|My Friends Father||3/23/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: Sir, By way of introduction my name is LTC Mark Richards USA (Ret). I' m doing some research to ... |
A: Good Day, Thank you for your question. In it you typed "I need his service exit date." ...
|German offensive in Caucasus 1942-1943||3/17/2017||Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.|
| Q: During this offensive the German and Romanian armies appear to have spent a great deal of time and ... |
A: The probable reason was that the Germans had practically no naval resources in the Black Sea, the ...
|German WW2-part||3/17/2017||Michael O'Reagan|
| Q: Can you tell me what this is? I was told it was stolen from the Germans in Narvik (Norway) during ... |
A: I'll give you me best educated guess as I've seen many apertures like this in the past, its a ranger ...
|75 DEC shell||3/7/2017||Keith H. Patton|
| Q: Patton, can you tell me what the others stamps on the ground means? PD.Ps. 360 L 17 R |
A: DEC 75 means de Campagne 75 or Field Gun 75 which it was made for 17 stands for 1917 the year the ...
|Exercise Fox March 1944||3/7/2017||Paul Edward Zukowski|
| Q: Some details are available but the 'friendly fire' casualties is not clear. For example GIs ... |
A: I think referring to when German E-boats picked up on radio traffic and torpedoed ships during the ...
|trying for a WW 2 photograph||3/4/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: My uncle had an important photo damaged by termites. I'm trying to find a copy of it there is ... |
A: Good Day, Thank you for your question. In it you typed "battery C Regt FARC Ft Bragg". The ...
|Pacific war - ww2||3/4/2017||Keith H. Patton|
| Q: Putting aside the subjects that are similar for just a moment because 1: time had passed since ww1 ... |
A: Simon: In the 1960's I live on Okinawa less than a mile from the actual battlefield depicted in ...
|106th AAA Auto-Weapons Battalion number of men||3/3/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: Im researching my Grandfather in WWII He was in the 106th AAA. Im confused about the number of men ... |
A: , Thank you for your question. In it you typed "Im [sic] confused about the number of men ...
|69th Armor/ 69th Armored Field Artillery||3/1/2017||Paul Sutton|
| Q: I'm doing a news-letter and received a newspaper article about a WWll vet who served who served with ... |
A: Greeting Glad to help. The 69th Armor Battalion was part of the 1st and then 6th Armored Division ...
|Muster list for 153rd Aleutian Islands||2/24/2017||Paul Edward Zukowski|
| Q: I am a Transition Assistance Advisor for the Arkansas Army National Guard. I have an SF-180 request ... |
A: I can't the only place that might be able to is The Center for Military History. Its a far from a ...
|bronze star uncle received||2/21/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: My uncle received a bronze star. But he would never talk about the war. He has been dead since the ... |
A: Good Day, Thank you for your question. On it you typed "My uncle received a bronze star." ...
|Enquiry||2/16/2017||Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.|
| Q: I attach a picture of my great great grandfather I would like to know what you can tell me about his ... |
A: I used to help with these questions when I could rely on the help of my good friend lt. col. S. ...
|Interview||2/15/2017||LTC Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard|
| Q: on my topic which is World War 2 and I was Hoping that you could answer My following questions 1. ... |
A: First, I would like to apologize for not getting back to you sooner but I just returned from ...
|History of the 128th AAA Gun Bn Mobile||2/8/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: I have had great difficulty in reaching surviving members of the 128th AAA Gun Bn mobile....I did ... |
A: I acknowledge your follow-up. In it you typed "Can you tell me how long is the book and what it ...
|Uncle's Service Record||2/4/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: I am researching my Uncle's military service record. I am attaching 2 photos to accompany my ... |
A: In it you typed "Looking at his discharge, he served in Troop D 23rd Calvary [sic] Reconnaissance ...
|Lt. General Johann Paul Sibilsky 1677-1763||2/4/2017||LTC Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard|
| Q: I am seeking any info re: colonel, captain, major general, lt. general Johann Paul Sibilsky - ... |
A: I apologize for not getting back to you sooner but I've been out of the country. In response to your ...
|Unit History, 128th AAA Gun Battalion||2/2/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: I saw a post where you said you have the 128th's unit history...Is there anywhere you know I can ... |
A: In it you typed "I saw a post where you said you have the 128th's unit history". That is correct. ...
|959th Artillery in WWII?||1/30/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: Mr. Horrell: My dad, Albert E. McBride, MSgt LANG (Ret.), served in WWII in 959th Artillery, 2nd ... |
A: Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as "Mr. Horrell". Good manners NEVER go out-of-style. ...
|WW 2 Troop Ship||1/23/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: Horrell, I'm researching my later father's WWII history. His name is Lawrence I. DeWitt serial #: ... |
A: , Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as "Mr. Horrell". Good ...
|Finding Military information about my Father....||1/21/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: My father joined the Army/Air Force on 27 Nov 42, he was with the 1126th MP Co, Avn. On 4 Oct 45 he ... |
A: In it you typed "1126th MP Co, Avn." The 1126th MP Company, Aviation, participated in the following ...
