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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:12 PM
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Is your loved one's name in the National WWII Memorial Registry?
Edited on Sun Sep-23-07 09:11 PM by rateyes
Go here, and find out. I posted this link in another thread, but thought you might want it as a thread all to itself. If you want to see my great uncle's page, in the search engine type: Johnson, Bruce, Tennessee. His name comes up in two places...one in the log for the cemetery where he's buried (Normandy), and one in the National Archives.

Do you have a relative or friend who served? I'll bet their name is here. BTW, if you have someone in your family, or if you contributed to WWII's success, (even if you/he/she weren't in the military), you can have YOUR name as part of the National WWII Memorial. The homepage is www.wwiimemorial.com

You can follow the links to the search page...or you can go to the search page by following this link.

In Memoriam :patriot:

http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.a...

BTW, I think it would be nice if you could recommend this thread so that more can see it, and use the info, if they like...and, if you want.

Peace.

ON EDIT: LOOK LOOK....Here is a link to the National Archives page where you can hunt for the enlistment records of your loved ones.

I did it for my great uncle===and with just a little bit of searching found this:

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mt...

HERE'S THE PAGE...on the right hand side are links to follow to find people from all the past wars up to Vietnam. It's really cool:

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/military/#have


ON EDIT AGAIN: If you find them, link to the page, if you want. It would be a great memorial here on DU.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:13 PM
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1. And, if you find your loved one, and want to do it...
post the url in this thread. I'd love to view it. Thanks.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:17 PM
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2. Here's the info I found on my great uncle:
http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/wardept/plaq.asp?h...

That one was from the National Archives, showing my great uncle was killed in action.

This one is from the cemetery:

http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/cemetery/search/pf...

Notice that these are in printable formats.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:20 PM
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3. Wow, I thought this would get recommended quickly...
perhaps you are all hunting. Kicking it so it doesn't drop like a rock.
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Didereaux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:22 PM
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4. hmmm, certainly NOT complete
My father went in at Utah Beach, Normandy, fought on the western front of the Battle of the Bulge, one of the first units into Germany, company was first to enter Berchtesgarten(?) Hitlers Bavarian retreat, wound up in Austria facing the Russians. He's not in there. My uncle was captured in Manilla and SURVIVED the Bataan Death March, a cousin survived Pearl Harbor and two other major Pacific naval battles...neither are on there. Something seems distinctly fishy.

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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:25 PM
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6. Did you hunt them by the place they lived when they
were first deployed? Some names are missing, and there is a link where you can go to download a form to send them to make sure the name is included.

Also, there is an "advanced search" option that might help out. When I first heard about this, I simply typed in my great uncle's name, and there it was. Perhaps because he was KIA and is buried at one of the military cemeteries.

I hope you can find them. On the other thread, a poster said that he/she found their father.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:31 PM
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13. I'm sure they will not have all the records of people who lived through the war
But I'll bet the initial database is taken from the graveyards.

I ran down my grandfather's records quite awhile back, and some were missing, due to fire. I doubt if the government has complete records in any one database. I think it's going to be up to family members to check to see if their people are listed, and if not, submit the info.

If you know of any online genealogists you should pass the information on. THEN you'll start seeing this database grow. I'll fire it on to my family lists and I'm sure it will move on from there.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:14 PM
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63. Here's what's in the records...
if his name isn't in one of these databases, you can add him at the site:

The Registry combines four distinct databases that can be searched for names of those whose service and sacrifice helped win the Second World War. The Registry includes the names of Americans who are:


Buried in American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) overseas military cemeteries.


Memorialized on ABMC Tablets of the Missing.


Listed on official War and Navy Department Killed in Service rosters now held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).


Honored by public enrollment in the Registry of Remembrances
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:26 PM
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7. If it is new, or they are relying on people to submit family members
Edited on Sun Sep-23-07 08:26 PM by Donnachaidh
It certainly wouldn't be complete. But you have to start somewhere.
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Bobbie47 Donating Member (386 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:34 PM
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16. the funeral home
must of sent in my Dad's name.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:30 PM
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11. You can register
and add the information yourself.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:40 PM
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19. My father served in the Pacific Arena, in the Army Air Corps
and isn't included. I don't know that it is fishy - as much as it is incomplete and should be advertised as such.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:58 PM
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27. See if you can find his enlistment records in the archives here:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 05:02 PM
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92. I did find him there.
Thanks!
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:46 PM
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20. Go here and put in his name...
Edited on Sun Sep-23-07 08:55 PM by rateyes
and then find the link to WWII enlistment records, and go down the list until you find his enlistment record in the National Archive.

