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  1. I am looking for information on my grandfather. I don’t have much other then his name James Richard Dutton born on Jan. 7,1924 died on March 31,1985. Born in Manchester, GA. Service in US Navy World War 2. I would like some help on finding more information on his service for my children. Thanks.

  2. If any know where the 65th infantry division H co., 259th infantry regiment went please let me know. I am trying to find out where my grandfather went during the war

  3. Sorry the information I have is so vague. I am Looking for Relatives of a Veteran who was stationed in England during WW2. I only have a first name of Chuck (Charles) ? He would have been stationed in or near Winchester, Hampshire around 1944. His Family would be originally from Tennessee or Carolina.

    • If I’m not mistaken the 182nd Airborne and the 101st Airborne Divisions were in these area before jumping into Normany on June 6, 1944. You might do a search on these divisions. Sorry I can’t help anymore than this. Happy search.

  4. I’ve posted on here before, but I thought I would give it another shot. My great grandpa was in the navy from WWII through the Korean War. He was a shipfitter first class during his career. His name was Ralph Alvey Powell. His brother was Charles “Bud” Powell. Charles served in the army during WWII. My family didn’t have an opportunity to know Ralph very well and I, as his great granddaughter, would love to speak with someone who may have known him or his family.
    If you or a family member ever met him, I would love to speak with you.

  5. Looking for info on my dad all I have is the headstone info { Pfc Ray Warren Williams Co.D 25th med bn } I know he was in Japan in 1946 have a Easter card

    • The 25th Medical Battalion part of 25th Infantry Division.
      There is a history of 25th Infantry Division in WWII here:
      25thida dot org
      (Replace “dot” with “.” and remove spaces in web address above. The division history is in one of the “tabs” .)

      This is a link to an audio interview with a man who was in the 25th Medical Battalion. He describes conditions in the Philippines in some detail.

    • Did u ever get info on your dad? I have a lot of Ray Warren Williams and also Warren Ray Williams born about 1923-26 and in the military in 1944-46 lots of military info and other stuff…let me know

  6. Hello,

    I am searching for any information on my great-uncle, William (Billy) E. Way, of Meriden Kansas. He served in the Army in WWII, in the 38th Infantry, Company B. He was killed on day 2, Dec 18th, 1944, Battle of the Bulge. I have his burial flag, Purple Heart and his service photos, but am trying to connect with someone, anyone, who may have served with him at that time. I appreciate it very much!

    Chris Dickey

    • The 38th infantry Regiment served under Major General Walter and Robertson of the second infantry division along with the 9th, 23rd infantry Regiment and the 12 1537 field artillery battalion and many more they were part of that division… During the battle of the bulge should be muster rolls for each of those divisions somewhere ….Let me know if you want to keep looking for those muster rolls…

    • I found from Https:/history.army.mil/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_6.HTM website under chapter VI ‘the German northern shoulder is jammed’ second division withdraws’…a lot of story and photos some of the infantrymen on the road but on several pages 109- 1011 etc. they mention company B and a few of the people in it under some incredible and quite clever actually attacks In the face of adversity..it’s a very good read it may very well be something you’re interested in

  7. I would like information on my grandfather. I know he enlisted and was in the Army. That is all I know. We would love to know more. His name is Richard William Rudolph born in 1908 in Los Angeles. We would love to know the unit and the base or bases he was stationed at. How do we grt all of his mlitary record?

  8. I have an Army New Testament that was presented to George D. Wolf (A.S.N. 38340029) possibly from Matador, Texas, with a nearest of kin listed as E.L. Wolf. If someone could provide me with more information on him I would appreciate it. I’m hoping to return this Bible to a family member or friend if possible.

  9. My grandfather is James S. Peck. He was a Seabee in WW2. He was on Okinawa at some point and I have 2 maps of Okinawa I would like to get more info on. Anyone have any suggestions?

  10. I would like to know more about my great-grandfather. His name is Ralph b Story he was a field medic in the 45th infantry division as well as a tech corporal. We went to dachau the day after it was liberated to care for the ill and dying. He was enlisted out of fort devens in March of 1944. He died sometime in 1988 and was born 1910. He never spoke about the war after he came home. After my grandmother died I cleaned out her house in hopes of finding anything of Ralph’s but his uniform, medals and rifle were nowhere to be found. The only thing I have of him is a black and white picture. I had done research myself but hit a dead end. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me out.

