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He is my Great Uncle. I have tries to find my birth mother but sorry could not find her. I was born in Germany and my adoptive parents told me my history. Kinda sad for all.
Dan M Barnett
Thank you for all your wonderful work on this project. I would like to become a member, but I don't see how.
SS Gruppenführer,bert Bormann,
brother of Martin Bormann, Albert died age 86, on 08-04-1889, in Munich, Personal adjutant assigned to Hitler’s personal office.
JAARTAL MOET ZIJN 1989!!!!
Very expansive blog. You seem to either omit, or havent researched the crimes of the Croatian Ustase and the massacares they committed. It deserves note for the many ethnic Serbs and gypsies that were killed at Jasenovac and elsewhere.
Great article on Fritz Witt,
I would love to find more info on him and his family,I have been told I look just like him,
Rob, Your article on Eindhoven was well done. I used to use instruments made at the Philips factory.
Great work. Thank you for the information about my grandfather.
My Great Aunt was Julia Otteson Flikke and I enjoyed some of the insights.
Set. Richard D. Nowak
Will be buried with my comrades at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Second to None ?
Stephanie Johncox Redden
Thank you for this site. I am honorably labeled, as many others, as a C.O.W.-Child of Wonder (it's a wonder the Five-O-Wonders made it out of the B.O.B.. My father was a through and through Taccoa man and fought from June 6th 1944-Jan. 10th 1945 when he was gravely injured by a tree burst. I attended a few reunions and met the most amazing men who helped me learn of his plight. I actually met Medic Dave Tuel on top of Stone Mtn, where he gave me 3 photos of my father, and where I was able to actually thank the man for saving my fathers life. This was a surprise meeting, for me, set up by Glen Derber, Carleton Raiford, Ray Tayer, Medic Ken Moore and Medic "Mother" Joe Madigan and respectively, their wives. What an amazing crowd right? My father was SSgt Russell Johncox LMG HQ2 501 PIR/101st Airborne. I am very proud of him. Anyway, thank you for this wonderful site!
Stephanie Johncox Redden
Dear Sir, you publish a picture of Otto Kahn on your web page for Helmut Kämpfe. I would be interested to know if you have absolutely reliable evidence that this picture shows Otto Kahn. As far as I can see this pic has never been published elsewhere. EL
Myself and my daughter Nelly will be on a mission in June 2019, to find and collect all the information on Ernest L Underwood who was killed close to the areas of St mere Eglise and Blosville and Careden on June 26 1944.
Michael D Alexander
Such a beautiful and brilliant man wasted . . . Hollywood looks and great mind . . . may he rest in peace. Would have loved being his aide.
Fijne website met interessante informatie.
Ik moet wel opmerken dat Hermann Hoth een Wehrmacht officier was en geen SS-officier.
I am writing a WWII Action-Adventure book series called The Intruders and I am finding this site very informative. My goal is to educate future generations of the 21st Century about the Great Clash of Fascism versus Democracy in the Mid 20th Century-Democrats, Fascists, and Communists, Oh My!
The sectiom on Matthew B Ridgway is incorrect. He was born at Ft. Monroe but was not raised in Virginia. He was largely raised in Boston and graduated from high school at East.Boston High. He went to West point from there.
The second picture on the page about Dirlewanger is from the Russian movie “Come and See”. These SS people depicted were actors including the boy. I believe that this part of the movie is based on atrocities committed by the Dirlewanger Brigade.
The institution where I work is interested in using the photo below as the illustration in the book which we are going to publish. Could you please contact me via email?
Hi! I´m looking for the grave of Hans von Luck a german Oberst der Panzertruppe during WW2. I can´t find information on this page. Do you have any information? Thanks!/Sara
I have been reading with interest the blog about Hitler's visit to the Ypres Salient battlefields in 1940.
I understand the month of the visit was June, but am interested in the dates in June that the visit was made.
Can anybody help me please?
I sent an email for the attention of Rob recently; I am aware you guys are busy, but if you could get back to me in due course I would be most appreciative. Keep up the good work. Thanks.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski - his activity to draw the attention of the world to the restitution of Poland is missing. He was also a member of Polish National Committee in 1917 with Roman Dmowski (Woodrow Wilson 14 points speech; point no 13) and was engaged into relief actions to help the victims of the WWI. One of his speeches gave fuel to successful Wielkopolskie Uprising in January 1918 which freed that region from German rulers. On the margin - please correct - it's ""Paderewski" not "Paderowski" : ) I fully appreciate your iniciative. Good job! All the best, Iga from Poland.
