List of veterans

A list of veterans and interviews with American and Belgian veterans who in 1945 participated in the liberation of Pilsen and other sites in western Bohemia.
Discover the atmosphere of the period through authentic eyewitness accounts. In the veterans’ database you will find their recollections, photographs, as well as several veterans’ videos and voice recordings.

Name and surname Assignment Story Photo Multimedia
Charles H. Noble, Srov. Commander, Combat Command 3, 16th Armored Division      
Cliffton Howard 97th Infantry Division     x
Clyde Kessen 16th Armored Division     x
David C. Lustig Radio operator, 547th Bomb Squadron 8th Air Force x x x
Donald D. Jaquish 2nd Infantry Division x   x
Earl Ingram Platoon Leader, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division x x x
Erik O. Petersen Driver, 397th Artillery Battalion, 16th Armored Division x x x
Fremont Gruss 97th Infantry Division     x
George Patton Waters General George Smith Patton grandson x x x
George Thompson 137th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion, 16th Armored Division x x x
Gerard J. Couture 2nd Infantry Division x x x
Glynn G. Raby 2nd Infantry Division x x x
Harold Yeglin 97th Infantry Division x   x
Harry Mazer Gunner, 602nd Bomb Squadron, 8th Air Force x x x
Henry Gilbert 97th Infantry Division     x
Irving Baum 16th Armed Division x   x
John Leonard Pierce Brigadier General, Commander of the 16th Armored Division x x x
John Pershing Wakefield 2nd Infantry Division x x x
Josef Prokopec Fighter pilot, member of the 310th and 312th RAF skvadrona x x x
Karl R. Lindquist Company G 2nd Battalion of the 104th Regiment, 26th Infantry Division x x x
Leo D. Hymas 97th Infantry Division x x x
Lester Clear, Jr. 97th Infantry Division x   x
Marion Kirkham Brother of fighter squadron of 377th Fighter Squadron 9th Air Force x x x
Raymond A. Noury Bomber gunner, 343rd Squadron 15th Air Force x x x
Reverend Kenneth S. Jones intelligence officer, 16th Armored Division x x x
Richard J. Petranek 593rd Health Company x x x
Richard Pieper 97th Infantry Division     x
Robert A. Norvell Commander bomber, 849th Squadron 8th Air Force x x x
Robert Crooker 97th Infantry Division     x
Samuel Roy Hodges 2nd squad of Company G 38th Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division x x x
Stephen Mason Company C, 56th Signal Battalion, V Corps x x x
Thomas Grissop 16th Armored Division     x
Verne Lewellen 137. technical security battalion of the 16th Armored Division x x x
Virgil L. Lucas V Corps x x x
William O. Johnson 16th Armored Division x x x

 

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