    • The newspaper “The Winchester Massachusetts Star, for Friday, January 5, 1945 is in text form on the web at this link.

      It has this story about halfway through:

      “Cpl. Ralph B. Story of 70 Middlesex Street, U. S. Army Medical Corps,
      is listed among the members of the staff of the 116th Evacuation Hos-
      pital, one of the youngest medical installations supporting combat units
      of the 6th Army Group.”

      “Landing in France in November, 1944, it commenced to function Nov.
      30 and received 3900 patients in its first 44 days. ”

      The 116th Evacuation Hospital was one of the units that was at Dachau, arriving a couple of days after the 45th Division. If you search on the web for the 116th Evacuation Hospital, you can find several stories about the unit at Dachau.

      Ralph B Story was born on 22 January, 1910 and died 20 January, 1988. He is buried the Bay Pines National Cemetery in Florida and can be found on findagrave dot com.

      • Thank you so much. I had been doing research for months but hit a dead end. Thank you

      • Ralph Burnham Story was born on January 22, 1910, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, his father, Henry, Oliver Story was 54 and his mother, Georgiana Burnham Story, was 31. He married Catherine Annette “Gar” Chane on September 29, 1935, in Manchester, Massachusetts. They had two children during their marriage. He died on January 20, 1988, in Largo, Florida, at the age of 77, and was buried in Bay Pines, Florida.

        He enlisted in the US Army 29 Mar 1944. He was one of the liberators of Dachau Concentration Camp. On 18 May 1945 he wrote a letter to his wife from Dachau Concentration Camp describing the atrocities. Ralph was released from service 2 Feb 1946.

        If you have’t seen the letter I can send it to you. I also have 2 photos of him.

  11. I am looking for information about my grandfather; Walter G. Boyer Sr born 1919 in Jedo, PA (near Hazleton.) I am left with very few relatives to ask, but I remember the bridge at Remagen being a part of his story. I would greatly appreciate it. He gave me a purple heart when i was very young.

  12. I wanted info for a WW2 USAF deceased Veteran Frank Koesis we had a memorial convoy from Gravois Mills to Eldon in Missouri today I drove with his dupecated dog tags and I want to see if I can get info on him and his family

  13. I am looking for information about where my father went in the war in the Pacific. His name was Joseph Casper Smarsh.

    • There is “a” Joseph C Smarsh, serial number 37011363. listed in the 205th Field Artillery Battalion. His name shows up two times on when his unit was being moved by navy ships in the Pacific. The 205th was part of the 41st Infantry Division.

      Some background is here:


      There is a website jungleer dot com (listed this way to avoid this reply going into moderation) which has a lot of info on the division.

      If you can verify this is the correct Smarsh, there are a lot of sites on the 41st you can find via Google.

      • Thanks Mr. Swank for the information you provided. That is my Dad. I have already started looking at the history and pretty much know where dad served in the Pacific. I do have a question if you have time to answer. Where did you find the information regarding him being on the navy transports?
        Again, thank you for your help. All of my family greatly appreciates it.

      • Larry,

        The information was found on the paid site fold3.com. If you want to post an email address I will send it to you. There are two manifest lists and his draft registration card.

  14. My father, Joseph Martin Hines, PFC, C. Company, 1st Bn., 24th Regiment, 4th Marines mentions meeting a cousin in his letters home to his family. My dad did not have the best handwriting so I’m not sure about the spelling of the last name of this person, or whether he was in the Navy or the Marine Corps, or even the Army. The name is Edgar Myers, or Myners, or potentially Mynes. Joe first mentions Edgar in a letter dated March 7, 1944, after he participated in Roi-Namur. I assume Edgar also participated in that battle because Daddy writes, “I saw Edgar Myner and he is safe.”
    I believe he wrote this from Maui and he mentions Edgar again on March 30, 1944, in passing. There the spelling looks more like Myers or Mynes. Since my father died long ago and I have no relatives who are still living to ask, any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Susan Hines

    • I think a possible “Edgar” being referred to might be this man, Edgar Allen Myers.


