Issue #100 | December 2022
In This Issue of
Saving Military History One Soldier at a Time
Welcome to Our 100th Newsletter!

This month we are celebrating the 100th edition of our newsletter; this just happens to fall during December when we remember the attack at Pearl Harbor. We look forward to bringing you another 100 issues of Saving Military History One Soldier at a Time!

In this issue learn about a number of servicemen, view some of their memorabilia and see a Marine's 1967 Christmas decorations. On this anniversary of December 7 we bring you a pictorial tour of Hawaii from the 1930s through that fateful day.

This is the windup of giving season and our fiscal year end and if you are considering supporting an organization with a gift; we would be honored to be considered for your giving.

Read on ...

Thank you for all of the artifact donations we have received this year; a remarkable quantity and quality of history has been entrusted to our care.

We want to send out a special thank you to all of our volunteers who have been helping us on many projects. We could not have accomplished so much without your assistance!

Thank you for your support!

Artifacts help tell the stories, money makes the engine run, please

We tell history! Saving Military History One Soldier at a Time.

Remember those that made the #ultimatesacrifice #mia #pow #kia #sonsofliberty. #patriots #army #navy #marines #aircorps #airforce #coastguard #spaceforce #merchantmarine; all those that have worn the cloth.

Join us on this journey.

In Their Memory,
Robert Coalter, Jason Weigler
Executive Directors

"Saving Military History One Soldier At A Time".SM 
"Saving History One Soldier At A Time"SM
Territory of Hawaii
A fateful day, "A Day That Will Live In Infamy". That was Sunday December 7, 1941 when forces of the Japanese Empire attacked the US bases on Hawail. Let's take a look at some scenes in Hawaii in the 1930s, early 1940s and then December 7. The following photos of Hawaii were taken by Curtis Grey (1930s) and Carlos Wilcox (1940s) while serving in the Army Air Corps.
Hawaii 1930s
Hawaii 1940s
Sunday Morning. The Aloha Clock Tower

Taken just before the Japanese Attack.
December 7 & Aftermath
Volunteers for Transcription

If you are looking to volunteer with a non-profit we would welcome your assistance. We have a need to transcribe over 150,000 of these index cards. Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Soldiers Medal, Silver Stars, Bronze Stars and Purple Heart. Getting this information into our database will allow us to make this data searchable. Contact us to get started!

We are also looking for General Orders of World War II, all branches, digital copies are welcome; volunteers to transcribe this data.

We just began with the transcription of Fighter Pilot Encounter Statements. These 1-2 page documents are debrief reports created shortly after completing their combat mission.
Missing in Action & Buried Unknowns
There are still thousands classified as Missing in Action or as Buried Unknowns. In our partnership with the MIA Recovery Network we have established data on our websites regarding MIAs.

The quest to account for those of our nation's Missing in Action is one of the most noble of endeavors. There are also a large number of recovered remains that are buried in ABMC cemeteries where the identity is unknown. These are known as X-Files.
The recovery of MIAs pose a number of challenges. For example, Navy or Merchant Marine ships that were sunk are unrecoverable and thus ship manifests are the primary and often only source of names for those that have perished but are still accounted.
Each conflict has had its own challenges. At the end of World War II the military had established more than 360 temporary cemeteries, but the dead were being found continually in farm fields, forests, small church cemeteries, isolated graves and the shores of combat zones. These dead were collected and the remains consolidated into the fourteen permanent European, Mediterranean, and North African Cemeteries maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission along with two permanent cemeteries in the Philippines and Hawaii.

Monetary donations are needed and very welcomed to support these efforts to create case files.

Please consider a DONATION today. Thank You.

X-File 00082
The X-file for 00082 is perhaps more typical of the type of unknown found in an American Military Cemetery. There is a relatively complete set of remains, but with not enough information to identify. The remains are in the US Military Cemetery in Brittany in Grave 12, plot E, Row 1. He is believed to have died on July 28th 1944. His remains were recovered from the "28th Combat area", in the le Chene, Guerin temporary cemetery. The X-file states that he was a victim of a land mine explosion. The remains were bandaged, indicating a possible hospital case. He was 5'11" in height, with multiple fractures and a partial tooth chart. If there were a donor for DNA this soldier could possibly be identified since the remains are in good condition and there might be a good dental match.

