The Battle of Berdorf, Luxembourg – Dec 26, 1944

In the past few posts I’ve been talking about a few personal stories of men of the 2nd Infantry Regiment who gave their lives in their first two combat days during the Bulge (Dec 24 & 25). During those days the Regiment managed to advance Breitweiler and Consdorf to the woods south of Berdorf. It […]

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THEY LOST THEIR DAD 76 YEARS AGO

Pvt Charles M Wilkinson of Chemung County, NY, was 36 years old, was married and had three kids. Unfortunately, he was drafted early in 1944 and immediately sent to the front where he joined Company L of the 2nd Regiment in November. Before going overseas he sent his family a card with a photograph of […]

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Omaha Beach WWII Then & Now – 10 Epic Photographs

Omaha Beach is one of the most visited WWII Battlefields in Europe. In the past 76 years Omaha Beach became a term that for many people is inseparable with the seaborne landings on D-Day June 6, 1944. On this day, Americans, British, Canadian and French forces conducted seaborne and airborne landings on the Normandy coast […]

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Dutch Immigrants in the US Army.

Dutch people in the US Army? For a new project I am researching Dutch and sons of Dutch immigrants that served in the US Army during World War II. Nick van Beek, 9, emigrated with his parents to the United States in 1893. The Van Beek family came from Bennekom (GLD) and settled in the […]

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Battle of the Bulge Travel Plans

A couple of months ago a friend asked me to plan 9 days of Ardennes & Battle of the Bulge for him. I saw this as an opportunity to do the same for other people who are interested in visiting the Ardennes to explore the Battle of the Bulge battlefields and local culture! I’ve decided […]

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5th Infantry Division – NEED YOUR HELP!

Dear Fans and Friends! I NEED YOUR HELP Next year I’ll have my last year of university for my BA History study. Earlier this week I discussed with a military historian about my final thesis/paper subject. I introduced him to the 5th Infantry Division and told him I’d like to use them as my subject for […]

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