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posted 12/14/2017 3:36:22 PM  Reply w/Quote
My father in law is gone now but would love to hear from anyone who knew him

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 12/17/2017 11:12:52 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, We have had two or three requests for
information about men coming from the 12th
Replacement Battalion. (I do not think the word
"Armored" is part of the name but others have
used this word in their request. It would be
easier if we knew in which battalion he served.
This information might be on documents he
kept after his discharge. Alternatively, maybe you have names of friends with whom he exchanged letters after the war, or perhaps he actually visited with other veterans. Since
most loses were in the Armored Infantry Battalions, ond also the tank battalions, we would start to look in those rosters. first. (His name is not on our 17,000 man roster on this website). I will look at other rosters rosters when I get home. Some rosters are on this website in the battalion histories.
Mike W.

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posted 12/17/2017 11:37:22 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I forgot to mention that the 12th replacement battalion was not furnishing troops exclusively
to the 12th Armored Division (so far as I know).
Some men who trained with this battalion did
go to the 12th Armored Division. A better approach would be to find his battalion and company. The men of his company would be
most likely the men who would have remembrered him.

Bob Scherer
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posted 12/20/2017 12:08:00 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Do you have any other information on you father-in-law relative to the 12th Armored Division?

harry dhans
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posted 1/5/2018 12:53:56 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
found two pictures - one posing with George Ayers and one with buddies listening to a captured German radio

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posted 1/5/2018 11:51:09 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
George Ayers was in the 82nd Medical Battalion,
Company A. Suppose they became friendly because they worked together, or because Ayers treated your father in law.

Could it be that Harold Mueller was
a Medic? Or, alternatively, since Company A of the Medics was attached to Combat Command A.
Combat Command A was composed of the
66th Armored Infantry, the 43rd Tank Batt. and the
493d Armored Field Artillery. This would suggest that Harold Mueller was in one of those 3 battalions. This may be auseful possibilities.



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posted 1/6/2018 12:22:17 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Sorry for not proof reading the previous paragraph.
I have just checked the roster of the 493rd Field Artillery
and the 43rd Tank Battalkon. Mueller's name
was not there. We still need to check latest
roster of the 66th AIB and Co. A of the 82nd Medics.

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posted 1/9/2018 1:05:28 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Harry at the Museum found a Henry Mueller from
Dawson S.D. who was in Co. A of the Medical
Battalion. The name is not quite the same, nor
is the residence.

Mike W.