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Military History: M1 Garand, world war 2, m1garand
world war 2, m1garand, scabbard: Greetings M1 Garand would use several different Bayonets. The Model 1905 bayonet made until 1922 would fit an M-1. This bayonet used a scabbard Model 1905 or 1910. Some Model 1905 Bayonets were made by contractors and used a M3 scabbard. The 1905 had...

Military History: M1 helmet, higgins boat, rectangular shape
higgins boat, rectangular shape, cs faculty: Greetings The anchor makes this a very interesting piece. Anchor means US Navy. 895f might be a ship number most likely a landing craft of some type. There was a Destroyer being built in 1945 with the number DD-895 but with the end of the war it was...

Military History: Military footlookers, army historical foundation, army center
army historical foundation, army center, u s army: All I can tell you about this subject is my experience being in the Army from 1967-69. Footlockers were issued to us, but they were not our property. I was an enlisted man, however, and your father was an officer, so it may have been different for him since...

Military History: Military Uniform I.D., mecklenburg schwerin, lt colonel
mecklenburg schwerin, lt colonel, military historian: I ll ask him to find out. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW SITE! Donations are also always welcome! No amount...

Military History: Military uniform identification, frontier expeditions, lt colonel
frontier expeditions, lt colonel, uniform identification: This is not within my area of expertise but I ll ask my friend Lt. Colonel S. Bojerud who usually can identify such things. If he can do it I ll come back to you. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Military History: Missing Major Piece of my Dad's WW 2 service record, 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division
66th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division: Dear Mr. Stefano, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed Regarding the Departure/Arrival dates: the info I provided is as.......what Unit(s)/Organization he was with prior to the 71st/66th? A 22 ship Troop Ship Convoy departed the New York &...

Military History: Mobile to Manila, 1126th MP Company Aviation
1126th MP Company Aviation: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. Also, THANK YOU for your generous offer. You are welcome to send a copy of the log to me via First Class USPS to the mailing address at the end of this follow-up. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Sincerely,...

Military History: Model 1907M Shell, world war 1, artillery piece
world war 1, artillery piece, field artillery: Greetings You have a very nice piece of history. The Model 1907M was a special fuse used on 3inch shells. It was an early antipersonnel fuse so the shell would explode in the air and shower the target with shrapnel. The Gun was called the 3 inch Field...

Military History: name change in Swedish army, british royal navy, soldier name
british royal navy, soldier name, swedish army: Yes it was! And the reason you mention is the correct one. His name Quick (less fancy spelling: Kvick = fast or quick in English too) was a typical soldier name like Tapper or Modig (both means brave) or Svärd (= Sword) or Sköld (= Shield). At that time most...

Military History: Officer's Record, belfast northern ireland, port of embarkation
belfast northern ireland, port of embarkation, robin sherwood: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed Would you expect the purchase was made in the US, on the ship, or upon arrival in the ETO? The purchase could have been made at any location at virtually anytime. The US Military took a bit...

Military History: Patton lineage, jager rifle, infantry bn
jager rifle, infantry bn, patton branch: Steve: As a matter of fact, my family, has been firmly rooted in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia since th 1740 s. So we are probably distantly related. I believe it was Robert Patton, who after doing crown service in N. Ireland, was given a land grant...

Military History: question, expert profile, military expert
expert profile, military expert, speculation: This is not history! It is contemporary politics and even political speculation! So it is quite outside my area of expertise here! Discuss this with a political or military expert here. But I m not the right person to do it with! Good luck! You can also...

Military History: Recent question I asked about my Dad's WWII service, 841st Ordnance Depot Company, 314th Ordnance Battalion
841st Ordnance Depot Company, 314th Ordnance Battalion, 69th Ordnance Group: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. The 841st Ordnance Depot Company was activated by the US Military during WW 2. Commanded by Captain Fuller, the unit s Order of Battle is as follows: 841st Ordnance Depot Company 314th Ordnance Battalion ...

Military History: Ship that carried my Grandfather to ETO, RMS Ile de France, RMS Queen Elizabeth
RMS Ile de France, RMS Queen Elizabeth: Good Day, Thank you for your question. In it you typed My grandfather was in the 273rd infantry [sic] regiment [sic] (anti tank company), part of the fighting 69th. The following are the FACTS as per the voyage of the 69th Infantry Division during...

Military History: Total war, us civil war, expert profile
us civil war, expert profile, total war: Yes WW1 fits it very well. But in some respects also the US Civil War fits. Especially with regards to battles and the later part of the war. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Military History: u.s.m.c marked trunk, mr patten, hand grabs
mr patten, hand grabs, sea chest: David: This looks to be a crate style lockerbox (Marine jargon for what the Army called a foot locker and the Navy called a sea chest. Does it have the inner tray? The ends should have an H fram configuration that doubled as hand grabs. This model...

Military History: Unknown Wing, enlisted aircrew members, bureau of naval personnel
enlisted aircrew members, bureau of naval personnel, enlisted insignia: Hello Kit, Since I can no see it, I cannot really tell you what it is worth, there are different styles and different makers, and each one has its own price range as some styles and some makes are more desirable to collectors. Here are links to eBay...

Military History: USS Mount Vernon AP-22, USS Mount Vernon AP-22
USS Mount Vernon AP-22: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. In it you typed I am trying to find his records & awards. as well as is there a way to get his military records. Yes. Please send a letter-of-request to: Military Personnel Records Center 9700 Page Avenue...

Military History: WW 2 Discharge questions, Okinawa
Okinawa: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Also, thank you for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good manners NEVER go out of style. First, allow me to express my sympathy for the recent passing of your grandfather. As to the issue at hand, both the...

Military History: WW 2 Military Police in the Philippines, 1126th MP Company Aviation, USS Latimer APA-152
1126th MP Company Aviation, USS Latimer APA-152: Good Day, Thank you for your question. In it you typed He was transported aboard the.......Luzon & I believe Manila. Departure Date: October 26, 1944 Departure Location: San Francisco Port of Embarkation Troop Ship: USS Latimer APA-152 ...

Military History: R.A.M.P., RMS Queen Elizabeth
RMS Queen Elizabeth: Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed discharge documents are considered un available and or destroyedfrom his constant moving. Sorry to read that, especially since we have not even discussed alternative locations to attempt to obtain...

Military History: WW2, proximity fuses, b 17 bomber
proximity fuses, b 17 bomber, long range transport: Greetings The V1 and V2 were radical weapons of their time but not very effective. They were not accurate and could only be used in terror attacks on cities namely on London and Antwerp. About 3000 V-2s were launch at both cities. There was no defense...

Military History: WW2 ammunition, m1 garand, 37mm cannon
m1 garand, 37mm cannon, neat piece: Greetings From the picture the bullets on top appear to be .30-06 Springfield rounds. Or 7.62x63mm; this round was used in the M1 Garand and 1903 Springfield. The large center round looks like a 37mm round. Mainly used in the 37mm M3 antitank gun. Some...

Military History: WWI Artillery Shell, artillery ammunition, artillery shell
artillery ammunition, artillery shell, shell question: Thanks for the photos. Yes you definately have a Scovill Shrapnel round. The gradations and has marks on the end are on the part called the fuse. There were different types of fuses...the name stuck from the old fuse you lit with a match. Before they...

Military History: WWI medical picture, national museum of health and medicine, silver spring md
national museum of health and medicine, silver spring md, washingtondc: It s difficult to see any uniforms in this photo, but it looks like it could very well be of WWI vintage. Sorry, but that s about all I can tell you. You might want to contact the National Museum of Health and Medicine. You should be able to find an archivist...

Military History: WWII Experimental Weapons, Sorry for the delay. We went out of town and I forgot to
Sorry for the delay. We went out of town and I forgot to : Hi Nate Sorry for the delay. We went out of town and I forgot to put myself in vacation mode. Please find below some links that may be helpful. http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/background/v1v2.htm http://www.2worldwar2.com/german-secret-weapons.htm...

Military History: WWII WAC WAAF Flight Engineer, war food administration, auxiliary air force
war food administration, auxiliary air force, flight engineer: Hello Shannon, Yes, you are indeed correct there was one woman who was qualified and rated as a USAAF Flight Engineer with issued Air Crew Wings in WWII who was Killed. Her name was Emma Jane Burrow Windham. Attached is a photo of her wearing her...

Military History: wwll japanese sword, tiny dots, blade length
tiny dots, blade length, fighting dogs: Greetings This sounds like a beautiful weapon. The handle is handmade. One thing to look for is any numbers on the sword. If there are numbers it is machine made. Soldiers sometimes would have custom made handles added to their machine made swords....

Military History: 1127th MP Company, Aviation, 1127th MP Company, New Guinea
1127th MP Company, New Guinea, Leyte: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. The 1127th MP Company, Aviation participated in the following Campaigns: New Guinea January 24, 1943-December 31, 1944 Leyte October 17, 1944-July 1, 1945 Luzon December 15, 1944-July 4,...

Military History: 141st Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, 141st AAA Gun Battalion
141st AAA Gun Battalion: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. All the FACTS I have about the 141st AAA Gun Battalion I have in my possession are included in the October 14, 2011 & April 11, 2012 postings. You may wish to contact Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania for unit records...

Military History: 209th Engineer Combat Battalion, 209th Engineer Combat Battalion, SS Mariposa
209th Engineer Combat Battalion, SS Mariposa: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed I would like to know what avenues I can use to find out how my grandfather earned his WWII citations. Since you indicate you have access to your grandfather s Discharge Documents, I suggest you...

Military History: 2nd Inf Div and D-Day +1, inf div, content accuracy
inf div, content accuracy, anyone with access: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. All I can suggest is, send me photocopies of every document you have via First Class USPS. I will try to assist you in any & every way that I can. You have nothing to lose & everything to gain. Respectfully,...

Military History: 75 mm casing question, field artillery branch, french canon
field artillery branch, french canon, canon de 75: Greetings What I can tell the ammunition was made by A. C. company but it appears this company no longer exists. The other numbers are inventory control numbers. This is more likely a round for a M2 or M3 75 mm cannon. This was a development of the French...

Military History: 796th Engr. Forestry Bn./1613th Engr. For. Co., I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File)
I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File): Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up. Also, thank you for the source of 1613th Engr. Forestry Co. In your follow-up you typed I have not yet sent for the military record . The sooner you have in hand the FACTS from the I.D.P.F., the sooner...

Military History: AAF Emblems, army air forces, army air force
army air forces, army air force, air force material: Your insignia are the emblems for the Army Air Force Material Command , they would have been worn usually on the Dress uniform on the collar/lapel area, if he was an officer or enlisted type , the best place for getting an exact placement daigram would...

Military History: abreviations, antiaircraft artillery, world war 2
antiaircraft artillery, world war 2, rare maps: Greetings As to a good World War 2 map I would check EBay. Original maps with coordinates from World War 2 are getting rare due to the paper breaking down. I do have a couple of website that will help with a map. LWA means Lightly Wounded in Action RTD...

Military History: Amry Trunk, bomb damage, fake leather
bomb damage, fake leather, general history: Greetings Your trunk is very rare. The K-22 was a reconnaissance camera and not many were made. So the trunks to carry them would also be rare. The material is sometimes called fake leather or PVC. The camera could have been used in B-29s or even P-51s...

Military History: APO 15372 circa August 1944, APO, I.D.P.F.
APO, I.D.P.F., Company F: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed If this soldier wrote his letter.......England APO on his V-Mail? I do not have an answer based in fact for you. I can only surmise that the soldier was using the APO he was instructed to use...

Military History: Arty Accuracy, german artillery of world war ii, artillery of world war ii
german artillery of world war ii, artillery of world war ii, allied artillery of world war ii: Greetings Checking my library I have not found CED or Circular area of deviation but have found some CEP data from World War 2. The most common US artillery was the M2A1 with a CEP of 10 meters. The German Flak 88mm had a CEP of 8 meters and the British...

Military History: Battle of St. Mihiel, yankee division, 26th infantry division
yankee division, 26th infantry division, memoriabilia: The Yankee Division was the 26th Infantry Division. It looks like this was probably a battlefield momento, possibly a piece of cutlery liberated and then later engraved by the owner. You say it is a metal plate I am assuming you mean serving plate....

Military History: Bayonet, semi automatic rifles, world war 2
semi automatic rifles, world war 2, akm 47: If the bayonet has a hole in it that fits into a lug on the sheath in order to turn it into a sort of barbed wire clippers, it is an AKM-47 bayonet, or the one built for the AK - AKS family of assault guns and semi automatic rifles. The sheath should have...

Military History: Brass Shell 75 mm Shell casing, artillery shells, brass shell
artillery shells, brass shell, cannon ball: I thought I had answered this one. But here goes. The shell sounds like a momento of the war. The Insignia is the old Corps of Artillery. It is two crossed artillery barrels or tubes, with a flaming bomb or cannon ball. The ball is just above the intersection...

Military History: Deceased Father's Unit in WW 2, Troop Ship, Discharge Documents
Troop Ship, Discharge Documents, Bronze Star Medal for Valor: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed Attached I have scanned his original.......was awarded the Bronze Star. Unfortunately, the only document I was able to access was page two of your father s Discharge Documents, the page with 57...

Military History: 796th Engr. Forestry Bn./1613th Engr. For. Co.
Military History: 796th Engr. Forestry Bn./1613th Engr. For. Co.

Military History: Military Badge
Military History: Military Badge

Military History: Regarding Brigadier Noor Husain of Piffers
Military History: Regarding Brigadier Noor Husain of Piffers

Military History: Father-in-Law's WW 2 records ??, 65th infantry division, e mail address
65th infantry division, e mail address, honorable discharge papers: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. While it is superb that you have provided FACTS from your father-in-law s honorable discharge papers it is preferable to research with the document(s) in hand. That way, all the FACTS are available to the researched....

Military History: US Forces Deployed abroad, question sir, balochistan
question sir, balochistan, northern areas: US is not planning to leave Afghanistan.Their new treaty extends the stay to 2024. They will destabilise China from Afghanistan and Pakistans Northern Areas. They may create a new state in Pakistan like Balochistan and create trouble in Sindh and Balochistan...

Military History: German Ammo/ & the weapon that used it, dieter herwig, german secret weapons
dieter herwig, german secret weapons, walter schick: Greetings You have ammunition for a very interesting weapon. The Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 straight pull rifle was a Austrian weapon developed in 1895 and used in World War 1 by the Austrian Hungarian Army and the in World War 2 so many were laying around that...

Military History: German Officer's Hat, warsaw pact, c greetings
warsaw pact, c greetings, mr sutton: Greetings You have a noncommissioned officers helmet of the East German Army in very good shape. This hat would have been used by enlisted men not officers but the officer’s hat was similar. This hat would have been worn at public marches and inspections....

Military History: holocaust, holocaust question, holocaust denial
holocaust question, holocaust denial, hollywood holocaust: I wish I had the resources to research this. Your logic is strong. But this is a world controlled by a small minority, Jews,Zionists, the filthy rich . People who may be Jews or Christians or Hindus or Muslims by birth but are in reality Pagans at...

Military History: holocaust, holocaust question, extermination camps
holocaust question, extermination camps, russian prisoners: Dick You ve heard of German efficiency ? Well, here it it is, of the worst kind. There were tens of thousands of SS employed in this task. There were also many of the indigenous population of the countries that the Germans invaded who participated in...

Military History: Japanese destroyers, david c evans, japanese destroyer captain
david c evans, japanese destroyer captain, japanese destroyers: Greetings I would be glad to help. One of the items I would look at in your research is Japanese models of their destroyers. The Japanese make fantastic model kits; companies like Aoshima, Tamiya and Fujimi make very detailed models of warships from every...

Military History: korea military academy medal, korea military academy, korean war veterans
korea military academy, korean war veterans, korea veterans: Sorry, I don t have a clue, either. You might want to try contacting one of the Korean War veterans groups in the USA, such as Korea Veterans of America. http://www.koreaveterans.org/ Also, you might try the Korean embassy in Washington. Embassies often...

Military History: Markings on a Bayonet, bayonet, yugoslavian
bayonet, yugoslavian, hilt: Greetings I would be glad to help. I do some more information. One the length of the blade and the hilt, also a picture would help. What you have described seems similar to a Yugoslavian M1924 bayonet. I cannot be 100% without some more information....

Military History: Military Badge, army air force, military insignia
army air force, military insignia, screw type: I m not an expert on badges and military insignia, but I know a bit about the subject and did some research on this one. I couldn t find anything specific, which leads me to believe it could be some a police badge. But I wouldn t swear to it. What I do...

Military History: military helmet, french cuirassiers, military helmet
french cuirassiers, military helmet, cavalry regiments: Hello, your helmet looks like a French cuirassier helmet, probably model 1836. On the left side, those two holes show where a plume holder was attached. This kind of helmet was (and still is, as part of the cerimonial uniform) used by curirassier (heavy...

Military History: Military Medical trunk/Chest, world war 1, new london conn
world war 1, new london conn, paper sticker: Greeting I must apologize I don’t have much. Roger & Madison merged with SEWARD TRUNK AND BAG CO., but not sure of the year. Likely in the 1920s. From your description this was World War 1 surplus. Your truck was likely built in 1917 or 1918 for US...

Military History: Regarding Brigadier Noor Husain of Piffers, quaid e azam, sword of honour
quaid e azam, sword of honour, institute of strategic studies: Brigadier Nur Hussain was younger brother of Major General Abrar Hussain. I believe he was from 15 FF and Chief of Staff of 1 Corps in 1971 war. He had a son who was probably a sword of honour and a prisoner of war in 1971.Unfortunately he was tortured...

Military History: RMS Queen Mary Visit, RMS Queen Mary, Gourock
RMS Queen Mary, Gourock: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. I am unsure what the Queen Mary requires as proof that your father-in-law was ever a passenger upon the RMS Queen Mary during WW 2. If I were in charge, I would request to see page two of your father-in-law s...