ON edit: Sorry I forgot to put in the link. Here it is:

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:51 PM
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57. my father fought with yours!!
My father went in at Utah Beach, Normandy, fought on the western front of the Battle of the Bulge, one of the first units into Germany, company was first to enter Berchtesgaden

Do you have his company number? I don't have my dad's and I doubt that my mother would know at this point.

Register your father yourself....I just registered mine because he was not there. He died in 1967.



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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:12 PM
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62. Is that cool, or what? Wow.
:hi:
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #62
70. yes.
there's a lump in my throat right now.

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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:25 PM
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5. This is a GREAT idea for family historians too
THANKS for posting this! I've just printed out the app to submit my grandfather. He served in BOTH World Wars.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:26 PM
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8. Did you search for him?
His name might already be there.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:27 PM
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9. already did that -- not there.
Not a biggie. I have the information here to submit him. Might even have a WWII vintage photo to submit.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:29 PM
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10. Cool.
Don't forget, it's not where they lived when they got home...it's where they lived when they joined or were drafted, or they used as their "home state" that you have to use.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:34 PM
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15. mine was easy - he was stationed in NY, and lived there
and stayed there till he passed on.

One suggestion though -- post this in the genealogy section on DU. I'm sure it will see some movement from that forum as well.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:56 PM
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24. Go here, and search the National Archives for his
enlistment records:

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:07 PM
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35. Was he born in New York?
If not, try putting in his name without a "state" or the state in which he was born. I think that's how it's listed, after searching the National Archives...birth place.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:30 PM
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47. nope -- Canada
and they don't seem to have Coast Guard records in a searchable database at the archives link? WTF? They contributed to the war effort too... :grr:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:56 PM
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60. hmmmm.
Edited on Sun Sep-23-07 09:59 PM by rateyes
something doesn't compute there. You're correct. BTW, do add his name. And, at this link there are other links to the right with searchable databases for all the wars from the Revolution through Vietnam. Perhaps the Coast Guard records are in some subsection.

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/military/#have

ON EDIT: Go here: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/military/#begin

There is another link as well that helps you get started searching. There are coast guard records available, according to the overview...perhaps it will help you find where they are located:

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2002/fall...
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:31 PM
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12. Shamelessly kicking again, until it hits the
greatest page. Thanks for your patience.
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Bobbie47 Donating Member (386 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:32 PM
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14. Thanks
for the link i found my Dad's name.

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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:25 PM
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44. Great. Do you mind posting a link...
but, if you don't want to, that's fine.

Glad you found him.
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Bobbie47 Donating Member (386 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:19 PM
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64. link for my Dad
Edited on Sun Sep-23-07 10:23 PM by Bobbie47
http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.a...

to late to edit my first post.

thanks again for the link now the link doesn't work

my Dad's name is Cecil Sanders from Illinois
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:35 PM
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17. My dad must have put Grandpa in . . .
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:52 PM
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22. OMG, New Bern, NC is just across the moutain range from
Erwin, TN, where my uncle is from and near my hometown. I have relatives in New Bern. His name could have been put there by the archives, too. I imagine they're still working on the registry.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:00 PM
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29. WOW. A Pearl Harbor Survivor!!
Cool.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 08:55 AM
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79. That's a great way to spend your 19th year, isn't it?
Edited on Mon Sep-24-07 08:59 AM by HughBeaumont
He originally joined as a mechanic. I guess he was sleeping when it happened and the impact of the bombs sent him flying out of his bunk and down some steps.

Small wonder why I spit on the J Edgar Hoover Building every time I walk past it. Hoover was not only paranoid, batshit crazy and borderline racist, he also distrusted foreign double agents. I learned later in life Pearl Harbor happened in part to Hoover dismissal of Dusko Popov's summer of '41 warning about an "imminent attack on a US Naval base in the winter". It's all in DC's own Spy Museum.

It's because of Hoover's bullshit that 2,350 men lost their lives. Had grandpa been in the wrong place at the wrong time, he would have been one of them and I wouldn't be writing this.

Hmmm. Summer warning about an imminent attack; that sure sounds familiar . . .

