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Eugene Hughes - isle of wight,uk.

Jeep My wife's father, William Scope, served with the King's Roal Rifles. He was captured at Calais, and spent some time at Stalag 8b in Krakow.

Does anyone out there have any information about him?

Donna Rowe - ,.

Jeep My father Staff Sgt. Julius Stamato was stationed in Iceland, Germany & England during World War II. He was in Squadron K 112th AAF Base Unit. I think he was in the 9th infrantry. When General Frank Andrews plane crashed on May 3, 1943, my father's troop was in charge of retrieving plane parts from the wreckage. Unfortunately, my father never was able to carry out that mission, as his jeep got stuck in a snow enbankment and while he was trying to push it out, he lost his footing and fell down part of the mountain. He suffered a broken collarbone and neck and was hospitalized for several months. I am trying to find out if there was anything written in the newspaper in Iceland about my dad's accident as well as General Andrews. I have found a few articles on Gen. Andrews, but nothing mentioned about my father's troop retrieving parts from the wreckage. Unfortunately, I cannot retrieve any of my father's medical records as they were destroyed by the fire in St. Louis, as many others were. We tried to get him the purple heart before he passed away 4 yrs. ago, as he had shrapnel scarring on his shins caused by gunfire during the war. He never wanted to seek medical care from the VA, so there was no acutal proof on record that my father was injured by gunfire. If anyone out there might have known my father or his squadron, please contact me at: Ibex@flash.net

Thank you.
Donna

james r moore jr - Quincy,Il 62305 usa.

Jeep I was in CoE 393rd 99th div. We were shipped by rail to NY. We then were put on ship for England. Went to Dorchester England October 2nd 1944 put on LSP ship. Landed at LaHarve France, in early morning. Truck to Belgium. October went to front line. The 393reg was on front line November 9th. I went on night patrol, I was scout, there were 6 men in squad. I came to a clearing, for we had been in forest, Ilooked to opening and saw a large tree in middle of field, This was to be my next run. I was almost to back of tree when I saw a flash of light to my right, I diveded for tree, but bullet went across my right leg. The boys patched me up, They went on to complete misson. I was told to try and crawl back to forest, which I did.All happened on November 11 44. My birthday being November 18 25, so I was not 19 yet. I would like to from some one where JON JOST of the 393rd reg 99th div is located, I know he is alive. My Co E 393rd was all wipped out after Dec. 19 44, or during Battle of Bulge.

Patty - Tempe, AZ USA.

Jeep My father, JOHN PALUMBO from DuBOIS,PENNSYLVANIA was in the 5th Engineers, Army. He was stationed in Iceland, Greenland, France, Belgiium, England, Italy, Germany. He rarely spoke of the war, ao I have very little information. I know he was in the Battle of the Bulge. I have a picture of a bridge they built in Holland - in 10 days - while under fire! He sometimes referred to himself as "doc" as he was a medic while in Europe. He also talked a lot about Captain Abernathy who was is CO.

I did do some researchon miy own, though and contacted the 5th Engineers Headquarters in MO. They sent me a copy of a book that was from my dad's unit and told me how to request replicas of his medals. Also, contactig relatives led to postcard that my dad sent to them from Europe and even a pencil drawing (of him) done by someone in his unit!

My sister found a negative roll with about 5 or 6 pictures on it when my dad passed away. It had never been developed; I took it to a camera shop and they developed the 50+ year old negatives. It shows my dad playing baseball in Europe on VE Day!! There are others in the picture, but I know none of their names.

If anyone has any knowledge of my dad or served with him PLEASE email or write to me. I will share any info or pictures that I have!! Thank you, Patty Bonghi

karen Norman - Elizabeth city, North Carolina.

Jeep I am makeing a shadow box for my husband honoring his father who was a vetran of the Normandy beach invasion, he was infantry and in the enginering copr. He was a bridge builder and often said they could see the Germans blow the bridges up as they built them. He has passed on and because he never spoke of his war experiences no one knows the name of any of the units who landed on the beach, held the beach, or went on to build the bridges. Are there any medals, ribbons,or campaign buttons for this important part of our nations heros? I would love to here from a vetrans who would know this information.. Thank you and thanks for your contribution to our great nations freedom.. Karen Norman

Bob Blackman - Warrensburg, MO U*SA.

Jeep Help,

I was stationed in Leghorn, Italy in 1946 in an Army Band at MTOUSA but I can't remember the number of our unit. I would like to correspond with former band members but don't know where to start. Previous to that assignment, I was with the 6698 MPs just West of Pisa. Thanks for your help. Bob Blackman

MARY BLACKWELL - killeen texas, united states .

