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Ook dit jaar waren we weer erbij! Het is toch elk jaar weer een mooi moment om s
Ook dit jaar waren we weer erbij! Het is toch elk jaar weer een mooi moment om stil te staan bij wat je hebt. Trots op de 2 oudsten die weer meegelopen hebben met scouting! Volgend jaar mag Gijs ook meelopen. Vandaag kon ik even genieten van drie generaties die zonder deze bevrijding niet hadden bestaan... #vierdevrijheid#18september2018#rememberseptember#lichtjesrouteeindhoven#eindhovenbevrijd#liberationroute
18.09.2018 20:44:09
Today exactly 74 years ago Eindhoven was liberated from German occupation. This
Today exactly 74 years ago Eindhoven was liberated from German occupation. This monument near Kamp Vught is an eternal reminder of the atrocities of war #memorial#ww2#eindhoven#kampvught#fakkeldefile#lichtjesroute#liberation#liberationroute#lestweforget
18.09.2018 19:33:31
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The John Frost Bridge at night. What a sight 😍 Those heroes put up such a fight.
The John Frost Bridge at night. What a sight 😍 Those heroes put up such a fight....more
18.09.2018 17:25:52
Men of HQ Troop of 1st Airlanding Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron at Wolfheze on
Men of HQ Troop of 1st Airlanding Brigade Reconnaissance Squadron at Wolfheze on the outskirts of Arnhem, 18 September 1944. The man on the left is manning a PIAT. #abridgetoofar#airborne#slagomarnhem#battleofarnhembridge#marketgarden#liberationroute#britishairborne#worldwartwo
18.09.2018 04:48:00
Great to see the city of Arnhem remembering Operation Market Garden anf the men
Great to see the city of Arnhem remembering Operation Market Garden anf the men of the 1st Airborne Division. Exactly 74 years ago today and now John Frost's 2nd Battalion was on its way to and taking up positions on the north side of the Rhine Bridge. What a stand they made!
17.09.2018 16:06:48
Research never stops. This unexpected find means a lot to my research in the Bat
Research never stops. This unexpected find means a lot to my research in the Battle of Bastogne. Renée Lamaire is the nurse that's portrayed in Band of Brothers' Bastogne episode. There she's wrongly portrayed as a nurse in the 101st Airborne Division aid-station instead of the 10th Armored Division... On December 24th the first-aid station was hit by the German Luftwaffe and killed Renée plus 23 others. Some bodies were never found again and completely vanished due to the fire and heat. It made clearing out the building impossible.
16.09.2018 09:41:20
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A German Panther tank, a gift from the Polish Liberators to the people of Breda
A German Panther tank, a gift from the Polish Liberators to the people of Breda 🇵🇱🇳🇱 #TracesOfWar#LiberationRoute#Breda
15.09.2018 10:52:13
All these heroes were Killed in Action. It brings up an in interesting question.
All these heroes were Killed in Action. It brings up an in interesting question. For what do we define by 'Action'? Please comment below!
15.09.2018 07:54:13
I have been researching for @wyoming.wwii.film this week going through the Unit
I have been researching for @wyoming.wwii.film this week going through the Unit Journals of the 377th Regiment. Sergeant Pedri, of Company B, became a POW on the 14th of November 1944 and I'm trying to narrow down all the events that lead up to that point. It's very interesting to read radio messages about the frontline from 74 years ago. Another interesting though is that these Unit Journals are the only source that write down exactly what's been said in a given point of time. These journals were not written down a month or a year after the war. They were written down the exact minute a message came in. We can't get closer than that. Another point of interest are the code names given to a division, regiment, its battalions and every other unit within the division. Moreover, even General Patton had his own call sign: Lucky 6
14.09.2018 06:54:25
In loving memory, Bert Reynolds passed away Monday the 10th of September at age
In loving memory, Bert Reynolds passed away Monday the 10th of September at age 91. Often he came to The Netherlands to visit the grave of his brother Jack, buried at the Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek and to inspire others #hewillbemissed#liberationroute#europeremembers
13.09.2018 07:14:51
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Visited my girl in Maastricht today and had to take a picture of this monument d
Visited my girl in Maastricht today and had to take a picture of this monument dedicated to the 30th Infantry Division. They liberated the town on the 13th and 14th of September 1944.
12.09.2018 12:03:46
Impact holes still visible in the staircases up the ramp of the Arnhem bridge!
