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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Stanley Carlson and buddy, Camp Shilo, Canada, February 1943
Stanley Carlson and buddy, Camp Shilo, Canada, February 1943
Supply section warehouse and office crew Camp Shilo Feb 1943
Supply section warehouse and office crew Camp Shilo Feb 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 at Fort AP Hill, VA, 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, Vaughan, 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 Friedrichshorst, 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 McGowan, 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
George T. Vaughan
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 Patrick, 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.
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, France, 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 (back) and Pinky Johnson, both from San Antonio, TX; Camp Shiloh, Canada
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.
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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
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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 Shiloh 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
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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.

  4. Doc Snafu says:

    splendid work – realy fantastic

  5. Fano Suarez says:

    Hello, nice web indeed. In one of your pics, caption says: “Alton “Catfish” Bailey, Caledonia, MS, the unit’s cook, sipping coffee in the Three Fields Area, Normandy, July 1944”,…It’s an American Red Cross Clubmobile and you can see a woman inside the wagon, in shadow. She is Frances Goodwin, member of the Clubmobile “DANIEL BOONE”, you can see the initials of the nickname of the Clubmobile “D.B.” in the coffee urn.

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