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thatstom
Seeking information on Black Cats activities in April 1945
Thu Apr 10, 2014 09:47
78.35.157.182

My name is Thomas Fahlenbock. Im a genealogist and currently Im writing a history book about the last days of WW2 around the area of my hometown Herkenrath (near Bergisch Gladbach) during the time between April 12 to April 15, 1945.

The area includes the following villages and small towns:
- Bergisch Gladbach
- Sand
- Spitze
- Ball
- Herkenrath
- Moitzfeld
- Bensberg

Photos taken by American soldiers and war reports would be very helpful.

Id appreciate if you could help me

Kind regards
Thomas Fahlenbock


  • 13th Armored DivisionLynn Polgar, Mon May 3 14:45
    Mr. Knight, I am the Secretary of the 13th Armored Division Association. I am doing research on those men from the 13th who were KIA. I may have information for you regarding your uncle, Donzel... more
    • Seeking information on Black Cats activities in April 1945 — thatstom, Thu Apr 10 09:47
    • Francis Killeen 13th armoured divRob Killeen, Mon Nov 4 17:16
      Lynn polgar, my father was in 13th a.d. I just read article about woman who bought captured nazi flag that was sighned by 140 men of 13th armored div, 16th battalion comp B, my fathers unit. The man... more
    • My Great UncleD.Richrdson, Tue Dec 20 14:22
      Like a lot of these fellas I am seeking any info about my Great Uncle Ralph "Chick" Richardson. He was killed on April 11, 1945 and was a member of the 13th Armored Division.
    • My Great UncleD.Richrdson, Tue Dec 20 14:21
      Like a lot of these fellas I am seeking any info about my Great Uncle Ralph "Chick" Richardson. He was killied on April 11, 1945 and was a member of the 13th Armored Division.
    • Mr. Knight, Lynn PolgarScott DeFriez, Fri May 20 16:35
      I have one of my Ucles (Joseph DeFriez) books of the history and men that were in the Black Cats 13th armored divison/24th tank battalion. He served with these men and the 13th/24th. I can look... more
      • How to find battalion & company?weidnerkurt, Tue Sep 20 14:21
        How do you go about finding a relative's battalion, company, etc? All I know is he served with the 13th Armored Division and was wounded.
      • Mr. KnightScott DeFriez, Fri May 20 16:53
        Do you know what company your Uncle was in? Thank you! Scott DeFriez
        • How to get company infoAnonymous, Tue Sep 20 14:14
          How do you go about finding a relatives company, etc? All I know is he served with the 13th Armored.
        • 13th Armored Div/ 24th Tank Bn bookScott DeFriez, Fri May 20 17:13
          Book of the men who served with the 13th Black Cats Armored Div/ 24th Tank Bn. Scott DeFriez
    • Re: 13th Armored DivisionAnonymous, Fri May 20 16:33
      I have one of my Ucles (Joseph DeFriez) books of the history and men that were in the Black Cats 13th armored divison/24th tank battalion. He served with these men and the 13th/24th. I can look... more
      • 24th Armored Tank BattalionJay Liberacki, Wed Mar 7 22:42
        You may want to look at the 13th Armored Divisions web site 13tharmoreddivision.org which has an extensive story on the 24th Armored Tank Battalion called 'Boots to Bogies'. Good luck.
      • donzel c knightjdknight7, Thu Jul 7 19:13
        Mr. DeFriez,I just seen your message at ww2 stories.I have very little info on my uncle oter than he was in the 13th/24th and was killed in Germany right before the end of the war.i would be very... more
    • donzel c knightAnonymous, Wed Jun 2 19:00
      mr.polgar i just seen your message and would greatful if you could help me find any information about him.
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