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Name: Dominic Esposito - Friday, October 20, 2023 at 11:18:47 (EDT)
Location: Fairport, NY     USA
Comments:   Our local VFW is in the process of restoring a M3 37 MM anti-tank gun from WWII. Looking for possible leads in obtaining replacement wheel rims for the gun.

Name: Ariane Cern - Friday, September 01, 2023 at 03:06:54 (EDT)
Comments:   Great Website. Good job.

Name: Jane Hall - Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 12:22:14 (EDT)
Location: Birmingham ,      England
Comments:   Hi signed in as a guest

Name: Markus Schneider - Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 15:03:10 (EST)
Location: Berlin, Berlin     DE
Comments:   Interesting to have a view on this outside of school books.

Name: Ian - Monday, January 23, 2023 at 10:32:06 (EST)
Location: London, Ontario     Canada
Comments:   Saw some neat cars.

Name: Denny Farrell - Friday, November 18, 2022 at 10:54:38 (EST)
Location: Chicago, IL     USA

Name: dacoma zielsdorf - Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 20:38:22 (EST)
Location: Salem, IN     United States
Comments:   Seen your lcvp on YouTube I volunteer on lst 325 so pretty cool another Higgins in the water

Name: Peter Fitzpatrick - Monday, October 03, 2022 at 17:33:15 (EDT)
Location: Chicago, IL     United States
Comments:   Thanks to Joe and the 70th crew for the lift at Rockford 2022!

Name: Eric Mason - Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 23:24:25 (EDT)
Location: Johnsburg, Il     USA
Comments:   Beautiful collection. Can’t wait to come see in person sometime.

Name: David Perkins - Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 14:18:23 (EDT)
Location: Centreville , VA     USA
Comments:   Great sight thanks. Currently a docent at the National Museum of the Us Army at Fort Belvoir, VA. Great resource. I am a former ski trooper fro 0th Specu Force Group.

Name: WILLIAM W MILLER JR - Monday, March 14, 2022 at 16:13:48 (EDT)
Location: KOSCIUSKO, MI     USA
Comments:   It's so nice and wonderful to be here with you all It's a very sweet experience and will like to see it happen all over again Thanks and Cheers. WILLIAM W MILLER JR KOSCIUSKO, 39090 MISSISSIPPI USA

Name: Mike Safranek - Monday, November 15, 2021 at 12:30:48 (EST)
Location: San Carlos , CA     USA
Comments:   A passion and devotion to historic detail is evident here. As a one-time visitor to the extensive Jacques Littlefield armor collection in Portola Valley, California before its liquidation, this online museum site was surprising for its authentic period collection of restored US-focused armored vehicles & military artifacts.

Name: robert E bailey - Friday, August 20, 2021 at 18:45:58 (EDT)
Location: hattiesburg, MS     United States
Comments:   great site and great mission !!! thank you for all you do !

Name: Ron Poniatowski - Monday, July 12, 2021 at 17:23:17 (EDT)
Location: Baraboo, WI     USA
Comments:   Hi Chuck, Do you happen to know the SN and engine number on your M7? Thanks! Ron

Name: vampire bat - Monday, June 21, 2021 at 04:42:13 (EDT)
Location: Chihuahua, CHI     MX
Comments:   Hey! I have always loved tanks. Thank you for the photos!

Name: Henry Richman - Wednesday, June 02, 2021 at 16:10:58 (EDT)
Location: Beverly Hills, CA     USA
Comments:   Cool site, neat to look at all the pictures of the tanks, lots of stuff I haven't seen before.

Name: robert bailey - Friday, May 21, 2021 at 17:35:52 (EDT)
Location: hattiesburg, MS     United States
Comments:   i am trying to restore/rebuilt/build a 1942 M3 Stuart---can you direct me to someone who knows quite a bit about these tanks . i need all the advice/help and parts i can get ! thank you Dr Robert Bailey Hattiesburg, Ms

Name: Nic Zuraw - Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 02:36:14 (EDT)
Location: 5171 - MCLAREN VALE, SA     Australia
Comments:   Some great photos - shame about the watermarks though

Name: Laura Reed - Monday, February 01, 2021 at 00:28:42 (EST)
Location: Warren, PA     USA
Comments:   Thank you so much:) Keeping history alive and sharing it. Much appreciated Sincerely

Name: Brian McKinney - Monday, January 13, 2020 at 09:35:07 (EST)
Location: Buda, TX     USA
Comments:   love your collection, my wife and I are building the worlds first ww2 themed mini golf course in Austin, TX with a WW2 museum. We are looking to partner with a few museums(we have 2 thus far) to "loan" damaged/salvage vehicles or artifacts. In return, the partnering museum will get a percentage of our monthly donations since we are a FOR profit business. Great work on your collection, amazing!!- Brian

Name: Barry Hamper - Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 11:51:09 (EDT)
Location: Indianapolis, IN     United States
Comments:   Former member of the 70th and a US Navy vet. Wish you had your Higgins boat when I was a member.

Name: Matthew C. Premo - Monday, September 23, 2019 at 09:16:31 (EDT)
Location: Beloit, WI     USA
Comments:   Sunday 9-22-19 my son and I went to visit the Rockford "Midway Village" reenactment. Because of two days of steady rain the event was cancelled. While sitting at a stop light a M4 Sherman crossed in front of us going down the road. So we followed it. We had a great view of them loading it onto the trailer. But our day got even better when farther down the road we found two more trailers being loaded with more equipment. Thank you for keeping them running and make for a great day!

Name: Alex King - Friday, June 28, 2019 at 02:22:43 (EDT)
Location: Villa Park, IL     USA
Comments:   My Dad served in the Pacific. Luzon and occupation of Tokyo. My grandson has interest in WW II and I am interested in visiting with him. Thank you for remembering!!

Name: Ron Poniatowski - Monday, April 08, 2019 at 20:15:59 (EDT)
Location: Baraboo, WI     USA
Comments:   Hey Chuck, I hope your book on the 70th Tank Battalion is doing well! I'm starting to do the restoration on my M7 snow tractor. Do you happen to know of anybody who has body tin or a windshield / frame for one? Thanks! Ron

Name: Angie Timan-Morthland - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 21:51:10 (EDT)
Location: Bedford, IN     USA
Comments:   I am so pleased you reached out to Rosie. I am sure there are amazing stories and Rosies in your community. Thank you for keeping the WWII spirit alive. I would loved to help you get a Rosie memorial garden on your grounds. Sincerely, Angie Aka Rosie the Riveter

Name: sara willingham - Monday, March 18, 2019 at 18:00:11 (EDT)
Location: frisco, TX     United States
Comments:   I love this site, very cool!

Name: Terry Johns - Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 10:30:57 (EST)
Location: Florissant, MO     USA
Comments:   Chuck The new version of the book is now out with even more photos and details from the olden years of the HRS. Get your free copy from me at Rockford, but if you cannot wait it is available from I think I got all the flubs out at last! Yesterday, the wife noticed your photo book sitting on my shelf. Out of sight out of mind and too late for this edition, I’ve added a note for next year regarding your book. Question: When I go to Rockford this year and if I take a vehicle and am dragging my trailer, my travel buddy and I may want to see the U505 (he’s never been there) – could I come by for another visit and leave the trailer behind at your place so I do not have to tow it through Chicagoland? If we decide on this plan we would (likely) arrive Tuesday afternoon and spend the night at the local motel in Rochelle so we can head for the S&I Museum Wednesday morning and spend the day in Chicago and head back to Rochelle after the PM rush hour. Then I would return that evening or Thursday morning to reclaim the trailer and head for Rockford. Tanks Terry

Name: chuck roberts - Thursday, February 07, 2019 at 10:08:47 (EST)
Location: Rochelle, Il     USA
Comments:   Best wishes to all.

Name: Kenneth byers - Monday, December 24, 2018 at 12:34:12 (EST)
Location: Bridgewater, Virginia     United States
Comments:   Keeping history alive is great!! Thank you for all you do!!

Name: Bo Johnstone - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:30:21 (EDT)
Location: Marysville, OH     USA
Comments:   I would like to send you information about an immersion tactical at Camp Atterbury, IN in October. I am trying to coordinate as many mechanized elements as possible so as to have a semi-full cavalry recon squadron. It is the weekend of OCT 26-28, which I understand is a museum event for you all. But if you have any reenactors that are interested, please have them contact me. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Bo Johnstone CO, US Mech Forces HQ Reenactors

Name: Cami Carlberg - Friday, June 08, 2018 at 10:07:34 (EDT)
Location: Duluth, MN     USA
Comments:   My grandfather served in the 10th Mountain Division in Riva Ridge Italy. My grandmother recently passed and we are finding a tremendous amount of artifacts that they had saved. I am researching

Name: Jeremy J Ferguson - Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 21:35:30 (EDT)
Location: Muscatine, Iowa     United States
Comments:   Hello im a film maker in iowa seeking a reenactment group 1 day to help with a set of a feature film period piece called Allison Red. Please contact me.

Name: Aaron blalock - Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:48:29 (CST)
Comments:   Still looking for infor on 70th tank battion company c . looking as where my grandfather was and did in ww2 .charles henry miller was sargent in the company.

Name: Glenn Kreinus - Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at 08:20:00 (CDT)
Location: Mukwonago, WI.     USA
Comments:   Very impressive and informative. The U.S. Military Railroad Service was the back bone of supply for transporting huge volumes of supplies that were always needed by our fighting units on the front. Why were these Railroad Units overlooked post war. Even the unit histories are difficult to locate. Their story should be told, or don't people care anymore?

Name: E. McQuat - Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 17:00:17 (CDT)
Location: New York, NY     USA
Comments:   Really enjoy your site. Keep it going.

Name: Ken Lehn - Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 18:50:21 (CDT)
Location: Spring Valley, Illinois     United States
Comments:   I am in awe of the guys who fought in WWII.

Name: Danny Yates - Saturday, May 07, 2016 at 17:39:11 (CDT)
Location: WAUKEGAN, IL - Illinois     United States
Comments:   Chuck, thanks so much for the opportunity to once again ride in a Higgins Boat. It's been a long time. Thank you also for your efforts to preserve such an important era of our history. Linda and Danny Yates

Name: John Thomas - Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 05:17:47 (CDT)
Location: Quakertown, PA     USA
Comments:   Great site and work..... I am a mature photographer and am interested in photographing historic events

Name: Stuart Helm - Monday, April 18, 2016 at 22:12:14 (CDT)
Location: Maple Park, IL     USA
Comments:   Your museum looks beautiful. I'll put your public days on my calendar, it would be awesome to bring my family to see your wonderful work! Thanks! Stuart Helm, age 49, wargamer, RPG's and previously Civil War reenacting.

Name: Eve Wickman - Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 19:05:05 (CDT)
Location: San Francisco, CA     USA
Comments:   My grandfather, William Richard Wickman served with the 70th Tank Battalion in WWII. I just inherited his personal items from the war, which he never spoke of. I have his two "70 Tank Battalion" arm patches, his pins, his many ribbons, some nazi items, his bronze star medal, and some more very personal items from the war. I am eagerly trying to learn as much about his time in the war and with the 70th as possible. Are there some other sites you can point me to so that I can find out more information? I have his dog-tags. Can I use that number to access his exact movements with the army? Any advice is appreciated!!!

Name: David Kipple - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 16:17:26 (CDT)
Location: Fremont, NE     USA
Comments:   Was so impressed with the photos of the 10th Mountain Division.

Name: SSG Steven T Smith - Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 10:12:30 (CST)
Location: Pacifica , CA     USA
Comments:   NCOIC HHC Tank Section, 2nd Bn 70th Armor, Sheridan Kaserene, Augsburg Germany, Ft. Riley KS 24th ID (Mech.)

Name: Thomas Brodie - Monday, November 30, 2015 at 12:46:38 (CST)
Location: Spirit Lake, IA     USA
Comments:   Thank you Mr. Roberts for our recent exchange on my father, Col Gordon Brodie along with your upcoming book. Anyone who might know someone who's father fought during WW II with the 70th, company D, I would be interested in exchanging information.

Name: Samantha Guzman - Monday, September 14, 2015 at 21:01:06 (CDT)
Location: Colorado Springs, CO     USA
Comments:   Good Evening, My name is Samantha Guzman and I am a graduate student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I am researching the 70th Tank Battalion during WWII for possible thesis prospectus submission. I am seeking any information regarding the 70th Tank Battalion during WWII, as well as testimonials, AAR's, history, battle operations, battle experiences, and especially interviews. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated and definitely utilized. You can contact me at the information below. Thank you and I look forward to hearing back from you! Very Respectfully, Samantha Guzman

Name: Dawn Todd - Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 21:36:49 (CDT)
Location: Canastota, NY     USA
Comments:   Thanks for the 10th Mountain Division gear photos and info. I discovered that my mom's skis and poles are surplus ones. I also just discovered that the big heavy toboggan that I flew down the hills on with my family is also surplus! It took both my father and uncle to pull that monster to the top of the hill so we could do it again.

Name: Michael Tucker - Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10:55:20 (CDT)
Location: Dixon, Il     USA
Comments:   Would like to visit sometime. Address?

Name: Roger Romestan - Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 08:21:56 (CDT)
Location: McDonald , PA     USA
Comments:   I had the pleasure of visiting your armory on the 15th of May, 2015 with my son in law. I was greatly impressed with your collection. There were things I had never seen before. Perhaps my Ohio reenactment group B co. 502nd 101st Abn. can attend (in our 4th ID uniforms) to join you in the Rockford reenactment sometime. I know I certainly would love to see your vehicles operating in the field. Please feel free to contact me at any time at this address. I have told my fellow re-enactors that your site is easily found because of the Higgens boat that is in front of the Armory! Best wishes, Roger Romestan SGM,(Ret.)

Name: Jason Rohacek - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 21:38:05 (CST)
Location: Leonardtown, MD     USA
Comments:   I am so thrilled that I found your site! I can't believe it took me this long. My Grandfather was Robert J. Newman. He was a sergeant in the 70th but I've been told that he was awarded a battlefield commission and his discharge papers list him as a 2nd LT in October 1945 when he went into the reserves. You have a picture taken before the war at Ft. A. P. Hill, captioned "Sergeant Newman eating lunch..." that I believe is him. I know that he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action involving the rescue of wounded comrades from their tank on 09NOV1942, 6 miles SW of Port Lyautey, French Morocco. I know that he was also awarded the Purple Heart and at least one Bronze Star but I do not know the details of those awards or the events that led to his commission. Like most men who lived through the war, he never talked about it much and by the time I was old enough to realize how important it was and sit and talk to him man to man, he was gone. If you have any other photos or info about him, please contact me.

Name: Beverly Matusky - Sunday, February 01, 2015 at 16:50:29 (CST)
Location: Baltimore, MD     USA
Comments:   My father, Nick Matusky, was the chauffeur for Capt. James Hindmarch who was court martialed in Feb 1945 at Morfontaine, France. Capt. Hindmarch was found guilty and sent to Greenhaven , NY for 5 years.. My father was part of the 489th AAA AW BN. He died in 1996 and we've been collecting information on the 489th and his journey with them after the trial finished.

Name: Benny Baker - Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 16:47:38 (CST)
Comments:   Update on my Fathers date of birth 1921 (Willie Oresta Baker

Name: Benny Baker - Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 16:27:11 (CST)
Location: lakeland, Fl      USA
Comments:   My dad was in the 70th co. D I believe in 1944-45 can't find any records on him.He passed away 4 yrs. ago here in Lkld. Fl.Him name is Willie O.Baker.Birthday was 03/26/1925? He was a gunner in the tank.Any information on him would be helpful

Name: Neil Jensen - Friday, September 05, 2014 at 14:10:13 (CDT)
Location: bergeijk, NB     Netherlands
Comments:   Nice site, many beautiful photos. I am a great admirer of World War II and I am writing an E-book about it which will be available on this site: Thank you for this great site!

Name: Michael Reagan - Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 17:04:50 (CDT)
Location: Rochelle, IL     USA
Comments:   Owners and staff were very knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions. The guided tour was a must for me. Looking forward to the re-enactment in Sept. and coming back to the Armory in November. Just not enough time to see it all in one visit. A great display of American History.

Name: Frances Bekafigo - Saturday, August 09, 2014 at 19:25:09 (CDT)
Location: Tampa, Fl     USA
Comments:   great job to bring this history of WWII alive for so many.

Name: Phil Leon - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 15:04:05 (CDT)
Location: Lorain, Ohio     USA
Comments:   Thank you. My fater was in the 78th Lightning Div. Signal Corp. during the Battle of the Bulge. He passed in 1989 and never spoke of the war.

Name: Gene H.Cramer - Monday, April 28, 2014 at 18:05:39 (CDT)
Location: Carlisle, ohio     USA
Comments:   I just found your site, It is great !!!, my uncle was in the 3rd army with that great gen.Geo.S. Patton. Thanks for your time

Name: aaron blalock - Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 09:19:28 (CST)
Location: lewisberry , pa     USA
Comments:   my grandfather was in the 70th tank battalion co. b .is name is Charles miller Rr. recently I found photos of him and some with is company .I'm trying to find out where he was in he was in the serve and what he did .I sent info to the National Arhives in St Loiuse Missouri ,but if there is any info that you may have and can share would be appec.

Name: Richard Grayling -
Location: York, North Yorkshire     UK
Comments:   Great Pics. Would love to get over to the States and see the collection up close. Did I spy a Higgins boat there too? 'Tanks' for the pictures :-) Richard @ddaystripes

Name: Major (Retired) Russell Stansifer - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 13:34:50 (CST)
Location: Spencer, IN     USA
Comments:   Great stuff. I plan to visit your facility sometime in the future.

Name: Jim Vinson - Friday, January 03, 2014 at 16:39:18 (CST)
Location: cherryville, pa     USA
Comments:   My dad served in the 70th company A. I have a unit picture of him and A company taken 4-9-42 at Fort Bragg, N.C. I remember him telling of hearing Gen. Patton's blood and guts speech...if you want a copy of the unit picture for your web site just e-mail and I will get it to you. I also have a pretty cool Christmas card from the 70th in the field, neat piece. my dad served in korea and stayed in army till early 1960's. he used to talk to my uncle about the war... they could fry eggs on the tanks in North Africa and the Huertgen Forest, he would make us kids leave the room when he talked about there.... look forward to hearing from you. Really nice site. I guess like Dad I like Tanks...

Name: Melissa Gilliam - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 17:05:44 (CST)
Location: Rochelle, IL     USA
Comments:   I'm sorry I am posting here but I couldn't get the email link to work. I homeschool my 9 year old son and I was wondering if we could set up a field trip. We have a few other families that may like to join us. Please contact me at the above email address. Thank you for your help.

Name: Lyle G. Headon - Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 18:34:27 (CST)
Location: Creston, Il     USA
Comments:   It was a pleasure talking with you at RTHS on Veterans Day. Will be bringing some of my family out to the museum some day soon. (I will check your scheduling first) Glad you received the pix I sent.

Name: Ken Fredrickson - Tuesday, November 05, 2013 at 15:11:35 (CST)
Location: streator, il     USA
Comments:   My father was a medic in the 70th attached to Co.C He was wounded on 4/17/45 in Germany in an artillary attack as the enemy was on the run in the last days of the war, which ended in Europe 5/8/45. Dad passed away in 1986 but he always was proud of the 70th and the men he served with.

Name: John Wilson - Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 07:01:48 (CDT)
Location: Centerville, TN     USA
Comments:   A friend of mine is having a WW II event the first Saturday of October in Linden TN is contact info is 317-501-0830 We will be having a guest speaker (a survivor of the USS Indianapolis United States Marine Edgar Harrell) He will recount the tragedy of sinking of the USS Indianapolis. He is trying to get in touch with you to see if you can come with some of the equipment. Thanks.

Name: 1ST SGT STEVEN MARSICO - Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 08:06:35 (CDT)
Location: hawthorne, nj     USA
Comments:   this is the very best ww2 web site i have seen in a very long time but i have a question since i live in nj i would be very interseted in joining a reenactment unit close to me but other than that roberts armory is the very best...thank you.....1SG STEVEN MARSICO U.S. ARMY RETIRED

Name: Kathryn - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 01:00:45 (CDT)
Location: Mason, OH     USA
Comments:   Very interesting site. I like it!

Name: Terry R. Dyer - Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 09:48:25 (CDT)
Location: Rosco, IL     USA
Comments:   Excellent collection,my father served in the 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion so I have a soft spot for armor. We will have to get down and take a tour of your museum soon. Terry

Name: Genevieve Roberts - Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 09:07:24 (CDT)
Location: Ridge, MD     USA
Comments:   Great Website!

Name: Steve O'Connor - Friday, May 03, 2013 at 22:07:24 (CDT)
Location: Rochelle, IL     USA
Comments:   The Whitcomb addition looks great but I had difficulty finding it. Hope you can make it to the WW II event at Union Railroad Museum May 18-19. Steve

Name: Jim - Friday, March 29, 2013 at 15:02:31 (CDT)
Location: Indianapolis,      USA
Comments:   thanks for the pics...long time since I was in Nurnberg. One of the most beautiful cities in Germany, I always thought.

Name: LTC Larry Wayne, USA Retired - Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 07:20:47 (CDT)
Location: Madisonville, TN     USA
Comments:   Outstanding collection and a wonderful tribute to the Greatest Generation and their equipment.

Name: Howie - Friday, February 01, 2013 at 14:49:47 (CST)
Location: Boulder Hill, Ill     USA
Comments:   HI, I am curious if you are the armory I visited when I was a kid in the 60's?

Name: Richard Scripter - Saturday, December 01, 2012 at 01:19:01 (CST)
Location: Logansport, In     USA
Comments:   Hello, my father was Charles E. Scripter,he was in the 7 army,he recevied the pruple heart,and I have been trying to locate anyone who may have served with hiim or could help me any info

Name: Robert Banta - Friday, November 30, 2012 at 00:15:21 (CST)
Location: Henderson, NV     USA
Comments:   Zip=89052 Dr. Roberts: I missed the xmas card from last year. My collection gets lots of curious attentin by visitors. If you send one to me I will recripricate. It is great to see you and Lydia doing things that you enjoy, and doing it so well! Bob and Sharon Banta

Name: todd kleinhuizen - Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 22:32:36 (CST)
Location: Willmar, MN     USA
Comments:   Any one have any info on Lt. William Winters, believed to be from Washington state or Tom Young, believed to have been of South Dakota. I think they may have been in Co. B 70th Tank Battalion, WWII. Have a photo including both of them and thinking any relatives might appreciate or maybe have additional info or photos. E-mail me with any info. Thx

Name: Bob Endean - Saturday, September 08, 2012 at 05:53:24 (CDT)
Comments:   Hi, I am researching the 70th,s D Day Marhalling Camp, Lupton K6. If any info or photos on this site please could you contact me . Thanks, Bob.

Name: Marianne Naughton - Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at 08:13:55 (CDT)
Comments:   I met James Halftrack resently in Elgin. Here is one of my articles and I would like to write about your event coming up in Sept.

Name: Robert Snow - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 17:05:10 (CDT)
Location: Wenona, IL     USA
Comments:   Great website! I'll be spending some time here!

Name: Steve O,Connor - Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 11:34:43 (CDT)
Location: Rochelle, IL     USA
Comments:   I met you at the bike ride Saturday night and we talked about WW II history. I research the economic struggle of WW II on the home front. If you ever desire to make a display for your museum covering this topic I'd be more than happy to lend my help. I have rationing stamps, rationing books of my relatives, and several books on the topic of war production and government controls. My phone number is 815-761-0185 (cell).

