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posted 11/11/2015 12:29:26 PM  Reply w/Quote
My dad was severely wounded and carried to the field hospital by a friend. Does anyone have any information on SSGT William Gaines?

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posted 11/13/2015 3:05:07 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
so far found him listed as being in A 43RD
Tank Battalion

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posted 1/14/2016 12:36:55 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
HellCat News OF OCT. 8, 1943 HAS A BRIEF ARTICLE ABOUT HIM IN News FROM Units.
ONE roster has him in "A" Company of the 43rd.
They were in many a battle. will look further for info

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posted 1/14/2016 2:46:29 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Books and written experiences -"Unit History OF THE 43rd Tank Battalion"
He is mentioned in the history of "A" Company. pages 64, 67, 76
name of his tank was "Kentucky Colonel"
---- Williams was his gunner
MIGHT FIND HIM IN 2713 DIVISION PHOTOS