Ps. My grandpa's uncle, Walenty Górecki, ran a large department store in Poznań during WWII. He helped, among others, the poor, members of the Polish Home Army (resistance movement, highly organised) and English parachuters (e.g. he distributed forged passports). He was taking care of my grandpa and they lived together with a German speaking maid. One day, two man clad in heavy black coats, came for him. One of his workers reported on him to gestapo. Uncle Kazimierz wanted to avenge him, but someone was quicker (uncle Kazmimierz, then aged 17 and carrying a loaded pistol, found that scum lying on the staircase with a hole in his head). Uncle Walenty was imprisoned, tortured, and (surprise!) released after around 5 months of brutal interrogation. He was a wreck of a man and suffered of pneumonia. He died before the end of the WWII, in 1944. Grandpa, then a 5-year-old child, still remembers that night when they took his angel -like uncle. Painful memory... One of many.
Wat kunt u mij vertellen over de Duitse Generaal Mellentheim.
Ik kan niets vinden op het internet, misschien dat u mij kunt helpen?
Donald Ross Durrant III
I am extremely proud to be related to Thomas Frank Durrant. Posthumous award of the Victorian Cross was quite fitting for this brave man.
Mocht u hulp kunnen gebruiken met de editing van uw site zou ik dat graag doen... Er zijn nl bepaalde mensen die aan elkaar gekoppeld zijn en een verwarrend geheel leveren.....Ondertussen was Eisenhower alleen een desk general die nooit a slagveld heeft gezien. Hij was een disaster and lag constand overhoop met George Patton...Montgomery was de UK's disaster, not to mention Churchill die nooit een oorlog zag waar hij niet van hield. Rumors zijn dat Patton was killed door Eisenhower....
Ik woon al 55 jaar in the VS en ben goed bekend met de geschiedenis.
Iedere oorlog in Europa sedert 1870 werd gecrieerd door de UK/Frankrijk en de VS tegen Duitsland. Het doel was om Duitsland op te breken. En dat is nog steeds zo. Nederland werd in 1940 binnengevallen omdat de Duitse inlichtingen informatie hadden dat door een van de 3 landen Nederland/Belgie of Frankrijk de Engelsen het Continent en daarna Duitsland zouden aanvallen. En dat intelligence was spot-on want een paar dagen later stonden er 370.000 Engelse/geallieerden op het strand in Dunkirk. Deze zijn geevacueerd.
Geen van deze oorlogen ontstonden door Duitsland alhoewel er tich aantal pretexten werden genoemd. Duitsland heeft EEN maal Nederland gebombardeerd en dat was in Rotterdam op 14 Mei 1940..Ik zelf heb 3 firebombings overleeft in de Achterhoek door Amerika. 35 ander steden in Nederland werden gebombardeerd door Amerika. De RAF vloog iedere nacht over ons huis op weg naar Duitsland. Zij vlogen alleen s'nachts. De Amerikanen vlogen in daylight. Dat is algemeen bekend alhoewel de zogenaamde historicy in Nederland zelfs in de achterhoek, zonder enig bewijs vast houden dat the RAF ons bombardeerde. Niet zo. Ik zag iedere bomb vallen. Mijn Amerikaanse dochter die haar thesis schreef omtrent WW2 Propaganda leerde dat the geallieerden de oorlog niet gewonnen hadden maar de Sovjets.
De geallieerden kwamen voor de opruim aktie nadat de Sovjets de Duitse Wehrmacht en Luftwaffe hadden verwoest.
In deze nu ouwe vrouw leeft nog altijd oorlogs kind. En bij tijd en wijle troost deze nu ouwe vrouw dat kleine kind dat boos is op diegene die de oorlogen crieerden vanwege hebberigheid. Ik ben de geallieerde niet dankbaar maar ik klaag hen aan voor het crieeren van deze oorlogen waardoor ik jaren lang naar een gebombarderde school moest. The oorlogen zijn symptomen, en men moet leren wat de ziekte is die deze symptomen veroorzaakt.
