Son of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Served in WWII.

When you realize that more than sixteen million men served in the US Armed Forces during WWII, you understand that almost every family in the USA has some connection to a WWII veteran. For Harry B. Reese, the creator of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, this wasn’t any different. Harry was born in 1879 and had […]

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Footsteps Researchers Team Continue Work During Global Shutdown

Amazing teamwork! For several years, a client from Normandy had in his possession a WW2 pistol holster used by a soldier from the United States Army Military Police. Even though a faint name and information inside the holster were visible, he didn’t know how to find the identity of the soldier or which unit he […]

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1917: The Film vs. What Really Happened

Cinematography at its best, but a story line with loopholes From the quiet and untouched lands where the rear echelons rest and perform their duties to intent faces waiting for the verge of an attack, most films decide to focus on the heat of battle. In the film 1917, director Sam Mendes goes beyond the […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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