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iamaut
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posted 1/15/2017 1:42:32 PM    Click here to view the profile for iamaut  Click here to email iamaut  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Been searching several years trying to find what Platoon my Uncle was in. Leslie G Schalla. It appears that he might have been in the Anti Tank Platoon that was attached to Co A. on 1/16/45 Steinwald Forest. Anyone know where I can search for who was in this platoon?

harry dhans
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posted 1/16/2017 1:12:52 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
go to HCN archives on left column. Type in Schalla and you will get some info. MMay 1983 and Jan. 1988issues.

iamaut
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posted 1/16/2017 6:42:26 PM    Click here to view the profile for iamaut  Click here to email iamaut  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the suggestion... No luck

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 1/24/2017 2:20:42 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
You probably know that Leslie Schalla was in Company A--66th. He appears to have been killed
in the fighting around Herrlisheim, north of Strassburg. The date was very roughly January 15-
22. I looked at the old Hellcat News and, like you,
found no details about him other than he was killed.

You have asked for information on his platoon. This kind of information is not systematically preserved other than it might possibly be in a "Morning Report."
These are held in the National Archives, in St. Louis.
You would have to see whether these Reports are available, as they may have been burned up in a fire.

Otherwise, you might find this kind of information in a history or memoir of the 56th. Just possibly you might find your information in the book written about "C-66" by Weston Emery.

Mike Woldenberg

iamaut
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posted 2/1/2017 5:58:16 PM    Click here to view the profile for iamaut  Click here to email iamaut  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mike; Been lucky enough to talk to several men from Co A but nobody knew him. I have read the C-66 book a number of times.

harry dhans
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posted 2/9/2017 11:56:31 AM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I have read that the Anti-tank platoon was turned into infantry men because of the terrain.