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Info on the 226th FA in Leyte.

Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by bigfun, Mar 8, 2008.

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  1. wildstorm

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    Found a 105th pin on ebay. now just need the 104th field artillery.
     
  2. wildstorm

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    I don't know if anyone here is interested, but created a group on Facebook for the 226th. Just lookup
    226th Field Artillery of WWII


    and become a member and share stories and pics.
     
  3. wildstorm

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    I found another pic deep in a box.

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    Could you please help me identify the insignia on the lapel of the uniform in the above pic?
     
  5. wildstorm

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    Found about 43 more pics of him from the 105th, 226th. they are posted on the facebook page.
     
  6. bigfun

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    Hi Wooster, and welcome!
    Glad that info was helpful to you!
    Thanks, wild for the youtube vid, I'm still having trouble finding any info on Jim's Father, maybe this woman can help!
    Thanks again!
     
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    Your welcome for the vid. Also be sure to check the pics on the facebook page. I posted pics of not only my grandfather but also people he served with.
     
  8. wildstorm

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    I finally received some of his replacement medals. Now I just have to figure out how to get the rest.
     
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    Hello, I am new to this and looking for some help. My grandfather served in the army in WWII from 1942 to 1945 in the South Pacific. He was part of the Hq Battery 226th Field Artillery Batallion. He left me letters to my grandmother and a number of pictures from the war when he passed away. He never talked about the war and I have been trying to figure out exactly where he was and what he did. Does anyone have any information as to where I can begin? I have his discharge papers but can't find anything from that.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. If possible, scan the discharge documents and post them in a new thread in the Information Requests forum. You would be surprised at the amount of information some on this forum will be able to tell you. If you can't scan them, at least tell us what is on them (use box numbers), and we'll see what we can do.

    There is some data here:
    http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Return/USA-P-Return-12.html
    and here:
    http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Return/USA-P-Return-20.html
     
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    Funny how after all these years, the questions you asked. you finally get answers. And the answers start to make sense.

    I already posted on the thread about the 27th Division in Okinawa. Tallking to my Dad today, he told me that by the time he got to Leyte, he was part of the 226th FA, Battery C. He just re-counted to me when the Japanese tried to overrun their position. He laid out where each battery was at the time of the attack. I have to write it down next time. He did mention that Bob Hamilton was a friend of his.

    Again, his name was Cpl James J Roach, from Brooklyn NY, turning 89 this Saturday and living in the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina with my Mom.
     
  12. bigfun

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    Wow! Thats great! After all this time, good stuff! Jim actually brought this to my attention, said he saw this post, and told me he signed up here and everything. Can't wait to get you two talking about this and see what we can solve here.

    thanks again, and I'll look forward to hearing more!


    scott
     
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    I was startled to see Realist_State's post as I just found it. My father was also in the 226th battery c. The day that the Japs tried to overrun the battery was the day (I believe) that my Dad was killed in action. The Bob Hamilton mentioned in the post was shot and wounded. He apparently got caught outside the battery by the patrol. My Dad left his position and crawled through heavy small arms fire to get to Bob Hamilton and as he was helping him back to the battery they both were killed. This is all per a letter my mother received from Lt Ralph A Knight Commander Battery C.

    I have sent the poster a personal message as I would like to know if his Dad remembers my Dad. I have no memory of Dad as I was 2 when he left and 3 1/2 when he was killed and I was never told how he was killed until I found the letter from Lt Knight about 8 years ago.

    I want to thank you Scott and everyone else on this board for your concern and your help. I truly hope I hear from Realist_State.
     
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    I am thankful for your postings, and your dedication to share these things with us, I must point out that it is a piece of what happened in the Pacific which has always seemed to be some of the harder stuff to research so I am sure many will find this valuable and interesting.
    Thanks.
     
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    Hey Jim!
    great to see you on here, no thanks are necessary, i'm happy to help wherever i can.
    i'll shoot Realist a private message to contact you here.
     
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    I'm a little bummed out here, haven't heard anything back. Expecting little, hoping for the best!
     
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    Sorry I haven't been on a while. Google kept telling me that this was a bad site for a while.

    Anyway, I am FINALLY having my grandfathers 8mm movies converted to a harddrive and when I get them I will post the video on the 226th facebook page to share.
     
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    Thanks Scott, I really appreciate your help. I'm rather disappointed you haven't received a reply from Realist_State as I would be able to get answers to the questions on the father I never got to know.
     
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    Mods, how many posts do I need to send a PM?
     

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