Thursday, July 9, 2009

B Company of the 815th

Click on photo so you can really see it.

Special thanks to 815th researcher, historian, and Buster's War reader Dick
Bowman. The picture was sent to him from Reid Powell.

The image is thought to be from the Spring of '43.


Jenni said...

I am going to photo shop the scan a bit to see if I can make it show up a little better and crop out the white space.

Also note from the list,Grandpa's friend, Triska is in the photo as well.

Anonymous said...

"Labno, John W. age 91, Army Veteran WWII, 815th Aviation Engineer Battalion Company B. Beloved husband of Beatrice (nee Brodzinski), loving father of Paula Labno-Hintz (Bill), dearest grandfather of David (Pam) Hintz, Daniel (Beth) Hintz, Lisa (Major Dan) Legereit and Ann Hintz (Javier Palomo), great-grandfather of Chase, Sam, Lakin, Jacob, Sophie, Carter and Creighton, dear brother-in-law of Sophie (the late Harry) Brodzinski, the late Irene (Henry) Gudel, Eleanore (Donald) Disbrow, Raymond (Virginia) Brodzinski and Arthur (Dorothy) Stanley, loving brother of the late Eleanor (Frank) Jankowski and the late Josephine (Steve) Tartol, Vicki (Joel) Burke and Lillian (Ted) Frys, cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday, October 20, 2008, 10:30 a.m., from Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central Ave., to St. Ladislaus Church for 11 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 3 to 9 p.m. Info: 773-545-5420"
Chicago Sun Times

Anonymous said...

"• Guido Civiello of New Philadelphia was drafted into the Army before the war started. He was part of the 815th Aviation Engineers and was sent for basic training in Missouri, then to Scotland and Ireland to build airfields in preparation of the upcoming war. After the war started, he was sent to Africa and Italy to sweep minefields and was discharged as a corporal."
via Times

David New said...

This photo was taken in June of 1944. I have the original, and can send an excellent scan of it. I also currently have a lot of the documentation on the 815th, including "The First Ashore" book from the 1980 reunion. I just converted it PDF, so it can be downloaded. I am the grandson of Lt Col Oscar Lurwig, and currently reside in Atlanta, GA. My grandmother used to be very active in the 815th reunions and is currently still alive, but does not use the internet.

Jenni said...

Hi David New !

Wow cool. Blogger ate some of my comments and I am just receiving them.

YES to the PDF and YES a great Scan! Please and THANK YOU!

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