The Men: Photos

The 111th Men at Fort Dix, NJ, June 1945 Art Brooks has identified the officers and a few of the men in the center front row. Find the four men in front center wearing the darker jackets with belts; then move to the second man to the left of the first officer on the left to start the identifications: the large man is Tech Sergeant James Roush; First Sergeant Bill Mayo; Lt. Dante Vezzoli (who soon left the 111th to go to Army Intelligence because he knew Italian; he retired a full colonel); Cpt. Lionel Malsbury, the CO at the time; Lt. Art Brooks; Lt. Perry Witt; Master Sergeant Frank Gomez, and Sgt. Harold Goerges. My dad, Edward

The 111th Men at Fort Dix, NJ, June 1943
Art Brooks has identified the officers and a few of the men in the center front row. Find the four men in front center wearing the darker jackets with belts; then move to the second man to the left of the first officer on the left to start the identifications: the large man is Tech Sergeant James Roush; First Sergeant Bill Mayo; Lt. Dante Vezzoli (who soon left the 111th to go to Army Intelligence because he knew Italian; he retired a full colonel); Cpt. Lionel Malsbury, the CO at the time; Lt. Art Brooks; Lt. Perry Witt; Master Sergeant Frank Gomez, and Sgt. Harold Goerges. My dad, Edward “Pinky” Johnson is in the front row, ninth from the right, and on his left is his buddy John Andrews. On the back row, third man to the right of the man holding flag–only the flag stick shows (and counting the man holding the flag) is John Raisler, and to his immediate right is his buddy, Joe Sedlacek. To Sedlacek’s right is Leroy Faehling. Also on the back row, 20th man from the left, is Severt “Sy” Stroberg.

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Supply section warehouse and office crew Camp Shilo Feb 1943

Supply section warehouse and office crew Camp Shilo Feb 1943

Stanley Carlson and buddy, Camp Shilo, Canada, February 1943

Stanley Carlson and buddy, Camp Shilo, Canada, February 1943

Unangst on left and Carlson in Germany Feb 1945

Unangst on left and Carlson in Germany Feb 1945

Center man is Stanley Carlson in front of church

Center man is Stanley Carlson in front of church

Stanley Carlon on right Fort Dix possibly

Stanley Carlson on right Fort Dix possibly

Carlson on right perhaps Fort Dix

Carlson on right perhaps Fort Dix

Carlson in center standing others unknown Fort Dix maybe

Carlson in center standing, others unknown, Fort Dix maybe

Stanley Carlson, leaving home in 1943

Stanley Carlson, leaving home in 1943

Unangst and Carlson on bike built for two Germany probably

Unangst and Carlson on bike built for two Germany probably

Carlson and wife, Lolly, reuniting, late 1945

Carlson and wife, Lolly, reuniting, late 1945

Leroy Brannon, one of the 111th's cooks, probably at Fort Dix, NJ, in spring 1943

Leroy Brannon, one of the 111th’s cooks, probably at Fort Dix, NJ, in spring 1943

Gen Karl in truck

Gen Karl in truck

Gene Karl in train, buddies below

Gene Karl in train, buddies below

Gene Karl

Gene Karl

Gene Karl and buddy, Aberdeen, MD, 1942

Gene Karl and buddy, Aberdeen, MD, 1942

MSG Frank Gomez

MSG Frank Gomez

111th Supply Section, Albro Castle, Wales, 1944

111th Supply Section, Albro Castle, Wales, 1944

Gene Karl, possibly at Aberdeen, MD

Gene Karl, possibly at Aberdeen, MD

Curt Vozs' fiancee or wife, Aberdeen, MD, 1942

Curt Vozs’ fiancee or wife, Aberdeen, MD, 1942

Leroy Brannon

Leroy Brannon

Gene Karl at Albro Castle with gun

Gene Karl at Albro Castle with gun

Men working at Albro Castle, Wales, 1944

Men working at Albro Castle, Wales, 1944

Art Brooks taken outside quarters, Brake, Germany, summer 1945

Art Brooks taken outside quarters, Brake, Germany, summer 1945

Bob Raymer

Bob Raymer

On right, Ed and Patricia Newmeyer; other couple unknown

On right, Ed and Patricia Newmeyer; other couple unknown

Ed Newmeyer top row left--who are others?

Ed Newmeyer top row left–who are others?

Ed Newmeyer on right--who are other two?

Ed Newmeyer on right–who are other two?

Ed Newmeyer top left and friends--who?

Ed Newmeyer top left and friends–who?

Ed Newmeyer and buddy, perhaps France?

Ed Newmeyer and buddy, perhaps France?