Impact holes still visible in the staircases up the ramp of the Arnhem bridge!...more
11.09.2018 17:57:22
Afgelopen weekend een #fotoreportage gemaakt in #Berlijn. Onder andere bezochten
Afgelopen weekend een #fotoreportage gemaakt in #Berlijn. Onder andere bezochten we het #Geallieerde Museum, gevestigd in een oude Amerikaanse Bioscoop. Het Geallieerde Museum vertelt een uniek verhaal: van de Duitse nederlaag op het eind van de Tweede Wereldoorlog tot de splitsing van West- en Oost-Berlijn door de drie westerse bezettingsmachten en de Sovjet Unie. Berlijn werd het brandpunt van de Koude Oorlog. bron: website @liberationroute#vfonds#liberationroute#berlinstagram#visitberlin#berlingram@vfondsvrede
10.09.2018 08:38:23
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Credit: @everythingeverywhere The last two weeks have been incredibly busy for m
Credit: @everythingeverywhere The last two weeks have been incredibly busy for me as I have been following the path of the Allies in WWII through Western Europe on the @LiberationRoute. I started in Portsmouth, England and crossed the channel to Normandy to visit the beaches, cemeteries and museums associated with D-Day. Then I drove to Belgium and the Ardens forest to visit the sites associated with the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne. From there I’ve spent the last week in the Netherlands visiting all the sites associated with Operation Market Garden and the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Today I’m in Germany and entering the homestretch of the trip. I’m in the small town in Schmidt, not far from the Belgium border which was near where the Siegfried Line was located and close to the Battle of Hürtgen Forest. From here I’ll be ending my trip in Berlin. This has been a very eye opening trip. I haven’t done a thematic trip like this before where I’ve focused on one subject. I’ve learned a lot more than the cursory story of WWII that you get from documentaries on the History Channel (back when they actually had shows about history). After this trip is over, I start a new one in the Czech Republic right away visiting a bunch of World Heritage Sites before TBEX Europe, where I will be speaking. Aaaand then I’m off to a big trip in Switzerland to finish up by Summer of Europe! #everythingeverywhere#liberationroute#netherlands#thisisholland#holland#wwii#millionaire#pic#roadtrip#travelling#moodoftheday#arabian#menswear#seetheworld#airjordan#palegrunge#3ARAB#ceo#jordans#grunge#success
09.09.2018 02:45:44
German soldiers stand in the debris strewn street of Bastogne, Belgium, on Janua
German soldiers stand in the debris strewn street of Bastogne, Belgium, on January 9, 1945, after they were captured by the U.S. 4th Armored Division which helped break the German siege of the city
08.09.2018 08:12:38
A new book that I received this week. What I like about Timo Worst's work is how
A new book that I received this week. What I like about Timo Worst's work is how detailed he researched the SS units of Kampfgruppe Knittel in the Battle of the Bulge. It's one of the unknown battle groups, but fought againdt some well known American unit. Besides, the book overall is focussed on the carreer of Knittel, opening up new insights in the life of someone who probably wasn't interested in Nazi politics before Hitler came to power.
07.09.2018 16:22:05
We lost another former Easy Company member this week. Edward Doc Pepping. He was
We lost another former Easy Company member this week. Edward Doc Pepping. He was an original Toccoa guy and served as a medic with Easy Company until just after the Normandy Campaign. Rest in Peace (Photo: edpepping.wordpress.com)
06.09.2018 07:29:01
Last weekend the 72nd edition of the Airborne Marches was held. We were honored
Last weekend the 72nd edition of the Airborne Marches was held. We were honored to meet some of the Battle of Arnhem veterans #veterans#worldwar2#battleofarnhem#europeremembers#liberationroute
05.09.2018 08:19:57
I have settled into my room in Arnhem! Tomorrow the first classes of my Military
I have settled into my room in Arnhem! Tomorrow the first classes of my Military History masters programme starts. In week two we'll be looking at D-Day!
03.09.2018 17:01:40
Three members of an American patrol cross a field on a scouting mission near Lel
Three members of an American patrol cross a field on a scouting mission near Lellig, Luxembourg 30 Dec 1944. Some soldiers aquired white bed sheets, illustrated here, to employ as camouflage. From left to right: Sgt. James Storey, Newman, Ga.; Pvt. Frank A. Fox, Wilmington, Del., and Cpl. Dennis Lavanoha, Harrisville, N.Y. Photograph courtesy of the US Army Center of Military History
03.09.2018 07:51:20
There are 5076 men burried at the Luxembourg American Military Cemetery. That's
There are 5076 men burried at the Luxembourg American Military Cemetery. That's 5076 individual stories. Have you ever imagined listening to 5076 different people? Probably not. @footstepsresearchers
31.08.2018 09:03:21
Repost from @joedemadio_ww2 
Then & Now: British Mark V gun as used on the Sherm
Repost from @joedemadio_ww2 Then & Now: British Mark V gun as used on the Sherman Firefly armed with the anti-tank gun, near the bridge over the river Maas, in the city of Namur Belgium. Waiting for the Germans. December 25th 1944.
