JW Thomas - Infantryman
Anti Tank - 103rd Division
He was the assistant bazooka gunner at the age of 18. He was in the 3rd Squad of HQ Co. 411 Regiment, Anti tank platoon. Serial # 18243163 (amazing how he still rattles it off after so many years.) These men arrived via southern France and went into the line in the Voges mountains where they saw some very tough fighting in the dead of winter. One engagement that he still talks about....he was first to see 4 Germans tanks and reported to his men....they waited and allowed the Germans to drive on thus exposing their flank. The 57mm anti tank gun, bazooka and a Sherman tank knocked out the 4 German tanks before they could traverse their turets. One of the prisoners that emerged from a tank was 14 years old.
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