Taking a shower, probably France 1944

Taking a shower, probably France 1944

Ed Newmeyer and friends

Ed Newmeyer and friends

Ed Newmeyer and friend

Ed Newmeyer and friend

Ed and friend Canada

Ed Newmeyer, right, on ship

Ed Newmeyer, right, on ship

Ed Newmayer in Canada

Ed Newmeyer in Canada

Ed Newmayer and buddies clowning around

Ed Newmeyer and buddies clowning around

Ed Newmeyer

Ed Newmeyer

Ed Newmeyer

Ed Newmeyer

Ed Newmeyer, back row on left, with buddies--who are they?

Ed Newmeyer, back row on left, with buddies–who are they?

Ed and buddy perhaps Texas

Ed and buddy perhaps Texas

Roger Rickon

Roger Rickon

Lt. Perry Witt, Automotive Officer, Belgium, 1944

Lt. Perry Witt, Automotive Officer, Belgium, 1944

Lt. Fred Kent, Armament Officer, Belgium, 1944

Lt. Fred Kent, Armament Officer, Belgium, 1944

Gen Karl in truck

Gen Karl in truck

Lt. errington, Lt. Witt, 2Lt Goessel, Germany, May 27, 1945

Lt. Errington, Lt. Witt, 2Lt Goessel, Germany, May 27, 1945

Constantino Navarra, Bill Kirkmeyer, Bill Mayo, and Harry Riley

Constantino Navarra, Bill Kirkmayer, Bill Mayo, and Harry Riley

MSG Frank Gomez shows actor Brian Ahearn an insturment in Heerlen, Holland, winter '44-45

MSG Frank Gomez shows actor Brian Ahearn an instrument in Heerlen, Holland, winter ’44-45

Charles Dickerson on right, with his brother

Charles Dickerson on right, with his brother

Charles Burns, Bill Campbell, and Robert Mauer

Charles Burns, Bill Campbell, and Robert Mauer

Curt Vosz, Aberdeen, MD, Nov. 1942

Curt Vosz, Aberdeen, MD, Nov. 1942

Unidentified soldier

Unidentified soldier

Warrant Officer Hall, 1944

Warrant Officer Hall, 1944

Lt. Errington, Belgium, 1944

Lt. Errington, Belgium, 1944

Lt. Errington on the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1944

Lt. Errington on the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1944

CPT Malsbury

CPT Malsbury

George Legg and his D-Day beard

George Legg and his D-Day beard

Major Dante Vezzoli, May 1945; he had been a Lt. with the 111th in 1942-3

Major Dante Vezzoli, May 1945; he had been a Lt. with the 111th in 1942-3

Lt. Perry Witt, Automotive Officer, Belgium, 1944

Lt. Perry Witt, Automotive Officer, Belgium, 1944

Lt. Fred Kent, Armament Officer, Belgium, 1944

Lt. Fred Kent, Armament Officer, Belgium, 1944

Payday at Camp Shiloh, Canada: L to R: First Sgt. Mayo, Sgt. Nelson, Lt. Brooks, Cpt. Malsberry

Payday at Camp Shiloh, Canada: L to R: First Sgt. Mayo, Sgt. Nelson, Lt. Brooks, Cpt. Malsbury

On right, Ed and Patricia Newmeyer; other couple unknown

On right, Ed and Patricia Newmeyer; other couple unknown

Ed Newmeyer top row left--who are others?

Ed Newmeyer top row left–who are others?

Ed Newmeyer on right--who are other two?

Ed Newmeyer on right–who are other two?

Men in front of the Recreation Center--Germany?

Men in front of the Recreation Center–Germany?

Ed Newmeyer top left and friends--who?

Ed Newmeyer top left and friends–who?

Ed and friend Canada

Ed Newmeyer and friend

Ed Newmeyer and friend

Ed Newmeyer and friends

Ed Newmeyer and friends

Ed Newmeyer and buddy, perhaps France?

Ed Newmeyer and buddy, perhaps France?

Taking a shower, probably France 1944

Taking a shower, probably France 1944

Ed Newmeyer, right, on ship

Ed Newmeyer, right, on ship

Ed Newmayer in Canada

Ed Newmeyer in Canada

Ed Newmayer and buddies clowning around

Ed Newmeyer and buddies clowning around

Newmeyer and pals--who are they?

Newmeyer and pals–who are they?

Ed and buddy perhaps Texas

Ed and buddy perhaps Texas

Ed Newmeyer

Ed Newmeyer

Ed Newmeyer

Ed Newmeyer

Ed and Patricia Newmeyer

Ed and Patricia Newmeyer

Ed Newmeyer, back row on left, with buddies--who are they?

Ed Newmeyer, back row on left, with buddies–who are they?

