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Beth - , .
I am looking for David Greene who was at Chelveston in 1944 with the US Air Army Corps/Quartermasters. It is believed that he treined as a DR at Fort Lee Va before coming to Europe.
Any information on him would be welcomed
montanye - Blue Bell, PA USA.
found a silver box with the following inscribed:
To M/Sgt Charles J Barnes
1st Sgt Sv Btry 82d F A Bn
camp Whittington, Honshu, Japan
FROM CAPT E K HALSTFN
Sv Btry Commander
If anyone would know what this is or how to research it please respond to
Brad Garrad - Melbourne, Australia.
I am searching for information on my grandfather, Albert William Moody Garrad. He served with Allied forces in North Africa during World War 2. He was a military doctor living in India prior to the war and to the best of my knowledge he would have served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in North Africa during WW2 as it was prior to Indian Independence.
I would be extremely grateful if anyone has any knowledge of him or advice about how to further my search.
Scott C - , Australia.
Can someone tell me the name of the rockets that the Germans fired across the channel at London during WWII - The German name & also the name the Pommies called them
George Wing - North Little Rock, AR USA.
World War II enthusiasts and veterans in Arkansas:
The Shepherd Center, which meets in North Little Rock is preparing for a
series of eight seminars beginning the end of March-06 to interview and
hears speakers on WW-II experiences. Interested person should contact
others about this and e-mail me.
Shepherd Center Oral History Committee Co-Chairman
STEVEN LAMY - london, england.
my grandad served with the 51st higland division . he was in burma, el alamein,arnem , dunkirk . sadly he past away in 1987 . he never spoke about his time during the war . im trying to find out what army or reg he belonged to . i think his was in the 7th black watch but not sure . his name is ALBERT EDWARD HART . if any one has any info i would be very grateful . many thanks
Jack G - cleveland, ohio USA.
how many us army generals were killed in ww 2. how many generals (US) all branches of the military were killed in ww 2.
Angela - Durham, UK.
I am trying to help an old soldier from the DLI retrace his wartime experiences. He was captured at Dunkirk and ended up in Stalag 8b. He was sent to a work camp at a coal mine in Siersza near Trzebinia. He is trying to find out the name of the Sergeant in charge of the work camp (The Man of Confidence) He was from County Durham or Northumberland, spoke with a slight lisp and had trouble pronouncing his R's. Does anyone remember him?
We are trying to find out the number of the working camp, one of his fellow POW's was a Mauri who was the New Zealand Army Division Heavy Weight Champion boxer.
He would also like to get in touch with the family of one of his fellow prisoners who was killed in a accident whilst working in the coal mine in July 1944. He was about 23 or 24 years old, from London. We think he may have been Pte Harry Williams of the 5th Battalion of the Hampshire Regt who died on the 15th July 1944 and is buried at the Cracow Rakowicki Cemetery.
If anyone can help please get in touch.
Simon LeFranc - , .
I am looking for the rationale for the SILVER STAR (or for the wording on the citation) awarded to a U.S. Army soldier who died in October 1944 and is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery in France. I am not a relative and I do not have information on the soldier's surviving family. Where can I find the citation or reason for this medal? Many thanks.
Leslie B. Clark - Monroe, Louisiana, USA.
My grandfather's World War II metals were lost. Do you have any ideas on who I could contact to try to get duplicates of the medals that he received? His name was William Lee Ellerbe. Thanks! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Sykes - Wolfeboro, New Hampshire US.
We have 10,000 to 15,000 WWII books for sale. Anyone interested in a wholesale situation? If so, please email or call 603-569-0000
Terry Haun - Emmett, Idaho USA.
Herb Haun, my father, served in WW11 and received the Bronze Star and Silver Star. He was a medic and served in North Africa and Italy from 1942 to 1945. He entered the Army from Oregon, but was originally from Nebraska. Twelve years ago he was killed by a train and we would like to know more. He also received a Battle Field commission from General Mark W. Clark. If you served with him or have any information our family would appreciate it! Thanks a million...
Bill Winchell - Dallas, Texas USA.
Can anyone tll me where the BERGA POW Camp was located.
The US Army prisoners were 82nt and 102st Airborne.