Military History: is it a shell casing, royal emblem, block prints
royal emblem, block prints, rough area: only one picture came through so I m basing my conclusions on that. What it looks like to me is a brass casting made in China or Japan. Most likely Japan. The flowers along the bottom look like Chrysanthamums, the Royal emblem of Japan. The characters...

Military History: Shell Casing Identification, tank destroyers, m4 sherman
tank destroyers, m4 sherman, tank destroyer: Greetings I would be glad to help. You have a shell casing from a 76mm gun M1. This was used on later M4 Sherman tanks and M18 Hellcat tank destroyers. This gun was not as good the 76mm the British used in the Firefly Sherman but it was a huge improvement...

Military History: shell casing markings, swords into plowshares, slatington pa
swords into plowshares, slatington pa, shell casings: Greetings Turning swords into plowshares; the whole meaning of Trench art. What you have is a shell from a French 75mm cannon called Canon de 75 modèle 1897. A very popular artillery piece in World War 1 and the basic design was used in the tank gun of...

Military History: Sherman Tank shaped charge AT round., main battle tanks, tank cannon
main battle tanks, tank cannon, german armor: The 105mm armed Sherman Assault tanks, our equivalent to the German Assault guns, were provided with a High Explosive Anti Tank (HEAT) round for use if they happened to encounter an enemy tank. It was not a shaped charge in the true sense of the word, it...

Military History: small cannon ball, mexican army presence, mexican american war
mexican army presence, mexican american war, cannon ball: Don: It could be a 4lb cannon ball. Considering the size and weight, it comes close to the specs for a 4lber: diameter 3.12 weight 4.07. Considering the rust and damage that pust it in the ball park. What you should do is research any early military...

Military History: Swedish Uniform, lt colonel, field marshal
lt colonel, field marshal, lieutenant general: I do speak German and to some extent French, though certainly not as well as I speak Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English. My Finnish and Hebrew (my wife is Israeli) are extremely limited. The general staff (= Generalstab) is actually a German invention...

Military History: training on the thompson 45, infantry weapons, aa units
infantry weapons, aa units, light infantry: Hi Rick Thanks for the question. Your father was likely taught to operate the M1/M3/M3A1 Thompson during basic training. Most nations trained their troops on the light infantry weapons that their respective military used, even if ultimately the soldier...

Military History: training, drill instructor school, thompson machine gun
drill instructor school, thompson machine gun, world war 1: Greetings Glad to help. Driving does have its appeal. Soldiers for the most part either ride or walk, but drivers almost always get to ride. When your father was assigned to the motor pool he would have learned there. If his first motor pool assignment...

Military History: Transport Ship Information, yuba city california, ramstein germany
yuba city california, ramstein germany, third army: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. May I suggest that you try alternative sources for a legible copy of your grandfather s Discharge Documents. Your family provided a copy of your grandfather s Discharge Documents to the Funeral Home when he passed...

Military History: Transport Ship Name, Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed 1 Sep 44 but did not arrived [sic] until 27 Sep 44. The USS General W.A. Mann AP-112 departed the New York Port of Embarkation on September 2, 1944. via Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (arrived September...

Military History: Transport ships for my father 1943 &1945, army air force, army of occupation
army air force, army of occupation, transport ships: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. APO 149 was for HQ, IX Air Service Command. The following are the locations, with the date the APO became operational at that location: Sunninghill, England February 10, 1944 Creil, France September...

Military History: Troop B, 15th Cavalry Reconnaisance Squadron, 15th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
15th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. As to the history of the 15th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, the quantity of FACTS are far to great for this forum. The unit arrived in France July 5, 1944. Box #36 of your father s Discharge Documents indicates...

Military History: unit insignia, 40mm bofors, coast artillery corps
40mm bofors, coast artillery corps, unit patches: Greetings At the very least he would have worn a Coast Artillery Corps collar disk. Unit patches were hit and miss. Some soldiers came up with their own patches that were not US Army issued or even desired. I have a website below that will go into...

Military History: Vietnam Draft, vietnam war draft, vietnam draft
vietnam war draft, vietnam draft, younger siblings: You could be rejected from the Vietnam War draft for many reasons. If you provided the sole support for a widowed mother, younger siblings or other dependents was one reason. I m sure you know about college student deferments. At different points (it later...

Military History: World War 2 QM Unit, 3749th QM Truck Company
3749th QM Truck Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. As to any error, not to worry. we are all human, therefore apt to error. The 3749th QM Truck Company participated in the New Guinea Campaign (January 24, 1943-December 31, 1944) during WW 2. Sorry, those are...

Military History: World War 2 weapons, georgy zhukov, sloped armor
georgy zhukov, sloped armor, world war 2 weapons: Greetings The German military in Europe was very successful but it was indeed in The USSR that they did fail but not easily. One of the biggest reasons the Germans were so successful in France, Poland and other places in Europe was the extensive road network...

Military History: WW 2 - Combat Medic, armored infantry battalion, sam houston texas
armored infantry battalion, sam houston texas, medical detachment: Good Day, Thank you for your question. In it you typed My grandfather, Floyd Leroy Rosencrantz.......61st Armored Infantry Battalion during WWII . In your question you typed that your grandfather was attached, yet Box #6 of his Discharge Documents indicates...

Military History: WW 2, New Guinea Campaign, 278th Replacement Company, New Guinea
278th Replacement Company, New Guinea, Luzon: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. In it you typed My Grandfather belonged to the 278th replacement company during the New Guinea Campaign . I am going to assume (ALWAYS a dangerous act when conducting accurate historic research) that when you typed...

Military History: WW1 Trench Art Shell, smoothbore guns, term shell
smoothbore guns, term shell, triangle shape: Heather: A few corrections of terminology. First, although the term shell is often used interchangably with case, it rightfully only refers to the part that goes out the barrel or tube of the cannon or gun. A shell was first used to describe a hollow...

Military History: WW2 interview, hitler committed suicide, infantry forces
hitler committed suicide, infantry forces, artillery pieces: Dear Tristin, you answers are. the main forces of infantry were Germany and the Soviets with some regiments from Poland. Soviet losses Total casualties: 361,367 men 1,997 tanks 2,108 artillery pieces 917 aircraft ...

Military History: 106th division 423rd infantry, nazi concentration camps, holocaust memorial museum
nazi concentration camps, holocaust memorial museum, human rib cage: I do not have any detailed info on your grandfather. There webs would be interested in what you have. http://106thinfantry.webs.com/historyofthe106th.htm The Center for Military History may also want copies of the photos. http://www.history.army.mil/...

Military History: 137th AAA Gun Bn to 608th MP Bn, aaa gun battalion, tacloban leyte
aaa gun battalion, tacloban leyte, camp edwards massachusetts: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. I am so pleased to read that you have located your father s Discharge Documents, which are invaluable toward ACCURATE historic research. APO 18254, sent from San Francisco, was a sort of overflow APO for...

Military History: 1940 Peacetime draft in the United States, army air corps, peacetime draft
army air corps, peacetime draft, army infantry: Dear Janet, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner but I ve been on extended active duty. Here is the answer to your question: The applicant would receive a telegram in the mail to report to his draft board within thirty (30) days. When...

Military History: 2150th Engineer Aviation Firefighting Platoon, 2150th Engineer Aviation Firefighting Platoon
2150th Engineer Aviation Firefighting Platoon: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Commanded by 2nd Lieutenant K.J. Bond, the 2150th Engineer Aviation Firefighting Platoon participated in four Campaigns during WW 2. Normandy June 6-July 24, 1944 Northern France July 25-September...

Military History: 3345th Signal Service Company, 3345th Signal Service Company, Bronze Service Star
3345th Signal Service Company, Bronze Service Star, Bronze Star Medal for Valor: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed I have attached his discharge papers which indicates he received a Bronze Star. You are correct, based upon the FACTS in Box #32 & Box #33, your father was awarded a Bronze Service Star, to be...

Military History: 729th Railway Operating Bn, world war ii museum, national world war ii
world war ii museum, national world war ii, pep talk: There a website that collects data on that unit. You might want to send copies of the originals to them. http://militaryrailwayservice.blogspot.com/search/label/729th%20Railway%20Operating%20Battalion These places would be interested in the originals....

Military History: 875th Ordnance H.A.M. Company, 875th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company
875th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed I ve scoured the internet for information . The internet is OK for information, but if you desire FACTS, then books are your source. In your question you typed but many of these Ordinances...

Military History: AA WWII, 40mm bofors, bofors 40mm
40mm bofors, bofors 40mm, bofors gun: Greetings The 37mm did precede the Bofors 40mm. Bofors was a Swedish company that licensed the 40mm to 29 countries include the US, Britain and Germany. The British loved the weapon and wanted to have a standard antiaircraft gun with the US. The Bofors...

Military History: US Army 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 242nd Ordnance Battalion
242nd Ordnance Battalion: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed My independent on-line research yesterday.......had not appeared on his list. I am familiar with ww2troopships.com. In fact, I made several entries years ago. Since then I have come to learn...

Military History: Battle of el alamein, pounder field gun, battle of el alamein
pounder field gun, battle of el alamein, field marshal erwin rommel: Greetings For the Germans their weapons included the Panzer 2, 3 and 4 tanks. For the Germans the most numerous tank was the Panzer 3 which mounted a 37mm cannon or a 50mm cannon. The Italians used the Fiat M14/4, Fiat-Ansaldo M13/40, and Fiat-Ansaldo...

Military History: Belgium World War 1, world war 1, belgian troops
world war 1, belgian troops, germans: Belgium was overrun by Germany at the start of World War I. Although greatly outnumbered, the Belgium military held out for about a month against the Germans before capitulating. Thousands of Belgian troops and civilians were killed. Germany occupied nearly...

Military History: Cannon Identification, oyster bay, signal flags
oyster bay, signal flags, lions head: Bob: Are there any markings on the cannon? Judging from its size It appears to be a signal cannon. There are a lot of them floating around but not of this apparent age. These would be used by ships to signal other ships on the water and the tradition...

Military History: children heroics - war, drummer boys, slow reply
drummer boys, slow reply, willie johnston: First sorry for the slow reply. I quit smoking and I was bit out of sorts. For ages 13 and under unlikely to find much heroics. Some Civil War drummer boys were as young as 11. There one person awarded the Metal of Honor in age age group. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Johnston_%28Medal_of_Honor%29...

Military History: company E 379th infantry Indiantown Gap Pa, indiantown gap pa, lt colonel
indiantown gap pa, lt colonel, carlisle pennsylvania: Dear Phyllis, Thanks for the information and you may want to share it also with the U.S. National Archives in Washington D.C. and the U.S. Army Center of Military History located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn,...

Military History: cousins death, us army center, machine gun fire
us army center, machine gun fire, remagen bridge: Tommy: Probably the only way you could find out for sure is to try to get access to the after action reports for his company for the period in question. My information says the Division crossed the Rhine on March 21, 1945. So this would have your cousin...

Military History: The Crusades, history of the crusades, frances gies
history of the crusades, frances gies, david nicolle: Dear Derek, The book that will answer your questions on the personal life and what was expected of a knight is the following book: The Knight In History by Frances Gies. I hope this helps and May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard...

Military History: 106th division 423rd infantry, check www, discussion board
Military History: 106th division 423rd infantry, check www, discussion board, photos

Military History: Grandfather in WW 2
Military History: Grandfather in WW 2

Military History: heroic children war stories
Military History: heroic children war stories

Military History: Forgot to give you some vital info, 875th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company
875th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. 875th Ord HAM Co means that your father was assigned to the 875th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company at the time he was discharged from the US Army. The 875th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance...

Military History: Gas, globalsecurity org, world war 2
globalsecurity org, world war 2, mustard gas: Greetings The sad answer is yes it was used during World War 2. Japan used mustard gas in China against organized and rebel troops during its invasion of China. In October 1941 Japan used mustard gas on Chinese troops and sadly Chinese civilians could not...

Military History: Grandfather in WW 2, coast artillery regiment, port of embarkation
coast artillery regiment, port of embarkation, ww 2: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. I have provided you with every FACT that is available to me. The only other location that may have additional FACTS is Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Respectfully, Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connection...

Military History: Grandfather in WW 2, east coast usa, straits of gibraltar
east coast usa, straits of gibraltar, port of embarkation: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed what do the ES CO BHBT stand for ? I do not know. In your follow-up you typed do you know how I.......may be a typo? I do not know. Good Luck with your quest. Respectfully, ...

Military History: greek-and persian wars, greek hoplites, light mail
greek hoplites, light mail, infantry formation: Dear Tony, The Persian Empire under the Achaemenids (its most famous period) used an army of mercenaries recruited from all corners of their huge empire. Each company of their army would specialize in the fighting techniques characteristic of the...

Military History: heroic children war stories, suicide bombers, christian boys
suicide bombers, christian boys, casabianca: To my mind I remember the famous Casabianca http://endtimepilgrim.org/boystood.htm Turks are known to have used captured Christian boys as child soldiers Lately Taliban have used suicide bombers of age of 11 to 16 mostly prphans most civilisation...

Military History: holocaust, cremation ovens, holocaust question
cremation ovens, holocaust question, ss troops: The killing was done in large rooms called showers where the people were told that they would have a shower right after arrival in the concentration camp. Instead of water cyanide gas entered the room. As soon as the people had been killed (quite a lot of...

Military History: holocaust, auschwitz camp, information about the holocaust
auschwitz camp, information about the holocaust, accurate thanks: Hello, the 6 million figure is, sadly, accurate, even though there are always persons who, for various reasons, try to minimize or deny it alltogether. Not all 6 millions actually received a tattoo, only some of those interned in the Auschwitz camp did....

Military History: holocaust, holocaust question, information about the holocaust
holocaust question, information about the holocaust, ss troops: Every thing is possible when it comes to mass murder. In Babi yar, if i recall correctly the people were simply shot, as i had mentioned before, the procedures that you have mentioned were not alwats carried out in the first days of the holocaust. ...

Military History: Identifying an Armored Division, 6th Armored Division
6th Armored Division: Dear Ms., I acknowledge your follow-up. In it you typed I took the information you gave me . Respectfully, I did not provide you with information , I provided you with FACTS. In your follow-up you typed all of his military stuff was stolen from...

Military History: k98 value, death head, ss2
death head, ss2, legit: Greetings Most K98s right now are going for between 350 and 550 dollars. There are serious collectors for SS material and I have seen up to 2000 dollars for legit SS K98s. I would have a gunsmith look at your weapon to see if it was indeed a SS weapon....

Military History: kids, war heros, war heros, expert profile
war heros, expert profile, war war: Sorry Elijah I know of no such stories, maybe because I have always tried to avoid to think of children in connection with war. War is bad enough even without children! So I can oly suggest that you direct your question to the other experts here. Perhaps they...

Military History: Military Pin, army air force, us army air
army air force, us army air, army infantry: Hello again dave , I m not sure what happened , but I answered this question just the other day , i wasn t of much help other than being able to tell you that the crossed rifles are for the Army Infantry , so he must have been somehow affiliated with an infantry...

Military History: Operation DETACHMENT, February 19-March 16, 1945, Operation DETACHMENT
Operation DETACHMENT: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed I was wondering if you knew . Yes, I do, & you shall to, shortly. In your question you typed Before Japan put it s military on Iwo Jima, what was it? Pre-japanese occupation, the island was...

Military History: What did Ordnance Depot Companies do in ETO, 202nd Ordnance Depot Company
202nd Ordnance Depot Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed I am trying to learn what.......learn what daily mission was. Assigned to the 86th Ordnance Battalion, First Army, the 202nd Ordnance Depot Company participated in five Campaigns in the ETO, 1944-45....

Military History: Pin from WWII, army air force, u s army
army air force, u s army, rifles: Hello Dave, first of all this is the first time I have seen a pin like this one, it has the US Government crest(Eagle etc) along with the crossed rifles below which usually signifies infantry assignment , other than that I m afraid I can t tell you much ....

Military History: Rifle casing found in Jordan, lee enfield rifles, bolt action rifle
lee enfield rifles, bolt action rifle, wadi rum jordan: Greetings GB 56 is correct for a .303 British round that was used in a large number of guns. The most logical gun would be the Lee-Enfield bolt action Rifle. During World war 1 there many battles in and around Jordon and Israel. The Battle of Megiddo comes...

Military History: Seeking WW 2 Info on my now deceased Dad, RMS Aquitania
RMS Aquitania: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell. Good Manners NEVER go out of style. I have read over your question several times & I sense your frustration. Helping people in your situation is what I do,...

Military History: Sword Identification/Value, sword identification, chinese sword
sword identification, chinese sword, straight sword: Greetings The first sword is a Kris. This is a well know south pacific weapon. It has been found in the Philippines, Indonesia and other islands. The straight sword is a bit different. The handle is Japanese but the Japanese typically use curved...

Military History: Troop Movement to ETO, fort cambell ky, port of embarkation
fort cambell ky, port of embarkation, camp shanks: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. As to the troop ship that brought your brother home: Departure Date: September 30, 1945 Departure Location: Le Havre, France Troop Ship: SS India Victory Units Onboard: 15th Armored Infantry Battalion...

Military History: U.S. Citizenship, conspiracy, citizenship
conspiracy, citizenship, paragraph: My Dear Trent I have lived and worked in the US but never applied for US citizenship. I regard government as a conspiracy against the superior man . I would like government to be minimum and only designed for welfare and well being of the citizens....

Military History: Uniform, lapel badges, military uniforms
lapel badges, military uniforms, dress uniform: Hi Richard Thanks for the question. While outside my area of expertise, I did some research but had no more luck than you. I found some places that sell collar dogs but no info as to the origins of the term. I had them on my dress uniform but never...

