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GROBERTS
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posted 5/10/2018 3:14:59 PM    Click here to view the profile for GROBERTS  Click here to email GROBERTS  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your service all. I have received some great help in the past and figured I would try the message board for any other pieces of information that may be out there. He served with the 714th Tank Battalion and was KIA on January 9th, 1945. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated. God Bless.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 5/11/2018 9:07:44 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, I can send you a few pages from a unit
history of the 714th. Do you happen to know
which company he was in? This might confirm
that I have found the right incident on Jan. 9th.

Mike

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posted 5/11/2018 3:52:57 PM  Reply w/Quote
KIA report says that he is buried in Epinal

Bob Scherer
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posted 5/12/2018 8:50:27 AM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
GRoberts -
I will check with the 714th Tank Bn unit representative to see if she has any info on Gordon. I have been working with a French lady whose organization cares for graves at Epinal. They are trying to locate photographs for all of our military personnel who are interred there. If you have a picture of Gordon I would appreciate it if you could email me a copy. I will also look for info on Gordon. Bob Scherer



MikeWoldenberg
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posted 5/12/2018 10:41:41 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Gordon Roberts was definitely in Company B of the
714th. Several tanks from Co. B were hit on January 9th. One man was killed in one tank, and two were
killed in Lt. Hisinger's tank. Gordorn Roberts had to
be in one of these two tanks.

Looking for more information on Hisinger, etc.

Mike

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posted 5/12/2018 12:00:46 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello again,
Go to BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES. Scroll
down to THE INITIAL ASSAULT ON HERRLISHEIM
BY THE 56th ARMORED INFANTRY BATTALION AND THE 714TH TANK BATTALION.

Go to pager 31. January 9th: Fouir tanks from 714 B were hit. The tank of first Lt. Arthur D. Slote of the 1st platoon, lost one man killed. The tank of Lt. Hisinger lost 2 men killed.

The men killed: Gordon R. Roberts, Elmer F. Tankesleuy, Richard Meiring. I do not know which tank for these men. These were the only men from
the 714th who were killed that day. Two more men
were killed on Jan. 10: James Pittman and Walter L. Snow.

The INITIAL ASSAULT .... should contain 3 overlay maps referred to in the text. (It does not). The overlay maps go over a map of the area at the scale of 1:25,000. The information is easier to understand with the overlays.
I can send you the overlaty

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 5/12/2018 12:02:17 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Tankesley is the correct spelling.

Bob Scherer
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posted 5/12/2018 7:58:33 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
GRoberts,

I forgot to give you my email on my earlier post: rwscherer@verizon.net

Also, I'm in contact with the grandson of another B/714th Soldier, Walter Snow. Per Mike's earlier post Walter was KIA on 10 Jan 45 just after Gordon.

Bob


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posted 5/13/2018 11:08:40 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Go to BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES to the left.
Scroll down to the 56th Armored Infantry Battalion.
Find: NIGHTMARE IN HERRLISHEIM by Dale Miller.
See the OVERLAY MAPS at the beginning of this
volume. Go to page 56 for a text that is slightly
different from the one I referred to above. Refer to the
overlay maps. They were originally produced for a
map of scale 1:50,000.

Mike

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posted 5/13/2018 1:57:40 PM  Reply w/Quote
Gordon R. Roberts
World War II

Service #
38300546
Rank
Corporal, U.S. Army
Unit
714th Tank Battalion, 12th Armored Division
Entered Service From
Texas
Date of Death
January 9, 1945
Buried
Plot B Row 32 Grave 3
Epinal American Cemetery
Dinoz, France

Purple Heart

GROBERTS
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posted 5/14/2018 9:51:38 AM    Click here to view the profile for GROBERTS  Click here to email GROBERTS  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
All,

Thank you very much for the additional information. I am going to look over the suggested reading material closer. Thank you again, and if you come across any additional pictures I would love to have them.

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posted 5/14/2018 11:31:14 AM  Reply w/Quote
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=8&tf=F&q=Roberts+Gordon+R.&bc=,sl,fd&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=7287812&rlst=197239,29

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