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"...I was the man who carried the maps..."

   William V. Loncaric
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William Loncaric in uniform
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 250th Field Artillery Battalion
Service Location: France; Germany; Austria; Texas; Kansas; Missouri; Mississippi; Oklahoma; European Theater
Rank: Major
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On D-Day, William Loncaric's assignment was to land at Omaha Beach and to help get Corps Headquarters operational by D + 1. "Corp Forward" had to command Omaha and Utah Beach, coordinating the infantry, artillery, and Air Force. Loncaric also participated in the liberation of Dachau prison camp. He had never seen anything like it in his life.

Interview (Video)
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»Scrapbook: Photos taken in the US, France, Austria, and Germany [09/42 - 05/45]
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»The United States Army in World War II, Saga of the 250th
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