Bob Raymer and possibly Floyd Wterrburg

Floyd Wetterburg and Bill Strickland

Paul Glynn, Roy E. 'Pop' Bower, Joe Kelly

Paul Glynn, Roy E. ‘Pop’ Bower, Joe Kelly

Jim Roush, Basil Dixon, Bob Raymer Jan 1944

Jim Roush, Basil Dixon, Bob Raymer Jan 1944

Bob Raymer and others in Paris, August 1944

Bob Raymer and others in Paris, August 1944

Bob Hax, Bill Stadler, Herbert Hyde

Bob Hax, Bill Stadler, Herbert Hyde

Bob Hax, Bill Stadler, Julius Turner

Bob Hax, Bill Stadler, Julius Turner

Bob Raymer, Maastricht, Holland

Bob Raymer, Maastricht, Holland

Bob Raymer in front of the 111th building, January 1944, probably Barry, Wales

Bob Raymer in front of the 111th building, January 1944, probably Barry, Wales

Bob Nelson, Peter Patrick Jr, James 'Doc' Mason, Everett Auten

Bob Nelson, Peter Patrick Jr, James ‘Doc’ Mason, Everett Auten

Peter Patrick, Jr.

Peter Patrick, Jr.

Patrick Creswell, Brema House, Germany, 1945

Patrick Creswell, Brema House, Germany, 1945

Patrick Creswell, near Camp Bowie, TX

Patrick Creswell, near Camp Bowie, TX

Patrick Creswell, Camp Bowie, TX

Patrick Creswell, Camp Bowie, TX

Barton Keeler and John Andrews, on their way home on the SS Sea Robin, November 1945

Barton Keeler and John Andrews, on their way home on the SS Sea Robin, November 1945

Bunks on the SS Sea Robin, November 1945

Bunks on the SS Sea Robin, November 1945

Alvin Hamburger on the SS Sea Robin

Alvin Hamburger on the SS Sea Robin

On the Atlantic, the SS Sea Robin heading home

On the Atlantic, the SS Sea Robin heading home

Loading the Sea Robin, November 13, 1945, France

Loading the Sea Robin, November 13, 1945, France

Roland Unangst, center, and two buddies, location unknown

Roland Unangst, center, and two buddies, location unknown

Constantino Navarra in Wales, 1944

Constantino Navarra in Wales, 1944

Patrick Creswell and his accordion at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1942

Patrick Creswell and his accordion at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1942

Patrick Creswell in Cardigan, Wales, 1944

Patrick Creswell in Cardigan, Wales, 1944

Joe Sedlacek

Joe Sedlacek

Joe Marro, Germany, July 20, 1945

Joe Marro, Germany, July 20, 1945

The men at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1942

The men at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1942

Illinois boys--Lavergne Stanhous, John Raisler, Joe Sedlacek, Lawrence Durree, on the Empire State Building, New York City, Nov. 1943

Illinois boys–Lavergne Stanhaus, John Raisler, Joe Sedlacek, Lawrence Durree, on the Empire State Building, New York City, Nov. 1943

Tom more Canada truck men

Joe Sedlacek with the axe, Camp Shiloh

Joe Sedlacek with the axe, Camp Shiloh

Leo DeLaGarza, Frank Gomez, Matt Ottea at Camp Shiloh

Leo DeLaGarza, Frank Gomez, Matt Ottea at Camp Shiloh

The men at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1942

The men at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1942

John Raisler, Frank Sossi, Gene Karl, Joe Sedlacek, Matt Ottea, at Times Square, New York City, Nov. 1943

John Raisler, Frank Sossi, Gene Karl, Joe Sedlacek, Matt Ottea, at Times Square, New York City, Nov. 1943

Leaving Camp Shiloh, Canada, 1943

Leaving Camp Shiloh, Canada, 1943

Sedlacek in Canada

Sedlacek in Canada

The 111th at Camp Shiloh, Canada, 1943

The 111th at Camp Shiloh, Canada, 1943

Joe Sedlacek with the axe, Camp Shiloh

Joe Sedlacek with the axe, Camp Shiloh

Tom Canada working

Sgt Murvel Saucier

Sgt Murvel Saucier

“Frenchy” Saucier

Sgt. Saucier at Camp Shiloh, Canada, 1942

Sgt. Saucier at Camp Shiloh, Canada, 1942

Many faces need to be identified; if you can help, please contact us through the “Comments” section of the blog.

Panorama photo of the 111th at Fort Dix, NJ, June 1945

Panorama photo of the 111th at Fort Dix, NJ, June 1943

John Raisler in unfinished German Submarine

John Raisler in unfinished German Submarine

Pete Patrick in foxhole, Normandy

Pete Patrick in foxhole, Normandy

L-R Sgt Nelson, Cpl Raisler, Sgt Ottea, Kneeling. Sgt Sedlacek

L-R Sgt Nelson, Cpl Raisler, Sgt Ottea, Kneeling. Sgt Sedlacek

Showering in Cerisy Forest - John Raisler at pump, Louie Soutier showering

Showering in Cerisy Forest – John Raisler at pump, Louie Soutier showering

With pipe Matt Ottea from Instrumentation section, drilling is John Andrews, 3rd guy is Bob Hammer Gun is 105 Howitzer, Munchen-Gladbach GE