29.08.2018 19:34:20
This design is inspired by the events of the 4th Infantry  Division during the B
This design is inspired by the events of the 4th Infantry  Division during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and January 1945. The division came back from the Hurtgen Forest in December and was supposed to rest in Luxembourg. They would witness the German assault in the early morning of December 16th 1944. GET YOURS NOW! LINK IN BIO
29.08.2018 19:30:30
LEGACY: LOST AND FOUND is a 501(C)(3) arm of Footsteps Researchers LLC. We provi
LEGACY: LOST AND FOUND is a 501(C)(3) arm of Footsteps Researchers LLC. We provide research time and services to help identify lost WWII items and reunites the sacred relic with the veteran himself or his family at no cost to them. We also educate families, school children, and the public about WWII veteran's sacrifice and service. In addition to lost relics, we assist grave adopters around the world to preserve the deeply personal legacies of American World War II heroes buried on foreign soil. We do this for future generations to come. LEGACY: Lost and Found is a Missouri non-profit 501(C)(3), EIN: 83-1240587. * WWII found relics returned to families at no cost! * Research at NARA Archives in St. Louis for European caretakers who adopt WWII soldier's graves. Research value is $50 per file. * Educational workshops or presentations to schools at no cost! Support this organization by clicking the link in my BIO!
29.08.2018 17:32:02
One can spend hours walking through the National Museum of Military History in D
One can spend hours walking through the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch. Around 90% of the museum is focussed on the battle of the bulge. Their vehicle room enormous!
28.08.2018 15:42:39
Repost from @joedemadio_ww2  Amazing tour today where we explored the Execution
Repost from @joedemadio_ww2 Amazing tour today where we explored the Execution locations of Operation Greiff. This operation was Hitler's own idea to capture one or more bridges over the Meuse River before they could be destroyed. This was to support the German Counter Offensive in the Ardennes. As part of the plan, Waffen-SS commando's under Otto Skorzeny would begin this operation on December 16th 1944 disguised in American uniforms. The plans of this operation were captured on the first day of the offensive, causing the operation to be doomed from day one. A total of sixteen men were captured and tried. As a result thirteen of them were executed in December near Henri-Chapelle. Manfred Pernass, Günther Billings and Wilhelm Schmidt were the first ones to be executed in front of an execution squad.
28.08.2018 14:50:08
Our newest design! LINK IN BIO!
Our newest design! LINK IN BIO!...more
28.08.2018 14:31:59
Glad to see these men have a monument. The 326th medical company of the 101st Ai
Glad to see these men have a monument. The 326th medical company of the 101st Airborne Division was captured on the 19th of December which resulted in a huge shortage of medical personnel during the Siege of Bastogne. The crossroad they were captured at near the town of Herbaimont is known as Crossroad X.
26.08.2018 18:12:20
Looking at the Discharge Papers of George Luz, E Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airbo
Looking at the Discharge Papers of George Luz, E Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. Another good job done by @footstepsresearchers
25.08.2018 09:38:28
Never forget the men who made the defence of Bastogne possible. I personally fin
Never forget the men who made the defence of Bastogne possible. I personally find the the 18th to the 20th of December the most interesting days in the Battle of Bastogne. In Noville a very heavy battle took place between 20th Armored Infantry Battalion (10th AD) with Company A, 506th PIR (101st Abn) and subunits of the German 2nd Panzer Division. This monument is dedicated to the American units and Major Desobry, former CO of the 20th AIB, who led the men in the battle of Noville until he was wounded by a shell that hit the Battalion CP in town. The 506th PIR, 1st Bn commander James LaPrade was instantly killed by that shell.
24.08.2018 19:31:58
Our research does not only follow the standard infantry regiments. We can follow
Our research does not only follow the standard infantry regiments. We can follow all units of the US Army in WWII! Photo: Members of 19th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Infantry Division, man their gun under a snow-covered cammo net near Haller, Luxembourg.
24.08.2018 16:40:09
Technician Fourth Grade Truman Kimbro was in Company C of the 2nd Engineer Comba
Technician Fourth Grade Truman Kimbro was in Company C of the 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. During the Battle of the Bulge his unit fought the Germans since day one. He ended up paying the highest price which earned him the Medal of Honor. His official Medal of Honor citation reads: On 19 December 1944, as scout, he led a squad assigned to the mission of mining a vital crossroads near Rocherath, Belgium. At the first attempt to reach the objective, he discovered it was occupied by an enemy tank and at least 20 infantrymen. Driven back by withering fire, Technician 4th Grade Kimbro made 2 more attempts to lead his squad to the crossroads but all approaches were covered by intense enemy fire. Although warned by our own infantrymen of the great danger involved, he left his squad in a protected place and, laden with mines, crawled alone toward the crossroads. When nearing his objective he was severely wounded, but he continued to drag himself forward and laid his mines across the road. As he tried to crawl from the objective his body was riddled with rifle and machinegun fire. The mines laid by his act of indomitable courage delayed the advance of enemy armor and prevented the rear of our withdrawing columns from being attacked by the enemy.
23.08.2018 14:30:48
The wonderful thing about doing battlefield tours is meeting wonderful people fr
The wonderful thing about doing battlefield tours is meeting wonderful people from all over the world. Had the pleasure of touring @jmerc1343 and his wife around Bastogne and the rest of the Ardennes this weekend.
