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2018-05-14 21:30:44 +02:00

Knox Martin

Can you tell me the story behind the name:

Heinrich Otto Konrad von Vietinghoff Gennant Scheel (1857-1917)

What does "gennant" mean? Was he killed during World War I?

2018-05-12 01:54:00 +02:00

October Smith Kniess

I enjoyed seeing your photo at the grave of my great uncle, General Walter Bedell Smith. Thank you for keeping the stories of the brave men and women who served and /or suffered during WWII alive.

2018-05-10 19:17:09 +02:00

caio frederico

Interessante esse site ... irei verificar as informações disponíveis

2018-05-02 13:47:29 +02:00

Gill Whitton

Appreciated site full of good information of my mothers father and mother

2018-04-24 07:57:51 +02:00

Paula Watkins

Wow! What an incredible amazing site!
There is so much to read and all of it fascinating. I have learned a great deal in the past 24 hours of finding this site.
You’re doing an incredible job. Keep up the great work.

2018-04-12 18:27:28 +02:00

Bill Sanstrom

ROB, Good photo of you at the former Mooslahnerkopf! Bill

2018-04-12 05:20:15 +02:00

Karen Schumacher

My father served under Gen. Patton in the 35th ID. He was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge at Harlange, Luxembourg in January, 1945. I am eternally grateful to all men who served, and especially those who were in the resistance, they were very brave. You are giving them great honor with your site, it is wonderful.

2018-04-09 08:00:05 +02:00

John Sloot

I have browsed through your site. Very interesting and informative.
For years now I have been trying to find the names and places of two labor camps that were located in Germany. Two of my uncles were sent to two different camps as a political prisoners just ordinary labor force. One was sent to a camp just south, about 20km, of Bremen. Would you have knowledge of such a camp.? Digging tank traps and liberated by a polish army unit and camp location are my only clues.

2018-03-14 20:39:59 +01:00

Jane Bowen

When General Von Thoma was interned in Trent Park, I was about nine years' old when I first met him with other Generals out walking in the park. I remember him as a charming man who spoke perfect English.

2018-03-14 20:14:59 +01:00

Jane Bowen

During General Von Thoma's internment in Trent Park I was a child & met him several times while out in the park. He was a charming man who spoke perfect English - he took a great interest in my sister's bisque German doll!

2018-03-10 23:57:08 +01:00

Peter Thompson

Having gone to school in CT, during the late 60s, early 70’s, with one of General Walter Warlimont’s (great) grandsons, I’ve found that all of the archeived information about him very interesting! TY for that.

2018-02-27 13:09:32 +01:00

Tim Todd

Didn't take much reading to appreciate what excellent research you have carried out and presented.
I shall be back frequently I suspect.
Congratulations, a model site.

2018-02-27 00:42:34 +01:00

scott crabb

the history of ww2 is a sad reminder of what the Bible says at Ecclesiastes 8 : 9 that man has dominated man to his injury- jehovahs witnesses lost 2 000 persons who would not heil the demonic Hitler or join his armies of death- all those who died in the concentration camps will be resurrected , as jesus said at John 5 : 28 , 29

2018-02-26 03:34:53 +01:00

Margaret (Fahrig) Tanner

I believe Wilhelm Fahrig to be one of my great grand parents. I want to thank you for all your work.

2018-02-24 22:07:52 +01:00

Barbara Bowman

I am searching for Stephanie Camill Zolwoski, I have found the name a few years ago with the Massacre in the Katyna Forrest. Thank God both of her children escaped Poland.
where can I find her name?
And information about her husbands death in Luck, Poland.

2018-02-22 21:40:30 +01:00

John D. Willis, PhD

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your historical work, and how much fine information you provide on this site. It is an incredible amount of work. I am a historian (PhD, University of Chicago) and respect what you have achieved. Thank You, Friend of Humanity

2018-02-19 14:14:27 +01:00

Joanna Gulcz

Good afternoon!

I am an Archive Researcher for a documentary production at Wag TV.

I am currently looking for images and footage of Kitty Schmidt and Salon Kitty in order to portray it in our documentary "World War Weird 2" produced by Wag TV.

Series Synopsis:

From platoons that vanished to strange 'alien' war machines, World War II is the source of hundreds of unsolved mysteries. In the chaos of battle, these inexplicable occurrences went unexplored, but now, thanks to incredible archive, expert interviews and eyewitness accounts, this series explores some of World War II's most baffling mysteries; each a compelling story with twists and turns and revelations.

