Posts Tagged With: Jennifer Holik

Military Monday – Fred Goempel’s Story Part 1

Guest post by Barbara Geisler. Many years ago, my mother-in-law was reminiscing about her eldest brother, Fred, who went off to war in early January 1945, when she was twelve years old. In February, the family received word that Fred had been listed as missing in action in Germany. They held out hope that he […]

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Military Monday – Tips on Organizing World War II Records

The abundance of records available for World War II do not stop with a soldier’s service file (OMPF.) There are numerous reports which may list a soldier or provide the context in which he served (battles, citations received, movements, transportation.) These records range from the Company level all the way up to the overall war. […]

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Now Available! Stories from the World War II Battlefield Volume 1

New Book on World War II Research Available! “ALL THE RECORDS BURNED!” Have you heard that phrase regarding the status of Army, Air Corps, and National Guard records from World War II? Roughly 80% of these records did burn in a fire in 1973. This is not however, the end of the road for researchers. […]

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