Americal Division Veterans Association

"Under the Southern Cross"

LOCATOR

Americal Locator for World War II. 

This is the beginning list and will cover the period of activation of Task Force 6418 and the Americal Division in 1942 to 1945.  It will be categorized as more requests are received.

 

Last update on 1 May 2017

 

Looking for:  Information on my father James Hartson Cole of the Americal Divison. He was in in pre-Pearl, Pearl Harbor,Wakia Island (3 day battle) , wounded on Guadacanal Jan 18th or 19th 1943. I am trying to confirm he was in 25thinfantry divison. i am trying to reconstruct his service. The records were destroyed in the 1975 fire in Mo.. he passed in 1971.  I have pictures of Henderson field and "Toyko Joe" plane and others that need identifying.  Contact:  Christine D (Cole) Casey;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Looking for:  Information on the 132nd 2nd battalion pictures names roster from the Guadalcanal.  Trying to put a name on one of the pictures from the grassy knoll.  Contact:  Joseph Goode;       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for:  Information.  I found out through the Army that my uncle died on September 24, 1944.  One officer and 8 enlisted soldiers were sent to find and search the body of a Japanese soldier killed earlier in the day. The patrol was ambushed and the 8 enlisted men were killed and the officer crawled back to the lines. All of this happened on Bougainville. He was with the 182nd infantry. Two of the 8 bodies were identified but the other 6 weren't because of heavy fighting in the area. I sure hope someone alive still remembers something about my uncle and can tell me about him. I also want to thank the U.S. Army for their super effort in getting a lot of information on my uncle. I would also like to thank the office of Congressman Blake Farenthold for sending my request to the Army who responded quickly.  Contact:  Michael gibson;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for: Traces of Sgt Theodore Wolf, who served at Guadalcanal. He never spoke of his service and we have no records. We are hopeful your organization might have info or clues as to how to learn about his service. Any help will be appreciated. Contact:  Kenn Cunningham; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for: information about my dad (Stanley J. Lacienski II). He served in the 182nd Infantry of the Americal Division during WWII in the Pacific Theater. I would like to know more about his time there but have come up empty on resources. Would you recommend any?  Contact:  Stanley J. Lacienski III; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Looking for: Information on a WWII era soldier named Virgil J Thorne. He was part of the 132nd Infantry regiment which I believe was part of the Americal division. Contact: John Loertscher; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for:  Information about my grandfather Mack Dewbre.  He was in the Americal Divison and served in the Philippines. We have very little information on what any details were. His full name was Charlie McCrory Dewbre. Contact: Beau Dewbre; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for: Unit information on Roy Arnold Lindberg. He may have served in the Americal on Guadalcanal? He was in the North Dakota National Guard and probably in the 164th Infantry regiment. He was/is an uncle to my neighbor. Contact: Keith Whitman; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for: Any information regarding my father, William Albert Frank Buege. He was a chaplain and a captain in the Americal Division from Guadacanal on through Fiji, Bougainville. I am lookiing for information about his service time. Contact: William Buege; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for: Any veteran who knows my grandfather, John A. Crowhurst. Heis a WWII Americal veteran who served on Bougainville and during the occupation of Japan, will be turning 98 this fall. We are hoping to find out if there are any other survivors from his unit in Northern California - or anywhere. Contact: Jean Rice; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for:  Anyone with information about my uncle, Bruno J. Klemm (Klimkowski).  I believe he served with the Americal Division at Cebu.  Contact:  Mark Klimkowski<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for:  Information on  Roy Arnold Lindberg.  I am trying to determine if he served with the Americal Division in WWII, Guadalcanal, 164th Inf. Regt., North Dakota National Guard.  Contact:  Keith Whitman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking for: Anyone who knew my grandfather, John A. Crowhurst, a WWII Americal veteran who served on Bougainville and during the occupation of Japan. He will be turning 98 this fall and we are hoping to find out if there are any other survivors from his unit in Northern California - or anywhere. Contact: Jean Rice; <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Looking for: Anyone who may have known my great uncle or would know how to find out information about him. Tommy Garrett never came home. My grandfather told me that Tommy and a group of other soldiers were on an island and went into the jungle for some reason. Apparently, only one of them returned and said something about being attacked. When everyone went into the jungle to find them, there was no trace of them. Here is the info that I know about Tommy Garrett- From Texas; Service Number 38220894; Rank Private First Class; Service U.S. Army; Regiment 182nd Infantry Regiment, Americal Division; Date Death 03-26-1946; Awards Bronze Star, Purple Heart; Burial Missing in Action or Buried at Sea, Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. Contact: Michael Gibson; <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 361-438-1099.