Name: Sean Barrows - Monday, August 20, 2012 at 21:38:05 (CDT)
Location: W.Rutland, VT     USA
Comments:   Informative site. I am looking for information about, or surrounding my uncle, pvt. Louis E. Barrows who served with the 70th tank Bn and was killed at Normandy on 6/22/44 F17 10 PH. Not sure what company. He was from McDonough, NY. It would be great to learn more about the circumstances under which he fell. Thank you all!

Name: Tony Mata - Monday, July 02, 2012 at 23:20:36 (CDT)
Location: Appleon, WI     USA
Comments:   Fascinating!, exellent website, very informative and easy to navigate. Let me know If You could use some help from a pro filmmaker with 25 yrs. experience. WOuld be glad to contribute.

Name: Don Lyon - Sunday, July 01, 2012 at 20:52:39 (CDT)
Location: Morris, Il.     USA
Comments:   I was impressed with Lydia's knowledge of all the equipment in the museum. Between you & her,I''d call it a toss-up on presentations. Rich Meadows & I enjoyed our visit, & hope to see you folks @ the Rockford reenactment. Don.

Name: Dale Grobe - Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:41:55 (CDT)
Location: Dixon, IL     USA
Comments:   It was great having you again this year at the Dixon Elks Page Park.

Name: d t davies - Friday, June 22, 2012 at 09:52:09 (CDT)
Location: york,      Uk
Comments:   hi just had , very good as am looking to take part in a group , yours is the best

Name: Zach Kallgren - Monday, June 18, 2012 at 16:18:58 (CDT)
Location: Afton, WY     USA
Comments:   Mr. Roberts, I am proud to see that we still have Americans like yourself with a deep passion for our Armed Forces, our heritage and most of all FREEDOM! What a wonderful restoration project. The boat is looking great! Keep up the hard work and let us know if we can help you further. Zach Kallgren

Name: Joe Ferone - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 14:26:00 (CDT)
Location: Joliet, il     USA
Comments:   Enjoyed the unit website, and very educational. Thanks for sharing!

Name: A.J. Ponstein - Friday, May 04, 2012 at 11:13:33 (CDT)
Location: Grand Rapids, MI     USA
Comments:   i have war photo than my Father took during the Hurtgen forest battle and others . 155 howitzer's he recieved the Britsih cross and the brozes star. looking for any help researching my Fathers tour.

Name: Arthur Ryan - Monday, April 16, 2012 at 19:14:30 (CDT)
Location: Oxford, Pennsylvania     USA
Comments:   Very nice site.

Name: Scott Nelson - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 21:02:22 (CDT)
Location: Davis Junction, Il     USA
Comments:   Very nice. Did not realize such a great museum was so close. I will definitely bring all 4 of my kids to see a part of our Military History. Thanks for reserving our past for our future.

Name: Mac MacKenzie - Sunday, March 04, 2012 at 11:02:01 (CST)
Location: Keene, NH     USA
Comments:   Wonderful site. Found 10th Mountain Division site of special interest. I am wondering why the shoulder patch was incomplete, missing "mountain" above the insignia. Mac MacKenzie, C-85.

Name: Chess Mckenzie - Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 21:09:33 (CST)
Location: Oakville , Ont     Canada
Comments:   Very nice website and collection. Chess

Name: Priscilla Palmquist - Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 22:16:04 (CST)
Location: Loves Park, IL      USA
Comments:   Thank you very much for doing what you do. My fourteen year old son, Ian and I were guests earlier tonight with our friend, Bob Schober. I really loved seeing your museum and I look forward to seeing you both next September in Rockford at Midway Village. I will like to learn about how I can become involved with the women in reeenactment. I love what you do. My dad was trooper I 85 in the tenth. I am going to enjoy learning more about you from your website. Ian and I go to Grace Lutheran Church here in Loves Park. I wonder if you are in any church or anything over there in Rochelle. Peace be with you both. The peace that passeth all understanding.

Name: Richard Chapman - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 17:34:51 (CST)
Location: Milano, TX     USA
Comments:   Baker Co. 1st Bn. 141st Rgt. 36th ID Enjoyed your site.

Name: SSG Eric Armes - Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 08:49:05 (CDT)
Location: Baumholder,      Germany
Comments:   Currently asigned as a Tank Commander to B.Co. 4th BN 70th AR rgmt. Hometown is just outside of Ft. Knox Ky.

Name: Ryan Farrell - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 at 12:44:48 (CDT)
Location: El Segundo, CA     USA
Comments:   Very Interesting Stuff, I'm kind of a war buff myself. I especially like the American civil war and the history associated with it.

Name: Kevin B - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 at 12:37:14 (CDT)
Location: Ontario, CA     USA
Comments:   Great info, and amazing pics. Looking forward to the next show, keep me updated please!

Name: Brian Elder - Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 06:35:02 (CDT)
Location: Rochelle, ILLINOIS     USA
Comments:   great pics,and collection,I for sure will make time to visit iv'e known about it for some time just been busy everytime the display is open.

Name: John Laschinski - Monday, August 22, 2011 at 16:50:47 (CDT)
Location: Dixon, Il.     USA
Comments:   I am the guy who talked to you at the airport. I'm the reenactor with Wiking who lives in Lost Nation near franklin Grove on Flagg Rd. My computer would not let me e-mail normal for some reason as it thinks you have a virus. Anyway my phone number is 815-652-8644. Give me a call if you need a driver or painter or what ever. John

Name: Bill Tinsley - Monday, August 15, 2011 at 21:32:38 (CDT)
Location: Fair Oaks, CA     USA
Comments:   Recon. Platoon, 70th Tank BN, Camp Fuji, Japan, 1954-1956

Name: Kenneth G. Houdek - Monday, August 15, 2011 at 10:56:34 (CDT)
Location: Wheaton, il.     USA
Comments:   Great pictures here.Like this kind of stuff.Family members were army/marine,corps of engineers,WWII,Korea,Vietnam.I worked for American Veterans Foundation and the Coalition as a driver/wheelman/runner with the fundraising activities when I had a car.Staying at a homeless shelter now based in Wheaton,Illinois,60187.If you need volunteers for a reenactment set or something,arrange to pick me up at their daysite location in Wheaton,Il. and let me know time and date to be there.My girlfriend has a daughter living in Rochelle now,Brandy Thomas/Lozano on 6th street.We visit once in a while.Like the railroad viewing area display park.Could use work there also. -- Good Luck! -Kenny H.

Name: Joe Sparacino - Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 18:38:49 (CDT)
Location: Utica, IL     USA
Comments:   HELP! My wife threw out my membership application. Can you e-mail me a new one?

Name: Celandine King - Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 18:01:14 (CDT)
Comments:   Excellent site for research and general interest. Keep up the good work. :)

Name: Ed - Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 03:35:04 (CDT)
Location: Miami, Fl     USA
Comments:   Love your site. We currently have 7 WWII cannons for sale, as well as air to air and air to surface missiles. We will have the only US Polaris Nuclear Missile in the world for sale this week! All inoperative of course! We are also cash buyers for almost any type of cannon, located anywhere in the world.

Name: Eugene Sheehan - Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 20:35:18 (CDT)
Location: Brookfield, oh     USA
Comments:   My uncle, Eugene Sheehan, was a Sargeant with "C" company 70th Tank Batallion. He was killer in the Hurtgen Forest November 24th, 1944. If anyone recognizes the name as having served with him please e-mail me. Gene Sheehan

Name: Khairi Jamian - Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 03:33:30 (CDT)
Location: Tanjong Karang, Selangor     Malaysia
Comments:   Hello! Complete site with all the details needed. Pictures are sufficient, too. Sufficient to make me happy. Keep up these jobs, guys! Wish that I could join all of you there. My biggest wish is to do a German WW2 reenactment. Warm greetings from Malaysia! :) Friends are welcomed!

Name: Sandra Newsome Decker - Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 19:56:50 (CDT)
Location: West Hills, CA     USA
Comments:   I am looking for any info on my father, Liston Newsome. I believe that he was a corporal in the 4th Armored Division, arrived in Germany in March or April 1945 and stayed there (Landshut, Germany & Regensburg, Germany) until about Feb or Mar 1946. (He and my mother married in May 1946 in Houston TX). If anyone served w/ him I would love to hear from him. I know he had a good friend in his unit named Martin. That's the only name I know. Thanks!

Name: Robert Schober - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 17:52:33 (CDT)
Location: Rockford, IL     USA
Comments:   Wow, awesome collection. Thanks for preserving our history. I hope to be able to come visit at Memorial Day. Had no idea there was something like this in the area! My Dad was FSSF. I started re-enacting recently.

Name: Ronald Shultz - Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 17:27:57 (CST)
Location: La Grange, TX     USA
Comments:   Great job!!! This is a wonderful resource!

Name: Joyce Novak-Butera - Monday, January 17, 2011 at 10:00:21 (CST)
Location: Lebanon, Pa.     USA
Comments:   Robert, My father was killed in action on November 25, 1944 in the Hurtgens Forest...His name is John Carl Novak, Company C, 12th Infantry division...I was only 4years old...My mother and brother died a year before my father. I am now writing a novel about their young lives...This chapter about my father's death is very hard to do. The reality of what happened to those brave men in that forest is incomprehensible. I feel my family left me a legacy to share with the world and I won't rest until my novel is complete and published. There are so many that feel as I do about WW11, and I am grateful for that.

Name: STRUELENS Jean-Pierre - Tuesday, January 04, 2011 at 13:41:45 (CST)
Location: Barvaux-s-Ourthe,      BELGIUM
Comments:   Best wishes for this New Year ! Congratulations for the quality of your site ! What an "Ali Baba cavern" for the enthusiast or the searcher in military History: Publications are needless : you have many answers after my questions . As I am an old man (born 1947) I can now spend more relax time in my passion about arms...thank you !!

Name: Brett Green - Saturday, December 25, 2010 at 20:36:56 (CST)
Comments:   Merry Christmas Chuck and Lydia...We have Caleb home from Wyoming. He returns Jan.8 to over 200 inches of snow fall. He can't wait to hit the slopes of the Tetons. God Bless, Brett Green, grandson of TEC 5 C.F. Mitchell, 70th Tank Bn, WWII.

Name: Joachim Koch - Friday, December 24, 2010 at 09:47:50 (CST)
Location: Hattingen,      Germany
Comments:   Hi Eine sehr schöne Seite! Best Regards Jo

Name: Edward Maurer - Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 14:57:47 (CST)
Location: Delray, WV     USA
Comments:   Very nice history. Well Done I was stationed in kitzingen in 1956 to 1958 with the 10th div 62 tk bn. A much better time to be there. Our tnak was the M-48 A1 90 mm The base was a Stuka base in ww II

Name: Tony Smith - Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at 10:27:35 (CDT)
Location: Columbus Junction, IA     USA
Comments:   I am very happy to see websites to continue the memories of our troops durning WWII.I guess, I am a amateur history buff, WWII armor, and I like to go around to differnent towns that have a tank or artillery gun in thier town square and take pictures of them. In the winter time I put together model military vehicles, mostly tanks and artillery. I would very much like to vist your museum and bring my camera and my photo albums. Thank you!

Name: Sharlen Tagawa - Monday, October 18, 2010 at 10:36:14 (CDT)
Comments:   This site was really helpful for my research paper on weapons. I thank you!

Name: Marcel Didier - Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 14:16:00 (CDT)
Location: GAlena , IL     USA
Comments:   Saw action last weekend in Rockford (IL).... my first WWII as a spectator... impressive.... congratulations and thanks for keeping the Living History going... as I amd friends are doing for the Civil War

Name: Joe Sparacino - Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 13:46:49 (CDT)
Comments:   Dear Chuck and Lydia, I did some Youtube cruising last night. Tom Breed is in several 2008 Rockford videos as are you Chuck.

Name: Gerald M. Goldstein - Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 15:52:08 (CDT)
Location: Fairfax, va     USA
Comments:   I would like to inform the 70th Tank Armor Regiment that they lost a Master Sargent Tank Commander, my Dad, Julius Goldstein, about 8 years ago. He died 8 years ago November. He was proud of his service and did not talk much about it. I have an old news letter from the 70th Tank Batallion Association, but it has no contact information My Mom now lives in assisted living in Tamarac, FL. My Dad lived in Newton, Walpole, MA, and then moved to Pompano Beach, FL. Any info. of how I would get this information would be appreciated. Thank you. I am Judge with the Federal Government and am very proud of my Dad's service. Keep up the great work. Gerald

Name: Brett Green - Friday, September 10, 2010 at 20:53:23 (CDT)
Location: Argillite, KY     USA
Comments:   My grandfather was TEC 5 C.F. Mitchell. Our family was always aware that Paw Paw served in WWII but because he wouldn't talk much about it we knew very little in terms of details. The most vivid reminder to us all of his service was his small collection of shrapnel that was removed from his body. Periodically pieces of shrapnel would become irritated and he would have them removed. Pieces that were large enough he drilled a hole in and kept on a key chain. He went to his grave carrying pieces of WWII in his body. Paw Paw passed in 1994. My grandmother allowed me to scrounge for any remenants that might unfold the story of his time in service. I found very little as he had almost completely isolated those years of his life. I found the wallet he carried during the war. In it was his enlisted mans identification card for the European Theater. There was also a copy of a set of special orders showing him being promoted from PVT to TEC 5. At one point in his service he had obtained the rank of SGT but that is a story in itself. I also found a small journal he kept during the war. Armed with these artifacts I began my journey 16 years ago to uncover my grandfather's story. This summer, after 16 years, I stumbled across Roberts Armory. I called them and shared with them the information I had. Mrs. Roberts took down the information and promised to research their archives. I'll never forget the next time I spoke with her. "We found your grandfather," she said. "He was with the Headquarters Company in the 70th Tank Bn." I'm a grown man, a father and a former Marine and I am not ashamed to say that tears rolled downed my cheeks. Let me explain why. Many of us have watched the Band of Brothers. In a nut shell what Mrs. Roberts confrimed for me and my entire family was that TEC 5 C.F. Mitchell was there on June 6, 1944 when the 70th Tank Bn came ashore at Utah Beach and hooked up with the boys of the 101st Airborne, the Screaming Eagles, later that evening. I also knew the men my grandfather served with during the invasion of Sicily. On Saturday, August 14, 2010, my two sons and I traveled from our home in Kentucky to Rochelle, IL. The Roberts opened their museum just for us. They very affectionately showed us their amazing collection and shared story after story, detail after detail, about the 70th with us. At one point, they showed me the company roster that held my grandfather's name. Words cannot explain what this has meant to my family, especially my sons. Pride doesn't even begin to touch it. Gratitude and Awe...what an amazing generation of warriors. Chuck and Lydia, thank you so much...may God richly bless you as you have been such a blessing to us. Brett Green, Grandson of TEC 5 C.F. Mitchell, 70th Tank Bn, WWII

Name: John M. Dixon, II - Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 20:21:01 (CDT)
Location: Gladstone, VA     USA
Comments:   My father John Henry Dixon served with the 70th durning WWII. The passed in 1983. Thank you for all you do for them. He never really talked to me about his combat experenices. I went to Vietam in 1968 and the day before I left he told me what I could expect to see and be exposed to. The things he told me;I'm sure kept me alive and sane.

Name: Brian Elder - Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 22:04:19 (CDT)
Location: rochelle, IL     USA
Comments:   great website,and very nice restorations.looking forward to seeing them.

Name: Doug Taylor - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 11:20:14 (CDT)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA     USA
Comments:   I met an elderly gentleman last Saturday, July 24, at the Southside Works cinema in Pittsburgh. We were discussing the movie that had just let out and he began telling me about his service during WWII. He went on to tell me he was part of the 70th Tank Battalion and served for 5 years during the war. I think I was so awe struck to meet this man that I forgot to ask him his name. I read and watch everything I possibly can about World War II and the sacrifice so many of those men and women made. If anyone knows who I am speaking of please pass this message along to this kind man... Thank you very much for the freedom we all enjoy every day of our lives.

Name: Jim Patrick - Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 10:55:05 (CDT)
Location: Oregon, IL     USA
Comments:   I have a copy made from a wax recording of a propaganda broadcast made at BBC studios in London in 1944 of Capt. Glenn Miller's Army Air Force Band and lady speaking German along with Glenn speaking German and English. If you would like to hear it send me an E-mail!

Name: Steve Frye - Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 10:27:16 (CDT)
Location: Concord, NC     USA
Comments:   Chuck.. Thanks so much to you and your wife for opening up the museum to my Dad last week. I could see his England/Normandy experience come flooding back after all these years. His unit had a "Weasel" they got to play with until his CO made them get rid of it, that's why he was in the SW corner alot. You are a tribute to WWII history. Keep up the fabulous work, and thanks again. Steve Frye

Name: MBT - Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 01:44:13 (CDT)
Comments:   Great, intresting site, thanks

Name: wim hoppenbrouwers - Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 02:51:22 (CDT)
Location: H.I.Ambacht, Holland     Holland
Comments:   Hallo. A diesel engine from a Stuart. In stereo 3d. Greetings wim [IMG][/IMG]

Name: Michael McMurray - Friday, June 18, 2010 at 22:06:46 (CDT)
Location: Irving, TX     USA
Comments:   Great collection!

Name: Jon O - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 17:22:48 (CDT)
Location: Dayton, OH     USA
Comments:   Great job on the site! It is nice to see where and what happens to the militaria from back when.

Name: Jim Adams - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 08:30:06 (CDT)
Comments:   Great site

Name: Jordan C. - Wednesday, November 04, 2009 at 11:11:54 (CST)
Location: fort worth, tx     USA
Comments:   Hey good site very useful with school work and just when you have nothing better to do!! Keep it up!

Name: Walter J. Kierzkowski - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 18:27:58 (CDT)
Location: Monroe, NY      USA
Comments:   I was a DUKW Driver Crewman at Fort Story Va. 461st Amph Trk Co. Barraccudas 1957 1961. Do have some photo's and 8 MM movies of JLOTS operations and working with the Marines in some Amphibious operations..

Name: Daryl B Harris - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 22:29:06 (CDT)
Location: Buford, Ga     USA
Comments:   I own a dodge wc 51 in near perfect condistion that I drive all the time. And I am restoring a 1939 1 1/2 ton dodge Tf model cargo truck that was used by the army.

Name: Jonas (Joe) R.Supinger - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:46:44 (CDT)
Location: Greenville, Oh     USA
Comments:   ww2 vet with the 4th armored division

Name: Kenneth - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 19:55:52 (CDT)
Location: Berryville, VA     USA
Comments:   It is always a joy to see older vehicles restored. Even more so when we are talking about old US Army equipment. Being a working stiff I will probably never get to Illinois, but I still want to thank you for your work and to let you know that just seeing the site was a pleasure.

Name: Regis J. Kingea - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 17:09:53 (CDT)
Location: State College , PA     USA
Comments:   Looking for any information regarding my uncle Henry T. Seibert.from Johnstown Pa. R.J. Kingera

Name: LTC Chris Ginther - Monday, April 27, 2009 at 16:10:33 (CDT)
Location: Washington, DC     USA
Comments:   Very cool. Thanks. Please double check the photos for the M5A1 portion of your site; I believe they are misnumbered.

Name: Milo Valencic - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 12:16:04 (CDT)
Location: Stuart, FL     USA
Comments:   Very nice site and equipment. I restored a 42 GPW and participate in many parades and shows with Mike Roberts.

Name: Amy Blake - Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 15:28:20 (CST)
Location: whitefield, NH     USA
Comments:   Hello, Just researching and am interested in 1944 mountain tent, 10th division. I have one and i think it is just great!! Thank you for showing me the picture of your tent... Sincerely, Amy

Name: andrew rimbach - Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 09:50:06 (CST)
Location: Sanford, NC     USA
Comments:   Love the tanks really cool that you all take the time to restore them is a labor of love we have some JROTC willy jeeps down here at western harnett HS the LTC in charge LTC Andy Anderson keeps them at his house and the kids get to work on them and do upkeep of them it helps in morale and unity. If your ever down this way stop by Western Harnett HS and see LTC Anderson or MSG Harron take care and God bless Sincerely SGT Andrew Rimbach US ARMY

Name: John Wernick - Monday, February 16, 2009 at 19:08:15 (CST)
Location: Port Byron, IL     USA
Comments:   Looking forward to driving my 1943 WC54 Ambulance to your place in Rochelle to meet up with the 90th Anniversary Trancontinental Military Convoy on June 21, 2009!! Thanks in part to YOU, Rochelle will host quite a SPECTACULAR event!!

Name: travis c monk - Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 18:08:48 (CST)
Location: milton , pa      USA
Comments:   you guys are doing a great thing. you are preserving history by restoring this equipment

Name: robert e geiter - Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at 03:59:03 (CST)
Location: gloucester, va     USA
Comments:   impressive to see real history pvt robert e geiter 502pir 3id f/company

Name: ron hargrove - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 18:21:37 (CST)
Location: florala , al      USA
Comments:   i been to your website numerous times but never have taken the time to comment, its a great site, one day maybe ill do one. i am a armor collector in alabama. ive got about 12 restored, m36,t34,m20,gpw,251,cckw,60" ge,scout, m3htrack, wc63, m5hst,and working on sexton,m26,dukw,and burma. we are getting ready to recover a alligator in a local waterway. email me sometimes and we can talk shop.

Name: charles l roberts - Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 23:32:30 (CST)
Location: jamestown, ca     USA
Comments:   interesting most interesting this is the kind of thing i would do if i had the place with ihe room to do it.

Name: Geoff Ledon - Tuesday, December 09, 2008 at 20:54:36 (CST)
Location: edwards, co     USA
Comments:   i loved all the information. i was actually looking for a 10th mountain parka when i stumbled upon your website. if u have any suggestions on where to look, please drop me an email thanks

Name: Oscar Gutierrez - Monday, November 24, 2008 at 15:56:08 (CST)
Location: Statesville, nc     USA
Comments:   I do have a pair of boots from the manufacturer as Bryntesson with the Swedish three crowns stamped. I would like to know if some body knows the value of this Boots, these Boots are from 1943 and The boots looked like they had never been used. I can send pictures. Thank you for any help.

Name: Linkin Mall - Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 03:13:05 (CST)
URL: http://www.ArmyShirts.US
Location: Duluth, MN     USA
Comments:   I found your site while researching some Army images. I very much enjoyed viewing the photos you've displayed.

Name: Vic (BIG AL) Alvarez - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 17:32:34 (CDT)
Location: Antioch, CA     USA
Comments:   VERY NICE site,,, I love it good job. Iam looking for ALL BERLIN REDLEGS!! E-320th and C/94. Please contact me,, Vic

Name: george hovey - Thursday, September 04, 2008 at 21:51:26 (CDT)
Location: Dracut, MA     USA
Comments:   Looking for anyone who served with my Dad, Francis "Barney" Hovey 83rd 329th 3rd Bat. Co L 1943-1945....

Name: bill mc kenna - Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 19:34:36 (CDT)
Location: athol, id     USA
Comments:   Restorers of ww11,korea,viet nam vehicles,currently working on a m-29 weasel,two white halftracks and a dukw.

Name: Donna Windaugh Raider - Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 19:55:13 (CDT)
Location: rio rancho, nm     USA
Comments:   Very interesting web sight. My father, Carl Windaugh was part of this tank battalion. We have his original book "History of the 70th Tank Battalion." I am trying to get a second copy as well as pictures of the battalion and a roster of the names of the soldiers. Keep up the good work.