Military History: war children heroics, civil war battle, vmi cadets
civil war battle, vmi cadets, confederate victory: The youngest children I am aware of are young teen-agers, in the 14-16 year old category, who served as flag (or color) bearers in the American Revolution and Civil War. Nearly all were young men, but occasionally young teen-agers were pressed into service,...

Military History: war heroic children, V.M.I., C.S.A.
V.M.I., C.S.A., damnyankee (one word): Good Day, Thank you for your question. In my OPINION, the best example is the Battle of New Market, Virginia, May 15, 1864. The children involved, The Corps of Cadets, V.M.I. (Virginia Military Institute)! Those brave children/soldiers of the Confederate...

Military History: war heros, children, nazi occupation of poland, vermont infantry
nazi occupation of poland, vermont infantry, world war 2: Greetings It is an honor to help. One the best would be 11 year old Willie Johnston of Company D, 3rd Vermont Infantry. This 11 year old boy saw his father enlists in the Union army in 1861 and begged to join with him. Willie Johnston became the drummer...

Military History: war, youth heroics, civil war battle, children in the civil war
civil war battle, children in the civil war, children of the civil war: Dear Elijah, Here are a number of sites that you can get the information you requested: *Child Soldiers In The Civil War *Billings History 2011-Jenny Children Of The Civil War *Nino Heroes *Children In The Civil War *Battle Of New Market-Wikipedia...

Military History: World War One Tactics, joseph joffre, infantry assaults
joseph joffre, infantry assaults, colorful uniforms: Dear Naomi, At the start of the 20th Century, most military commanders placed a great deal of emphasis on using the infantry for mased bayonet charges supported by the cavalry and mobile field artillery. Leaders of the French Army were particularly...

Military History: WW 2 members of the 172nd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Vermont National Guard
172nd Infantry Regiment, Vermont National Guard, 43rd Infantry Division: Good Day, Thank you for your question. The 172nd Infantry Regiment, Vermont National Guard, was Federalized into the US Army at Brattleboro, Vermont, February 24, 1941. I would suggest that you contact the Vermont National Guard HQ at ___?___, Vermont,...

Military History: WW 2 Ordnance, meritorious unit commendation, ordnance ammunition company
meritorious unit commendation, ordnance ammunition company, ordnance unit: Dear Ms., Thank you for your efforts. Unfortunately, for some reason I am unable to see/read the attachments you so graciously provided. Regardless, thank you for your efforts. You are most kind. It may work better if you photocopy the unit history,...

Military History: WW II German Medical Chest, german embassy in washington dc, ww ii
german embassy in washington dc, ww ii, embassy in washington dc: No, I can not. But if you contact the military attaché of the German Embassy in Washington DC I do believe that you will be given the information you want. You probably will have to supply the embassy with pictures of the chest though. Good luck! You...

Military History: WW2, world war 2, plan operations
world war 2, plan operations, economic condition: Germans did not have a real potential to make major inroads in Mexico which by and large was a US backyard. I do not subscribe to your views that Germans were saving their ass as they fought extremely well in both World Wars and US victory was possible...

Military History: WW2 Grenade, pineapple grenade, fragmentation grenade
pineapple grenade, fragmentation grenade, fragmentation grenades: The Soviet F1 or limonka (little lemon) was similar in design to the American Mk II fragmentation grenade in that it had a lozenge or lemon shaped segmented steel body. The grenade was also referred to a the pineapple grenade due to its segmented exterior....

Military History: youth, ware heroics, siege of stalingrad, dear elijah
siege of stalingrad, dear elijah, hitler youth: Dear Elijah, there are no official records of children of that age taking part in combat, but of the few incidents i have read. children of the age from 5-12 were used to lay radio lines and forage for food by the Russians during the siege of Stalingrad....

Military History: 128th General Hospital, Bishopstrow, England, WWII, ww 2, obscure units
ww 2, obscure units, numerical designation: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed that you have looked high and low for information on the 128th General Hospital . As have I. In FACT, I can find no record that a unit with the numerical designation 128th General Hospital was...

Military History: 329th Air Service Squadron, central europe campaign, bombardment groups
central europe campaign, bombardment groups, duty soldier: Hello Darryl, with just a quick net search I found that the 329th ASS was with the 327th Air Service Group, 8th/9th AAF areas, they also had the 42nd and 79th ASS s with them . So far I ve found no mention of North African basing, what I did find was the...

Military History: 334 Infantry Regiment 84th Division, Company M, 3rd Battalion
Company M, 3rd Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed My cousin, Benedict George Schmitt was KIA on November 19, 1944. How can I find out his company . PFC Benedict G. Schmitt (from Rockville Center, Long Island, NY) was assigned to Company M, 3rd...

Military History: 43rd Infantry Division; Maine, Connecticut & Rhode Island National Guard, 43rd Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed My dad received a Purple Hart [sic] in Luzon Campaign in WW2. The Luzon Campaign was December 15, 1944-July 4, 1945. In your question you typed that you are looking for information on the...

Military History: 441st Bomb Squad, 320th Bomb Group Patches & Insignia, bomb squadron, leather patches
bomb squadron, leather patches, infantry unit: Glad to have been able to help on this one, one other note on the class A uniform , if a DI was made/used it was sometimes worn on th shoulder eppellette , the rank insignia was closest to the shoulder seam then the DI was next with a small amount of...

Military History: 8" Shell Casings, shell casings, artillery shells
shell casings, artillery shells, world war 2: Greetings Glad to help. Your cases are most likely from a US Navy 8 /55 caliber gun. This weapon in various forms was on US Heavy cruisers from the 1930s to the end of World War 2. In the 1970s the US Navy did experiment with a new ship mounted 8 Inch...

Military History: 837th Ordnance, 837th Ordnance Depot Company, 837th QM Supply Company
837th Ordnance Depot Company, 837th QM Supply Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed Is the 837th Ordinance [sic] Depot Company the same as the 837th Quartermaster? Respectfully, no, it is not. The 837th Ordnance Depot Company dealt with Ordnance-related items, while the 837th...

Military History: APO 149, luxembourg city, horrell
luxembourg city, horrell, ww 2: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. APO 149, assigned to HQ, IX Air Service Command, was established December 1, 1943. Sunninghill, England February 10, 1944 Creil, France September 26, 1944 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg...

Military History: Beauregard VS McClellan at Gettysburg?, general beauregard, general mcclellan
general beauregard, general mcclellan, battle of monocacy: Thanks. I don t read that kind of history but appreciate the allure of it. In my book, Desperate Engagement, which looks at The Battle of Monocacy and Early s attack on Washington, I do a bit of speculating at the end about what may have happened if Lee...

Military History: the bombing of Dresden, german refugees, bombing of dresden
german refugees, bombing of dresden, transportation hub: Hi Tamzin Thanks for the question. While the strategic bombing campaign is not my area of expertise, I will try help. The story, as I understand it, and we will probably never know the full story, was that Dresden was bombed to send a message to the...

Military History: Captain Howard A. Trammell, armored infantry battalion, charles whiting
armored infantry battalion, charles whiting, numerical designation: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. Company D, 223rd Battalion, 68th Regiment was the unit your father was assigned to when he was in training in the USA prior to his assignment to the 62nd Armored Infantry Battalion, 14th Armored Division. One unit...

Military History: Correct Ordnance Company, Wounded In Action, Normandy
Wounded In Action, Normandy, France: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed In Sullivan Co., NY records . I would be QUITE EAGER to learn more about the records in Sullivan County, New York that pertain to WW 2. In your question you typed 874th Ordnance Company ....

Military History: Dad's service in Pacific Theater/WWII, ft mcpherson, ancestry com
ft mcpherson, ancestry com, milne bay: Greetings From my research your Father was part of the 32nd Infantry Division. The 32nd was heavily involved in the Buna battles. Camp McQuada was an artillery school early in the war for costal artillery. So the most logical of units he served in would...

Military History: Deceased Great Grandfather, 232nd QM Salvage Collecting Company
232nd QM Salvage Collecting Company: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. In it you typed that you have received his Honorable discharge paperwork . That is GREAT since page two of your great grandfather s Discharge Documents is the best source for FACTS about your great grandfather...

Military History: Duty Soldier, 90th Infantry Division, UTAH Beach
90th Infantry Division, UTAH Beach: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed that you found out that he served in Co C, 358th Inf Reg, 90th Inf Div and that they landed at Normandy on June 8, 1944. The FACTS that I have is that the unit landed at UTAH Beach on Tuesday,...

Military History: Fathers WWll campaigns, 8th army, american star
Military History: Fathers WWll campaigns, 8th army, american star, number eight

Military History: Fort Gates Seminole Wars, seminole wars, confederate troops
Military History: Fort Gates Seminole Wars, seminole wars, confederate troops, civil war

Military History: Ring identification, good luck symbol, swaztika
Military History: Ring identification, good luck symbol, swaztika, nazi germany

Military History: USAT Siboney
Military History: USAT Siboney

Military History: WW2 Japanese swords, middle east asia, indonasia
Military History: WW2 Japanese swords, middle east asia, indonasia, languege

Military History: WWII: 43rd Inf. Div: 172nd Inf. Rg., camp shelby ms, ft chaffee
Military History: WWII: 43rd Inf. Div: 172nd Inf. Rg., camp shelby ms, ft chaffee, new hebrides islands

Military History: Fathers WWll campaigns, army air field, army air force
army air field, army air force, distinguished unit badge: Hello Charley , wow this is a puzzler, would you possibly have any photos of you Father in uniform/s that show patches, and or of him in front of or near aircraft ????????? This would help a lot as the emblems are usually easier to ID and or the aircraft...

Military History: Fort Gates Seminole Wars, florida department of state, lifetime residents
florida department of state, lifetime residents, lt colonel: Dear Bill, I have also heard the same thing and the person to contact is listed below: Florida Department of State-Division of Historical Resources Ms. Barbara Mattick, Chief-Bureau of Historic Preservation 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee,...

Military History: Grandfather's military service-WW 1, linda malek, discharge paper
linda malek, discharge paper, sandy hook: I can confirm that there was a fire at the St. Louis center and many personnel records were lost. Sorry to say, I doubt whether other copies of those records existed. To check, I would recommend you contact the Army Center of Military History. The web site...

Military History: Location of my father in Normandy, France, field artillery observation, normandy region
field artillery observation, normandy region, hq btry: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed We are going to Normandy this summer and would like to visit the area my Dad fought in. The Normandy Campaign took place June 6-July 24, 1944. Since your father s date of departure is 19 Aug...

Military History: Looking for a more detailed history of my Grandfather's time in the war., 741st Railway Operating Battalion
741st Railway Operating Battalion: Good Day, Thank you for your question. In it you typed I am hoping to get a more detailed history of the experiences my Grandfather may have had during WW2. Unfortunately, without a photocopy of your grandfather s Discharge Documents in hand, I have...

Military History: Metal scale epaulettes with monogramm, lt colonel, expert profile
lt colonel, expert profile, epaulettes: This is actually outside my area of expertise. But I ll try to ask my friend Lt. Colonel S. Bojerud who often can solve such questions. If he can in this case though remains to be seen. When I have any answer from him I ll come back to you. You can also...

Military History: Military Photo, military uniforms, military photo
military uniforms, military photo, mustaches: I know a little bit about military uniforms, but not enough, sorry to say, to identify this group. By their mustaches and the bicycle, I d guess that the time period is sometime in the latter part of the 19th century. I realize that doesn t help much, but...

Military History: Ordnance Unit, 611th Ordnance Ammunition Company
611th Ordnance Ammunition Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed Could you help me to determine what division and patch designation the 611 ordnance ammunition company was a part of in ww2? I can try. The 611th Ordnance Ammunition Company participated in three...

Military History: patch id help, pallas athena, artillery school
pallas athena, artillery school, general patton: On patch one It can t tell because the picture is too small for detail to seen. It looks like this http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/3165146 Wrong for Patton s Ghost battalion which was 10th Armored Division. Patch 2 is a WW 1 Artillery School Patch...

Military History: Ring identification, axis history forum, war relics
axis history forum, war relics, rise of hitler: A really unusual ring, there s a possibility that it could be of Finnish background as that country used the swastika on thier aircraft during WW2 , it saying Good luck with the clover and the horse shoe is also interesting , a site I can suggest you try...

Military History: Service Record, 103rd Station Hospital
103rd Station Hospital: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed I would like to get any information regarding my fathers [sic] service record during WW II . The location you will need to send your Letter-of-Request to is: Military Personnel Records Center...

Military History: signed iwo jima lithogaph one of five, art curators, museum curator
art curators, museum curator, marine expert: Greetings You have a unique piece of history. As to worth the Sky could be the limit. You would want a museum curator to have a look. I would contact the US Marine Museum in Virginia. They may want to have the item donated but should be able to give...

Military History: Stalag 2A, stalag luft iii, stalag 2a
stalag luft iii, stalag 2a, stalags: Hi Michael Thanks for the question. Regrettably, I cannot add any more to my previous answer. As far as I recall, what I posted was about all the information I could find. There are a multitude of books on the Stalags, mostly on Stalag Luft III (of...

Military History: Swiss Weaponry in WW2, target switzerland, 20mm cannon
target switzerland, 20mm cannon, morane saulnier: Greetings Glad to help. I did miss a few sorry about that. The Swiss had a few 75mm Bofors M-1929 anti-aircraft guns. For armored cars after the war the Swiss used the T17 Armored Car. During the war the only I can find was the PA-2 Zelva a Czech car...

Military History: T-5 Tip Hancock, Co. H, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File)
I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File): Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. May I suggest that you send a Letter-of-Request to: Department of the Army US Army Human Resources Command Attn: AHRC-FOIA 1600 Spearhead Division Ave. Dept 107 Fort Knox KY ...

Military History: Troop Ship, USS West Point AP-23
USS West Point AP-23: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. According to the FACTS I have researched, the following is the return of the 320th Bombardment Group (Medium): Departure Date: November 28, 1945 Departure Location: Le Havre, France Troop Ship: USS West...

Military History: Troop Transport WW 2, RMS Ile de France
RMS Ile de France: Dear Ms. Overman, THANK YOU for your follow-up. It is indeed a pleasure to deal with an intelligent & articulate Lady. Your parents are obviously proud of the SUPERB manners they instilled in you as a youth. Accolades to your family. I have re-read...

Military History: UK uniform, e mail address, raf museum
e mail address, raf museum, oscar london: Dear Sir, In your question you typed This is the info I have on him. Will this help??? No, it will not. There is not an alphabetical listing of the names of the 16 million men & women that served in the US Military during WW 2. For me to assist you,...

Military History: Uncle's Division Change?, camp shelby ms, rms mauretania
camp shelby ms, rms mauretania, rms queen mary: Dear PC , Thank you for your follow-up. The onboard newsletter you attached is from the SS Marechal Joffre, not the SS Senechal Coffee . In your follow-up you typed I did not realize there was another.......not know which he was on. Please refer...

Military History: USS Siboney CVE-112, USAT Siboney
USAT Siboney: Dear Ms., I acknowledge your follow-up. In it you typed According to Wikipedia . wikipedia & its ilk are internet sites where anyone can type in any information they desire, with no editors to check for accuracy. In other words, the potential for error...

Military History: World War 2 /// 2nd Convalescent Hospital, RMS Queen Mary
RMS Queen Mary: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. As to Box #36: Departure Date: August 2, 1942 Departure Location: New York Port of Embarkation Troop Ship: RMS Queen Mary Unit(s) Onboard: elements of the 1st Infantry Division Arrival Date: August...

Military History: WW 2 Company B 720th Amphibian Tractor Bn, 720th Amphibian Tractor Battalion
720th Amphibian Tractor Battalion: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed that your father was in this unit while in WWII and all I have is his discharge papers. Then I must assume (something I am LOATHED to do) that the 720th Amphibian Tractor Battalion is typed in...

Military History: WW2 Japanese swords, japanese swords, japanese sword
japanese swords, japanese sword, maguindanao: Greetings The bottom sword is a Maguindanao Matito a traditional Philippines sword. The first sword I am not finding a definite answer. It looks Chinese but may have been heavy modified. Neither sword is Japanese but may have been owned by a Japanese...

Military History: WWI Headstone Information, fort mcnair dc, engineer museum
fort mcnair dc, engineer museum, fort leonard wood: Hi Ryan, 526th was there only there 5 months. That unit was there from Nov 12, 1918 to April 15th 1919. It was a combat engineer service unit. There appears to not be a unit history written. At the Center for Military History, has the Order of Battle....

Military History: WWI Veteran's belongings, ancestry com, locating family members
ancestry com, locating family members, lt colonel: Dear Jennifer, You will want to wait till you hear from both the American Legion and the National Archives office in Boston in regard to this veteran. They will give you further information in regard to this matter. I hope this helps and May...

Military History: WWII, eastern campaign medal, presidential unit citation
eastern campaign medal, presidential unit citation, aaa bn: Hi Mark You are very welcome. I m pleased it helps. As far as the ASR score goes, you know as much as I do now. I have no idea how he accumulated the 90 points. I did find a website that gives a little more info on the points system: http://custermen.com/AtTheFront/Points.htm...

Military History: WWII: 43rd Inf. Div: 172nd Inf. Rg., camp shelby ms, army general orders
camp shelby ms, army general orders, fort mcnair district of columbia: Dear Jerry, You can contact the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry at 703-806-0055 located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. They will have copies of the U.S. Army General Orders. Also, you can contact the U.S. Army Center of Military History located at Fort...

Military History: WWII 88th Troop Carrier Squadron emblem/insignia, troop carrier squadron, group emblem
troop carrier squadron, group emblem, reunion notice: Hello Patricia, I have been researching WW2 unit emblems for about 30 years now and am finding that the emblems sometimes are out there , but it is a matter of finding either the right book,website or veterans to contact inorder to verify if one existed. There...

