Summary

Max Dunn was in the 36th Infantry Div. which was the 1st American Div. to land on the European Continent at Salerno, Italy Sept. 1943.

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army National Guard 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Birth:
02 Sep 1923 1
Ben Wheeler, TX 1
Death:
11 Jul 2003 1
Austin, TX 1
More…

Related Pages

Connect me or another page to max wayne dunn?

+
View more similar pages

Pictures & Records (7)

Add Show More

Personal Details

Edit
Full Name:
Max Wayne Dunn 1
Birth:
02 Sep 1923 1
Ben Wheeler, TX 1
Death:
11 Jul 2003 1
Austin, TX 1
Edit
Marriage:
Tommie Jo Pope 1
31 May 1947 1
San Marcos, TX 1
Edit

World War II 1

Branch:
Army National Guard 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Service Start Date:
25 Nov 1940 1
Service End Date:
1945 1

Looking for more information about max wayne dunn?

Search through millions of records to find out more.

Sources

  1. Contributed by pirateb095
Add

Stories

Max's father, Orbin Dunn, saved a number of the letters written by Sgt. Max Wayne Dunn when he was serving as a Tank driver with the Co. A 636 Tank Division Batallion. He was attached to the 36th Infantry which was called into active duty on Nov. 25, 1940, at Camp Bowie and served in the European theater of operations during WWII. After the war, the Division was reactivated as part of the Texas National Guard and headquartered at Camp Mabry, Austin, Tx.

Although there were other letters written to his mother previous to these, the letters to his father begin with reports of light snow and high winds which blew his tent down around 3 a.m on New Years night. He wrote that he just lay there without cover as there was no place else to go.

Max's TD Bn was located near Piedmonte D'Alife in Italy in the early days of January 1944, and by mid Jan. had moved to the Mount Lungo and Mount Porchia area to support the 36th Div. against the German line across the Rapido River near St. Angelo. Directives were given to fire on enemy targets and throughout the battles in January, many locations were hit and ground gained.

About this Memorial Page

×