22.08.2018 14:06:26
Amazing tour today where we explored the Execution locations of Operation Greiff
Amazing tour today where we explored the Execution locations of Operation Greiff. This operation was Hitler's own idea to capture one or more bridges over the Meuse River before they could be destroyed. This was to support the German Counter Offensive in the Ardennes. As part of the plan, Waffen-SS commando's under Otto Skorzeny would begin this operation on December 16th 1944 disguised in American uniforms. The plans of this operation were captured on the first day of the offensive, causing the operation to be doomed from day one. A total of sixteen men were captured and tried. As a result thirteen of them were executed in December near Henri-Chapelle. Manfred Pernass, Günther Billings and Wilhelm Schmidt were the first ones to be executed in front of an execution squad.
19.08.2018 21:17:34
This thing keeps expanding everytime I visit!
This thing keeps expanding everytime I visit!...more
18.08.2018 18:03:16
Two-day battlefield tour this weekend! First day will be spent around Bastogne.
Two-day battlefield tour this weekend! First day will be spent around Bastogne....more
17.08.2018 15:29:49
Day 9 (16.8.18): Normandy exploring the Atlantic defence wall installed whilst F
Day 9 (16.8.18): Normandy exploring the Atlantic defence wall installed whilst France was under Nazi occupation for 4 years stopping at Merville Battery, Pointe du Hoc, Longues Battery, St Mere Eglise and dead mans corner #welovehistory#lastday#normandy#june1944#liberationroute#dday#hometimenow
17.08.2018 15:04:40
Throwback to this years Battle of the Bulge trip with dad! Exploring bunkers on
Throwback to this years Battle of the Bulge trip with dad! Exploring bunkers on the former Siegfried Line/Westwall. Currently I'm preparing for a two day Battle of the Bulge tour with amazing people!
16.08.2018 14:07:01
One day I'll drive one for real..
One day I'll drive one for real.....more
15.08.2018 17:19:51
Leonard A. Funk Jr, Company C, 508th PIR won the Medal of Honor for actions on J
Leonard A. Funk Jr, Company C, 508th PIR won the Medal of Honor for actions on January 29th 1945. His Citation Reads: He distinguished himself by gallant, intrepid actions against the enemy. After advancing 15 miles in a driving snowstorm, the American force prepared to attack through waist-deep drifts. The company executive officer became a casualty, and 1st Sgt. Funk immediately assumed his duties, forming headquarters soldiers into a combat unit for an assault in the face of direct artillery shelling and harassing fire from the right flank. Under his skillful and courageous leadership, this miscellaneous group and the 3d Platoon attacked 15 houses, cleared them, and took 30 prisoners without suffering a casualty. The fierce drive of Company C quickly overran Holzheim, netting some 80 prisoners, who were placed under a 4-man guard, all that could be spared, while the rest of the understrength unit went about mopping up isolated points of resistance. An enemy patrol, by means of a ruse, succeeded in capturing the guards and freeing the prisoners, and had begun preparations to attack Company C from the rear when 1st Sgt. Funk walked around the building and into their midst. He was ordered to surrender by a German officer who pushed a machine pistol into his stomach. Although overwhelmingly outnumbered and facing almost certain death, 1st Sgt. Funk, pretending to comply with the order, began slowly to unsling his submachine gun from his shoulder and then, with lightning motion, brought the muzzle into line and riddled the German officer. He turned upon the other Germans, firing and shouting to the other Americans to seize the enemy's weapons. In the ensuing fight 21 Germans were killed, many wounded, and the remainder captured. 1st Sgt. Funk's bold action and heroic disregard for his own safety were directly responsible for the recapture of a vastly superior enemy force, which, if allowed to remain free, could have taken the widespread units of Company C by surprise and endangered the entire attack plan. Funk survived the war and passed away at the age of 76 on November 20th 1992.
14.08.2018 20:35:31
So my dad all of a sudden told me that my great grandfather was forced to work f
So my dad all of a sudden told me that my great grandfather was forced to work for the Germans at Omaha Beach. In fact, he was there on June 6th 1944 when the ships artillery started bombing the beaches and the land behind. According to my dad he survived the shelling by taking cover in a nearby crater. Later on he was found by American troops which made him driving trucks as a chauffeur for the US Army. This was his post-war drivers license, but this is a hell of an interesting story to research. No idea why it took so long for me to find out about this piece of family history. (My last name is van Meesen)
14.08.2018 11:53:09
Medal of Honor Recipient Cpl. Horace Marvin "Buddy" THORNE of the 89th Cavalry R
Medal of Honor Recipient Cpl. Horace Marvin "Buddy" THORNE of the 89th Cavalry Reconnaissance Sqdrn, 9th Armored Division Killed in action December 21, 1944, near Grufflingen, Belgium Citation: He was the leader of a combat patrol on 21 December 1944 near Grufflingen, Belgium, with the mission of driving German forces from dug-in positions in a heavily wooded area. As he advanced his light machinegun, a German Mark Ill tank emerged from the enemy position and was quickly immobilized by fire from American light tanks supporting the patrol. Two of the enemy tankmen attempted to abandon their vehicle but were killed by Cpl. Thorne's shots before they could jump to the ground. To complete the destruction of the tank and its crew, Cpl. Thorne left his covered position and crept forward alone through intense machinegun fire until close enough to toss two grenades into the tank's open turret, killing two more Germans. He returned across the same fire-beaten zone as heavy mortar fire began falling in the area, seized his machinegun and, without help, dragged it to the knocked-out tank and set it up on the vehicle's rear deck. He fired short rapid bursts into the enemy positions from his advantageous but exposed location, killing or wounding eight. Two enemy machinegun crews abandoned their positions and retreated in confusion. His gun Jammed; but rather than leave his self-chosen post he attempted to clear the stoppage; enemy small-arms fire, concentrated on the tank, killed him instantly. Cpl. Thorne, displaying heroic initiative and intrepid fighting qualities, inflicted costly casualties on the enemy and insured the success of his patrol's mission by the sacrifice of his life.
