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Jack Solomon
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Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:17 pm:   

I noticed that your cousin, Joseph J. Pierce was killed on July 9, 1944. I am sure that your are aware that he is interred at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in a grave not only containing his remains but also those of John L. Benton (DSC, 6/6/44), James M. Rogers, William D. Riffel and Phillip L. Robinson. The only explanation for this joint internment is that they were a tank crew of the M4 Sherman tank that hit a land mine on July 9, 1944 near Vire, France. Does anyone have any information regarding these men or the incident? Thanks, Jack

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Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 4:44 am:   

In the complicated world we live in, it's good to find simple soultions.

bill baumann
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Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:23 pm:   

looking for any info on a ambrose stedl, kia aug 1944. thanks

neil ward
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Posted on Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 1:49 pm:   

My cousin was Wilbur Roy Ward
he was wounded 7/29/1944 .. think Gonniviere Mance
he passed on 7/30/1944
was buried temporarly at blosville
transferred to arlington 1948
if anyone knew him or knows how i can get his role in Operation Cobra; please let me know.



John Frederick Craig Taylor
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Posted on Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 9:04 am:   

My father, John F. Taylor served with the 743rd in company A. Anyone have pictures of him with his tank, please contact me. Only photos I have of him are from Fort Knox and Stars &Stripes. The S. & S. photo was him getting the Silver Star. Only tank name I ever heard him mention was Axis Ass Aches. He did say at one time that his tank could be identified by a human skull mounted on the fender.

Diane D. Reeves
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Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 4:55 pm:   

My dad, Lt. Gordon Rae MacLachlan was in Company A. He was killed on Aug. 7, 1944 at Mortain, France. Does anyone remember him??

William Pierce Leavenworth
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Posted on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 10:30 am:   

Try the book "View From the Turret" on Amazon dot com. It is a history of this unit. My second cousin, Joseph J. Pierce, was KIA on 9 July when his M-4 Sherman tank hit a land mine. He was in "B" Company, 743rd.

Arno Lasoe
Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 10:32 am:   

Wanted to inform you that I'm are searching for additional information about the following casualties of the 743rd Tank Battalion (XIX Corps)during the month of September 1944:

Pfc KEITH Clifton R

Arno Lasoe
September 1944 straat 5
6418 AV Heerlen
The Netherlands

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