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posted 4/18/2017 3:13:29 PM  Reply w/Quote
Hello,

Has anyone gone to Europe and done full or part of the 12th armored tour of duty? I would really like to go on the same journey my grandfather did.

Any tips, thoughts, experience welcome.

harry dhans
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posted 4/19/2017 2:05:16 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
read down to posts about Herrlisheim

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 4/19/2017 6:49:42 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Please tell us your grandfather's name and battalion
and company, if possible. Then we can help you.

Mike

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posted 4/27/2017 1:04:02 PM  Reply w/Quote
I've seen the Herrlisheim posts but that is but one spot on the entire tour. I want to know if anyone has attempted to journey the entire tour or some of it.

Bob Scherer
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posted 5/2/2017 10:02:05 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello. There have been veterans over the years who have traced their route during the war. And there are legacy members who have traced their Soldier's path during the war. In order to be able to help you we would need to know your Soldier's battalion and the dates he was with that unit. Knowing his name would also help. The 12th Armored Division was a big organization. All parts of it did not travel the same route during the war. If you would like to know the towns your veteran passed through and in what sequence we'll need to know what part of the 12th he belonged to and when he was there. Bob Scherer

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posted 6/1/2017 5:28:54 AM    Click here to view the profile for blausten  Click here to email blausten  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Greetings,

my Great Uncle Joseph M. Avila served as a wireman for the 495th. I would like to retrace his route, if anyone could help I would appreciate it.

MikeWoldenberg
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Hello, Here is what to do: Go to BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES (to the left on this page).
1) Read the history of the 495th written by Clinton
Seitz. There are maps and text that will give you a very good start. Perhaps there is complete information there. (2) Find the book on the HISTORY OF THE 12TH ARMORED volume 2. There is a map on the beginning of that book that will give you an overall view. (3) Read the reports from the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion, and the 23 rd Tank Battalions. They were teamed up with the 495th in Combat Command R.

Mike

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posted 6/1/2017 3:36:08 PM    Click here to view the profile for blausten  Click here to email blausten  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you Mike