The 28th Infantry division trained in England and landed in Normandy on July 22nd 1944and entered combat west of St. Lo. in the hedgerow country of Normandy. The division sustained 9,157 wounded in action, 2,599 missing in action, and 15, 904 of its members were killed in action. Its origin was as a unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

#neverforget #bringthemallhome

Known But to God
America's Twentieth Century Wars and the Search for the Missing
By Kenneth Breaux

Vietnam MIA Bracelets
Originally listed as MIA, William Leslie Brooks, would be declared KIA on 22 April 1970, aged 36. He was born 24 April 1933 in Tolar, Hood County Texas. He would be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Sons of Liberty Museum

The Sons of Liberty has hundreds of uniforms and thousands of other artifacts in our collection from the U.S. Revolutionary War to Present day. Our web presence now numbers in excess of 365,000 pages. We continue to accept new material for education and research programs.

Our collection includes memorabilia from the front line soldier to the rear echelon clerk. Drivers, infantrymen, pilots, tankers, seaman, medical, artillery, armorers, engineers, quartermasters and much more. Those that were drafted or volunteered; those that did a single tour or made it a career. Those that returned with all types of injuries and those that gave their full measure being killed in action (KIA). All MOS are welcome from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines.

We are Saving Military History One Soldier At A Time. We are honoring the service of the Citizen Soldier.
George H. Heshion, Jr., USMC

George graduated from Pensacola Naval Air Station as a 2nd Lieutenant 27 July 1943. He traveled overseas on the USS Breton (CVE-23) in April 1944. He was assigned to Espiritu Santo from 4 May 1944 to 15 May 1944 as part of Marine Air Group 21. MAG-21 joined the USS Santee (ACV-29) with F4U Corsairs, F6F Hellcats. The Santee and flotilla traveled north for the Marshalls. They reached newly won Guam on 4 August and many of the aircraft of the Santee started to operate from the island. Lt. Heshion was the 2nd Marine pilot to land on Guam.

Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. 15 May - 22 May 1944.
Enewetok Island. 25 May - 30 July 1944.
Guam. 4 August

He flew over 300 hours as a Marine night fighter.
Stanley James Persby

Machinist Mate, 3rd Class Persby was assigned to the 53rd Naval Construction Battalion, Naval Construction Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st MAC.

We need volunteers to transcribe award and roster documents. You will place the material into a spreadsheet where it will be added to our database and website. We welcome new dedicated volunteers to work from home and help us with this project!

Interesting Links & Resources


We welcome donations of monies for operational costs. Artifact donations are sought in the form of papers, books, photos, gear, uniforms, jackets, medals, ribbons, weapons, equipment, scrapbooks, biographies, diaries and more. Please Contact Us

Revolutionary War, War if 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Cold War, Gulf War and current conflict donations accepted. From small to large multi-item donations, they all tell a story.

We need you ! We need your help to further our mission of preserving and bringing this history to the public. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit your qualifying donations are tax deductible.

Army Air Corps Museum

The Air Corps Museum online presence encompasses over 355,000 web pages with thousands of photos and other materials. Our artifact collection contains hundreds of uniforms, albums, logs, medals and more from the Army Air Service, Army Air Forces and U.S. Air Force.

World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Cold War, Gulf War and current conflict donations welcome!


We need volunteers to transcribe documents, placing the material into a spreadsheet. We welcome new dedicated volunteers to help us with this project! Work from home.

Interesting Links & Resources

Trace a Family Members Military Service:


We welcome donations of papers, books, photos, gear, uniforms, jackets, medals, ribbons, weapons, equipment, scrapbooks, biographies, diaries, letters and more. Please Contact Us

You can make monetary donations. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit your qualifying donations are tax deductible.
98th Bombardment Group, B-24, Lil' De Icer
Paul Pestel

Lt. then Capt. Paul Pestel, 98th Bombardment Group. crew (pilot) of Lil' De Icer in 1942 and early 1943. Pictured includes ribbon bars, prop and wings and US for lapels, his hat device, wings and dog tags. A large piece of shrapnel is a souvenir Paul brought back from his service in the desert.
SMSGT Robert (Rob) Stewart

Service in USAF 1978-1999.

In 1984 was promoted to TSgt becoming the youngest E-6 in the Air Force at that time.

Stewart's dress mess.
Santo Bellinghieri

b 12 June 1916, d. 16 January 1996.

