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Wagbag
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posted 12/5/2016 4:06:11 AM    Click here to view the profile for Wagbag  Click here to email Wagbag  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
If anyone has any information about Charles W. Poff, 56th AIB, KIA April 10, 1945, I would greatly appreciate it being shared with me. He was my great uncle and that side of the family has all passed away, my brother and I are the last ones left.

harry dhans
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posted 12/5/2016 5:56:51 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
He is on roster and KIA roster. Where was he from. help
to locate enlistment record. Mike Woldenberg is a historian on the 56th so he may answer you also.
Will see what I can find tomorrow when Museum is open

Wagbag
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posted 12/5/2016 6:38:30 PM    Click here to view the profile for Wagbag  Click here to email Wagbag  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I found his enlistement record at the National Archives and a head stone request, which is how I knew he was with the 56th AIB and it led me here. He came out of Kansas and enlisted in Cincinnati, OH. Thank you.


MikeWoldenberg
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posted 12/6/2016 3:51:07 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello "Wagbag"
Corporal Charles W. Poff is listed as KIA on April 10, and part of Company A. He was killed on the same day as other men: from Co. A, including 1st Lt. Clyde Blair, and Pfc Hill, Pvt Clough, and Pvt Gabree. The Headquarters Co. was located in the vicinity of Kitzingen, Germany. The towns mentioned were Sickerhausen, Gross Tampheim, and Castell.
I will check the Hellcat News for possible mentions of his name.



MikeWoldenberg
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posted 12/6/2016 3:57:04 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
One more thing: Charles Poff was from The Narrows, Virginia. This is just west of Blacksburg. There was a Gillus V. Poff, from Co.. B, of the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion.
He survived the war. He was from Artemus Kentucky.
This is not terribly far from The Narrows. I wonder if
these men were related.

Mike

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 12/6/2016 4:27:48 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Here are some suggestions: Read: Brendan Phibbs: OUR WAR FOR THE WORLD (Paperback).

Also on this website: go to BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCDES on the left side in the green column.
Scroll down to the 56th AIB. Also read the Divisional
Histories.

See ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS (on left). click on column heading: BATTALION. This sorts the battalions and now listen to some veterans of the 56th. Also click on VIDEOS,
to see some videos relating to the concentration camps.

I will try and find some specific referendes to Charles Poff,
but I may not succeed.

Mike

Wagbag
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posted 12/7/2016 1:37:25 AM    Click here to view the profile for Wagbag  Click here to email Wagbag  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much for this information. It will be recorded in our family history volumes. This site is invaluable.