Jeep I have alot of memorbilia from my father, pictures newspapers books and manuels from the war...miscellaneous things such as; maps,pay voucher(they were not paid enough for their sacrifices),money that he picked up (worthless of course),a german book written for Hitler about the rise of the reicht,before the war, along with it was a letter signed by a man who wanted to praise hitler for his teachings....all in german of course..... his knives and binoculors , many many more personal letters and things he kept while serving...... let me know if it can help with any of the information you or others might need.........

MARY BLACKWELL - killeen texas, united states .

Jeep I have alot of memorbilia from my father, pictures newspapers books and manuels from the war...miscellaneous things such as; maps,pay voucher(they were not paid enough for their sacrifices),money that he picked up (worthless of course),a german book written for Hitler about the rise of the reicht,before the war, along with it was a letter signed by a man who wanted to praise hitler for his teachings....all in german of course..... his knives and binoculors , many many more personal letters and things he kept while serving...... let me know if it can help with any of the information you or others might need.........

Janette Chisholm - Nairn, Nairnshire Scotland.

Jeep Hi I am a teacher in Auldearn Primary School, outside Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland. We are involved in a Pathways Project (part of Highland Year of Culture 2007) and our remit is to find out about Auldearn during the war. We understand that there was a PoW camp in the area, but I am unable to find any information on same. Anyone help??

molly salans - , Ma. USA.

Jeep Hi. I am currently writing a novel which involves a jewish boy escaping Krawkow in early 1940. He is helped by a priest who is studying with the Arachbishop of Krakow Adam Sapietia.

How does a jewish pole escape from Krawkow duirng that time? Can he get to italy, before it becomes occupied, and then take a ship from Rome to the USA?

Does anyone have any information on the Archbishop Adam Sapietia or books or articles I can turn to?

Does anyone have any info. on the French Underground during that time?

Thank you so much!
Molly
in Ma. USA

Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt - Buffalo, New York.

Jeep Hi. I'd like to share that I've written a children's activity book that focuses on both the homefront and battle fronts of WWII. It's a great way to explain the war to grandkids!

"Great World War II Activities You Can Build Yourself"
ISBN: 0977129411
Author: Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
Age: 9 and up

My activity book encourages children to re-create life in the 1940s while learning about compassion, teamwork, and sacrifice. Touching upon nearly every aspect of the war, from the leadership of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt to the invention of new military technologies, a clear understanding of the causes and effects of World War II is provided through the hands-on creation of period-specific implements. Activities include making a papier-mache bank, tabletop victory garden, flip book, spy message hidden in a deck of cards, soldier's care package, fake footprint mold, victory jewelry pin, ration book, and more.

I hope you'll check it out. You can order it from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0977129411/sr=8-1/qid=1155145140/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-1837130-5659005?ie=UTF8

Thank you!

Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
www.rehwoldt.com
Sheri@Rehwoldt.com

Walter Mason - Sedona, Arizona, USA.

Jeep My father, Captain Walter N Mason Jr, was killed on Mt Lungo on December 20 while with the 93rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion. He stepped on a German land mine. He was buried in Bairano or Vairano. I will visit Italy next year and would like to see Mt Lungo and that cemetery. His body was removed after some years and brought 'home' to the USA. With thanks, Walter N Mason III

Helen - , Canada.

Jeep A friend in England was asked for assistance - so he asked me to help find: Canadian, Joseph Robert LEVASSEUR - who was in England (Nottingham) with the RCAF in the 40's. He was thought to have come from Montreal and if living, would be in his late 70's or early 80's. We would appreciate any information re. this man.

Shawn Jalbert - Alfred, Maine USA .

Jeep My grandfather served in the Pacific theater operations during WWII, I believe from about 1942-1946. His name was Joeseph Henri Jalbert and was a TEC 5 in the US Army. He passed away more then 15 years ago and I have only fragments from my Dad as to what his function was. First of all what does the TEC 5 designation mean? What was this division of the army responsible for? He was in the Phillipines, Papua/New Guinea, and was in Hiroshima 1 month after the atomic bomb was detonated there. I hope this background info helps.

Thank you Shawn Jalbert

D. Meyer - , USA.

Jeep Hello, I'm helping my dad to find a friend from WWII - Army dratee in 1945. Rodney Garrow is looking for Charlie Dumas/Dumis. The two of you served together in Linz and Venia, Austria, 1946 to the end of 1947. Rodney was a MP for awhile and a truck driver.

If anyone else knows anything about this Charlie Dumas/Dumis would also welcome your input.

Thank you,
Daughter of an Army buddy

Steve Harwood - Asheville, North Carolina.

Jeep Looking for anyone/information that served on the USS/USNS Coloradon. This was a Merchant Marine Ship before and during WW11. This Ship, I believe was sunk off the East coast of Africa in 1942.

