Issue #99 | November 2022
In This Issue of
Saving Military History One Soldier at a Time
Welcome to the November 2022 Newsletter.

Happy Birthday Marines ! 247 years.

Happy Veterans Day !

In this issue we show you a World War I era USMC bugle/pennant. We bring you a MIA case, pictures of artifacts in the collections. Read a story about the A-26 and B-26 Invader.

This month we introduce a new section that will be in all subsequent newsletters; Pilot Encounter Statements. Read the debrief statements of fighter pilots of World War II. Combat is fresh in their minds and these attested statements are a candid view of combat.

This is the beginning of giving season 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
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, 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.

Sgt. Charles J Sciara, USMC
VMSB 236
14 January 1944
Sgt. Sciara was a member of the two-man crew of a  US Marine bomber. On 14 January, Sgt. Sciara and his pilot were lost on a mission to Rabaul, New Guinea. Japanese records indicated that Sgt. Sciara died in captivity on 24 February 1944. In 1946 a set of remains was tentatively identified as Sciara. In September 1948, the American Graves Registration service recommended that the remains listed as unknown X-112, located in the Army Graves Registration Service located in Manila and formerly classified as X-203 and recovered from USA.AF Cemetery # 5 in Finschafen, New Guinea, were to be identified as those of Sgt. Sciara based on place of death, dental and height data. The Marine Corps did not concur with the Army Graves Registration data and concluded that there was not enough information to claim a positive identification without additional substantiating evidence.

After a series of heart-wrenching bureaucratic problems, the identification was rescinded, and the justification was insufficient evidence. A brother survived at the time of this writing. He has sent blood samples to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in hopes of effecting a comparison of his DNA with that of X-112 and either proving or eliminating X-112 as his brother. He has heard nothing in return.

The brother has investigated the possibility of examining the records of the Australian war cemetery at Bita Paka, in which there are an estimated five hundred unknown Australian and Commonwealth soldiers, to ascertain whether or not Sgt. Sciara’s remains might be found there.

#neverforget #bringthemallhome
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.
World War I, US Marine Corps Bugle & Pennant.
Severo Richard Rapalle

Army Commendation medal, ribbon and dog tags.
Alexander Archer Vandegrift, Jr.

Dress mess shoulder boards for then Lieutenant Alexander Vandegrift, Jr.

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.
Leonard Carlson, 379th Bombardment Group
GHQ (General Head Quarters) was the Army Air Forces command before it was realigned and all of the numerical Air Forces were created. Pursuit groups, squadrons and wings were the nomenclature before December 7, 1941 when they were renamed 'fighter' groups, squadrons and wings.
Yearbook, association created, histories of various combat groups. This one the 401st Bombardment Group of the 8th Air Force.
Photo album of Delbert Chase
Delbert Chase
Chaplain Frank Hamilton

Items have a story, what tale do yours tell?

Pilot Encounter Statements
This month we are starting a new section of the newsletter, we hope you enjoy this fantastic history. We have a few thousand of these reports and will bring you one each month.

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

This statement is by Duane Beeson of the 4th Fighter Group.

A.P.O. 637, U.S. ARMY
Pilot’s Personal Combat Report
VIII Fighter Command F.O. 278
A.       Combat
B.       23 Mar 1944
C.       334 Fighter Squadron
D.       1105 hours
E.        East of Munster
F.        7/10ths cloud up to 6,000 feet; clear above & below.
G.       Me 109s and locomotive
H.       2 Me 109s Destroyed Locomotive Damaged

I was flying Pectin White 1 as we made a starboard turn near Hanover and sighted a box of bombers west of us. As we approached them we could see that they were heavily under attack, and I saw several bombers going down, one of them in flames, another minus a wing. P-38s could be seen circling above and around the bomber formation. There were many e/a around and then an Me 109 made a head-on pass through our squadron, circling around behind as though to come in again, so I turned after him. He dived to about 12,000 feet and as I started to close on him, he suddenly pulled up into a steep climb, so I opened everything and went after him. Closed slightly at first, then fell back a little between 15,000 and 18,000 feet where I operated the second blower manually to get full boost and was able to close again. At about 25,000 feet, was in range and got good strikes on him, he began to smoke and dived for cloud at 6,000 ft. I got on his tail as he came out of cloud and clobbered him again, but he stuck to his airplane and crash-landed in a field. I started the a/c on the ground, but as I cam around again, I saw the engine beginning to flame and the pilot getting out of the cockpit. He ran very fast across the field and fell behind a fence post as I came over again.
Made a pass at a freight train and got good strikes on the locomotive.
Climbed to cloud level at 3,000 feet and saw an Me 109 flying with its wheels down so turned after him, but he went into cloud. Saw tracers going past my port wing, so made a quick break to starboard and saw another 109 behind. He pulled up into cloud and as I came around in the turn he dived down, allowing me to get on his tail. Fired short bursts and saw many flashes, and he jettisoned his hood so I fired again, got more strikes and oil from the e/a covered my windscreen. The pilot bailed out at about 1,000 feet but the chute did not open; his a/c crashed nearby and burst into flame.
I claim 2 Me 109s destroyed and one locomotive damaged.
Ammunition 935 rounds fired.