12.08.2018 22:14:13
M4A3(76)W Sherman in the Belgian village of Beffe.

This M4A3(76)W was part of C
M4A3(76)W Sherman in the Belgian village of Beffe. This M4A3(76)W was part of C Company 771st tank battalion. During a move from Magoster to Marcourai on the 8th of January 1945, the Sherman slipped on the icy road and slid into the ditch. As the tank was recovered out of the ditch it hit a daisy chain of German mines which disabled the tank and set it on fire. The bogies were destroyed at the time by the mines. Other parts of the tank that are missing were probably taken as spares by the US Army in WWII. The driver Salvatore DiMartino was killed and the commander Lt. Norbert E. Karl was severely wounded but survived the war. Karl had received a battlefield commission less than a month before. Cpl Frank M. Bottini and T/Sgt Kenneth C. McKnight were also wounded This Sherman was left abandoned for many years, where it was knocked out beside the road between the village of Magoster and Beffe 5 miles south of Erezee. It was very evocative of the Battle of the Bulge as it was left at an angle in the middle of the fence with its turret pointing forward, but slightly to its right as if taking a at an enemy tank. In December 1984, after 40 years resting in that field undisturbed, it was hauled away and deposited on the concrete base in the centre of Beffe. This tank now bears the markings of 'A' company, 33rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armoured Division. The rear decks are not original but were recovered from a range wreck fro the restoration in the 80's. In 1972 the commanders hatch was stolen and kept as a souvenir for 30 years, In 2002 the thief felt sorry about his act and he brought it back. After about 30 years, the hatch was back where it belongs. The co-drivers hatch has been buckled and jammed open since the day it was disabled. Information source: http://tank-photographs.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/beffe-m4a3-sherman-tank-belgium.html
11.08.2018 17:14:55
December 16, 1944 – today the weather was cloudy and cold.  The Jerries laid a b
December 16, 1944 – today the weather was cloudy and cold. The Jerries laid a barrage of artillery in our area starting at 0500 and from now on artillery continued to land in our sector all day and night – all men were kept on the alert for an attack all day and night – things are beginning to pop – two casualties were suffered today from shrapnel – Pfc Smilley was wounded in right femur and Pfc Allen was wounded in the left shoulder – 2nd Lieutenant Woods was also evacuated with second-degree burns on the right hand and left knee – back in the American lines where the kitchen was located – shells came in early in the morning – all men took the bomb shelters in the backyard - one shell landed 15 yards from a house in which our kitchen was located – no casualties. December 17, 1944 – artillery barrage continued along the lines occupied by our troops – at zero 0900 air activity was terrific and friendly planes were in the sky – jerry planes were strafing our lines and our planes were strafing and bombing the German lines – dogfights were overhead and three Jerry planes were shot down during the fight – one P-38 was shot down – it was apparent that the Germans were starting a big attack – back in the kitchen area – artillery was coming in fast and men went to the bomb shelters at 1000 and remained there until seven o’clock – one shell knocking out the windows and strafing the side of a house and roof – although artillery had seemed to decease enemy patrols were numerous and active all day – upon receipt of orders to withdraw the company – withdrew at 1500 hours leaving a small covering force to assemble near homes and Belgian, where the company dug in for the night and set up a perimeter defense – In the rear echelon kitchens received orders to load up about 0900 but due to enemy positions the convoy did not move out until 1500 from Murringen, Belgium, to Camp d’Elsenborn before arriving at 1850 – Lieutenant Murray was the only casually suffered today he was hit by a fragment of a booby-trap. Story by Sgt Chuk E. Katlic F Company, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division
11.08.2018 09:16:50
Excited to say that I'm working on a documentary about an American Soldier that
Excited to say that I'm working on a documentary about an American Soldier that became a POW in WWII. @wyoming.wwii.film. is making a documentary film about Sgt Silvio Pedri. In November of 1944, Sgt Silvio J. Pedri of the 95th Infantry was sent on a mission to cross the Moselle river near Metz, France. His objective was clear: secure the opposite bank and create a diversion so that a larger unit could build a bridge to bring in the heavy artillery and take the city of Metz from the German army. Sgt Pedri had trained for almost two years for this moment, detailing every step of the way in letters to his fiancé in Rock Springs, Wyoming. However, no amount of training could have prepared him for what happened over the course of these few days. After losing most of his closest friends in a grueling battle against the Germans and mother nature, Sgt Pedri was taken prisoner. His letters home went silent, as did his account of the War once he finally made it back to American soil. Picture and text from: http://www.wyomingwwiifilm.com Go give them a follow and check their website for more information! @wyoming.wwii.film
10.08.2018 15:48:16
Sooo today I officialy got the keys for my room in Arnhem!  I felt it was time t
Sooo today I officialy got the keys for my room in Arnhem! I felt it was time to move out of the house and live on my own. In September I will start my Masters program in Military History at the University of Amsterdam too. So an entire new chapter is coming up. No worries, I'm still doing research, tours and everything else!
