In Search of a Father’s Footsteps – June 7, 1944

The son of Captain Henry C. Hobbs is pretty happy right now. For many years, he has been searching for the location in Normandy, France where his father crash-landed his glider on June 7, 1944. All of his men survived and they walked over four miles to a command post in Les Forges before heading […]

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Footsteps Researchers and Tour Guides

We have an awesome team of researchers on the ground covering the European Theater of operations for WWII. If you are interested in finding the exact footsteps of a WWII veteran, we can do it! Just fill out the contact us form. We can customize your search! Joey van Meesen Lead Researcher/Tour Guide – European/Pacific […]

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LEGACY: Lost & Found – History Returns Home

Today, a family in Alabama got to touch and hold the etched pocket knife of their patriarch, Prentice W. Ball. Ball was a member of the 30th Infantry Division, 117th Infantry Regiment during WWII in 1944-45. He presumably dropped the knife in his foxhole as his unit was moving out to cross the Rhine River […]

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LEGACY: Lost & Found the Voice of Earl W. Garrison

BINGO!!!!! The family spent all day checking us out to make sure we were legit! YAY! We are now in touch with a relative of Earl W. Garrison, his great niece from California. He was KIA on March 30, 1945 in the Solomon Islands. The family has heard stories about him and informed us that […]

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Skype Interview with ABC 33/40 in Birmingham Alabama

We had great fun being interviewed for this news report about Prentice W. Ball’s knife. Joey was with his dad in The Netherlands Sara was at her home in Kansas Myra was sitting in her car at a truck stop in Missouri Andrew Donley was in Birmingham, Alabama and interviewed us all at the same […]

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Joey to the Battlefields of Okinawa

When you are reading this, Joey van Meesen, will be on an airplane on his way to Okinawa, Japan. For two weeks he will move around the island to research the World War 2 Battlefields. Throughout the trip, he will be actively posting pictures and other content on Facebook and Instagram. But the biggest effort […]

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Prentice W. Ball’s knife has arrived in the USA!

Myra is now in possession of Prentice W. Ball’s knife after it traveled from Alpen, Germany where it was hidden for 73 years in a foxhole. It was quite amazing to touch it and hold in my hand. Sara Collins and I are so excited to deliver the knife to the family on May 20th […]

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Website Open! Read the entire story of King Size: The Lost B24 of Lafosse, Belgium

Joey and Myra had the privilege and honor of being on the research/film team for what we call, the plane crash project. Our Dutch friend, Bob Konings, has finished the website that tells the entire “King Size” story along with photos of our adventure. Please take an opportunity to read about the crew, what happened, […]

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LEGACY: Lost & Found, The Foxhole of Prentice W. Ball

Today our European researcher, Joey van Meesen, took possession of the pocket knife owned by Prentice W. Ball. This WWII relic was found on April 1, 2018, by Frank van Vark and Joey’s dad, Ronald van Meesen. Traveling to Germany, Joey and his dad went back to the original location and foxhole where the knife […]

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Battle of the Bulge Footsteps – Then & Now

While working on a client project about the 83rd Infantry Division, European Researcher Joey van Meesen came across a picture of the 83rd Signal Company somewhere in Belgium. With the use of Morning Reports and other documents he was able to find the location where the Signal Company was billeted that day. Fortunately, we were […]

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