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Chabong
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posted 7/8/2020 3:27:49 PM    Click here to view the profile for Chabong  Click here to email Chabong  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Is there anyone that has a copy of the history of the 771st tank battalion by castagna they can copy and post or email to me. Can not get a copy anywhere, out of print. My father Paul Toth was in company c.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 7/11/2020 11:30:44 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I have seen a copy. I will look for the
name of the person who has the copy. This
may take a while, but there is a copy held
by a person who is part of our Association
Membership. I might will try and get an
announcement in the Hellcat News. This may
take a couple of months.

Mike

Chabong
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posted 7/21/2020 8:37:06 AM    Click here to view the profile for Chabong  Click here to email Chabong  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
thank you

Bob Scherer
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posted 7/22/2020 9:59:23 AM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Chabong and Mike -

There was an extensive discussion on this msg board on the 771st TB in late 2011 (search for 771st Tank Battalion). Mike - you were very involved and Alan Ostergaard also weighed in. The info on the 771st history is:
THE HISTORY OF THE 771st TANK BATTALION: Title of book by Edwin Castagna. Copyright 1946. Printed by, Lederer, Street & Zeus Co, Berkeley, Ca. My family has this book because my Uncle, "an outstanding tanker and a deadly gunner" [pg 49] from Co.B was KIA on 27 February 1945 near Rickelrath, Germany.

If you go to that post you can find the person who has the book. It's probably out of print, but maybe you can find it on ebay or talk this guy into copying it for you.
Good luck!
Bob Scherer