Military History: 1587th QM Battallion (Mobile) (Aviation), quartermaster battalion, battallion
quartermaster battalion, battallion, atomic bomb: The only thing I ahve found so far is something eluding to the unit being affiliated with a Project A , possibly having something to do with Project Alberta which was part of the Atomic Bomb developement in WW-2 out of Wendover Field . Drawing a...

Military History: 169th Infantry Regiment--WW 2, san francisco port of embarkation, time in new caledonia
san francisco port of embarkation, time in new caledonia, 43rd infantry division: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed He departed the United States on December 10, 1943 and arrived at his destination (presumably New Guinea) on December 24, 1943. Departure Date: December 10, 1943 Departure Location: San...

Military History: 3535th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Companyy, army of occupation, discharge documents
army of occupation, discharge documents, europe march: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. It would be my pleasure to provide you with all the FACTS I have as per the history of the 3535th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company. The unit participated in the: Rhineland September 15,...

Military History: 379th AAA Auto-Weapons Battalion, 379th AAA Auto-Weapons Battalion
379th AAA Auto-Weapons Battalion: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good manners NEVER go out of style. In your question you typed I am trying to find out all I can about my grand fathers [sic] service in WWII. It would...

Military History: 648th Engineer Base Topographic Battalion, 648th Engineer Base Topographic Battalion
648th Engineer Base Topographic Battalion: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. I have PLENTY of FACTS as per the 648th Engineer Base Topographic Battalion. For example: Departure Date: May 26, 1942 Departure Location: San Francisco Port of Embarkation Troop Ship: SS President Monroe...

Military History: 771 MP Battalion, 771st MP Battalion
771st MP Battalion: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. My apology for the error as to the 771st MP Battalion being activated during WW 2, June 1, 1942 at Ft. Ord, California. I am sorry. I should know better than to question an intelligent & articulate Lady. Please...

Military History: 7850 QM DEP GP, ww 2, discharge documents
ww 2, discharge documents, numerical designation: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed i have no idea where the papers may be at. As I typed, check the Funeral Home that handled the arrangements & the Court House of the County that the Veteran resided in after his service in the...

Military History: alternative history, alternative history, alternate history
alternative history, alternate history, good question: That is a good question , For germany the telling point was their defeat in Russia due to mis planning. Many historians better than me could give a reasonable answer but in my opinion the allies would have been very hard pressed if England had fallen....

Military History: alternative history, german war machine, british commonwealth
german war machine, british commonwealth, staging area: Greetings That is a major alternative history question. As I see it if the Germans were able to knock the British out of the war in 1940 the Germans would have invaded the USSR in 1941. If the British forces left in North Africa surrendered then the Germans...

Military History: alternative history, democratic capitalism, vietnamese chinese
democratic capitalism, vietnamese chinese, north vietnamese: The Soviet Union and China strongly supported N. Vietnam in the American war with arms, material and military advisers. Why? Because even though the Vietnamese & Chinese were long-time enemies and the Soviets and Chinese were not exactly friends, they were...

Military History: Army Nurse Corps Discharge 1945, army nurse corps, e mail address
army nurse corps, e mail address, terminal leave: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Since your question deals with an issue of a serious nature, I request that you photocopy ALL documents that you have about the Army Nurse Corps 2nd Lt., then send ALL photocopies to me via First Class USPS. Please...

Military History: Artiilery Shell-WWI-Trench Art, pounder field gun, artillery shell
pounder field gun, artillery shell, st eloi: Richard: I found this DVD on Amazon, you might be able to find it on Amazon US. I didn t check. There are a number of other DVD features on the tunneling done at both Hill 60 and Elooi. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beneath-Hill-DVD-Steve-Marquand/dp/B003TFUJQ8/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_c...

Military History: bayonet, world war 2, mr sutton
world war 2, mr sutton, world egypt: Greetings Very good job on your research. The 9 inch bayonet was built in Yugoslavia. The export version of this bayonet was shorter then ones for domestic usage. Yugoslavia marketed their own Mauser after World War 2 and sold them all over the world....

Military History: Bayonets, silver paint, cross guard
silver paint, cross guard, bayonet: Paul: You say that it has no serial number. Is it of the rectangular guard and squarish rounded top design? These had no serial numbers. Other locations were the top of the tang, edge of the cross guard or end of the pommel. I would find it surprising...

Military History: Campaign Credit WW2, construction battalion, unit citation
construction battalion, unit citation, elligable: Hello again Micah , as to how a unit was awarded a unit Citation /Campaign credit i sent you a prior answer of a research unit that should be able to answer this . It is my understanding by what I ve been told via word of mouth aunit had to have been...

Military History: Cannonball?, musket balls, mexican american war
musket balls, mexican american war, diameter steel: Based on what you describe it could be a shell. A solid ball would be a shot. A shell was filled with black powder and a fuse placed in the fill hole. Fuses were primative at first, basically a wooden plug with a fuse that was lit, as the ball was pushed...

Military History: civil war hospital bed metal with Qtr Master's Corp. Insignia, civil war medical museum, civil war hospital
civil war medical museum, civil war hospital, lt colonel: Dear Rosa, There were a large number of contractors who built these type of beds for the Federal Government. The U.S. National Archives in Washington D.C. will have the list of contractors and you can contact the National Civil War Medical Museum...

Military History: European Battle, crimean war, battles that changed history
crimean war, battles that changed history, prussians: The largest battles fitting the given criteria that I know of are the Battle of Königgratz [1866] (221,000 Prussians & Allies Vs. 206,000 Austrians & Allies)* and the Siege of Paris [1870-1871] (250,000 Prussians & Allies Vs. 500,000 French)*. Although the...

Military History: European (?) wool coat, lt colonel, expert profile
lt colonel, expert profile, wool coat: This is quite outside my area of expertise. I will however ask my good friend Lt. Colonel S. Bojerud if he has any idea at all. But both he and I will absolutely refuse to state any idea of its value since that is definitely outside our areas of expertise...

Military History: 169th Infantry Regiment--WW 2
Military History: 169th Infantry Regiment--WW 2

Military History: 771 MP Battalion, mp battalion, ww ii
Military History: 771 MP Battalion, mp battalion, ww ii, salt lake city

Military History: 7850 QM DEP GP
Military History: 7850 QM DEP GP

Military History: Granfather in 51st Pioneer WW1
Military History: Granfather in 51st Pioneer WW1

Military History: info on a Remington Arms O3A3, cherry bomb, trigger guard
Military History: info on a Remington Arms O3A3, cherry bomb, trigger guard, bottom side

Military History: Naval Rank and/or Ranting, us navy, wwii
Military History: Naval Rank and/or Ranting, us navy, wwii, brick

Military History: S.S. Mariposa Voyage 73, bombay india, us dept of labor
Military History: S.S. Mariposa Voyage 73, bombay india, us dept of labor, departure date

Military History: WWII Army Awards and medals, armored infantry, 3rd armored division
Military History: WWII Army Awards and medals, armored infantry, 3rd armored division, infantry regiment

Military History: my fathers service, 20th Tank Battalion, SS Brazil
20th Tank Battalion, SS Brazil, SS John Ericsson: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed that your father was with Co. D, 20th tank battalion. Is that the unit you found listed in Box #6 on page two of your father s Discharge Documents? If so, that was the unit your father was assigned...

Military History: Florida Civil War and Salt Makers, florida department of state, lt colonel
florida department of state, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Valeta, Here is the information you requested: Florida Department of State-Division of Historical Preservation Ms. Barbara Mattick, Chief-Bureau of Historical Preservation 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250...

Military History: Franco-Prussian War, franco prussian war, ancestry com
franco prussian war, ancestry com, unit histories: I can tell from your website (Daniel Gutsmann From Prussia to Nebraska) that you have already done extensive research on your ancestor. The only online accessible record that I could find that might be relevant is a reference to a Gefreiter Daniel Gutzmann...

Military History: Grandfather in WW2, heather wellman, ancestry com
heather wellman, ancestry com, branch immaterial warrant officers: I don t think I could help much. The first thing you need to do is find out what branch he was in. As a Staff Sergeant, he could have been in the Marines, Army, or Air Corps. I would suspect the US Army, based on what you wrote. If you know where he...

Military History: Granfather in 51st Pioneer WW1, brest france, corps engineers
brest france, corps engineers, camp upton: 1917 OCT 29 Camp Wadsworth Personnel assigned to other Regiments 1918 JAN 4 10th redesignated 51st Pioneer Regiment 1st re-designated 1st Pioneer Regiment (later companies of the 1st became part of 10th regiment prior to WWII) 1918 JUL 29 Left Camp...

Military History: History of 106th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, 106th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, RMS Aquitania
106th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, RMS Aquitania: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell. Good manners NEVER go out of style. In your question you typed that your father was a member of the 106th AAA AW Bn, Battery C, at the time of his discharge....

Military History: Identify Military Uniform, elsass lothringen, franco prussian war
elsass lothringen, franco prussian war, alsace lorraine: So we stand corrected! You are welcome! At least we were right with regards to Alsace - which by the way I do know very well. I have been there many times especially in Strasbourg (Strassburg). We managed to our great shame to miss that little town south of...

Military History: info on a Remington Arms O3A3, stock ra, remington arms
stock ra, remington arms, butt stock: Greetings Good research. I believe you might have a gun from several earlier guns. The year of manufacture for the serial number is 1942 according to my research; not 100% on that. Many times a weapon would be damaged and undamaged parts used in different...

Military History: US not interning the war, chiang kai shek, mao mao
chiang kai shek, mao mao, soviet victory: Greetings Good analysis. There is a wrinkle and that is China. Japan and China had been fighting through much of the 1930s and without a war with the US would still be fighting in the 1940s. The Soviets were allied with Mao and the US with Chiang Kai-shek....

Military History: Japanese Insignia, tic tac toe, japanese soldier
tic tac toe, japanese soldier, japanese army: Greetings This was a badge for a Corporal in the Imperial Japanese Army. His duty was Armor. The first kanji character is the Japanese symbol for Armor. So most likely a tanker or related to armored vehicles. The other characters I have not had...

Military History: Japanese Surrender papers, acid free storage boxes, world war 2
acid free storage boxes, world war 2, japanese surrender: Greetings You are going to want a document expert take a look in order to determine worth. I have seen similar documents go for $200 to $300 on some auctions, but yours might be unique. I would check with the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans....

Military History: L-16 follow up question, maxwell afb alabama, san marcos tx
maxwell afb alabama, san marcos tx, indepth history: Your best bet for an indepth history on the 3585th would be to contact the man in adress below at the Air Force Historical research center out of Maxwell AFB, Alabama Carl Bailey carl.bailey@maxwell.af.mil Or Daniel Haulman Daniel.Haulman@maxwell.af.mil...

Military History: L-16 paint schemes 1946, warbird information exchange, army air corps
warbird information exchange, army air corps, j3 cub: Hello Bobby , I can suggest the following sites that you may already know of ,if not they should be able to lead you to som,e photos/details I hope that will get you what you re looking for. I work more in the area of the emblems Squadron/Group that were...

Military History: Luzon Battle, parachute infantry regiment, san francisco port of embarkation
parachute infantry regiment, san francisco port of embarkation, port of embarkation: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. As to your father s voyage overseas in 1942: Departure Date: June 23, 1942 Departure Location: San Francisco Port of Embarkation Troop Ships: SS Cape Flattery SS Klipfontein ...

Military History: Mag-12 unit citations Vietnam, meritorious unit citation, chu lai
meritorious unit citation, chu lai, lt colonel: Dear Robert, Here are the answers to your questions: *No, you aren t reading NAVMC 2922 dated January, 2012 wrong, you do rate both unit citations if you were with MAG-12 on those dates. A MUC is the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the NUC...

Military History: Military Funeral History, military funerals, lt colonel
military funerals, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Lea, You can go to the following for the information you request: *Defense.govNewsArticle:CustomsofMilitaryFuneralsReflectHistory,Tradition *Wikipedia-Military Funerals I hope this helps and May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn,...

Military History: Naval Rank and/or Ranting, machinist mate, lt colonel
machinist mate, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Jamie, It could be written as follows: MM 1/C or MM First Class. The U.S. Navy has enlisted ratings with the chevrons being the rate while the symbol for a Machinist Mate is the rating. May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida...

Military History: Naval Rank and/or Rating, first class petty officer, machinist mate
first class petty officer, machinist mate, veterans memorial: His Rating, which is the Navy term for specialty, was Machinist s Mate. His Rate, (officers have rank, enlisted have rate or pay grade) was first class petty officer. From my research, both MM1/C and MM1c were acceptable during WWII. I would find out...

Military History: Need Help Identifying Field Equipment, wooden slats, army cots
wooden slats, army cots, bad shape: Joe: First, as you probably know, the military has a habit of marking their stuff pretty well with stenciled serial numbers, and painting them olive drab. Having grown up in the military, I have slept on my share of cots and the like. These are definitely...

Military History: pacific war, industrial revival, attack on pearl harbor
industrial revival, attack on pearl harbor, pacific expansion: Very interesting question, the Japanese would have gone ahead with their pacific expansion plan and the US would have intervened any how for the simple reason for not allowing their dominance. You have to remember that the whole basis of the industrial...

Military History: pacific war, war of attrition, train system
war of attrition, train system, would have time: Greetings Could the USSR defeat the Germans and British together maybe? It would all come down to Moscow in 1941. If the Soviets could keep the Germans out of Moscow in the winter of 1941 the huge factories being built in the Urals would have time to come...

Military History: pacific war, war of attrition, train system
war of attrition, train system, would have time: Greetings Could the USSR defeat the Germans and British together maybe? It would all come down to Moscow in 1941. If the Soviets could keep the Germans out of Moscow in the winter of 1941 the huge factories being built in the Urals would have time to come...

Military History: Researching Family History, e mail address, researching family history
e mail address, researching family history, aaa bn: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. 1st Lt. Davis Discharge Documents are still the best source for FACTS to begin your research with. 1st Lt. Davis would have had a copy of his Discharge Documents with his papers for when he would pass away. This...

Military History: RMS Ile de France Crossing, 42nd infantry division, straits of gibraltar
42nd infantry division, straits of gibraltar, marseilles france: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. You are a gentleman, a scholar, & there are NOT many of us left. In your follow-up you typed Box 36 says he returned on 5-28-45. I am going to assume (ALWAYS a dangerous activity when conducting ACCURATE...

Military History: S.S. Mariposa Voyage 73, SS Mariposa, Gourock
SS Mariposa, Gourock, New York Port of Embarkation: Good Day, Thank you for your question. In it you typed I recently found record that my grandmother and her son (my uncle) were part of the S.S. Mariposa Voyage 73. May I ask for additional FACTS as per the documents you have in your possession that...

Military History: "Sergeant Trujillo", "Sergeant Trujillo"
"Sergeant Trujillo": Dear Mr. Rader, Thank you for your question. In it you typed My Father served in 172nd Infantry division . Respectfully, the US Army did not activate a division with the numerical designation 172nd Infantry division during WW 2. I am going to assume...

Military History: Shoulder scales epaulettes, new kent virginia, intials
new kent virginia, intials, script fonts: Dmiti: I think the last letter is a T. Second looks like an I, and the first another T. So the intials would be TIT Compare the script with # 10 on this page. Look at the tails, curls and lack of cross elements on the shafts of the letters. http://www.addictivefonts.com/script/calligraphy/free-script-fonts/...

Military History: troop ship arriving in New York in 1946, advanced infantry training, camp mccoy
advanced infantry training, camp mccoy, local radio station: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. Clearly I made an error, & I am sorry. I apologize. In the context that your father was Honorably Discharged from the US Army on March 27, 1945, the voyage from the ETO began March 9, 1946 & ended March 20, 1946....

Military History: Troop transport ship from Norfolk to Italy, March 24, 1944, field artillery battalion, thomas hart benton
field artillery battalion, thomas hart benton, henry ward beecher: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide you with the FACT of the specific ship your father was a passenger upon. However, I can narrow it down to eight ships. The specific convoy in question is Convoy UGS.37....

Military History: u.s. air force ring. please help., u s air force, strategic air command
u s air force, strategic air command, u s air: Hello Frank , your ring sounds interesting to say the least , I would like to see some photos of it please as this would help in seeing what it looks like. I would think it is rare , even more so now that SAC has been discontinued . I will be able to...

Military History: If UK helped the Nazis, commonwealth nations, historical timeline
commonwealth nations, historical timeline, red army: Hi Jake Thanks for the question. The scenario you ask about would have improbable, at least without changing about a thousand years of British history. A more likely scenario would have been a British capitulation. If the British had of surrendered...

Military History: What if UK helped Nazis, germany in ww2, world war 1
germany in ww2, world war 1, land invasion: Greeting A great what if question. The first thing you have to do is find a way to get the British and German to ally. There are two possibilities. One a war with Japan and two the USSR. The British Empire feared the USSR and its possible interest in...

Military History: USS Boise CL-47, USS Boise CL-47
USS Boise CL-47: Good Day, Thank you for your question. In it you typed Do you know what troops or units were on the USS Boise when it left Le Havre, France on November 29, 1945 and arrived in New York City in early December? No, I do not. The only FACT I do have...

Military History: USS General W.P. Richardson AP-118, USS General W.P. Richardson AP-118
USS General W.P. Richardson AP-118: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good manners NEVER go out of style. As to additional FACTS about the USS General W.P. Richardson AP-118, may I suggest that you consult the Dictionary of...

Military History: volunteer vs draft in WW2, history pieces, peace time
history pieces, peace time, dear dave: Dear Dave, what you have mentioned is correct, pre Pearl Harbor the US did not need volunteers due to peace time. But that changed after the attack , and the US was forced not only to enter the pacific theater of war but also Europe. In major cities...

