Co. K, 335th Infantry, 84th Division Railsplitters
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Re: Pvt Dalton M Thomas
Posted by Allan Wilford Howerton on December 31, 2013, 2:28 pm, in reply to "Pvt Dalton M Thomas
Regrettably, the only information we have on Dalton M. Thomas is a listing in the Company C, 335th Infantry section of the 84th Division roster which notes that he was from Dover, Ohio and was killed in action December 1,1944. This was during the battle for Lindern, Germany in the Siegfried Line, which commenced on November 29, 1944. My memoir, "Dear Captain, et al.: the Agonies and the Ecstasies of War and Memory," (Xlibris, 2000) describes the battle of Lindern from the viewpoint of Company K, 335th Infantry and the overall situation with references to some of the other supporting units.
The Company C, 335th Infantry roster lists Sgt. Eddie A. Hentschel of Blue Earth, Minnesota as having served with the company throughout the war. Sgt. Lewis L. Beeken of Hamilton, Ohio is listed in the company roster as having been killed in action April 22, 1945. This would have been during the battle of Restorf-Pevestorf on the Elbe River, the last 84th Division battle of the war. The memoir referenced above also describes this event.
Many thanks for your inquiry.
Link: Dear Captain, et al.
This board is dedicated to the memory of CAPTAIN LEONARD REED CARPENTER, Company Commander, November 19, 1944 - March 27, 1945.
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