Petra - Danville, USA .
I have original B/W photos of Venlo,The Netherlands, after bombing as well as of my grandfather upon his return from a camp. A local historian told me these photos could be a significant addition to a WWII museum. I have no idea who to contact, these are family photos which we have had in a shoebox and never thought twice about,my mother and father both lived in Holland until after the war.
The world seems kinder when you're laafing!
Marguerite Martin - ,.
My brother, Captain James Nicholas Blake was a soldier in the British Army.He was the recipient of the Military Cross and was a Captain when the war came to an end. I have no clear knowledge as to the bravery that was the reason for the award, as he never spoke of it.
I would like to hear from any one who can direct me as to how to access this information
Lynn Travis McCullough - Bentonville, USA.
I wish to garner more information on the "war powers act" or whatever the name is giving powers to the government which have never been rescinded. can anyone out there give me more info and/or websites I can go to to get a more complete reading of this act or resolution or whatever it may be named. this is for a research project i am doing.
Lynn Travis McCullough
Sandra Scott - Melbourne, Australia .
I am trying to find on line - where I could get in touch with someone who could help me get a copy of my Father's Naval Records -
His name is Henry Clifford Ridley Scott (resided in the UK)
I know he was aboard the HMS Ransey on 22nd September 1943 as I have a Certificate for Wounds and Hurts.
Rank - Stoker
Official Number P/KX 113382
I would appreciate any information
Dennis - Petaluma, USA.
This is a WWII history question concerning Boy Scouts in 1941. A friend of mine that is a retired medical doctor (age 77) and an Eagle Scout shared the following story with us and it seems unusual. He lived in northern California at the start of the war and was a boy scout. He indicated that during the early part of the war, the Japanese were sending up balloons into the jet stream loaded with flammable material that would explode or cause fires if they burst. And, that the war department did not want the Japanese to know that the "balloons" were making it to the West Coast. So the war department did not want to use newspapers or the radio to get the information out to the public for fear the Japanese would hear of the success and continue with the "balloons. He told us that some people decided to spread the word by having Boy Scouts speak to their classroom friends. This retired physician also indicated that a number of fires and some deaths had occurred on the Northern California Coast do to the "balloons"
Do you have any information or leads that might help us this the research to determine?
Tina - , USA.
My name is Tina and I am looking for any information on my Fathers Battalion. His name Private Michael Nazzarini, in the 864th Engineer Aviation Battalion, APO. Has any one ever heard of it before, and could you tell me what a Construction worker might do. I believe he served in the Philippines(Manilla). he was in the Army Air Corps ww2. Thank you for your time.
NN - , .
1943....Cardiff, Wales.....Looking for anyone with knowledge of nurse Edna Mary Lane.
NN - , USA.
Attempting to locate any information regarding Sgt. Elmer Nutzman receiving a Silver Star for action on December 17, 1944 outside Paustenbach. Cpl. Walt Spatta received a Bronze Star for his conduct that day also. A history the 303rd Engineer Battalion details the action, but he never received the award.
C Pickett - London, England .
Could someone tell me when the last buzzbomb went off in London in 1945 WWII please - and whereabouts in London?
Family legend suggests that my grandmother was bombed in about Feb 1945 by the last buzzbomb of WWII and she lived in Fentiman Road, Lambeth/Vauxhall in London.
Amy - , Isle of Wight, UK.
Hi, I'm doing A-Level History coursework at the moment, the question being: 'Discuss whether WW2 was an engine for technological advance.' Does anybody know of any sources I could use either agreeing with the statement or disagreeing? For example, any specific technological advances in the War era?
If so, could you please email me, any help would be much appreciated.
David Isherwood - Northampton, Great Britain .
I too have been fascinated by World War II, particularly in Europe. After a great deal of research, in Germany and Poland, I came to the conclusion that Himmler (himself) did not commit suicide -so how could he arrange this'illusion'? Nobody continues to search for someone who is known to be dead. See www.himmlersdouble.com -the book 'Himmler's Double can now be purchased from Caiman-USA, besides UK sources. Visit the site (above) and see what you think. If you live in the UK, Australia or New Zealand, a copy may already be in your public library.
Hope you find it a good read - David Isherwood -Author
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