Military History: world war 2 history of what if's, world war 2, world war 2 history
world war 2, world war 2 history, ballistic missile: Jake: Its a n interesting what if, but brings to light a lot of inconsistencies that really just push the clock backward. First, if the rest of the world had known of its existence, then I doubt the war would have started, or at least the US would not...

Military History: world war 2 history, world war 2, world war 2 history
world war 2, world war 2 history, bombs: Jake Probably. The Allies had a Germany first policy. If Things had gone differently and Germany had of held out until August 1945, it is highly probable that the A-Bomb would have been used against them, and then the Japanese, providing there were enough...

Military History: world war 2 history, world war 2, european domination
world war 2, european domination, world war 2 history: Fair enough, but to give you some food for thought, the ultimate idea of European domination for Hitler stemmed from the British Empire. There fore the British could never have been in accord with the Germans in WW2. Before the loss at WW1 it was the Germans...

Military History: WW 11 Army Air Force Observer Wings, army air force, e mail
army air force, e mail, aol: Yes , your wings are real WW2 issue , i woudl gladly take them if you re donating them , I collect various items of WW era , epecially like wings ,patches etc . you can e mail me if you want to part with them and I ll refund postage .P.S. head subject line...

Military History: WW 2 ship, national personnel records, national personnel records center
national personnel records, national personnel records center, personnel records center: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. With all due respect, instead of answering your question, I have an alternative suggestion. Why not obtain your father-in-law s Personnel File? Please send your letter-of-request to: National Personnel Records...

Military History: WW2 signal construction lineman (wire man), maxwell afb alabama, construction battalions
maxwell afb alabama, construction battalions, construction battalion: Hey Micah , well my real area of Expertise is in the line of the unit emblems , thier designs and variations , as to the really indepth area of your search into the units operations and the like that is for the real hardcore researchers . But I...

Military History: WW2 Uniform ID from Italy, world war 2, italian army
world war 2, italian army, infantry officer: Greetings This is an Italian Army Officer uniform. Most likely a Infantry officer. As the Italian army fought in the deserts of North Africa they realized they needed clothes that matched the terrain so a tropical uniform was developed. The hat and jacket...

Military History: WWI pilots who survived against the Red Baron, flying circus, tank commander
flying circus, tank commander, american citizen: This will not be easy. WWI groups of planes flew against groups of planes. Hundreds of people of people could say engaged with the Baron and made it home. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagdgeschwader_1_%28World_War_I%29 http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/richthofen.htm...

Military History: WWII Army Awards and medals, adjutant generals office, combat infantryman badge
adjutant generals office, combat infantryman badge, army awards and medals: Dear Dave, The suspicious fire at the Records Center in St. Louis in 1973 burned many World War II records and the Federal workers involved in restoring them had their hands full. The Bronze Star was awarded to all recipients of the CIB and/or the...

Military History: 111th Infantry,Company M, Heavy Weapons, 111th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard; USS West Point AP-23
111th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard; USS West Point AP-23: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. Also, you have a very nice name. A favorite of mine, since it was also my mother s name. To start, please allow me to type a time line of the 111th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania, National Guard: Federalized...

Military History: 2nd Field Artillery Observation Battalion, field artillery observation, class usps
field artillery observation, class usps, straits of gibraltar: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed Anyway I can find out more without the Discharge paperwork? Since I am unsure as to how you conduct accurate historic research, I can only explain the process I utilize. All from page two...

Military History: 3 World War II Nazy Insignias, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, military badges: Dear Ramon, I don t collect any military insignias but in this case, I can direct you to a site where you can contact one of the leading collectors in the U.S. of this type of military badges. It is www.ironcross1939.com which is the site of B...

Military History: 3711th Quartermaster Truck Company, 3711th Quartermaster Truck Company
3711th Quartermaster Truck Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed Is there a way to find other.......about their service to our country. I am personally unaware of a way to find any veterans of the 3711th Quartermaster Truck Company. I have heard from others...

Military History: 47th Station Hospital, 47th Station Hospital
47th Station Hospital: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. Also, THANK YOU for being so committed to the memory of your parent s shared WW 2 experience. I do look forward to obtaining an autographed copy of your parent s memoir when published. I am familiar with the...

Military History: 5" shell casing, caliber gun, world war 2
caliber gun, world war 2, world war 2 history: Greetings I must apologize for the delay. You have a shell casing from a Mark 12 5 /38 caliber gun. 1945 is the year of manufacture and DED is the manufacturer. Fairly common but a nice piece of World War 2 history. Please check out the link Thank...

Military History: alternative history, poison water supplies, former british colonies
poison water supplies, former british colonies, german factories: Greetings If there had been a Japanese German victory a future conflict between the victors would be quite likely. Nazis believed that Aryans were the natural rulers. All other races were sub human. This would lead to conflict as Japan and Germany carved...

Military History: alternative history, alternative history, chemical weapon
alternative history, chemical weapon, fas org: Very bad for the 2 big powers but worse for the people in between them. They would pay the price in death and destruction. The Japanese had advanced biological and chemical weapon programs and if they went to war the German for survival they might unleash...

Military History: alternative history, alternative history, divine right
alternative history, divine right, germans: Very true, but remember my friend that principle change when its comes to power. So i m sure that Hitler would have put aside his differences to conquer the world. More or less the Japanese also started off their expansion plans thinking that they...

Military History: American Revolution War ancestor killed, gun shot wounds, american revolution war
gun shot wounds, american revolution war, war ancestor: From your description it seems he was shot in his abdomen. At that time such gun shot wounds were always fatal so I m not surprised by the described outcome. The reason for this was that in the absence of anesthesia, aseptic surgery and antibiotics abdominal...

Military History: Anti Tank Shell, shell casing, pounder
shell casing, pounder, straight lines: Greetings You have a shell to a 6 pound gun; also known as the Ordnance Quick-Firing 6-pounder 7 cwt. A very common British antitank gun and was also used the US the Army as the U.S. 57 mm M1. 6PR refers to the weapon that would fire this type of Ammo....

Military History: Army Uniform, army uniform, expert profile
army uniform, expert profile, sorts: I would like to help you - probably with the help of my friend Lt. Col. S. Bojerud who is very good at these sorts of things. But unfortunately no photo was attached so please try again! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Military History: Awards, marine corps history, marine corps base quantico
marine corps history, marine corps base quantico, chu lai: Dear Robert, Yes, some of the unit awards are in error. For example, the unit I was with was awarded three (3) MUCs but upon further investigation, one of the historians there at the Center found the unit only had been awarded two (2). So you see,...

Military History: Battlefield Commission, field artillery battalion, 30th infantry division
field artillery battalion, 30th infantry division, army institute of heraldry: Dear Terry, Here is the information as promised in regard to the 188th Field Artillery Battalion 155mm (Towed). It gained undying fame among U.S. tankers by knocking out a German Panther Mark-V with a first round direct hit at 8,500 yards. This...

Military History: Battlefield Commissions, field artillery battalion, lt colonel
field artillery battalion, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Mr. Manning, The way it was done in combat in World War Ii was that he was notified of this prestigious promotion and then discharged at the COG or Convienance of the Government at his enlisted rank and then immediately sworn in at the...

Military History: Cannon Ball?, missouri history museum, pounder cannon
missouri history museum, pounder cannon, napoleon cannon: Melinda: You have what would be called a 4 pounder cannon shot. The weight and diameter correspond to this size cannon which for the civil war was kind of antiquated. Cannon Bore diameter Shot diameter Weight 4-Pdr. 3.2 3.12...

Military History: Cannon Ball, napoleon cannon, civil war period
napoleon cannon, civil war period, cannon balls: If you are right, then it may indeed be a 12 pounder. If so it is probably from the civil war period. You don t say where you live, or where you found it. Do some research on the history of the location you found it. Or if you purchased it, contact the...

Military History: Carcano rifle, world war 2, italian army
world war 2, italian army, proof marks: Greetings There were 3 manufactures centers for your gun one was the Italian Army small arms manufacturer center called Regio Esercit Terni or Army Terni. This was an Italian army run manufacture center. The FNA or FA was short for national arms center...

Military History: US Communications Corp New Guinea 1942-1945, high school classmates, military personnel office
high school classmates, military personnel office, army discharges: Warren, I have heard about the fire. Sorry your father s records were among those destroyed. Is there any way you can find your father s high school classmates? Perhaps one of them might know a close friend of his (who is still alive) and he (or she)...

Military History: Evolution of military sights, target acquisition system, german artillery of world war one
target acquisition system, german artillery of world war one, gun fire control system: Greetings You have quite a challenge ahead of you. I might broaden my subject a little and focus on fire control or target acquisition. The best book on tank sights is “Technology of Tanks (Vols 1-2) by Richard M. Ogorkiewicz. This is a very expensive...

Military History: Anti Tank Shell
Military History: Anti Tank Shell

Military History: military funeral
Military History: military funeral

Military History: PA 236 San Franciso WW 2, horrell, apa
Military History: PA 236 San Franciso WW 2, horrell, apa

Military History: PFC Joseph Magliano, bloemfontein, infantry
Military History: PFC Joseph Magliano, bloemfontein, infantry, news article

Military History: Free French Aid in WW2, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, colonel robert: Dear Jeff, After much research, I believe I have found what you are looking for. This site will give the French forces on the Axis and Allied sides with units, strength, and weapons as well as significant actions they participated in. Here is the...

Military History: My Grandfather's Unit, engineer patch, 69th infantry
engineer patch, 69th infantry, lt colonel: Dear Ms. Reed, The information I gave on the 335th Engineers also applies to D Company. The individual in the other question started out with the 335th Engineers but was transfered to the 273rd Infantry Regiment later in the war. You can request...

Military History: Hitler/Three Stooges, three stooges, adolf hitler
three stooges, adolf hitler, moe howard: I ve never heard this before. I did a little checking and it appears that Moe s portrayal of Hitler in that 1940 short most likely was the first time anyone in Hollywood did that. As you say, though, the story that Hitler knew about it and was offended...

Military History: Leo Dale Fraker, 71st Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division
71st Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. As to the 71st Infantry Regiment, assigned to the 44th Infantry Division during WW 2. May I suggest you obtain a copy of: Mission Accomplished the unit history of the 44th Infantry Division during WW 2. That...

Military History: list of Prussian Soldiers in 1866 war with Austria, franco prussian war, ancestry com
franco prussian war, ancestry com, lt colonel: Dear Richard, You can go to the following two (2) sources on the Internet: *www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wggerman/resources/prussia *Ancestry.com-German Casualties In The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 *Embassy of the Federal Republic...

Military History: military funeral, military funeral protocol, lt colonel
military funeral protocol, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Lea, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner but I have been out of the country and just came back. The answer to your question is to go to the following web site and it will answer all your questions: http://www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil/law.html...

Military History: NGF gunsight? Periscope? A sight of some sort?, nimitz museum, armor plate
nimitz museum, armor plate, wrecked ships: I don t have a definitive answer. It does not appear to have the necessary adjustments that a gun sight would have.It looks more like it might be a periscope of some kind. The smooth end might have been put into a sleeve in armor plate to provide vision...

Military History: PA 236 San Franciso WW 2, USS Bronx APA-236
USS Bronx APA-236: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. The ship in the photographs that you have is the USS Bronx APA-236, a Haskell Class Attack Transport. I would be very interested in obtaining an image of the entire ship, as well as any FACTS that you possess about...

Military History: Patton's Troop Ship To Northwest Africa, Operation TORCH
Operation TORCH: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed I would like to know the name of the troop ship, that General Patton was on, going to North Africa. Respectfully, the vessel that Major General George S. Patton, Jr. sailed to Fedala, Morocco upon...

Military History: PFC Joseph Magliano, 169th Infantry Regiment, Connecticut National Guard
169th Infantry Regiment, Connecticut National Guard: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed My dad was a combat.......for overseas in Oct. 1942. The following are the facts as per the troop transport convoy that transported the 43rd Infantry Division (the 169th Infantry Regiment, Connecticut...

Military History: Question about my Dad's Enlisted Records, army of occupation, sheridan illinois
army of occupation, sheridan illinois, fort sheridan: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. Please understand the context of my reply; combat in the ETO (European Theater of Operation) ended May 8, 1945. Combat in the PTO (Pacific Theater of Operation) ended September 2, 1945. Box #4 Anti-Aircraft...

Military History: shell caseings, gun m1, british tanks
gun m1, british tanks, boot sale: Greetings From you description I would have to say you have shells for a British 6 pound gun or the US Army 57 mm Gun M1. 1942 is the year of manufacture. Your shells were designed for antitank work. The 6 pound was used as a towed antitank gun and used...

Military History: shell casing, artillery shell, world war 1
artillery shell, world war 1, canon de 75: Greetings You have a shell from a French 75mm Cannon also called Canon de 75 modèle 1897. A very common World War 1 weapon. M 75 D E C is the model and millimeter of the shell. ASCo. Is the company that built the shell. 11 L 17 are inventory control numbers....

Military History: ships returning from ETO in 1945, 135th Engineer Copmbat Battalion, USS West Point AP-23
135th Engineer Copmbat Battalion, USS West Point AP-23: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed According to a New York newspaper article.......departed the ETO on 11/9/1945. May I ask, what are the last set of dates, horizontally, in Box #36 on page two of your father s Discharge Documents?...

Military History: Tiger 007, drive sprockets, tiger tanks
drive sprockets, tiger tanks, armor protection: Greetings Sounds like a fun project. The tank tracks were removed soon after the tank was destroyed. Tank tracks were welded to the front to Allied and Germans tanks as extra armor protection also the Germans many have picked up the tracks to be reused...

Military History: Transport by ship early 1945, RMS Queen Elizabeth
RMS Queen Elizabeth: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Respectfully, I do little research as per British & Commonwealth Military Personnel. Lack of access to unit records, certainly not a prejudice on my part. Having typed that, I will share with you what FACTS I do...

Military History: USS Monticello AP-61, USS Monticello AP-61
USS Monticello AP-61: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. It will be my pleasure to assist you. Please understand my response, these are NOT all the voyages of the USS Monticello AP-61 in the timeframe your requested. These are only the voyages I have FACTS about. I...

Military History: wanting to know Uncle, I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File)
I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File): Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. Since you are wishing to obtain FACTS about your uncle who perished during the SECOND WORLD WAR, I suggest you obtain his I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File). There is no fee, but the wait is 3-5 months...

Military History: West Prussia (Austro Prussian War), austro prussian war, v army corps
austro prussian war, v army corps, franco prussian war: Dear Karen, In the 1860s, the Prussian Army had their troops organized into military Kreise or Circles, which were based throughout the Kingdom of Prussia. Each Kreise or Circles became an army group headquarters and was concentrated in the main...

Military History: World War 2, troop carrier command, troop carrier group
troop carrier command, troop carrier group, rms aquitania: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good manners NEVER go out of style. In your question you typed that your grandfather left the US on May 10, 1943 from New York but doesn t know which ship...

Military History: WW 2 ship departures during 1943, gourock scotland, swansea wales
gourock scotland, swansea wales, m p company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed I was a little confused on your.......based on the dates I gave you? Based upon the information you provided, I provided all the FACTS available to me. In your follow-up you typed Also...

Military History: WWI Bayonet, kaiser wilhelm ii, haenel suhl
kaiser wilhelm ii, haenel suhl, propaganda coup: Tevor: The butcher bayonet was the most numerous one used in WWI. It came in several versions, the most notorious being the sawback version issued to engineering regiments. The Sawback, if you have it on yours, was a propaganda coup for the Allies,...

Military History: WWII Air Force pin, collar pins, collar device
collar pins, collar device, gold ribbon: Hello Riley , from what I can see in the photo , it appears to be what is commonly called a sweetheart pin, during the war a lot of pins were copied after military types and made for the guys to buy for thier girlfriends, wives to send home as a gift for...

Military History: WWII Corpman Uniform Top, navy corpsman, shoulder seam
navy corpsman, shoulder seam, hash marks: Hello Dee, well to be honest I don t know much about corpman uniforms as they re not avaiation related , but I can suggest a good site if you have a photo/s of it you can post it on and it should get you some answers about the uniform, it a free site to register...

Military History: 202nd Ordnance Depot Company, 202nd Ordnance Depot Company
202nd Ordnance Depot Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. You wish to learn more about the 202nd Ordnance Depot Company during the period January 19th (God s Birthday) & March 13, 1945. Assigned to the 86th Ordnance Battalion, US First Army, the 202nd was kept quite busy...

Military History: Adak 1943, New Jersey National Guard
New Jersey National Guard: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. Respectfully, I could find no New Jersey National Guard Unit that participated in the Aleutian Islands Campaign (June 3, 1942-August 24, 1943). I could be in error, & if so I apologize. Yes there was a fire...

Military History: ammo WW1, high powered hunting rifles, elephant guns
high powered hunting rifles, elephant guns, world war 1: Greetings From your data this sounds like 1917 production of.375 ammunition. This was used in a large variety of rifles. This round would have been in rifles sometimes called elephant guns. During World War 1 many countries used high powered hunting rifles...

Military History: bullet, 20mm cannon, cumbria england
20mm cannon, cumbria england, world war 2: Greetings Glad to help. You have casing from a Swiss Oerlikon 20mm cannon. This cannon was used both on ships and aircraft. It was a very popular antiaircraft weapon with the US, British and Canadian navies. A version of the weapon was used on the Spitfire,...

