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posted 1/2/2016 3:41:16 PM    Click here to view the profile for writer  Click here to email writer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
searching for any information concerning Lawrence D. D'Aries, PFC. served in 771st tank BN 12th Armored Division. Served in 2 Oct 1944 served as Tank Gunner 2736.

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Hello, Click on SEARCH above. Enter
771st. There are several entries. See the
one written by Keith T.

The 771st Tank Battalion (or 771st Tank Destroyer Battalion) was assigned to the Rail Splitter Division (84th Infantry Divison) in the spring of 1945.

After the war, several men from the 12th Armored were assigned to the 771st which was used as a "constabulary unit" (police unit). When these men returned home, their last assignment was with the 771st. But they may have been with the 12th Armored or some other division
throughout the war.

I have not yet found your father's name on the
"17,000 Members" roster on this website.. This
roster is incomplete, and in such cases we would have to
look through battalion rosters from the 12th Armored to see if (for instance) your
father's name turns up there.

Do you have other information about your father belonging to any other battalion?

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg


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posted 1/3/2016 11:12:39 AM  Reply w/Quote
Hello again. Although Lawrence D'Aries is not on the
17,000 man roster, this is an incomplete roster.
It is possible that his name may be found on this
web site in the following ways:

1) Inspect the Hellcat News Archives.
2) Inspect the Battalion reports for the 3 tank battalions.
in BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES on this website
3) Inspect other battalions because some of them had
a few tanks (but probably not the Armored Infantry Battalios.

I am pretty busy these days but will pursue this. You
might try as well.

Mike Woldenberg

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posted 1/4/2016 9:01:27 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, Can you tell me about the significance of the date
2nd October, 1944? Do you mean he arrived in England or
continental Europe on that date? Also, what is the meaning of the number 2736 ??? Was this the number of the tank?

Again, please tell me the number of his battalion if you know it.


Finally, was he wounded in March 1945 and was he disabled by this wound? See the following on the
web:

D'Aries v. Peake, 05-1468 (Vet. App. 2008)

Was this the same man? If so, the V.A. should have
a record of his service with the 12th Armored. He was
wounded in March, 1945.

Thank you.

Mike Woldenberg


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posted 1/5/2016 12:35:47 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
http://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p4013coll8/id/3465

after action report for 771st

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posted 1/5/2016 4:32:14 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
2736 Medium Tank Crewman.


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https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/817228/daries-v-peake/
About his wife but some detail of what he suffered.
Might have to copy and paste the site.