Did You Know Any of These People ?
This page is devoted to those who are looking
for people who may have known a relative or friend who served during World
War II. If you can help, please contact the person whose name and/or email
address is given. Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated !
Attention Normandy Veterans
Frank Everards is the creator of the website "D-Day, Normandy and
Beyond." He would like to hear from veterans of the ETO as a means to
collect material that will be used to help people around the world
understand the human side of war. Anything that you might have to
share-- every story, memory, maps, scribbles, selfmade poems, letters
home, photographs of men, cities, friends, artifacts, etc. Everything
is very welcome. Frank wants his site to be a legacy that can be read
and seen by future generations
If you are interested or can help, please contact Frank.
Attention Normandy Veterans
Irene Payne is looking for Normandy veterans or any family members
who can relate veteran's experiences of their time in Normandy. She is
trying to compile memories leading up to D Day, what veterans remember
about D Day and what happened after. If you can help, she would love to
hear from you.
Attention 29th Division Veterans Who fought in St. Lo
Shari Flannagan made available this photo which shows her dad (a
veteran of the 175th Regiment)and several other soldiers. Shari tells
us it was taken in St. Lo and she hopes someone may recognize a person.
If you would like to reach Shari, please send her an email.
Anyone in the 29th Battalion, U.S. Army Rangers, World War II
The Commando Veterans Association is seeking any surviving members
of the 29th
Battalion, U.S. Army Rangers (WWII) who trained with Lord Lovat's No. 4
Commando at Achnacarry, Scotland between December, 1942 and October,
Anyone with information, please contact:
Patrick Churchill(President C.V.A)
Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 3JH
Anyone in the 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
Brian Averill is looking for anyone from the 2nd Engineer Combat
Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Division. Please contact Brian if you
were a member of this unit.
Anyone in the 237th Engineer Combat Battalion
Sandra Faires is looking for anyone from the 237th Engineer Combat
Battalion who served during World War II. Please contact Sandra if you
can help in any way.
Anyone in the 69th Signal Battalion, XX Corps, Third Army
Cindy Rockow is looking for anyone from the 69th Signal Battalion,
XX Corps, Third Army. Please contact Cindy if you can help in any way.
Anyone in Company "E", 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division
William A. Wilch would like to find any information about buddies he
lost contact with after being wounded on 15 August 1944. Mr. Wilch
landed on D-Day with Company "E" of the 115th Regiment , 29th Division.
If anyone remembers or has information regarding Burton Burfind,
Willie Reffitt or others, Mr. Wilch would like to hear from you. Thanks
for any help you can provide.
Please contact him via email, regular mail or phone.
William A. Wilch
210 Highview Rd.
Middletown, Ohio 45044
Phone # 513-422-4722
Cpl. James R. Adams--467th Engineer Maintenance Company
Grein-Haupert of Luxembourg is searching for information about
Cpl.James R. Adams of the 467th Engineer Maintenance Company. Cpl.
Adams lived with Monique's grandparents for several weeks during
December, 1944. She hopes to locate Mr. Adams or his relatives to share
stories and photographs. Monique has been active in this search for
many years and hopes the internet will aid in this endeavor. Her mother
and grandparents remember Cpl. Adams talking about his wife Betty or
Bettsy while he lived with them.
Anyone who knew, or has any information concerning Cpl. Adams, please contact Monique via email.
John W. Averill--391st AAA Battalion
Brian Averill is looking for anyone associated with the 391st AAA Battalion who knew John W. Averill.
Please contact Brian if you can help in any way.
William J. Barney--Unit Uncertain
Willard J. Barney and Jayrene B. Nielsen are looking for information
concerning their father, Willard J. Barney Jr., who served in the 29th
Infantry and came ashore on D-Day on Omaha Beach. They are looking for
information on the unit he served with. It was either the 8th and 14th
traffice regulating group. On Christmas Eve, he and several others were
sent to Brest to pickup some jeeps and bring back to the front. They
were intercepted on the way back and told their unit had been overrun
and they were now under the command of this officer. Barney was injured
right after that when he was in a fox hole that was run over by a tank.
He spent several months in the hospital in France, then returned to the
US on a hospital ship and spent a couple of months in a Military
hospital in California. Barney lost track of the men he served with
when they were stopped and told their unit had been overrun on
Christmas Eve. He is looking for any information on that unit or the
men who served in it. Mr. Barney is still alive, in good health, and
very interested in finding informatiojn about those he served with. His
children can be emailed if you can be of any help.