With pipe Matt Ottea from Instrumentation section, drilling is John Andrews, 3rd guy is Bob Hammer Gun is 105 Howitzer, Munchen-Gladbach GE

Barracks 17, Room 2 Rear Row - Webber, Gomez, Clawson, Kent, Goerges. Front row Vaughn, Raisler, Tyler, Boufford, Savage

Barracks 17, Room 2 Rear Row – Webber, Gomez, Clauson, Kent, Goerges. Front row, Vaughn, Raisler, Tyler, Boufford, Savage

Leroy Faehling, (John Raisler and Leroy went to Brussels together)

Leroy Faehling, (John Raisler and Leroy went to Brussels together)

Focker Wolf 190 at Salzwedel Airport, their location on V-E Day. Cliffie Graham, John Andrews, E De La Garza

Focker Wolf 190 at Salzwedel Airport, their location on V-E Day. Cliffie Graham, John Andrews, Leo De La Garza

Matt Ottea in his foxhole in Normandy

Matt Ottea in his foxhole in Normandy

While in quarantine, we got beer. L-R unknown, 2 . Stanhouse, 3. Railser, 4 Ray Ludwigson

While in quarantine, we got beer. L-R unknown, 2 . Stanhaus, 3. Raisler, 4 Ray Ludwigsen

Gun is German 88, L to R Raisler, Goerges (section chief), Lt from 83rd Div, We fired against Germans with this gun, Along the Rhine

Gun is German 88, L to R Raisler, Goerges (section chief), Lt from 83rd Div, We fired against Germans with this gun, Along the Rhine

Just before crossing Rhine, Driver Matt Ottea, Ass't Frank Sossi, backseat L- Sedlacek, R - Raisler, standing 1Sgt Mayo and company clerk

Just before crossing Rhine, Driver Matt Ottea, Ass’t Frank Sossi, backseat L- Sedlacek, R – Raisler, standing 1Sgt Mayo and company clerk

John Raisler Apt in Fridenhorst, Germany, last stop on way home

John Raisler Apt in Fridenhorst, Germany, last stop on way home, Sept. or Oct. 1945

John Raisler at German pub

John Raisler at German pub

Going home, convoy break on way to port

Going home, convoy break on way to port, late Sept. 1945

Marion Bodiford of Dallas, TX, 1945, Munchen-Gladbach

Marion Bodiford of Dallas, TX, 1945, Munchen-Gladbach

A mechanic in the

Robert Raymer of McKeesport, PA, on left

Lt. Fred Kent demonstrates his design for a carbine rifle to Red Cross girl, Heerlen, Holland

Lt. Fred Kent demonstrates his design for an automatic carbine rifle to actress Betty Brewer, Heerlen, Holland

Hubert (Slim) Mathis

Hubert (Slim) Mathis

Peter Patrick

Peter Patrick

Albro Castle 1944 three men in jeep

In front of Albro Castle, Wales, early 1944

three soldiers in wales 1943-4 two men beign followed in Paris Ordnance shop road test frenchman with soldier probably Paris 1944

Matthew Ottea?

Matthew Ottea?

two men and a tent possibly Pinky Johnson unknown man at leisure fancy footwork soldier unknown soldier two men inspecting a wreck unknown soldier kneeling soldier with artillery in field soldier smoking outside barracks mechanic at work Unknown, McGowan, Buggert, unknown, unknown Normandy man possibly with beard

Cpl Perkins P. Cochran of Senatobia, Mississippi

Cpl Perkins P. Cochran of Senatobia, Mississippi

Edward

Edward “Pinky” Johnson on the train to Camp Shiloh

Lieutenants Arthur Brooks, Deal, NJ; Stanley Errington, Stapleton, NY; and Frederick Kent, Glen Rock, NJ; in a captured enemy trailer converted to mobile quarters.

Lieutenants Arthur Brooks, Deal, NJ; Stanley Errington, Stapleton, NY; and Frederick Kent, Glen Rock, NJ; in a captured enemy trailer taken in Falaise, Aug. 1944), converted to mobile quarters.

Dad washes his truck, Munchen-Gladbach, Germany

Johnson washes his truck, Munchen-Gladbach, Germany

Back row: William Strickland, San Antonio, TX; Kenneth Hancher, Columbus, TX; Edmund Ziemba, Gary, IN; George Haff, Springfield, MA. Front row: Ralph Gehret, Temple, PA; Percy Ackert, West Park, NY; Edward

Back row: William Strickland, San Antonio, TX; Kenneth Hancher, Columbus, TX; Edmund Ziemba, Gary, IN; George Haff, Springfield, MA. Front row: Ralph Gehret, Temple, PA; Percy Ackert, West Park, NY; Edward “Pinky” Johnson, San Antonio, TX; and Donald McGwoan, Sodus, MI. In Heerlen, Holland, winter of 1944-45.