Thanks to All For Your Help,

Steve Harwood

Norma DePledge - Victoria, Canada .

Jeep My mother was a cook in the Officers' Mess, stationed at Sawbridgeworth Aerodrome from early 1943 until the end of WWII. She was also a singer and was in a concert party with other people stationed at Sawbridgeworth. Her name was Peggy Bailey. I'd like to find someone who knew her or saw her sing with the band she was with.
Norma DePledge

Mariel Beeman Kepler - Richland Center, USA.

Jeep My name is Mariel Beeman Kepler, author of WWII, Men and Women in Service, Richland County, WI. The book is a large, hard-bound, 311-page book published in the latter part of 2002, and it was accepted into the Library of Congress in 2004. It is a large collection of letters, local news articles, copies of WWII memorabilia (Gold Star Certificate, ration stamps, the dreaded telegram, etc.). I am donating the profits from this book towards the establishment of a Richland County all-wars veterans memorial in Richland Center, WI. I have about 250 books available for sale. You can visit my web site at www.WWIIRichlandCounty.com for details and samples from the book. If you know of any avenues for publicizing this book to interested parties, please let me know. We have just sent out a mass mailing to all the VFW post commanders throughout WI.

Please respond directly to comptrain@mwt.net.

Thank you.

Mariel Beeman Kepler
wife of Downing R. Kepler, TEC 5 US Army, 1923-2002

Fiona Roberts - , UK.

Jeep I am currently writing a book on the Holocaust and am looking for survivors or their families and liberators or their families who may be willing to share their stories with me.
If you think you can help please contact:
fiona-roberts@tiscali.co.uk

Victoria Barreto - New Orleans, Louisiana, US .

Jeep I am a graduate student at the University of New Orleans and an employee at the LSU Health Sciences Center in the same city. The LSU School of Medicine will celebrate its 75th Anniversary next year, and we are writing a book to commemorate the occasion.

My research has turned my attention to the 64th General Hospital, which, as you might well know, operated in the Mediterranean theater of operations during 1943 and 1944. The Hospital was apparently attached to Fifth Army, and was stationed first in Tunisia, North Africa, and, later, at Maddaloni (Caserta) and Leghorn (Livorno), Italy, as the Fifth moved up the Italian peninsula.

The 64th was made up of many members from Louisiana, several of whom studied or worked at the LSU Medical School.

Do you have any information about the 64th? Were you a veteran of it? Were your family members part of the unit? If so, please contact me at the email listed below.

Any information that you could give me would be really important to the project, and would, of course, carry all the recognition that scholarly practice mandates.

Thank you so much for your help.

Victoria Barreto

(vbarreto@lsuhsc.edu)

Betty Stoner - Lake Ariel, PA 18436 USA.

Jeep My late father was an American soldier during WWII. My sister and I spent some time at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. last summer. It was a pilgrimage, of sorts, for us, since we had spent hours sitting at the dinner table listening to Dad's war stories. I was young and didn't realize the historical importance of those tales. He drove a half-track in the Third Armored Division during WWII. Are there any surviving soldiers (or their offspring) from the Spearhead Division who also heard these stories?

patricia lamb - fullerton, u.s.a .

Jeep I need some expert advice. My husband brought 4 old anchors home and I want to list them on EBay. I'm trying to find out some history and value before I do anything, I don't want to get taken advantage of. The one that seems to be of any importance is, Aprox. 57" high, Solid iron about 200lbs. The writting on one side reads (LBS 1942 U.S. Navy) the other side reads (Berkeley Cal. Pat no. 2249546 160). I will send a photo, Let me know what you think.
Patricia

The photograph is next link: Anchors

Juha Turman - Helsinki, Finland.

Jeep Hello everybody!

Does anyone remember Latil M2TL6 truck/tractor 1938-->?
Used to towing guns.

If you have pictures or anything that you like share to me, please e-mail to me.

here is address to my Latil-pages,please write to guestbook! : http://www.latiltrucks.net/

Mike Dall - Deerfield Beach, FL, USA.

Jeep My dad, George H. Dall, was a Staff Sargent and a member of the fighting Blue Devils, 88th Division, 351st infantry, E company. I was thinking about him all day today - Memorial Day 2006.

The "Greatest Generation" is dying away ans tere will never be a generation like them.

He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Silver Star. He said he was like any other GI in Italy. Just trying to make it home.

I love him and miss him.

Mike Dall
mjjdall@aol.com

Frank J. Culotta - , USA.

Jeep To Capt. Jack A Savage US Army 674 QuarteMaster
WW 2 or any one that was in this Co.
I was the company clerj

Frank J. Culotta

E Mail: Bandit040@bellsouth.net

Would like to hear from you

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