Archive for April, 2012

Hello! Hello! Anybody out there? In this edition of the 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week, 90th ID soldiers test communications in Wilhelmsbad, Germany.

Friday all ready? Time for the Weekly History Wrap Up! The NBC show, Who Do You Think You Are, featured Rob Lowe, who found out he descends from a Hessian soldier that was captured at Trenton. Two new Civil War stamps were unveiled this week, commemorating the Battles of New Orleans and Antietam. A vintage [...]

It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since the death of Hobert Winebrenner. Winebrenner fought in World War II with Company M, 358th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division. He went on to write of his experiences in the book, BOOTPRINTS. Rest assured, Winebrenner will never be forgotten by all who knew him. He [...]

In this edition of Letters From War Wednesday, we feature an August 1966 note home from Terry Weber, serving in the Vietnam War as an infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. “Lately, we have been busy night and day,” Weber wrote.  “The Cong have been giving us a lot of [...]

In December 2010, we posted on the disturbing case of Major Henry Serex. If you remember, Serex’s aircraft, “Bat 21,” was downed on April 2, 1972.  Some twenty years later, in 1992, satellite imagery taken over North Vietnam’s Dong Vai Prison, near Haiphong, revealed a message—“72TA88.”  The combination of letters and numbers matched Major Serex’s [...]

Let’s start this Monday morning off right, with the 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week. I really love this shot of infantrymen from the 358th Regiment, marching in two columns down a street outside of Perl, Germany. The geometry of the photo is great. I especially like how the two columns angle back, then [...]

Let’s close the week, with the Weekly History Wrap Up. Who remembers the story of the capture of British Major General Richard Prescott during the American Revolution? Let’s check in on Civil War news from the Memphis Daily Appeal, from 150 years ago. Wisconsin World War II veteran, and former POW, Max Reed, will be [...]

Last Tuesday, we posted a question brought to us by A. Linder, regarding the city of Alencon, and also, an interesting idea, by Peter Wheeler. Tristan, a site follower from the Alencon, France area, provided some clarity. “Regarding Alençon, this is true is was an important city to the Germans. But Le Mans was more [...]

This edition of Letters From War Wednesday takes us back to the Civil War, and Union infantryman, William Kimmel. Writing from a “Pine Woods near Richmond,” Kimmel concluded his three-year correspondence with girlfriend, Leah, following the Battle of the Wilderness in June 1864. “We have been having a hard campaign of it—since the 8th of [...]

World War II Cooks

April 17, 2012

Haven’t we all seen them in the movies? Our war-time cooks seem to always be portrayed as a bit on the portly side, stuffed into a way-too-tight t-shirt and stained white apron. And of course, the stubby, heavily-chewed cigar is an absolute essential part of the ensemble. Round it out with a huge knife for [...]

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