Gee, what did they say about "the more things change, the more they stay the same"?
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 01:21 PM
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90. I hear that...
I never cared much for that bastard, either. I think Congress should think about changing the name of that building.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:15 PM
Response to Reply #17
38. omg i have a pic of My grampa in his uniform, i love those pictures so much!
it was a totally different era and they all looked like Errol FLynn or Clark Gable coming home from the European theater.
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:41 PM
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67. So true... n/t
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:39 PM
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18. Thanks very much for this - I found my maternal grandfather listed!
A nice way for future generations to remember them by...
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:57 PM
Response to Reply #18
25. Do you mind putting a link to the info?
If you don't want to, though, I understand. Glad you found him.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 12:51 PM
Response to Reply #25
95. Sorry I didn't reply sooner - I just went to the search page,
and entered Anthony Balaz from N.Y. state - there were three entries, but all for the same person. The "status page" is the same in each case.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:51 PM
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21. My father is not listed.
I will have to see how to get him in there. He was in the 79th Infantry Division.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:55 PM
Response to Reply #21
23. Go here, and search around for his enlistment records
in the National Archives:

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:58 PM
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26. Nor is mine. Okay, still searching. HA! Success! Cool beans!
Edited on Sun Sep-23-07 09:03 PM by WinkyDink
THANK YOU!!
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 08:59 PM
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28. You can add him, download the form. You can search the
National Archives for enlistment records by poking around the search engines here:

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:03 PM
Response to Reply #26
32. Got a link? If you don't want to add it, though...
that's cool. But, it would be neat to see it.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 07:28 AM
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77. It would be a leeetle too identifying! :)
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:00 PM
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30. Wow my Grampa and his 3 brothers are listed! I wish i knew the person that submitted them.
i see the name but i don't who he is.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:02 PM
Response to Reply #30
31. Do you mind putting the links to the pages in this thread...
I would love to see them. If you don't want to, that's fine, too.

:hi:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:06 PM
Response to Reply #31
34. sure, tearing up just thinking about him.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:09 PM
Response to Reply #34
36. That's really cool. Isn't it?
:patriot: to all of them.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:11 PM
Response to Reply #36
37. thank you so much! I hust sent the links to my Dad, he is a huge WW2 buff
and we have precious little in the way of records.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #37
39. I PMed you with a link to his enlistment
records in the National Archives.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:19 PM
Response to Reply #39
41. wow again thank you so much, my Grampa was literally the kindest person
i ever had the honor of knowing and it means more than i can tell to have these things.
:hug:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:20 PM
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42. You can go here and search for your uncles:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:06 PM
Response to Reply #30
33. The government is putting in a lot of names on their own
but, I would love to see the links where the name of the person submitting the info is. Perhaps he/she was a buddy who served with them?
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:18 PM
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40. sweet
found my uncle that died on Beaches of Normandy

one uncle that died in WWII is not on there...

gonna remedy that
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:21 PM
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43. Do you mind posting a link to your uncle's page...
I bet he's buried in the same cemetery with my great uncle...Normandy.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:28 PM
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45. Oh Thank you! I was able to add my late father in law
He never spoke of the war. Wouldn't even answer questions. Just said he did his part. I know he was part of the Normandy invasion and ended up in Berlin. No idea what happened in between.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:29 PM
Response to Reply #45
46. I'm glad you could add his name...
after all, he was one of the greatest.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:31 PM
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48. Found my grandfather!
:D
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #48
54. Do you have a link?
If you want to, that is.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:23 PM
Response to Reply #54
80. Check your pm
:hi:
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:32 PM
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49. I signed my dad up in 2000
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:50 PM
Response to Reply #49
55. Cool. I'd love to see the link, if you want...
but, understand if you want to remain anonymous.
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:32 PM
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50. And if you haven't visited the memorial in DC, consider it
its really beautiful and to one side there is a building w/ computer kiosks where you can search this database.

Our guys, Edward & Floyd, sunset on the Campbell Bridge.



http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/mia/search/pframe....

http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/wardept/pframe.asp...
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:35 PM
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51. Here is another good link for anything related to WWII
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:35 PM
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52. I am having trouble navigating the search function. Please help.
I want to search my father and my uncle.

They both survived the war.

Any help...I can't seem to pull up the correct search engine.

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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:51 PM
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56. Try this
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #52
58. Try this link:
http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=registry.a...

BTW, here's what is included in the WWII National Monument Registry

The Registry combines four distinct databases that can be searched for names of those whose service and sacrifice helped win the Second World War. The Registry includes the names of Americans who are:


Buried in American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) overseas military cemeteries.


