My dads war storys. Chapter One.

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by gpjeuken, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. gpjeuken

    gpjeuken Member

    Hello, Amanda 123,
    Just now, I see you.
    I have a book in Dutch with the fights here. I will
    Translate for you in English. And make copies of the graves.
    Written by an close by withness / neighbour.
    Also photograps of his grave and his Comrads.
    Mail to me.. I have sent you an PM.
    Regards, Gerard.
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  2. gpjeuken

    gpjeuken Member

    Hello, Amanda,
    I can answer your questions, I think.
    Mail to me, I will sent you my mailadress by private message P.M.
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  4. Greg Clingan

    Greg Clingan New Member

    My father Lt. James Clingan was in this battle and was outflanked the last day. He was in The 48th Armored Division Company A. He was Moved to Berlin and interviews on a German radio and then sent to Oflag 64 in Poland.
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  5. Owen

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    There was no 48th Armored Div in WW2.
    Do you mean 48th Armored Infantry Battalion ?
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I mention that as the OP's relative was in Tunisia at the time Col Waters was captured, so assume he was a US soldier (Lt in fact)

  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Not in ww2.

    48th Armd Inf was in 7th Armored Div which was fighting in the Netherlands in the area the OP is discussing.
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  10. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    48th Armored Infantry Battalion formed part of 7th US Armored Division.

    A division that fought in Holland in the fall of 1944: at Overloon (end of Sept 44) and in the Peel Marshes (Oct/Nov 1944).

    I would recommend reading:

    Overloon battle : Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107: A Thorn in the Side of Market Garden: Jack Didden, Maarten Swarts: 9789080039391: Books

    German counterattack at Meijel: Wesley Johnston's "Battle of the Canals". See: Battle of Canals, Operations of 7th Armored Division: 27 October - 7 November 1944, Meijel and Vicinity, Netherlands: W. Wesley Johnston: 9781502981677: Books
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  11. Greg Clingan

    Greg Clingan New Member

    He would say the British were good fighters and would talk about them heating up their tea out in the field.

    He also fought at Metz prior to going to Holland.

    He lost 60 pounds on the march back to Germany.
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  12. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Yes Greg, the 7th Armored Division had quite a battle record. They fought in Patton's Third Army before being transferred to Holland.

    See: The Lorraine Campaign - U.S. Army Center of Military History

    In December/January they were involved in the Battle of the Bulge (famous stand at St.Vith - which completely disrupted the German offensive).

    See The Ardennes - Battle of the Bulge - U.S. Army Center of Military History and this recent publication:
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