Born to Sicilian immigrants, Santo grew up in Boston and Worchester, MA. He took the Charles Atlas course as a teenager. He learned to fly during his formative years in 1939. He would join the Civil Air Reserve which later would be called the Civli Air Patrol. Santo had even soloed before he would enter the military and go through USAAC pilot training

He could enlist in the Army Air Corps 12 December 1941 at age 26 and would complete and graduate from primary flying training school.

Santo Bellinghieri

He would not finish basic flight school so he reenlisted in May 1942. Santo would train as a mechanic and driver. He was assigned to Camp Frasier, Vik, Iceland to maintain diesel generators. The Iceland Command patch is seen along with his Good Conduct medal and ribbon bar and driver badge/qualification bar.

He was honorably discharged 17 January 1946.

Items have a story, what tale do yours tell?

Pilot Encounter Statements
Pilot encounter statements were created during debrief following each mission. Each pilot signed to certify the accuracy of their report. These reports were used to file and document claims of enemy victories.

We have a few thousand of these reports and will bring you one each month.

This statement is by Robert S. Johnson of the 56th Fighter Group.

AAF STATION F-365, APO # 637
Personal Combat Report
VIII Fighter Command F.O. No. 168
1st Lt. Robert S. Johnson                                                                                         
Formation Position: Keyworth Blue Three
a. Combat
b. November 3, 1943
c. 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Group
d. 1338 hrs
e. 15 miles north of Ameland Island
f. Overcast at 14,000 feet, scattered strato cumulus above 17,000 feet
g. ME-109
h. One ME-109 destroyed
I was flying Keyworth Blue 3. We came up on the rear of the bombers flying at 29,000 feet and I sighted two stragglers being attacked by 2 e/a head-on at 22,000 feet. We crossed from 5 o’clock to 7 o’clock on the bombers going down and the enemy broke away and down. As we pulled up I saw a ME-109 at 7 o”clock to the bombers at about 20,000 feet and 5,000 feet below me at 9 o’clock to me.

I called in and we went down (Blue 3 & 4). He saw me at first and ducked under some con-trails but I could still see him. I kept overtaking him fast. He weaved to try and see me. I closed to 200 yards and opened fire. I hit. him and he rolled over. I stuck my nose down nearly into. him and saw strikes over cockpit to the left and watched him several seconds. During combat I had perfect cover by Blue 2 and 2 and by Yellow flight, above them. The Me-109 was burning and smoking badly. I saw his left elevator flyoff and the last I saw of him, he was in a vertical spiral into the clouds. I never saw the pilot bail out.

I claim one ME-109 Destroyed.
                                                                                                                         Robert S. Johnson
                                                                                                                          1st Lt., Air Corps.
Armament Report
NAME: 1st Lt. Robert S. Johnson
AMMUNITION USED: 484 rds .50 cal A.P & I.

Merry Christmas Troopers
A 1967 USMC Christmas Card
Museum Expenditures-Donations
Giving Season

As we enter giving season we also wrap up our fiscal year.

As a non-profit it's important to let our patrons know where some of their money is going.

The riker-mount display box is one of the most important pieces that we use. They contain ribbons, medals, patches, pictures and other small memorabilia items.

Last year we purchased 534 of these items. We have filled them all in less than 12 months.

Constant Contact charges us $1200 annually to create, store and send this newsletter.

Our web servers, domains and hosting cost $7100 / year.

The annual total for just these three components is $13,3000. Naturally, we have other expenditures, but 100% of monetary donations go to operations. All staff and directors are volunteer.

Monetary donations are needed and very welcomed to support these efforts.

Please consider a DONATION today. Thank You.

Rescued History & Museum Quality
We rescue a lot of military artifacts; items destined for the trash heap. From torn papers and faded ribbons to moth damaged uniforms decades pass and the condition of items deteriorate. These artifacts still have a story to tell.

Many museums only want items in pristine condition, we say differently. Some so called museums only want materials from a well known commander written up in history books or the fighter ace or a man who would fly to the moon or a Medal of Honor recipient.

While we have artifacts such as these we also have the items of the draftee who answered their nation's call and served their tour and then went home. Some were not so fortunate. In our mission of "Saving Military History One Soldier at a Time" it is about all who have worn the cloth of our nation's military. Artifacts help us bring stories to life no matter their condition.