09.08.2018 17:19:34
Such an early announcement! What would it be? I'm excited for Militracks 2019 al
Such an early announcement! What would it be? I'm excited for Militracks 2019 already! @oorlogsmuseum Spot & Photo credits: @ariannederickx
08.08.2018 17:30:14
In Mesch (Eijsden) you can climb this view tower. It offers a great panorama and
In Mesch (Eijsden) you can climb this view tower. It offers a great panorama and tells the story of the liberation route from WWII. . #discoverlimburg#limburg#mesch#eijsden#eijsdenmargraten#uitkijktoren#liberationroute#liberationtower#panoramaview#ww2#wwii
08.08.2018 05:08:05
Just finished a Battle of the Bulge tour in the footsteps of the 10th Infantry R
Just finished a Battle of the Bulge tour in the footsteps of the 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division. Made another family very happy! Spent some time resting and snacking in front of the Easy Company Memorial and currently working out at the gym in Bastogne.
07.08.2018 17:11:54
War Belongs in a Museum! @oorlogsmuseum

Preparing for a battlefield tour in Lux
War Belongs in a Museum! @oorlogsmuseum Preparing for a battlefield tour in Luxembourg tomorrow. Excited to show some people where their relative fought and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge.
06.08.2018 18:06:28
"In proud and grateful memory of those men of the armed services of the United S
"In proud and grateful memory of those men of the armed services of the United States of America who in this region and in the skies above, endured all and gave all, that justice among the nations might prevail and that mankind might enjoy freedom and inherit peace." 🇺🇸 An immensely moving experience to visit the American cemetary in Luxembourg. Many of these thousands of men died fighting the Battle of the Bulge, and General Patton is buried here as well. He did not die in the war but his family knew he would want to be with his men. 🇺🇸 Ready for your own Liberation Route tour through Europe? DM or rachel@louisawhite.com today to get started planning your own tailor made journey. 🇺🇸 #WW2#battleofthebulge#history#history#historytour#neverforget#grateful#luxembourg#americanhistory#europeanhistory#generalpatton#usarmedforces#usa#usarmy#ww2history#liberationroute#veterans#travelplanner#bestvacation#travelgram#travel#instatravel#luxurytravel#louisawhitetravel#travelinspiration#travelplanner#wheretonext#traveleurope#travelcurator#bespoketravel
06.08.2018 14:00:56
My car is getting its annual checkup and the garage gave me an electric (!) bike
My car is getting its annual checkup and the garage gave me an electric (!) bike for the day 😆🚴🏼‍♀️💨 So I thought this is a great opportunity to see parts of the Liberation Route and visiting the Liberationmuseum again. There's an exhibition on the communist resistance in the Netherlands during WWII. Check it out if you can! #biking#enjoy#liberationroute#operationmarketgarden#fietsen#bevrijdingsmuseum#groesbeek#breedeweg#dehorst#tentoonstelling#communisme#verzet#resistance#kerkarchitectuur#churches#museum
06.08.2018 09:30:44
Visited the Overloon War Museum yesterday with my girlfriend. Very happy to see
Visited the Overloon War Museum yesterday with my girlfriend. Very happy to see the new part of the museum called: 'War belongs in a Museum', which helps understanding the war for every visitor. @oorlogsmuseum This M4 Sherman tank belonged to the 7th Armored Division and was disabled near the village of Overloon in October 1944. Follow @7th_armored for interesting collection posts!
05.08.2018 09:40:57
Sitting in a former foxhole of the 5th Infantry Division visioning where the sol
Sitting in a former foxhole of the 5th Infantry Division visioning where the soldiers dug in in December 1944.
04.08.2018 08:49:54
Two days ago I was able to visit the Tunnels near the former concentration camp
Two days ago I was able to visit the Tunnels near the former concentration camp of Mittelbau Dora near Nordhausen. Inside the tunnels the V1 and V2 rockets were manufactured. Today these tunnels can be visited and there's still so much scrap metal from the facility spread out through out the tunnels. My buddy Gil liberated one of the German Labor camps near Nordhausen.
03.08.2018 17:23:15
Think not only upon their passing, remember the glory of their spirit....
