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dennisdoughty
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From: Grant Park IL
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posted 10/9/2019 10:21:14 AM    Click here to view the profile for dennisdoughty  Click here to email dennisdoughty  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for information on my Uncle, Marion L. Doughty. He was killed in action on or about March 19 1945 in Germany. He's buried in Lorraine American Cemetery in France. Thank you for any help you can offer.

MikeWoldenberg
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From: University at Buffalo (NY)
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posted 10/9/2019 9:29:12 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Sgt. Marion L. Doughty was first with Company D of the 23rd Tank Battalionj. At some point, possibly during th fighting, he was transferred to Company A

On March 19th the 12th Armored was leading Patton's Third Army from Trier eastward to the
Rhine. They left Trier on March 17th and by about
March 23rd reached the Rhine. It was a sensational
advance. Click on the BOOKS and Written Experiences on the column to the left,
Scroll down and find the 92nd Recon and read the report by Finn.

On the left side,of this page, again find: BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES. Click on that. Scroll down to the 23rd, and click on the History of the 23rd Tank Battalion. Scroll down to the chapter
on "They Mystery Division." Read a couple of pages until you get to the place where 3 tanks
were ambushed. One escaped unscathed. Another
was disabled and the 4 men escaped only to be
captured and then let go overnight. The other tank
may have been Marion Doughty's tank. A colonel and a major were wounded in that tank and I do not
know what happened to the other men. Was Doughty in that tank? Jim Feezel
tells this story and he is still living! I can put you
in touch with him.

Also, see the page below and also the page preceding this page. Here the write mentions the
fact that D company also lost men in the smae
place where Sgt. Doughty was killed.

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth410431/m1/8/?q=Doughty

I will be looking for more information.
Mike W.

dennisdoughty
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From: Grant Park IL
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posted 10/9/2019 10:35:19 PM    Click here to view the profile for dennisdoughty  Click here to email dennisdoughty  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thank you so much Mike W. I really appreciate the response. If at all possible I would love to contact Mr. Feezel. This is fascinating. I never knew my Uncle as he died 12 years before I was born. My Dad, US Navy, talked about his brother some but not much.
Dennis Doughty.

Bob Scherer
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From: Yardley, PA
Registered: 10/11/2005
posted 10/12/2019 3:15:11 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Dennis,
I will be going to the National Personnel Records Center in St Louis in February. Although the odds are there is not much in your Uncle's military personnel file, I would be happy to check for you. Please email me at rwscherer@verizon.net and I'll send you a form with the information I need to request his file.
Bob Scherer