Name: Kristie Howie - Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 10:22:31 (CDT)
Location: Wilmington, DE     USA
Comments:   Hello, I am looking for anyone who was stationed with my father-in-law. He passed away and we found so many pictures of him and his buddies we would love to know who they were. His name was James C. Howie Sr. and he was called Sarge. Here is where he was stationed from what I can figure out. France November 1945 February 1945 Basic Training (Rifleman) England February 1945 to April 1946 632nd Air Mat SQDN (055 Clerk) April 1946 to March 1948 632nd Air Amt SQDN (826 Supply Spec) Germany – Erding Germany APO 207 April 1948 to July 1948 43rd Air Sup SQDN (826 Supply Spec) July 1948 to January 1949 7221st Sup SQDN (826 Supply Spec) January 1949 to October 1951 85th Tech Supply SQDN (64152 Supply Spec) He was then sent to Delaware Air Base82nd AB SQDn until 1953 when he retired. I have some names of old friends but have spent years trying to find information with no luck. Thanks!

Name: Paul Leicht - Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 13:10:34 (CDT)
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL     USA
Comments:   Looking for volunteers?

Name: Brian Cost - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 20:13:46 (CDT)
Location: Chicago, IL     USA
Comments:   I see the vehicles every year and think it would be fantastic if you got a hold of some medium-armor tanks. That would make the main battle re-enactments awesome! Next year I'm looking to plan my shots and hope to gain exposure for the recreation, bringing ever more people. Thanks for your work and efforts. It is greatly appreciated!

Name: Eugene Sheehan - Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 21:45:28 (CDT)
Location: Brookfield, OH     USA
Comments:   I found my uncle's name mentioned in information sent in my a Carol Jones about her father "Babe" Neil. There is a picture of my uncle along with her father. My uncle was killed November 24, 1944 in the battle of the Hurtgen Forest. I would like to be able to correspond with her. Would you please give me her email address or provide her with mine. Your co-operation will be greatly appreciated. Gene Sheehan

Name: Rose Edwards Hub City Cruisers - Monday, April 07, 2008 at 11:49:22 (CDT)
Location: Chana, IL     USA
Comments:   Pretty cool stuff. Rose :-)

Name: EdMcDowell - Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 19:39:33 (CST)
Location: Dunellen, NJ     USA
Comments:   Really good website for us WWII history buffs. Recently purchased a beautiful die cast 1/32 scale "toy" M5A1 Stuart at Toys Are Us. Made by a Forces of Valor. They have a whole line of armor of different scales. I think I just became a "toy" armor collector. Glad to find so many sites including this one devoted to WWII. Keep it going.

Name: DAVID G ROSS - Wednesday, March 05, 2008 at 11:13:03 (CST)
E-mail: KCF596@AOL.COM
Location: BROOKFIELD, CT     USA

Name: Rance Jurevwicz, Capt., USA, Ret - Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 13:22:54 (CST)
Location: Highland, CA     USA
Comments:   FANTASTIC Web Site! We have added a link to our monthly newsletter so that more veterans can be made aware of this tremendous resource. Also, please visit our web site to learn about your hidden benefits and how to increase your service-connected compensation or VA pension.

Name: Janet Raimann - Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 17:16:40 (CST)
Location: Anthem, AZ     USA
Comments:   My dad, Bob Connors, was drafted in 1940 & sent to Ft. Meade, MD for Basic where he was an original member of the newly formed 70th. He participated in the African Campaigns with the 1st. ID; the Sicilian campaign with the 9th. ID and D-Day, Northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge)& Central Europe with the 4th. ID. He also participated in Korea where he was severely injured. FYI, the 70th. is the most decorated BN in military history. He enjoyed going yerarly to the 70th. reunions and he attended his last one, the 60th., in Sept., 2007 at Ft.Meade, MD. He passed away on New Year's Day. JOE PECKERWOOD -- STRIKE SWIFTLY.

Name: Neill Young - Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 10:25:49 (CST)
Location: Portstewart,      USA
Comments:   Really intersting site I am the only Stuart M5A1 owner in Ireland so its good to see what other people are doing

Name: Vandeberg Vincent - Monday, December 31, 2007 at 11:28:43 (CST)
Location: Baelen, Liége     Belgium
Comments:   Verry GOOD site and congratulations for keeping military history alive.

Name: Christina Songer - Sunday, December 09, 2007 at 00:00:19 (CST)
Location: Santa Barbara, CA     USA
Comments:   I am researching my father-in-laws military record. He was in the 70th Tank Battalion Company B. I am happy to see the memories of these great men are being kept alive!

Name: Jim Burrill - Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 16:06:21 (CST)
Location: Hatfield , pa     USA
Comments:   I am so sorry I got the name wrong. About 30 seconds after I sent the previous email, I saw that the names is Charles. Jim

Name: Jim Burrill - Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 16:03:20 (CST)
Location: Hatfield, Pa     USA
Comments:   Hi Robert, In PA, we have the 15th Recce LHA that restores and displays WW2 British Armour as used by an infantry reconnaissance regt. We are finalizing our 501(c) (3) paperwork. However, I think the traveling museum may be a better direction. Could we talk?? My email system won't work with your email link on the website. Please email me back or call 215-721-8967 between 630 and 10 PM est? Thanks! Cheers, Jim Burrill

Name: paul d crossland spes 4 - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 12:35:33 (PDT)
Location: cloumbia , sc     USA
Comments:   hq co ccb 4 ad div had there 50th year reunion at myrle beach sc oct 12 to the couples were there. all had a great time captin ames was in charge

Name: Christian Weiss - Sunday, October 07, 2007 at 19:06:40 (PDT)
Location: Painesville, oh     USA
Comments:   Mr. Roberts, Could you please call me at 440-221-9973 or email me a phone number that I may call you at. I am the guy with the 1/6 scale tiger tank and I talked to you at Rockford Ill, last month. You were telling me about miniature regulators/valves/etc to convert your Thompson to fire propane. I would like to see if these compenents would work to make the cannons in my models fire propane. I would like to talk to you about how to do this and/or where I can obtain the components. Best Regards Christian Weiss III Painesville, Ohio 440-221-9973

Name: Mrs Gin - Monday, September 17, 2007 at 02:52:29 (PDT)
Location: San Francisco, CA     USA
Comments:   I have relatives in Canada and one is a big horse enthusiast and saw my photo of Gus at the Wairoua Army Museum and wouls like his story, I don't know it, can you tell me about Gus the horse...Thanks-

Name: Tom Wolters - Monday, September 03, 2007 at 19:41:12 (PDT)
Location: Batavia, Illinois     USA
Comments:   I visited you with the Chicago group on a very wet day last month.

Name: Steve Gibson - Wednesday, August 08, 2007 at 20:54:26 (PDT)
Location: St. Charles, IL     USA
Comments:   Looking for WWII reenactors to help us commemorate Company "B" of the 192nd tank battalion at our annual Maywood Bataan Day Memorial Service. I am a director and webmaster for this group. Our service takes place on 9/9/2007 at Veterans Memorial Park in Maywood, IL. Please see our website at for photos of past events. Be a part of a 65 year tradition! Thank you for helping keep these important memories alive!

Name: Barnie Burns, AO! USN Ret - Sunday, July 08, 2007 at 15:33:40 (PDT)
Location: Jax, Fl     USA
Comments:   Great site but I have a question concerning the M5 Stuart. I thouoght that this tank was powered by a radial aircraft engine. Was there a production change midstream? Thank you for your time. Barnie

Name: Kris Dybdahl - Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 12:45:52 (PDT)
Location: San Antonio, TX     USA
Comments:   My grandfather was 1st LT. Walter Linder. KIA on Aug. 28, 1944. My wife and I just returned from visiting his grave in Normandy. Thought I would do some research on the Battalion and found your site. Great work! And I know nothing about what happened to my grandfather so if there is anyone knew him or who has any info, it surely would be appreciated. All records of his were destroyed in a fire I was told. Thanks in advance!

Name: Bobbie Jean Kelly (Knoebel) - Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 17:52:11 (PDT)
Location: king of prussia, pa     USA
Comments:   My father was a tank gunner in the 70th company B. this year will be the 60th reunion in or near Fort Meade where the first reunion took place. Many of our loved ones have past and this may be the last reunion of all of the bravest men I have ever met in my life. With them goes their voices, but with the reenactments, they will live on long after there torches are spent. Thank you for honoring my father and the many men who served with him. Bobbie Jean Kelly "Robert Knoebel"

Name: edward lyba - Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 12:08:02 (PDT)
Location: tamaqua, pa     USA
Comments:   I had an uncle 2nd Lieutenant Edward Stickler who was in c company as a tank commander. He was killed August27,1944

Name: Adam Williams - Monday, June 04, 2007 at 19:19:17 (PDT)
Comments:   Great Site. Keep up the good work.

Name: Erik and Jaime Barnas - Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 15:28:48 (PDT)
Location: Sauk Village, il     USA
Comments:   I love being active with the reenactments and working with Chuck and Lydia. I own a 1943 MB and about a 1950 Bantam trailer. Thanks, Erik

Name: Sam Downes - Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 06:17:59 (PDT)
Location: Cape May, NJ     USA
Comments:   Totally appreciate your fine work!! Do you still have anything about the DUKW ? I was particularly interested in the V-8 engine and automatic tranny conversion. Anyway, keep 'em coming!! Big 10-Q! Sam Downes

Name: Richard D. Solner - Thursday, March 08, 2007 at 19:35:22 (PST)
Location: Plainfield, Illinois     USA
Comments:   I am very pleased to see that you are working to preserve our nations WWII heritage. I was surprised to see that your armory is located so close to my home. Keep up the good work!

Name: Carol (Neil) Jones - Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 11:03:10 (PST)
Location: Springfield, IL     USA
Comments:   Thanks for remembering the 70th Tank Battalion! My Dad, E.T. "Babe" Neil was with the 70th Armored. He was a Tech 4 and I believe he was in Company "C." I would enjoy hearing from anyone who knew Babe (sometimes called Pop or Neil). Dad passed away in 1959. I have many photos that he took while in Europe and would be happy to share online copies.

Name: Charles Yonker - Monday, January 15, 2007 at 08:18:22 (PST)
Location: West Olive, MI     USA
Comments:   is their a reenactment group in Michigan??

Name: Gen. Douglas MacArthur -- a.k.a. W.D. (Bill) Hobbs - Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 09:02:43 (PST)
Location: Columbia, MO     USA
Comments:   Very interesting. I didn't know about the Roberts Armory until today. Wish I could have heard Gloria Van. I notice that she "checked out" in 2002. Bill

Name: ken ozanich - Sunday, January 07, 2007 at 17:40:54 (PST)
Location: berkley, mi     USA
Comments:   great website. i do wwii reenacting. Our group portray the 5th rangers easy company.

Name: don - Monday, December 25, 2006 at 08:10:01 (PST)
Location: Columbus, Ga     USA
Comments:   Nice Web site.. I have a M- 114 and I am replacing the original 283ci with a 350. My original shaft driven fan is "blasted" and I am thinking about using electric fans instead. How effective are the electric fans in your Locust at keeping the beast cool?ThanksDon

Name: don - Monday, December 25, 2006 at 08:09:57 (PST)
Location: Columbus, Ga     USA
Comments:   Nice Web site.. I have a M- 114 and I am replacing the original 283ci with a 350. My original shaft driven fan is "blasted" and I am thinking about using electric fans instead. How effective are the electric fans in your Locust at keeping the beast cool?ThanksDon

Name: william anderson - Monday, December 18, 2006 at 19:57:38 (PST)
Comments:   Loved your site. Keep up the good work.

Name: Pvt. Todd R. Dolin 2nd ID/38th Reg/#rd Bn/ K-Co Reenactor. - Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 20:48:15 (PST)
Location: Miramar, Fl     USA
Comments:   I looked at your web site it is really outstanding!. It is too bad you guys are so far away it would be great to meet you gentleman. If you are ever in South Florida drop a dime and let us know. Best regardsPvt.Todd Dolin"Second To None"WWW.SECONDINFANTRY.COM

Name: Al Standish - Friday, October 20, 2006 at 16:17:38 (PDT)
Comments:   Looks like you folks love what you do. The vehicles look great! Nice metal working. Keep up the good work.

Name: Bukaroo182 - Friday, September 08, 2006 at 00:43:21 (PDT)
Location: Cottbus, BB     Ger
Comments:   impressive page. i was stoked when i was seeing the hetzer. fine restored afv´s. whats the language of the fake-krauts? we got only rar reanactment in germany, mostly lame exhibitions with bundeswehr and nva vehicles boring russian tanks from the 70´s like t-55 and bmp´s. grüsse aus cottbusund...ACHTUNG AMIPANZER

Name: Todd Dolin - Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 19:11:17 (PDT)
Location: MIRAMAR, fl     USA
Comments:   I love this era and want to do reenacting sometime. My grandfather was in the 4th Infantry during World WarII He told me about the war and the Battle Of The Buldge. I love your web site, it has some great information. It is a time that I have always felt I fit in.All who are intersted in this period of history understand how I feel. I hope to do it someday. Your web site has some great stuff.All the best to all of you. It is an era that should be kept alive and honored. The greatest generation

Name: Steve Franklin - Monday, August 28, 2006 at 18:07:53 (PDT)
Location: Haverhill , Ma     USA
Comments:   Hi Great website.I'm looking for any information about my father, Russell H Franklin 11 118 126 from Haverhill, Massachusetts, he passed away in July 1991. He was a Fifth Grade Technician, 3rd Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division, 329th Infantry Regiment. He was wounded in action sometime in the November December timeframe 1944. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Lapel Button issued ASR Score (2 Sept) 66. If anyone remembers him or has any information about him it would be very much appreciated if you write to me at Thank you.

Name: Don Studnicka - Friday, August 11, 2006 at 08:02:18 (PDT)
Location: Palos Hills, Il     USA
Comments:   Thanks for puting together the Bill Pope memorial pictures. I belong to the NICMVPA and met Bill for the first time at our February 2006 meeting. I also attended the Cantigney event on Jult 4th. A very nice and dedicated gentleman.

Name: Lt. Col. R. Graham Daniell, AUS Ret. - Tuesday, August 08, 2006 at 17:07:10 (PDT)
Location: Metter, GA     USA
Comments:   Great web site.Can you help me find one or two vintage leather WWII and Koreatank crash helmets. seem to be very scarce in USAAm planning to buy an M-8, M-20 or Saladin for use in our VFW/American Legion post activities and need uniforms for thatera.Do you need recruits in South East when you are down this way,Georgia specifically.All the best and "Forge the Thunderbolt",graham Daniell

Name: Jerry Nesvold - Saturday, August 05, 2006 at 22:33:37 (PDT)
Location: Moorhead, mn     USA
Comments:   Served in Germany in the Headquarters Company of the 2/70th 1966-68 Augsburg Germany.

Name: Glynn. J .Sissons. - Friday, July 21, 2006 at 10:27:17 (PDT)
Location: Manchester,      U.K
Comments:   As a fellow ww2 reenactor (D co, 505th 82nd Airborne and 82nd Recon Batt ,2nd Armoured Div)in the U.K, I would just like to say how much I enjoyed the photos on your site, some great pics and clearly everyone enjoying themselves whilst keeping the memory of the Greatest Generation alive.Keep up the good work guys...Best regards,Glynn.

Name: JOANN - Saturday, July 01, 2006 at 08:37:56 (PDT)
Location: tampa, fl     USA
Comments:   was looking for info on peckerwood reporter..i have two of them from march 1,1948...says easter greetings...the other is dec.1,1947...says merry christmas...are these collectible ..i found at a garage sale....thanks joann

Name: sam comella - Friday, June 23, 2006 at 09:22:37 (PDT)
Location: las vegas, nv     USA
Comments:   Great site, it will help keep me motivated on my own project.

Name: mgbada joe - Friday, June 16, 2006 at 04:33:39 (PDT)
Location: asa, war     africa
Comments:   i love to see this site always pls keep it up

Name: mike lee - Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 22:47:49 (PDT)
Location: lawrence, ma.     USA
Comments:   Im trying to get info on my deceased father, he was in company m 329th infantry regiment. he is listed as a teck 5, no idea what that is, and also listed 88 carbine,combat infantry badge, looking for info on what uniform patches he wore and how and where to get them.I hope you can help me out as im trying to get a shadow box display to upkeep his contribution in the service. thank you for any assistance that you can provide.. proud son and submarine vet. michael lee

Name: Joe Myers - Friday, June 09, 2006 at 09:25:17 (PDT)
Location: Baltimore, MD     USA
Comments:   Just wanted to share an interesting event that happened to me recently. First, it is important to know that my Dad was in the original 70th from its constitution in 1940 to its 1946 inactivation.Anyway, I was recently in London on business and visited the Imperial War Museum. In the D-Day exhibit, they have a display where you can listen to 4 different D-Day vets recount their experiences on June 6 1944. One of the vets is John Ahearn of the 70th who was wounded by a mine on Utah beach. It was quite a thrill to see that of all the units involved in the Normandy invasion, the curators of the museum thought the 70th worthy of inclusion! I must tell you that it made me a very proud Yank. Please help keep their memory alive!!

Name: Jeannie - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 13:56:04 (PDT)
Location: Gainesville, VA     USA
Comments:   Thanks for having such an informative site. I have several pairs of M&M "boots and mukluks" that I am listing on e-bay and needed more information for their listing. Your site helped me a lot.

Name: David Grant - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 17:53:43 (PDT)
Location: AUSTIN, TX     USA
Comments:   Nice pictures! Thanks for all the work

Name: Carl Meiser - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 12:32:22 (PDT)
Location: Prescott, AZ     USA
Comments:   Very good web site. I was in the 489th AAA AW BN attached to the 4th Armored.

Name: Bill Tinsley - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 19:44:56 (PDT)
Location: Fair Oaks, CA     USA
Comments:   Served with the 70th at Camp Fuji, Japan in a reconnaissance platoon of H.Q.Co from Jan 1955 to July 1956. From what I can see of pictures taken recentely, the camp has really changed over the years. I took lots of pictures of equipment and of the camp during that period. Enjoyed reading some of the comments.

Name: Bucky Simmons - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 11:34:07 (PDT)
Location: Toccoa, Ga     USA
Comments:   Currahee Military Weekend Oct 12-15, 2006The Toccoa/Stephens County Historical Society invites you to attend our third annual Camp Toccoa Reunion and Reenactment Events. Camp Toccoa, now made famous by Band of Brothers, was the birthplace of the 501st, 506th, 507th, 511th, and 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments as well as the 460th Arty Battalion, and 596th Combat Engineers (Airborne). We will have Veterans, or their families, from all these regiments attending, along with Veterans of all conflicts since WWII. The 501st, 506th and 507th Vietnam - present day will also have members attending, as well as from the 101st, 82nd, Rangers, and most other units of the U.S. military.This year we are expanding our focus for the reunion and reenactments to include all WWII units, both Allied and Axis. There has been great response throughout the U.S. and Europe. We hope to have several hundred re-enactors take part along with several different military vehicle associations. There will also be displays and aircraft from today’s military. The event will take place at the Toccoa Airport, October 12-15, 2006.One of the Weekend events will be the dedication of the new Currahee Military Museum which is housed in the restored Toccoa train depot, the debarkation point for most of those men who trained here. Tour the stables used for quarters by first A, then E company of the 506th P.I.R brought "across the pond" from Aldbourne England. This $325,000+ ongoing project is being paid for with donations and proceeds from reunions. During the Currahee Military Weekend we will dedicate the Currahee Military Museum to honor all of our Veterans.Those interested may participate in the Currahee Challenge Road Race, the "three miles up and three miles down" we saw in Band of Brothers.This year I am sending invitations to all Military Academies and many military colleges urging them to send a class/corps of cadets to the Currahee Military Weekend. We have lost so many veterans in the last few years, this may be the last opportunity to meet and talk with living heroes. Our invitation is extended to everyone: veterans, active duty personnel, military buffs, history buffs and each and every American who wishes to show their pride in out Veterans. If you know of others who may be interested, please pass along our invitation to them. Photos of 2004, and 2005 reunion and Information. Bucky SimmonsVice President, Toccoa/Stephens County Historical SocietyToccoa, Georgia. United States

Name: Carol Scassa Decanini - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 19:17:47 (PDT)
Location: Aliquippa, Pa     USA
Comments:   I am the daughter of John Scassa he was in D-Company 70th Battalion. My Dad has recently passed on April 12, 2006. I am trying to find a email address for The Peckerwood Reporter. He and my Mother attended some of the yearly reunions. He enjoyed the newsletter and had such fond memories of many. He was a proud WWII Veteran. And I, a proud daughter of Staff Sergeant John Scassa.

Name: Bayu - Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 20:15:44 (PDT)
Location: Magelang, Mid Java     Indonesia
Comments:   This is the good place to see or know about WW2 vehicles.

Name: Eva Hodges - Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 15:43:42 (PDT)
Location: Sulphur Springs, TX     USA
Comments:   I came upon your site while trying to do research on my father. If I acn remember correctly he did 2 tours of duty. He was stationed at Fort Sam Houston with the 70th Calvary Recon Troop. Then I found a picture of him in uniform, displaying his rank which was E-6. On the back of the pic, there was some writing, D' Troop 6th Cons, and he was stationed at Codurg, Germany. The date was 02/17/4?. The rest was cut off. Could someone out there email me , I would really like to know more about what kind of soldier he was. If anybody has any info, I would greatly appreciate it. My daughter served in the Marine Corp and has only been out a year. We decided to try and get some history down to pass along. So again if anyone has any kind of info whatsoever, Please! contact me. Thank You and God Speed! Eva

Name: Marina Haenen - Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 12:38:22 (PDT)
Location: Heythuysen,      The Netherlands
Comments:   Hello, you have a very very nice site. We are members of a club in the very south of Holland which is keeping many WWII vehicles "alive". My husband and I own a GMC CCKW 353 and a Willys jeep. With these vehicles we join many events every year in Holland, Belgium and France etc. to remember all heroes who have served. Our children are teached about this history in school untill today. Now we are looking for information about the "Operation Husky" in Sicily. It seems that the vehicles that had landed there had a yellow circle on the hood?? Maybe someone can tell us more about this item. By the way, our club is named Santa Fe. Our website is, unfortunately it has not yet been translated in English. Thank you and greetings from Holland

Name: jose a. ramos - Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 12:05:30 (PDT)
Location: Edinburg, Texas     USA

Name: Peter A. Wansink - Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 06:46:47 (PDT)
Location: Marietta, GA     USA
Comments:   My father, Hendrick Andy Wansink, was killed on July 19, 1943 during the invasion of Sicily. What little history I have been able to dig up indicates that the Battallion leader may have been Lt. Henry Volk.I hope we can begin a correspondence which will connect me with any of the people who knew and remember my father.Thank you

Name: bruce lookabaugh - Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 09:19:28 (PDT)
URL: www.
Location: Richwood, Oh     USA
Comments:   your site is very helpful for my plans in the future plans.

Name: Harold Grossman - Friday, March 10, 2006 at 11:27:01 (PST)
Location: Wantage, NJ     USA
Comments:   My dad, Harry Grossman served with the 747th tank battalion during WW2. He was in Co. C. He landed on Omaha Beach D-Day. Anyone with info, please concact me. His tank was the Coo-Coo Connie.

Name: Donna - Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 18:22:47 (PST)
Comments:   Hi. This site is so imformative. My son is doing a report on the 70th Tank Battalion Company B during World War II. If anyone has stories or pictures to share, they would be welcomed. His report is due at the end of March. Thank you so much!

