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mmar fOCPTAL AD MBMgt
loaring Human AX found Oapt. TBonpaon and Detachment pro-
parod to depart from Human. Since there are no 0. t. Troop a or
Military Government Betaohment in town arranged Tor Oapt. Bleon
and Went. Ten ttirum of the t-S (i A K Boo.) to stay over two days
to handle local situation, to make ocmtaot with Military Oor’t Bet.
In veilheln and arrange for then to take over.
Arrived Hdidenheim.SenDany PM 1800 where Dlv HAqa la to he
located pending future diapoaltlon.
MB eetahliahed at Bleuhenem. SP oaap at 8qritl.Ln.iXGM> inepeotd
end advleed hy Pronoh offioer in charge evacuation of IB?'a that
gasoline was needed for shipment of BP'a. Aleo inspected two crisis
at XU0BK8KN end advised polish heads of oeiqps that the plane for
lxaneilate future would ho for people of Xaatera Xarope to remain
in their iaaudiate areas until transportation heoomes availahls.
Xeport on atrooltles committed hy Mazla in the area and who was
responsible is being requested.
Oapt. Harvey, MBO, CCH, contacted Bet. et AngShurg to determine
all phases of operations and reports that all aeems to be well
carried out . Report of Bet. wae given to Ool. Gordon, 00, COR.
Also contacted local MO Bet in Meuburg.
XDWARB f SKULKS
Lt Ool Inf
Chief Military Gov’t Off.
HEADQ0ARTSR8 12TH ARMORED DIVISICN
APO 862," Tf.S. Army
— .. < Heidenhelm, Germany
• P 7 May 1945
MILITARY GOVERNMENT SBCTIOH
DAILY JOURNAL ATCD KSPOSa . . '/
Conferred with C/8 and 0-3 plend and operations and reeponsl-
bilitiee relative to new area.
Contacted Dlv MG Off relative to location of MO Bet in particular
sr-JUJtiSt irssiJssxs sff5 ttszf
Lt Daughters, MGO, COB, interviewed BIS at Blaubeuem and find
13 available to bring HP’s to camp at 01m, under
Gregory of DP comp. Unauthorized civil travel--;)ail hae ^
under HP guard in Ulm for CIC use. Ml suspicious
brought there; others arrested for Landkreis area may be
civilian jail at 01m. Also discussed Road Blocks and Security patrols
Interviewed BM at Laupheim with Col Fields (714th) f« "soussed ev^
acuation of DP's. This particular BM has things well under control.
Instructed BHat Latching that he furnish food, Bhelterandclothea
to 200 DP's in that town. Conferred with Russian leader et BP b
who assures his group will remain quietly for few ^ awaiting
evecustion, if food and clothes as welle as shelter are provided.
HEADQUARTERS 12TH ARMORED DIVT8I0M
APO 262, 0. £5.. Army
’ ' . , 8 May 1945 *
MILITARY GOVBHNMKHT 3BCTICW "V
DtTT.V JOURNAL AND REPORT
Conferred with Capt. Edwards, Lt Jasexi, Lt Dye, officers
of Mil Gov't Det I14G3 located in HeideneheiiB. Discussed the Mil
Gov't Organisation of LandKrois Heidonheira,tlie immediate problena
being handled by the Detachment, looting by DP's and condition
of the 11 DP caups located in Stadtkreis of Heidenhelm. Plans
laid as to lend assistance to Detachment.
9 May 1945
Conferred with C./S,G-2, G-3 relative to plane, operations,
and organization of security control within Division Zone.
Conferred with Capt. Edwardo and assistant Officers.of Det.
Heidenheim and arranged to furnish tracks for the consolidation of
of food stocks; the unloading and storage of IV Railroad carloads
of goods and hauling of Potnto'c and Beet seeds from vicinity of.
Regensburg and Ueilbronn.
(jinvoysd Division areo as to the guarding of necessary install-
ations; removal of Dp's to Seventh .in® DP Centers. Conferred
with Division WO Officers outlining their respective duties.
10 May 1946
Removed with Division Trucks approximately 1500 DP's from
Landkreis Heidenhelm to Army Dp Center, of '.eetom Kurope people.
Also supported removal of approximately < 500 DP's from Dlv area.
Planned end got underway consolidation of DP campB within Div,
area. Recommended t■> C/S and G—3 the advisability of having the
Division perimeter to conform to political sub—division "boundaries
of Landkreis which has been arranged for thru /miy, which will
eventually mean Division will include .within area a whole Lendkrels.
