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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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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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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 […]

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

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

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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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Footsteps Researchers head to the Pacific

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To expand our services beyond the European Theater of Operations. Joey van Meesen will be going to Okinawa, Japan this May to explore the World War II battlefields of the Pacific Theater. A European Theater expert, Joey will put his history degree to use as he travels this specific area of Asia. As our Footsteps […]

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Front page Standard Speaker, Pennsylvania

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Myra and Joey were team members on this great adventure with Bob Konings and his crew! We love the King Size project!

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LEGACY: Lost & Found

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Imagine finding or having a WWII canteen, knife, jacket, mug, plate, etc… that is a mystery to you. You might have been metal detecting, purchased on eBay, or been rummaging through a flea market and come across this relic of the past. But this one is unique…. it clearly has a name or number etched/scratched/stamped […]