Picht, Willy, T/Sgt

Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
04B-Translator-Interpreter
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1946, 116th Signal Company
Service Years
1942 - 1946
Foreign Language(s)
German

Technical Sergeant


One Service Stripe


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Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Passed away September 2, 2016 
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Soldier Remembered
  • Picht, Gregory J, SP 5, (1971-1974)


WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
From Month/Year
July / 1943
To Month/Year
August / 1943

Description
(Sicily Campaign 9 July to 17 August 1943) In preparation for the invasion of Sicily the Allies captured the islands in the Sicilian strait, with aerial bombardment forcing the capitulation of Pantelleria on 11 June 1943. By that time Allied air power had begun the attack on Sicily by bombing defenses and airfields. The invasion itself got under way on the night of 9/10 July with airborne landings that were followed the next day by an amphibious assault. The enemy offered strong resistance, but the Allies had superiority in the air and soon had planes operating from Sicilian bases to support Montgomery’s Eighth Army and Patton’s Seventh.

Interdictory operations against communications in Italy and between Italy and Sicily convinced the enemy that it would be impossible to move strong reinforcements. By 17 August 1943 the Allies were in possession of the island, but they had not been able to prevent a German evacuation across the Strait of Messina.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
July / 1943
To Month/Year
August / 1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

3rd Military Police Company, 3rd Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Division

504th Military Police Battalion

154th Transportation Company

A Battery, 26th Field Artillery

202nd Military Police Company

 
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  308 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Badyl, Kenneth
  • Bailey, Doug, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Bald Eagle, David William, Sgt, (1936-1944)
  • Bridwell, Milton, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Bush, William Douglas, 1LT, (1942-1951)
  • Caffey, Eugene Mead, MG, (1918-1956)
  • Campbell, Clifford, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Canham, John, MAJ, (1934-1945)
  • Carpenter, Archie Eldon, COL, (1943-1973)
  • Corey, Orris W., T/4, (1941-1945)
  • Dixon, James, CPT, (1942-1945)
  • Eatman, Harold Lee, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Eckert, Milton, Pvt, (1942-1946)
  • England, Joe, S/Sgt, (1948-1951)
  • Finklea, Lawrence, Cpl, (1940-1949)
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