Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

473rd Infantry

Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by LRusso216, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    13,968
    Likes Received:
    2,402
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
  2. Nora vollintine

    Nora vollintine New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    2
    Yes these are the items please even my father's picture that I can get back of him and my grandma any of the stuff if anyone knows where it's at please
     
  3. Nora vollintine

    Nora vollintine New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thank you guys so much I've got a lead on the items you guys work so hard on here to answer a out questions and lead us the right way you guys are gems
     
  4. Nora vollintine

    Nora vollintine New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2020
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    2
  5. Zanniell Zevenbergen

    Zanniell Zevenbergen New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Seeking information on the 473rd as well. My grandfather served and was wounded April 14, 1945. His name is Harold Bremer from Iowa. Left Ft. Leavenworth, KS, January 14, 1943, and came home July 1945. Received a Good Conduct Ribbon, EAME Ribbon, 5 Bronze Service Stars, Combat INF Badge and a Purple Heart which we still have in our possession. Would love to see if anyone knew him or has his name on any of their "relics". Thank you!
     
    TD-Tommy776 likes this.
  6. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    13,968
    Likes Received:
    2,402
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    [​IMG]

    Not much help, but I think this is his draft card. Since the 473rd was in existence for only a short time, it would be helpful if you knew his company and prior service.
     
  7. Tipnring

    Tipnring Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2019
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Northeast Florida
  8. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    13,968
    Likes Received:
    2,402
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I actually have that book. It was included in a pack of material my mother sent me several years ago.
     
    Tipnring likes this.
  9. Tipnring

    Tipnring Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2019
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Northeast Florida
    Awesome.

    I saw that you had the book from your first post. That's how I did a search for it on line & found the digital copy.

    It's great that you have the original copy. It says in the forward of the book that they tried to send each member of the 473rd a copy of it when it was published.

    "The mailing list for the distribution of this book was a lengthy one.
    Names and addresses were taken from official records. Some of the records
    were incomplete at the time. The typing was done by Italians and accuracy
    was made impossible by language difficulties.

    It is believed, in spite of the above, that most former members of the
    Regiment will find a copy at home upon their arrival. Additional copies
    cannot be provided.

    ANY FORMER 473RD SOLDIER WHO DIDN'T GET A COPY SHOULD
    WRITE BOX 303, DUNELLEN, NEW JERSEY. INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME
    AND ADDRESS AND AS LONG AS THEY LAST, ONE WILL BE SENT TO
    YOU WITHIN A SHORT TIME.



    —The EDITORS"

    I wanted to post the link to the digital version so others that din't have the book could read and research it if they wanted to.

    This site below also contains a lot of scanned books, films, etc on WWII.


    WWII Archive : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive

    WWII Archive
    A collection of public domain World War II books, radio broadcasts, V-discs, films, and other ephemera. Curated by a librarian. Thanks for the support & please consider donating to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or the Internet Archive (so that others can enjoy this WWII Archive in the future).
     
  10. Missy1

    Missy1 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2021
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello, My grandfather was also in the 473 infantry. I do know he was in Africa and Italy but do not know much else other than he was a truck driver. His name was Victor Burchard. We also have his uniform.
     
    TD-Tommy776 likes this.
  11. WilliamsCE243

    WilliamsCE243 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know this is an old post but does anyone here have any info on a CPL Williams D Williams of Pennsylvania? I know he was killed in action but I can't find any other info other than that. The story I've been told was he was killed by a sniper as the war was ending. If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it!
     
  12. Tipnring

    Tipnring Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2019
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Northeast Florida
    The only information that I found in the book was he is mentioned as one of the soldiers of the 473 Infantry killed in action.
    CPL. WILLIAM D. WILLIAMS, 145 St. Thomas St., Gallitzon, Pa.

    No other info found. You may try searching Newspapers.com.

    42861_646933_0810-00589.jpg
    Headstone and Interment Records for U.S., Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 for William D Williams


    Is this his find a grave memorial?
    Cpl William David Williams (1917-1945) - Find A...

     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2021
    WilliamsCE243 likes this.
  13. WilliamsCE243

    WilliamsCE243 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep that's him, thank you! I will try that
     

Share This Page