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Agibbsgirl
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posted 6/18/2018 2:02:27 AM    Click here to view the profile for Agibbsgirl   Click here to email Agibbsgirl   edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello ,

My name is April Gibbs and I've been working on my family tree for years. I've been trying to find more information on my Great Uncle named General B. Gibbs .He served as a medic tec for the 714th tank battalion 12th armed division. I'm wondering if you know where I can get at least a picture of him and more information on my great uncle? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated !

Thank you,
April Gibbs

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 6/18/2018 5:54:41 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello April, I have gone through the Archives:. These are accessed via the Hellcat News Archives on the left side of this home page. There is a large photo collection, 6 scrapbook volumes, and all past Hellcat News issues. It is possible to search these archives using the magic of the computer. I had no luck. I did find that you wrote the unit representative in the Hellcat News of September 2004. I am sorry no one was able to help at that time.

You might try the following. On the left side of this page, You will see "2713 photos". You can select the photos of the 714th and I suggest you also look at the pictures of the 82nd Medical Battalion.
Many of the pictures have no names and just possibly, General Gibbs is in there.

I can send you rather long "After Action Reports" for the 714th Tank Battalion and the 82nd Armored Medical Battalion. Men from the 82nd
were assigned to the various battalions. It is possible that you can find
references to General Gibbs there.

Another approach is to learn about the battle history of the 12th Armored. Go to
BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES on the left side of this page.
Scroll down to the 56th Armored Infantry Battalion. Select NIGHTMARE IN HERRLISHEIM. This will give you an idea of the heroism of
the men during this battle in early January. Many wounded were rescued by the men of the 714th Tank Batt., Company D. I believe there were medics helping in this rescue.

I will send you the reports from the 714th and the 82nd tonight or tomorrow.

Mike Woldenberg




MikeWoldenberg
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posted 6/19/2018 8:16:48 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Addendum. BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES.
Scroll down to the 82nd Armored Medical Battalion.
Read the memoir by Bernard Rice. I just reread it
and i think it is an excellent summary of the experience of the combat medic. And you will get an overview
of the12th's 6 months of combat.

There is no mention of General Gibbs, but you should
read this anyway.

Mike Woldenberg