WWII Footsteps Research

RESEARCHERS HELP MICHIGAN WWII VETERAN TO VISIT SITE WHERE FRIEND WAS KILLED IN ACTION

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NORMANDY – In November 2019, Ceo Bauer, a former US Army veteran from Ithaca, Michigan, found closure as he returned to the battlefields of Normandy. The trip was made more special for Ceo as Footsteps Researchers helped him to walk in the footsteps of a hometown friend who was killed in action in Normandy on […]

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Happy Holidays from the Footsteps Researchers Team

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On behalf of the entire international Footsteps Researchers team, we wish to extend a most sincere holiday greeting, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad, Vrolijk Kerstfeest. Myra Miller, PhD – St. Louis, Missouri Joey van Meesen – Rotterdam, Netherlands Florent Plana – Bayeux, France Bob Konings – Grandmenil, Belgium Loic Jankowiak – Bandol, France Alessio Parisi – […]

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Letters of War: Wounded in the Ardennes

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FIGHTING WITH THE 83RD – Two weeks ago, I received a new package of five letter covers from different enlisted men of the US Army during the Second World War. Since I’ve been involved with the 83rd Infantry Division lately, I also bought two covers of an officer who served in the M/330th, 83rd. These […]

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Marvel Creator Wounded in World War II

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The new Marvel’s film, Captain Marvel, will open with a tribute to Stan Lee. Together with Jack Kirby he created almost all the Marvel comics. Kirby was the only one that served as infantryman on the battlefields in Europe. In 1943 Kirby was drafted into the United States Army (Service Number: 32966619). He followed his […]

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Crosses in the Wind

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One of the most overlooked units in World War II is the Graves Registration Service. The men assigned to this unit were responsible for processing the bodies of killed US enlisted men as they were transferred to their final resting place. As Footsteps Researchers, we come across very interesting and sad documents when we image […]

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Then and Now Photos with Joey and Myra

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On December 30, 2018, Joey van Meesen and Myra Miller took off on a day trip through Belgium and Luxembourg (with Ronald van Meesen singing in the back seat). The goal was to locate current locations to match original WW2 photos. Then Joey used his skills to blend the shots together. We had so much […]

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WWII Veteran’s Voice Returns to Family After KIA

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An LP, mistaken as a disco record, survives a house fire and lost for 73 years returns to family in California   ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, December 3, 2018— On March 30, 1945, Sgt. Earl W. Garrison was with the 99th Bombardment Squadron, 9th Bomb Group en route to Japan when his crew experienced mechanical trouble. […]