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Discussion in 'What Granddad did in the War' started by erdocsg, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. erdocsg

    erdocsg New Member

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    Here is a list of names I found in my grandfathers book (his name was Nathan Leibowitz) he carried with him during WW2 and his time in captivity( i included the link to the scanned pictures for proof of authenticity at the bottom).
    If anyone knows these names ( parents, grandparents, etc.. ) I would love to hear about it and will share what info I have and if anyone knows of anyone else that would be interested in this info or where else to post, I would be glad to share!
    Izera Emerson, brooklyn,NY
    Sol Epstein, Newark, NJ
    Leonard Dake, Wisconsin
    Louis Curto,ozone park, ny
    Joe Valdez, lumberton, New mexico
    Albert Hroch,chicago,Illinois
    Jessie Benevidez,cinncinati,Ohio
    Ellsworth Brown,East Peria, Illinois
    chet kobylas,hamtramck,Michigan
    james mullins, east newark, NJ
    James Donninni,jeannette,PA
    raymond makowski,baltimore,MD
    same giles,bradford,PA
    thomas haydock,yonkers,ny
    carl niklas, henryetta, oklahoma
    chas larsen, cambridge,mass
    willis belanger,fulton,NY
    John Freed, seatle,washington
    dick coyle, columbus,Ohio
    kurt vonnegut,indianapolis, Indiana
    clair kimpel, hicksville,ohio
    donald goetz, panama, iowa
    robert wood, west fairview,pa
    clifford arnold, reidsville, north carolina
    andrew voorhis, pontiac, Michigan
    Carlo Uciferro, johnston, Rhode Island
    John Hayes, glendale, california
    Judson Davenport, sparta, NJ
    dever mitchell,volga, west virginia
    james heavener, elmira, ny
    nat bloom, brooklyn,ny
    max diller, belleville, kansas
    pete lemonis, tusckaloosa, alabama (or lemgnosis)
    sam baglio, alexandria, Louisianna (or Bagglio)
    floyd harding, albion, maine
    wayne troxel,romney, indiania (or traxel)
    chas biscoe, giviardville,pa
    norwood frye, glastonbury, conn
    lee bow gar, (c/o tom tom cafeteria) , nyc,ny
    bob? humphreys, nyc,ny
    alfred freehill, bronx,ny
    leonard spear, syracuse, ny
    george metcalfe,orange, nj
    hymen feldman, providence, RI
    martin greengold, bronx, ny and/or rutherford, NJ
    stanley ksazek?,chicago, ill
    rusell frangella, joliet, Ill
    harold gould, milwalkee, wisc
    Walter braun, riverside, nyc,ny

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  2. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Welcome, erdocsg. I hope you are able to make contact with some relatives of these servicemen who your grandfather knew. Please feel free to post anything about your grandfather's service right here. I think you will find there are members here who will appreciate any information or stories you are able to share.
     
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    Have you read Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five?
     
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    yes. i found it ...interesting.
     
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    the vonnegut library wants to put the book on display.... should i send it to them?
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Would it be a permanent exhibit, or will you get it back? It depends how valuable it is to you.

    I'm also interested in any of your grandfather's stories that you care to share.
     
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    If it was mine I'd give it to them on loan, but I would never permanently give away a piece of family history. That book should go to your child or grandchild.
     
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    i made sure it would be on loan... its hard to figure out what the 'insurance value' is on this when i mail it, in reality its irreplaceable and priceless....
     
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    here are some of the hand written notes he wrote about marching through paris, being taken POW, being released,etc...
     
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    My grandfather was Sam Baglio. I stumbled onto this while trying to find more info on his service record online. The government has him listed as in another nearby camp, but what was occurring at that camp, and what I remember of his stories did not line up. So it is interesting to see him on this list, since what occurred there was much more inline with what I heard, about digging up body's and on burial detail for a long period of time.

    He never would talk about any of this with me. I know he did with my mother on a few occasions, but not sure if he did with anyone else. I have plans to talk to more of the family when I am with them again, but kind of spread out. Only 2 others he may have talked to though.

    Anyway, his info was

    Pvt. Samuel Baglio, C battalion 115th Inf Reg, 29th Inf Div
    He was listed MIA June 9 1944. Just a few days after hitting Omaha Beach.
     
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    BAGLIO SAMUEL J ARMY
    Louisiana
    European Theatre: France
    Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
    GERMANY Stalag 4A Hohnstein (Airfield at Dresden-Klotsche) (No Base Camps: 13 Work Camps) Saxony 51-14

    Is this what you have? What camp do you think he was in?
     

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