Medic Cecil G. Breeden--Comapny "A", 116th Inf. Regiment, 29th Division
Margaret Heesen-Schoch, a member of a WWII Normandy re-enactment
group wants to contact family members of Medic Cecil G. Breeden. Her
group is creating American Military Camp '44 at Vierville-Sur-Mer
(Omaha Beach) from June 4th to 7th, 2004. Breeden was one of the medics
in the first wave at Omaha Beach and his heroic actions inspired the
French re-enactors to name their camp after him.
Margaret reminds everyone that all the soldiers who fought in France
are heroes to their group. They very much want to contact a family
member of Mr. Breeden's and other American veterans to notify them of
their presence at Omaha Beach in June, 2004. The group will be in a
field on Bedford Road, honoring Mr. Breeden and all of the soldiers who
upheld their freedom. Margaret graciously remarked "The French people
have not forgotten their sacrifice."
Please contact Margaret if you can help in any way.
PFC John Buck--334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Division
J.W. van der Griendt of the Netherlands has adopted the grave of PFC
John Buck in Margraten American Cemetery. He would like to get in touch
with anyone who can tell him more about PFC Buck, who was in the 84th
Please contact J.W. if you can help in any way.
1st. Lt. John William Chittick--Regimental Headquarters--175th Infantry Regiment--29th Division.
Tom and Maggie Bedecarre are looking for information about Maggie's
uncle, 1st. Lt. John William Chittick. He was KIA on 30 July 1944, near
Villebaudon in Normandy, after landing on Omaha Beach with the 175th
Infantry Regiment on D+1. "Jack" Chittick was from Philadelphia and was
30 years old when he was KIA. He served as a liaison officer for the
If you can help Tom and Maggie, please contact them at:
1035 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: (415) 645-9400
or email them at:
Arnold Victor Christensen--3802 QM Truck Company
Herb Christensen is looking for any information about his dad,
Arnold Victor Christensen, who served in the 3802 QM Truck Company. His
dad served with this unit throughout WWII. Mr. Christensen wore the 4th
Armored Patch on his uniform. His truck was painted HQ 3rd Army, 3802
QM Truck Co.
Mr. Christensen's unit was made from Company "B" of the 476th QM
Truck Group and landed on D+6. Two units from this group landed on
D-Day. Herb believes his dad was with the XX Corps and ended the war in
Munich with the 7th Army.
Please contact Herb if you can help in any way.
2329 700th St.
Elk Horn, IA 51531
T/5 Clarence J. Gerber--147th Combat Engineers
Ken Stuart is looking for any information or anyone that knew his
grandfather, T/5 Clarence J. Gerber, who died on D-Day at Omaha Beach
near Vierville Sur-Mer.
He apparently died aboard a navy landing craft.
Please contact Ken if you can help in any way.
Bufford E. (Edison) Hennings--3482nd ORD MAM Co
Steve Hennings is researching the military history of his father,
Bufford E. (Edison) Hennings. Steve seeks information or some of his
dad's old friends who have remembrances. His father served with the
3482nd ORD MAM Co. until Nov 14th 1945 and was later honorably
discharged from FT. Bragg, NC. His discharge records show that he
departed for the European Theater on Feb 28, 1944. He was also
stationed in Stockton, California and rode the 1942 Harley XA. Steve's
father passed away June 10th, 2004.
Bufford Hennings is first from the left in the following photo.
Please contact Steve if you can help in any way.
340 Raye Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27107
Walter J. Hoffman--3052nd Engineer Combat Battalion
Rose Clemens is looking for information about her father's World War
II unit, the 3052nd Engineer Combat Battalion. Walter J. Hoffman served
from 1943 thru 1945 and was in Company "C" of the unit. He was in
Aachen, Germany; Vise, Belgium; Maastricht, Holland; Malta, Sicily,
& Italy. The photos below show Mr. Hoffman and some friends and
also the 3rd Platoon of Company "C."
Please contact Rose if you can help in any way.
Chris Hood--Son of a Normandy veteran
Chris Hood who called a number in the 203 area code looking for JOHN
BELLMORE - please either call back or email to:
Kenneth (Kenny) Jackson--Company "C", 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division
The granddaughter of Kenneth Jackson is wanting to contact anyone
who may have known him during the war. Mr. Jackson was from Augusta,
Kansas and was killed on November 20, 1944, with the 29th Division
while it was in Germany.
Please contact Nichole if you can help in any way.
