Archive for the ‘1st Infantry Division’ Category

Returning to the “History of 741st Tank Battalion, for months of June and July 1944,” we pick up the action where we left off on Tuesday, with the surviving tanks of the 741st hitting bloody Omaha Beach on D-Day. “…The DD tanks which succeeded in reaching the shore immediately opened fire on the entrenched enemy [...]

I recently came across an interesting “History of the 741st Tank Battalion, for the months of June and July 1944″–typed pages stapled together and stamped “SECRET.” The 741st was attached to the Big Red One for the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach – Normandy, France. Among other weaponry the 741st employed the truly unique Sherman [...]

Hump day, and time again for Letters From War Wednesday.  This note from World War I, dated December 8, 1917, comes from the grieving parents, AJ and Ella, of Virgil Winebrenner, killed by an enemy bullet in the trenches of France.  The letter was addressed to the community and printed in a local newspaper. “We [...]

Hump day again, and time for our weekly feature, Letters From War Wednesdays.  The History Junkie just doesn’t see enough out there on WWI.  So let’s again take a look back at the Great War. Merriam, Indiana soldier, Virgil Winebrenner enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1916.  He was assigned to Company K, 18th [...]

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