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Dated: Nov 29, 2011
  
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COMPOSITE 3 of PHOTO of Battery B 328TH Field Artillery Battalion

  Dad wrote in comment across the top:  "Battery 'B', 328th Field Artillery BN, Fort Dix, NJ"
Rear ROW  6 (repeated),   7  Robert L. Mitchell,    8 Thomas Mayer,     9  T/5 Ray W. Fink,   10  Walter H. Quay   11  Walter H. Quay, Jr.
Second ROW  22  Joel M. Golightly,    23  John Lloyd,    24  John Duffy,    25  Robert W. Bloomgreen,    26  Joseph Hatcher?,   27  David? L. Smith,    28  Woodrow Dick,    29  Thomas Pratley,    30  John Margo,   31  Robert Shaw, 
32 Cpl Joseph Natoli,   33  Ira Willett, 
 Front ROW - 18  1st Lt Roy G. Kitts,    19 1st Lt William E. Sullivan,    20  Joseph R. Apicella,   21  Edward Faras , 22 Vincent P. Tuffy,    23 Cpl John Vavrek,  
  24  George Dudas,     25  Durward Pliss___?

Notes: I've omitted the rank for anyone who was a Private or a Private First Class.  The Rank listed may be the rank at the time of the photo or at a later date, based on Battalion records. 

R 9 - T/5 Ray W. Fink - photos of him at Photos from the Italian Front and Good Conduct Medal.
FR 8 -  1st Lt Roy G. Kitts - story of him at Stories from the Front.
FR 19 - 1st Lt William E. Sullivan, was from Mize, MS and was Dad's commanding officer.  They kept in touch for many years until his death.  More on him at Photos from the Italian Front and Stories from the Front and Purple Heart Order #9.

Thanks to Charles Bauch for the identification of the men in the photo.  His father, 1st Sgt Erich Bauch, had collected the signature of every soldier in the photo soon after the photo was taken at Fort Dix.   Some names were partially illegible, but their complete name and rank was identified through my records of the 328th FA Battalion obtained from the National Archives.



    Details of each Composite Due to the large format, the photo was divided into 4 composites.
Click on Photo to go to enlarged composite with names of each soldier.
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2
3
 4
Front 1-9, 
Second 1-9 
Front 10-17, 
Second 10-21, 
Rear 1-6 
Capt. Armstrong & officers
Front 18-25, 
Second 22-33, 
Rear 7-11
Officers
Front  26-34, 
Second 32-43

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