Conferred with Division MOO Officers relative to rpogrnns within
their Zone. Requested from C/8, G—1 additional Officers for this
section in orddr to place MGO Staff and Liaison Officers in each
Landkreis within Divison area.
The photo of the demolished bridge spanning the
River at Donaworth, Germany, was taken by Joseph
(B-L7), 1008 S. Center St., Springfield, Ohio.
Warren Maue (A-17), 5385 Dalton Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio,
sent the picture' (above) of then Major Logan, commander of the
17th, AIB, taken in Tennessee, October, 1943. We have no Identifi-
cation of the assault gun crew in the picture.
At the left, Walter Hasselquist, Ralph Cantrell and Sgt.
Griffin are shown- taking lt easy outside their mess hall at
Nlresheim, Germany, where Hq-23 had’ set up in an aid machine
gun factory. Cantrell, who lives at 102 E. Home Ave., W. Carrollton
Ohio, sent the picture.
THE GUYS WHO GOT THE SHOW ON THE ROAD!
Shown here are some officers of the 12 ADA. Back row'
standing left to right are Capt. McLees (Dent.) Capt. Levy (CCA),
Colonel Wells (Co. 66), Lt. Stan Polok, Chaplin Fortin, and Capt.
Bromley (S-4). In the front are^Lt. Hal Cripe and Lt, Bill Parker.
Do you remember the two baseball stars to toe BH|
Both were on toe division team and HH|« professionally.
They aTe Walter LanPranconi (left) and Eddie Yount.
The other top photo, taken at St. Avoid, Prance, Is of toe section.
Beading from- the left, front row, they are Ed ^cVctt toTr™
second row a DP picked up to Colmar, and Barnard Sackett, top row,
John Neill. Lt. Morris Poaster (the tenor), Eddie Yount, Dick Yhung
and Capt. Robert DeMarsellis. Major Lester Reiss was absent when
the picture was taken.
Dick Young, one of the division pugilists, Is shown in the picture
to the left. All these pictures were taken i
i at St. Avoid.
The dateline on this picture should be V.E. Day 1945 at
Steinheim Germany just a few miles from the Dillengen Bridge.
The house in the background is where the 495th Personnel Sec-
tion was billeted. As the news of the surrender came through,
the fellows started looking for a means to celebrate. It may
toe recalled by this section, that Bob Burns, picured here leaning
against the building, and Bob Lepley went scouring the country
side looking for some schnapps with just a little success. It
seems like the local population thereabouts were either itea-
totallers or else had already consumed all alcoholic beverages
However, the two Yul Brynner type characters pictured in
the foreground went about celebrating in a different way. Wally
McVay, on the left, and Bob Saehloff, on the right, made a pact
to shave each other’s head if the surrender news was true. It
These boys of the 494th, taking a brake, unloading cases
of wine on a delivery wagon in Germany.
These A-714th men are John Critzas and George Moss
the summer of '45 at Camp Lucky Strike. _|
fellow on the left.
Ron Is the !
“Clarise” was called “home” for
To the right is “Clarise the Halftrack”, nome
a crew of C-56 during the 12th drive across
•ance and Germany. Ronald R. Blazek, 15713
orsica Ave, Cleveland 10, Ohio, one of the youn
• members of the division celebrated |
xthday in this track.
In the Winter of 1944, December 28, at Lauter Bach, Ger-
many is Company A, 493rd men in battle dress. The men are
Brewer, McDowell and Witty with Kutrz in the rear.
Melvin Slick (156) reading the latest edition of the "Hell-
cat News" in Germany in 1945.
Joseph Zagorar of Hq-134
in Europe of '44. Joe was nick-
i named "The Ballroom Dancer."
Manuel, the barber. Hobert Farmer,
in doorway, customer ?
Taken in Austrian Alps before war
ended. Buscavage, Krowicak, Munz,
Fudge and in front, Banks.
1st PLATOON, A COMPANY, 56TH AIB.
This group of NCO's at Tid-
worth, England before our trip
to the continent. L to R are T/'
Sgt. Steve Thompson, Lt. Blair
(KIA) near Sichenhausen, Lt. Di-
llon (KIA) near Uttweiler and
lst/Sgt. John H. Becker all of
A group of men attached to
Co. B, 17th A.I.B. while in Ger-
many. L to R: Young, Tommy
Bellamy and Thomas Woods. _
First in line is Sgt. Neurocky
who was in charge of the four-
th squad. Second is Rodriquez.
Third is Sgt. Smith (Smitty) le-
ader of the anti-tank plattoon.
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