Military History/WWII AAA Battalion


John wrote at 2010-09-10 23:46:10

I have had, since first contacting you, the good fortune of finding thousands of pages on the battalion in the National Archives and at the Eisenhower Presidential Library.



John Lyons wrote at 2012-08-23 00:11:52

Since writing to you, I have managed to compile tons of information from many sources. I am writing this so that if anyone is looking for 397th AAA info, you can send them to me.



John Lyons wrote at 2013-07-14 01:11:02

Since asking the question 3 years ago, I have amassed over 10,000 pages of info and hundreds of photos on the 397th. any one interested, feel free to contact me.


Gls wrote at 2015-05-26 01:56:05
My father was also in the 397th in Normandy on DDay. Any information would be great.

His name Wilbert K Shoemaker from Baltimore  

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I can answer most specific questions regarding the war on the Eastern Front 1941-45 and general questions on WWII regarding the European Theatre of Operations. I can answer most questions on weapons and vehicles used in those areas of operation, Russian, German, Allied. I can also answer questions on contemporary weapon systems (land/sea/air), nuclear weapons and nuclear war fighting, biological and chemical warfare. I also have an interest in epidemiology and disease in history and Russian history during Stalin, specifically the GuLags. I cannot answer any more questions relating to discharge papers or other paperwork, obtaining military records, ranks and their comparisons, military duties etc. as there are outside my expertise.


3 years Lance Corporal in infantry regiment and 3 years Sapper (Combat Engineer)in Engineer Regiment, both Canadian Army Reserve. Extensive military history library, up until recently I was reading 3-5 books per month on military affairs, then ran out of shelf space, much to my wife's delight.

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