I found several images on your website:

Would you know if that is public domain or who holds the copyright for it?

Looking forward to hear from you.

Best wishes!

2018-02-13 17:06:40 +01:00

Robert Dunfield

Heinz-Gunther Guderian was one of the original officers to the 35.Pz Rgt, under the command of then Oberst Eberbach. From Regimental Adjutant, He then commanded the 2. Company of the Regiment , after the French Campaign. This was one of the units selected to test the Tauchpanzerstanks for possible use by Operation Sea Lion. After this, he was selected to attended the General Staff College for two years and upon his graduation, was then a General Staff officer.

2018-02-10 20:44:53 +01:00

Sharyn Thoma

Hey there, nice site, I was wondering if you had any information or a photo of the gravestone of Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma before it was removed. I would really be interested in seeing it. Also, do you know why it was removed? Thank you sincerely.

2018-02-08 22:32:09 +01:00

Marcelo Alvarez Salgado

About the grave of Juan Pujol "Garbo" the correct is Cementerio de Choroní, Estado Aragua.

2018-02-08 16:00:23 +01:00

M Stevenson

Writing a book about a solider KIA in Brettheim April 17 1945.

2018-01-31 02:32:42 +01:00

Stephen Seal

Never ever forget

2018-01-30 10:31:44 +01:00


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2016-09-17 11:17:18 +02:00


SOOOO thrilled to finally know this little boy’s name and to learn more about his story. I had several times over many years seen the picture of him with the scooter in the KZ yard, but couldn’t find out who he was. Amazing that eventually simply typing “little Jewish boy” into google images got me the answer in less than a minute. Josef Schleifstein Thanx for posting this!

2016-09-16 11:10:48 +02:00

Stefanos Peppas

A very admiring job you done with all these Bio and history. I believe it is unjust not to have a single Greek while Greece was the one to stop and delay Axis and eventually significantly helped to win the II World War.

2016-09-13 03:26:55 +02:00


Hello. How are you using photos and facts from my General Fritz Bayerlein books series without citing it as source? Also, using the photos from the book is not permitted per copyright. The photos with PAA Spayd and Dittmar were never released to the public for Internet use. I did not authorize this. Contact me so we can discuss the violation of my, Mr Dittmar, and Schiffer Publishing copyright.
Patricia A Spayd
Williamsburg, VA.

2016-09-06 10:25:27 +02:00

Federico L. Montanari

Referring to the page of Hunter, Thomas Peck, I'd send a picture of a memorial stone dedicated to him in the site "near the southern bank of the Comacchio channel" wher he was killed. How can I do it? Thank in advance.

2016-09-05 13:15:09 +02:00

roberto coppolino

Egregio Signor,ho da porle un quesito,nella foto della 33a Divisione Waffen-SS Grenadier der “Charlemagne”, 12 uomini sono stati fucilati senza processo.Soltato 4 uomini sono stati riconoscuti mentre 8 risultano sconosiuti.In queste due foto sembra che ci sia un soldato che si somigli,potreste riconoscerlo? In attesa,Saluti Roberto Coppolino http://www.malgre-nous.eu/spip.php?article3934

2016-09-05 10:24:54 +02:00

Henny van Loenen

Als eerste complimenten voor de website.
Ik gebruik deze veel voor mijn vrije tijd besteding, 80% WW2 vaak plaats ik op de website van de STIWOT.
mijn foto's, uw website is een zeel waarde volle aanvulling voor mijn vrije tijds besteding.
Echter heb ik 1 vraag bestaat er een mogelijk heid om op lokatie te zoeken?

2016-08-25 16:43:47 +02:00

J.P. Bijl

Generalleutnant Erich Diestel.
Er war ein vielfaltig dekorierte Deutsche General der in Oktober 1944 in der Niederländische Provinz Noord-Brabant war. Er war Kommandeur der 346 Infanterie-Division und führte mit unter anderen General Leutnant Kurt Chill die Verteidigung gegen die aufrückende Alliierten in der Nähe von Antwerpen.

Alle Berichten über im am Internet melden:
8 november 1892 geboren in Deutsch Eylau West-Preussen, Deutschland.
3 augustus 1973 gestorben in Bad Wiessee, Bayern, Deutschland.