Johnny Raisler, Maastricht

Johnny Raisler, Maastricht

Dad with kids and pets, France

Johnson with kids and pets, France

The officers of the 111th: Back row: Captain _____?, Lt. Frederick Kent, Glen Brook, NJ; Lt. Arthur Brooks, Deal, NJ; WO Gilbert Goessel, Milwaukee, WI; Lt. Perry Witt, San Antonio, TX, and postwar, Baltimore. MD. Probably France, 1944.

The officers of the 111th: Back row: Captain Goode, Lt. Frederick Kent, Glen Brook, NJ; Lt. Arthur Brooks, Deal, NJ; WO Gilbert Goessel, Milwaukee, WI; Lt. Stanley Errington, Stapleton, NY; Lt. Perry Witt, San Antonio, TX, and postwar, Baltimore. MD. Probably France, 1944.

Roland Unansgt at far right, others unidentified

Roland Unansgt at far right, others unidentified, Germany 1945

Unknown

Unknown

Could this be Lt. Lewenthal?

Lt. Gene Lewenthal

Who is this?

Could this be Roush at Albro Castle?

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An Army

An Army “captain”! But who? Confiscated motorboat in Germany

Top row is cut off; bottom row: Hueni, Gene Karl, Unangst, Zito

Top row is cut off; bottom row: Hueni, Gene Karl, Unangst, Zito

Curtis Vosz, in Bremen, Germany?

Curtis Vosz, in Brake, Germany

Vosz and a burned-out German ship, Bremen

Vosz and a burned-out German ship, Bremen

Courtyard, Albro Castle, May 1944: Back row, Roland Unangst, Lt. Errington, Sgt. Dickerson. Front row, Gene Karl, Constantino Navarra, Ed Ostertag

Courtyard, Albro Castle, May 1944: Back row, Roland Unangst, Lt. Errington, Sgt. Dickerson. Front row, Gene Karl, Constantino Navarra, Ed Ostertag

Ottea far left; where is this and who are they?

On railing: Matt Ottea, Lavergne Stanhaus; Joe Sedlacek. Seated: Leo DeLaGarza, unknown man. Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1943, while the men were at Camp A.P. Hill, VA.

Ottea on right; could this be the Cerisy Forest, Normandy?

Ottea on right; Joe Sedlacek, center. Camp A.P. Hill, Virginia USA summer 1943

The prize: Ottea is third from left; others?

The prize: Ottea is third from left; others?

“111th Road Test”; Johnson, top left, joking around; McGowan bottom right

Edward

Edward “Pinky” Johnson and Edmund Ziemba, Camp Shanks, NY, 1943

Osborne Eastwood, in Germany, 1945

Osborne Eastwood, in Germany, 1945

Lt. Errington and John Andrews

Lt. Errington and John Andrews, on their LCT going to Normandy

The 111th officers: Goessel, Kent, Witt, Brooks, Goode, Lewenthal, Errington, in Normandy summer 1944

The 111th’s officers: Goessel, Kent, Witt, Brooks, Goode, Lewenthal, Errington, in Normandy summer 1944

“A Sunday hike in Wales before number 7 came along,” Johnson wrote. Two men left and center are unidentified; master sergeant on right is Frank Gomez; 1944

Lt. Kent

Frank Sossi

“Our First Sergeant.”: William Mayo, Ft. Worth, TX

Andrews, Buggert, Hancher and McGowan, in Germany

Clockwise: Andrews, Buggert, Hancher and McGowan (seated), in Germany

Ackert, Johnson, Hancher in Maastricht, Holland

Ackert, Johnson, Hancher in Maastricht, Holland, 1944

Doing business in Heerlen; names of men not known

Doing business in Heerlen, Holland, winter 1944-45; Roland Unangst on far left

Lt. Perry Witt, San Antonio, TX, and Baltimore, MD, probably Normandy, 1944.

Lt. Perry Witt, San Antonio, TX, and Baltimore, MD, probably Normandy, 1944.

Sgt. Joseph B. Apple, Jr., and his wife, Margaret, 1941

Sgt. Joseph B. Apple, Jr., and his wife, Margaret, 1941

Roland April 1944 Somewhere in Wales Campbell

Roland Unangst, April 1944, Wales

Unangst wrote,

Unangst wrote, “Our swimming pool.” Brake, Germany, 1945

Unangst on left

Roland Unangst on left

roland car man in truck reading the insturctions, uh-oh another soldier same fellow soldier at desk soldier driving truck sleepy bye time soldier with several locals keeping warm at the rail station two men boxcar Roland boxcar

M. Frank Turner and buddy with German soldier

M. Frank Turner and buddy with German soldier

M. Frank Turner with unit.

We have learned from Roger Rickon, one of the five known “survivors” of the unit and pictured here, front row, far left holding cigarette, that this photo was taken on V-E Day, May 8, 1945, as some of the men of the 111th celebrated the end of the war in Europe at their favorite bar, in Neubeckum, northern Germany. Directly behind and to the left of Rickon is Stanley Carlson. Other names: man in center, corporal stripes and hat tilted to our left, is Frank Turner; back row, fifth man from left, below man standing, is Joe Sedlacek; man in front middle with lower face in shadow is Roland Unangst.

