Troops of US 44th Armored Infantry Battalion and M4 Sherman tanks of US 6th Armored Division advancing toward German lines near Bastogne, Belgium, 31 Dec 1944

Caption     Troops of US 44th Armored Infantry Battalion and M4 Sherman tanks of US 6th Armored Division advancing toward German lines near Bastogne, Belgium, 31 Dec 1944 ww2dbase
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1. Kathleen Oswald says:
12 Dec 2009 05:32:22 PM

My grandfather was in the 44th armored Infantry Battalion. I am looking for any memorabilia about their unit, or anyone who might have known Floyd Cecil Hensley. (Shorty)
2. Ken Farrar says:
27 Dec 2009 05:09:26 PM

my dad was in the 44th.
3. Robert Culverhouse says:
9 Feb 2010 02:50:41 PM

My great-uncle that I was named after was killed serving in the 44th armored infantry. Robert Wynne
4. Jason Baltutis says:
23 Mar 2010 09:46:28 AM

My uncle's father (Robert Groffy) served with the 44th Armored Infantry and was wounded. Trying to get any information on getting his Purple Heart but it's not working too well. If anybody knows of any way to find that out, I'd be interested.
5. Joseph Burgess says:
25 Jul 2010 07:31:29 PM

The 44th AIB was part of the 6th AD, in which my father served as a tank driver in the 15th TB. Try a query through the SuperSixth thread --
6. SCOTT says:
17 Sep 2010 07:44:15 PM

7. SCOTT says:
17 Sep 2010 07:48:30 PM

8. Richard Keck says:
21 Sep 2010 12:36:38 PM

My uncle, Elmer Keck was with the 44th, he died on Jan 2, 1945 near Bastonge. I have not been able to find alot of info on the 44th. Can anyone help?
9. W. McCoy says:
1 Jan 2011 05:24:36 PM

My father, Guy McCoy, was a medic in the 44th AIB 6th AD and was attached to the unit throughout all of Europe. Currently researching for upcoming book on the Medical Detachment. His unit was involved in the breakthrough to Bastogne to set up an Aid Station.
10. E. ALLEGRUCCI says:
5 Jul 2011 01:05:37 PM

11. Lon Miller says:
23 Aug 2011 12:59:36 AM

My father, Vernon Duane Miller, was in the 44th Armored Infantry Battalion during WW2. Would greatly appreciate any info from any soldier who knew/served with him.
12. Ken Small says:
25 Jan 2012 07:10:28 PM

My father, Charles Small, was also in the 44th AIB, fought through the hedgerows, and was subsequently wounded near Brest, Aug 7, 1944.
He has a small monograph he wrote about his experiences, if anyone would be interested.
13. TonyV says:
28 Jan 2012 01:20:58 PM

My dad was in this unit, Anthony (Todd) Violante from 41-45. He was a Tec 4 anyone know him please write. He just passed away 1/15/12
14. Wayne Mutza says:
23 May 2012 09:04:47 AM

My dad was 44th WWII; he'd be 100 this year; would like to hear from anyone with info on him and the 44th
15. Kathleen Oswald says:
25 May 2012 08:56:28 PM

Wow...I was looking for things to post on behalf of my Grandfather for memorial day. My mother may be able to help with info about the 6th armored, 44th infantry, comoany C. Her father was Floyd Cecil Hensley.
16. Sue McDougall says:
25 May 2012 11:42:27 PM

To W. McCoy..We met your mom, Francis and dad, from Elizabethtown, Ky. at the 53rd Reunion of the 6th Armored Division. Just looked in my 2000 photo album, and viewed the pictures of your dad's great
memorabilia that you submitted!
My dad was in the 44th, Co. C.....wounded on April 15, 1945 at Rochlitz, Germany. 2 Bronze stars, Purple Heart and Silver Star.
Let me know how to get your book!
17. Sue McDougall says:
26 May 2012 12:08:05 AM

To Wayne, Lon, Richard , Scott and others interested in good info on the 44th. "THE SUPER SIXTH" BY George Hofmann is excellent.
Hofmann was at the 53 Reunion of the Super Sixers.
I was able to trace my dad's journey with the 44th through the war with it!
18. D. Leatherman says:
11 Jun 2012 10:46:16 PM

My dad was in the 44th AID. All that I know
about the time my dad was in the Army, (He died
when I was ten) was that he was in Germany and
his barracks was bombed, he was injured, medals
that he had were a purple heart and a ribbon
with a silver colored star hanging from it.
I know he was honorably discharged. But I need some info because my mom is in need of survivors benefits and they require facts like discharge papers etc... How does one get these facts that haven't been needed since you were 10y.o. and receiving survivor benefits yourself. Anyway my dads name was Arthur Walker, pfc, 44th Armored Infantry Division, prior to 1945.
19. Brenda Lyles says:
18 Aug 2012 10:35:00 AM

