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Thank you for your quick reply Mr "Cevensky".

I have that kind of roster too. This is a general Roll of Honour list of the 325th.

 

Rick mentioned about a roster of Easy Company from February/March 1944. I wonder if Mr. Matysak is also on that roster.

I know that Mr. Matysak was enlisted at Camp Grant (ILL) back at 26 March 1942. But I am not sure when he was in Easy Company. So if he is already at the roster from early 1944, than I can imagine in which campaigns he was involved.

 

Hopefully there is also some information in which platoon/squad he was in and what his job was.

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I figured you had as much.

If there isn't anything really specific in the E Co roster, I'll check out a book I own that was written by an E Company veteran. I don't think it was printed in any sort of large quantity. Good, firsthand information in it nonetheless.

Maybe Rick also has a copy, but I'll check mine tomorrow.

Best,

Cole Evensky

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Stunning group! I used to work for a museum. Please understand that there is a tendency, depending on the museum and the curator, to hold onto items for an extended period of time. If they can show custody, they can claim it.

 

I would NOT loan anything out.

 

My two cents.

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Hi Rick,

 

That's really stunning collection you have. Is your uncle still alive?

I wonder if you could help me with my research? I adopted a grave from a gliderman from Easy Company, (2nd bat) 325th GIR. He died at 5 February 1945 at the last stages of the battle of the Bulge. He is burried at Henry Chapelle in Belgium.

 

His name is Michael F Matysak.

  • Can you find his name on any of the rosters that you have?
  • Could he be on one of your photo's?

Any help would be definitely appreciated.

 

Best regards,

 

Danny ter Horst

Danny,

 

Found him on a roster dated 31 July 1943 as a Pvt.

Hope this helpes.

 

Regards,

 

Christian

Always looking for 9th aviation engineers, 9th troop carrier,82nd AB and 101st AB related material.

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Danny,

 

Found him on a roster dated 31 July 1943 as a Pvt.

Hope this helpes.

 

Regards,

 

Christian

Thanks Christian,

 

That definitive helped.

So back in 1943 he was indeed already at Easy Company, 325th GIR.

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How complete are the 325th GIR rosters? I'm trying to find a soldier who served with them but I'm having no luck.

Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Back in the mid to later 1970's and 80's I was fortunate enough to work with Robert L. Dickerson of Henderson, KY who was the C.O. of E Co during the action at Salerno. He had retired as a Bird Colonel from the US army during the Viet Nam war and was working as the supply manager at a large hospital that I was employed at. His exploits at Salerno are described in the Devils in Baggy Pants booklet put out by the 82nd Abn Div. I don't know if he was still with E Co. during the Normandy Invasion, but he told me that when he jumped from his glider upon landing, he stepped into nose deep water ( he was well over 6 ft. tall) He was wounded very badly on D+3 stating due to a screw up on his part. He said that he and his RTO were out in plain sight using the radio and figured a German had eyes on them and within a minute of two they were being mortared. He never returned to action after that I believe. One thing he did say, was that his company's mortar crews were the very best and could "drop a round right down a smokestack" . I used to have a photo of him but lost it over the years. He died several years ago and is buried at Arlington. He was a true southern gentleman.

 

Quote from Col Dickerson : " Hell, those Russians are crazy trying to do anything in Afghanistan. That's like trying to take over West Virginia!"

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I just picked up a grouping from Harley R. Bohrer who was with the 325th Glider Infantry E Company. He was KIA on 15 June 1944. It appears that his shoulder patch (82nd) was cut off his jump jacket and mailed home along with some letters from his girlfriend. She mentioned in the letters that Harley was in North Africa in 1943. Any information on this hero appreciated. Is he on anyone's E Company roster ?

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I just picked up a grouping from Harley R. Bohrer who was with the 325th Glider Infantry E Company. He was KIA on 15 June 1944. It appears that his shoulder patch (82nd) was cut off his jump jacket and mailed home along with some letters from his girlfriend. She mentioned in the letters that Harley was in North Africa in 1943. Any information on this hero appreciated. Is he on anyone's E Company roster ?

 

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Hope this helps :)

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