Bei Nachfrage in das Gemeindeachiv Bad Wiessee ist mir deutlich gemacht das Generalleutnant Erich Diestel nicht im Bad Wiessee, Bayern, hat gewohnt, dort auch nicht gestorben ist und auch nicht begraben ist.
Weiss jemand wo er bis 1973 gewohnt hat und auf welchem Friedhof er begraben ist.
Auf dieser weise hoffe ich in Kontakt zu kommen mit Verwandte von der General um möglich Information zu bekommen über die Zeit das er in Holland war.
Gruß, J.P. Bijl.

2016-07-14 20:41:14 +02:00

Bill Sanstrom

Hello Rob, Manstein died in 1973 in Irschenhausen although buried in Dorfmark. Schweppenburg died 1974 in Irschenhausen. I am thinking maybe Manstein was visiting Geyr when he died. just a thought Bill

2016-07-03 19:12:21 +02:00

Bill Sanstrom

Hi Rob , The more I visit your site, I realize how LTTLE I know compared to You Bravo,Rob Bill

2016-06-29 21:05:29 +02:00

webmaster message

Sir, excellent site. However, I noticed a computer hack.
Some while ago, I downloaded the pictures on the Solon Kitty page. Specifically, the Geheime one that was a film or such and the 2 others that were on it. The original downloads were removed & somehow replaced. I checked your site to re-download them and they were missing and replaced also. That was yesterday. Today, there are not even any of the Solon Kitty disk or film stuff at all. The one I had in mind was all red with GEHEIME at the top and a waffen style uniformed german with a grim look & a female at his crotch with the other hand. The attitudes were drawn with perfection and I found it well done enough to download. That was replaced on my computer and your Solon Kitty webpage with a gay looking German and a redrawn female at the gay German soldiers crotch. I would like to get a re-download of the originals but am reticent about leaving my name and email address.

History is important and I have found your site particularly informative. Also, there is a new book out at sharkhunters.com that shows extraordinary evidence that Hitler escaped to Argentina and died in the 1960's. The site is run by Harry Cooper. Adolf Galland and Leni Reifenstahl were members there.
Hope to see the originals back up soon. Thanks for the info.
Best Regards

2016-06-25 23:20:17 +02:00

Peter Thurman

Mr. Hopmann,
Thank you for your contribution to not let the world forget the inhumanity of WWII. By doing so, and by being truthful, you bring the world (all races) together, as people of peace & brotherhood will band together, as do people of war and hate will band together (birds of a feather, flock together). Point: I believe your efforts help stabilize the world by inducing people to 'Think' regardless of the consequences for 'Thinking'. Thank you.

2016-06-22 20:58:56 +02:00

HENRY Marie Christel

Est ce le Général friedrich Von der Lippe qui était en poste dans le village de Nouart en 1915 ? Merci de me répondre

2016-06-21 12:10:50 +02:00


Hello Rob Hopmans. I'm Afonso Martins, 45 years, married, two children.
I am researcher amateur on the Second World Gerra.
Through the 'google.com' I met his excellent work on the Internet: http://ww2gravestone.com/
What has the news and can send me, thanks
God bless you
I am from sao paulo Brazil

2016-06-19 20:11:32 +02:00

Bill Sanstrom

Rob, You need to correct map for Kurt Meyer grave. He is buried in Hagen Delstern Friedhof about an hour walk from Bahnhof See Google map Bill

2016-06-18 19:49:51 +02:00

Sara Scaglioni

Good morning,
I'm Sara Scaglioni and I'm writing from Italy. One month ago, I've read the Goebbels' Diary of 1938 and I discovered that Goebbels had more than one house. So, I found your very very interesting web site and now, I have some questions. I know that Goebbels lived in 10, Inselstrasse at Schwanenwerder and his house is still in good condition. So, is it possible to visit it? And is it possible to visit the other famous house at Bogensee in the north of Berlin?
Thank you very much for your answer and excuse me for my english!
Good bye!