Name: DJ Jandrey - Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 15:05:17 (PST)
Location: Dixon, IL     USA
Comments:   Nice webpage. Keep up the good work.

Name: sean carrigan - Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 19:46:23 (PST)
Location: slidell, la     USA
Comments:   just looking at site. i own a 45 mb and 54 dodge wc for the past 25 years. just like to see jeep sites.

Name: mgbada joe - Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 05:16:59 (PST)
Location: none specify, idaho     USA
Comments:   this site is very interesting please keep it up

Name: Jonathan P Alter - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 14:45:20 (PST)
Location: Riverside, CA     USA
Comments:   Am doing Naval History research. Can any WWII veteran tell me about any instance in the European Theater of war where a Navy officer took wad-cutter ammo aboard ship, or obtained such ammo ? Would like to also know if any of you know someone who was in a miltary Shooting Team using such ammo.Thanks.

Name: john f. floyd - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 08:29:34 (PST)
E-mail: floydfritz@AOL.COM
Location: PADUCAH , KY     USA

Name: gene walterson - Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 00:51:34 (PST)
Location: winnipeg, MB     canada
Comments:   as the grandsonof srg. stanly walterson in C company on D-Day in the fortgarry horse that had recieved a victrian cross for saving the lives of a complete rif. div. as he watch two tanks beside him burn he took action in that match box and took out that german 88 to save many lives at that moment. i am very pleased with a sight that tells the storys of the passed and keeps pictures like this alive for others.

Name: Mathew Billings - Friday, December 16, 2005 at 08:16:04 (PST)
Location: West Point, NY     USA
Comments:   I am the Military Police Company Commander here at West Point, New York. I have an Honor Guard Platoon which is responsible for conducting Full Honor Funerals and other ceremonies. We are in the process of inheriting (5) 75mm Pack Howitzers from a unit that is being deactivated. These guns will be used for various ceremonies here at W.P. My soldiers will be responsible for the upkeep of these guns, but we have no Technical Manuals (TMs). I would be willing to spend my own money in order to acquire a manual to photo copy and return or to purchase it outright. Also, if anyone knows where to find a gun to replace aged parts on these, that would be a major plus.Thank you,Matt Billings

Name: Ed Whitehead - Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 08:33:42 (PST)
Location: Fort Mitchell, KY     USA
Comments:   Really enjoyed your web site. Brought back memories of the time, although I was not in WWII, I had two brothers that served and I was in the Korean War. It's a great site.

Name: Peter - Friday, November 18, 2005 at 09:20:34 (PST)
Comments:   Hi!Great site. Love the way you restored the M22. Ours is nearby completion. Probaly nest summer it will be finished!Peter

Name: Heather Wiltrout - Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 05:23:24 (PST)
Location: Batesville , Ar     USA
Comments:   My Grandfather was a member of the 70th. I love to listen to his stories and you guys have pictures from most of the places he has talked to me about. Best website I have seen so far. Thanks

Name: meom - Monday, November 14, 2005 at 17:09:24 (PST)
Location: USA, NA     USA
Comments:   nice site

Name: BONATTI RENE - Sunday, November 06, 2005 at 01:19:53 (PST)
Location: evreux,      france
Comments:   hello

Name: Daniel lee - Wednesday, November 02, 2005 at 17:11:18 (PST)
Location: Los Angeles, CA     USA
Comments:   Very good site. I am very fond of tanks and I am glad to finally learn where the yesteryear tanks are cared for. Keep up the good work.

Name: Jeff VanZant - Friday, October 28, 2005 at 17:28:15 (PDT)
Location: Springfield, OH     USA
Comments:   I am doing a project for school on WWII Veterans. My great-grandfather is a WWII Veteran from the 749th Tankers. I loved the photos on your site.

Name: Steve Romans/Northwest Arms Distributing - Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 17:43:57 (PDT)
Location: Arco, ID     USA
Comments:   I have a receiver for a single 40mm Bofors, at least that's what I am told. It has been in Country for many years, and is registered as a title one. I am trying to find out what I can about the single, towed version. Is there a carriage out there for restoration? Will I have to just build one to use. I have found some new barrels and may do the paperwork to activate and register it. I hope to see your Traveling Museum someday. Do you have an idea as to value of the receiver? I have some pictures.Thank You,Steve Romans

Name: brett marlin - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 19:43:26 (PDT)
Location: cave city, ar     USA
Comments:   i wish to thank you for your site. my grandfater, who is 88,served with the 70th as a tank driver. you have helped me better understand the things that happened, and helped me believe that there are really heroes in this world. thank you.

Name: Wayne Geis - New M4-A3 Sherman owner - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 07:39:45 (PDT)
Location: Fond du Lac, WI     USA
Comments:   met you at Rockford and hope to keep in touch.Really enjoyed the rainy reenactment. Still damp!cell - 920-960-5000

Name: Albert Lambrecht - Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 12:09:57 (PDT)
Location: Baden-Baden, BW     West-Germany
Comments:   Hello,I've found your excellent site by accident. Such a group and the activities are of great interest to me. Unfortunately I don't know any group here in Germany. It certainly has "special" reasons. As I live pretty close to France I usually visit a French group with US WWII vehicles (M3, M8, CW 51, CW54 etc.). Anyway keep on on your high standards.Best wishes Albert

Name: Joe Sparacino - Friday, September 16, 2005 at 14:06:52 (PDT)
Location: Utica, IL     USA
Comments:   Chuck, I hope you get the message today. Mail Call tonight has a story about the M-29C Weasel.

Name: richard g camplone - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 19:33:05 (PDT)
Location: bx, ny     USA
Comments:   Son Of the late Sgt, Richard camplone 747 tank bitallion

Name: Warren Lewis - Friday, September 02, 2005 at 01:52:47 (PDT)
Location: Mystic, Ct.     USA
Comments:   Great site - My brother was stationed at Erding AFB from 1950 to 1953. His name was Richard Hewitt - Anyone remember him? Thanks, Warren Lewis

Name: Tom Jensen - Monday, August 22, 2005 at 14:39:31 (PDT)
Comments:   Great Site

Name: Carl Warren - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 08:21:45 (PDT)
Location: Brownsville, TN     USA
Comments:   Let me tell you about my Dad. 2 Lt. Willis Duke Warren of the 741 Tank Batillion. Co. B. His co. landed first on Omaha Beach that morning. They were launched too far out from the beach. Dad said were on a Time Table. They Launched and so many men died due to the water being too rough. He launched stared in and told his men to come to the top and get the raft ready andtold driver to lock the gear in and come up top. He was driving from the top anyway. Good thing the sides broke in sending the armys secret wepon to the bottom but not the men. the were picked up to get another tank. From there D Day to Hedge row country, Hill 192, Rocarath and krenkelt The twin villages of the Battle of the bulge.His Tank Was the last tank out of that Village before the German push. He lost many friends there. Dad told me that neather side was tanking prisoners. It was a fight to the death. He had his tank knocked out losenig his driver. Later going back into that tank to get the amo with was running out. He had to wipe his drivers brains off the 76mm Shells. He always said God was there helping him and his men to get home safe. Frome there they went to Chekcolvoka to show force to The Russian and even to fight them if need be. From there he left his 5th tank there never to look back. 2 Lt Willis Duke WarrenCame home to rise a family of 4 boys and 1 girl.By Carl Moody Warren ( son )

Name: marie-elodie - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 13:32:42 (PDT)
Location: courtenay,      france
Comments:   hello, I am called Marie-elodie, I am 19 years old. I have just visited the site which I find splendid. I have translate this text by an automatic translator. Veiled, thank you

Name: John J. Chenkus, Jr. - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 16:46:28 (PDT)
Location: Harrison, TN     USA
Comments:   My dad John Sr. was a gunner in the 70th. My son John III (Trey) found your web site. Any info you have would be appreciated. If you cannot reach me at the above email, I can also be reached at,John Jr.

Name: J Reardon - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 08:48:04 (PDT)
Location: Escanaba, MI     USA
Comments:   I am having trouble finding info on reenactmentschedules in the Midwest this summer 2005. Can you direct me? Thanks. Have a 20 year old with interest.

Name: JAmes M. Luhrman - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 16:28:30 (PDT)
Location: Austin, TX     USA
Comments:   I' a retired Firsat Sergeant who is now teaching high school World History. I was doing some research for a lesson on the Sicily and Italian campaigns when I ran across your site. Good Job!

Name: George R. Young Jr. - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 18:37:09 (PDT)
Location: Woodridge, Il     USA
Comments:   It was a great weekend lately to have ridden with your unit. I never thought I would ever get to ride in a vehicle like that. It was also quite a kick to see that the vehicles were made in 1943. That was the year I was born. You have some very good people in your unit and I will be sure to keep track of them. I look forward to riding with any of them again. Thanks so much. George Young

Name: Ingo - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 04:26:09 (PDT)
Location: Rheine,      Germany
Comments:   Great Homepage!Greetings from GermanyIngo

Name: CPT Bill Hinman - Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 10:21:28 (PDT)
Location: Taji,      Iraq
Comments:   Found a M-8 Greyhound at the old Republican Guard HQs at Taji Iraq. Took pictures I will send them if you are interested it has all the markings of one of the Republican Guard Division I forget which one right now but I should be able to find out. My e-mail is down right now so send me something back if you would like to check it out.Thanks great web site i love all the old military stuff.

Name: Stan Snyder - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 14:23:06 (PDT)
Location: seattle, wa     USA
Comments:   My father served in this unit. I have a booked filled with the travels of the 70th AIB and would be happy to share with other. (will not provide copies as it would compromise the collection)

Name: Mike Buckendorf - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 14:23:39 (PDT)
Location: Tulsa, Ok     USA
Comments:   Very nice website. I'm a 45th & 29th Div. reenactor from Oklahoma and I've been into reenacting for over two years now. This site is very well organized and has a great selection of photos. Our group is working on a site of our own and yours has given me some great ideas. Keep up the good work!

Name: Pam Schrock - Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 10:37:46 (PST)
Location: Kalamazoo, MI     USA
Comments:   Could you please e-mail me with the details of your Lowell, IN activities? I would really like to make the trip with my family. Thank you so much!Pam Schrock

Name: Pamela Evans - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 13:01:23 (PST)
Location: Creswell, NC     USA
Comments:   My father who is still alive served in WWll with the 157infantry,3rd Bat.Company C.45th Div. I would like to get dad and others of his company together for a reunion.I have a book that dad bought back with him.It has pictures and the story of the 157 regement.

Name: Mr.Mrs.Paul Schupska - Friday, March 25, 2005 at 20:16:47 (PST)
Location: Pasadena., Texas.     USA
Comments:   Dear sir we are ww2 collectors of just about every item that was made during ww2 we look forward to ordering from your company real soon. thank you very much Mr.Mrs.Paul Schupska,

Name: Frank W. Dudash - Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 00:33:43 (PST)
Location: Crown Point, IN     USA
Comments:   I am a vertersn of the 4th. Armored DivsionCo, "A" 8th.Tank Battalion .

Name: joechollet - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at 18:39:22 (PST)
Location: aurora, ill     USA
Comments:   one of the best reancting battles i have ever seen was performed by you at midway village it was incdrebil

Name: joechollet - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at 18:39:19 (PST)
Location: aurora, ill     USA
Comments:   one of the best reancting battles i have ever seen was performed by you at midway village it was incdrebil

Name: John W Richard 111 - Monday, March 07, 2005 at 01:14:24 (PST)
Location: Las Vegas, nv     USA
Comments:   I am the grandson of tech. sargaent Lawrence M Norman. Lawrence was killed in action July 12, 1944 in St. Lo France serving with the 70th tank battalion. Lawrence served in north africa and sicily also. Me and my mom Nancy A Norman, Lawrence's daughter would greatly appreciate any information you could share with us, or if anyone reading this message knew Mr. Norman please e-mail this e-mail address.

Name: Herschel R Atkinson - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 16:14:02 (PST)
Location: Elberton, GA     USA
Comments:   Re 70th Tank Battalion, Europe, WWII. Does anyone have information on Darwin Purvis, first sergeant, possibly Dog/Delta Company, attached 8th Infantry Divison Utah Beach, Normandy 6 Jun 44? Came in, more or less due to current, on left flank of landing party in perhaps a DD M4 tank. Wore a Distinguished Service Cross from there. Believe he also was in the North African-Sicilian affairs. Knew him as 1st Lt, AGC, 101st Abn Div, Cp Breckinridge, Ky 1952-53.

Name: Sgt. Mirko Trubka "ROUGH RIDER" - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 07:20:09 (PST)
Location: Skalice 30,      Czech
Comments:   February 26, 2005Skalice 30, 263 01 DOBRIS, CzechHi Roberts Company,really good work you present. I keep in my memory years 1944-45 when I was 6 year old boy and listen during dark nights deeply tuned sounds of allied bombarders planes and after liberation of Pilzen by 3rd Patton Army on May 6th in 1945 i was fall for GI jeeps. Nowadays I am member of Vehicle Club WWII - Prague; Military Car Club - Pilzen; and just now we proudly founded new 3rd ARMY CLUB - Pilzen to keep memory for next generation. Last year we was visit also 60th Anniversary NORMANDY with rougly 30 vehicles from Czech Republic, half of them on own wheels. My jeep is Willys 1942-09-18 and it was from first UNRRA delivery for Czechoslovakia by SS through Trieste (Yougoslavia - this story is described by Ray Cowdery in AAW II) and still after general repair is in mint condition all in original or NOS replacement.Anyway my goal to write about it is our Club invitation for this year celebration of 60th Anniversary of Pilsen liberation by 3rd Patton Army. It will be held from May 4 started in Pilzen and finished last day on May 8th in Prague with big display with other invited allied reenactors companies.If you seen interesting for you don´t hesistate to mail me for detail information.Keep´em rooling all the time,Sgt. Mirko TrubkaROUGH RIDER

Name: Gerald "Sarge" Stein - Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 14:05:59 (PST)
Location: Oakland, CA     USA
Comments:   Giving away Military Stretchers.Saturday, February 19, 2005 My name is Gerald "Sarge" Stein and I am an Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter Instructor here at the Oakland International Airport in the Bay area. We are in the process of updating our Mass Casualty Equipment and we have approximatly 100 Korena War Era Military Style Stretchers that we are going to dispose of.Being a WW2 History buff myself I asked my Fire Captain if we could give them away to an re-enactment group. He agreed.So I am contacting as many groups as possible to see if they are interested in taking them for free.You have to come and get them. They need to go to a good place because, being out in the weather they are in the beginning stages of falling into disrepair.I have attached a couple of photos to show you that we have them.If you want them then please e-mail me back or if you know of anyone else that wants them let them know.I can be reached at:(510) 238-4022 Airport Fire Station #22Take care and God bless!

Name: lauren - Friday, February 18, 2005 at 14:24:22 (PST)
Location: louisville , ky      USA
Comments:   very nice webpage! if anyone may know where i can find pictures of the 68th field artillery (1st armed division) c battery, will you please let me know? i would very much appreciate it and it would make someones day!!!

Name: Victor Brunka - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 10:08:21 (PST)
Comments:   great work!

Name: Edward S Lyba - Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 08:35:12 (PST)
Location: Tamaqua, Pa     USA
Comments:   My uncle was LT.Edward Stickler and was in Company C of the 70th Tank Btn.He was a replacement officer and was killed August 27th outside of Paris in 1944.I visited the site and met and talked to many 70th veterans.Does anyone remember him when he was stateside or in England prior to the invasion?

Name: Mary Lee Konty - Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 00:42:30 (PST)
Location: Tualatin, OR     USA
Comments:   Anyone from the the 70th...please click on 70th Tank Battalion Historical Research on this website and help me identify the names on the "short snorter" and the four photos. I beleive the man to be John J. Murray and he was a Major with the 70th in 43/44 until the end of the war. I am searching for any information about him. He is my father. Thanks for your help, it's been a lifelong search.

Name: Joe Myers - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at 06:12:14 (PST)
Location: Baltimore, MD     USA
Comments:   Hi, I'm wondering if you folks know anything aboout the Carentan Historical Center and their attempts to open a Museum?Here's a liink to their site:'ve solicited info. and effects from my family and I'm wondering if they are for real.

Name: Chris Johnson - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 17:02:24 (PST)
Location: Plum Bourgh, Pa     USA
Comments:   My father was Dr. Robert C. Johnson MD, he was a captain/physician with the 70th Tank Bat. I remember going to reunions with him when I was young. I would like to know if there are still any reunions that I could bring my kids to. My father died in 1983 and never met any of my children. I would like to give them a chance to learn about their Grandfather and some history. I also would like to attend another reunion, as I didn't really understand the importance of them when I was young. I will look forward to hearing from anyone who knew my father.

Name: Lisa Bloyer - Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 17:20:24 (PST)
Location: Machesney Park, IL     USA
Comments:   I found your site on a search that I did looking for information on my grandfather's Army unit. I'm looking for information on Troop A, 90th Cav RCN Squadron. Any information would be great. Thank you!

Name: Bob Walsh - Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 10:49:28 (PST)
Location: Northport, NY     USA
Comments:   Interested in any data on Capt. Thomas E. Cassidy, who headed up MII-418, a French interrogator unit with the 83rd Armored Reconnaisance Bn., 3rd Armored Division, in the Battle of the Bulge. Tom is deceased, but two of his colleagues (Andre Sussman and Daniel Brod) are still alive.

Name: jon - Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 08:14:43 (PST)
Comments:   Nice tanks, we've got a few over here ourselves ( see web site above )Jon

Name: Sgt. Mike C, 83RD ARMOR RECON BN, 3 Armor Div - Monday, January 24, 2005 at 17:00:58 (PST)
E-mail: KAR981945@AOL.COM
Location: Newton, Ma     USA
Comments:   Great site!!! Us ww2 reanacters up here in the NE like it! Keep up the good work!

Name: Mary Lee Konty - Friday, January 14, 2005 at 12:48:42 (PST)
Location: Tualatin, OR     USA
Comments:   Visiting the website once again to update my email address and to once again ask for help in finding information about my father, John J. Murray who served with the 70th during WWII. I think he was with Gen. Patton. I am also interested in any information about my mother, Phyllis Maloney. She was a nurse and stationed in Kansas and also at Fitzsimmons Hospital in CO. I am adopted so any information would be greatly appreciated. I also have a "short snorter" dated Feb, l944 with several names on it. It is posted on this website. As always, I enjoy visiting this site...keep up the good work.

Name: Heath Harper - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 12:46:43 (PST)
Location: Canton, IL     USA
Comments:   On Line retail store owner providing Diecast Military Diecast collections for Corgi and Other manufactures. Also historical researcher for static military displays throughout the Midwest. Advid supporter of preserving our Military History honoring the men and women fighting for freedom and the sacrifice they made for us. Son of Late USAF Korean Veteran, SSGT Joe B Harper.

Name: Kingera - Friday, January 07, 2005 at 15:29:47 (PST)
Location: State College, Pa     USA
Comments:   I am looking for those veterens from Western Pa. who went into the 70th in late '41 and early '42. I am tryint to trace the path of Henry T Seibert from Johnstown Pa.

Name: Rex Crews - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 09:03:55 (PST)
Location: Halifax, VA     USA
Comments:   Thanks for a great site!! Your photographs of equipment are superb, and the technical data very informative.

Name: Hilda Farrell - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 19:51:52 (PST)
Location: Marlboro, MA     USA
Comments:   I am looking for information about Hqs Battery 3112th Signal Service Battalion. My husband, Carl Farrell, was involved in the December 1944 Battle of the Bulge, guarding German prisoners taken at Christmastime. Can anyone give me more information on this?

Name: Tom Gandy - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 22:30:24 (PST)
Location: Texarkana, TX     USA
Comments:   Thanks for doing the web site. My father fought through Europe in a Stuart tank. He used to tell me that he liked to remember this as "driving two Cadillac V-8s."But he also told me--very, very, late in life--of some of the graphic details. I have a post-war history of his unit, an "official" military document, if you have any use for it.Thanks again for what you are doing....TomG

Name: Richard Benware - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 18:11:39 (PST)
Location: malone, ny     USA
Comments:   Hi I was a member of B company 70th tank balation from 1944 to 1945 . I entered europe d+12 as a replacement. We lost our tank in July 1944 killed was LT Casteal. Driver rockey from texas Bob Burns gunner as well as myself servived. I was wounded and in the hospital from july to sept. when I rejoined the unit somewhere in Germany near zig. line. My nick was Porkey. Anybody that might have served with me I would like to talk to.

Name: Ramon Vega Chaves - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 11:54:02 (PST)
Location: Isabela, PR     USA
Comments:   I served with the 1st Armored Division, 68 afa Bn.,Fort Hood Texas and Fort Polk Louisiana from 1955-57. I would like to hear from anyone who served during this period.

Name: leroy - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 09:01:00 (PST)
Location: Gronsveld, limburg     Netherlands
Comments:   Re-enactment U.S. 113th cavalry Group Mechanized RED-HORSENetherlands

Name: Francis (Frank) Neuwirth - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 10:58:42 (PST)
Location: Briarcliff Manor, NY     USA
Comments:   I was a member of the 821st Tank Destroyer Battalion - 1942 to 1945. The Battalion was attached to the 29th Infantry Division and fought with the Division from Normandy to the Elbe River in Germany - June 1944 to May 1945.The 821st TD Bn had M-10 Tank Destroyers. So, I'd like to see photos of those vehicles.FN

Name: Matthew Owen - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 12:35:02 (PST)
Location: Glendale, AZ     USA
Comments:   Brother-In-Law of Joe Sparacino

Name: DON J JANDREY - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 12:25:41 (PST)
Location: Dixon , IL     USA
Comments:   Very interesting. I would like to make contact with anyone who was in the 74th Field Artillery Battalion "C" Battery Landshut, Germany 1949-1952.

Name: Patrick A. Tarasovitch - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 08:02:20 (PST)
Location: Erie, Pa     USA
Comments:   As a WW 2 Reenactor here in Erie,Pa it is great to see more units helping return these weapons back for histories sake. Hope to see your unit at future reenactments.

Name: Nikos Liakopulos - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 09:56:21 (PST)
Location: Panama,      Panama
Comments:   5 STARS SITE, CONGRATULATIONS.I am very proud to be an owner of a M9A1 rocket launcher, the serial number is # 135043 GF. Welcome any information.Greetings from Panama

Name: Mark Senft - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 07:49:46 (PST)
Location: Waynesboro, Pa     USA
Comments:   i look forware to seeing things in person

Name: kevin ruetsche - Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 12:21:09 (PDT)
Location: huntley, il     USA
Comments:   enjoyed site x-tank mechanic here m60 s a like nice to see doing any hiring>lol

Name: Tim Carnes - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 16:56:31 (PDT)
Location: Benicia, CA     USA
Comments:   I just obtained a WC-52. I am planning on getting it back to operational condition. It spent many years working in a gold mine in Northern California and has quite a bit of history there. I would like to know if it can be traced through it's time in the service by the numbers on the hood.