Cpl. Marcus Frank Turner, of Merriam, KS (1921-2011); his son, Dan, sent this photo and the two above and the one below.

M. Frank Turner with buddy in Monaco

M. Frank Turner with buddy in Monaco

Roland C Unangst

Roland C. Unangst (1922-2007) of Hanover, Illinois, taken in 1942.

John Raisler sent us this photo: Leo De La Garza, Joe Sedlacek, and Raisler, in front of their

John Raisler sent us this photo: Leo De La Garza, Joe Sedlacek, and Raisler, in front of their “home” in Munchen-Gladbach, Germany, early 1945

Back row, from left: James Tindall, Waco, TX; Peter Patrick, Jr., Binghamton, NY; Marion Bodiford, Dallas, TX; James Mason, Tueplo, MS; Leroy Faehling, Big Falls, WI. Bottom row: Basil Dixon, Wichita Falls, TX; Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX; William Grady, Pittsburgh, PA. Taken winter of 1944-45, Heerlen, Holland

Standing, from left: James Tindall, Waco, TX; Peter Patrick, Jr., Binghamton, NY; Marion Bodiford, Dallas, TX; James
Mason, Tupelo, MS; Leroy Faehling, Big Falls, WI. Bottom row: Basil Dixon, Wichita Falls, TX; Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX; William Grady, Pittsburgh, PA. Taken winter of 1944-45, Heerlen, Holland

Back row: Leroy Faehling, Big Falls, WI; Louis Soutier, Alma, IL; Joseph Stefanek, Cleveland, OH; Tillmon Yelverton, Enterprise, AL; Raymond Goodhart, St. Louis, MO; Glenn Cobb, Peoria, IL; Hubert Mathis, Leesville, LA; Raymond Buggert, Grantsburg, MS. Bottom row: Robert Mauer, St. Louis, MO; Everett Auten, Tuscalo, IL; Leslie McAtee, St. Louis, MO; Abner Boyd, Jefferson, GA; Edmund Ziemba (standing), Gary, IN; Edward

Back row: Leroy Faehling, Big Falls, WI; Louis Soutier, Alma, IL; Joseph Stefanek, Cleveland, OH; Tillmon Yelverton, Enterprise, AL; Raymond Goodhart, St. Louis, MO; Glenn Cobb, Peoria, IL; Hubert Mathis, Leesville, LA; Raymond Buggert, Grantsburg, MS.
Bottom row: Robert Mauer, St. Louis, MO; Everett Auten, Tuscalo, IL; Leslie McAtee, St. Louis, MO; Abner Boyd, Jefferson, GA; Edmund Ziemba (standing), Gary, IN; Edward “Pinky” Johnson, San Antonio, TX. At Camp Shanks, NY, waiting to go to Europe, Nov. 1943

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The ever-present poker game, while on convoy from France into Belgium

The ever-present poker game, while on convoy from France into Belgium

Harold Goerges, San Antonio, TX, in his zootsuit, Camp Shiloh, Manitoba, Canada, 1942.

Harold Goerges, San Antonio, TX, in his zootsuit, Camp Shiloh, Manitoba, Canada, 1942.

John

John “Andy” Andrews, San Antonio, TX. Probably Camp Shiloh, Manitoba, Canada, 1942.

John Andrews

John Andrews

“The three redheads”: Evert Clauson, Chicago, IL; Charles Burns, Nahant, MA; and Edward “Pinky” Johnson, San Antonio, TX. In Wales, 1943.

“Off to see Doc with plenty of company,” in Wales

Frank Gomez, San Antonio, TX; William

Frank Gomez, San Antonio, TX; William “Gus” Welty, Ft. Worth, TX. On the train to Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 1942.

Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX; and Peter Partrick, Binghamton, NY. I Heerlen, Holland, 1945.

Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX; and Peter Partrick, Binghamton, NY. In Heerlen, Holland, 1945.

Winter in Heerlen

The automotive section guys: Walter Bradley and Joe Powers, Heerlen, Holland, 1944-45

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Camp Shanks, NY, 1943. Standing: Faehling, McGowan, Goodhart, Buggert, Kneeling: Mauer, McAtee, Stefanek, Ziemba

Ackert, Johnson, Hancher in Maastricht, Holland

Ackert, Johnson, Hancher in Maastricht, Holland, 1944

“Our First Sergeant.” Mayo

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Waiting in line for C rations, Normandy, June 1944

Goodhart and Buggert, Belgium, Sept. 1944

Goodhart and Buggert, Belgium, Sept. 1944

Small arms repair team

Small arms repair team

Ray Buggert and Pinky Johnson, location unknown

Ray Buggert and Pinky Johnson, location unknown

Frank Gomez

Master Sergeant Frank Gomez, of San Antonio, TX

Ralph Gehret test-firing machine gun, Heerlen, Holland, 1945.

