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My Father/Uncle was killed in WWII.  What can I find out about him?

     Specialize in finding out the circumstances of the deaths of the men who were killed in action in World War II.  Below is an example of the work that we do.  This is an actual search that we did for the brother of a paratrooper killed in the Battle of the Bulge.

     Mr. Smith* contacted me asking if we could shed any information of the circumstances of the death of his brother Stanley who was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne.  His family had been told that his brother had been killed during the Bulge as a patient at an aid station.  A fellow paratrooper from their neighborhood had come home after the war and told his family this tale.  For sixty plus years Mr. Smith believed that this was how his brother was killed. 

     After doing extensive research on this, I was able to locate 48 pages of US Government documents about his brother.  Among these were his burial report from Belgium and letters from their parents to the Army about the fate of their son.  After analyzing the paperwork, I contacted a source in Belgium who went to the area where Cpl Smith was killed and had photos taken of the area of his death.  I was also able to find a fellow researcher who had the entire story of Cpl Smith's death.

     Cpl Smith was not killed in an aid station while lying wounded as his family had been told back in 1945.  His unit was actually north of the town of Champs Belgium early on the morning of December 31, 1944.  They were dug in on a hillside when a German mortar attack was launched against their position.  The man who Cpl Smith shared his foxhole with had become flack happy at this point of the war, and whenever the Germans would shell his position, he would leave the foxhole and sit under a tree laughing uncontrollably.  Cpl Smith remained in his foxhole and was killed by a burst to his head. 

     I told me Mr. Smith the story of his brother's death, and put him in touch with a historian who specialized in his brother's company.  Mr. Smith also received a custom CD that included all the reports I had gathered about his brother.

     While this was an unusual amount of detail to be able to find out about one soldier's death, it gives an example of what can be discovered about your loved one.  If this sounds like something you would like to pursue, I can be contacted by the information at the bottom of the page.  When you contact us, we will discuss the information you have gathered about the soldier you are researching.

*Smith is not the real name, it has been changed to protect his privacy.

     I look forward to hearing from you, 

     BN Siddall
     EQS

 


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