Lt. George Johnson--Company "M", 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division
Mark Mlynarski is looking for anybody that is related to Lt. George Johnson of
Company M, 175th. George was killed-in-action near St. Lo in July,
1944. Mark's father, S/Sgt Matthew Mlynarski, of Co. M, 175th was with George
when he died. Mark thinks that George was from the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Please contact Mark if you can help in any way.
Henry Jay MacMillan--62nd Engineer Topographic Company, XIX Corps
Barbara Rowe is researching WW II veteran Henry Jay MacMillan (deceased) of
Wilmington, NC. He served in the 62nd Engineer Topographic Company
attached to the XIX Corps. A trained artist before the war, his
watercolor paintings of the French hedgerows were used to illustrate the
publications German Organization of Deliberate Defense in Depth and
Normandy to the Elbe, a History of the XIX Corps.
Anyone who knew, or served with, MacMillan please contact Ms. Rowe at:
Barbara L. Rowe
Cape Fear Museum
814 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-341-4350 ex. 3005
Lloyd W. Malone--757th Railroad Shop Battalion
Michelle Malone is looking for anyone that has information about her
dad, Lloyd W. Malone, a member of the 757th Railroad Shop Battalion.
Michelle would be grateful to hear from anyone that has any information
regarding her dad.
Please contact Michelle if you can help in any way.
1494 Plainfield Drive
Lima, Ohio 45805
The photo at right shows Mr. Malone during the war.
John S. Mather--6th Engineering Special Brigade--203rd Engineer Combat Battalion
Bill Mather is looking for anyone that served with the 203rd
Engineer Combat Battalion from 1943-1945. He is trying to reconstruct
his father’s (John S. Mather) WW II history. His records were lost in
the 1973 St. Louis fire. Bill would be grateful to hear from anyone
that has pictures, testimony, a unit roster, or that knew John.
Please contact Bill if you can help in any way.
The photos below are of the 6th Engineer Special Brigade shoulder and pocket patches.
Pvt. Edward R. McGinley--Company "C", 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division
Relatives of Edward McGinley are wanting to contact anyone who may
have known him during the war. Pvt. McGinley was killed-in-action on
September 4, 1944, with the 29th Division while it was fighting near
Please contact if you have any information regarding Pvt. McGinley.
Williard D. Ricker--175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division
Randy Nickerson is looking for information regarding his
great-grandfather, Willard D. Ricker, who served with the 175th
Regiment. Ricker landed in Normandy and was wounded-in-action. He also
received the Silver Star. Randy is trying to reconstruct his
great-grandfather's story for future generations of his family.
If you can help, please get in contact with Randy.
Randy L. Nickerson
3922 Sycamore Loop
Anchorage, AK 99504
Work: 907 - 348 - 1684
1st Lt. William M. Royall--115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division
Erik Linden, from the Netherlands, has adopted the grave of 1st Lt.
William M. Royall at the American Cemetery in Margraten. Erik wants to
discover more about Lt. Royall and requests that anyone having any type
of information to please contact him.
Erik's email address:
T/4 Ernest M. Tomerlin--839th Engineer Aviation Battalion, U.S. Army
Carolyn Frantz is looking for any information she can find regarding
her uncle, T/4 Ernest M. Tomerline, who was a member of the 839th
Engineer Aviation Battalion. Ms. Frantz mentioned that his report of
separation lists his unit as the 830th Engineer Aviation Battalion but
on an attached honorable discharge, T/4 Tomerline is listed with the
Please contact Carolyn if you can help in any way.
1st Lt. William Weld--Counter Intelligence Corps--U.S. Navy
Our friend, Jean-Claude Joussard of Grandcamp-Maisy (Normandy), is
looking for any information he can find regarding 1st Lt. William Weld,
who headed civil affairs in the Grandcamp-Maisy/Isigny sectors of
Normandy after D-Day. Lt. Weld was part of the Counter Intelligence
Weld was in the Naval Reserve and spoke French fluently. A student
at Columbia University when the war broke out, Weld had prepared his
Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Hamilton.
The 3 photos below show Weld speaking to local fishermen(one of them
is Joussard's father-in-law). The lieutenant was looking for
experienced pilots to lead barges inside the channel of Grandcamp. The
European Civil Affairs Division( 7 agents+1 clerk) and The Civil
Affairs composed of 1 American officer 1 English officer and 3 soldiers
landed on the 9th of June at 5p.m.
Please contact Jean-Claude if you can help in any way.
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