Military History: Civil War to modern day military medicine, medical changes, military medicine
medical changes, military medicine, civil war war between the states: Dear Maria, I m not an expert of military medicine of the American Civil War (War between the States) - I m a Swede living in Sweden. So I do recommend that you turn to an American expert here. Good luck! You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Military History: Definition, gravestone inscriptions, ww2 forum
gravestone inscriptions, ww2 forum, acronym lists: Hi Lynn Thanks for the question. I checked my resources and several websites that have acronym lists from WW2 and drew a blank, however I did see the same acronym on a few gravestone inscriptions. I posted your question on a WW2 forum. I hopefully...

Military History: bullet
Military History: bullet

Military History: Records of Battlefield Commission, combat action ribbon, combat journal
Military History: Records of Battlefield Commission, combat action ribbon, combat journal, battalion commander

Military History: Father's role in WW 2, e mail address, oral history interview
e mail address, oral history interview, class usps: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. In it you typed Is there a way I can scan & send my fathers DD212 [sic] to you for clarification of his WWII role? You are welcome to photocopy your father s four page Discharge Documents (DD-214 is a post-WW...

Military History: Found Item..., south korean soldiers, target features
south korean soldiers, target features, live fire training: Greetings This is a figure of a North Korean soldier. There is a company that makes plastic targets that is very similar to one you found, but not the same. I have included a link. This was most likely used by South Korean soldiers for target practice...

Military History: Gas Mask, world war 2, gas masks
world war 2, gas masks, gas mask: Greetings You have a pre World War 2 civilian gas mask made for the citizens of Great Britain. Before World War 2 the British were worried about the Germans using gas or chemical weapons on cities. So a massive effort was under taken to make millions...

Military History: Grandfather's military personnel file, 1262nd Engineer Combat Battalion
1262nd Engineer Combat Battalion: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good manners NEVER go out of style. In your question you typed I am writing to.......my grandfathers personnel records. It is illegal for me to even submit...

Military History: ID of ammo stored in Malinta Tunnel/Corregidor LIFE Magazine photo, life magazine photo, artillery shells
life magazine photo, artillery shells, artillery positions: Greetings I am glad to help. I enjoyed the discussion on your forum. From what I can see these look like large artillery shells for a M1905 6 inch gun. On Corregidor there were several fixed mortar and tube artillery positions for a large variety of weapons....

Military History: identify/date German uniform, expert profile, time jane
expert profile, time jane, time frame: Sorry Jane, your photo did not arrive. Please do send it again and I ll discuss it with my friend Lt. Col. S. Bojerud. When did she arrive in America from Germany? I ask so we have some kind of time frame at all. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Military History: identify and date photo--German soldier, german soldier, great grandmother
german soldier, great grandmother, expert profile: Thanks! Your pictures have arrived OK. Please see my previous reply tonight. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of questions there. Please note: NEW...

Military History: identify and date photo--German soldier, german soldier, great grandmother
german soldier, great grandmother, expert profile: Thanks! Like the others (4 in total) your picture has arrived OK. Please see my previous answers of tonight. You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH There is no limit to the number of...

Military History: identify and date photo--German soldier, th infantry regiment, imperial german army
th infantry regiment, imperial german army, field artillery regiment: That someone IS from France does not surprise me! The connection with Strasbourg (a charming city, I have been there many times, my parents best friends were a French diplomatic family that spent 20 years in Sweden - from around 1940 to around 1960, from...

Military History: indentify/date German uniform, e mail address, expert profile
e mail address, expert profile, german uniform: You probably have to start from the beginning again and send it as a NEW question. Do not forget to hit that button! For obvious reasons I NEVER post my private e-mail address here. And since I m retired there is no professional e-mail address. But please...

Military History: Information of soldier who served in 44th HQ division, stone cutters, kloepfer
stone cutters, kloepfer, horrell: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Have you obtained Mr. Kloepfer s I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File)? If not, please inform me that you have not. Also, please provide me with the County & State Mr. Kloepfer resided in when he enter...

Military History: ladder bars, 250, 750, & 2000 hours, ground observer corps, airforce magazine
ground observer corps, airforce magazine, army air force: Hello Jon, These “Hour Bars” were awarded by the Army Air Force to those who were involved with the Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) part of the United States Observer Ground Corps (GOC). The people who performed these duties were all civilians who were...

Military History: looking for a book, 901st Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenence Company
901st Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenence Company: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good manners NEVER go out of style. As to a unit history of the 901st Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company, first a bit about the history of the...

Military History: Plate from Fletcher 5" gun turret, navy guns, world war 2
navy guns, world war 2, gun turret: Greetings You have a part of the targeting system to a 5 inch gun. The notch allows the gun to be aimed from the turret which is open site or from a gun director. By World War 2 many ships had centralized gunnery stations which was useful when targeting...

Military History: question about a WWII Russian knife, army colors, tank destroyers
army colors, tank destroyers, leather scabbard: Greetings Indeed the Germans used Soviet equipment from blades, guns, artillery, tanks and anything else. The Germans were not really prepared to invade the Soviet Union and Hitler nickel and dimed the Army. To make up for loses and to better deal with...

Military History: Records of Battlefield Commission, field artillery battalion, matthew ridgway
field artillery battalion, matthew ridgway, lt colonel: Dear Terry, You should contact the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and request the divisional records of the units he was attached to during the time period in question. These records are very detailed and should answer your questions in...

Military History: Remington 03-a3, gunsmith, exact answer
gunsmith, exact answer, remington: Greetings You have a fantastic rifle. You are correct the 03-a3 used a Parkersied finish. A refinished stock is going to lower the value a little, but a gunsmith is going to have to take a look to give you an exact answer. A rough guess as to worth is...

Military History: Replacement Training Centers, armored infantry battalion, lt colonel
armored infantry battalion, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Darrell, I apologise for not getting back to you sooner but I have just gotten back from Washington D.C. Here is the answer to your questions: *Leesville, Louisiana or Ft. Knox (Louisville, Kentucky) I hope this helps and May God Bless-Lt....

Military History: shell, iowa class battleships, mothball fleet
iowa class battleships, mothball fleet, reserve fleet: Can you send me a picture? From the sounds of it, without seeing it, it is probably a 5 inch naval cartridge, from the standard 5 /38 caliber gun used in WWII and up to the 1980 s when the last were retired from Active service. Some mothball fleet, Naval...

Military History: Synthetic fuel used during WW2, luftwaffe experten message board, army air forces
luftwaffe experten message board, army air forces, unit emblem: Hello Denise, sorry but this question is a little out of my area of knowledge , i work in the military aviation unit emblem area of WW2 , I can suggest a site or two that you ll probably have much better success at getting good replies to, they are as follows...

Military History: trends in land navigation, jeff kinard, globalsecurity org
jeff kinard, globalsecurity org, artillery guns: Greetings It would be an honor to help. I would contact the companies that make artillery targeting systems. One of the Best is Rockwell Collins. I do have a link to them below. Another one is BAE systems; again I have included a link. There are 2 books...

Military History: Troop Transport via RMS Queen Elizabeth Or Queen Mary, RMS Queen Mary
RMS Queen Mary: Happy Holidays, I am so pleased to have a follow-up from you. Hopefully this response will help to clarify & not muddy the waters further. The operative date & troop ship is January 31, 1945 & RMS Queen Mary. The following are the facts...

Military History: world war 2 history of what if's, world war 2, world war 2 history
world war 2, world war 2 history, army command: Greetings It would depend upon where they attacked. The Soviets had a huge army but it was slow to move. Any aggressive movement towards the Germans would have been detected. The Germans were quite skilled at moving their tank and armored forces by train....

Military History: WW 2 Badge identification, engineer combat battalion, pat dobbs
engineer combat battalion, pat dobbs, port of embarkation: Dear Mrs. Dobbs, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed I remember my Mother donating to the National WWII Memorial, so I googled that, & came up with that information. Respectfully, where did your mother obtain the information that she donated...

Military History: 134th AAA Gun Battalion, 134th AAA Gun Battalion
134th AAA Gun Battalion: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed Can you help me identify who Colonel Israel was and later you typed Major Israel is one mystery . Respectfully, was he a Major, Lieutenant Colonel of full Colonel? Also, a First Name & Middle...

Military History: 141st aaa gun bn info request, aaa gun, allexperts
aaa gun, allexperts, horrell: Good Day, Thank you for your question. I have the individual in question name. It is Mike Burelson. I hope that it is OK with AllExperts to provide you with this name. I have no knowledge of where he lives in the USA, nor anyway for me to contact him...

Military History: 1885th Engineer Aviation Battalion, Meritorious Unit Commendation
Meritorious Unit Commendation: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. May I suggest that you refer to my previous reply as per the 1885th Engineer Aviation Battalion on October 5, 2011. That will illustrate to you the quantity of FACTS I have about the unit. In your question you...

Military History: 1927 5" 51 Cal, dual purpose gun, cg cutters
dual purpose gun, cg cutters, secondary armament: Robert: A little clarification. Everything you your reported is accurate. The 5 inch is the bore diameter of the gun. The Navy reports barrel length in calibers, which is the length in is the bore diameters or 51 X 5 or 255 inches or 21 feet .25...

Military History: 25 combat missions, bomb squadron, midair collision
bomb squadron, midair collision, bombardment group: Most likely they were short enough people to fill up the crew for thier aircraft , if not enough replacements arrived in time, missions had to be flown with short crews, in case of needing the other gun being manned sometimes the radio operator or another...

Military History: 334th infantry regiment company E ?, Company E, 334th Infantry Regiment
Company E, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division: Good Day, Thank you so much for your question. It is a pleasure to help you. The list of names you typed were men assigned to Company E, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division. You already knew the answer, I just helped to confirm it for...

Military History: 703 ENGR and 407 ENGR BN Italy, meritorious unit commendation, livorno italy
meritorious unit commendation, livorno italy, service battalion: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. As to the troop ship that took the Veteran overseas. It was a HUGE convoy, so I will send you the list of the troop ships in the convoy when I send you the other photocopies. You do NOT need to send me a SASE....

Military History: Albert S Kelley, american theater ribbon, presidential unit citation
american theater ribbon, presidential unit citation, 43rd infantry division: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. When I have provided someone with the name of a troop ship that their loved one was a passenger upon, it is after I have obtained three separate sources for FACTS about the particular voyage, one a Primary...

Military History: American Tactics before WWII, national guard divisions, theodore roosvelt
national guard divisions, theodore roosvelt, volunteer cavalry: Noah: Interesting question. First thing you have to understand is the makeup of the US military during that period. Look at the wars we were involved in from the Civil War to WWI. Only one comes to mind, the Spanish American War. What tactics did...

Military History: APO 15259, APO, New Caledonia
APO, New Caledonia, New Hebrides: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good Manners NEVER go out of style. As to APO 15259, it would be my pleasure to assist you. San Francisco, CA was the port that APO 15259 departed from,...

Military History: Army 741st Railway Operating Battalion - WW2, liege belgium, hanover germany
liege belgium, hanover germany, concentration camps: Dear Ms., Thank You for your question. In it you typed I too would like to know.......in particular, went through. All the FACTS I have as per the 741st Railway Operating Battalion were provided in the reply to Rachael . In your question...

Military History: bayonets, martini enfield, enfield bayonets
martini enfield, enfield bayonets, enfield rifles: The first one is the US Mk II Utility Knife. It is of the same pattern as the Marine Corp K-bar fighting knife, but with a blakelite scabbard, where the K-Bar had a leather one. The Mark I was in a leather scabbard with a more conventional blade pattern...

Military History: Book, plastic surgery techniques, scrub typhus
plastic surgery techniques, scrub typhus, invasion of russia: Jackie: I don t know of a book, but there are articles: http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Tech-Culture/2008/0619/built-for-battle-but-perfect-in-peacetime Features: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/waging-war/a-new-generation/the-military-invented-the-internet-what-next-1.html?play...

Military History: Close-range wound patterns for early 19th-century RMLs, muzzle loading guns, carbine rifle
muzzle loading guns, carbine rifle, coach gun: Gil: It had always been my impression that the blunderbusses were made with the flared barrel, more to facilitate loading than to impart any additional spread to the pattern when fired. The blunderbusses were a close quarter weapon to be sure, but think...

Military History: Who would you consider the "good guys" in WW1?, world war 1, subjective matter
world war 1, subjective matter, good guys: There is no such thing as good guys , only bad guys , badder guys , and baddest guys . In short, human beings. No one can judge the character of individual soldiers who have long since died; which nations are good or bad is largely a subjective...

Military History: Dad's unit and ship embarkation, straits of gibraltar, discharge documents
straits of gibraltar, discharge documents, naples italy: Dear Sir, Departure Date: October 4, 1945 Departure Location: Southampton, England Troop Ship: RMS Queen Elizabeth Arrival Date: October 10, 1945 Arrival Location: New York Port of...

Military History: Army 741st Railway Operating Battalion - WW2
Military History: Army 741st Railway Operating Battalion - WW2

Military History: NY's 79th Regiment Co. E (May to Dec. 61) Co. D thereafter until
Military History: NY's 79th Regiment Co. E (May to Dec. 61) Co. D thereafter until

Military History: Ordinance - Shell Casing
Military History: Ordinance - Shell Casing

Military History: Father's Information, 385th AAA Auto-Weapons Battalion, RMS Aquitania
385th AAA Auto-Weapons Battalion, RMS Aquitania: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed he shipped on 29 Jan 44 from USA and arrived in Scotland 6 Feb 44. Departure Date: January 29, 1944 Departure Location: New York Port of Embarkation Troop Ship: RMS Aquitania Arrival...

Military History: father's maintenance company, ordnance medium maintenance company, personnel records center
ordnance medium maintenance company, personnel records center, gerald astor: Dear Jeff, The list of names of soldiers in his unit can be obtained from Morning Reports which can be located at the Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri and the Modern Military Section of the National Archives in Washington, D.C....

Military History: Flakvisier 35 Abkommkammer Film, gun camera footage, world war 2
gun camera footage, world war 2, antiaircraft artillery: Greetings A fascinating find. A Flakvisier was a gun site for German antiaircraft guns. It would have value to a museum the National World War 2 Museum in New Orleans takes film donations. As to monetary value it would depend on the shape of film; some...

Military History: Grandfathers WW2 History., engineer combat battalion, jason corliss
engineer combat battalion, jason corliss, pittston maine: Dear Jason, The 401st Engineer Combat Battalion was formed in Borgo di Basono, Italy from the 1st Battalion, 19th Engineer Regiment on 1 March 1945. It is credited with the following campaigns: North Apennines and Po Valley. The unit left Hampton...

Military History: Identify French Military Uniform, louis napoleon bonaparte, schuylkill county pennsylvania
louis napoleon bonaparte, schuylkill county pennsylvania, postcard home: Sorry, I do not know it. But I will ask my friend Lt. Col. S. Bojerud. He has a wide knowledge of this subject. If he knows anything I ll come back to you. OK? You can also reach me at: http://www.liveperson.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?gsBMQvSJ0S4K1haAm6AtH...

Military History: Information on My Dad's WW 2 Service, 4th Armored Division, Pine Camp
4th Armored Division, Pine Camp: Dear Sir, Thank You for your question. The first location I suggest you contact for additional records on the 4th Armored Division is: US Army Heritage & Education Center Carlisle Barracks PA 17013-5050 http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.cfm...

Military History: Military History-WW 2, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed I would be greatly interested.......bring them to our meet. Already printed. In your follow-up you typed How would I find out if.......of the Army of Occupation. That was something...

Military History: Military History- WW 2, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. It would be an honor to meet you also. You have my mailing address, which is about all ALLExperts graciously allows me to place on their web site. Please send me a post card via First Class USPS with your...

Military History: Musket South Africa, east india company, rifled musket
east india company, rifled musket, percussion cap: Yeah, it makes sense. You might have him try to measure the interior bore diameter. I would guess it is probably about .50 to .60 caliber. The barrel pinning was used on older commercial guns. I have built several black powder replica guns and that is...

Military History: NY's 79th Regiment Co. E (May to Dec. 61) Co. D thereafter until, civil war expert, civil war service
civil war expert, civil war service, green wood cemetery: I am not a Civil War expert, but I did a bit of searching, including on two huge on-line newspaper databases (the Library of Congress s Chronicling America and genealogybank.com for Vanderbeck and didn t come up with anything. My only suggestion would...

Military History: Ordinance - Shell Casing, rim diameter, consignment shop
rim diameter, consignment shop, inch diameter: Barry: I m stumped on this one. The 8.5 inch diameter you report, comes out to 216 mm a decidedly odd diameter for a field piece. I cannot find anything listed for that diameter nor the 8.5 inch. It could be that the cartridge was originally longer with...

Military History: Report of seperation, ordnance battalion, ordnance company
ordnance battalion, ordnance company, hand to hand combat: Kathy: Your dad served in the Asia Pacific Theater (APT) which included New Guinea-Australia. I can find no reference to the 67th Ordnance Company, there was a 67th Ordnance Battalion in Italy. Most independent battalions had a number, and were attached...

Military History: shell casing, oliver hazard perry class frigates, brass shell
oliver hazard perry class frigates, brass shell, oliver hazard perry: Greetings You have a shell to an Oto 76 mm gun. This Italian designed weapon is a naval gun used by over 50 navies all over the world including the US Navy on the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates. Your shell was made in early 1994. 76X636 refers to...

Military History: Ship taken to Europe, rms queen elizabeth, santa barbara arrival
rms queen elizabeth, santa barbara arrival, port of embarkation: Dear Sir, Thank You for your follow-up. In it you typed Regarding the Normandy Campaign, do the.......qualify for having participated in that campaign? Yes. Good Luck with your quest. Respectfully, Richard V. Horrell ...

Military History: South African troops landing 1941 Egypt, ships name, isle de france
ships name, isle de france, african troops: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. My data base mainly deals with US Forces traveling overseas & returning to the USA, 1941-1947. What you are asking is a bit beyond my data base, but I will try. Would you be so kind as to reply to a few queries?...

