Looking for Persons Who Served in the 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Can You Help?

Looking for Persons Who Served in the 111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division

Did You Know Captain John Goodman Hughes?

Capt. John Goodman Hughes

Capt. John Goodman Hughes

Alicia Boyce, granddaughter of Captain John Hughes, is looking for anyone who may have known or served with her grandfather. Captain Hughes served with the 111th F.A. Battalion and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He received the Bronze Star and served with the 111th through the balance of the war.

Below are more photographs that Alicia sent us to help in her search. Please look at these carefully to see if you know any of the persons pictured.

Capt. Hughes, Maj. DeCamps, W.O. Jacobson. Photo taken somewhere in Germany.

Capt. Hughes, Maj. DeCamps, W.O. Jacobson. Photo taken somewhere in Germany.

Standing: Sgt. DeShazo, M/Sgt. Becker, Pvt. Ballock--Sitting: T/5 Manpel, Pfc. Leahy, T/5 Johnson.

Standing: Sgt. DeShazo, M/Sgt. Becker, Pvt. Ballock–Sitting: T/5 Manpel, Pfc. Leahy, T/5 Johnson.

T/5 Manpel and T/5 Walsh. Served in Capt. Hughes unit.

T/5 Manpel and T/5 Walsh. Served in Capt. Hughes unit.

Capt. Hughes in England, just prior to D-Day.

Capt. Hughes in England, just prior to D-Day.

If you can help Alicia, please get in contact with her via her mail or email addresses.

Alicia Boyce, D.V.M.
849 S. Dixie Blvd.
Radcliff, KY 40160
ABoyce@aol.com

    2 Comments

  1. Alicia,
    Hello, my name is Brendan Gibbons. My cousin, Jack Hemstreet, was in the 29th Infantry Division 111th Field Artillery Division. He was killed in the attack on Breberen Germany on October 17, 1944. My grandfather (who was also in WWII and was a pilot) and he were like brothers growing up, and Jack lived about two minutes from my house. I was in Normandy for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, and unfortunately did not get to talk to any of the 111th FA veterans that were there. Jack came ashore on D-Day at Omaha beach and fought all the way through, so he most likely knew your grandfather Captain John Hughes. I would really like to try to get in touch with any who may have been at Breberen to figure out more about how Jack was killed. I have a couple photos of him, which I have attached. However, I have no combat photos of him. If you could please look through your grandfather’s photos, maybe he has a picture with him! I really do hope you can help me, it would mean a lot to my grandfather and I. Thank you so much in advance!

    Sincerely,
    Brendan Gibbons
    Jackfan12a@aol.com +1-518-605-2098

  2. My Grandfather was a Chief Warrant officer in the personnel section of the 29th inf. 111th FA Bn. Your pictures look just like the ones I have and were taken in may 1944 in Devon England. My grandfather has passed but I will happily scan any pictures I have and let you look through them.

    Here is a picture taken in Sept 1944 near Brest France of my grandfathers men. Back of picture states:
    “Personel section 111th FA Bn – Near Brest France September 1944 – My Boys!!!”
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=910629095642205&set=pcb.910633202308461&type=1&theater

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