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Member # 64
From: Bedford, PA
|posted 3/17/2005 10:29:48 PM
My grandfather Dalton "Buck" Waugerman, is age 90. He would like ANY info from anyone who knew Roy, especially if they were with him the day he was killed. It was told to us that he was killed by a sniper on 5-1-1945 near Bertchesgaden, Germany. We would like to know if that is true, and what happened if anyone knows. Also, anything else you can tell us... would be SO VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!! Thank you!, Aimee (Buck's granddaughter). PLEASE EMAIL ME AT WAUGERMAN@HOTMAIL.COM
Member # 9
|posted 3/19/2005 12:59:37 PM
I am a Legacy Member of the 12TH Armored Division Association; I will help you with your search.
I went through a similar search several years ago. I was fortunate to find veterans who served with my uncle, they told me what they remembered of him, but were not with him when he was killed. I found these veterans through a book which was written by a member of the unit (C/66 AIB) he served with. I don’t know of any book written about the 17TH AIB with the detail of the 66TH AIB. Go to the “Books and Written Experiences” section of this Website and read the all the sections, focusing on the 17TH AIB.
Each unit has a Rep. who writes a column in the Association’s monthly News paper, the Hellcat News. The unit Rep. for the 17TH AIB is Bill Funke, 1312 Alford St. Ft. Collins, CO 80524. His Ph number is 970-482-0255. Bill does not have Email. The unit Reps put requests like yours in the monthly column. Not all of Veterans have internet capability which limits your audience.
I have a 2003 Membership Roster, which lists association members by unit, name, address and phone number. I can make a copy and send it to you. This may help you trying to find someone by direct contact.
Finding detailed records about WW2 veterans killed in action is possible. It requires a Form 180, which you see on the National Archives website. I can link the site to you if desire. The same form is used to request records from the Veterans Administration who maintains records of those KIA for the purpose of processing deceased veteran’s life insurance. If you want the “how to” from someone (me) who has requested and received these records just let me know.
In 1973 a disgruntled employee of the National Archives in St. Louis, MO set fire to the warehouse which all WW2 personnel records were kept. This dastardly act created a void in the veteran’s records. The records were never duplicated before the fire.
Member # 37
|posted 4/6/2005 11:51:23 AM
We also recently received the records from the archive re: relative kia 1-17-45 from the 17th AIB