Military History: South Pacific Americal Div. WW 2, americal div, ww 2
americal div, ww 2, discharge documents: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In a follow-up, please send me ALL THE DATES in Box #36 on page two of your father s Discharge Documents. I will see what FACTS I have to share with you. Americal Division, I AM IMPRESSED!!! Respectfully,...

Military History: What technologies played the most important roles in World War II, cavity magnetron, world war ii
cavity magnetron, world war ii, guided weapons: Greetings First off the Japanese Zero cost between 40,000 and 50,000 US dollars to produce. Different companies built the Zero in different models with different engines. Just over 10,000 Zeros were built by the time the war ended in 1945. World War...

Military History: Theron A Corliss, engineer combat battalion, ft devens mass
engineer combat battalion, ft devens mass, pittston maine: Try this website for the 401st: http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php?showtopic=1960 As for the replacement battalion, I couldn t find much. You might want to go to the web site of the Army Center of Military History http://history.army.mil...

Military History: Troop Ships, troop ships, horrell
troop ships, horrell, ww 2: Dear Sir, Thank You for your follow-up. In it you typed In one of your responses you.......this a common occurance [sic]? Yes. In your follow-up you typed do you have any information concerning the units on the troop ships? Yes....

Military History: Unit awards for MAG-11 and MAG-12, marine air group, usmc history
marine air group, usmc history, marine veteran: I recommend you contact the USMC History Division. The web site is www.history.usmc.mil If you have trouble navigating, I have a phone number for their library staff, who are very helpful. I d include it, but I m traveling and have that info in my office....

Military History: WW 2, 10th Armored Div., 20th Armored Infantry Battalion, armored infantry battalion, havertown pa
armored infantry battalion, havertown pa, george e koskimaki: Dear Sir, Thank You for your follow-up. Due to the nature of the evolution of the defense of Bastogne, it is sometimes difficult to keep a precise tab on every man or vehicle within the goose egg. CCB, 10th Armored Division was within the goose...

Military History: WW 2, APO 322
APO 322: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. The following are all the FACTS I have per your question. The 214th Signal Depot Company participated in the following Campaigns during WW 2: New Guinea: January 24, 1943-December 31, 1944 Luzon: ...

Military History: WW 2 Army Nurse, Army Nurse Corps
Army Nurse Corps: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. In it you typed I ve read on wikipedia that the Nurse Corp [sic] required an ASR of 71 for early discharge after VE Day. Since the internet deals with information & I provide facts unless otherwise indicated...

Military History: WW 2 dump truck/engineer units, 12th army group, engineer dump truck company
12th army group, engineer dump truck company, petroleum distribution: Dear Ms., Thank You for your question. Just so we are clear about the context of my reply, without a photocopy of your grandfather s Discharge Documents in hand for me to research from, I can only provide you with FACTS as per the units you listed....

Military History: WW 2 info about my grandfather, Discharge Documents
Discharge Documents: Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. No, these are not Discharge Documents. Page two of your grandfather s Discharge Documents has the following printed in the lower left hand corner: WD AGO FORM 53-55 1 November 1944 There are...

Military History: WWI artillery shell?, caliber machine guns, artillery shell
caliber machine guns, artillery shell, browning automatic rifle: Lou: Just a quick glance tells me it is from the famous 75 mm field gun produced by the french. The Brits labeled their guns in pounds. Like the 16 pdr field gun. This was carried over from the solid shot cannon days and did not end until after WWII....

Military History: WWII Pin, need to know the name, enfield rifles, lance corporal
enfield rifles, lance corporal, johnny p: Hello Andrew, from your discription of the pin , they sound like US Marine Corps , and they would be Lance Corporal insignia , the stripe has point going upward I assume and the crossed enfield rifles under the arch of the stripe, if so that is your insignia...

Military History: 2Lt. Donald V. Rose
It s possible. He might also have been wounded during one of the many air attacks and/or shore bombardment. If he was awarded the Purple Heart (He should have been), it will probably say in the Citation how he was wounded and possibly the nature of the...

Military History: 365th Army Combat Engineers, 365th Engineer General Service Regiment
365th Engineer General Service Regiment: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. In the subject area you typed 365th Army Combat Engineers . I assume (something I am loathed to do) this is the unit that your father was assigned to while serving in the ETO. Would you be so kind as to provide...

Military History: AAF General Orders
Hello Darryl, thank you for your question to me, I have to apologize as this is an area outside of what I really work in, my area is more in the line of the emblem/s and their designs,variations,colors etc. But I can suggest a contact that should be able...

Military History: Civil War ? Drummer boy?
The bayonet looks to be from that era. There should be markers marks on it. Bayonets looked that well over 100 years. You compare them here. BTW do not clean it in any way. You have appraised a Militaria dealer. http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/socket_bayonets/sockets_p5.htm...

Military History: the days leading to Normandy
Greetings The US and its allies had thousands of troops all over the world not just at Normandy. The US was very busy in the Pacific fighting Japan. The US invaded Saipan on June 15, 1944. Also the US, Great Britain and Canada had a massive Army in Italy...

Military History: My fathers WW 2 travels
Good Day, The 204th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Auto-Weapons Battalion arrived in Normandy, June 19-25, 1944. I am 90% sure the 204th landed across OMAHA Beach. To possibly learn additional facts about the 204th I suggest you contact: ...

Military History: Grandfather in Law WW 2 Service, 80th Infantry Division
80th Infantry Division: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question about your late Grandfather in Law. In it you typed that you would like to learn more about his role during WWII . To do so, I suggest that you begin your research for FACTS by obtaining a photocopy of your...

Military History: info on 448th Signal Heavy Construction Battalion
Good Day, Regrettably, I have few facts to share with you. The 448th Signal Heavy Construction Battalion participated in the following Campaigns while in the ETO during WW 2. Normandy June 6-July 24, 1944 Northern France July 25-September...

Military History: question about the US III army corps
Dear Mr. Veli-Matti, You can contact the U.S. Army Center of Military History at www.history.army.mil and then go to the upper right hand corner and click on Contact CMH. This will put you on another screen to make your request to CMH....

Military History: Swedish Military Aid to Egypt
You are quite right about AG-42 (a semiautomatic rifle presented in 1942 and in many ways similar to the American Garrand). You are also right about the bayonet. It is also not the only example. The Egyptians were permitted not only to license produce the...

Military History: trying to identify a shell casing
Cloe: Yes it would be brass. It would be considered Cold War era. The useful measurment would be diameter, rather than circumference. The diameter determines the size bore of the gun that fired it. The British Army today has moved to larger bore weapons,...

Military History: WW1 artillery case
Ricardo: Not sure if what you have is a MinenWerfer round or not. Here is what they looked like. http://www.rjmilitaria.com/rj045.htm The fuze looks more like the ones the British used. I don t see the rifleing band on the bottom unless the lower...

Military History: Ww2 Japanese bayonet
Greetings You have a Type 30 Bayonet for a Type 99 rifle. Our bayonet was a late war production and not up to the standards of 1930s made bayonet for the type 99 rifle. US troops picked this bayonets up by the thousands after the war. A nice blade but...

Military History: WWII
Sorry to be just answering this, but I didn t get the usual email from ALLExperts till last night. Just doing a little Google searching I saw that the 979th MP Company was in England (perhaps Sussex) and later in Weisbaden, Germany. Here s a blog post...

Military History: 202nd engineer combat bat.
It appears the 202nd landed at Normandy on D-Day and took part in many actions in France and Germany in the last year of the war. Here s a URL with a plaque that might be of interest: http://cherrieswriter.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/book-fair-chicago2.jpg?w=450...

Military History: 6inch naval shell
Greeting The MK 4 on your shell casing refers to Cartridge Case Type and meant it had a full charge of propellant. Six inch guns sometimes fired projectiles with less propellant these were called Mark 4 Modified. Sadly your shell is not worth a great...

Military History: Acronyms on WWII Discharge
Shirley: Component: AUS Army of the United States Arm of Service: CAC Coastal Artillery Corp Here is a little history of that branch of arms. http://www.cdsg.org/CACunits.htm Until aircraft proved they could sink ships at sea, our primary...

Military History: APO Information
Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. APO 9883 had its mail processed through the New York Port of Embarkation. Located at Algeria, North Africa, the date APO 9883 opened was March 2, 1944. APO 9883 was termed a Temporary APO, used generally for...

Military History: artellery
Shirley: You might have the wrong impression about what a Height Finder Observer actually did. The military needs a lot of specialists. The Adult Vocational Technical Educational system, or Votech system at community colleges sprang from the system...

Military History: CIB/Armor
Greetings You are part of a small group, but some Armor Offices and enlisted did get CIB for their services in Vietnam. During the Vietnam Conflict, any officer whose basic branch is other than Infantry who, under appropriate orders, has commanded a line...

Military History: My Father's WW 2 Service
Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Regrettably, the following are the only facts I could obtain about the 280th Field Artillery Battalion: December 12 & 30, 1944 Assigned to XVI Corps, Ninth Army February 6-March 12, 1945 Attached...

Military History: german uniform
Hello, I m no expert on German items , sorry , but I have a suggestion what they may be , I m thinking some sort of riding equiptment for the Horse type soldiers the German army had , I would suggest you try these sites(Forums) and a photo would also help...

Military History: Military history
Even though the U.S. won the war fairly easily, there were many weaknesses in the military, primarily the Army. There were big supply problems, including shortages of ammunition and medical supplies. We had a small standing army that was not ready for big-time...

Military History: Navajo Code Talkers in WWII
Hi Max, This is an ironic question. I was 8 rows away from 6 of the living original 29 Navajo Code Talkers at the Grand Ole Opry on Nov 9th. What the code talkers did was use their native language which was basically undocumented to send coded info from...

Military History: Old Ammo Box
Greeting I have seen c697 before; it is ammunition for a M30 Mortar. So you have a 1984 box that was filled with Mortar rounds. As to the artist on the box I am not certain but I have found the contact information for the company in question. I would...

Military History: Recruitment and Training Out of Milwaukee
Darrell: Sorry about the delay. I could not find much more than what you have already as regards his stateside deployment. Here is something you might find interesting. If you use the JP2 link under the image you can download and save it. ...

Military History: Troop Transports, Yokohama
Yokohama: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed Can you identify either of these two ships? departed San Francisco for Yokohama in May 1946 . Departure Date: May 22, 1946 Departure Location: San Francisco Port of Embarkation Troop...

Military History: WW 2 1282nd Engineer Combat Battalion, SS Lurline
SS Lurline: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. The dates you provided are greatly appreciated. My suggestion for where the 1282nd Engineer Combat Battalion served in the ETO is to contact: US Army Heritage & Education Center 950 Soldiers Dr...

Military History: WW 2 troop transport
Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed would like to find out more.......after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The following is what I believe you are referring to: Departure Date: December 6, 1941 Departure Location: San...

Military History: 106th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, KY National Guard, RMS Aquitania
RMS Aquitania: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed My father-in-law was attached to the 106th Battery B (by way of the 123 Cavalry KYNG) for the duration of WWII. If your father-in-law was attached to the 106th would you be so kind as to...

Military History: 202nd Engineer Combat Battalion
Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. The best source for the FACTS of what the 202nd Engineer Combat Battalion did during WW 2 is to obtain a copy (or photocopy) of the unit history: 202 Engineer Combat Battalion by Henry J. Phillips...

Military History: 530th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion
Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed I m working on.......two field guns on it. Respectfully, I do not understand your question. In your question you typed Looking to see how.......the Washington National Guard. ...

Military History: 573rd AAA from WW 2, my grandfather.
Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed Any information you could give me about him would be GREAT! It would be my pleasure. Please send to me via First Class USPS a photocopy of your grandfather s Discharge Documents, which are...

Military History: 719th Railway Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps
Hello Neighbor, Thank you for your question. It would be my pleasure to provide you with FACTS as per the 719th Railway Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps during WW 2. Activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, September 1, 1942 with assets...

Military History: Americam Campaign Medal WWII and Victory Medal WWII
Hello Nancy , I am sorry but this isn t really my area of knowledge , I work more in the area of aviation unit emblems , but I can suggest a couple of sites that may be able to help you . US Militaria Forum IACMC Militaria Forum Military History Online.com...

Military History: ammo box
Greetings You have a box for 105mm ammunition. The US Army used 105mm as artillery as late as the Vietnam War. Most modern Artillery in the US arsenal is 155MM. After World War 2 surplus US artillery such as the M2 were sold to countries all over the...

Military History: Bronze Stars
Dear Chad, You can go to 83rdinfdivdocs.org and they will have a list of the following documents in regard to the 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division: *Special Orders *After Action Reports *Unit Journals *Various Links You...

Military History: surgical mask, world war one
Military History: surgical mask, world war one

Military History: WWI uniform and
Military History: WWI uniform and

Military History: wwII
Military History: wwII

Military History: Farris, John L. #35 841 015 WW 2
Dear Ms., Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed I corresponded with you 2 years ago. Respectfully, I do not recall my correspondence with you. Two years is quite a long time for me, & I have had some serious health issues in 2013. Memory...

Military History: instrument of surrender with japan
My guess is that since it is a GPO document, copies were given to government agencies (the National Archives, Library of Congress, the Defense Department and State Department, among them), and it also was made available to the public for sale. That s the typical...

Military History: P-38 at HPO 948
Hello Aaron, I believe the P-38 in the photo may be an early one of Col .Charles MacDonald s Putt Putt Maru aircraft , his aircraft had the 100 early on-on the nose and later moved to the engine cowling , the HPO I believe is actually APO , it usually...

Military History: Question about a very large bullet
Steve: First, it isn t a bullet. It is a projectile. Bullets are fired from firearms, rifles, pistols etc. What you have is an artillery projectile. It looks to be a 75mm projectile (approx 2.9 ) in diameter. I might be German, French or British....

Military History: red lights
Richard: My closest associations with subs was touring the Carvallo in Galveston, and attending law school with a former guidance tech on a Boomer. Having said that, what I have been able to find might answer the question. Some of the reasons given are...

Military History: Segregation in the Military
Hi, The order required federal agencies and departments involved with defense production to ensure that vocational and training programs were administered without discrimination as to race, creed, color, or national origin. All defense contracts were to...

Military History: Service Medal Issued, USAT Borinquen
USAT Borinquen: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed that your father was authorized a bronze star on his area ribbon for something that happened during that time. The area ribbon you describe is the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign...

Military History: South Pacific Base Command Drawing
Hi Tom, Because of the island hopping just the year to match it up. The only place I could find an HQ for that unit was in 1945 on Okinawa. There should be a unit history at the Ensenhower Library in Abilene, KS. http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov Should...

Military History: Strange rocket/missile.
Greetings What is in the picture is a LOB bomb also called an improvised Rocket Assisted Mortar/Munitions (IRAM). Basically using propane filled with explosives and metal pieces, a crude type of Mortar or rocket is made. These were used against US Forces...

Military History: surgical mask, world war one
Honestly, this is the first time I hear about these things and see them. Before you asked I was not aware that they exist. I know nothing about them but there is somewhere in the US a museum of military medical history. The Pentagon must know where it is and...

Military History: I think I have a ww2 Japanese officer dagger wanting to know if it is real or fake
Greetings One question, how long is the blade? If it is 30 cementers or less it is a Tanto blade. This is a short sword If it is longer than 30 centimeters or 12 inches it is a wakizashi blade Please take care of it this is a piece of real history....

Military History: U.S. military in Iraq
I am not an expert on that. Doing a bit of on-line searching, I found this article from the Guardian that has comments from a dozen experts on modern Iraq. Perhaps you could contact one of them. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/feb/19/iraq.artsandhumanitie...

Military History: War of 1812
Dear Patti, You can go to the following sites: *The Library Of Virginia Soldiers Of The War Of 1812 www.lva.virginia *U.S. National Archives And Records Administration www.nara.gov *Known Military Dead During The War Of 1812 by Clarence...

Military History: World War I Company Selection
How many boys are you talking about? These things were possible for a group of friends, say four or five or six, and probably could have been worked out for a few more. The military had programs in which you could sign up on the buddy system, meaning you...

Military History: WW2 soldier info
Dear John, The first place you should attempt to go is the U.S. National Archives and Record Administration in Washington D.C. Go to the web site on line and fill out the request sheet with his name and give as much information as you can. There...

Military History: WWI uniform and
Hi, There is no unit branch or rank insignia that I can see. If its military uniform with brass buttons should have a design on it. The cap insignia is too blurry to id. Those are the details you need to see. The closest US uniform would be US Marine 3 buttons...

Military History: WWII
1. How effective do you think the World War II propaganda was on women? Rosie the riveter was a great success. Million of woman went into work force. Prior to this it was taboo for woman to work outside the house. 2. What other factors led women to...

Military History: wwII
Greetings The goal of most bombing was to make it harder for Germany to anything. Once D-Day had happened the rails leading west were the main focus. Again the Rails going to the camps in Poland were a long way off and bombing them would not have helped...

Military History: 107th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company, ordnance medium maintenance company, mobile repair shop
ordnance medium maintenance company, mobile repair shop, gun turret: Dear Ms., Thank You for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good manners NEVER go out of style. Regrettably, I have few FACTS to share with you as per the 107th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company. The...

Military History: 17th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, cavalry reconnaissance squadron, us army veteran
cavalry reconnaissance squadron, us army veteran, national personnel records: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. In it you typed I would like to know specific details about his service & if he received special honors. Where do I start to find out specifics? I suggest that you start with your grandfather s Discharge...

Military History: 1960 draft, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, freedom of information act: Dear Howard, He would have been classified as CLASS IV which was a registrant with sufficient prior active service or who is a sole surviving son. The draft classifications in the 1960s is at the following site: http://www.skytroopers.org/tourduty.htm...