Om de Amerikanen of Engelsen dankbaar te zijn voor wat zij zelf begonnen en ons land hebben verwoest, komt bij mij niet op. Het getuigd van een soort indoctrinatie waar geen klap van deugd.
Ik bewonder uw uitgebreide geschiedenis.
LINDA I FIELD
This site is so interesting. George Stratemeyer was a cousin of mine. My heart goes out to all that suffered & died throughout all of the wars that have been fought. My thoughts & prayers r with u & your families everywhere. Lest we not forget how thankful that we have freedom.
Eichmann was put to death on May 31 not in March.
Such a great website for the WW2 history buff (Euro theatre). Glad I found such a wealth of info here. Thank you.
Beautiful work !
Congratulations on keeping History alive!
Greetings from Brazil
I want you to know that former Nazi doctor Hans Eisele is buried in Germany in 77960 Seelbach..His son still lives here and he brougt the bones of his father from Kairo to Seelbach some years ago.. Hans Eisele fleed to Egypt and lived there under the name "Carl de Bouche" - when he died he was buried in Kairo and his son brought his bones later back to Germany...His son Armin Eisele still lives here..
Dear Mr. Hopmans,
my name is Michael Muck and I´m from germany living near Aschaffenburg (225 km away from Frankfurt am Main). I found your website during I search for the name Warren H. Muck. It is an interesting coincidence, because I surfed at youtube webside, searching for good film musik and I found a video from the film bands of brothers. In the closing credits I read the name Warren H. Muck and I thought to myself is it possible that this guy a relation of mine? I´m 42 yo and my grandfahter died few years ago. So I called my father if he knows about the name Warren H. Muck and he told me no, he did not know about a family living in the US. Few years ago I asked my grandfather to the WW2 but I got no many statments. As I know he was a german soldier, a dispatch rider, and he had to fight in the east and in Stalingrad, too. He got a shot into his left knee so he stayed in Bamberg in an improviesed lazarett, during the kettle of Stalinggrad was closed. He gave us no statements to the horror of WW2. Shortly before his death he only told to our retired priest because he had hughe fear to die with his weigth of war.
I know in fact of data protection it is not allowd to gave personal datas to an unknown person, but if you have any hints for me regarding to Warren H. Muck I'd be much obliged. I´m not a Nazi and I´m not interessted in guns or something like that. I´m only interessted in if I had or have relatives in the US. I´m looking forward hearing from you via e-mail.
P.S. You have a great webpage with many interessting details.
My uncle was Karlfreider Schumacher from Heidelberg, Germany and he flew with G. Rall with the 52nd All I want to know is if he was mentioned in Mr. Rall"s Logbook. Karl was shot down in May 1944 I think.
Very good site!! I'll be back!
Heinrich Hoffman took a photo of Adolf Hitler at the same building in fromelles as Hitler once painted. That’s a fact.
merhaba bay hopmans
böyle bir site yaptığınız için minnettarım, en güzelide isimler ve fotoğrafları aynı anda görebilmek, sayenizde bilgi sahibi olduğum için teşekkür ederim, sizi takipe devam ediyorum. saygılar.
Danke. General Major Eugen Bilharz of Baden-Baden is a distant ancestor who I have added to my research.
Ron, Reo, Nevada, USA
Betreft Melitta Schiller = Melitta Schenk von Stauffenberg : begin april 1945 stortte zijn naar beneden in Strasskirchen (letter "r" ontbreekt).
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.
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?
Hola desde mexico puerto de veracruz un sitio muy interesante gran investigacion lo disfruto mucho saludos
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.
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.
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!
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!
Congratulations on a very informative website, you have done and are still doing very good work. You are also very helpful when contacted.
Der Grabstein von Baldur von
Schirach ist vor kurzem entfernt worden. Das Grab selbst ist gepflegt.
Thank you so much for keeping the memories alive. We must not forget.
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…
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.
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.
Tolle Seite u. schönes Hobby......wünsche dir, daß Du noch älter als deine Eltern wirst.
Wer fotografiert dann Deinen Grabstein?
Grüße aus Duitsland
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!
More info on this site than I imagined thank you may cannot get about to work when I press on it
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.
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!
Greetings Rob, Really big change and much better organized !! It is going to make me seek more generals gravestones! Bill
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
Amazing website. Thank you for a great job mr. Hopmans
hans H van BRUG TE VER
Proficiat met de vernieuwde web site. Great work guys!!