Faces of war

1940-1945

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This website is dedicated to the brave men and women

who crossed the ocean to fight in countries they had never visited,

for the Freedom of people they had never met

 

Here you can meet a few of the millions of Amercian men and women who served in worldwar two. Not the famous generals or moviestars, but the ordinary men and women who responded to Uncle Sam`s call.  Over the years i have acquired a lot of pictures, newspaperclippings, dogtags and other memorabilia. I try to discover the story behind these items by doing online research and digging through books and files.

Some faces have remained anonymous, some faces i have gotten to know quite well over the years. Their stories  can be read on this website. Especially the 5 US servicemen whose graves at The Netherlands American cemetery (Margraten) i have adopted, have elaborate stories: Herbert Potts, Robert F. Pinkus, Fergus P. Buckley, George Herrell and Steve Brockovich. 

 

While conducting my research, i have been fortunate enough to meet  some fantastic, dedicated and loving people. Veterans, relatives, historybuffs, pastors, librarians and many, many others. I would like to thank them all for aiding me in my search.

This is an evergrowing project and i will continue to add new names and stories on a regular basis. So please, check back every now and then and meet some new old friends. If you have anything to add,  want to ask any questions or make some remarks, please feel free to e-mail  me or leave a message in the guestbook.

 

Patricia van Casteren

 

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