Military History: 1st Infantry Div. 26th Infantry Regt. - info on soldier KIA during WWII, I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File)
I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File): Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. Also, THANK YOU for continuing to refer to me as Mr. Horrell . As to a Combat Infantryman Badge for PFC Holt, the best place to start that sort of research would be with the unit records for the 26th Infantry...

Military History: 351st AAA Searchlight Battalion, aaa searchlight battalion, panama canal zone
aaa searchlight battalion, panama canal zone, apo: The 351st AAA Searchlight Battalion was de-activated in Italy October 28, 1944. APO 904 was established in the Panama Canal Zone December 20, 1941. Transferred to Leghorn, Italy, effective March 19, 1945. These are the only FACTS I have available...

Military History: 47th Station Hospital APO, SS Uruguay
SS Uruguay: Dear Ms. Thank you for your follow-up. As to APO 1111 & APO 1117, both were considered Temporary APO s. APO 1111 was assigned to APO 501 by June 12, 1942 & ceased to exist in early 1945. APO 1117 was assigned to APO 501 by February 17, 1942 &...

Military History: 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, SS Monterey
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, SS Monterey: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. In your question you typed Can you tell me what that stands for? European, African, MEditerranean Theater of Operation Medal. In your question you typed Do you know if there is.......would have...

Military History: 60th Ordnance Group, US Ninth Army, 60th Ordnance Group
US Ninth Army, 60th Ordnance Group: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. I can confirm that the 60th Ordnance Group was assigned to the US Ninth Army, ETO, 1944-45. The Order of Battle is as follows: 60th ORDNANCE GROUP 260th Ordnance Battalion ...

Military History: Arisaka type1, world war 2, japanese navy
world war 2, japanese navy, beretta: Greetings The Crown over the PB is a Beretta symbol. You most likely have a Type I rifle. Beretta made these rifles for the Japanese Navy before World War 2. If you have an image of the complete rifle it would help. Please check the below links...

Military History: Artillery Training at Quantico during WWII, 105mm howitzer, world war 2
105mm howitzer, world war 2, war memoirs: Greetings I have found a few items that will help but I would contact the US Marine s Museum. The first link below should help with that. In World War 2 the US Marines used many of the same manuals as the US Army when it came to artillery training and usage....

Military History: Badges, glider infantry, combat infantryman
glider infantry, combat infantryman, airborne infantry: Kim: You have all the info right there, you just need to decode it. There was only one cavalry Division in the US Army in WWII. The Ist Cavalry Division. It was made up of the 5th, 7th, 8th and 12th Cavalry Regiments. Yep, its the one with the big yellow...

Military History: BAYONETS, civil war bayonets, german bayonets
civil war bayonets, german bayonets, south american countries: Larry: At first glance, they are all German bayonets of the M1871/84 model and design. It was one fo the first knife bayonets in the world. It was made for the M71/84 Mauser service rifle. I have one like them at home. You will see later models of the...

Military History: The bombing of Hiroshima, german atomic bomb, hiroshima and nagasaki
german atomic bomb, hiroshima and nagasaki, bombing of hiroshima: Greetings 1. The USA started the atomic bomb program in response to fears the Germans were attempting to build such a weapon and a letter to FDR by Dr. Albert Einstein a leading physicists. Albert Einstein feared that a German atomic bomb would end the...

Military History: British Army troop movement during WW2, british army regiment, lt colonel
british army regiment, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Lesley, Here is the information you requested: *http://www.unithistories.com/units_british/3InfDiv.html *http://warchronicle.com/units/British/3rd/order_of_battle.h *http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Third_Division_ *3rd Mechanized...

Military History: Civil War, small bore, american civil war
small bore, american civil war, pinkertons: Probably the most frequently fought over area was the Shenendoah Valley of Virginia. Some of the towns like Winchester, Strasburg and Front Royal were occupied by the different armies as many as thirty times. In the valley, come winter, the armies would...

Military History: Company C, 738th MP Battalion, 738th MP Battalion
738th MP Battalion: Dear Sir, Thank You for your question. Since you have not provided me with a photocopy of page two of your grandfather s Discharge Documents, I have no FACTS to research from. Therefore, in my OPINION the shoulder patch for your display should...

Military History: Company E of the 334th Inf. Regt., lieutenant william, w thompson
lieutenant william, w thompson, inf reg: Dear Sir, Thank You for your follow-up. The following are the only names I can assist you with: 2nd Lieutenant William W. Thompson Captain James D. Ledbetter 2nd Lieutenant Morgia Good Luck with your quest. Respectfully,...

Military History: Convoy UGS.5A, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation
Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Regrettably, I have no answers for you, what-so-ever. I am familiar with Convoy UGS.5A, have the list of ships in front of me as I type. Since the list in front of me indicates the convoy departed Hampton...

Military History: Dad's unit in WWII, 34th infantry division, invasion of north africa
34th infantry division, invasion of north africa, combat infantry badge: Greetings Sorry for my mistype on the year, Yes 1943 he would have been either in the invasion in November 1942 or soon after. Most soldiers with a combat infantry badge were trained on several weapons from rifles to machine guns. If you were very good...

Military History: Dad's WWII European particitation., e mail address, discharge documents
e mail address, discharge documents, military portrait: Dear Ms., Thank You for your question. Also, may I type, that is quite a nice military portrait that you have of your father. I know of thousands of people who would give anything to have that sort of portrait of their father in uniform. Lucky...

Military History: Discharge papers, discharge papers, u s air
discharge papers, u s air, detachment: Hello Taylor, paperwork is a bit out of my field, but I can suggest a forum you can join free and post on free, they have a lot of AAF people into the various aspects of the AAF , so I hope this will help you with the jargon on his papers ! The site is...

Military History: draft in Viet Nam War, viet nam war, selective service system
viet nam war, selective service system, viet name: It looks like the marriage deferment during the Vietnam War era began in September of 1963 and ended in August of 1965. Sorry, but I wasn t able to find anything about when the father deferment ended. You might want to contact the Selective Service System...

Military History: 107th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company
Military History: 107th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company

Military History: 17th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, school math teacher, high school math
Military History: 17th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, school math teacher, high school math, northern france

Military History: The bombing of Hiroshima
Military History: The bombing of Hiroshima

Military History: father's military history, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division: Dear Sir, Thank You for your question. In it you typed that your father served in Africa, Anzio and Germany. Not many units served in those three specific geographic regions, only one I could think of, the 3rd Infantry Division. Retrieving MY...

Military History: Father's Military History, Discharge Documents
Discharge Documents: Dear Ms., Thank You for your follow-up. When your father was discharged from the US Army, he was provided with 6-10 copies of his Discharge Documents (WD AGO Form 53-55, 1 November 1944). Although all four pages would be the best to have, page two...

Military History: Father's QM unit during WW 2, meritorious unit commendation, army of occupation
meritorious unit commendation, army of occupation, ninth air force: Dear Sir, Thank You for your question. APO 149 was assigned to HQ, Ninth Air Force Service Command. APO 149 was activated December 1, 1943. Its first location was Sunninghill, England, beginning February 10, 1944 followed by Creil, France, beginning...

Military History: Father's WW 2 Information, carlisle barracks pa, heritage education
carlisle barracks pa, heritage education, discharge papers: Dear Sir, Thank You for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good manners NEVER go out of style. In your question you typed I contacted the Archives in.......eventually resulted in his discharge. Your...

Military History: Fathers service WW II. station in Tenn. (?), ww ii, army base
ww ii, army base, johnny p: Hello Paul , well this is a new one to me, I ll give you a forum site to go to that should be your best bet for finding out what you need, my area of knowledge is in the aviation emblem catagory , but again this site has a Lot of people in the know and willing...

Military History: Franco-Prussian war, franco prussian war, lt colonel
franco prussian war, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Susan, You can contact the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany at 2300 M Street NW Washington, D.C. 20037 202-298-4000. You should ask for their Military Attache office which will provide you the information on how to obtain German records...

Military History: helmets, westinghouse electric company, helmet liner
westinghouse electric company, helmet liner, helmet liners: Dear Danny, I m not a licensed appraiser so I can t give you a price on them and in regard to making photographs of them to put them on E-Bay, I don t know how to do that since I had a fellow teacher do mine for me. May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert...

Military History: hi again, shell casings, reciet
shell casings, reciet, abrassive: Skylor: It is impossible to say who fired it. If you have more on the provenance...that is who originally owned it, where they got it, you might be able to figure it out. I don t think someone brings back a hunk of metal from Europe by boat in the early...

Military History: howitzer shell, shell question, canon de 75
shell question, canon de 75, little triangle: No, in all liklihood it was fired by the French, but if it was returned as a trophy or souvenir by an American, it probably was fired by American Troops supplied with French guns and French ammunition. Later in the war the Americans made this ammunition in...

Military History: Identify a Military Uniform, educated guess, expert profile
educated guess, expert profile, military uniform: I will investigate and come back to you with any results. An educated guess is that he is in his 20ies or early 30ies though late teens may be possible too. Another educated guess is that this is from the early 20th century. You can also reach me at:...

Military History: Identifying a ww2 weapon, machine gun burst, 500lb bombs
machine gun burst, 500lb bombs, size of a football field: Ryan: Can you send me a picture? Send it to keithhpatton at hotmail dot com. Off the top of my head, I do not think it is what you have been told. In combat soldiers did not walk around in large tight groups, they maintained about 30 or more feet between...

Military History: Invasion and occupation of Japan, morioka japan, occupation of japan
morioka japan, occupation of japan, lipa batangas: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. It is indeed a pleasure to continue to assist you. In your follow-up you typed January 27, 1946, USA, February 8, 1946. I am NOT 100% sure, but in my OPINION the troop ship in question is the USS...

Military History: Iraq War, sunni and shiites, b 1b bomber
sunni and shiites, b 1b bomber, hostage crises: Greetings Glad to help. The Iraq conflict is a very complex event and must first be put into context. One Iraq is made up of 3 main groups; the Kurds, Sunni and Shiites. 2nd Iraq did not exist before World War 1. The Ottoman Empire controlled a vast...

Military History: Iraq War, sunni and shiites, b 1b bomber
sunni and shiites, b 1b bomber, hostage crises: Greetings Do you need more information? Please feel free to ask more questions. I am attaching the answers to questions. Thank you Greetings Glad to help. The Iraq conflict is a very complex event and must first be put into context. One Iraq...

Military History: letters from the war, army institute of heraldry, st augustine florida
army institute of heraldry, st augustine florida, institute of heraldry: Dear Greg, He was with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment (stationed at Live Oak, Florida) to be specific. You can contact the U.S. Army Center of Military History located at Carlisle, Pennsylvania and the National Archives Research...

Military History: Mariposa sailing from Oran, Algeria, oran algeria, mers el kebir
oran algeria, mers el kebir, port of embarkation: Good Day, Thank You for your follow-up. In it you typed This makes me think that the Mariposa sailing departing Boston, MA Aug. 6, 1944 and landed in Liverpool, England, August 14, would have had to be the crossing from Oran back to Boston. Please...

Military History: meanings..., places in england, different places
places in england, different places, news story: A field press censor s job was to censor the news stories prepared by members of the media in the field. The news story was not censored at HQ in London, but at the location the news story was prepared at. he was assigned to 8 different places in England...

Military History: US Merchant ships, army transport service, pacific war zone
army transport service, pacific war zone, army aviator: Dear Ms., Thank You for your question. The scenario you have typed seems somewhat familiar to me. You may have contacted me through some source in the last 2-3 years with the same question(s). Regardless, I will give it my best shot. In...

Military History: Military cloth badge, raf symbol, swatika
raf symbol, swatika, spread wings: Hello John, Luftwaffe items aren t my area of best knowledge, do you have a photo you could send of the badge????? The Target you describe is known as a cockade , the patch/badge doen t have the swatika at all????? The only ones I ve seen via a brief...

Military History: Military Codes, e mail address, military histories
e mail address, military histories, discharge documents: Dear Ms., Thank You for your question. It would be my pleasure to assist you learn more about your parent s role in WW 2. Please photocopy your parent s Discharge Documents, then send the photocopies to me via First Class USPS. Be sure to include...

Military History: Military History, shell cases, trench art
shell cases, trench art, field gun: They are 18 pdr casing from the British 18pdr field gun. See this link for more detail of the weapon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance_QF_18_pounder The CF letters mean Cordite Full charge meaning it had a full charge of cordite powder in lieu...

Military History: mortar shell identification, mortar bombs, mortar shell
mortar bombs, mortar shell, cannon barrel: Well the weight is a bit light. Is the measurement you listed, 2.5 inches the diameter (across) or circumference (around)? At two pounds it is too light. If your other object the chain and plate? It could be part of the skirt of a samurai armor set....

Military History: Napoleon cannonball, cannon balls, field gun
cannon balls, field gun, steel ball: MIchele: Correctly, you have a 12lb solid shot from the 12 Pound Model 1857 Field gun, commonly called the Napoleon. The cannon was the standard smooth bore cannon used in the civil war by both sides. The ball should be 4.62 inches in diameter or close...

Military History: Please ID this Military Coat, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, u s marine corps: Dear Jason, This is a World War II/Korean War U.S. Marine Corps blouse and the button is one of those found on the uniform blouse. As a U.S. Marine who served for ten years, this blouse is little changed from the one issued and worn now. You are...

Military History: President Unit Citations (pacific WW 11), PHILIPPINE Presidentail Unit Citation
PHILIPPINE Presidentail Unit Citation: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. I am unsure how many FACTS I have about WW 11 (World War Eleven ?) my area of expertise is WW 2 (World War Two). I will leave the future to others & try my best with the past. In your question you...

Military History: Where to read about tactical mapping of cities, national geospatial intelligence agency, geospatial intelligence agency
national geospatial intelligence agency, geospatial intelligence agency, national geospatial intelligence: Dear Julian, You can contact the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency using the Internet search engine as well as the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency. I would also suggest you get a book entitled MILITARY GEOGRAPHY FOR PROFESSIONALS AND THE PUBLIC...

Military History: Searching for Father's Military Records, american campaign medal, google search
american campaign medal, google search, ap mechanic: Dear Ms., Thank You for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good Manners NEVER go out of style. In your question you typed When I requested my father s military records I received a microfilm and was told...

Military History: Trench art cannon shells, cannon shells, powder charges
cannon shells, powder charges, field gun: Ahh...measure it at the open throat. The diameter of the projectile is what dictates the caliber or bore diameter. The projectile would fit the open throat. Your measurement at the base would also include the flange. Most shells are wider at the base than...

Military History: U.S. Army Transport Cristobal, USAT Cristobal
USAT Cristobal: Dear Sir, Thank You for your question. Regrettably, I have no FACTS about this incident what-so-ever. I do not even know the date & location the USAT Cristobal departed from as well as the date & location the USAT Cristobal arrived at. FACTS I,...

Military History: My Uncle's discharge Papers, good conduct medal, general george s patton
good conduct medal, general george s patton, george s patton: Dear Sir, Thank You for your question. In it you typed landing at D-Day +4 with Patton . Respectfully, in the context of WW 2 (September 1, 1939-September 2, 1945) the first time General George S. Patton, Jr. set foot in metropolitan France was...

Military History: USS LST-543, national personnel records, james ferrier
national personnel records, james ferrier, national personnel records center: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed If you have any information source you could point me to I would be grateful. I will do my best. I respectfully suggest that you begin by obtaining your father s Personnel File. ...

Military History: WW 2 Question - Grandfather's Discharge Document, medical collection company, 9th infantry division
medical collection company, 9th infantry division, mess sgt: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell . Good Manners NEVER go out of style. In your question you typed While I have been able to.......much more on the internet. Since anyone can type...

Military History: ww2 abbreviations, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, station inf: Dear Adelaide, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner but here is the abbreviations broken down as requested: *ETOUSA-European Theater of Operations United States Army *WPR-Will Personally Report *fr-from *Hq-Headquarters *TD-Temporary...

Military History: ww2,the meaning, military intelligence service, buck sergeant
military intelligence service, buck sergeant, intelligence centers: Adelaide: While I could not find a listing of specific qualifications for G-2 I have read a number of books relating to the subject. One of the first things that the US Army and US Navy recognized after Dec 1941 was that the US intelligence services...

Military History: WW2 MEANING, invasion of france, operation overload
invasion of france, operation overload, air force bases: Greetings ETO is short for European theater of operations. In 1943 the Press was all over England reporting on the war. A Field Press Censor would review the material written by a reporter and delete information that could be bad for moral at home or information...

Military History: WWI relative, us army center, military service records
us army center, military service records, army history: The US Army Center of Military History, www.history.army.mil is the official US Army history site. They should be able to help you find out more about the unit history. For his individual army history, check with the US Archives at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/....

Military History: WWII Military History - Track Unit in Europe, american theater ribbon, field artillery batallion
american theater ribbon, field artillery batallion, 70th infantry division: Hi Donna Thanks for the question. I found a number of websites that may help with your research: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/70th_Infantry_Division_%28United_States%29 http://www.history.army.mil/documents/ETO-OB/70ID-ETO.htm http://www.lyonresearch.com/html/70th_inf__division.html...

Military History: 2072nd QM Truck Co., 2072nd QM Truck Company
2072nd QM Truck Company: Dear Sir, Thank You for your follow-up. In it you typed Do you have knowledge of.......it was credited? No, not directly. You may wish to contact: US Army Heritage & Education Center Carlisle Barracks PA 17013-5050 http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/index.cfm...

Military History: 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division , chester g starr, good conduct medal
chester g starr, good conduct medal, mortar company: Dear Ms., Thank you for your question. In it you typed Would you know what no time lost under AW-107 is? Yes. Please refer to Box #22 & Box #24 on page two of your father s Discharge Documents. The dates typed in both boxes should be the same....