We accept donations of artifacts in ALL CONDITIONS.
Fred Herold, Jr.

b. 4 March 1920, d 21 May 2020, age 100.
704th Bomb Squadron, 446th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, World War II.

This summer tan class-A tunic was found and obtained at Fred's estate sale upon his passing.
The Cinema
The Cinema, another way to describe it is it's our own Netflix.

130 combat films represented by 209 clips and 1436 minutes of footage will keep you watching for hours.

Army, Army Air Forces, Navy, Marines. WW2 and Vietnam. There's something for everyone.

This is a subscription service of $14.95/month.

Take a few minutes and go see what's "Now Showing" and decide if you want to signup and start watching. Go now !

More of Our Projects
301st Bombardment Group, B-17 Flying Fortress. England, North Africa, Italy during World War II.
USS Hilbert. Destroyer Escort, DE-742. Pacific Theater of Operations, World War II.

Preserve This History, Honor the Service, Provide Education For Future Generations
Thank You For Your Support !
Thank You For Your Support !
---- What is Liberty ? ----

"definition. the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views." 

Merriam-Webster defines it as " the power to do as one pleases, the freedom from physical restraint and freedom from arbitrary or despotic control.

---- So what is a Son of Liberty? ----

In our context and beginning these were the men and women in America who wanted the freedom from the King of England. They desired a right of self-determination for their lives.  They fought for this liberty and codified it in the Constitution of a new country.  To keep this liberty they created a military to ward off the any would-be belligerent. Since the War of Independence until and including the present day the men and women who have worn the cloth of our nation's military are its Sons of Liberty.  They have fought enemies in other nations, they have fought each other and they have stood as sentinels of the watch.
We celebrate the service of these individuals, we tell the historical story of these selfless patriots.

---- The Sons of Liberty Museum ----

Over a decade ago we chose a name for this organization and our sister the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. We believe these names accurately describe these men and women who serve. We will not change any name to satisfy a radical viewpoint or computer algorithm. We don't allow for any revisionist history, we tell the factual stories.

We are Saving Military History One Soldier at a Time.
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Somewhere in Italy

I was a navigator in the 459 Bomb Group 758 Bomb Squadron flying B-24's from Torre Giulia Field, tower named 'Coffee Tower', a gravel airfield near Cerignola, on the Foggia Plains of Southeastern Italy during the period August 4, 1944 to May 16, 1945. I flew 50 combat missions over targets in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia and Northern Italy.

Project Option: 6×9 in, 15×23 cm
# of Pages: 386
IsbnSoftcover: 9781714032860
Publish Date: Dec 12, 2019

Rigor Mortis:
The Machine and His Men

Most aircraft of World War II had pictures of sexy girls, tributes to sweethearts, songs and home. The planes were fondly referred to in a feminine manor. That was not the case with this B-17 tail number 42-25233. He was Rigor Mortis.

This is the story of Rigor Mortis and his men who flew over 120 missions from North Africa and Italy in 1943 and 1944.

Project Option: 8×10 in, 20×25 cm
# of Pages: 382
IsbnSoftcover: 9781714727803
Publish Date: Apr 20, 2020

A Novel of MACVSOG in Vietnam. By Gene Pugh a Special Forces Recon Team Member.

Surrender Not an Option

Survivors guilt is not the only thing that is bothering Allen Purvis. He has to relive in his mind the battles in a denied area when he was assigned to MACVSOG the ultimate secret organization during the Viet Nam war. He is put to the test when he commands his friends to sacrifice themselves to save the others of the unit. Wendy Salas, nurse at the 95th Evacuation Hospital sees the horrors of the war everyday. Her pain is personal. A chance meeting on R&R in Hong Kong brings these two people together as soul mates in a hope that one of them can save the other. Purvis like the others wondered why they were saved and the answer was there all the time.

  • Paperback : 312 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1539108333
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1539108337
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.71 x 9 inches

Gene is a member of our advisory board.
A Novel. By Gene Pugh a Special Forces Recon Team Member during the Vietnam War..

The Reunion Mission

A chance meeting at a military reunion brings Sam Waters together with his former Viet Nam War teammates. But that is not the only surprise. A promise made a long time ago is now called to be cashed in. Will his teammates put their lives on the line for him and his family? Is that bond still there? Because of a rash act on his part the whole mission could be jeopardized. A new future and his past must come to terms for him to move forward.

