2017 is soon ending !

2017 has been a rough year for me. Totally demotivated (not willing to say bored) I wasn’t sure to keep the site running or simply turn it off. Fortunately it’s a World War Two Veteran that pushed me ahead and turned me back on to keep the site online. I spent about 6 months on

War Memoirs – Boleslaw Piatkowski – King-101/26-ID 1944-1945

The original title of this archive is 'From Forced Workers Camp to Yankee Division', War Memories of Boleslaw Piatkowski. This archive, presented as a small booklet, was written down by Jacek Okon (Poland). The iconography is made of private photos from the author, Boleslaw Piatkowski, Internet images, photos archives from the European Center of Military History as well as photos from the James 'Jimmy' Haarh archives, a veteran of the Yankee Division. (more…)

26th Infantry Division – 101st Infantry Regiment – Gettysburg to Berlin

This archive is dedicated to the Officers and men, both living and dead, who have served under the colors of the 101st Infantry Regiment. The battles of Gettysburg, Antietam, and Manassas are recognized highlights of history. They are also highlights in the history of a distinguished and renowned infantry regiment. Replete in its lineal descent with glory, the 101st Infantry Regiment was originally the Fighting Ninth, organized in the days when the now traditional Spirit of the Yanks was first written in the annals of…

(Militaria) Bullion – Hand Made (Theater) CBI Patches and Cool Prices

Working with my friend Claude on this, we want to offer a possibility for Hard to Find or Patch Collectors and even History Fans to be able to acquire patches that are, in not impossible to find, pretty hard to find if you plan to invest a lot of money. What we offer is simple, like the Wartime Patches Theater Made, also Hand-Made with Gold and Silver Treads, and beautiful. Take a look bellow and you will see what I am talking about. These Patches are also the best ones to fits inside a Shadow Boxe. VMF-124 SQUADRON This was…

XIX Corps Engineers – European Theater of Operations 1944-1945

The German Army is totally defeated. Now, immediately thereafter, a brief history of the XIX Corps Engineers has been assembled. The past eleven months of combat are in the too recent past to view with great perspective. This report attempts to record factual data with little comment. It is felt that the record of the Engineers of this Corps will be enhanced through close examination. Their record of achievement is solid; group planning has been sound, always reliable, sometimes brilliant; execution has he en aggressive;…

26th Infantry Division – Charlie Co – 101st Infantry Regiment – Ottweiler

James 'Jim' Haahr T/Sgt, Charlie Company, 101st Infantry 26th Infantry Division - Yankee Division After leaving Saarlautern, the Division moved east and southeast in mid-March in the Saarland. Movements were done frequently by truck and tanks when possible, supported ahead by two task forces. Resistance was light as the task forces with armor rolled through villages in which most of the population that remained hung white bed sheets from windows. A path through the concrete dragon teeth of the anti-tank barrier, which…

26th Infantry Division (2/101-IR) Moyenvic France November 8-10 1944

Operations of the 2nd Battalion, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, (Yankee Division), in the Attack of Moyenvic, France, November 8-10 1944, Rhineland Campaign, Personal Experience of a Battalion Operations Officer, Major John O. Dickerson (Thanks to Miss Nancy Larson-Lenz, USA (Encoding)) Introduction This archive covers the operations of the 2nd Battalion, 101st Infantry, 26th Division, in the attack on Moyenvic, France, on the initiation of the Third army’s fall offensive, 8-10 November 1944. The XII Corps…

1.SS-Panzer-Division (LSSAH) War Crimes (Memorandum)

In the early days of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), the leadership realized that a bodyguard unit composed of reliable men was needed. Ernst Julius Günther Röhm (Nov 28 1887 – July 1 1934), a German military officer, a founding member of the NSDAP, a close friend and early ally of Adolf Hitler formed a guard formation from the 19.Granatwerfer-Kompanie. This formation evolved rapidly and became the Sturmabteilung) (SA). In 1923, Hitler ordered the creation of a small separate bodyguard dedicated…

POW Reports from Sepp Dietricht and Joachim Peiper 1945

The attached files are translations of briefs of the war experiences of (ex) SS-Oberst-Gruppenführer Josef Sepp Dietrich, wartime CG of the 6.SS Panzer-Army, and (ex) SS-Obersturmbannführer Joachim Peiper, wartime CO of the Kampfgruppe Peiper (1.SS-Panzer-Regiment, 1.SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH), written by then for Colonel Burton F. Ellis, trial judge advocate, while they were awaiting trial for the Malmédy Massacre Schwäbisch Hall Highly esteemed Lt Colonel, According to your wishes, I have tried to make up a report about…

2nd Infantry Division (9-IR) Heartbreak Crossroads Lt Col Ralph V. Steele

HEARTBREAK CROSSROADS The following is an eye-witness account of the events leading up to, and details of the Battle of the Bulge from December 11 1944 to January 30 1945 as seen by Lt Col Ralph V. Steele, Executive Officer, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. After spending several weeks of the winter of 1944 in a defensive position along the Schnee-Eifel range in eastern Belgium, the 9-IR had been relieved on December 11 by elements of the 106th Infantry Division, new to combat. The 9-IR moved north, to the…
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