134th Infantry Regiment Website
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
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.
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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.
Gelsenkirchen, Germany 9 April 1945
|Major William M. Denny||Major Norman Carey|
|Capt (Dr) Otto L.H. Hine||Pfc Keith N. Bullock|
|T/Sgt Clarence T. Kemper||2nd Lt John H. Fling|
Video of the Induction Cere
The following 3 soldiers were inducted into the 35th Division Hall of Fame:
Staff Sergeant Leopold F. Korejsza (1922 - 1944)
134th Infantry Regiment, Company A
Colonel William H. Sachs, Jr. (1923 - 2009) 137th Infantry Regiment, Company G
General William H. Simpson (1888 -1980) Commander 35th Infantry Division from October 1941 - April 1942
Biographies of these 35th Division Hall of Fame inductees can be found on the 35th Division Association Website.
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.
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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|
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
Paul J Blochlinger was captured September 11, 1944 during a battle for the bridge across the Moselle River at Flavigny, France and held as a prisoner of war at Stalag IIA in Neubrandenburg, Mecklenberg, Germany. In this 2-part video recorded in 1994 he describes his experiences during the battle for the Flavigny, France bridge and as a German POW.
Blochlinger Video - Part 1
Blochlinger Video - Part 2
Robert Fowler was Platoon Sergeant of 2nd Platoon, Company L, 134th Infantry Regiment. He was interviewed in 1995 by Charles R. Gentile, nephew of Staff Sergeant Charles Paul Gentile, Company L, 134th Infantry Regiment, who was killed in action July 16, 1944, near Emelie, Normandy, France. In this video he discusses his pre-war service in the Nebraska National Guard, training and preparations for combat in Europe, and the fight at St. Lo, France.
Robert L Fowler Video
In this video Sgt. Maurice J. A. Markworth describes fighting in the hedgerows of Normandy, France during the battle for St Lo. He also discusses his capture and time as a POW at Stalag IIIC until January 1945 when the camp was liberated by the Russians. He describes how he made his way from the camp through Czechoslovakia back to the American Army in Austria with the help of the Polish underground. He also briefly discusses his pre-war time with the 134th Infantry Regiment, and training at Ft Rucker AL, the Tennessee Maneuvers, Camp Butner NC, and the West Virginia Mountain Maneuvers and crossing the Atlantic to England in a convoy aboard the USS General A. E. Anderson in May 1944 and landing on Omaha Beach July 6, 1944.
1997 Interview with Sgt. Maurice J A Markworth
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
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
Banquet Speakers: Norman Francis Woehle - Secretary, 134th Infantry Association, James R. Orton, Company F, Invocation, Robert L. Fowler, Company L, Brig. General Earl Cole, Company K, Featured Speaker, Melvin Mascotti, Company G, Leo S. Wagman, Company L, Bill Harris, Regimental Headquarters
134th Infantry Regiment Association Banquet - 1995