3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2021 6:45 AM by Theresa Vennie

    Seeking information about T5 John F Anders

    David Butenschoen Newbie

      Trying to find information on T5 John F Anders, Service Number 36305701 who served with Company B, Maintenance Battalion, with the 2nd Armored Division in WWII. Getting his hometown, date and place of death, etc. would be helpful. Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking information about T5 John F Anders
          Elliot Schneider Ranger

          David,

           

          Here is some information. He is also buried at the following.

           

          NameJohn Anders
          SexMale
          Age67
          Address3425 W 72nd St
          Death Date22 Jan 1985
          Death PlaceChicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
          Birth Date06 Feb 1917
          Birthplace, , Illinois
          Marital StatusMarried
          OccupationRamp Service
          RaceWhite
          Father's NameJoseph Anders
          Mother's NameMartha Seigmeir
          Spouse's NameGeraldine Provst
          Informant's NameJo Ziomek
          Entry Number601769
          CemeterySt Mary
          Funeral HomeLynch-Evans Funeral Home Ltd

           

          Event TypeBurial
          NameJohn F Anders
          Age67
          Death or Burial Date25 Jan 1985
          Death or Burial PlaceEvergreen Park, Cook, Illinois, United States
          Death or Burial Place (Original)Evergreen Park , Cook, Illinois, United States
          CemeterySt. Mary

           

           

          Name:John F Anders
          Race:White
          Marital status:Single, without dependents (Single)
          Rank:Private
          Birth Year:1917
          Nativity State or Country:Illinois
          Citizenship:Citizen
          Residence:Cook, Illinois
          Education:3 years of high school
          Civil Occupation:Architects
          Enlistment Date:19 Nov 1941
          Enlistment Place:Chicago, Illinois
          Service Number:36305701
          Branch:Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
          Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
          Source:Civil Life
          Height:67
          Weight:126
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          • Re: Seeking information about T5 John F Anders
            Marcus Bacher Adventurer

            Dear Mr. Butenschoen,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            In addition to the information provided by Mr. Schneider, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.

             

            We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II Army Enlistment Records database that includes a file pertaining to John F. Anders. Please use the information in this file when requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).

             

            Next, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1985 (Record Group 407) that includes records of the 2nd Armored Division, Maintenance Battalion (files 602-TR3-0.1 to 602-TR3-1.13) during WWII. We also located a series titled Unit Histories, 1943 - 1967 in the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338) that includes the file unit titled 2nd Armored Division: Maintenance Memorandum for 1943. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. We were unable to locate specific records of Company B.  Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the battalion.

             

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            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

            • Re: Seeking information about T5 John F Anders
              Theresa Vennie Scout

              Hello David:

               

              Please find additional information for John F. Anders.

               

              Regards,

              Theresa