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 […]
WWII Veteran’s Voice Returns to Family After KIA
We have successfully returned the voice of Sgt. Earl W. Garrison back home to his family after 73 years!
The War in Color
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. […]
Wreaths Across America in Normandy!
Prepare to be amazed! Check out the spectacular photographic colorization by Footsteps Researchers team member, Loïc Jankowiak. He is also a graphic designer when he isn’t working on WWII research! Click on the photos and see them transform before your eyes from black/white to color! You can contact Loïc at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested […]
MEET Footsteps Researcher – Loïc Jankowiak!
Wreaths Across American In Normandy is offering an opportunity to tell your Veteran’s Normandy story including a photo of your veteran. If selected, you could win a free trip to assist in the laying the Christmas wreaths at Collevile Sur Mer in Normandy. Myra submitted her father’s name… you can, too! https://wreathsacrossamerica.pgtb.me/wrfRvd?fbclid=IwAR2SByDsMbHn6LWKO58ZuouW7DcQzqY2kZM52rn1YEQjxWO0hTtfhHkukWI
Footsteps Researchers adding archive detective at NARA College Park, Maryland
My name is Loïc Jankowiak, I am 25 years old and a graphic designer living in Bandol, France. Please see my website at ljankowiak.fr. I think I became a designer, so that I could blend my passion for history with creation to have the ‘power’ (insert laugh) to share to the media as I want. […]
Guesthouse Bo Temps – Our recommended accommodations in the Ardennes!
We are happy to announce that we are now able to get WWII Unit Journals, After Action Reports, photographs, and maps much faster from the NARA facility in College Park, Maryland. In the past, we had to request them through another Independent for Hire Researcher which added to the cost and slowed down the process […]
Okinawa – Learning about the War in the Pacific
Footsteps Researchers highly recommends this fabulous lodging experience if you are traveling to the heart of the Battle of the Bulge country in the Ardennes. Located in the center of the small village of Grandmenil, Belgium, this bed and breakfast is the place to make your reservation. You can’t miss it… it is next to […]
Okinawa Recap: It’s been five weeks since Joey left for Okinawa. Joey is catching up on everything now that he has returned home to The Netherlands. We are releasing this blog about a few of his experiences on the trip. On May 8th of this year, Joey flew to Okinawa for two weeks to explore […]