2016-06-17 23:28:42 +02:00


Dear Mr Hopmann,
What a very interesting page, have you visited Traudl Junge's grave or Von Rippentrop's ? super interesting, Thanks , James

2016-06-17 10:44:26 +02:00

Raja Tirumalai

Dear Mr. Rob Hopmans,
Your site is very moving, informative, packed with details. Major Erich Rudorffer has passed away at Bad Schwartau on April 8, 2016. Sadly, none of the English newspapers carried his obituary. He was a chivalrous and gallant foe. Please try to get more details on him - whether he was married and why the present German Air Force did not mention him in any of their press releases or bulletins - After all, he was the greatest ace at the time of his demise. Please try and locate his last resting spot.

2016-06-16 00:44:46 +02:00

Bill Sanstrom

Hi Rob, Back from Deutshland and a very rainy week it was!! Srious flooding in Baden Wurtenburg My train held up 4-5 hours on way to Aalen. One change I found: At Baden Baden ,I had trouble finding grab of Traudl Jung. I had exact location from your site. Your photo show upright stone. I go back to office, and luckily lady know why i cannot find. Upright stone moved to be flat on ground with weeds and grass enroaching. I go back to same site ,look down, clear grass and dirt and find her grab. So happy now. Went to graves of Preiss, Mohnke, paulus ,again and Cholitz, and Wolfgang Priess Weidinger grave in Aalen very well maintained. Local man tell me much about him and how he was hero to most people of Aalen. Good but wet trip !!! Bill

2016-06-15 14:43:01 +02:00


I m a documentary film director, I live and work in Paris for french television. I try to find the information about Käthe Heusermann-Reiss and get in contact with the family of Käthe Heusermann-Reiss. Could you help me, please?

2016-06-12 05:19:51 +02:00

Edymar Marcelos

my friend ,Martin Drewes
Martin Drewes was an aviator and pilot of the Luftwaffe during World War II. To him they are credited 52 aerial victories, including 43 at night, especially against British four-engined bombers. Wikipedia
Birth: October 20, 1918, Salzgitter, Germany
Death: October 13, 2013, Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Awards: Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Works: Night Shadows, Sand und Feuer: Jagdflieger im Irak und über Deutschland

2016-06-12 04:59:01 +02:00

Edymar Marcelos

on this webpage, i found it today. I just want to congratulate you from this great work and very respectful history of WWII.
I'll keep reading it all this month!
Marcelos from Brazil.

2016-06-12 04:19:42 +02:00

Peter Campo

Just happened across your site, looks very interesting and I'll investigate.

2016-05-26 18:13:29 +02:00

Mauro Nanni

God day.
I am looking for informations concerning my father Guerrino Nanni, who was an italian army soldier prisoneer in Sandbostel camp (Stalag X B) in October 1943.
Any kind of information would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance,
Mauro Nanni

2016-05-24 21:09:21 +02:00

Fred van Rijen

Hoi Rob
Ikzelf ben van jongs af aan erg geïnteresseerd in geschiedenis met name ww 2.
Ik zoek vaak op internet naar personen uit die tijd en hun achtergronden, met name veel Duitse militairen van land- luchtmacht en kriegsmarine. Vaak kom ik op jou site terecht, tot ik een keer nieuwsgierig werd en zocht naar de makers van de site. Tot mijn verbazing een oud stadsgenoot (Eindhoven) van mij.
Ik kan het niet laten om mijn complimenten te maken voor jou en je vrouw voor de site, ik heb er afgelopen jaren veel van gelezen, geweldig werk van jullie!! Heeft me veel leesplezier gegeven! ?

2016-05-15 04:58:52 +02:00

Missy Valantassis

I am trying to locate Werner Adam, the grandson of General Wilhelm Adam. I have General Adam's field glasses.

2016-05-05 21:15:51 +02:00

Jack Didden

Beste Rob,
goed initiatief. Ik wil graag een beroep op je doen. Ik zoek voor mijn nieuwste boek een originele foto van Herbert Lemke. Kun je mij daar bij helpen?

Jack Didden (auteur van o.a. Brabant Bevrijd)

2016-04-27 05:48:35 +02:00

Kevin Brazier

I'm trying to find the name of the cemetery that Knight's Cross holders Otto Baum is buried in.

2016-04-25 12:40:54 +02:00

vlad daniel ion

Hello ROB!My namem is Daniel Vlad,from Romania,and aprecieted so much your site and that i thought i come to your aid with great pleasure to send photos of the graves of large aircraft builders military(but not only) that;Carl Clemens Bucker(founder BUCKER) buried at hauptfriedhof koblenz;and those of Hans Klemm(founder KLEMM) buried at village cemetery Fischbachau Germany,but also those of industrialist Hugo Stinnes(founder ARADO) buried at old cemetery Mulheim an der Rhin.Thank you for beautiful all your work,and good luck!