|Vietnam war query||1/17/2017||Marc Leepson|
| Q: I hope this finds you well. I wanted to see if you could help me with an query I have regarding ... |
A: Mark, Happy to shed some light on this. Yes, the U.S. sent the Army Special Forces (the Green ...
|WW 2 Train Accident, May 6-7, 1945, in Austria||1/13/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: my father Donald Kaiser co E 318th inf 80th division.evacuated by 305th medical clearing station. ... |
A: In it you typed "evacuated by 305th medical clearing station." Are you referring to the 305th ...
|WW 1 uniform question||1/13/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: Iíve noticed that some ww1 soldiers have a chain hanging from the right shoulder ending in the right ... |
A: If I understand your question correctly, the chain is attached to a whistle. Even as late as the ...
|Bronze cannon ball||1/12/2017||Keith H. Patton|
| Q: Have a small cannon ball. Bronze, 3 inch diameter and weighs 2.1 pounds. Would you have any idea ... |
A: A couple of things. First, there were few if any Bronze cannon balls. Bronze was expensive. It was ...
|WWII Armored Infantry Patrols||1/11/2017||LTC Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard|
| Q: I recently listened to an audio interview with an Armored Infantry Rifleman who described an ... |
A: The TO and E of an armored infantry squad was eleven (11) men which included a squad leader and ...
|Operation Valkyrie- World War II||1/11/2017||Marc Leepson|
| Q: Leepson, I am a high school student in my junior year at Bedford High School in Massachusetts. I am ... |
A: While I don't consider myself an expert on World War II history, I have written about the war and ...
|SS NYU Victory||1/9/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: Are you still interested in the NYU Victory, I have copies of her deck logs and some photos. My ... |
A: In it you typed "Are you still interested in the NYU Victory"? Yes, I certainly am. Please feel ...
|Great Grandfather Russian Army||1/9/2017||Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.|
| Q: I see that you were able to assist someone in getting some insight in an old Russian army picture. ... |
A: I could answer that question with the help of my good friend lt.colonel S. Bojerud whose hobby was ...
|1812 uniform question||1/8/2017||LTC Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard|
| Q: Hoping to know a bit more about this uniform. We haven't been able to locate photos of similar ... |
A: He commanded the 52nd New York State Militia Regiment and that is the uniform that was worn by that ...
|128th AAA Gun Battalion||1/6/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: Mr Horrell, I am conducting some research for a friends family. A relative served in Battery C, ... |
A: In it you typed "Would you be willing to share that unit history with the family?" No sir, I would ...
|WW 2 information on 413th AAA Gun Battalion||1/3/2017||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: My father, Francis Abadie Escudier, enlisted on 9/14/42 as a private. He was a college graduate and ... |
A: , Thank you for your question. In it you typed "Do you know anything about.......in those ...
|British West Indies Regiment - WW1||12/31/2016||LTC Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard|
| Q: Season's greetings to you. Before I begin, I'd like to thank you for being a volunteer on this site ... |
A: There is always the possibility that he worked with members of the British West Indies Regiment in ...
|Queries re WW1||12/30/2016||LTC Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard|
| Q: I am interested as to why Russia was so easily defeated by Germany in WW1? After all, both Napoleon ... |
A: The Russians weren't defeated in World War I. The Bolsheviks sued for peace. Both the Germans and ...
|Queries re WW1||12/30/2016||Keith H. Patton|
| Q: I am curious as to why Russia was so easily defeated by Germany in WW1? After all, both Napoleon and ... |
A: Germany has always been in modern time a net importer of food and raw materials. In WWII the main ...
|SS Mariposa||12/27/2016||Richard V. Horrell|
| Q: I am trying to find information on my uncle Ernest L Wood RM3c USN that served aboard the SS ... |
A: In it you typed "I am trying to find information on my uncle Ernest L Wood RM3c USN". I suggest ...
|WW2 Honorable Discharge and Campaigns||12/22/2016||Keith H. Patton|
| Q: My Dad's honorable discharge form list in Box 31, titled "Military Qualifications and Dates" as ... |
A: You probably know this but the AAA battalions had a number of different designations. You father was ...
|Colonial History/W. Virginia||12/21/2016||LTC Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard|
| Q: Greetings from one Expert to another. I am a writer and of course, researching. I need to know the ... |
A: Morris, The Ohio Country covered four (4) states at that time: Indiana, Ohio, ...
|Bullet or projectile??||12/21/2016||Paul Sutton|
| Q: I am not sure which person to ask so here goes. I found this in a box left by my late uncle. It is ... |
A: Greetings Your shell is very old but is similar to a 37mm round used in the Bofors 37mm anti tank ...
|DEFECTIVE WW II MORTER SHELLS||12/18/2016||Marc Leepson|
| Q: My father was killed in Dec. 1944 in WW II in Italy allegedly due to a defective morter shell that ... |
A: You would need to look at your father's unit's records, which should be in the National Archives in ...
|Abkomm-Kammer Film||12/16/2016||Paul Sutton|
| Q: I have just come across your post about the abkomm-kammer film and was wondering if you still have ... |
A: Greetings I am sorry to say I never had the film. Jason and Crissy owned the film. I did suggest ...
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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.
A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.
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Over 800 Profiles that I have written for client's about their loved one's role in WW 2.
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Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.
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