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ikeann
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From: Ovid
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posted 8/14/2018 1:56:15 PM    Click here to view the profile for ikeann  Click here to email ikeann  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, My father Raymond B. Schneider was a S/Sgt. tank commander 535 with the 12th Armored Division. from Portland Michigan, DOB 8/7/1921 date of induction10/13/1942 entry of active duty 10/27/1942 Fort Custer Michigan. left for Europe 9/20/1944 arrival date 10/2/1944, was in the Rhineland Central Europe Campaign. He said they freed a POW camp near the end of the was, would you be able to find out which camp? and where he entered Europe? Exactly what battles he was in? Any information would be greatly appreciated. His daughter Denine

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 8/14/2018 7:06:42 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello "Ikeann",

Ray Schnneder was part of Division Headquarters. They had some tanks, although not a tank battalion.
For a picture, see:

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth410137/m1/4/?q=%22Ray+Schneider%22

Several concentration camps were liberated by the 12th Armored. I will try and find a camp liberated by
Division HQ. The division is given official credit for
liberating "Camp IV" a subcamp of Dachau. But there
were other camps liberated by more than one division.
Camp IV was near Landsberg.

More later..... Mike W.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 8/14/2018 7:19:33 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Check out the tank picture with your Dad. This was taken in Kitzingen, Germany on April 9, 1945.
Also
see the other pictures


https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth392435/?q=%22Ray%2BSchneider%22

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth392435/m1/2/?q=%22Ray%2BSchneider%22

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth392680/?q=%22Ray%2BSchneider%22

Mike W.

ikeann
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From: Ovid
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posted 8/15/2018 11:15:53 PM    Click here to view the profile for ikeann  Click here to email ikeann  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank You!! will look up the info you found, means a lot to me. My Dad wouldn't talk about the war much.
Denine