2016-04-08 21:55:48 +02:00

Ron MacGillivary

It's sites like yours that remind us to never forget and to always honor our brave soldiers. Thank you for that. Ron MacGillivary

2016-04-04 01:23:26 +02:00

Stephen McDonald

This is a good website for research but sadly I see no reference to Canadian forces liberating Holland. Approx. 7,600 Canadians died fighting in Holland.

2016-04-03 13:44:19 +02:00

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2016-03-14 09:24:47 +01:00

Joseph Borda

Great Site..
Well done and keep up the good information !!

2016-03-14 03:27:43 +01:00


Your site inspires me to keep reading.
Thumbs up...

2016-02-24 14:50:50 +01:00


great site!
I just wan't to help you to correct the information about "horst Kadgien". He never had the Knight Cross. He just had the German cross in gold.

2016-02-21 13:14:26 +01:00

Rita Guimaraes

Quisiera saber sobre Heinrich Sattler nacio en 1875/1940 es mi bisabuelo tengo fotos . Era militar primera guerra mundial, para albun genealogico . Aleman residente en Braunchesweig.

2016-02-03 23:38:11 +01:00


KUDOS! on this webpage, i found it today. I just want to congratulate you from this great work and very respectful history of WWII.
I'll keep reading it all this month!
Greetings from USA.

2016-02-03 19:42:42 +01:00


Really Great, but I'm pretty sure Stauffenberg didn't get the Ritterkreuz.

Greetings from berlin.

2016-01-21 19:31:39 +01:00

Viktoria Ironpride

As they DESERVE to be glorified! Thinking people realize that "war criminals" and German soldiers doing their duty are not synonymous. WW II German soldiers were the best of the best, and we also realize that the war crimes committed by the "good guys" were worse than anything Germany ever did, only the side that "wins" never punishes their "war criminals." My farther was a combat medic (Third Army) and he served all the way through France and Germany in the war, and he saved a lot of lives (Germans included), for which I thank God, winning a Bronze Star in the process. He had nothing personal against the Germans, the people or the army, and he treated all the wounded the same, as the German medics did also. That's the way medical corp has to be--

2016-01-17 23:53:59 +01:00


Hello, I researched on the grave of "Gelly Raubal" Hitler's niece, she was buried in the Central Cemetery of Vienna, and I know the place, its dadaver no longer there. It has pictures of the funeral? thanks

2016-01-02 18:39:14 +01:00


Very Great! I'm from old German Panzer Family. How do You finance all these trips?

2015-12-11 15:22:56 +01:00


By any chance would you know of the location (exact or ball park) where Hitler introduced himself to Maria Reiter when their paths crossed while walking their dogs? The best I can do is a Kurpark near or a little north of Maximilianstraße 6, Berchtesgaden. I'm planning a trip in the near future and would like to go to that particular spot if in fact it is known.

2015-12-10 02:10:11 +01:00

Brock Dittrick

I am looking to see if anyone knows the grave of Hauptmann Hermann-Friedrich Joppien. (Ritterkreutzträger mit Eichenlaub). He died in Russia but I don't know if he may have been brought back to Germany since it was Aug 1941 and he was such a famous pilot at that time.
Danke im Voraus

2015-12-06 19:30:34 +01:00

Hergen Haye

inspirational and looking to learn to be so committed to a goal ! Mentors and Heros

2015-12-02 05:32:18 +01:00


Hello Rob, My wife's father was 82nd Airborne, 508 PIR and jumped into Normandy and Holland. We met Michel Janssen during one of our trips to France, Holland and Belgium. He is a nice man. I like your story.

2015-12-01 18:42:45 +01:00

Manuel Perales

My sincere congratulations for your excellent website,
and your research efforts.
A very great tribute to all
these brave men, whatever the banner for which they fought .

