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Tillmer D. HOWARD

Tillmer D. HOWARD

Male 1919 - 1944  (24 years)Deceased

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  • Name Tillmer D. HOWARD  [1, 2
    Relationshipwith Regis John CARR
    Born 22 JUN 1919  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Holton Township, Tillman, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Dallas County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Dallas County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment 20 JUL 1942  Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation General farming 
    Military Service 20 JUL 1942  Dallas County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 31 JAN 1944  Anzio, Roma, Lazio, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 24 years 
    Buried Aft 31 JAN 1944  Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • RJCarr: (2012 Nov) I found reference to Tillmer's death in a Dallas Genealogy record as KIA and his tombstone reflected service with the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment. It fought in the Italian campaign. Unless you can indicate otherwise, Tillmer was likely KIA as a result of artillery fire during this action:
      "On the night of 21-22 January 1944, the attack on Anzio began, against minimal resistance. Combat Command A was still in the Naples Staging Area. Units began moving to the assembly area about 4 miles north of Anzio 24-28 January. On 29 January, 1st Battalion attacked, while 3rd battalion remained in reserve. Thick mud bogged down the vehicles, and the 6th Regiment got no further than the ridges near the rail track. On 31 January, another attack was planned, but called off. The enemy there was in too great strength, so 1st and 3rd battalions stood down. During the night of 31 January to 1 February, units moved back to the staging area north of Anzio. All units dug in in the Padiglione woods, including vehicles. The enemy kept up a barrage on the entire beachhead, making extensive use of air-burst artillery shells." (http://www.fortatkinsononline.org/6thInfyHistory.htm)

      He was eventually brought home to be buried at Fort Sam. A little more research this morning puts the narrative on a nearby attached map. The Padiglione Woods referenced above are shown on the map reading left to right. The railroad runs thru the woods. However, since the 6th Armored Infantry was split into two groups, it is possible that Tillmer was with the group that was left in the vicinity of Monte Cassino - another difficult fight. Without Tillmer's specific, subordinate unit of assignment, his death at Anzio or Monte Cassino can't be confirmed.
    Person ID I12818  Carr-Scott
    Last Modified 23 FEB 2016 

    Father Ancestors Oscar Luther HOWARD
              b. 01 SEP 1881, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 MAR 1944, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Bertha BAKER
              b. 27 APR 1888, Camden, Ouachita, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 NOV 1961, Grapevine, Tarrant, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F4041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 JUN 1919 - Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Holton Township, Tillman, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Dallas County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Dallas County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEnlistment - Name: Tillmer D Howard Birth Year: 1919 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Texas State of Residence: Texas County or City: Dallas Enlistment Date: 20 Jul 1942 Enlistment State: Texas Enlistment City: Dallas Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: Grammar school Civil Occupation: General farmers Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 67 Weight: 117 - 20 JUL 1942 - Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - WWII: US Army Ser#-38119385 6th Armored Inf, 2nd Armored Division, SSG KIA His unit designation was taken from his headstone. However, the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment was assigned to the 1st Armored Division, not the 2nd Armored. - 20 JUL 1942 - Dallas County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 JAN 1944 - Anzio, Roma, Lazio, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 31 JAN 1944 - Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Howard, Oscar Luther: 1915c
    Howard, Oscar Luther: 1915c

    Documents 6 documents

    Histories
    Howard, Tillmer D: 1942-1944 & the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment
    Howard, Tillmer D: 1942-1944 & the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment
    While Tillmer Howard was enduring basic training, his eventual unit, the 6th Armored Infantry Regiment, conducted training maneuvers with British units in Northern Ireland. Then in September 1942, two battalions left Ireland for England and additional training with British units. In October the two battalions again boarded ships as part of Operation Torch - combat operations in North Africa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S378] 1940 United States Federal Census, Database online. Year: 1940; Census Place: , Dallas, Texas; Roll: T627_4016; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 57-32.
      Record for Bertha Howard

    2. [S219] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, (National Archives and Records Administration), Database online.
      Record for Tillmer D Howard

    3. [S219] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, (National Archives and Records Administration).

    4. [S218] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006, (National Cemetery Administration).
      Name: Tillner D Howard
      Service Info.: S/SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
      Birth Date: 22 Jun 1919
      Death Date: 31 Jan 1944
      Interment Date: 2 Sep 1948
      Cemetery: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78209
      Buried At: Section T Site 93