I have recently purchased a Personal History Album that I will return to the family or friends of William Max Karges at cost or I would be willing to email scanned copies of photos & data to whoever is interested. I have no relation to Mr. Karges & if I have no takers I will donate this book in Aug 2003 to a friend who is compiling a database of WW2 vets.
Info. found in Album: born 10-24-09 East Windsor,Ct address 27 North St. Windsor Locks, Hartford, Ct 5 foot 8-1/2 inches, 170 lbs, grey eyes, brown hair German heritage Worked at Colts Patent Fire Arms Mfg Co. prior to service father John Henry Korges b. 2-11-1883 NY mother Elizabeth Kuntz b. 1-15-1880 Carlstadt, NJ brother John Louis Karges b. 8-12-1908 Carlstadt, NJ Wife Lena Marie Castellini b. 12-7-1907 Windsor Locks, Ct married at St.Marys Rectory 2-11-1942 Basic Training Camp Devens Florida 10-10-1942 Aero Mechanic training Amarillo, Tx Trained at Salt Lake City, Ut Spokane, Wa. Glaskow, Mt. Disembarked overseas as a Staff Sergeant from NJ 1943 Mentions Parkam Airdrone aerial attack in Liverpool, England Transferred from 8th air force to eight service command Mentions buddies George Greenwold & John West -Sergeant friends from Spokane, Washington. received Presidential Citation & Group Citation for participation in Munster Raid & Regensburg, Germany attack Many photos & news clippings. Williams Max Karges SS# is listed in album. I did a SS search & found that he died in Ct in 1973. I found no record of his wife.