Anyone knowing a soldier from 44th AIB who was killed in Feb. 45 on the Sigfried Line, please contact me. I have a relative who was with him and they were hit by shrapnel he was killed instantly and my relative was severely wounded, sent back to England for treatment. He does not remember the other fellow's name as a result of his wounds, but does remember he was from Massachusetts. Thanks.
20. Anonymous says:
18 Aug 2012 10:54:39 AM

my freind was wounded about the 21st or 22nd of feb 1945on the siegfried line and his friend from mass.was killed at the same time.he can't remember his name and would like any info to find out.they were in the 6th ad/44th aib.he was 19 yrs old and the friend 18.
21. Pete Chadwick says:
4 Dec 2012 03:23:45 PM

My Father was in Company A 44th armored Infantry Battalion. Have tried to get service records or any information. Was told records burned. His name was James Leon Chadwick. He was known to many as Rabbit. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
22. W.L.McCoy says:
14 Feb 2013 12:19:00 PM

This is a link to a Facebook page commemorating my has photos of the medics, etc...44th AIB....the book on the medical units of 6th AD is being finished and will be announced at a later date.
23. Ben Jenkins says:
18 Jul 2013 06:34:57 PM

My Father served in the 44th Armored Infantry Battalion and was killed in action during the Siele valley campaign
24. Julie Roberts says:
10 Nov 2013 04:05:35 PM

Does anyone have information on my dad Sgt. Duane L. Roberts. He received the Bronze Star but sadly I don't know anything about why or when. He found in the Battle of Bulge.
25. Honor roll 6th AD says:
27 Aug 2014 05:05:00 AM

more info 6th AD, newspaper articles story ect.
26. Charles Atkin says:
27 Oct 2014 04:45:36 PM

My GrandFather was in the 44th Armored Infantry battalion Company C He was part of the super 6 his name is Ernest (Pop) Atkins he was a Private First Class . He passed away about 12 yrs ago . I was fortunate enough to get lots of pictures from him and his Honorable Discharge Papers .and lots of stories .
27. William Perkins says:
26 Apr 2015 07:12:10 AM

Ken Small, my grandmothers brother,Willie S Woolard was a member of the 44thAIB.He was wounded in France on Aug.10,1944. Iam very much interested in the writings of your dad.
28. L E JOHNSON JR says:
26 Jan 2016 07:02:38 AM

John Robert Johnson was my uncle. He was an officer in the 44AIB and made it home after Nuremberg.

I will be extremely grateful for any assistance you may provide.
29. Donald watkins says:
10 Jun 2016 05:56:29 PM

Trying to find info on Robert E. Doty from Tennessee. He was in Company C and received Silver Sta with cluster and Bronze Star. Bob passed away in the summer of 2010 at age 87. He was my next door neighbor and was like a father to me. He showed me his medals once but would no talk about it. I was stationed in Germany in the mid-60s and tried to retracee his steps but had little to go. Cany anyone help?
30. Grateful and Proud Grandson says:
26 Apr 2017 04:00:16 PM

My grandfather was with the 44th Infantry Battalion 6th Armored Division. He was killed on December 13, 1944 in France and is buried in the Lorraine American Cemetary in Saint-Avold. Would love any information about where he was on that day, 13 December 1944.
31. Timothy O Ballard says:
26 Jul 2018 05:01:17 AM

My Dad was SSGT RALPH M. BALLARD he was part of the 6th armored, When he died in 1974 he was refused a military funeral, I do know he spent time in the Stockdale, but do not know why.
32. Gary Boice says:
22 Jun 2019 10:41:12 AM

Any info on Lt. Franklin Boice. Injured in Battle of the Bulge. Passed away a few years ago. Thank you
33. Jim Burton says:
5 Jul 2021 10:26:34 AM

My uncle. Clarence Ray Burton,was in the 44th Tank Infrantry Battalion, 6 th Armored Div .His serialize no. is 38,482,205 (as I can best make out on old correspondence.. He was from Navarro County, Texas. And was killed in battle on September 22, 1944 near Nancy France. He is buried in Lorraine American Cemetery in St Whole.

My question what action was going on that day that he killed. Who waa this battalion engaged with that day?
34. Chad DuVall says:
22 Oct 2021 12:43:56 AM

Jim Burton... according to my research, there was fighting taking place near Nancy, France in the days leading up to and following September 22, 1944 attempting to take the strongly defended city of Epinal, France

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