Memorialized on ABMC Tablets of the Missing.


Listed on official War and Navy Department Killed in Service rosters now held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).


Honored by public enrollment in the Registry of Remembrances.

-------------

So, if you don't find them, go to the homepage at www.wwiimemorial.com and follow the links to the form to add them.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:45 PM
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53. I humbly thank you
My dad fought in the western European front and I registered him.

If anyone thinks this WWII was not a necessary one, please watch Ken Burns' documentary.



Btw, my dear friend was sound editor for this series.

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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 09:53 PM
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59. Cool. Tell your friend thanks for his work...
and :patriot: to your dad.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:00 PM
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61. thanks, rat
My dad passed in 1967 at the age of 45.

My friend, an award winning sound editor, is Ira Spiegel. I will thank him, tonight in fact. :hi:





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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:19 PM
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65. Thank you.
I found my dad and my uncle.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:28 PM
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66. Do you mind linking to the pages?
Edited on Sun Sep-23-07 10:28 PM by rateyes
If not, that's OK, too. I'm glad you found them.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:45 PM
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68. thank you. my papa is now immortalized in something other than
his own house. :)
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coffeenap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:48 PM
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69. Thank you for this. I found my dad, in the archives,then I found his
Edited on Sun Sep-23-07 10:48 PM by coffeenap
brother who enlisted on my dad's birthday. Wow. Both are gone now.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 10:59 PM
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71. Kewl! I found my Dad and Stinky's Dad...
Thanks! :hi:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:35 PM
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85. Thanks to yours and Stinky's dad!
:patriot:
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halobeam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:16 AM
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72. I'd love to know who listed my great uncle, the date of his death is wrong.
He died on the HMT Rohna along w/ 1,115 other men, and 900 others survived. It was Nov.26, 1943. They have it at Nov.27th. I hope it was a typo because if one of the survivors that knew him, put it in, then he died in the water, and I've heard HORRIFIC stories from some of the survivors about being in the water.

Man, have they just botched up everything about these poor people. It took this govt. 57 YEARS to acknowledge these people and their service and STILL, another thing doesn't match up.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:40 AM
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73. ttt
thanks for this
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:47 AM
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74. My uncle is listed
Thank you for the links rateyes. I can't seem to get the URL to bring up his record.


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phiebeng Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:58 AM
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75. oh no
I can't find what I like
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 07:22 AM
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76. Thanks for the link! I'm sending this to a couple family members
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 07:31 AM
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78. Thanks for the link. Both my parents served in the Navy during
WWII and neither is listed. I'll have to register them.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:28 PM
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81. I found my dad. And, now I'm crying all over again.
He was a wonderful person. :cry:
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:31 PM
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82. Thanks to your dad,
for his service to our country, and for raising a wonderful child. :patriot:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:34 PM
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83. Thank you rateyes, for your kind words.
He was a staunch liberal and would have loved DU and all it stood for.
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:35 PM
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84. My Uncle Lee
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:37 PM
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86. Your uncle and my great uncle are both buried in France...
mine is at Normandy. :toast: to our uncles.
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:39 PM
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87. Here's to heroes
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:48 PM
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88. Thought you might enjoy this website...
http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries/cemeteries/lo.php

I went to google earth and put in "Saint-Avoid, France" in the search string, and turned on the geographic web feature, and found the cemetery from the "satellite."

There's booklets of pics you can download from the above site.
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 12:57 PM
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89. Cool. I've already sent the first link to my Dad
Lee was his brother and we have been to the cemetary in St Avold. We got to go when we were stationed in Germany in the 70s. It's a beautiful, peaceful place. Strange considering it's there as a result of terrible violence.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 01:52 PM
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91. My dad's dad and most of his uncles aren't on it.
I e-mailed him the link and called him. There's a woman writing a book on the eight Hilbert brothers, and Dad's going to see if she can fill out the forms, since she has copies of all eight's service records and can make it right.

Rest in peace, Grandpa. You fought in many battles and got your ship back to port, even with a bow blown off in Tassafarango. May you rest in peace and know you're missed and loved.
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-07 06:33 PM
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93. Is it for all who served or just those killed in battle?
My grandfather served, survived, and lived to a ripe old age... I wonder if he'd make it.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 11:46 AM
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94. It's for him, but you will need to add him...
the government only has records on KIA, MIA, POW...any person working on the war effort, civilian or military, can be added. People like "Rosie the Riveter" for example, or nurses stationed at home taking care of POW's
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