Was the263rd infantry division, division 66 involved in the...

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9 months ago #61
Brad bennett
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Great picture,did your dad survive leopodville,this is the unit that was on ship,this was a Calvary unit ,right? My dad was in recon,mechanized unit,try to find out if he was on that ship,these were really brave guys,gives me creeps when I read some accounts what they did

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9 months ago #62
Jerry Y
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Glad you enjoyed the photo.

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7 months ago #63
Barb
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Hi IndyBuster,

Do you by chance have ANYTHING on H company? That was my dad's unit and I haven't found much online...

Thanks very much,
BarbG

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7 months ago #64
Thomas
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Robert
Please tell me if you got my earlier reply today, possibly about your father.
Thanks
Tom

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7 months ago #65
Thomas
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Chuck
I think your father and mine might have been buddies in 263 infantry Panther Division. My Dad was medic, scheduled to be on Ship to Bulge but at last minute took early tender. Ship was torpedoed. He kept pocket diary and in it is Contract about a bet between he and a Robert Church on when Church would get home. Tried to attach contract below. If cannot access maybe Administrator can help. If get this let me know if you think your father.
Either way they were all the greatest generation.
Tom

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3 months ago #66
Kermit C. Kirk
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Indybusters comments are not correct. I was a member of Company E 264th. Regiment 66th. Inf. Div.
On Dec. 24 1944 a uboat sunk the troopship Leopoldville in the English Channel. 800 more or less 66 Div. soldiers lost their lives. My company E lost 17. The 263rd regiment 66th. Div. was on the troopship Chesire (in the same convoy) The Chesire sailed on to Cherbourg France. Survivors from the Leopoldville joined the 263nd. at Cherbourg. we were re-supplied and went on line at Lorient and St. Nazire Jan. 1st. 1945. And yes, the 263rd. was on line
also. They were not recalled.

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3 months ago #67
Kermit C. Kirk
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Hog wash you don't know what you are talking about.

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3 months ago #68
Jerry Y
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Yes, the history of the 66th Infantry division and Company C is actually pretty clear. Best to keep the dates in mind.

This is becoming ancient history very fast.

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3 months ago #69
Mary Ward
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wow so much history
what a treasure you have in that little book
did you have that posted somewhere else
it seems to me I read that before
did you see my post that I have a graduating class pic for the 263rd division 66 photo
if you would like a copy I can send you one

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1 week ago #70
Adam
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That is crazy because my grandpa was also in the 66th and I've heard stories that he was in the battle of the bulge as well.

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1 week ago #71
MARY WARD
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IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PIC OF THE GRADUATING CLASS
I CAN EMAIL YOU ONE
LATER ON TODAY
ITS ON MY HOME LAPTOP
I AM AT WORK NOW

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1 week ago #72
Chuck
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The name is correct so it most likely was my dad. Thank you for the story and the picture!!

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