The 756th Tank Battalion

Algeria-French Morocco ~ Naples-Foggia ~ Rome-Arno ~ Southern France ~ Rhineland ~ Ardennes-Alsace ~ Central Europe

World War II

MEN OF ARMOR Book Project News

Men of Armor is a multi-volume history of
B Company, 756th Tank Battalion, in WWII.  
Volume One has been released by Casemate Publishing
as of August 13th (2021).  
Volume Two will be released next summer (2022).   
Volumes Three and Four are still being written.  
Men of Armor, Part One

AVAILABLE at AMAZONhttps://www.amazon.com/Men-Armor-History-Battalion-Beginnings/dp/1636240135/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=men+of+armor+jeff+danby&qid=1622837459&sr=8-1

AVAILABLE AT CASEMATEMen of Armor – The History of B Company, 756th Tank Battalion in World War II (casematepublishers.com)

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!

I would like to include short biographies in Volume Four for each of the 47 men killed while serving in B Company and for 3 additional officers who served in B Company but were killed in action later while serving in A and C Companies. If you are family or have information or photos for any of the men listed below, please contact me at my webmaster address: jdanby@756tankbn.com. In some cases, I have already heard from family or friends. You are still welcome to contact me and check in!

Pvt John F. Bacha – Cassino, Italy, 27 January 1944
Sgt Harold M. Behymer – Prossedi, Italy, 30 May 1944
2nd Lt Winston L. Blythe – Nurnberg, Germany, 17 April 1945
Pvt Robert A. Bohland – Riedwihr, France, 26 January 1945
T/5 William R. Boyer – Bennwihr, France, 23 December 1944
Pvt Charles R. Brewer – Zweibrucken, Germany, 20 March 1945
Pvt Paul N. Cardullo – Rome, Italy, 11 June 1944
Pfc Frank Carmello – Bamberg, Germany, 13 April 1945
Pfc Charles W. Connor – La Maison Rouge, France, 24 January 1945
Sgt Melville E. Corson – Bennwihr, France, 23 December 1944
1st Lt George A. Current – Riedwihr, France, 26 January 1945
1st Lt Edgar R. Danby – Allan, France, 27 August 1944
Cpl John W. Davis – Riedwihr, France, 26 January 1945
Pvt Dual F. Dishner – Allan, France, 27 August 1944
Pvt Ascencion Esparza – La Maison Rouge, France, 24 January, 1945
S/Sgt Chester L. Estkowski – Bamberg, Germany, 13 April 1945
Sgt Leonard D. Froneberger – Bennwihr, France, 23 December 1944
Pfc Michael Gautieri – Baccarat, France, 26 January, 1945
2nd Lt Wayne B. Henry – Cassino, Italy, 27 January 1944
Pvt Charles R. Johns – Nurnberg, Germany, 17 April 1945
Pvt Burdette W. Kinney – Bennwihr, France, 23 December 1944
Sgt Luther A. Kinsworthy – Ste Die, France, 24 January, 1945
Pfc Verner L. Kreitlow – Castellonorato, Italy, 15 May 1944
Pvt Merlin A. Kudick – Rattelsdorf, Germany, 20 April 1945
Cpl Donald E. LaDue – Ste Anastastie, France, 17 August 1944
1st Lt Verus M. Langham – Emmendingen, Germany, 2 January 1945
Pvt Ruben B. Mapes – Riedwihr, France, 24 January 1945
Pfc John D. Mekus – Riedwihr, France, 24 January 1945
2nd Lt Anthony F. Melfi – La Maison Rouge, France, 24 January 1945
Sgt Frank W. Mielcarski – Quenoche, France, 10 September 1944
2nd Lt Andrew D. Orient – Gonfaron, 24 August 1944
Pfc David J. Orris – Cassino, Italy, 5 February 1944
Cpl William T. Payne – Bennwihr, France, 23 December 1944
Pvt William F. Pennetta – Adelans, France, 15 September 1944
T/5 Paul A. Saale – Julian-Rupt, France, 13 October 1944
Sgt Frank M. Schafer – Holtzwihr, France, 25 January 1945
T/4 Reuben C. Schipper – Bennwihr, France, 30 December 9144
S/Sgt Hamilton A. Smith – Ste Anastastie, France, 17 August 1944
Pvt Walter F. Smith – Ste Anastastie, France, 17 August 1944
T/5 Leak H. Smitherman – Amaseno, Italy, 1 June 1944
Sgt Walter C. Taylor
 – La Maison Rouge, France, 24 January 1945
Cpl Paul P. Tirpak
 – Cassino, Italy, 27 January 1944
Cpl Steve Vargo
 – Allan, France, 27 August 1944
T/4 Bernard C. Wammes
 – Bennwihr, France, 30 December 1944
T/4 Joe K. Wright
 – Rome, Italy, 4 June 1944
Sgt Eugene K. Wunderlich
 – Cassino, Italy, 17 February 1944
Cpl Ervin E. Zentz
 – Mourmelon-le-Grand, France, 19 April 1944

These four men were former B Company members killed in action while fighting later with A Company:

1st Lt Robert L. Gilman – Collobrieres, France, 15 August 1944
2nd Lt James L. Harris
 – Vagney, France, 7 October 1944
2nd Lt Jack Hogan
 – Le Londe-les-Maures, France, 17 August 1944
1st Lt William H. Newman – Le Lavendou, France, 16 August 1944

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