Name: Judy Curry Davis - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 22:17:42 (PDT)
Location: Homer, La     USA
Comments:   My father, PFC Arthur John "Sparty" Curry, served with the70th Tank Battalion. I do not know which company. He came on to the beach at Utah on D-Day as far as I know. He wasinjured/killeed/died August 27,1944. I was born Feb.29,1944so we never met. His death destroyed my mother and she would not share anything of him with me. I have 2 pictures and his Purple Heart. Any help will be appreciated more than you can imagine. God Bless you and all who served ourcountry to protect the rights and priviliges of our citzenship. I will hope to hear from you. Judy Davis

Name: John Prance - Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 08:42:08 (PDT)
Comments:   Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew my grandfather (also John Prance) who served in the 648th tank destroyer battalion during WWII. I have beeen in the process of trying to figure out what he did as he would not tell any stories of war to his children, and dodn't like the topic being brought up. He died before i was born. If anyone could help me figure out any of this or give me a phone number to call that would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

Name: Joseph A.Batdorf - Friday, October 08, 2004 at 04:55:47 (PDT)
Location: phila, pa     USA
Comments:   I like to hear from anyone who served with Sgt Eugene Batdorf.In the 70th Tank Bn.

Name: HEMONET Jacky - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 01:58:32 (PDT)
Location: LESNEVEN, 29     FRANCE
Comments:   excellent site. Je suis secretaire d'une association en Bretagne (France) et nous possèdons de nombreux véhicules dont des Jeeps, Dodge, GMC,Harleys. Nous effectuons commémorations relatives à la libération de notre région en Aout 1944. A bientôt continuez

Name: Reid Abercrombie - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 16:24:19 (PDT)
Location: Jacksonville, FL     USA
Comments:   Wow. It looks like what you are doing is awesome. My grandfather was in WWII, and from there I have developed an interest in all things related to WWII. Do you guys ever do anything in either the Jacksonville, FL area or the SE Missouri area (my old hometown is Cape Girardeau)? I would love to see your exhibits. ThanksReid

Name: Terry D. Byrd - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 14:03:47 (PDT)
Location: williamston, S.C.     USA
Comments:   Just wanted to take a moment to sign in and see if there was anyone who served in the 813th Tank Destroyers Batt. comp. C and if there was anyone that has any information on that unit. My father served in it in WWII

Name: MGBADA IBUSA - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 04:14:23 (PDT)
Location: NAIJA, EDO     USA

Name: spc. loren seth ferguson - Monday, August 16, 2004 at 14:26:53 (PDT)
Location: fort riley, ks     USA
Comments:   i am a combat medic with the 2nd battallion 70th armored regiment, i am looking for my units history and i would really like some pictures of any m4 shermin tanks with "joe peckerwood" painted on the vehicle along with the story of when the pic was tacken and where you were when you came into it, any vets out there are welcome to e-mail me id like to hear your iron tiger/ thunderbolt story thank you very much

Name: master sergeant Paul Wramage - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 21:05:56 (PDT)
Location: Rochelle Park, NJ     USA
Comments:   hey i like your website alot my bestfreinds from the Air Force want me to strat i was wondering were the best place to get the equipment is and if anyone that knowes anything about buying rifels for the reenactments please email me please email me all the websites you can i really would enjoy it thank you very very much guys keep on rolling USA is number one

Name: Michael Stutz - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 14:57:53 (PDT)
Location: southport, NC     USA
Comments:   I would like to get into ww2 reenacting preferably a german unit but right now i cant find ay reenactment units in NC american or german any help from anybody would be greatly appreciated

Name: IMO OWERRI - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 02:39:12 (PDT)
Comments:   I love this page, keep it up.

Name: Ed Czechowski - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 08:13:27 (PDT)
Location: Wichita, Ks     USA
Comments:   Great site. I am looking for information on Maintenance vehicles and equipment used in WW2. Anyone with information/photos, especially 1st hand knowledge, please contact me.

Name: jr - Friday, July 23, 2004 at 11:03:20 (PDT)
Comments:   cool site

Name: William Little - Friday, July 23, 2004 at 10:44:17 (PDT)
Location: fayetteville, ar     USA
Comments:   Great site. I just found a roll of film my grandfather took sometime during WWII. I reprinted the pictures which are of members of the 90th RCN squadron. Does anyone know of a website for the 90th RCN? Thanks.

Name: Ronald E Davidson, LTC. Armor (Ret) - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 21:57:00 (PDT)
URL: http://
Location: San Antonio , Tx     USA
Comments:   What a great site. I am the son of a 70th Tanker. My father, Henry E. Davidson, Jr. was an original member of the battalion, served with the battalion thru out the war and commanded the unit from August 1944 until the end of the war. Viewing this site has brought back many memories from my child hood. I have stood on most of the battalion's battlefields in Europe, visited the grave sites of many of the KIA, and attended some of the reunions in the late 1940's and early 1950's. I served in combat in Vietnam with the 1st Squadron, Fourth US Cavalry,1st Infantry Division. I knew some of the officers pictured in your sites. My father passed away in 1980 and in burried in Arlington National Cemetery. I would be greatly honored to attend one of your reunions. Ron Davidson

Name: Joseph Sparacino - Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 05:14:49 (PDT)
URL: http://cino63@
Location: Utica, IL     USA
Comments:   Here's the new e-mail. The convoy was a lot of fun. An MVPA guy lent Steve and I a jeep. The M-8 would have been a big hit.

Name: Adam Green - Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 01:07:26 (PDT)
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia     Canada
Comments:   How come their arnt any Valentine tanks. I know that tis as an American orginivation but I get upset every time that canadians are not given the proper recognition they deserve and that Through out the First and Second world Wars we are refered to as "British troops" Even tough befer this point we were indipendant and had our own army, navy, and air force. I am sorry that this note Rambles on but it was some thing I needed to get of my chest. P.S. This is a really cool sight.

Name: Mary Lee Konty - Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 06:31:21 (PDT)
Location: Sterling, VA     USA
Comments:   I visit the website on a regular basis hoping that someone will respond to my plea for help in researching my birth parents. My mother was Phyllis Maloney, a WWII nurse and my father John J. Murray. He served in the 70th Tnk Bat and I think he was with General Patton. I have posted pictures of them and a short snorter with several names listed on it on this website. Please contact me if you have any information. Thanks for your help.

Name: Betty Gryder - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 14:43:59 (PDT)
Location: Hartsville, SC     USA
Comments:   I am so looking forward to learning all about the 70th tank battalion. My father was with the unit and was killed on June 6,1944. He is in Normandy,his name was Hugh S. Gosnell. Thank you so much for all the history. It has in some ways been a closure for me and my children.Bless you, Betty Gosnell Gryder

Name: Randall Reynolds - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 19:43:59 (PDT)
Location: Yelm, Wa     USA
Comments:   My grandfather served for the 7oth tank Battallion in WWII. He received the silver medal. I was wondering if someone can help me find a way to get any information,pictures, or anything else about Clyde Dumont Reynolds. I will check this guest book for info, or you may e-mail me. Thank you for your time

Name: jim thompson - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 09:56:34 (PDT)
E-mail: thompsonjl12992
Location: plattsburgh, ny     USA
Comments:   good info, pictures are nice but could we get a little more detail{i'm a modeler into scratch building extra detail on existing 1/72 mil. vech.s.}

Name: Tech-Com Trooper - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 23:10:21 (PDT)
URL: http://www.techcomhq.cjb.netr
Location: L.A., UT     USA
Comments:   Tech-Com HQ was here

Name: Johan - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 05:53:08 (PDT)
Location: Manchester, M5 3EJ     UK
Comments:   Nice site and well presented with some good information….

Name: Gerry Mitchell - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 19:25:28 (PDT)
Location: Ft Collins, Co     USA
Comments:   researching tank data to build dioramas

Name: Ekene Mgbada - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 11:17:57 (PDT)
Location: TEXAS lome,      USA
Comments:   good webwork.keep it up.

Name: Heath Harper - Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 10:45:34 (PDT)
Location: Marquette Hts, IL     USA
Comments:   Business owner of hobbies and diecast collectibles carrying a wide variety of Corgi Diecast Tanks and Aviation Archive aircraft. Amature historical researcher and novelist or Military landmarks including armor and aviation. Son of late Korean War veteran.

Name: Joseph Nemeth - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 20:08:00 (PDT)
Location: Waukesha, Wi.      USA
Comments:   I was with "C" Battery 74th Field Artillery In Landshut Germany from Nov. 1948 to trying to get in touch with any one from this battery.thanks. I was a jeep drive/radio operator.We had many good times in our complex and also in The city of Landshut.

Name: mr mugus - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 05:02:32 (PDT)
Location: paris, paris     france
Comments:   i love this site,i don land hereooooooooooooo

Name: Tommy Sharrett - Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 07:44:35 (PDT)
Location: racine, WI     USA
Comments:   I was thinking of reanactments i want to join please some one send me like a informaton packet. my adress is 1354 grove av. racine Wisconsin 53405.

Name: Lynnette Bates - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 01:26:53 (PDT)
Location: Traverse City , MI     USA
Comments:   I am looking for any information about my grandfather Frederick John Bates. He served during WW2 in the 82nd Airborn. He died before i was born and i would love to find out about his past. Thank you.

Name: BOURCILLIER Claude - Monday, April 12, 2004 at 12:16:29 (PDT)
Location: SENLIS,      France
Comments:   Hello. Your website is very interesting. Nice reporting and pictures! Our club is reenacting too on US ww2 with vehicles and GI's uniforms. You can see how French collecters could appreciate what human being had given for freedom in Normandy! About that, we will be in Utah beach for the 60th anniversary from 3rd upto the 8th of june 2004. If you come in France for this demos, don't hesitate to contact us. Best regards from our club l'A.V.M.P

Name: Marc H.L. Stappers - Sunday, March 28, 2004 at 07:44:58 (PST)
Comments:   Aight! Nice website! Lot's of pictures and stuff!

Name: Bill - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 18:38:58 (PST)
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ     USA
Comments:   I am impressed! Your pictures warm an old tanker's heart! I do World War II living history as a hobby. My persona is that of a master sergeant in the 83rd Armored Recon Battalion, 3rd Armored Division. Maybe one day I'll win the lottery and be able to afford a halftrack or a scout car!

Name: G.Vicente Gonzalez Mackay - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 17:36:17 (PST)
Location: Xalapa, Ver     Mexico
Comments:   Exelent array of military vehicules & History..Keep up the good work

Name: Virginia Heimbach - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 13:38:19 (PST)
Location: Bel Air, MD     USA
Comments:   This is a very informative site. My Dad, Charles J. Myers saw action in North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy. He and his 70TH pals held reunions yearly. I believe they are still on-going, but my Dad has passed away. I have a copy of the history of the 70th from its inception and the battles these men fought in. I hope one day in the not too distant future to travel to the Normandy beaches. Thanks for what you're doing.

Name: Malcolm Todd - Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 09:48:49 (PST)
Location: Hoquiam, WA     USA
Comments:   I was doing a search for 70th Armor and came across your site. Very nicely done... some great pictures of the past! I was in 2nd Battalion 70th Armor Ferris Barracks Erlangen Germany from 89 to 91... we were known as the Iron Tigers and we were called up to fight in Operation Desert Storm. The 70th has possibly one of the greatest lineages in armor history being that they were the first independent armor regiment. I'm glad to see that no one forgets even the first days of the 70th Armor! STRIKE SWIFTLY!

Name: Spencer Okonski - Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 16:14:40 (PST)
Location: silverado cyn, CA     USA
Comments:   i love this site! u guys are my heroes. i want to do this stuff when i get older. now i am an amatuer film maker in high school. im working on a ww2 movie right now and have spent over 3 years right now a grand total of $2,500. and i need some diehard actors. e-mail me if your interested. i really want some tank footage, i would DIE for some!!! thanks all.

Name: James W. Hoefer - Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 08:31:30 (PST)
Location: Salt Lake City, UT     USA
Comments:   Visited this web site over a year ago - my contact information is out of date - so, here is the update and a renewal of my quest. A friend pointed me to your page at I have long rembered the

Name: Dr. David Butters - Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 14:07:13 (PST)
Location: Meadville, Pa     USA
Comments:   I have a collection of 1/32 diecast US Army WWII vehicles in my office that I show to my young patients and to chat about with to my older patients. I have had a few tankers talk to me and have been fortunate enough to relive some of their experiences with them. I commend you in your efforts to keep this part of history alive. I recently read "An Army at Dawn" about the North Africa campaign and highly recommend this to any of your members. I wish I could join you in the turret some day. What a thrill that would be!!! Dave Butters

Name: laurie keefe - Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 19:49:47 (PST)
Location: syracuse, ny     USA
Comments:   I am looking for info about my dad Donald c. Keefe (danny Okeefe) HE served in ww2 in the USMC I know he enlisted in 1941 out of syracuse ny.He never spoke of his Tour and i am interested in finding anyone who may have known my dad He passed away in 1992 Thank you.

Name: Frederic - Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 14:12:42 (PST)
Location: Brussels, /     Belgium
Comments:   Very nice work you guys are doin', especially the M22 Locust as we are restauring one ourselves. Keep 'em rolling, Fred

Name: Warren Le Pine - Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 22:43:36 (PST)
Location: Victoria, BC     Canada
Comments:   What a great site. My father served in the Canadian Army during the final years of WWII. He served in Canada's little known Pacific Division as a 4.2 in motor crewman. All his brothers and cousins from Toronto Ontario served in the war as well. His brother Harry left Canada in 1939 with the 48th Highlanders. My dad was 11 when he watched his brother leave for war at the Toronto Train Station. My uncle left as a private in the infantry and returned home as a Sergeant Major in the 1st Canadian Airborne Regiment. When my Uncle Harry finally returned to Canada at the end of the war my father was 18 or 19 years old and a Corporal in the Army. My father’s cousin Hubert landed in Normandy on Juno Beach D-Day +2 and was critically wounded during the beach head breakout. Cousin Hubert was in the Canadian Signals Corps. His unit was DF by a German 88mm Battery. His unit and friends were wiped out and everyone was left for dead. One final check was made before the main unit had to move on. Hubert was found barley alive in a burning vehicle. He was quickly medically evacuated back to Juno Beach and then back to England. He remained in hospital for the next year in Canada recovering from his wounds. My father told me that he had great difficulty dealing with the fact that most if not of his comrades had been killed in that artillery bombardment. After the war my father and many of his family and friends that served in WWII would meet frequently at our family hunting lodge in Trout Creek Ontario. I’m sure after a few drinks and few hands of poker they were able to let go of their experiences in WWII. Later on in the 70’s our American cousins who were Vietnam Veterans from Buffalo came to the lodge. I remember listening to the many conversations between the two generations of war veterans. I think it was the influence of these two proud groups of men that left a lasting impression on a ten year old boy. I have now served 18 years in the Canadian Army and Navy, 11 years in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and seven years in Naval Intelligence. Cousin Hubert taught me the fundamentals of shooting a rifle at the hunting lodge when I was a small boy. Later on in 1988 I had the honour of being a member of Canada’s top military shooting team. Our Rifle team was awarded the prestigious Letson Trophy in Ottawa Ontario. Along with the Letson Trophy we won the honour of representing Canada at Bisley England for the Commonwealth Rifle Competition in 1989. When I pin my Letson Rifle Decoration on my uniform I always think of my father, his family and friends that served in WWII and next generation of veterans who served in Vietnam. Keep up the good work and never forget the sacrifices of others…Keep the history alive.

Name: SFC ( RET ) Scott Nicgorski - Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 13:56:10 (PST)
Location: San Antonio, TX     USA
Comments:   Great site I have enjoyed what I have seen so far.

Name: Duane Durand - Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 11:27:22 (PST)
Location: Shell Lake, WI     USA
Comments:   Thanks so much for this site and the preservation of our great countrys safe keepers!!I'll forward your site on to others.Thank you once more,Duane

Name: keith grashorn - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 16:36:31 (PST)
Location: iraq,      USA
Comments:   Hey Chuck. Just saying hi from Iraq. The tanks I'm seeing over here are a little bit bigger than yours. Your web site is looking better than ever. say hi to everybody.

Name: MGBADA MIKE - Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 14:36:32 (PST)

Name: Travis Forrest - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 15:32:53 (PST)
Location: eureka, mo     USA
Comments:   hi I love the tanks I got to ride in a stuart at atterbury during our reenactment in sept of 03 it was great keep up the good work.

Name: Miguel Barbosa - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 08:08:34 (PST)
Location: Oporto,      Portugal
Comments:   Congratulations for keeping history alive.

Name: asaba owerri - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 05:50:44 (PST)
Location: aba, lagos     USA
Comments:   guys it looks really nice

Name: michelle shull - Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 14:50:23 (PST)
Location: oceanside, ca     USA
Comments:   I am looking for anyone or anybody who may have known my grandfather GARY O'NEIL SHULL. Recently my grandmother had told me that he served in the 70th Tank Battalion during the Invasion of Normandy. I would just like to know what he did and what he may have endured during that time

Name: H oward I. Peach - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 18:38:51 (PST)
Location: Harwich, MA     USA
Comments:   Just discovered this link===great communication for all. I was with the 583rd.Signal Co. during the bulge and have the greatest respect for the armored forces. Hell on wheels comes to mind with the 2nd. Would like to hear from any of the men I was with during the bulge etc.

Name: DR MUGU - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 01:15:40 (PST)
Location: LOME,      TOGO

Name: James Schubert - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 09:39:08 (PST)
Location: Erding/Germany, D    
Comments:   Nice homepage; full of informations;So we planned for may 2005 a great event in Bavaria/Germany"Marching from DACHAU to "EAGLES NEST/Obersalzberg"This Trip needs 7 days; 3000 men and 200 tracks and trucks will take the display;For more informations send mail

Name: Doug Wilber - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 02:01:19 (PST)
Location: Schenectady, NY     USA
Comments:   Great site! Flashback Television working for the History Channel is doing a documentary about the D Day Invasion and are looking for veterans of D Company/70th Tank Battalion who aided Easy Company/506th/101st AB Division were their attack on Brecourt Manor on June 6, 1944. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Robert Horner - Monday, November 24, 2003 at 20:05:13 (PST)
Location: Notre Dame, In     USA
Comments:   Hi there,I didn't want to take the liberty of just posting this, but I thought I would make you aware of it so that you could decide if you would like to share the information with your group. The National Registry of Living Historians (non profit) is now on-line at It is a wonderful place for reenactors, living historians, sutlers, educators, history buffs, etc. Individuals and/or groups can join (everything in the Registry is free), and immediately begin enjoying the benefits! The Registry enables groups to recruit, speakers to find places to give presentations and to be found, Educators to find speakers, Reenactors to find each other or groups in their area, Sutlers to advertise, Historians and Film Production Co.s to find Reenactors, etc. Plus there are other things like an affiliate program, free banner exchange and more. Merchants, traders,trekkers and all involved in history are welcome. You may list yourself and/or your website worldwide, and everything there is free!Just thought I would share the information with you and let you decide if you would like to share it with others.Thanks and take care,Bob Horner FounderP.S. Our honored members are dedicated to the growth and longevity of the Registry. Groups, as well as each individual in the group is welcome to join. Please share/forward this information with any friend you feel may benefit from it, and good luck on your Living History adventures.

Name: ngdada oru - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 06:35:21 (PST)
Location: aapap, la     USA
Comments:   nice site

Name: Mary Lee Konty - Saturday, November 08, 2003 at 09:23:27 (PST)
Location: Sterling, VA     USA
Comments:   This is my first visit to your website but...I will be back!I have a l935 dollar bill (short snorter) that is dated 2-9-44 and signed by several member of the 70th. It belonged to my mother, Phyllis Maloney and I would like to locate some of the people that signed that bill. Please contact me if you have any info. She was at Smokey Hills Army Air Base, KS and Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, CO and was a nurse.

Name: John H Gaul - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 20:41:41 (PST)
Location: Holiday, FL     USA
Comments:   My faher is a proud member of the the 70th family.Jenson,Hammersmith,Provasnik,Carravella(hope thay'reall spelled right)are names I've known from my childhood.These Common Men of Uncommon Valor

Name: Mike Williams - Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at 13:00:01 (PST)
Location: Bremerton, wa     USA
Comments:   I really like your site. Saved to favorites. I was with 1st Inf Div, 16th and 18th Regs. in the 70's and have been looking for a set of Unit crests for both. If anyone has a set they can afford to part with I would appreciate it.Mike WillliamsPO Box 4050South Colby, WA 98384

Name: Martin Hodek - Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 23:50:10 (PDT)
Location: Brno, Czech     Czech Republic
Comments:   We have i to Czech Republic Reenactement Club´s 1th.,2th,90th,94th ID,82th and 101th airborn,and 4th and 16th Armored.I am from reenactement platoon MP 4th Armored.Want you contacting us?Martin Hodek

Name: Gunter G. Gillot Jr (Militaria & Militaria Inc) - Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 07:08:24 (PDT)
Location: Jalhay, BE     Belgium
Comments:   Hello and Greetings from Belgium. I had fun visiting your website and the B&W reneac Pix are very well done. Keep the memory alive and do never let someone forget whatt's happened during 1936 and 1945. Sincerely Gunter Honnoray Member 17th A/B Div. Assn. USA Founder USVCPIC Europe :))

Name: Spyder - Sunday, October 05, 2003 at 11:30:20 (PDT)
Location: Ieper,      Belgium
Comments:   very good site !

Name: Mike Luxem - Friday, October 03, 2003 at 07:52:05 (PDT)
Location: Glenview, IL     USA
Comments:   Great site ~ Our Historical Society Has to UH-1 Huey Helicopter's under tarps in Glenview. Gifts to our Glenview Hangar One Foundation in 1995 by the Commander of the former Glenview Naval Air Station (1927-1995).Count us in. We need military veh. for our Oct.17th-19th Memorial Ceremony of the new Hangar One Memorial Park in Glenview. Visit our website

Name: DON. ROBINSON - Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 06:50:57 (PDT)
Location: Norton, Ma     USA
Comments:   Selling 1941 Autocar 1/2 Track. Turn key.Ma title and sticker.Runs like a car.Have done movies and air shows. $22500. Serious inquirys only.Have pictures. Later Don.R.

Name: mugu - Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 08:19:24 (PDT)
Location: lome,      togo
Comments:   i love this siteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Name: Ralph Duran - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 14:24:59 (PDT)
Location: Las Vegas, NV     USA
Comments:   Just found your outstanding site!! My uncle Doniciano Tellez was a sergeant in the 4th Div. and was killed in action on June 12, 1944 in Normandy. I really appreciate that your and your members are so dedicated to preserving the memory of all the young men and women that served during WW2. Continued success in maintaining the integrity and authentic depiction of all you do. Thanks again!!

Name: Richard Pace, Photographer - Sunday, July 20, 2003 at 16:04:59 (PDT)
Location: Germantown, MD     USA
Comments:   Hi, I'm trying to obtain any postcard(s) that may be available depicting or related to Roberts Armory, your reenactments, etc., in mint condition. Need one of each. Charges are guaranteed. Any assistance you can provide will be deeply appreciated. Thank you. Richard Pace, POB 763, Germantown, MD 20875-0763

Name: LOUIS CARCAVALLO - Friday, July 18, 2003 at 09:38:01 (PDT)

Name: aldo e. adasme - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 23:11:55 (PDT)
Location: santiago, rm     chile, southamerica
Comments:   hi from chile at the end of america, i really like WWll, i am a fan of this. mi militaria collection is from that era. uniform, helmet, i have a tanker helmet, canttens, mauser bayonet, etc. but i am concentred in Marine uniform.

Name: robert wise - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 19:40:56 (PDT)
Location: canal fulton, oh     USA
Comments:   i was with the 70th in nurnberg in 1945 and 1946 until te unit was disbanded. wouldlove to hear from those who were there at that time.

Name: Heath Harper - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 19:47:38 (PDT)
Location: Marquette Heights, il     USA
Comments:   I just saw my first show after traveling up 3 hours, it was worth every minute of the trip. Great job to all those that participated. Thanks.

