Posts Tagged With: IDPF

Military Monday – European Theater Temporary WWII Cemeteries

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and writing on the Graves Registration Service of WWII and came across a very cool book. It is a Pictorial and Historical Record book called United States Temporary Military Cemeteries European Theater Area World War II. This book is a guidebook of sorts for the temporary cemeteries established […]

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Military Monday – WWII Military Research Is NOT The Same As Genealogy Research

Last week I wrote a post called, Where ARE All the WWII Military Records. I wanted to provide some basic information on military records, specifically looking at WWII. After I wrote that post, I spoke to a few people in the genealogy field who are doing research on their military ancestors.  I realized I’m asking […]

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Military Monday – Infantry History Books

Are you looking for resources for the units in which your military ancestors served? Did you know that after World War II, some units created small booklets that highlighted the action of that unit during their time overseas? One such booklet was Peragiumus or We Accomplish for the 358th Infantry in Patton’s Third Army. This […]

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Military Monday – Morning Reports

“Imagine being frozen, physically and mentally exhausted, while constantly on the move from location to location in biting winds and knee-deep snow as we fought the enemy. Our vehicles and tanks slid off the road into ditches as our men attempted to scale a hill or mountain. Some vehicles and tanks were unretrievable as they […]

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Military Monday – Piecing Together the Story

“Today I died. Yesterday I was freezing but full of life. We marched across the bitter windswept white landscape for hours. We lay on the frozen ground next to our tanks and trucks at night with only a blanket to shield us from the elements. We freeze. There is no warmth here. We went from […]

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