Unidentified French boy the unit picked up in Normandy and took with them for six months.

Unidentified French boy the unit picked up in Normandy and took with them for six months.

John

John “Johnny” Raisler, Clarendon Hills, IL. In Maastricht, Holland, 1944. John now lives in Florida.

George Legg of Abilene, TX, and his D-Day beard, Munchen-Gladbach, Germany, 1944. He later was told by a new commander to shave it off.

George Legg of Abilene, TX, and his D-Day beard, Munchen-Gladbach, Germany, 1945. He later was told by a new commander to shave it off.

Lieutenants Arthur Brooks, Deal, NJ; Stanley Errington, Stapleton, NY; and Frederick Kent, Glen Rock, NJ; in a captured enemy trailer converted to mobile quarters.

Lieutenants Arthur Brooks, Deal, NJ; Stanley Errington, Stapleton, NY; and Frederick Kent, Glen Rock, NJ; in a captured enemy trailer converted to mobile quarters, 1944.

Back row: William Strickland, San Antonio, TX; Kenneth Hancher, Columbus, TX; Edmund Ziemba, Gary, IN; George Haff, Springfield, MA. Front row: Ralph Gehret, Temple, PA; Percy Ackert, West Park, NY; Edward

Back row: William Strickland, San Antonio, TX; Kenneth Hancher, Columbus, TX; Edmund Ziemba, Gary, IN; George Haff, Springfield, MA. Front row: Ralph Gehret, Temple, PA; Percy Ackert, West Park, NY; Edward “Pinky” Johnson, San Antonio, TX; and Donald McGowan, Sodus, MI. In Heerlen, Holland, winter of 1944-45.

Joe Sedlacek, Glen Carbon, IL; and Louis Soutier, Alma, IL; try for a little fresh milk, Normandy, France, summer 1944.

Joe Sedlacek, Glen Carbon, IL; and Louis Soutier, Alma, IL; try for a little fresh milk, Normandy, France, summer 1944.

The officers of the 111th: Back row: Captain James T. Goode, Dallas, TX; Lt. Frederick Kent, Glen Brook, NJ; Lt. Arthur Brooks, Deal, NJ; Lt. Eugene L. Lewenthal, San Antonio, TX. Bottom row: WO Gilbert Goessel, Milwaukee, WI; Lt. Perry Witt, San Antonio, TX, and postwar, Baltimore. MD. Probably France, 1944.

The officers of the 111th: Back row: Captain James T. (Doc) Goode, Dallas, TX; Lt. Frederick Kent, Glen Brook, NJ; Lt. Arthur Brooks, Deal, NJ; Lt. Eugene L. Lewenthal, San Antonio, TX. Front row: WO Gilbert Goessel, Milwaukee, WI; Lt.  Stanley Errington, Lt. Perry Witt, San Antonio, TX, and postwar, Baltimore. MD. Normandy, France, 1944.

Back row: James Mason, Tupelo, MS; Leroy Faehling,Big Falls, WI; Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX. Bottom row: James Tindall, Waco, TX; Edward

Back row: James Mason, Tupelo, MS; Leroy Faehling,Big Falls, WI; Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX. Bottom row: James Tindall, Waco, TX; Edward “Pinky” Johnson, San Antonio, TX; Charles Burns, Nahant, MA. In Sully, Wales, UK, 1943

Sergeants Werner Hueni, Houston, TX; and Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX. Heerlen, Holland, 1945

Sergeants Werner Hueni, Houston, TX; and Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX. Heerlen, Holland, 1945

John “Andy” Andrews, San Antonio, TX; and either Harold Goerges or Pinky Johnson, both from San Antonio, TX; possibly at Albro Castle, St. Dogmaels, Wales, UK, 1944.

Kenneth Hancher, Columbus, TX; and Percy Ackert, West Park, NY. On the Eifel Tower, Paris, Liberation Day, Aug. 29, 1944

Kenneth Hancher, Columbus, TX; and Percy Ackert, West Park, NY. On the Eiffel Tower, Paris, Liberation Day, Aug. 29, 1944

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Edward “Pinky” Johnson, San Antonio, TX; and Raymond Buggert, Grantsburg, WI, visiting Harlech castle, North Wales, 1943.

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Peter Patrick, Jr., satisfied with his foxhole, Normandy, France, 1944.