Name: Michael Kowalski - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 16:33:50 (PDT)
Location: countryside, il     USA
Comments:   I was at the Aurora airport on 6/8/03 and saw some of the collection. Excellent display. A tribute and honor to those who served.

Name: Samuel Downes - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 13:18:34 (PDT)
Location: Woodbine, NJ     USA
Comments:   Great stuff!! I've got to go out and find a DUKW! Many Thanks!

Name: Dennis Zaluski - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 18:56:09 (PDT)
Location: Sterling Hts, MI     USA
Comments:   I live not far from General Dynamics and the TACOM, I wish I saw more AFV's at the parades!

Name: aaron blalock (grandson of charles h miller) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 14:57:29 (PDT)
Location: wellsville, pa     USA
Comments:   tring to find history about my grandfather .any info will be helpful thank you aaron

Name: JamesP. Roberts - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 06:36:20 (PDT)
Location: Parkersburg, WV     USA
Comments:   Great!

Name: Seasilver - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 17:30:44 (PDT)
Comments:   Thanks :)

Name: Harvey l. Spears - Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 18:48:34 (PDT)
Location: Eustis, FL     United States
Comments:   This is a very good site please keep all the good work. Please review my website -- we also have some military info. that you may like to see. Thank You Harvey Spears A Florida Gator !!!

Name: David Rossetti - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 10:02:25 (PDT)
Comments:   I would like to find article on the Cadillac powered M-8 75mm tank (not the greyhound) That my dad was gunner on. He served with the 77th Div. in the Phillipines. If anyone has info on this article from "LIFE" magazine that would be great..just like this site, Thanks

Name: Bill hayes - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 19:53:16 (PST)
Comments:   great site

Name: Steve Williams - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 16:44:44 (PST)
Location: Chicago suburbs, Il     USA
Comments:   Does anyone know if WWII reenactors are invited to the dedication of the WWII Memorial in Washington,DC in May of 2004? If somebody is organizing a bus trip to the dedication from the Chicago area,please email me or post to the Guestbook. Thanks!

Name: james denton jr - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 19:14:33 (PST)
Location: east ridgei , TN     USA
Comments:   i love wwII site thank you

Name: Sarah - Friday, March 14, 2003 at 12:47:27 (PST)
Location: toledo, oh     USA
Comments:   Great site, great unit! Hope to see you at lowell this year!

Name: sujith - Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 23:46:34 (PST)
Location: madurai, TN     india
Comments:   best site

Name: JOHN P. BROWN - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 13:49:15 (PST)
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA     USA
Comments:   I am a Navy veteran who has been interested in AFVs of all types from all countries. Great website!

Name: Noel Melton - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 17:24:34 (PST)
Location: Monroe, Ga     USA
Comments:   I was wondering if you or anyone here can tell me something, I have around 30 REAL black and white photo's taken by one of my fathers friend's in the marines, they were in the south pacfic, they split the photos after the war, my father gave them to me, they show Dead Japanese, two shows large ditch graves with bulldozer filling in and covering hundreds of dead Japs. One shows the wars dogs Doverman pinchers, the marine's used+more, these picture were taken on Iwo Jima, Gualdalcanal, marshall islands, other small islands in the area, just wondering how much would these picture be worth ..?? They are kept in plastic and are in better shape than most of my 1950's photos...if anyone knows anything about these let me know.

Name: joe - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 16:39:42 (PST)
E-mail: gijoe1556@aol.comk
Location: burbank, ill     USA
Comments:   i would like to know were your next showing will be located so i can take my son. thank you and god bless. joe of burbank ill

Name: Doug Snyder - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 22:12:48 (PST)
Location: Saginaw, MI     USA
Comments:   My father served in the 70th A.I.B 20th A.B. in WWII. He didn't talk much about it before he died. I have always been curious to learn more. In doing some research I've stumbled across this site. I have some photos and a couple maps of their travels that I would be happy to share. And would be interested in corresponding with others interested in this group. Doug

Name: jan (brown) milholland, and hubby matt - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 11:04:59 (PST)
E-mail: either: excalibur020 or txkubljr both
Location: san antonio, tx     USA
Comments:   wife and I are trying to locate any information on her uncle: Eben L Brown, kia, dec 44, near "the forest", was assigned to 70th tank bat, Co A, according to envelope he mailed to brother in AAC for Christmas. Christmas card was picture of tank going thru forest in snow with big 70 in background. Inside of card - a turtle in tank helmet, with sash reading "soixante-dix", holding a tank shell, standing on the world, saluting.... if any one remembers or has information about him or his unit, or a reunion coming up, please contact either of us... this is a part of her family lost with little info she would like to put together... thanks for your dad was in pacific during WWII so not much help there with european theatre.....again thank you all for such a wonderful and time saving website.. please keep the memories alive of those lost so long ago..

Name: LOREN TANNER - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 15:50:11 (PST)
Location: WHARTON, TX     USA

Name: Marcia DeMuro - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 07:53:40 (PST)
Location: Walden, NY     USA
Comments:   Super site. Please share it further with thousands more by submitting your url to

Name: James W. Hoefer - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 17:50:01 (PST)
Location: Salt Lake City, UT     USA
Comments:   A friend pointed me to your page at I have long rembered the "bladders" shown on British taxis during WWII and am still looking for someone who can provide details on HOW the conversion was made. In London, the taxi drivers would put a huge bladder - much like a modern day waterbed mattress - on the luggage rack and pipe it to the engine. filled with natural gas (bio-gas?), it would provide enough fuel to keep the cabbies in business. Do you have any sources on how the conversions were made? Either the wood chip or natural gas conversion would make me very happy. Thank you James W. Hoefer (Age 61) 768 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (801) 322-4126

Name: Patrick Wojciak - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 11:54:37 (PST)
Location: Calgary, AB     Canada
Comments:   I was looking through many re-enactor sites and I gotta say that this one should get an award for being the most authetic looking. All soldiers, vehicles, and pictures look like they are from WW2. Great Site.

Name: roy jones - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 18:59:10 (PST)
Location: lakefield, mn     USA
Comments:   Hello i am trying to aquire a 1952 gmc 6x6 going to restore it to original but dont know where to get parts or manuals it hard to find the old war time vehicles i am hopeing to find a few more. thanks for the visit

Name: Jay J Gerringer - Monday, January 20, 2003 at 20:28:46 (PST)
Location: Duke Center, Pa     USA
Comments:   Excellent web site, Semper-Fi

Name: Bob Tucker - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 21:18:12 (PST)
Location: Richards, TX     USA
Comments:   Great web site ! My father was in Fox Co 2/22 . road on the backs of the 70th deep into Germany .

Name: Brett E. Vinson - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 14:08:07 (PST)
Location: Jonesboro, AR     USA
Comments:   What a great site!! I am the son of 1Sgt Neal E. Vinson (deceased), 2nd Armored Division, 82nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, "C" Company, 1940-1945. I have been searching for info and pictures of an M-8 to show my children. Again what a great site.

Name: Hugh Cort, Jr. - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 18:39:05 (PST)
Location: Huntsville, AL     USA
Comments:   Does anyone know anything about ADSEC from Normandy to the end of WWII

Name: Deborah Carter - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 18:04:07 (PST)
Location: Brentwood, TN     USA
Comments:   I am searching for any World War II veterans who were assigned to the 821st Tank Destroyer Battalion, 29th Infantry Division or children of those veterans. My father served with the 29th Inf. Div from 1942 to 1945. I would appreciate any information you can provide.

Name: josh - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 06:47:19 (PST)
Comments:   extremly good web site

Name: GRENADEBARON - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 07:25:29 (PST)
Location: Sycamore, Il     USA
Comments:   MERRY CHRISTMAS To the Roberts Family and all the Members of the 70th Tank Bn. The GRENADEBARON'S Family Paula,Ashley,Barbie and Rich

Name: Gary Wayne Hensley - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 16:15:12 (PST)
Location: Jacksonville, Ar     USA
Comments:   This is a very nice site, and I would like to give thanks to all those who experienced the war personally, also I find it very strange that I can!t find any info. on 126th armd maint. bn, with out these service people, who in many cases had to do combat, guard ,graveyard duty, etc. the 4th armored div, could not have made it, my dad was a tank mechanic and maintenance, but I can!t find any spec info on that unit, surley someone kept diaries and records, thanks

Name: Willi Ramph - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 14:09:43 (PST)
E-mail: wram[
Location: Jersey Shore, PA     USA
Comments:   Great site. I was a mechanic on track vehicles during the VN war. I spent my time in Germany though. It was a time I will never forget. All your pictures bring back memories.Thanks, WILLI

Name: Regis Kingera - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 19:53:13 (PST)
Location: State College, Pa     USA
Comments:   I am looking for information about Henry T. Seibert, Johnstown, Pa.He was a Tech Sargent when discharged at the end of the war. I'm doing a piece on him for geneology. Need info from induction to discharge. I remember stories of North Africa,England, and Germany. Mr. Seibert is my uncle.

Name: Eddie Pierce - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 20:19:50 (PST)
Location: Erlangen,      Germany
Comments:   Nice website. Was just surfing the web and ran across it. I was in the Army quite a few years and enjoyed most of it.

Name: Patricia Dolinski Simões - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 16:16:26 (PST)
Location: São Paulo, SP     Brasil
Comments:   I love the american story, the ww2 his songs,the tv series Combat with Vic Morrow,so i love this site!!

Name: Steve Hunt - Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 08:43:27 (PST)
Comments:   Great site

Name: Lyle Hatch - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 06:41:24 (PDT)
Location: Lisle, IL     USA
Comments:   Another fine event at Rockford '02. As a dedicated folllower, it's very encouraging to see the quantities of reenactors, units, public spectators, and military hardware growing every year. Awesome as usual. Looking forward to Lowell! Great job, 70th.

Name: Ted O'Sullivan - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 13:25:38 (PDT)
E-mail: theodore_L_o'
Location: Naperville, IL     USA
Comments:   Nice site.

Name: Travis Freeman - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 19:41:49 (PDT)
Comments:   I have pictures of a one of a kind USMC Tank recently found!

Name: Erik R Blomstedt - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 18:19:01 (PDT)
Location: Joliet, IL     USA
Comments:   So impressed by your display and demonstration at Midway Village, Rockford on Saturday! This was the 1st WWII re-enactment we have attended and it was most interesting. I would love to be notified of others in Midwest region.

Name: R.G. Frano, a-emt-4-Paramedic, A.C.L.S.,(Ret.) - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 13:40:03 (PDT)
Location: Jersey City, nj     USA
Comments:   Thanks for an interesting site. While I am preoccupied with returning to employment at present, (I survived my last duty post, {suite 8331, 1 World Trade Center, NY, NY, 10048), the issues represented by the vehicles within your site are very interesting...

Name: Wilhelm Reinhard Gehlen - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 18:24:27 (PDT)
Location: Telford, TN     USA
Comments:   Very nice side.I will see you at camp Atterbury in Sept.I hope.

Name: Stan Leland - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 11:03:05 (PDT)
Location: San Antonio, TX     USA
Comments:   I have a friend who has several tank radial engines for sale. If you would be interested or know of anyone looking for radial engines please let me know.

Name: MSG ? James E. Goodall U.S. Army (ret) - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 12:11:17 (PDT)
Location: Utica, KKy     USA
Comments:   Great website, good info. I'm a member of the Patton Museum Fort Knox volunteer group. We restore and operate a wide range of WWII Armor equipment for public demo and reenactments.

Name: Janice Duhe Watson - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 00:54:20 (PDT)
Location: Livingston, La     USA
Comments:   My dad, George A. Duhe was in WWII. You have lots of good pictures. Don't know much about service vehicles, but you have a great display of them. Will be back to visit your site again.

Name: SPC Jason Hoffman--Alpha CO 2/70th Armor - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 15:12:05 (PDT)
Location: Ft. Riley, KS     USA
Comments:   Nice site. Proud to be part of such a historically rich armor unit. HOOAH!!!

Name: Dan McWilliams - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 00:56:13 (PDT)
Location: Northern, Ok     USA
Comments:   I enjoyed the site. Lots of good pictures. I hope you and the rest can make it to the national DDay event at camp Gruber Okla.

Name: DON. ROBINSON - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 15:07:51 (PDT)
Location: Norton, Ma     USA
Comments:   HI Do you buy 1/2 tracks. I have a nice one for sale,looks & runs grate: Has stiker and Ma. title. We do air shows and Military Show's and towns prade with. It is turned key. Later Don.J.Robinson. Tel-508-285-6544 after 016.30 EST.

Name: Petra Dippold - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 06:06:25 (PDT)
Location: Augsburg,      Germany
Comments:   I´m writing into this board, because I need your help. I´m in search for my father Sgt. Roy J.Jackson JR and it is very important to me to locate him. All the Informations I found out, I have listened at my Homepage. Please visit my Page and help me, if you can. Maybe you remember one of the persons from the pictures I show at my page. Thank you for your help and your time you spend into my search. My Homepage:

Name: Corey Blevins - Monday, July 15, 2002 at 20:01:39 (PDT)
Location: Salisbury, NC     USA
Comments:   Hi, i am looking into WW2 reenactment. Is there a group near me? Please email me any info. asap. Thanks.

Name: Brian Kurpinski - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 13:48:52 (PDT)
Location: Exton , PA     USA
Comments:   I have recently found out that my Grandfather was a member of the 70th Tank Batallion back when it went to N Africa. He has passed away, and I was looking for anyone who might have served with him so that I can gain some insight into what engagements he participated in and some of the other things I am not able to ask him. His name was John Kurpinski, he was from Philadelphia, and he was a private. If anyone out there knew him I would be very interested in hearing from you.

Name: Allison Rader - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 06:58:37 (PDT)
Location: Pepperell, MA     USA
Comments:   could you please email me with your location. thanx.

Name: andy wright - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 17:16:53 (PDT)
Location: winchester,      england
Comments:   great site will be back for more

Name: Alain - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 00:41:48 (PDT)
Location: Breteuil, 60     France
Comments:   Very, very good, a lot of thanks, Sincerely, Alain

Name: Brian R Doane - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 18:38:17 (PDT)
Location: New Bedford, MA     USA
Comments:   Great Website! SINCERLY Brian R Doane

Name: Gary Curtis - Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 09:59:44 (PDT)
Location: WAtson, La     USA
Comments:   I watched the movie "Patton" on Laser Disc.I was surprised to see the Germans using M-48 tanks painted Dark Yellow.In the movie "Battle of the Bulge"the Germans used M-46 Patton tanks.These movies are silly from the equipment they use.

Name: Yasin Vagelis - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 21:51:06 (PDT)
Location: Thessaloniki,      Greece
Comments:   Congratulations on your site.I believe that is the best army vehiacle site I've ever seen.I personally own a M38a1 browght to Greece in 1953.I'm also looking for user's manual in order to re-print it.If you hear anything, please let me know. Thank you in advance, Yasin Vagelis

Name: Roberto Camargo - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 09:38:35 (PDT)
Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ     BRASIL

Name: Petra Dippold - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 07:21:28 (PDT)
Location: Augsburg,      Germany
Comments:   I´m writing into this board, because I need your help. I´m in search for my father Sgt. Roy J.Jackson JR and it is very important to me to locate him. All the Informations I found out, I have listened at my Homepage. Please visit my Page and help me, if you can. Maybe you remember one of the persons from the pictures I show at my page. Thank you for your help and your time you send into my search. My Homepage:

Name: Bill Jackso - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 21:27:34 (PDT)
Location: Geneva, il     USA
Comments:   Hi Chuck, Sorry I won't be at the display Sunday. I'll be at a birthday party but will definitely try to be at the dance. I sent a blank email just before this one. I think I did something wrong. Anyway I should see you all that evening. Bill Jackson

Name: Bunker Supplies Co. % Don. J. Robinson - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 15:40:20 (PDT)
Location: Norton, Ma     USA
Comments:   Hi all you guys at Roberts Armory: I have a nice 1941 Autocar 1/2 Track for Sale. turn key reg & title an sticker. Have pictures of all my air shows and parade's.Will take $20,000. for it. lot's of fun. Don. R.

Name: Cynthia Bercaw - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 06:49:36 (PDT)
Location: Aurora, IL     USA
Comments:   Hello Lydia: Thank you for the "Do's & Dont's For Women On Parade". It is amazing and interesting to read the grooming and appearance requirements for the women in uniform during WWII! Great to see everyone at the Airport Hangar Dance last month.

Name: Marcus Huss - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 06:49:08 (PDT)
Location: Tiffin, OH     USA
Comments:   Dick and I had a great time at the lowell event with you guys. I am going to save up leave just so I can come back for that event and work with you guys again. The rest of the rag time circus will be coming with us next year and might bring a ice cream truck with us hahaha. Thanks again.

Name: Mike Felmlee - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 09:10:11 (PDT)
Location: Toledo, OH     USA
Comments:   Hello from the 83rd ID 329RCT out of Toledo! Our guys said they had a great time with your unit at Lowell, IN. They couldn't stop talking about the fun they had working with you guys! We are looking forward to working with you again very soon.

Name: Lyle Hatch - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 08:49:20 (PDT)
Location: Lisle, IL     USA
Comments:   Another fine public re-enactment at Lowell, Indiana. Wonderful weather, GI Joes, Tanks, Airborne, Warbirds, and Nazis all in one place. What could be better on a Sunday afternoon? I always feel fortunate to live in a location where I can get to see some of the best equipped re-enactor groups in the country. There were so many vehicles on the field that I kept thinking "someone's going to get run over". A great show; looking forward to Rockford '02!

Name: Dale Davidson - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 12:34:17 (PDT)
Location: Edinburgh,      Scotland
Comments:   Excellent info on vehicles and equipment. Keep up the good work.

Name: Owen Reginald Kitchener - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 14:18:04 (PDT)
Comments:   Your Web Site is a mine of infomation,first class. Reg.

Name: bill wills - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 08:58:57 (PST)
Comments:   great site!

Name: Manny Perez - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 21:05:14 (PST)
Location: Elmwood, Il.     USA
Comments:   Great website, Just happen to see your e-mail address.Now I am going to be hook to it. Good work Mr.Roberts. Look us up at www.737th Tank

Name: Gary Dorschner - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 16:20:30 (PST)
Location: Menasha, WI     USA
Comments:   Working on restoring my tank that I have had for two years now. Always looking for parts, and informative pictures. Found your website extremely informative and helpful. Do you have any sources for parts? Thank you. M5a1

Name: Allan Murray - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 02:43:42 (PST)
Location: melbourne, vic     Australia
Comments:   Very well done, I have not 'travelled ' all the way through yet, but so far "wonder " what happened to KOREA. I AM THE PUBLICITY OFFICER FOR THE KOREA VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INC, If any other United Nations (Korea)Command, ex service personel would like to "make contact" we will welcome you. We are also "partners" in the D.O.D (USA)50th Anniversary Commemoration Committee. (see above web site) Allan Murray

Name: Gabriel - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 14:07:41 (PST)
Location: Athens,      Greece
Comments:   I would like to send my congratulations for your collection and your work. You do an excellent job.Could you send me any further information for your collection?Thank you very much!

Name: gary lambert - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 15:00:43 (PST)
Location: camden , nj     USA
Comments:   My Father was a member of the 68th Armored Battalion, 6th Armored Division. We just got back form a Battle of the Bulge reenactment at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pa. (near Harrisburg/Hershey Pa.) and I am trying to find armor reenactors in the Philadelphia area

Name: David Strauss - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 05:28:52 (PST)
Location: Bloemfontein, FS     SouthAfrica
Comments:   Thank you for people like yourself willing to go through so much effort in saving and preserving things that seems useless to some... David

Name: Bill Jackson - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 00:07:06 (PST)
Location: Geneva, Il     USA
Comments:   Hi Chuck, Of course I visit here every so often. I was glad to see mail to you from Ed Monohan sent on Jan. 8 of this year. This is the only fellow soldier that served with me in Light Tank Troop, 14th Constabulary Rgt. in Schweifurt Germany in 1946, that I have made contact with in 55 years. Thanks to the internet. I have never found anyone I served with in the Phillipines in 45. Thanks Chuck for putting his picture in. Bill J.

Name: william johnson - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 11:33:33 (PST)
Comments:   great site

Name: Dale Rodgers - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 21:37:06 (PST)
Location: Kannapolis, NC     USA
Comments:   Enjoyed your website, very nice.

Name: George Martin - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 22:45:01 (EST)
Location: LaPorte, In     USA
Comments:   First time at this site, Just signing in.

Name: Edward Monahan - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 09:41:45 (EST)
Comments:   suprised to see picture of myself in front of my tank.memories of a 17 year old.thank thanks to Bill Jackson my Buddy. Ed Monahan

Name: Mike Wells-Smith - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 13:54:54 (EST)
Location: Leighton Barracks,      Germany
Comments:   Love your web site, I'm the Safety Officer for the 1st Infantry Division here at Wurzburg Germany. If I can do anything for you, just let me know.

Name: Jack Godfrey - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 21:46:30 (EST)
Location: Three Rivers , Mi     USA
Comments:   Regards from a former Marine of World War 2

Name: Bruce Malone - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 12:13:56 (EST)
Location: Jurbise (near Mons),      Belgium
Comments:   Looking for information on my grandfather - SSGT Victor J. Hubany, Company C, 70th Tank Battalion, WWII in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy (Utah Beach D-Day). KIA just inside Germany, buried in Henri-Chapelle Cemetery in Belgium.

Name: Sgt. Donald I. Lewis - Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 12:55:47 (EST)
Location: Bulls Gap, TN     USA
Comments:   Was in 747th Tank Batallion in recon 2nd Section. Enjoyed the sight. Got a bronze Star in Landrese, France.

Name: Tryon L. Andreas - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 20:02:28 (EST)
Location: Elkhorn, WI     USA
Comments:   I really like your website. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Patty and the girls say "Hi". Hope to see you all sometime again soon. Best Wishes. Tryon L. Andreas

Name: RANDY SLATER - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 01:39:51 (EST)
Location: CLEARFIELD, UT     USA

Name: Edward S Kurt - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 21:31:26 (EST)
Location: Tampa, Fla     USA
Comments:   like to see som pictures of company D 70th Tank Batt. from England to end of war. I was communication Sgt for company D . IN WW11 D DAY TILL END

Name: BRANDON RIFE - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 16:32:17 (EST)
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska     USA

Name: James Boyle - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 13:47:44 (EST)
Location: Omaha, NE     USA
Comments:   Hey Guys, we met you at the 2000 HRS National and worked with you again at 2001 JB. Had a great time! Keep up the good work, and see you next year! James

Name: Ben Keller - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 16:35:12 (EST)
Location: Peoria, AZ     USA
Comments:   You have a great site and hobby!Keep up the good work,sincerely,Ben and sons.

Name: amanda - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 08:45:29 (EST)
URL: n/a
Location: saginaw, mi     USA
Comments:   i think that ur web page is pretty cool man its awesome

Name: Bill Jackson - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 01:48:35 (EST)
Location: Geneva, il     USA
Comments:   Hi Chuck, Had such a good time at the 70th Tank Btln. party. You and Lydia are such great hosts. Thanks for the CD on Wilmot. I have looked at some of it. It's well done.Glad you enjoyed the video of Lowell of last May. I wont be able to make the 101 party you sent me the brochure for. I will be in New Orleans for the Pacific War celebration. By the way you have a blank space on the activities for the 70th for 1999. The caption says "M8 armored car" I think it's the one you took of me standing by the M8. See you guys at the next dance. Bill Jackson

Name: Mark Mason - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 07:33:57 (EST)
Location: Anderson, IN     USA
Comments:   Very good page with a lot of information. I am interested in WC51's and WC52's. Looking for one to restore.

