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William Loncaric
War: World War II, 1939-1946
Branch: Army
Unit: 250th Field Artillery Battalion
Service Location: France; Germany; Austria; Texas; Kansas; Missouri; Mississippi; Oklahoma
Highest Rank: Major
Place of Birth: St. Louis, MO
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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.

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»Scrapbook: Photos taken in the US, France, Austria, and Germany [09/42 - 05/45]
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