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71st Armored Field Artillery Battalion WWII

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Communications Section

OFFICER
1 –( COMMUNICATION )  -   1st or 2nd Lt. ?
ENLISTED MEN ( * Names shown are a reasonable assumption based on Dad's pictures and input from members families.)
1 – ( COMMUNICATION CHIEF)   -   T/Sgt. William J. Beckley
1 – ( SIGNAL )  - Sgt. Carl J. Henry
1 – ( DRIVER HALF-TRACK ) –   T5  William D. Bauman
1 -  ( FIELD LINEMAN ) –   Pfc. Gerald  Scudder
1 -  ( FIELD TELEPHONE OPERATOR) –   T/5 Charles T. Kirkhart
1 – ( FIELD TELEPHONE OPERATOR) – ?

 

EQUIPMENT
VEHICLES:
1 – HALF-TRACK  M3A2 W/ WINCH   WITHOUT  ARMAMENT                          ---->  *MORE INFO ON HALFTRACKS <----
2 -  TRUCK   ¾  TON     4X4     W/ WINCH   ( Wire Truck ) *Note: Dad’s squad added a 30 cal. machine gun to the wire truck by taking off the windshield. After the war the Army tried to charge them for the windshield.
WEAPONS:
1 – GUN, MACHINE, BROWNING, HB, CAL.  .50, M2, FLEXIBLE ( MOUNTED ON HALF-TRACK)
1 – LAUNCHER, GRENADE  M8 (Attached to end of M1 Carbine)
COMMUNICATIONS:
1 – RADIO SET  SCR-528 MOUNTED ON HALF-TRACK
 

LATEST NEWS

Sgt.Wallace Weeks
Photo Collection & Story
9/4/2016
In Memory Of ..
James N. Sorensen 70
McKinleyville, CA.
(Son of Lt. Neil Sorensen)
8/07/44  -  7/29/15
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In Memory Of ..
Paul H. McWain 95
Huntington Woods, Michigan
(Former Lt. in the 71st)
1919  - 12/21/14
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In Memory Of ..
Everett Hammock Wilcox  95
Crystal River, Florida
(Former Capt. in the 71st)
6/27/1918 - 4/14/2014
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