101st guys at Rennes Military Hospital

Tom Kibler
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11 Jan 2014, 16:23 #21

sirjahn wrote:
Tom,

Do you have any details on Windish's story with the French Nurse, did he give a name? When did he have to hide was that during the purge of the hospital around 26 July to send as many PWs to the Stalag to be sent to Germany?
I have only the information that was passed along to me by the buyer of his group.  He had spoken with Windish prior to his death and purchased his items at the estate sale.
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Tom Kibler
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11 Jan 2014, 16:27 #22

Bob Carter wrote:
Tom,
  I'm curious what you mean by, "What I saw, morphed and evolved into what was sold on eBay." ?
Bob,
Rather than air "dirty laundry", I tried to give you a call.  Left a voicemail....  TK
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currahee506
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11 Jan 2014, 17:25 #23

So it sounds like (assuming) that the uniform became 'enhanced' over time??
The point I was trying to make is that you have to be prepared to give to the people you lead. You must give in every way. You must give of your time, and you must be consistent in your treatment of them. You must never take from people you lead. Later, at Brécourt Manor, Compton did a fantastic job leading his men.

     
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JUNE 6TH 1944
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11 Jan 2014, 17:45 #24

Tom Kibler wrote:
sirjahn wrote:
Tom,

Do you have any details on Windish's story with the French Nurse, did he give a name? When did he have to hide was that during the purge of the hospital around 26 July to send as many PWs to the Stalag to be sent to Germany?
I have only the information that was passed along to me by the buyer of his group.  He had spoken with Windish prior to his death and purchased his items at the estate sale.
Hi Tom
Can you (Clarify your self in much Grater Detail) as to what you mean about the Uniforms ! Or are you just assuming.
As I was Fully aware he owned 4 different Service Dress Uniforms as most of the 101st Veterans did own more
than just one uniform returning back from the ETO which I am fully aware of they always had more than just one Uniform.    
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Tom Kibler
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13 Jan 2014, 04:08 #25

Myself and another collector were hired to inventory the seller's collection, as he was going through a horrible divorce. The seller was a LONG-TIME friend of mine (30+ years), however our friendship has passed the point of no return and I am not trying to open old wounds.

Anyway, There were three uniform jackets and only a small smattering of associated items to Windish at the time of the inventory. This Windish group evolved into having a "forth" jacket and other miscellaneous accoutrements, and seemed to have morphed by the time of the eBay auctions.

JP and I spoke about the seller and I learned from JP that the seller was privately bragging to him about acquiring other items from veterans - and told JP he had Maj. Winter's original maps... (Wrong person to make that claim to).

My point is - what the seller claimed and listed, had changed in a few short years from when it was inventoried. There was just simple, old dishonesty involved. PERIOD.

Any information I received about Windish, I received from the seller.

Respectfully, I won't discuss the matter further, as I believe he has sold all of the groupings he had.
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sirjahn
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14 Jan 2014, 21:29 #26

As I mentioned earlier I have some guys with airlanding type injuries that I don't have units for.  Does anyone recognize any of these guys?
Rank

Service No.

Name

Diagnosis

Comments

Arrived

Departed

SGT

20753712

Columbus, Edward E.

Compound fracture Humerus

Infantry

13-Jun-44

PVT

20102109

Cone, Robert S.

Compound fracture right arm, penetrating wound

Infantry ended up in Stalag III C

16-Jun-44

8-Jul-44

PVT

33232158

Danner, Russell H.

Fracture Right Humerus

Infantry

16-Jun-44

PVT

39531652

Egger, Charles C.

Fracture Right Humerus

Infantry

16-Jun-44

PVT

33022403

Pansy, John

Sprain left knee

Engineer ended up at Stalag VII A

16-Jun-44

18-Jun-44

PFC

39238106

Winn, Robert C.

Fracture left Femur

Infantry

16-Jun-44

Dale
LTC USA Retired
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strv
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15 Jan 2014, 00:17 #27

Pansy, John - 2nd platoon C Co. 326th AEB.
Dale, all engineers (Kobierecki, Murphy, Preloh, Pansy) from the same stick. Please check other names from the missing aircrew report.
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sirjahn
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15 Jan 2014, 14:31 #28

Thanks for that MACR list. I have updated my records.
Dale
LTC USA Retired
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Buck
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02 Dec 2017, 01:08 #29

Hello, SirJahn - are you still around?  Looking for some info on Stalag 123 W ... my Grandfather was held there from June 6th until Aug 4th.  Heard you may have some unpublished photos?  Would be great to review and see if he's in there somewhere...
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