and Written Experiences" section of this website in the 714th Tank Bn section. It will give you a bit of an understanding of some of what your grandfather went through.
I will send an email to Julie McCarty, the 714th Unit Rep. She can enter your request in the 714th column of the 12th Armored Division Association's monthly publication, the Hellcat News, for viewing by 714th vets. The 12th ADA is an extremely active organization that has held annual reunions for the last 68 years. I attended my first reunion last summer an am very happy I did. I encourage you to join the 12th ADA and meet some of the men who served with your grandfather as well as the children, grand children and great grandchildren of others. My email is rwscherer@verizon.net - please contact me and I'll provide you with more information and get you in contact with Julie. Thanks for your interest in you grandfather and his service. I hope we can help each other.
Bob Scherer

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 3/17/2015 10:16:51 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, I have found a roster in the Hellcat
News Archive. James E. Parish was in
Company B of the 714th Tank Batt.
I am still looking for information.

Mike Woldenberg

harry dhans
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posted 3/18/2015 3:45:15 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Record I found says he was in "C" Company.Found his cemetery site but not his enlistment record. Did he live and enlist in Illinois?
The date of death shows March 30, 1945. But another record shows that he died of being wounded in action. But no date for WIA.
tHE UNIT WAS ACTIVE NEAR THE rHINE rIVER CROSSING AT THAT TIME IN mARCH.

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posted 3/18/2015 6:06:28 PM  Reply w/Quote
Hi JIM,I HAVE SEARCHED THE American Battle Commission Cemetery where Parish E. James is buried. Do you have his correct MI? Do have any of his paper works.
The museum has records of the KIAs. Last contact your local VA. They keep records of the KIA's because James and all others were required to take out life insurance. At the wars end the families were given and option as to where the loved one could buried in ETO or sent home



MikeWoldenberg
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posted 3/18/2015 6:29:13 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Jim,

James M. Parish is mentioned in many
issues of the Hellcat News. His name is in a roster of the men of Company B of the 714th.
It could be that the first person to make that
roster made a mistake and the roster was republished over and over.

Mike

harry dhans
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posted 3/19/2015 3:45:24 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Grave marker has James M. Parish, Illinois, PVT 714 TANK BN, WW II

Bob Scherer
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posted 3/19/2015 8:38:46 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Jim,
You can also obtain unit morning reports from the National Personnel Records Center in St Louis. The Morning Report was supposed to be prepared daily by company sized units. It provides daily status changes in a unit's strength, including names of unit members killed, wounded, captured and transferred out of or into the company. If you are interested in this type of information, contact me and I'll assist you in obtaining it.
Bob

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posted 3/21/2015 10:58:53 AM  Reply w/Quote
Harry has found his Grave marker has James M. Parish, Illinois, PVT 714 TANK BN, WW II

to me, this means, his family brought his remains As I stated in an earlier post contact your local VA as they would have file on James. See if you can find his ASN which just one key that will unlock the door.B

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posted 3/22/2015 5:16:06 PM  Reply w/Quote
Harry has found his Grave marker has James M. Parish, Illinois, PVT 714 TANK BN, WW II

to me, this means, his family brought his remains home As I stated in an earlier post contact your local VA as they would have file on James. See if you can find his ASN which just one key that will unlock the door.B