My name is Jim Wojcieson. My Father is Frank Wojcieson, a WWII, 4th Squadron Trooper who was assigned to Headquarters Troop. Dad was a telephone linesman, running telephone lines from Squadron Headquarters to front line troops. Dad is no longer with us.
Syracuse, NY / William Allen, Dansville, NY,
with their telephone equipment eating some chow somewhere in ETO.
About senven years ago, I tried to find someone who knew my Dad during his service in WWII. I wrote to the 4th Cavalry Association asking them to post my letter in their newsletter. A short time later, Troopers sent me their photos, stories, documents etc. I quickly found that I had enough material to put in a book.
This prompted me to do more research on the 4th. I quickly discovered how important a role the 4th Cavalry Group played in the invasion of Normandy. I found that there is much information that many history books have left out, and much printed material that is simply incorrect.
I Need Your Help
I have permission to publish the photos and stories of many 4th Cavalry Troopers. I know that many Troopers have passed on, but I am trying to reach their families so that I may record their stories as well. Please contact me so that I can record your, or your relative’s, 4th Cavalry history. Many Troopers and their families are donating their Service Memorabilia to museums. Please be aware that photos and printed material will rarely be displayed. I have seen this first hand. I respectfully ask you to please let me scan and copy your material before it is donated to the museum.
My Goal is to tell the
correct story of the 4th Cavalry Group in WWII.
I have hundreds of photos from Desert Training, to VE Day, to the trip home.
I have many documents. I have scores of first hand stories. I have stories that no one else has.
I want to tell your story too.
About six years ago, I joined the Fourth Cavalry Association and have attended the last six reunions. I was elected President in 2004 and 2006, Vice President in 2003 and 2005. I was elected secretary in 2007.
I welcome your comments, suggestions, and corrections. Please e-mail me if you would like me to post a link to your related website. Thank you.
Jim Wojcieson ~ WWII, 4th & 24th Squadron historian and
collector of related artifacts and firearms.
4728 Hadley Lane
Manlius, NY 13104