Sainte
Think not only upon their passing, remember the glory of their spirit.... Sainte-Mère-Église - Utah Beach - La Cambe German War Cemetery - Normandy American Cemetery - Pointe du Hoc #liberation#liberationroute#roadtrip#summer2018#mumandson#summerholiday#ontheroad
02.08.2018 16:31:46
Had a wonderful little camping trip in Luxembourg with @ariannederickx. Showed h
Had a wonderful little camping trip in Luxembourg with @ariannederickx. Showed her around all the beautiful places, walked a lot, ate a lot and had a perfect time overall! .... Just had to stop at La Roche to put her in front of this tank 😁
02.08.2018 12:23:51
Meet Gilbert Blom from F Company (Troop), 24th Recon Squadron, US 4th Cavalry Re
Meet Gilbert Blom from F Company (Troop), 24th Recon Squadron, US 4th Cavalry Regiment Mechanized! Excited to film with this man for the next two days. Gil was a cannoneer in a M24 Chaffee Light Tank and joined his unit in March 1945!
01.08.2018 13:29:18
Hiking around in Luxembourg is always full of surprises. Spotted many foxholes a
Hiking around in Luxembourg is always full of surprises. Spotted many foxholes and other former US positions near the border with Germany.
31.07.2018 09:48:27
Said good bye to my friend David Marshall this afternoon! It was an honorable we
Said good bye to my friend David Marshall this afternoon! It was an honorable week for me to help out with a documentary about David's war experience. It's the first time I really got to know one of the men of the greatest generation. He is so humble, fit and had loads of stories. Browsing through Morning Reports together to see if he knew men on them sparked the lights in his eyes when he recognized them! Good bye for now my friend, until we meet again. - @footstepsresearchers
27.07.2018 16:56:26
Meet my new friend! David Marshall from M Company, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th
Meet my new friend! David Marshall from M Company, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division. Today we're taking him to his former positions in the Ardennes where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
26.07.2018 11:42:50
Nothing but respect for this guy, David Marshall of M Company, 334th Infantry Re
Nothing but respect for this guy, David Marshall of M Company, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division. He's got the most wonderful stories!
24.07.2018 13:19:06
The 10th Armored Division is often overlooked in the Siege of Bastogne. Yet they
The 10th Armored Division is often overlooked in the Siege of Bastogne. Yet they were one of the most important units that made the defemse of Bastogne possible.
23.07.2018 15:13:33
We can not only get the Morning Reports of Infantry Units, we also specialize in
We can not only get the Morning Reports of Infantry Units, we also specialize in medical report of the various Field Hospitals. Was your soldier wounded and spend time ina hospital? We can help you track his route!
21.07.2018 11:18:13
~And you ? What do you know about history ? ~ Glad to be here. Glad to learn som
~And you ? What do you know about history ? ~ Glad to be here. Glad to learn something new about Europe history. ⚓️Normandy , France . ⚓️Must see. Must feel. Must experience. So 😔place. Unbelievable huge amount of crosses(9387)✝️. #respect#magnifique#normandy#normandybeach#normandia#bitwaonormandię#normandybattle#overlord#normandie#omahabeach#awesomplace#szeregowiecryan#cmentarz#normandybeach#normandyinvasion#normandietourisme#awesomeplace#nowar#moving#emotional#touched#sadhistory#americansoldiers#dday#liberationroute#liberationrouteeurope
21.07.2018 09:13:30
Credit: @everythingeverywhere My @gadventures Baltics tour has ended, but I stil
Credit: @everythingeverywhere My @gadventures Baltics tour has ended, but I still have a lot more to share! The tour was a great success and one of the better G tours I’ve been on (and I’ve been on 14 tours!) I was able to visit 3 new countries on the tour, and even used the opportunity to visit two other countries on either end of the trip (Belarus and Russia). I learned a lot about the Baltic states, and the differences between them (and the difference are quite large). I’ll be posting more photos as I process them, and as always follow along on my Instagram Stories, where I’m much more active. If you are interested in taking the same exact trip I did through the Baltics, click on the URL in my bio! Today I’m leaving Helsinki and will be heading to London where I’ll be starting a trip through Western Europe following the Liberation Route which the Allies took in WWII. I’ll be starting in London and working my way to Berlin via France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. 
The photo today was taken in Riga, Latvia. #everythingeverywhere#baltics#instatravel#travelgram#travelphotography#landscapephotography#gadventures#gwanderers#latvia#liberationroute#successful#pink#fotografia#ocean#camera#ファインダー越しの私の世界#soccergame#expensive#saudi#foodlover#businesswoman#jordan#sneakercommunity#designer#foodpics#اربد
21.07.2018 01:14:55
#hiking the route of #marketgarden , #liberationroute in #brabant . Bridge near
20.07.2018 18:08:19
Alex Penkala is one of the lesser known characters in Band of Brothers. I was ve
Alex Penkala is one of the lesser known characters in Band of Brothers. I was very surprised to learn more from his IDPF from the archives. I'm slowly requesting more service files of the men of Easy to see what else there is to learn about them. Check my website to learn more about Penkala! http://www.joedemadio.com #footstepsresearchers@footstepsresearchers
20.07.2018 11:01:00
Do you have an adopted grave? Are you looking for more information regarding his
Do you have an adopted grave? Are you looking for more information regarding his death of his service? Contact us and we'd be happy to help you out with your research!
