The Garveston Twelve Memorial, honoring the twelve brave Americans who died in the bomber crash at Garveston, England on June 4, 1944, just two days before D-Day, has truly become one of my pet projects. I love the passion and respect of the Garveston residents for the idea, then the grit to pull it off. [...]
Sadly, yet again, we have received word on the passing of another great American. World War II veteran, Joe Engle, has died. Engle fought with Company M, 358th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division in Northern Europe. He was well known as the breakfast speaker at the annual 90th Infantry Division Reunions.
Monday morning means time for the 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week. This shot comes to us from Metzervisse, France.
I just received word this week on the passing of decorated World War II veteran, and good friend, Howard Pemberton. Pemberton served in Northern Europe with Company M, 358th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division. Many of Pemberton’s actions are recounted in the book, BOOTPRINTS. His awards included a Bronze Star, two Silver Stars, two Purple Hearts [...]
In this edition of Letters From War Wednesday, we hear from Corporal Wayne Krieger, in a September 1943 letter home. Krieger was stationed with Battery H, 507th Coast Artillery at Long Beach, California. “Well, I am back on the job again. I sure enjoyed my furlough and the trip home and back. Most of all [...]
Carroll “Peck” Leitch served in World War II with Battery B of the 698th Field Artillery in Northern Europe. His unit manned the behemoth 240mm “Black Dragons.” Leitch survived the war and returned home to marry and raise a family. Later in life, he shared his story as told in the book, EVERYTOWN, USA. Sadly, [...]
For this 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week, let’s go back to Oberwampach, Luxembourg, one of the 90th Infantry Division’s hot spots during the Battle of the Bulge.
I recently came across another vintage World War II comic, this one from the July 27, 1945 issue of “The Sniper.” Enjoy.
Follower of the site, Bob Walker, was kind enough to pass along these “moving orders” transferring his father, Kenneth Walker, and Philip Snyder, from OCS to the 79th Infantry Division at Camp Pickett, Virginia during World War II. Walker and Snyder would serve together throughout Northern Europe in the 1st Battalion, 315th Infantry. Sadly, only [...]
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.