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Seeking Information: 754th Tank Battalion

Discussion in 'Land Warfare in the Pacific' started by Top, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow Patron  

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    :eek: :_doh:

    Of course, you are right, Pacifist. Well done. My first thought was that it was the 129th. However, I wasn't positive and thought maybe my personal interest in the 129th had affected my recollection. I was also did not have time to do the necessary checking as you did.

    Here's a page from the book Armored Thunderbolt which shows the photo with a similar caption to the one you described. And the photo from page 377 of CARTWHEEL... (ref. to post #19 above).


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    It is amazing how many blogs, forums, and other websites have wrong info regarding these photos. I have seen the soldiers ID'd as Americal Division in Jan 1944, Marines on Palau, etc.

    Capn, though he may have not gotten the Regiment right, he did have the right Division and branch of service. Lucky Legs II may very well have supported the 145th and/or 148th at times during the War. It's not surprising if 20+ years later, he got that one detail wrong. IMO, that letter is a treasure, just as much as the photos and other mementos that you have. Thank you for sharing them here.
     

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    This is great stuff, really interesting reading. By the way, nice new profile pic Tommy .
     
  3. TD-Tommy776

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    Thanks. As much as I like the TD patch, it was time to mix it up a bit.

    I found another photo of the infantry & tank attack on Bougainville which identifies the soldiers as 129th Infantry. The armor unit is not identified, but is almost certainly the 754th.

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  4. Pacifist

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    TD resized your pic. Considering the Sherman has a number 3 on it and a helmet hanging off the turret I'd say 95% chance it was Lucky Legs II again.
     
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    It's come to my attention that my photos I placed within my "replies" have lost their links to PhotoBucket (my previous image storage site). Not of my doing, but Photobucket has had a change of "policy" where it requires a "fee" to use an uploaded image from their site if its used on "third party websites", like WW2Forum. They want $300.00 for my ability to use their site to hold images!?! Sorry, I won't pay their ransom!!

    I've since gone to another storage site and can now relink the few photos I've used to these replies again. Because of a "time limitation" regarding edits to replies from this forum (you can't edit your replies after a certain amount of time), I'll add my images in the following posts.
     
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    That's it for now. Just a couple of images that needed to be relinked.......and this was the only way to do it!

    I'm glad a fellow reader of this forum PM me, asking about the images. His interest was regarding his Grandfather who was with the 754th during WWII. I'm glad to be of help
     
  7. TD-Tommy776

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    Yeah, I had the same problem. When I got the message from PB as to what they were going to do, I asked them to close my account and told them to go pound sand. Fortunately, I had kept copies of all the photos I had uploaded to PB so I wasn't completely SOL. I will never use another image hosting service.
     
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    Hello TD-Tommy again.....been a long time since I last was here! New computer, new image hosting site, I forgot about relinking my images here.
    I decided to keep my "account" with Photobucket........I've kept all my images by other means too. I want my images to stay on their server site until they rot!! Taking up space is my best answer to them!!
     

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