From Fort Bragg to Dallas and Panama follow the continuing story of Sam Walters and Allen Purvis.

  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1662848889
  • Price: $35.99

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1662848870
  • Price: $19.99

Gene is a member of our advisory board.
Aircraft Weapons of WWII

By Tom Laemlein

Tom is a member of our advisory board.

Many of the photos and illustrations in this book, some of them in color, are strong enough to be displayed in full page format. The images deliver the gritty details of USAAF armaments’ use down to their nuts and rivets, and the high-velocity rounds they fired. This is a unique photo-study, with many of the photos never-before published.

U.S.A.A.F. Aircraft Weapons of WWII

This book focuses on the war-winning weaponry of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. With 144 pages containing more than 250 photos it offers stunning visual details of the machine guns, cannons, bombs, and rockets carried into battle by USAAF bombers, fighters, and attack aircraft.Many of the photos and illustrations in this book, some of them in color, are strong enough to be displayed in full page format. The images deliver the gritty details of USAAF armaments’ use down to their nuts and rivets, and the high-velocity rounds they fired. This is the first photo-history of its kind, with many of the photos never-before published.

Combat conditions dictated that many aircraft were adapted into roles for which they were not designed. As necessity is the mother of invention, aircraft were modified in both their roles and their armament. B-25s became ground attackers, A-20s became night fighters, and every wartime USAAF fighter was adapted to carry bombs.

8th Air Force 1943 to D-Day

Enjoy this history of the 8th Air Force from 1943 to D-Day in World War II with this discovered archival film footage. The first footage is in early 1943 on a heavy bombardment mission over Europe. View the heavies as they hit German targets. Watch gun camera footage as fighters of tangle with the enemy in the air. Follow fighters as they attack airdromes and trains.

Watch the men on the ground and in the air with mostly black and white, silent footage.

There is a lot of unidentified aircraft/groups but quite a bit of identified.

Identified:  44th, 91st, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 100th, 303rd, 305th, 385tth and 445th Bombardment Groups.
4th, 55th, 56th, 78th, 352nd, 353rd, 355th, 356th, 357th, 359th and 361st Fighter Groups.

Watch bombers in formation and as they fly through flak (ack-ack). Some have feathered props. Ground crews await the group returns and aid wounded airmen. View some of the nose art that were a source of pride.  View B-17s and B-24s in a number of scenes.

Feel like you are in the cockpit of a P-47 or P-51 fighter as they attack Me-109s, FW-190, ME-110, JU-52, JU-88, HE-111 and other German Aircraft. Fly with aces Beeson, Gabreski, Anderson, Blakeslee and many more. Find out which pilots would later become prisoners of war (POWs) and some would be killed in action (KIA).  Strafing footage shows fighter pilots attacking aircraft on the ground, airdrome facilities and other strategic and tactical targets including trains and marshalling yards.

Missions include Wilhelmshaven, Berlin, Warnemunde, Solingen, Leverkusen, Emden, Bremen, Munster, Schweinfurt and others.
229 minutes of black and white footage and visual record of the 8th Air Force: 1943 to D-Day in action in World War II from early 1943 to D-Day.
Price Each: $34.99

By Kenneth Breaux

The author takes the reader on a compelling odyssey, beginning with a wartime mystery which endured for nearly sixty years. A compelling and often gripping story of loss and discovery.

About the Author:

Kenneth Breaux served as a Naval Officer during the Vietnam era, where he first became acquainted with the plight of MIA's and their families. He spent over twenty years on active and reserve service and retired from the Navy with the rank of Commander.

Courtesies of the Heart

In the early morning hours of September 11, 1944, US Army Air Forces P-51 pilot Lt. William Lewis climbed into an overcast sky with the 55th Fighter Group on a mission escorting bombers. He had already flown more than 100 hours of combat over Europe. Over the channel he joined a vast fleet of more than 1,000 airplanes including the B-17’s of the 100th Bomb Group bound for Germany. This day’s combat would be one of the largest aerial engagements of the war, conducted at the very edge of operational range. By the next day, all of the aircraft were accounted for or known to be lost. Among the missing was Bill Lewis, who would remain an MIA for almost sixty years.

