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Hand made dolls from EnglandSusan Bennett, Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:59
During the war my mother was a preteen, her mother was a seamstress. They lived in an old store (I believe in London) where her mother made dolls to sell to the soldiers. These dolls had store bought heads, and the rest of them was made from material. My mother, being from a poor family never had one of those dolls... more

Loyal W. Huffman My fatherMike Huffman, Sun Dec 9, 2012 20:47
Hi,My Father Loyal W. Huffman Served in WW2 with the 42nd Infantry (Rainbow Division). He was there through the Invasion of Southern France and was with the Division when it liberated Dachau Concentration Camp and they went to Bertchesgaden and ended the war in Salsberg, Austria. Does anyone remember him?
    • Letterbrian.morgan, Tue Nov 5 08:30
      • violinAnonymous, Sat Jul 5 10:33

  • Pvt.Denver Glen RossKarry Morris, Fri Dec 9, 2011 15:48
    My grandfather Pvt. Denver Glen Ross was in Co B 117 inf APO 30 in WWII. He died November 18, 1944 and was burried in Margraten, Holland, plot B, row 5, grave 111. I've just recently received his war letters and wondered what their mission was and how he died, or any information someone might have about him. He was... more
    • InfoW.Foster, Thu Feb 23 00:34
      • infoW.Foster, Thu Feb 23 00:58

  • CBMU 552Chris Howk, Wed Oct 12, 2011 22:28
    My Grandfather was assigned to CBMU 552 in WWII. I have a photo book with hundreds of pictures as well as a detailed listing of names that of the fellow CBs he was stationed with in the Pacific in 1943. If you are looking for information or pictures on CBMU 552, please let me know and I can scan and send pictures or... more
    • CBMI552Cheryl Phillips, Sun Nov 15 11:16
      • KimChris Howk, Sun Nov 15 18:05
    • CBMU552John Harrison, Mon Jun 17 14:20
    • CBMU 552Kim Koppien, Wed May 29 09:13

  • My dadJ Luxford, Sun Apr 24, 2011 05:02
    does anyone know William Luxford (Bill) who fought in world war 2 as I would like to hear more stories.....

    Question from Jeffrey DachJeffrey Dach, Sun Dec 12, 2010 15:03
    My Grandfather was Joseph Garrison, saw action with US Marines, decorated purple heart. Anyone who served with him or knows family members who served with him, please contact me. Thanks in advance , Jeffrey Dach

  • looking for info about uncleMartin Rubin, Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:45
    Looking for info about what happened to my uncle: Flight Officer Martin Rubin. KIA April 11, 1945 in "the European Area". Only story I have is that he was returning from a mission and was forced to go around for some reason on landing and crashed, I think into another aircraft. I would like to find out what mission he ... more

    927 F.A.Titus Christian, Thu Nov 11, 2010 13:06
    I am looking for information on T5 Titus Christian who was assigned serv. batty, 927 F.A. 105's. he was in the red ball for a little while and he was F.O. for a while. He is my dad as you can see by the name. He passed away June 1988. I would like to get a book that was printed while overseas. The story of 102nd. it... more

    ww2 color war photosian, Mon Oct 25, 2010 02:36
    i started my new site with all my original color war photos and films. enjoy. ian www.colorwarphotos.com

  • T.Sargent Paul R> LoucksPaul M. Loucks, Thu Jul 1, 2010 22:08
    collecting any info on my dad. Served in Co. F 407Inf. Reg. 102 Inf Div. in Europe from 44 to 46 Any info would be appreciated. P.M.Loucks

    Naval MessengerKen GaRNER, Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39
    Hi. When I left school in 1944, there werent many jobs going, so I got a fill in job as a Naval Messenger on the Grimsby Naval Base, HMS Beaver, bell bottoms a flat hat and a funny salute! One day I was stood outside the Fleet Mail office watching a frigate coming through the lock gates, going on patrol. There was a... more

    donzel c knightjack knight, Wed Jul 22, 2009 02:52
    i am looking for anyone who might have known my nucle doing ww2,donzel c knight 35743904 u.s. army,24th tank battalion,13th armored division, he was kia on april 11,1945 in germany,i think it was around the town of hanner.he in buried in the netherlands american cemetery in plot h row 7 grave 11.

  • Heroic Navy SailorGil Romo, Tue Jun 9, 2009 13:56
    I writing because recently I was watching a Video of actuall footage of WW2 In this particular scene a Navy Corsair I believe, was attempting to land on a carrier. I think either the plane was badly damaged or the pilot was wounded and not able to control the plane which ended up on the edge of the ship. It emediatlly ... more

    PFC Joseph R WhaleyEric Jansen, Sun May 31, 2009 07:27
    I recently adopted the grave of PFC Joseph R Whaley at Margraten War Cemetary. PFC Whaley served in the 406 Inf 102 Div (Ozarks)en was KIA on march 25th 1945 probalby near Krefeld. Any information regarding PFC Whaley would be appriciated. With some luck I can let PFC Whaley's relatives know that the grave of their... more

    289th Infantry Company FRetta Ives, Thu May 21, 2009 14:30
    My father LaVern Victor Ives (sometimes called Vic) was Tech Sgt for Company F from 25 AUG 1941 to 23 Feb 1945 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge for which he was awarded a Bronze Star. He died in 1973. I am trying to find out any information about his service from anyone who may have served with him. Any... more

    289th Infantry Company FRetta Ives, Thu May 21, 2009 14:30
    My father was Tech Sgt for Company F from 25 AUG 1941 to 23 Feb 1945 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge for which he was awarded a Bronze Star. He died in 1973. I am trying to find out any information about his service from anyone who may have served with him. Any information would be appreciated.

    Harold GilesYvonne Frolichs, Fri May 15, 2009 14:54
    We adopted three graves at the American War Cemetry at Margraten, Limburg, the Netherlands. One of them is of Harold Giles from Kentucky. He was a PFC in the 407 Inf 102 division and died 30 november 1944. I wonder is somebody remembers him and can tell me more about him. If relatives of Harold Giles read this... more
    • Gilesphyllisharrell, Mon Jun 14 19:46

  • No SubjectAnonymous, Fri May 15, 2009 13:07
    Im an 8th grade student at Weimar Hills School and we are doing a heroes project. If you live in the Auburn California area i would love to interview you

  • fhdhhffdfhdhf, Mon Apr 27, 2009 13:26

    My FatherDennis Faerber, Tue Apr 7, 2009 21:49
    My father Kenneth Faerber served in Company F 407th Reg. of the 102nd and I am trying to find out about his service. Can any of you help me?
    • Re: My Fatherjim duffy, Sun Sep 6 17:08
      • My dadDennis Faerber, Sun Sep 6 17:39
        • Co FJim Duffy, Mon Sep 7 06:57
          • 407thDennis Faerber, Mon Sep 7 11:05

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