19.07.2018 16:59:05
What a beast! This 155m Long Tom could shoot a maximum distance of 23 kilometers
What a beast! This 155m Long Tom could shoot a maximum distance of 23 kilometers! You can spot it at the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, Luxembourg @mnhmlux
19.07.2018 11:18:07
Then & Now: 84th Infantry Division in Geilenkirchen November 1944, being support
Then & Now: 84th Infantry Division in Geilenkirchen November 1944, being supported by a British M4A4, the town was on the border between the US an British areas. I made this picture during a scout for an upcoming documentary about a veteran of the 84th Division. I'll be meeting him next week! I made some other Then & Nows too, but they are part of the project. You'll see them in the documentary! #footstepsresearchers
17.07.2018 19:50:33
The last two weeks have been incredibly busy for me as I have been following the
The last two weeks have been incredibly busy for me as I have been following the path of the Allies in WWII through Western Europe on the @LiberationRoute. I started in Portsmouth, England and crossed the channel to Normandy to visit the beaches, cemeteries and museums associated with D-Day. Then I drove to Belgium and the Ardens forest to visit the sites associated with the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne. From there I’ve spent the last week in the Netherlands visiting all the sites associated with Operation Market Garden and the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Today I’m in Germany and entering the homestretch of the trip. I’m in the small town in Schmidt, not far from the Belgium border which was near where the Siegfried Line was located and close to the Battle of Hürtgen Forest. From here I’ll be ending my trip in Berlin. This has been a very eye opening trip. I haven’t done a thematic trip like this before where I’ve focused on one subject. I’ve learned a lot more than the cursory story of WWII that you get from documentaries on the History Channel (back when they actually had shows about history). After this trip is over, I start a new one in the Czech Republic right away visiting a bunch of World Heritage Sites before TBEX Europe, where I will be speaking. Aaaand then I’m off to a big trip in Switzerland to finish up by Summer of Europe! #everythingeverywhere#liberationroute#netherlands#thisisholland#holland#wwii
16.07.2018 16:57:12
In the center of one of the 'dark' tourism hotspots in Belgium. Love visiting th
In the center of one of the 'dark' tourism hotspots in Belgium. Love visiting this town!
16.07.2018 14:44:13
Repost of @joedemadio_ww2

Then & Now: A column of white washed M4A3 76mm VVSS S
Repost of @joedemadio_ww2 Then & Now: A column of white washed M4A3 76mm VVSS Sherman tanks of the 2nd Armored Division at Fisenne Belgium, 21 January 1945. When I made the Now picture an old woman came out of the house to ask me what I was doing. I showed her the picture and amazed as she was she told me it was her mother in law standing there at the door in 1945. She had married the son of the woman after the war and came to live in that house. He had already passed away, but I think it made her day to see this picture.
14.07.2018 07:09:02
Then & Now: A column of white washed M4A3 76mm VVSS Sherman tanks of the 2nd Arm
Then & Now: A column of white washed M4A3 76mm VVSS Sherman tanks of the 2nd Armored Division at Fisenne Belgium, 21 January 1945. When I made the Now picture an old woman came out of the house to ask me what I was doing. I showed her the picture and amazed as she was she told me it was her mother in law standing there at the door in 1945. She had married the son of the woman after the war and came to live in that house. He had already passed away, but I think it made her day to see this picture.
13.07.2018 09:31:43
Last week I discovered a new plaque about the Sauer River Crossings of January 1
Last week I discovered a new plaque about the Sauer River Crossings of January 18th 1945 that I never seen before. I visited Bettendorf many times in the past, but somehow always missed this one. Glad to see the 4th Infantry Division being noticed as I was doing some research and taking pictures for Doug Lynch, grandson of William Lynch who was with Company A, 8th Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. On January 18th 1945, this unit supported the 10th Regiment of the 5th Division in crossing the Sauer River in the Gilsdorf-Bettendorf sector. Company A of the 8th Regiment spearheaded the attack for the 1st Battalion and crossed the river safely east of Bettendorf. After two days of fighting Lynch found himself north/northeast of Bettendorf. That same day the 1st Battalion received the orders to attack the German lines between the Bildgeshof farm and the Kranzenhof farm. At what time and where exactly William Lynch was killed is unknown. He was hit by shrapnel fragments in his arms and chest and lost his life as a result of that. William Lynch is burried at Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Ir's amazing to work in @footstepsresearchers projects like this. Today these friendly cows will meet you near the crossing site where you can enjoy the current of the Sauer River in peace. The view near the Bildgeshof farm over Bettendorf is stunning too.
12.07.2018 17:10:32
Last day in the Ardennes spent visiting sites that I visited a long long time ag
Last day in the Ardennes spent visiting sites that I visited a long long time ago. Also recorded a video about the character that @jimmyfallon plays in Band of Brothers, Lt. George Rice and told the real story of his involvement in supplying the 506th PIR as they arrived in Bastogne on the 19th of December 1944. #footstepsresearchers
11.07.2018 15:54:19
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