A chance discussion in a Texas home on New Years Eve 2001 regarding the movie “Saving Private Ryan”, a renovated Czech schoolhouse in the village of Kovarska, experts from the US Army in Hawaii, and Czech volunteers extended and fulfilled the Courtesy of the Heart begun by a gracious German citizen in September 1944 in the Thuringer Wald of Germany.

This is the fascinating story of how a Tulsa World War II pilot came home on Memorial Day 2004, only a few months short of sixty years from the time he flew his last mission. The book began a new role for the author, whose retirement has since become centered around the families of the missing in action of World War II and the search for their remains, and the origin of a not for profit company called MIA Recovery Network and a second book slated to be released by years-end 2021, called “Known But to God: America’s Twentieth Century Wars and the Search for the Missing”.
James Joseph Farrell
An American Story

By James & Barbara Farrell

James Joseph Farrell was born October 27, 1921 and grew up during the Great Depression. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1939.

He served with distinction in North Africa in 1942-1943 with the 301st Bombardment Group, 32nd Bomb Squadron flying 51 missions as an aerial engineer, top turret gunner.

He earned his pilot wings in 1945. This is his story.

Known But to God
America's Twentieth Century Wars and the Search for the Missing

There are many books written about epic battles, heroic soldiers and the remarkable events that occur during a war. This book contains little of that history. This book is about the more than 70.000 men who remain missing after America's wars. Their names appear in our cemeteries, on gravestones marked "unknown," on commemorative walls listing the missing or simply in after-action reports inadequate to the task of declaring a life at an end. Americans are sensitive to the injustice and incompleteness of such records. So, the United States is the only country publicly committed to searching for missing warriors' remains and to identifying and finally honoring them. This commitment has been inconsistently fulfilled, however, and results have been mixed. This book shows how modern warfare loses its dead in ways that make them harder than ever to find after battle. It tells the story of families who never give up hope and of the volunteers and officials who try to help them. But it's also the story of how our government too often has failed to make finding the missing possible -- and what we can do about it.

About the Author:

Kenneth Breaux served as a Naval Officer during the Vietnam era, where he first became acquainted with the plight of MIA's and their families. He spent over twenty years on active and reserve service and retired from the Navy with the rank of Commander. He is the Director of the MIA Recovery Network and is a member of the Sons of Liberty Museum Advisory Board.

Museum Projects
MIAs - Missing in Action

We have information on over 90,000 MIAs. This includes most all the World War II MIAs and some from World War I, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War.

With our strategic partners, the MIA Recovery Network, we want to tell the last chapter in the life of these Citizen Soldiers.

We would also like your help in telling the first chapters of the lives of those still Missing in Action. Do you have service photos of a family member that is or was MIA? News articles? Service related material?

Material on Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines MIAs:

Air Corps:
X-Files - Buried Unknowns

There are many citizen soldiers whose body was recovered, but they are unidentified. There are thousands of these unknowns buried in American Battle Monument Cemeteries around the world. They are also known as X-Files.

Material on Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines X-Files can be found:

Get Donation Information: Artifacts Monetary
Awards, Rosters
Unit Documents

We need you ! A continued big thanks to our fantastic army of volunteers. We have much more so if you can type and have a couple hours each week we can use you !

Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force

We have received material on many units and are hoping to compile much more.

Unit Citations, Awards, Transfers, Rosters

Many groups received unit citations during their particular conflict. The paperwork, in triplicate, would include a roster of all assigned and attached personnel. We are seeking and requesting copies of those roster documents. Please search your papers, talk to your association and help us out with this information and get them to us pronto!

Attention Website Owners &
Veteran Associations

Many WWII veterans organizations have shut. Many these organizations had developed some type of website, some with enormous amounts of data and history. Sadly, many had/have not made provisions for their website to be continued and thus when the bill stops being paid, the website disappears and all the work and information is lost. We want to help and we need you to help us. If you know of a disbanding group, please have them get in contact with us; we would like to bring their website and information under our wing. If they want to continue to maintain it we can give them access to continue that as well. One of our top goals for this and every year is to preserve this history not lose it!

Not a WW2 unit? That's ok. We are also interested in your history and want to help preserve it. Korea, Vietnam and all other conflicts.

If your organization has physical materials such as uniforms, patches, photos and other memorabilia do you have plans for them when you cease operations? We would be honored to be the custodian of your group's history.
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