2015-11-30 22:05:52 +01:00

Michel Janssen

Hallo Rob,
Per toeval kwam ik op deze indrukwekkende site ik zelf ben ook geïnteresseerd in wereld oorlog twee, echter wat ik wel zeer frappant is dat ik het verhaal van de bominslag op de schuilkelder aan de Biesterweg vaak van mijn moeder heb gehoord, mijn moeder Sjaantje de Groot is namelijk geboren in oud Stratum 19 januari 1923, zij heeft tot begin jaren zestig aan de voorterweg 195 gewoond en is toen vertrokken naar Groesbeek waar ze in 2014 op 91 jarige leeftijd overleed. Ikzelf kom niet uit Eindhoven, ik heb ruim 30 jaar in Groesbeek gewoon en woon nu in Nijmegen. Echter ik kom nog vaak in oud Stratum en Eindhoven. Mijn opa Driek de Groot heeft zijn laatste jaren gesleten in het klooster aan de Gasthuisstraat tegenwoordig zit hier woonzorg centrum Wilgenhof. Voor meer info omtrent oud Stratum en familie de groot kun je ook eens een kijkje nemen op mijn site http://stratum-heden-en-verleden.nl of de Facebook pagina over oud Stratum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/710962728925006/
Ikzelf ben geboren in 1963 ik wens jou veel succes toe met deze prachtige site.
Met vriendelijke groet,

Michel Janssen

2015-11-20 00:49:47 +01:00


Really enjoy this website. Lots of great info. Thanks

2015-11-16 23:49:12 +01:00

Susan Cashmore nee Collins

I knew Lipmann Kessel from the age of 3yrs up until he retired from surgery (Charing Cross Hospital). It has taken me almost 30 years to obtain a copy of the programme Comrades At Arms, aired mid 1980s (coincidentally this is being sent to me as I write). I missed the programme when it was first aired and, thanks to advances in technology, the web has enabled me to finally see it. He was truly a kind and affectionate man and although I was a very young child at the start of our 'relationship' he treated me with dignity and with humanity. He told me what he wanted to do next by way of surgery, explained why and really asked my permission! I trusted him completely. He called me Poppet and I loved him very much. He wrote and signed my copy of his book Surgeon At Arms which I will pass to my Grandson. Susan Cashmore. 16.11.2015

2015-11-12 03:17:58 +01:00

Christine von Lossberg

Thank you on the research of Viktor von Lossberg's life. I think he was my uncle. Just doing a little research. If there is any more information on him let me know! Thank you very much.

2015-11-04 13:35:40 +01:00

Stephen McDonald

Kurt Meyer was a fanatical Nazi war criminal who ordered the murder of 20 Canadian Army POWs. Meyer should have been executed and I dislike the way your website glorifies him as well as other Nazi war criminals.

2015-11-04 07:00:28 +01:00

Jason Maz

Thank you for this website. It keeps the past alive. Honor to all that sacrificed everything. Keep up the good work!

2015-11-02 05:29:28 +01:00

Joachim Richter

Ich fuehle mich sehr geehrt, meinen Grossvater an Ihrer Webseite zu finden. / I feel very honored to find my grandfather on your website.

2015-10-23 18:14:56 +02:00

Arnulf W.

Vielen Dank, daß hier auch unserer Toten gedacht wird!

2015-10-18 01:08:47 +02:00

michael maier

visiting this website I feel a deep humanity
my respect, thank you!
michael, germany

2015-10-17 15:34:22 +02:00

Stephen McDonald

Far too many Nazi war criminals were not executed for their atrocities. My father and uncles fought for Canada in WW2 and they were proud to have beaten the Nazi thugs.

2015-10-16 11:07:22 +02:00

Huber Gerhard

Great website!
i am born 1943 in austria!
( in this time germany!)
so i am very interested to
find informations about

2015-10-12 09:26:02 +02:00

Alfred Vadder

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,für meine Recherchen komme ich immer wieder auf diese gut gemachte Arbeit zurück.Ich beherrsche die englische Sprache nicht,finde mich aber gut zu recht.Da ich die Kriegsjahre in Deutschland erlebt habe,und meine Neugierde sich mit dem gesamten zweiten Weltkrieg sind diese Infos ganz hervorragend.
Ich wünsche den Gestaltern dieser Arbeiten weiterhin viel Erfolg.
Es grüßt Alfred Vadder.

2015-10-10 09:26:10 +02:00

John Grimes

Looking forward to reading through your articles

2015-10-02 13:37:34 +02:00

Arthur J. Hughes,Jr.

Job well done. I also visited Patton grave in Hamm. Also Normandy, and German grave neat Mount St. Michael.