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Edward “Pinky” Johnson, San Antonio, TX; John “Andy” Andrews, San Antonio, TX; Raymond Buggert, Grantsburg, WI. In Winnipeg, Canada, winter of 1942-43.

Standing, from left: James Tindall, Waco, TX; Peter Patrick, Jr., Binghamton, NY; Marion Bodiford, Dallas, TX; James Mason, Tueplo, MS; Leroy Faehling, Big Falls, WI. Kneeling: Basil Dixon, Wichita Falls, TX; Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX; William Grady, Pittsburgh, PA. Taken winter of 1944-45, Heerlen, Holland

Standing, from left: James Tindall, Waco, TX; Peter Patrick, Jr., Binghamton, NY; Marion Bodiford, Dallas, TX; James
Mason, Tueplo, MS; Leroy Faehling, Big Falls, WI. Kneeling: Basil Dixon, Wichita Falls, TX; Matthew Ottea, San Antonio, TX; William Grady, Pittsburgh, PA. Taken winter of 1944-45, Heerlen, Holland

Dad and Donald McGowan, Abbey Cerisy la Foret, Normandy

Dad and Donald McGowan, outside the Abbey Cerisy la Foret, Normandy

McGowan, Johnson, Ziemba

McGowan, Johnson, Ziemba, at Camp Shanks, NY, waiting to ship to Europe, Nov. 1943

Kenneth Ladd Hancher, Columbus, TX, in Wales, spring 1944.

Kenneth Ladd Hancher, Columbus, TX, in Wales, spring 1944.

Raymond Goodhart, St. Louis, MO; and Donald McGowan, Sodus, MI; at Cerisy-la-Foret, Normandy, France, 1944.

Raymond Goodhart, St. Louis, MO; and Donald McGowan, Sodus, MI; at Cerisy-la-Foret, Normandy, France, 1944.

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John “Cappy” Cox, Pottersville, MI; Normandy, France, 1944.

William

William “Gus” Welty, Ft. Worth, TX; on top of the Empire State Building, New York City, Nov. 1943 while waiting for ship to Europe at Camp Shanks, NY

Alton

Alton “Catfish” Bailey, Caledonia, MS, the unit’s cook, sipping coffee in the Three Fields Area, Normandy, July 1944.

Perry Witt, San Antonio, TX; Raymond Goodhart, St. Louis, MO; Frank Sossi, Cleveland, OH; Patrick Osborne, San Antonio, TX; Percy Ackert, West Park, NY; in Maastricht, Holland, 1944.

Perry Witt, San Antonio, TX; Raymond Goodhart, St. Louis, MO; Frank Sossi, Cleveland, OH; Patrick Osborne, San Antonio, TX; Percy Ackert, West Park, NY; in Maastricht, Holland, 1944.

Lawrence Durree, Streator, IL; and Frank Sossi, Cleveland, OH

Lawrence Durree, Streator, IL; and Frank Sossi, Cleveland, OH

Percy Ackert, West Park, NY, in Munchen-Gladbach, Germany, 1945.

Percy Ackert, West Park, NY, in Munchen-Gladbach, Germany, 1945.

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Blankenship, Muehle and Stadler, Camp Sully, Wales

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Lt. Perry Witt, third from right; Bob Raymer, second from right; rest unknown

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Bob Raymer

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Floyd Wetterburg and Bill Strickland

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Bob Hax, Bill Stadler, Julius Turner

 

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Basil Dixon, Camp Sully

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Bob Nelson, Camp Sully, Wales

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Roy “Pop” Bowers

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George Weiderhold

Supply section warehouse and office crew Camp Shilo Feb 1943

Supply section warehouse and office crew Camp Shilo Feb 1943

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Roger Rickon

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Bob Raymer

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Bob Raymer and Roger Rickon

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Robert Pinskton and bride

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Packebush and Raymer

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Woodrow Corn

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Pappy Patton and Doc Mason and Rubin Lee Koehl, Camp Sully, 1944

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John Vargo and friend

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Abner Boyd, Joe MacDonald, William J Quinn and Joe Wolfe, Camp Sully, Wales 1944

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Victor Jones and Bob Nelson at Camp Sully, Wales

 

 

WO Hall

Warrant Officer Hall, 1944

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CPT Malsbury

George Legg and his D Day beard in Oct 1944

George Legg and his D-Day beard

Comments
  1. Sergio Gomez says:

    Andrea,
    In the picture of the 111th at Ft. Dix, I’m fairly sure that Leo De La Garza is standing next to your dad on his left.

  2. Lynn Green says:

    I believe I just found my dad, Severt (Sy) Stroberg, in the panorama picture. Back row, 20th person from the left. I also saw one that might be him sitting in the truck behind the steering wheel. Very cool. Thank you for contacting me.

  3. Pat (Raymer) Macchiarolo says:

    Although I can’t seem to find my dad in he panorama photo, I do believe that he is the mechanic on the left in the “Nut House” photo.

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