Name: Robert Van Riper
Hometown: Gilbertville,Iowa
Sent: 10.32 PM - mon 5 nov 2001

Hi All i was in the 2nd armored when in the service and have always been a ww-2 fan.

Name: One35th
Hometown: Singapore
Sent: 7.06 AM - wed 31 oct 2001

Hello, informative, great.

Name: Colin & Ross
Hometown: Auckland New Zealand
Sent: 4.28 PM - thu 25 oct 2001

G-day guys, my buddy Ross & i just lookin thru your web site. Bloody great. Ross has a 41 CCKW352 GMC and i have A 41 "slat" MB 43 MB, 43 GPW and willys & bantam trailers.We do a bit of WW2 Re-enacting down here in N.Z. but dont have anything like the numbers you can muster over there in the U.S.A.
Keep up the good work and most importantly have fun while your doing it.
By the way our Government may be on the Commi side and lacking in support for the fight against terrorism but i can assure you the majority of the everyday Kiwis support you 100%, and once you get Bin laden on the ropes, kick him in the balls one more time for me, and if theres anything left of him when your finnished give him to the New York Firefighters and Police.

Best regards Colin Jansen
Auckland rep WW2 Jeep Owners Club of New Zealand

And Ross Wilson
New Zealand Military Vehicle Collectors Club

Name: Sybren van der Velden
Hometown: Arnhem, Holland
Sent: 2.43 AM - fri 19 oct 2001

Great site. Wonderfull photo's. Compliments from the Screaming Ducks, reenactment group of the 101 ABN 502 PIR.

Name: Michael Axelrod
Hometown: East Setauket NY (Originally Brooklyn ,NY)
Sent: 3.46 AM - wed 17 oct 2001

Iam very interested in researching my Father's experiences in WW2. He was in the ETO in the 580th AAA Battalion Battery A during the last part of the war (December 44-January 46). Any information out there would be greatly appreciated. I'm especially interested in learning more of the 2 Bronze Battle Stars that he earned and is indicated on his military records 'for participation against the enemy during the Rhineland and Central European Campaigns'. He never told us (his family) about these medals and unfrotunately is now deceased.

Name: Owen
Hometown: St.Joseph Missouri
Sent: 11.17 PM - mon 1 oct 2001

I just thought I would let any reenactors reading this that there is a battle down at knob creek Ky on the 19th through 21st of October, would be nice to have lots of people there. chow

Name: Alan Kelly
Hometown: Liverpool England
Sent: 5.45 PM - mon 1 oct 2001

Iam ex Royal Artillery
Just saying hello to Gunners everywere,and remembering all those who have fallen on many fronts in strange lands.A special mention to all affected by the recent tragic events God Bless.

Name: Ken Fredrickson
Hometown: streator, il
Sent: 1.29 AM - mon 10 sep 2001

I find your unit very interesting as my father served with the 70th in '42-45. He was a medic who spent a good share of his time attached to Co. C. He served in N. Africa,
sicily, England, the invasion of Normandy, moving with the battalion across France, Luxumborg, Belgium and into Germany until April 17, 1945 when he was wounded in a german artillary attack somewhere between Stutgart and Nurenburg. Would be interested in hearing from anyone who knew him. He was Chester L. Fredrickson. He passed away in 1986 but always spoke highly of the 70TH and the men he served with.

Name: Raul
Hometown: California
Sent: 8.36 AM - tue 4 sep 2001

Name: Corinna
Hometown: New York
Sent: 8.28 PM - tue 28 aug 2001

Hi, my name is Corinna and I work for a Television company based in New York, I am looking to chat to some people that take part in WW2 reenactments. It is for a piece we are doing for the Learning Channel. I appreciate your help with this. You can email me back with some contact numbers of people I can talk with. Thanks!

Name: Kurt Grashorn & Suzanne Hines
Sent: 6.20 AM - sun 26 aug 2001

Hello, just checking out your website.See you hopefully at the National Battle.

Name: Dave Kalata
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
Sent: 10.03 AM - sat 25 aug 2001

Looking forward to attending the event at the Rochelle airport this Sunday. What are the times of the event's start and close.

Thanks & Best Regards,

Name: Bill Jackson
Sent: 10.15 AM - wed 22 aug 2001

Hi Chuck--You've probably been having trouble emailing me. My hard drive crashed and had to be replaced. There is a big mixup on my screen name. So I had to go back to the original I'm having surgery on my left eye tomorrow had the right one done 2 weeks ago. So far I'm fine. If I feel allright I'll try to be at Rochelle airport. Cynthia and John forwarded your message to me. They may be there for the display. I always enjoy Rochelle. Have fun Sunday and hope to see you. Bill J.

Name: Calvin A. Bethea
Hometown: Pembroke, NC
Sent: 8.06 AM - fri 17 aug 2001

Name: Matt
Hometown: Chicago
Sent: 11.14 PM - tue 3 jul 2001

I'm very interested in World WarII and would like to see the re-enactment.

Name: Ken Errickson
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Sent: 3.08 AM - tue 3 jul 2001

I am researching my Uncle Jack (John) Dooley's service while with the 70th Tank Bn. He landed at Utah on "D" Day with HQ Co. He later volunteered to go to the front as a replacement. He was KIA on 01 Aug. 44 as "A" Co. left St. Lo after the breakout.

If anyone has any information or details on what happened that day I would appreciate hearing from you. I do know that "A" Co. lost two tanks that day. The other Co.'s did not see any action on 01 Aug. 44.

Also does anyone know where on the mid east coast I can find an M4 Sherman on display?

Ken Errickson

Name: Norm Joyce
Hometown: Johnsburg, Illinois
Sent: 12.58 AM - tue 3 jul 2001

It's great to find a website like yours, dedicated to armour vehicles! My late father, Lt. Col. Bert N. Joyce, was a tank commander with the 644 th Tank Destoyer BN and he would have enjoyed networking with you guys! I continue his interest in armour and look forward to infomation provided by your website.

Name: Feliz Trevino
Hometown: Stockton, usa
Sent: 12.16 PM - sat 23 jun 2001

I have just now discovered your website/links after searching the net for historical vehicles. Amazingly, without a doubt I may find someone who can direct me to a 1942 WW2 Willy Jeep W1 with information as to it's history. Pictures on request with details in exchange for information. Thanks for the opportunity to explore you site.

Name: Bill Jackson
Homepage: http://120 Kansas St.
Hometown: Geneva, IL 60134
Sent: 11.20 AM - fri 15 jun 2001

Sorry, I hit the wrong key and sent without a message. Thanks Chuck for info regarding another Constabulary member. I will get in touch with him just to say hello. I'm lucking out a lot finding former Contab. members. We were a unique outfit and only lasted 6 years in Germany. The Germans were ready to begin putting their country back together and didn't need our close observation any longer. Bill J.

Name: jim miller
Homepage: http://box 297
Hometown: Isleton,Ca
Sent: 2.52 AM - fri 15 jun 2001

We used the M8 armored car in the constabulary from 1946/48 at the constabulary school in Sonthofen,Germany.for my money,it is one of the finest,all purpose vehicles the army ever had speed,mobility and was impressive to look at.

Name: Colonel Michael C. Varhol, USA
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Sent: 1.05 AM - mon 11 jun 2001

I served with the 70th Tank Bn throughout WW II in all its campaigns. Greatest excitement was D-Day on Utah Beach when my half track was hit by an 88mm. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of my unit on your website - it brought back wonderful memories.

Name: Petra Dippold
Sent: 3.37 PM - mon 4 jun 2001

I´m in search for all Peoples which were stationed
in Augsburg / Germany from 1964 till autumn 1965
Please send me a e-mail

Name: david brower
Hometown: peoria, az.
Sent: 11.20 AM - sun 27 may 2001

I am a WWII veteran - tank commander of M5A1 light tank with the 107th Mech. Cavalry Recon. Squadron in the ETO. Extremely interesting Web Site. I would like to obtain a list of upcoming events - and locations. I visit OHIO (CINCINNATI), and Ft. Knox on occasion, and would like to attend one of the events. Please advise.

Name: Bill Jackson
Homepage: http://120 Kansas St.
Hometown: Geneva, IL 60134
Sent: 12.10 PM - fri 25 may 2001

Hi Chuck--Thanks for putting the picture of Ed Monohan on your website. It is 55 years since I have run into anyone I served with in Schweinfurt, Germany in 1946 in the U.S. Constabulary, in a light tank troop. I have informed him to log on and try to find his picute standing by an M24 Chafee in our motor pool. Once he finds it he will be grateful. He recently had a heart attack. Thanks again Bill Jackson

Name: Rich Range
Hometown: Warrenville, IL.
Sent: 8.35 AM - wed 23 may 2001

Name: Don. J. Robinson
Hometown: Norton, Ma.
Sent: 5.24 AM - wed 16 may 2001

Hi everyone,I have a small military shop in Norton,Ma
I also have a WWII M-15 Autocar 1/2 track in excellent
running condistion + M-38 Willie / Overland Jeep in excellent shap.We do local Air-Shows and Parades.Don.R.

Name: Vince Crivello
Sent: 9.53 AM - sat 12 may 2001

I had the pleasure of attending the event in Lowell last week, it was outstanding. I have a 1944 M.B. that has been in many parades in the past how would I find out about participating in events in my area
I am in Lansing Illinois.

Any information would be appreciated, Thank You.

Name: David Dantzler
Hometown: Cleveland, TN
Sent: 8.55 AM - sat 12 may 2001

Great site! I reenacted in Lowell, IN with the 4th AD and had the time of my life riding in your Halftrack. Keep up the good work, hope to see you again at another event.

Name: Wm. Brittain
Homepage: http://12733 Heartleaf St.
Hometown: Moreno Valley,CA
Sent: 12.59 PM - tue 1 may 2001

Thanks, I really enjoyed this site. Great photos and information. Anyone out there have a specs manual for a M-29 Weasel?

Name: Douglas Blackford
Hometown: Tustin, CA
Sent: 9.36 AM - tue 1 may 2001

Hello folks,
I read your sight with excitment! What a fabulous collection of vehicles and activities you have going!
Found many items very informative...would like to be contacted by someone regarding the Pack Howitzer and the 37mm gun if possible.

Thank you so much
Douglas Blackford, Treasurer and Board member
82nd Airborne WW II Living History Association

Name: Les Morgan
Homepage: http://158 Manuroa Rd. Takanini.
Hometown: Auckland. New Zealand.
Sent: 12.07 PM - sat 28 apr 2001

Hi! I was a school boy during WW2 and our Auckland streets were abuzz with US Servicemen on R&R and their vehicles.How we admired them. Every weekend I was allowed to ask 2 servicemen home for "Sunday Dinner". My father, a carpenter, was "manpowered" to work with US Stores and he too brought home those he worked for (even Admiral Halsey on 2 ocassions0. That was 55 yrs ago. Now retired (& an ex RNZEME soldier, I work as a volunteer for the Army Museum at Waiouru. NZ used mainly US vehicles & I find your web page very useful. We are currently working on a White Half Track & it is a real goer. It has a turret on the back for 4 50 cal. brownings and I would love to get some info. on the electrics of this unit & get it going again. If anyone can help I would be extremely grateful & the "candy -kid" at the museum. I will continue to search & enjoy your website. Cheers! Les.

Name: Walter C. Watkins
Hometown: Bradenton, Florida, USA
Sent: 7.38 AM - wed 25 apr 2001

I happened to stumble across your site while looking for data on the Stuart light tank. Absolutely great site!! I have you book marked and will return often. My hat is off to all involved in the preservation and the reenacting. Keep up the good work and try to get even more equipment preserved. See ya again soon!

Sent: 10.10 PM - fri 20 apr 2001

Name: Rosalinda Vigil
Homepage: http://www.m5a1 stuart
Hometown: Greeley Colorado
Sent: 10.08 PM - fri 20 apr 2001

My school is having a tribute to world war 2 and we are going to have the Stuart Tank here at my school and I wanted to know more about the tank.The information you have given to me in this website has been very helpful it hads been very helpful for me to understand how soliders used to work the machines and how they feltwhile going through the war. I would like to thank you for the great information that you have given myself and the other students that are studing the great war.

Name: Frederic Lo Cascio
Hometown: Brussels
Sent: 8.57 PM - fri 13 apr 2001

Hey there,
I am a member of the Brussels Tank Museum and I must say that your site is really great. In the link you will find a few pictures of me and my colleagues, however it's in Dutch, I am the guy with the light beard wearing the mustard shirt with the sergeant grades. Hoping to hear from you I wish you many lucky years with your terrific association.
Kind regards,


Name: Robert Miller
Hometown: Willow River Mn.
Sent: 5.35 AM - tue 10 apr 2001

Wonderful webpage, I spent about an hour and a half looking it over. Great job!

Name: Harry James Puente
Hometown: Chicago,Ill
Sent: 4.21 AM - fri 30 mar 2001

This Is a cool site. Very Interesting! Good Selections.
I may be only 16, but I love this site!

Name: Bob Holliday
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Sent: 10.57 AM - sun 4 mar 2001

Terrific site. I've studied WW II for years and just happened onto your information. Keep up the good work. My Dad, Captain Karl O. Holliday, was the Battery Commander of Headquarters Battery, 561st F.A.Bn. KIA 4/13/45, Germany.

Name: Patrick Grogan
Hometown: Roscoe, IL.
Sent: 2.55 AM - sat 3 mar 2001

Great website! I am a member of the 3rd Div.(Recon Troop) based out of Milwaukee. I saw you at the HRS national battle at Ft. McCoy. Hope to see you again.
I think I was in one of the pictures.

Name: Mark Claussner
Hometown: West Chicago,IL
Sent: 3.33 AM - fri 16 feb 2001

Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your site.Also,it means alot to us reenactors when you show up with the equipment time and time again. I am looking to purchase a WWII jeep in the future,for both reenactments and parades. If any thing should pop up give me a call. Thanks

Name: john a headley, jr
Hometown: milton nj
Sent: 7.34 AM - wed 7 feb 2001

Cought your site for the first time. Looks great. always looking for owners of 1941 Ford GP "Jeeps" . If any of your e-mailers know of any please let me know. Also, we (Red Ball from PA) will be convoying to Ft. Lee Virginia to the MVPA national meet. All welcome Week of July 15, 2001.

Name: Bill Jackson
Hometown: Geneva
Sent: 1.37 PM - thu 18 jan 2001

Chuck--I'm bringing John and Cynthia Bercaw to the dance Sunday. John has an impressive military history. Marine Corp from 1960 to 1964, 1966 to 1968 helicopter [OH-13 & hueys]pilot in Vietnam, in Vietnam during Tet, purple heart, Dist. Fly Cross, 2 brnz stars. 22 air medals, air medal with V, Vienamese Cross of galantry. However he is a modest fellow. We need to try and recruit him. I'll do what I can. Bill Jackson

Name: claude fouche
Hometown: lorient france
Sent: 12.15 AM - mon 15 jan 2001

I am French, I am 69 years old
I had the privilege to see elements of the 6 eme division armored to cross my village August 4, 1944. I was 13 years old. I am interested in the material correspondent.
I have many technical manuals, of which the TM 9-732
I don't understand well how operates the ring collector represents 124 page 262 and 263
and the associated tex t:h .collector ring circuit page 264
I look therefore for a plan and the documentation associated
thank you

Name: joe "doc blanchard
Homepage: http://99 regency drive
Hometown: port orange, fl 32119
Sent: 4.12 AM - sun 7 jan 2001

i was hee yesterday, more on the 40mm aa gun. it had a range of 8000 yds. it needed more than 3 to operate. 4 were needed to level the platform, the loader need men tohand him the 4 round clips of ammo. in the 3rd def bn we used the m-5/m-6 system. a fire control director which elimanated the manual system. the director was manned by a crew of 3. azmuth,elevation & a range operator. others opened the cans of ammo & passed it to the 1st loaders assistant. men were also used to dig the hole & sandbag it. 10 men was the crew needed. aggain i was with "h" btry, special weapons group, wich was changed to I try light a.a.section, 3rd def. bn,

Name: joe"doc" blanchard
Homepage: http://99 regency drive
Hometown: port orange, fl 32119
Sent: 8.31 AM - sat 6 jan 2001

fatastic site
e served on a 40mm aa gun in the so. pac.. 3rd def. bn. h btry fmf pac.

Name: Owen
Hometown: St.Joseph MO Just north of KC
Sent: 9.11 PM - thu 4 jan 2001

I luved the website. I my self am in an infantry group the 135th Inf. I would have luved to be in a tank had I not grown to be over 6'1" tall, makes for a very cramped tank

Name: Ramona Espinoza
Homepage: http://2310 Custer Dr.
Hometown: Dallas Texas
Sent: 7.35 PM - sun 24 dec 2000

Please me find a close family member that fought in the world war II. His name is Agapito Chavez Rodriquez was a pow at Japan or maybe fought in the K

Name: James White
Hometown: Reading Pa
Sent: 12.52 AM - sat 16 dec 2000

this is an excellent web site. it is very thorough, I was really impressed with the m-22 and its restoration. I was wondering if you ever come to the east coast. The Mid-atlantic Air Museum in Reading Pa. puts on a WWII air and ground show the 1st weekend in June every year. Last year they had approx 75 WWII planes and about the same number of WWII vehicles. I think showing your vehicles there would be a great addition.

Name: paul adams
Sent: 9.45 PM - mon 11 dec 2000

great site, keep up the good work

Name: hans van altena
Hometown: wijchen netherlands
Sent: 5:08 AM - fri 24 nov 2000
Very nice and interesting information .
When i have more time than today ( 23 nov. 23.15 hours
locall time ) i will visit this pages again.

Name: Larry
Hometown: Harrisonburg
Sent: 10:06 AM - tue 21 nov 2000
I like the page!
I spent ten years in Armor and I am passing my interest in tanks on to my, of all people, little girl. She is seven and loves to go on the local M60A1.
I started on the M48's and can only shrug my shoulders at the new main battle tank M2. The fire control systems are incredible! Wish I was 20 again...

Thanks for a fine page...

Larry and Kaitlyn

Name: jimmy rutter
Hometown: Durham, England
Sent: 6:20 PM - thu 2 nov 2000
Great site.I am interested in World War 11 and especially Battle of the Bulge. I really enjoy looking at the Armory photographs. Keep up the good work.

Name: ron zielin
Hometown: chicago,il
Sent: 12:47 PM - tue 24 oct 2000
P.S. anybody out there from 3rd. anti-tanks 75 RR or 3rd. at tk. plt.--middle or south camp fuji,japan 1956-57 usmc

Name: ron zielin
Hometown: chicago,il.
Sent: 11:11 AM - tue 24 oct 2000
former marine tanker, m47-48 & flame tks.--need help finding marine brian williams mennomenee falls,wisc. or milwke.,wisc. fellow tanker & ontos man--served together on okinowa in 1957-- my best friend & best man,thanks

Name: William Kincheloe
Hometown: Magalia, CA
Sent: 9:57 PM - thu 19 oct 2000
Good site -- well done. During the time you remind us of, I was assigned duty as a control tower operator in the USAACS so could only chuckle at Willy and Joe's comment: "I'd rather be in the infantry Willy. Them movin' foxholes attract too much attention." (with apologies to Mauldin).My first experience with a tank occurred in 1938 at the war-games near Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio)where my uncle (a referee) introduced me to the M3(I think)light tank. It was the one with two turrets and a seven cylinder air-cooled radial engine under the floorboards.

Airplanes, submarines and tanks share a mystique among weaponry in that their mode of operation is inherently hazardous and requires great skill and perseverance (not to mention luck) to survive. Hence, there are many, many stories -- all of them true -- relating to their exploits.

For a time, beginning during the Korean episode, I worked to enhance the ordnance effectiveness of tanks and learned that "ordnance engineers design weapons; vehicle engineers design targets!"

More power to you and the group.

Name: Rob Johnson
Hometown: Madison, WI
Sent: 11:56 PM - mon 16 oct 2000
Thank you for your great work on the 70th. I am Lew Taynton's oldest grandson and a former Army Captain. I grew up hearing stories about the 70th. I got to see pictures of my grandfather that I've never seen before. It's wonderful to have a tool like this to bring my own family's history alive. Thanks again. - Rob Johnson

Hometown: FRESNO CAL.
Sent: 2:08 AM - mon 16 oct 2000

Name: Peter Grandgeorge
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Sent: 4:06 PM - fri 6 oct 2000

I'm a veritable youngster, but I love to see dedication like this to preserving America's history. I wish you the best in your reenactment and educational endevours.

Name: Don Masztak
Hometown: Toledo,Ohio
Sent: 6:45 AM - mon 2 oct 2000
TERRIFIC SITE! OUTSTANDING! That coming from an Ole Marine Corps Flame Tanker! I forwarded the URL to a number of Marine Tankers, that I know will visit the site. Semper Fidelis! Semper Flames! God Bless You All!

Name: Lyle Hatch
Hometown: Lisle, Illinois
Sent: 8:33 AM - sun 10 sep 2000
Chuck and all the 70th Tank Battalion:
Another great event at Rockford '00! Good to see even more re-enactors and spectators there this year than last. This was my third year as a spectator and I enjoyed every minute. Everyone (including the Krauts) is so willing to share their knowledge about their equipment and the time period of WWII. Keep up the good work!

Your sight is awsome... glad that Keith showed me it...
By the way I do work on HH-60's :)
Keith says he's comming home for the Nat. Battle!
I think that I might join him... got any room?

Thomas DeLapp <>
Moody AFB, GA USA - Tuesday, April 11, 19100 at 20:38:48
We moved the site to
Chuck Roberts

Chuck Roberts <>
USA - Tuesday, April 11, 19100 at 13:10:24
What happen to your Web Site after Jan. 1, 2000 ?
I don't see anything after Dec. 31, 1999.

Milton Fox /

Milton Fox <>
Evansville, INWHAT HAPPEN TO YOUR WEB SITE USA - Tuesday, April 11, 19100 at 12:06:21
Great site. I have a newfound obsession with World War 2 and I wish I could join in the reenactments but I live too far away (China). I am interested in whether anyone has ever attempted a Pacific reenactment consisting on Aliies as well as the Japanese. Do you know if there are any Living History groups in Colorado?
Chris Mansfield <>
Hong Kong, China - Friday, April 7, 19100 at 07:10:23
Great Job I Collect WW2 Armor And Vechiles Your Site Has Helped Us in the California Historical Group I would love the chance to come to one of your reactments just as your invited to fight with us, Kep Up The Good Work THANKS.
Michael Gunter 2nd. Armored Div C.H.G.
Corona, Ca. USA - Monday, April 3, 19100 at 20:33:19
You have a great site.

Can you show the in sides of the M5?
Can you show how the engines fit into the rear of the M5?
How tall is the typical driver/crew member?
What radio was used in the M5 tank?
If you need radio tubes let me know. I have hundreds of them. I use to repair tube radios.

Also, if you ever consider an out of state exersize I have a 130 acre farm in northern New York that may be available.

Regards, R. Rutkowski

Robin Rutkowski <>
Palmyra, NY USA - Monday, April 3, 19100 at 18:02:42
I was looking for some information on the Soviet T34 and its effectivness
and comparisons to the western Tanks,and was the funding for its production supplied by the United States?
Thanks for your time and I wonder if you could recommend any books on the subject of Soviet heavy weapons in WW11?

