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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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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. […]

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The War in Color

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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 loic@footstepsresearchers.com if you are interested […]

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Wreaths Across America in Normandy!

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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  

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MEET Footsteps Researcher – Loïc Jankowiak!

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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. […]

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Footsteps Researchers adding archive detective at NARA College Park, Maryland

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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 […]

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Guesthouse Bo Temps – Our recommended accommodations in the Ardennes!

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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 […]

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Okinawa – Learning about the War in the Pacific

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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 […]

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

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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 […]