PFC Henry W. Buechele Welcome to the home of the 3429th ORD MAM Company. I started this page as a gathering place for all the information I collect in my search to find out more about my grandfather, PFC Henry W. Buechele, and the unit he spent most of his time with during World War II.

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PFC Henry W. Buechele As far as we know, PFC Henry W. Buechele spent most of his time in the 3429th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company,although he was transferred to Company F, 423d Infantry sometime during 1945. It is also possible that he spent time with the 75th Infantry Division.

He was inducted into the army at Camp Grant, Illinois March 13, 1941. At some time he probably was sent out to Fort Lewis, Washington where the 3429th Ord MAM Co. was stationed until it left for Camp Miles Standish, Mass. to depart for the European Theater of Operations (ETO). He left for the ETO February 28th, 1944 and arrived in England March 12,1944.

His Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) was an auto-mechanic (auto mech 014), and he was an expert with the .50 cal machine gun and a sharpshooter with the M1 carbine. He participated in the Nothern France campaign and the Rhineland campaign.

He was transferred to Company F of the 423d Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division sometime in 1945. This had to be when the 423d Infantry was being 'rebuilt' after being destroyed during the Battle of the Bulge.

He departed for the USA on November 12,1945 and arrived November 23,1945. He was separated on November 29, 1945. He was discharged out of the 3429th ORD MAM CO but earlier than the unit's return to the USA.

He brought back items from his WWII experience, including shoulder patches of the Western AA Command, the Fourth Army, and the 75th Infantry Division. He also brought home a lapel pin of the 73rd Ordnance Battalion.

All in all, it makes for an interesting puzzle.
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