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I am trying to find any, all data, sources of data of my father, PFC John C. Wade who served in the 735 tank battalion in WWII. I don't have much more to offer but I'm hungry to learn all that I can.

Dear Sir,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "I am trying to find.......PFC Jonn C. Wade".  Since I have no FACTS as per your father, I cannot provide you with any FACTS about your father.
       In your question you typed "who served in the 735 tank battalion in WWII."  As per your request, here are the FACTS as per the 735th Tank Battalion:

Activated at Fort Lewis, Washington, January 10, 1943

Departed the Boston, Massachusetts Port of Embarkation February 11, 1944

Arrived in Great Britain February 23, 1944

Allied Forces made an Amphibious Assault upon the French Coast at Normandy, Tuesday, June 6, 1944

Arrived in France July 11, 1944


Normandy          June 6-July 24, 1944
Northern France    July 25-September 14, 1944
Rhineland          September 15, 1944-March 21, 1945
Ardennes-Alsace    December 16, 1944-January 15, 1945
Central Europe     March 22-May 8, 1945

Attached [attached] to the 5th Infantry Division, July 13-October 20, 1944

Attached [attached] to the 95th Infantry Division, October 20-November 1, 1944

Attached [attached] to the 5th Infantry Division, November 1-December 20, 1944

Attached [attached] to the 26th Infantry Division, December 21, 1944-January 25, 1945

Attached [attached] to the 87th Infantry Division, February 1-March 9, 1945 & March 15-May 9, 1945

V-E Day, May 8, 1945

Departed Le Havre, France, October 17, 1945

Sailed on the SS Mariposa

Arrived at the Boston Port of Embarkation, October 24, 1945

De-activated at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts, October 25, 1945

       Good Luck with your quest.

   Richard V. Horrell
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