      He was from the Toms Brook area and was in the navy. His father was John Abraham Myers and his mother was Mary V (Shank) Myers. Not sure yet of any connection to Joseph Martin Hines or Joseph’s parents Duval Delaney Hines and Mary Thelma (Borden) Hines.

      • Many thanks, I can’t wait to check it out. I’m glad you know about the letter collection. I transcribed them and with my sister’s permission donated them to the Shenandoah County Library. It was a fun project getting to know the young Joe Hines, the man who would become my father. Also, the letters show how much support the community of Toms Brook provided to their young men serving in WWII.

  15. I’m looking for information about my Grandfather, William Ray Hungerford, He was part of the 102nd Cavalry in WW2 and was at San Lo (St. Lo), Normandy, etc. He drove a high ranking K9 officer all over Europe after being injured(I believe at Normandy) and was called Billy the Kid which was also painted on his Jeep. I have his medals but am having a very hard time finding his Unit and Roster info. Any info about records, the K9 Officer or anything would be greatly appreciated.

  16. I had posted on here before. I had found out my great grandfather was in the 116th evacuation hospital but when I try to research it there is few records and it seems like the unit doesn’t exist. I know my great grandfather was part of the 45 infantry division but the 116th evacuation hospital is not on the list of units? Can anyone help me with this one.

  17. My name is Thomas Pilkington my Dad was in in the army during WW 2 . I was wondering if I could get some information on him I am the youngest of 5 . My Dad didn’t talk about his service . Anything you could find for me would wonderful . His name was Harry Pilkington. His Birth date is 7/15/1919

  18. I am looking for any family or living members of 82nd Airborne 505th E Company from WWII. My dad Jack Bailey served with them and I am looking to reconnect with some of these families that I went to reunions with when I was a kid.

  19. Trying to learn more about my Grandpa. His name was Norman L Greene, he served in the U.S Army from 1944-1946, in the 46th infantry at the Battle of the Bulge. He was born in 1926 in Jackson, Indiana I believe.

  20. Trying to find information on Lt Clarence Olaf Haug 1919-2005, enlisted in Army 6 Oct 1942 in Wisconsin #36272815 died in Austin,Texas area. He was supposed to have lead a platoon onto the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. Do not know when he was released from military or even what unit he was in. Was supposed to have been wounded and in hospital in England at one time.

  21. Hello,

    I’m looking for information on a man named Geza Pinter, or Gene Geza Pinter. Alternate nama may have been Goza Penter, but that was a misspelling/mispronunciation. He was born in 1921 and was enlisted in the army in Nov 1942 in Newark, NJ. All I could find online was his enlistment information, but that left me at a dead end. If the enlistment card has any information that could help, please let me know and I’ll provide it.

    The reason I’m trying to find info on him is because I want to know if he trained at Camp Barkeley some time around 1944. If he did, then he might be my paternal grandfather who I’ve never met. It seems my grandmother was having fun with some of the army boys in town, so I’m trying to narrow down who my grandfather might be lol. I’m honestly not expecting to get very far with this, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  22. David Morrison, NM DWS Veterans Outreach Program Specialist; Retired USAF Red Horse/Firefighter 2018 on said:

    I have three WWII personal and noteworthy items in my possession that I wish to pair with their appropriate family members who may be wanting a heritage item from their WWII veteran relative.
    They are:
    1) WWII Dog Tag of Thelma Williams SN 38201693.
    2) WWII Letters from “Somewhere In France” between Robert D.Pendleton, SN 34882363, and his wife, Hattie in Morrison, Tennessee. (Veteran KIA Oct 15th, 1943) -45th Infantry Division, 179th Regiment, E Company
    3) WWII Shadowbox of William W. Moller, D-712880. B-24 Navigator, shot down in Germany 1944. POW 9 months. Married Janet Evans of Des Moines, Iowa. Retired Army Air Corp Pilot as Captain. Lockheed-Martin 30 year employee. Died 2003 in Palo Verde, California. (Also have letters and memorabilia of Mother/Father-in-law, Private McKinley Evans, WWI US Army Medic with 88th Division, 313th Sanitary Team, Squad B from “Somewhere In France” to his Fiance, Gladys Twogood of Sioux City, Iowa).

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