H14-1862. Hazenberg, John P. (1922-2003). Papers, 1942-1945. 1 folder.


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Grand Rapids, Michigan, native who was a veteran of World War II. He trained with the Army’s 13th Armored Division at Camp Beale, California, and Camp Bowie, Texas, from 1942-1944. In Europe, Hazenberg was assigned to the 7th Armored Division where he was a gun loader/radio operator on an M4A3 Sherman Tank, Medium. He landed at Omaha Beach on August 13 or 14, 1944, with the 53rd Replacement Depot, assigned to the 7th Armored Division, 40th Tank Battalion, Company B. In July 1945, Hazenberg was transferred to the 40th Amphibian Tractor Battalion in Terneuzen, the Netherlands, to train for the invasion of Japan. He passed away in 2003. The collections contains the publication John P. Hazenburg, WWII Letters Home to Grand Rapids, MI, 7th Armored Div., 40th Tank BN, Company B, assembled by Gertrude “Trudy” Boerema Fetters, his niece, in 2012. (H)


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