2015-09-27 08:09:31 +02:00


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2015-09-16 00:46:22 +02:00

sebastian genolet

hola como estas te escribo porque tal vez me puedas ayudar, quisiera saber si hay algun registro de que el senor Kuhme Kurt tuvo un hijo llamado friedrich albert kuhme.
Si me pudieras responder te lo agradeceria tengo un monton de preguntas.
Soy de argentina y eh encontrado un monton de libros y demas reliquias de la la segunda guerra mundial

2015-09-14 22:11:58 +02:00

Birgit Losert

Hi, do you know anything about British Captain Mund (Flensburg 1945/Patria)?
Would be of great help for an Investigation of my boyfriend.
Thanks and best regards from Germany

2015-09-03 23:58:15 +02:00


Your site is quite interesting. Only one thing : the italian general is Rodolfo Graziani, not 'Graziano'

2015-08-16 11:55:07 +02:00

Massimo Lucioli

A great research work , which makes the right memory to the fallen beneath each flag , without any distinction!

2015-08-16 02:48:52 +02:00

Mike Vassiliou

Great job with alot of work. Rare pictures and intersting information not known openly. Keep up the good work.

2015-08-15 15:29:52 +02:00

Dick Spierenburg

Ten eerste een geweldige site. Hier mijn vraag, kunt u mij vertellen maar de Italiaanse Maarschalk Rodolfo Graziani is geboren?
Alvast bedankt.

2015-08-01 14:00:58 +02:00


I too ... You are my Model Figure too in Military History General ...

I loved tanks because of you and General Heinz Guderian ... And I love Desert Srmoured Warfare more because of you ...


Danke Schoen!!!

2015-08-01 13:59:08 +02:00


Father and MOther ... They Idolize you so much Field Marshall Herr General ...
MOther is 83 now and Father is 81, a former Captain in the Philippine Army, 1st Inf. Btn. and ROTC Commandant and Scout Master ...

Mother, a schoolteacher .. English and Music ...

2015-07-29 00:57:53 +02:00


Hello Rob,
it's dammage that your site is not possible in french language.
Thank you for all these informations beyond this period of History.
Bien cordialement.

2015-07-22 15:38:14 +02:00


There is a grave with the name ADOLF H. REICH in the Evangelist Cemetery of Nueva Helvecia, Colonia, Uruguay. Same place where Mengele got married with second wife. A picture of the diseased appears similar to Hitler's.

2015-07-21 17:00:49 +02:00


Dit is echt een van de beste websites die ik ooit heb bezocht. Ga zo door

2015-07-21 13:03:52 +02:00


ik woon in België en ga jaarlijks op bezoek bij vrienden in de Lüneburger Heide in Duitsland (in de driehoek tussen Bremen Hannover en Hamburg). Reeds jarenlang heb ik ook een sterke interesse in WOII. Net zoals u heb ik het graf van von Manstein & von Blaskowitz bezocht. Ik ben echter nog op zoek naar andere graven in die streek waar mijn Duitse vrienden wonen. Kan u me hierbij helpen aub ?
Alvast bedankt en met vriendelijke groeten, Koen.

2015-07-10 13:02:07 +02:00

Andrew Pelyaev

Good job!
Quite a lot of rare footage!
Most liked indication of burial sites, and it can be difficult to find them.
Good luck in job!

I wish to register on the site, but did not find this function.
Will it be done in the future?

2015-06-26 01:06:36 +02:00

martha nares

Hola desde mexico puerto de veracruz un sitio muy interesante gran investigacion lo disfruto mucho saludos

2015-06-10 05:15:39 +02:00

Jim Lux

Great website.
The photo of Capt. Robert H. Shannon who was the pilot on the B-24 Liberator bomber Hot Stuff is incorrect and the photo of Hot Stuff burning is also incorrect. Rescuers did not arrive at the crash site until 24 hours after the crash and the fire was out by then.

You can view a video of the story of the B-24 Hot Stuff and Lt. Gen. Frank M. Andrews at the following website:

I enjoyed visiting your site. Keep up the good work.


Jim Lux

2015-06-08 09:44:23 +02:00


I just aquired a 1st Model Luftwaffe Presentation dress dagger. Manufactured by Paul Weyersberg. Engraved with gold wash. "Zur erinnerung an Deine kameraden" " Den berrn Oberleutnant zu Lippe Weissenfeld." Such a rare and singular find.

