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Film - 134th Infantry Regiment in WWII

This film series is a chronological history of the men of the 134th Infantry Regiment and the places where they served during World War II, beginning in England and ending with the docking of the St. Mary in New York harbor at war's end. It is raw footage assembled by General Butler B. Miltonberger and the officers of the 134th Infantry. This film was aquired from the Truman Library and is presented in 9 parts, each approximately 25 minutes in length.

The dedication of the film reads as follows: In Memory of those men who made the Supreme Sacrifice the 134th Infantry presents the following pictures. These pictures cover scenes beginning in Cornwall, England, and continuing through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and return to the United States. Climate conditions cause much deterioration of this film, for which an apology is offered. "I wish to express my appreciation and thanks to all of you men who made the history of the Regiment what it is today. LA WE LA HIS, ALL HELL DIDN'T STOP US." - Colonel Butler B. Miltonberger. Photographed and Assembled by Captain Raymond J. Anderson.

Video - Part 1 Video - Part 2 Video - Part 3
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Video - Part 7 Video - Part 8 Video - Part 9

134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division attack on Gelsenkirchen, Germany 9 April 1945

Infantrymen of the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, XVI Corps, Ninth U.S. Army cross wrecked bridge over the Emscher Canal. Infantrymen prepare three-man boat for transporting ammunition across river. LCRs are tied together to form raft. Troops ferrying ammunition across canal. Troops advancing thru city. German women sweep rubble from sidewalks. Burning buildings. U.S. engineers assisted by German civilians place a steel culvert in canal preparatory to bridging stream.

Attack on Gelsenkirchen, Germany 9 April 1945

134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division moves thru Gelsenkirchen, Germany April 1945 

U.S. Army Signal Corps, Gelsenkirchen, Germany - April 1945. Soldiers of the 35th Signal Company, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, XVI Corps, Ninth U.S. Army string wire thru streets of Gelsenkirchen and Bochum. Bomb damage to homes is visible. Bulldozer clears debris from streets. Vehicles of the 35th Infantry Division pass thru town. German civilians carry their weapons. Infantry troops in split file advance thru town. Armored vehicles pass soldiers in their advance.

134th Infantry Regiment moves thru Gelsenkirchen, Germany April 1945

Interview with Pvt. Michael L. Linquata, 134th Infantry Regiment, Company D

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans conducted a video interview with Michael L. Linquata who served as an Aid Man in the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division. Mike was taken POW near Lutrebois, Belgium on January 5, 1944. He was first sent to Stalag XIIA at Limburg, Germany before being transferred to Stalag IXB near Bad Orb, Germany before being liberated in April 1945. This 2-part interview begins with a description of his youth in Gloucester, MA, continues with his induction into the Army, his assignment to the 35th Division, and his capture and time as POW.

Video - Part 1 Video - Part 2
   

Interview with T/Sgt John E. "Gene" Weick, 134th Infantry Regiment, Company B

In this 4-part interview John E. "Gene" Weick describes his experiences while serving with the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in France and Germany during WWII.  T/Sgt Weick was awarded both a Silver and a Bronze Star Medal for heroic action.  He was also awarded a Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in Normandy during the battle for St. Lo, France. In these videos he discusses his experience with his son, Steve Weick.

Part 1 - Normandy and St. Lo, France Part 2 - England, 121st Station Hospital
Part 3 - Ardennes and Germany Part 4 - Germany
   

Interview with Paul Stinnett, 320th Infantry Regiment, Anti-Tank Company

A 2001 interview with Paul Stinnett who served with the Anti-Tank Company, 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division.  He trained with the Division stateside, landed in Normandy in July 1944 and experienced 162 consecutive days in combat.  Mr. Stinnett passed away in 2004. Thanks to Steven Karras for this video interview.

Paul Stinnett Interview

75 Years Later, Dog Tags of Pfc Roger W Taylor Killed During the Battle of the Bulge Unearthed and Returned

Pfc Roger W. Taylor, Company E, 134th Infantry Regiment was killed in action near Lutrebois, Belgium on January 6, 1945. Seventy-five years later a French resident near Jarny, France unearthed a group of 19 dog tags while doing some excavation. It is unknown how these dog tags got there but all were from soldiers who had died in the Battle of the Bulge.

Because Roger was an only child with no known relatives, arrangements were made to present his dog tags to the historical society in his hometown. On Sunday, December 29, 2019, Col. Matthew Woodruff, of the Adjutant General's Office of the Ohio National Guard, presented Taylor's dog tags to Leland VanCamp, President of the Beloit, Ohio Historical Society. Thanks to Pete Donatucci for this video.

Dog Tag presentation cermony and "Remembering Roger" presentation by Ken Bandy

 

"Lt Alexander 'Sandy' MacIvor - The Man Who Came Back From the Dead"

 "This Is Your Life" TV Show aired May 11, 1960

Lieutenant Alexander MacIvor, 134th Infantry Regiment, Company K, was seriously wounded July 17, 1944, while fighting near St. Lo, Normandy, France. Struck in the mouth by a German machine gun bullet, MacIvor's commanding officer, Captain Richard Melcher, believed he was killed when a shell struck the litter bearer team intended to take him to the rear. Unbeknownst to Melcher, MacIvor got up and continued to fight, before being hit in the side by a German machine pistol bullet which paralyzed him from the waist down. On the company's morning report, MacIvor was listed as seriously wounded and evacuated. Later, on July 22, 1944, he was erroneously reported as having died of his wounds after a burial report for a set of remains identified as MacIvor through letters found on the body was received from the temporary United States Military Cemetery at La Cambe, France. After the fact was established that MacIvor was alive, these remains were reclassified as unidentifiable. In 2017, the remains were matched to S/Sgt. Gerald Lenard "Jerry" Jacobsen using DNA, dental and anthropological analysis, and historical evidence.

This Is Your Life, Lt Alexander 'Sandy' MacIvor

35th Division Meuse-Argonne Offensive - World War 1

On September 26, 1918 the 35th Division launched an attack in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, keeping up the attack for four days until relieved and placed in reserve. The final tally of casualties was 7,300 with 1,126 killed or died of wounds.  This is a 2-part National Archives video showing the 35th Division in the Meuse-Argonne.

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