D.W. Beeson,
Captain, Air Corps.

"From A-26 to B-26, but always an Invader"
"From A-26 to B-26, but always an Invader"
By Thomas Lamlein

The Douglas Invader, a high-performance twin engine bomber, saw service from World War II, through the Korean War, and was brought back to serve in the early stages of the Vietnam War. Along the way, the Invader went through few physical changes, but a revised nomenclature often leaves contemporary aviation enthusiasts confused.

How an Invader goes from "A" to "B"

In 1944, the United States Army Air Force welcomed the hot A-26 Invader attack bomber, and Invader units proved themselves quite capable in the late stages of the war against Germany and Japan. By 1948, the USAAF had become the United States Air Force, and USAF began to modernize its inventory and the associated nomenclature for those aircraft. The old "P" for "Pursuit" designation was changed to "F" for "Fighter".  Meanwhile, the old "A" for "Attack", was dropped completely. Bomber aircraft retained their "B" designation.  

At the end of World War II, the Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber, which had served with distinction, particularly in Europe, was eliminated from the Air Force's inventory. A couple of years later, when the USAF nomenclature changed, the Douglas A-26 Invader was still on the roster, and with the "B-26" designation now available as the Martin Marauder was retired, the old A-26 became the new B-26.  

The Invader flies on in the Cold War

The redesignated B-26 Invader continued its good service during the Korean War. Over Korea, many Invaders are seen in the 8-gun nose "B-variant" configuration. Invaders were heavily involved in the night interdiction role, preying on communist transport vehicles and trains with a deadly combination of .50 caliber MGs, bombs, and rockets. In the early days of American involvement in the Vietnam War, the Invader gunships were brought back into service after revitalization and upgrades provided by On-Mark. Invaders again proved effective in night missions against communist logistics, this time along the Ho Chi Minh trail.  

Invaders were also busy in other, more covert actions, sponsored by the CIA. Cuban dissidents flew missions against Castro's communists during the ill-fated Bay of Pigs operation in April 1961. Invaders also appeared in the Congo Crisis of 1964 and the Nigerian Civil War of 1967, often operated by shadowy mercenary pilots.

Photo captions (L to R):
1) The Douglas A-26 Invader in 1944. This is a B-variant with the solid, six-gun nose.
2) The A-26C Invader in France during late 1944. The solid and glass nose configurations could be interchanged.
3) The A-26B Invader on Okinawa during the summer of 1945. This aircraft has six .50 cal MGs in the nose, three .50 cal MGs in each wing, and seven rocket racks beneath each wing.
4) Now the "B-26", these Invaders are seen over Korea in 1951. Most Invaders had their ventral gun turrets removed at this point, retaining their dorsal remote-control turret with twin .50 cal MGs.  
5) The eight-.50 cal MG nose of a B-26 Invader in Korea.
6) "Juanita", an RB-26C recon-bomber in Korea.
7) Landed at Miami with battle damage: One of the B-26 Invaders flown by Cuban dissidents during the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961.
8) An On-Mark B-26 Invader ready for a mission during the Vietnam War.
Museum Expenditures-Donations
Giving Season

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

We just had a curveball sent our way for our annual hosting that renews at the end of this month. Our invoice came in with a 60% increase. It's a tough pill to swallow. So many of the next donations will get earmarked to help us tackle this vital expenditure. Thank you for your assistance.

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.
This 15th Air Force tunic was recently donated to us by a person, so technically they rescued it. The jacket was left at a fast food restaurant many years ago and the manager kept it hoping the owner would return. Alas, that never happened. Instead of disposing of it, he donated it to us. There happens to be a laundry number in it and we are hopeful that we may be able to determine the serviceman and thus SAVE some more history! Stay Tuned.
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 !

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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.

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---- 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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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

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.
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

***NEW ***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”.
By James & Barbara Farrell

"James Joseph 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.
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:

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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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