2015-06-01 13:37:47 +02:00

Bob Hoffman

Dear Rob,
It has now been a few weeks since I found your website. I continue to be an avid reader. I ran acrossed the stories of your close association with members of the 101st Airborne. I am very impressed and touched with your gratitude for their sacrifices liberating your town. An uncle that I never met died during the Battle of the Bulge. Plus at least one other uncle who fought and survived the war. Please keep up the good work keeping these memories alive. Just an idea but you might want to consider writing a book based on the huge amount of research that you have done which is extremely impressive. If you do write that book I want a first edition signed copy!

2015-05-26 12:41:28 +02:00

Charles Boto

Dear Mr. Hopmans,
I am completely speechless with your website. This website should live forever through the generations to remember us that war is such terrible thing. Thank you again for your details, efforts and passions. Keep the good work!

2015-05-26 12:13:40 +02:00

Richard M

Congratulations on a very informative website, you have done and are still doing very good work. You are also very helpful when contacted.

2015-05-25 19:42:36 +02:00

Peter Quieß

Der Grabstein von Baldur von
Schirach ist vor kurzem entfernt worden. Das Grab selbst ist gepflegt.

2015-05-25 05:10:29 +02:00

Joe Valcik

Hello Rob,
Thank you so much for keeping the memories alive. We must not forget.

2015-05-22 21:06:47 +02:00

Norbert Kuemmel

Dear Mr. Hopmans,

I have been studying your site and find it quiet amazing how much detailed
effort you invested into your researches.

Thank you for your dedication…you created a valuable dictionary…

2015-05-17 19:02:45 +02:00

José Carlos Rosa

I met this website today, and I'm finding it great ! You value and honnor 60 million souls who perished, by rendering available the story of the men and women who fought. They will be remembered for many and many generations. I' touched. Thank you.

2015-05-17 16:05:24 +02:00

Bob Hoffman

I foung your site and have been reading it for the better part of a week straight. The content is so good I don't even mind the poor translation to English. Thank you for all your hard work.

2015-05-17 02:20:15 +02:00

Peter Hörle

Hallo Rob,
Tolle Seite u. schönes Hobby......wünsche dir, daß Du noch älter als deine Eltern wirst.
Wer fotografiert dann Deinen Grabstein?
Grüße aus Duitsland

2015-05-07 15:57:24 +02:00

Joop Peeters

Van harte proficiat met de vernieuwde maar voorheen ook al steengoede website.
En een groot compliment voor de enorme hoeveelheid tijd en het doorzettingsvermogen voor het verzamelen van alle data. Châpeau!

2015-05-06 20:49:49 +02:00


More info on this site than I imagined thank you may cannot get about to work when I press on it

2015-05-05 19:47:32 +02:00

Brian Felker

My wife and I have travelled from Hamilton Ontario Canada to take part in the liberation ceremonies. We are staying with my daughter and her family. We were deeply moved by the ceremonies that took place and will always remember those who lost their lives to this horrid war.

2015-05-05 03:15:53 +02:00

Kirk Bissat

The layout of your website is fantastic! The information and photo's are excellent, and have been very useful for my own trips to the cemeteries. Thank you for all your help!


2015-04-27 17:13:21 +02:00

Bill Sanstrom

Greetings Rob, Really big change and much better organized !! It is going to make me seek more generals gravestones! Bill

2015-04-27 06:51:25 +02:00

Jo Van Bever

aangezien jullie blijkbaar toch de specialisten ter zake zijn, richt ik me hierbij tot jullie. Kennen jullie de namen van de RK-Träger die aanwezig waren op de begrafenis van Sepp Dietrich? Uit de beschikbare foto's haal ik maar een paar namen: Hausser en Bittrich worden gevolgd door twee RK-Träger. Bij de kist zelf draagt Macher het Ordenskissen en staan onder meer: Schäfer, Ullrich, Stenwedel en Bochmann. Een tweetal andere kan ik echter niet benoemen. Weten jullie soms meer? Alvast hartelijk bedankt!

Jo Van Bever

2015-04-26 16:53:47 +02:00


Amazing website. Thank you for a great job mr. Hopmans

2015-04-25 16:08:43 +02:00

hans H van BRUG TE VER

Proficiat met de vernieuwde web site. Great work guys!!