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posted 8/8/2017 3:30:14 AM  Reply w/Quote
Does anyone remember my father Al Becker who arrived with his unit in Europe on Jan 14, 1945 and left for America on August 4, 1945?

If so, please contact me at:

Thank you

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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
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posted 8/12/2017 7:07:45 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, I discovered that you sent some pictures of your Dad and his buddies to the Hellcat News.
A request was made at the time, asking if anyone remembered your Dad. Did you have any luck?
I will look to see if anyone from Company B of the 17 is still living. Remember, someone who was born
in 1925 would be 92 now.

Another approach would be to read what is written about the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion.
Go to 12th ArmoredMuseum.com. See the left side column: Click on BOOKS AND WRITTEN
EXPERIENCES. Scroll down to the 17th AIB. Read everything, beginning with the date of your
Dad's arrival. I guess he joined Co. B on or about Feb. 1, 1945.
Concentrate on what George Hatt has written.

Also, scroll down the left side of the page to ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS. Click on BATTALION on the first page at the top.
This will group the members of same battalion together. Look for men from Company B. Listen to the tapes.​There
might be some men who mention your Dad. Even if they do not, you will learn more about his experiences.

Yours truly, Mike Woldenberg

Bob Scherer
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posted 8/25/2017 9:08:35 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote

Hello! Mike has given you very good advice on researching your father in the annals of the 12th AD Museum website. I am pursuing some other avenues and will contact you via email to see if I can be of further help. Thank you for contacting us.
Bob Scherer, 12th AD Assn historian