Paul Mathews <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, April 3, 19100 at 13:51:01
I am currently reading the book "Strike Swiftly" by Marvin Jensen. I can't believe I didn't learn this perspective of WWII in high school. This is very exciting reading!!!
Suzanne Butterfield <>
Austin, TX USA - Monday, April 3, 19100 at 12:22:51
Nice site you have a good set a American light tanks and half-tracks
Robert Carpenter <>
Yorkville, OH USA - Sunday, April 2, 19100 at 08:55:51
I am in year 9, and I am doing a History project on WWII Vehicles. If any one has info. that they want to tell me contact me by E-mail.
Alex Baines <>
USA - Tuesday, March 28, 19100 at 12:57:52
cool site rob
David Whited <>
choctaw, ok USA - Tuesday, March 28, 19100 at 08:32:43
Tried to read all your mail to see if I recognized anyone from WWll days. Didn't finish though. You get a lot of compliments Chuck and Lydia. I'm proud to belong to your group even if I can't keep up with you "youngsters". For anyone who might have known me, please contact. Served in the Philipenes Lyngayen Gulf area Aug to Nov 1945 Kitzingen and Schweinfurt Germany 1946 in US Constabulary M24 Lt. tanks. Hope I can be in some of your reenactments this Summer, Chuck. See you at the Big Airport dance. Bill J.
Bill Jackson <>
geneva, il USA - Monday, March 27, 19100 at 23:48:32
Aloha, I've been a WWII buff since forever. 1953 when at the age of 9 I got hooked on "Victory at Sea" episodes.
I'm always fascinated to find something that I never knew about before. Since the inception of my internet participation, Operation Varsity, The M-22 locust, and
use of Japanese Troops, in Southeast Asia, after the surrender of Japanese Forces. 2 Incredible. Will be a frequent visitor. This is an incredible source of
information on the "Big One" Much Aloha Paul Driscoll

Paul J. Driscoll <baddog>
Waikoloa Village, HI USA - Thursday, March 16, 19100 at 23:13:34

Your sight is awsome... glad that Keith showed me it...
By the way I do work on HH-60's :)
Keith says he's comming home for the Nat. Battle!
I think that I might join him... got any room?

Thomas DeLapp <>
Moody AFB, GA USA - Tuesday, April 11, 19100 at 20:38:48
We moved the site to
Chuck Roberts

Chuck Roberts <>
USA - Tuesday, April 11, 19100 at 13:10:24
What happen to your Web Site after Jan. 1, 2000 ?
I don't see anything after Dec. 31, 1999.

Milton Fox /

Milton Fox <>
Evansville, INWHAT HAPPEN TO YOUR WEB SITE USA - Tuesday, April 11, 19100 at 12:06:21
Great site. I have a newfound obsession with World War 2 and I wish I could join in the reenactments but I live too far away (China). I am interested in whether anyone has ever attempted a Pacific reenactment consisting on Aliies as well as the Japanese. Do you know if there are any Living History groups in Colorado?
Chris Mansfield <>
Hong Kong, China - Friday, April 7, 19100 at 07:10:23
Great Job I Collect WW2 Armor And Vechiles Your Site Has Helped Us in the California Historical Group I would love the chance to come to one of your reactments just as your invited to fight with us, Kep Up The Good Work THANKS.
Michael Gunter 2nd. Armored Div C.H.G.
Corona, Ca. USA - Monday, April 3, 19100 at 20:33:19
You have a great site.

Can you show the in sides of the M5?
Can you show how the engines fit into the rear of the M5?
How tall is the typical driver/crew member?
What radio was used in the M5 tank?
If you need radio tubes let me know. I have hundreds of them. I use to repair tube radios.

Also, if you ever consider an out of state exersize I have a 130 acre farm in northern New York that may be available.

Regards, R. Rutkowski

Robin Rutkowski <>
Palmyra, NY USA - Monday, April 3, 19100 at 18:02:42
I was looking for some information on the Soviet T34 and its effectivness
and comparisons to the western Tanks,and was the funding for its production supplied by the United States?
Thanks for your time and I wonder if you could recommend any books on the subject of Soviet heavy weapons in WW11?

Paul Mathews <>
San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, April 3, 19100 at 13:51:01
I am currently reading the book "Strike Swiftly" by Marvin Jensen. I can't believe I didn't learn this perspective of WWII in high school. This is very exciting reading!!!
Suzanne Butterfield <>
Austin, TX USA - Monday, April 3, 19100 at 12:22:51
Nice site you have a good set a American light tanks and half-tracks
Robert Carpenter <>
Yorkville, OH USA - Sunday, April 2, 19100 at 08:55:51
I am in year 9, and I am doing a History project on WWII Vehicles. If any one has info. that they want to tell me contact me by E-mail.
Alex Baines <>
USA - Tuesday, March 28, 19100 at 12:57:52
cool site rob
David Whited <>
choctaw, ok USA - Tuesday, March 28, 19100 at 08:32:43
Tried to read all your mail to see if I recognized anyone from WWll days. Didn't finish though. You get a lot of compliments Chuck and Lydia. I'm proud to belong to your group even if I can't keep up with you "youngsters". For anyone who might have known me, please contact. Served in the Philipenes Lyngayen Gulf area Aug to Nov 1945 Kitzingen and Schweinfurt Germany 1946 in US Constabulary M24 Lt. tanks. Hope I can be in some of your reenactments this Summer, Chuck. See you at the Big Airport dance. Bill J.
Bill Jackson <>
geneva, il USA - Monday, March 27, 19100 at 23:48:32
Aloha, I've been a WWII buff since forever. 1953 when at the age of 9 I got hooked on "Victory at Sea" episodes.
I'm always fascinated to find something that I never knew about before. Since the inception of my internet participation, Operation Varsity, The M-22 locust, and
use of Japanese Troops, in Southeast Asia, after the surrender of Japanese Forces. 2 Incredible. Will be a frequent visitor. This is an incredible source of
information on the "Big One" Much Aloha Paul Driscoll

Paul J. Driscoll <baddog>
Waikoloa Village, HI USA - Thursday, March 16, 19100 at 23:13:34
Have been a WWII buff since forever, I was intrigued to find something I never knew about, until I got onto the internet. Operation Varsity. The Locust, M-22 Light Tank.
Your website is amazing. so nice to see I'm not the only one that is interested by the "Big One"

Paul J. Driscoll <>
Waikoloa Village, HI USA - Thursday, March 16, 19100 at 23:05:19
very cool site i love it keep up the good work.
scott blosser <>
shenandoah, va. USA - Thursday, March 16, 19100 at 00:40:22
I just wanted to let you know the site location I mentioned in a earlier entry. It has several documents and pictures of the 467th AAA AW Bn (SP) with more to come. Several people have e-mailed me asking for the site location thanks to the earlier entry in this guestbook. Site:
Joe Roettgen <>
Lee's Summit, MO USA - Tuesday, March 14, 19100 at 19:58:09
Very great sight. Just wish I was closer to you all to participate. Thanks again, D.Rector
Darrell L. Rector <>
Ogden, Ut USA - Thursday, March 9, 19100 at 16:49:19
I would like to have a picture of the U.S.A. - M-103A2 HEAVY TANK. Would anyone know where I could get one ?
Milton Fox <>
Evansville, IN USA - Thursday, March 9, 19100 at 14:37:36
I'm doing research on U.S. Armor tanks and S.P. Howitzers (
about 10 pages). Anyone that would like to have information,
please contact me. you have a great WEB SITE.

Milton Fox <>
Evansville,, IN USA - Monday, March 6, 19100 at 13:18:34
I'm looking for a picture of the M7 Artillery piece. 105 MM and don't see one in your list of vehicles.
Frederick Talbot <>
Syr., NY USA - Sunday, March 5, 19100 at 10:00:37
My 8 year old daughter is studying world war two as a school project your site has been very good for information which she can use.
Thank You.
David Edwards.

David Edwards <>
Surrey, England - Friday, March 3, 19100 at 13:45:09
Excellent web site Chuck I am with the 1st Spl Ser Frc had good times with you. E-mail me I need some info on Corps Units
Joel T. Sherer <>
Paris, IL USA - Thursday, March 2, 19100 at 21:36:57
Robert we moved and note e-mail address changed tu not 2bear and is changed.Keep up the good work !!!!!
Beatrice Kelsey <>
Anchorage , AK USA - Saturday, February 26, 19100 at 05:34:33
Dear Sir,
Great Site! Perhaps you can find a 70th Armor vet to answer a couple of question that I have been trying to track down the answer to:

1. Were the DD tanks issued to the 70th all the same model, i.e. all welded hull M4's or all cast hull M4A1's, or were they a mix of the two? (All of the photos and surviving examples seem to be cast hull A1's, but my source books are either vague or contradictory.)

2. Did the Normandy DD tanks utilize the late model 75mm turret with the loader's hatch. (The Southern France Invasion photos show them, but the Normandy photos are taken from the wrong angles or are obscured, as in your photo of the ones in the landing craft.)

3. Did the Normandy DD's have wet storage for the 75mm ammo?

These may seem like nitnoid questions but I am working on a report for a Master's in Military History and my thesis is that the crash US program to develop homegrown DD's might have triggered crew survivability upgrades to the standard Sherman production lines.

Quotes or attribution to specific vets would be very helpful for the report. Or perhaps you could ask them to contact me via e-mail.

I appreciate any help you could give me.


Mike Foncannon <>
Science Hill , KY USA - Wednesday, February 23, 19100 at 12:45:00
Dear All,

We are a group of Europeans who do the same thing as the Robert's Armory seem to do in the USA. We do several public re-enactments in Britain throughout the year and also do around 2 commemorative liberation runs to France, Belgium and The Netherlands. We have often had American re-enactors and living historians come across to take part with us.
Our main event in 2000 will be a week long liberation run from Bethune in France to Mons in Belgium we hope to take 5 Shermans as B/66 AR and 5 half-tracks as D/41 AIR. We plan to have a full squad in each track and have half a sqaud on the rear deck of each M4 which we did last year. It is a fantastic experience which sadly you can never experience in the States. To roar through a French town through crowds of cheering villagers waving flags and passing wine up to you is something else. They really remember what it is like to be occupied and then to be liberated and they have never forgot to honour the real guys who gave them their freedom back.

Jon Heyworth <>
Blackwood, Wales United Kingdom - Tuesday, February 22, 19100 at 03:21:34
I enjoyed this and it was well done.
claude new <>
shafter, ca. USA - Sunday, February 20, 19100 at 23:04:32
signing in,majoring in museum operations and i'm just checking on how your museum is arranged
jim burcher <>
ohio, USA - Thursday, February 17, 19100 at 21:19:58
Interesting stuff for both my teaching and "day job" producing military education materials for DoD
Roger Hill <rogerh67@excite,com>
Annandale, Va USA - Tuesday, February 15, 19100 at 11:57:39
Interestinf stuff for both my teaching and "day job" producing military education materials for DoD
Roger Hill <rogerh67@excite,com>
Annandale, Va USA - Tuesday, February 15, 19100 at 11:57:16
I looked at the page where you recounted your trip to
Nurnburg, Germany. Some of those pictures looked very
familiar to me. I was a soldier stationed at Ferris
Barracks in the neighboring town of Erlangen from Feb 1991-
Oct 1993. It was good to see Nurnburg again. You are right
about WWII history in Germany. Nobody likes to talk about
it-especially those who lived through it. Great web site!

Take care,
Bill Gregoire

Bill Gregoire <>
Haverhill, MA USA - Tuesday, February 15, 19100 at 11:39:51
I've forwarded your web site address to my Uncle Herb (dad's brother). He fought in WWII and met the Russians at the Elbe. He just got "online" and is really enjoying looking up WWII web sites. He's going to be thrilled with yours!
Steve Mason <>
Bethlehem, PA USA - Monday, February 14, 19100 at 20:58:27
I served in 4th Bn, 70th Tank in Desert Storm. Your site was a treasure of information. I am awed.
Ray Manning <>
Los Fresnos, TX USA - Friday, February 11, 19100 at 12:53:35
very comprehensive restoration and reenactment.
richard steve c. paz <>
philippines - Tuesday, February 1, 19100 at 09:30:34
I am currently stationed at Fort Polk, LA. My section is restoring a collection of military vehicles for the 2ND ACR museum. I am looking for Technical Manuals, pictures, and any supporting information on the following: M-8 Greyhound, M-3 & M16 Half track, M-114 Armored Personnel Carrier, M-3 Armored Scout Car, M-24 Chaffee Light Tank, MTLB Iraqi Ambulance, T-72 Iraqi Main Battle Tank, BMP Iraqi Armored Personnel carrier, BRDM Soviet Recon Vehicle, ZPU-23-4 Towed Air Defense, M-74 Tracked Recovery Vehicle, AH-1 Cobra Helicopter, UH-1 Huey Helicopter, M-151 1/4 Ton Jeep, M-551 Sheridan Tank. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! e-mail

Richard Hall <>
FORT POLK, LA USA - Sunday, January 30, 19100 at 17:37:49
I was very impressed I am a member of the California Historical Group 2nd.Armored div. 82nd. recon. unit leader I would the chance for our unit to join you in battle one day if at all possible.
michael gunter 2na armored division
corona, ca USA - Wednesday, January 19, 19100 at 19:30:59
This is a very informative site, I really enjoyed viewing it
Keep up the great work.

Robert Beebe <>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Monday, January 17, 19100 at 19:27:03
Very interesting site! Check out my mini-models gallery
at the address above if you like vintage armored vehicles.

Matthew Kowalski
Marvin, SD USA - Monday, January 17, 19100 at 08:44:46
verry good
jacques rutten <>
kerkrade, holland - Wednesday, January 5, 19100 at 06:23:10
Your site is really wonderfull!
I have been a tank lover since I was very little and spend
a great deal of my free time learning about them and drawing
them. Please send me any and all information that you all
would care to send (that is free, money is tight. Thank you
and keep up the good work.

Paul Hager Thompson <>
Durham, NC USA - Monday, January 3, 19100 at 20:18:26
great site
D. Jackson <>
USA - Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 22:28:42
Very nice web page.
You are a very interesting person.

George Vest <>
Williamsburg, Va USA - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 13:36:23
70th Tank Battalion World War II veteran
Warren J Cameron <>
Syracuse, NY USA - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 08:13:33
Great Site. Finally found one that lets people know about the 70th Tank Battalion. (The most decorated Battalion in US military History) I was with the 70th in WWII as an 81mm Mortar crewman in a half track called "Hells Hornet". I did take lots of pictures while in and after combat. What type of pictures are you looking for? I read thru all of your comments but only found one name that I remembered and it was from his son (who I will contact) Keep up the good work. Sorry I couldnt identify anyone for you as most of the pictures were from D company and usually we had C company tanks with us. Sincerely Bob Meyers (The Michigan Kid)
Robert Meyers <>
Cedar Park, TX USA - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 15:37:49
One of the better websites, and one of my favorites. Looking for equipment field manuals (40mm bofors, and M45 quad 50), organizational data (TOE), and former veterans of the 580th AAA AW BN MOBILE.
Terry Burroughs <>
Aberdeen, MS USA - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 09:16:23
All Halftracks Rock! This is one of the only sites to have
at least one type of halftrack info.,pic,and specs.

Joel Lorenz <>
Gulf Breeze, FL USA - Sunday, December 19, 1999 at 22:44:56
This looks like a great thing you are doing. It must take a lot of time and equipment to move to a new place for a set up. This would be someting I would like to see here in the area for a speical event. Do you do shuch things? If so what does it cost to make a move and set up? Thomas Scott
Thomas Scott <>
Monitcello, IL USA - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 11:27:28
Great to see your interest in the 70th Tank Battalion. My Father (Anthony Zampiello) served in the 70th during WWII from N. Africa Through Sicily, Normandy, and Europe. He was awarded Five Bronze Stars, The Silver Star, and the Purple Heart. If you read the book Strike Swiftly he is mentioned in several places. I know if he were still alive he would get a kick out of the 70th re-enactment group. I am very proud of his service during the war and would be happy to hear from anyone interested in the 70th.
Anthony C. Zampiello <>
La Habra Heights, CA USA - Friday, December 10, 1999 at 15:33:19
Hi Chuck and Lydia! How are you? I haven't been reenacting for several years and got rid of my soldier stuff. Still have my wac, and display it at the ovms shows and museums here and there. Was thinking of getting back into reenactment when I found you. Great website. I need to explore it a little more.

Write back!

Noreen Feeney <>
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, December 10, 1999 at 07:16:39
Outstanding website! Please check out our website -
battle reports, maps and photos.


Ron Kewin
Cary, IL USA - Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at 11:59:05
Thanks for the pic of the M-16 Half-Track. Doing some research on my father's unit in WWII(467th AAA AW Bn SP). He had kept some nice documents and a battery history which I'm planning to make available on the web. Just interested in seeing what his half-track looked like. Thanks.
Joe Roettgen <>
Lee's Summit, MO USA - Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at 22:43:46
Company C 70th Tank Bn Three firsts on D Day. Commanded first tank to land DT/5, Youngest Tank Commander at 19 yrs old, lowest ranking tank commander was PFC DT means dozer tank. Enjoyed this great website
Owen J Gavigan Sr <>
Shasta lake, CA USA - Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at 19:57:51
Good site. Would like to see your armor
Msgt M.L. Otis <>
Elizabethton, TN USA - Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 10:16:41
Your website photos are wonderful. My wife and I have been reenactors for 15 years and are now interested in finding WW II groups, such as your Dance Troop, that would allow both of us to belong to the same group. How does a "newbie" get in touch with groups such as your dance troop? Where can period reproduction naval officer uniforms be purchased? Also, do you know of any similar groups in the Kansas City area? We would greatly appreciate receiving any data that would help us get started. Thank you for your kind assistance.
Greg Woods <>
Grain Valley, MO USA - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 21:55:05
I'm trying to research a shell casing I found at an antique mall. Spec's on the end say 40 MM MK2 plus MK22 M001 and appears to have a date stamp of 6-45. Any suggestions as to where I can find out more about it? Thanks, SFC Abbott, USAR.
Charlie Abbott <>
Columbia, , SC USA - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 09:44:12
Great site!! Awsome armor and authenticity. We are in the 3rd I.D. out of central Fl. I am in a Ranger group 2nd of the 75th. Call us if you need Ranger support!!
Chris Moore <>
Bradenton, FL USA - Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 22:32:25

LELAND, IL USA - Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 23:55:50
nice page
Karin Sagendorph <>
Lexington, KY USA - Friday, November 5, 1999 at 19:02:36
I looking for information on WW II 57mm towed Anti-Tank guns

The British called 12 Pounder Anti-Tank Rifles.

David S, Mathews - ASN 34832245 <>
houston, tx USA - Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 01:00:39
Enjoyed the pic of the pack howitzer. My father was a cannoneer with the 10th Mountain Division during WWII and his battery used them. (Battery A, 605th FA)
Jerold Newton <>
New Johnsonville, TN USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 22:44:24
Leader of small group. We have one halftrack, jeep, weapons,
carrier, CCKW, and working on second halftrack. Portraying U.S.
armored infantry and support units with a membership of
eighteen. Would be interested in joint op in the Missouri area.

Kevin Lockwood <>
Great Bend, Ks. USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 21:17:28
Chuck !!! Is this you??? I Kept all the color pictures you've sent over the years at Christmas. What a neat web page.
Col. Gordon J. Buchanan, PE <>
Kingman, AZ USA - Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 11:24:17
My Father was with the 70th from the beginning. I grew up around many 70th tankers. They are my Heroes in the truest since. My Father passed away in March 1998. I'm still in Contact with several of the Greatest Men ever to walk the face of this earth. Thanks for Honoring these valiant soldiers on you site.
David F Stumbaugh <>
Abingdon, va USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 22:44:24
great site!! a good friend of mine has a 41 or 42 IHC weapons carrier. he has had no luck in finding any tech manuals or any info on his rig. I will pass your site onto him. have a great day!!!! kb
Medford, OR USA - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 02:06:13
working on raising funds for
wwII Memorial

carolyn baker <>
Van Wert, oh USA - Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 19:50:51
My Grandpa was a tanker in Company C of the 67 Reg 2d Div. Never new much of his war till I started researching after his death. Glad someone is keeping the history.
LT Scott V. Savage, FA, WIARNG < >
Madison, WI USA - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 22:08:04
DALIAT EL CARMEL, ISRAEL - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 16:32:18
Outstanding site! I salute your efforts to preserve and honor our WWII heritage.
J. Lee Mudd <>
Scott AFB, IL USA - Friday, October 22, 1999 at 09:28:10
I singed my name as my Dad called me. His name was John Henry Dixon known as Dixie to his follow 70th Tank BN brothers. Would love to come to one of your events we go out of Alaska often on RV trips. If you have mailing list or something be glad to pay for the stamp. Hats off to you as the old saying goes and keep up the hard work!
Bootsie Dixon "Dixie's daughter!( Kelsey) <>
Willow, AK USA - Friday, October 22, 1999 at 02:38:12
I singed my name as my Dad called me. His name was John Henry Dixon known as Dixie to his follow 70th Tank BN brothers. Would love to come to one of your events we go out of Alaska often on RV trips. If you have mailing list or something be glad to pay for the stamp. Hats off to you as the old saying goes and keep up the hard work!
Bootsie Dixon "Dixie's daughter!( Kelsey) <>
Willow, AK USA - Friday, October 22, 1999 at 02:35:58
Beautiful tanks. Soon we will make R/C Panther 1:8 scale.
Alex <>
Volgograd, Russia - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 01:08:20
Great site!!
I have a Volvo 3314 laplander 1962 which is an army jeep

John Hedlund <>
Stockholm, Sweden - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 14:51:43
My father was in the 70th tank battalion-WWII,he had 6 major battle stars. I,m very proud of what he did &it's very nice to see that what this unit did is not forgotten.
stephan kovacik <fourbears6>
USA - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 22:05:55
great site
Jim Walker <>
USA - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 21:35:50
I am looking for information on the Tank Destroyer equipment (M-10 and M-36). My Father was in the 821st TD Battalion in WW II
William "Buzz" Woods <>
Napa, CA USA - Friday, October 8, 1999 at 01:33:15
Dear All,
I am a British citizen living and working in Slovenia in Central Europe. I own a 1982 Series III Land Rover, short wheel based 88 inch as well as WC52 original Dodge, 6 cylinder 3.8 liter with the largest wynch I have ever seen on a truck or 4x4 jeep. Capcity of 12 tons. I am looking for any help in purchasing spare parts for the Dodge as well as some original 1942 American soldier uniforms. I participate in Old Timer car shows in Slovenia. Great Webb site and a pleasure to read! Kind regards and all the best. Andy Hunt / Slovenia / CentraL Europe.

Andy Hunt <>
Ljubljana, Slovenia - Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at 03:10:00
Most informative site, will expore further as time permits.
Mr."C " U.S Constabulary Association

Ernest A. Cologne <>
Cumberland, RI USA - Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 12:49:56
Im in the PA Army National Guard, in a Field Artillery unit, and I like what i see
Ken Phillips <>
Middletown, PA USA - Saturday, October 2, 1999 at 07:59:49
We are building a Transportation History Museum and we need help to obtain historical information about two military vehicles we have here.

1st)-Maino 1942 Bersaglieri mail bike Afrika Korps tone Historical data required.

2nd)-American Carrier T-16 (To be restored) Historical info, front and back lights, oil and fuel filters, How to put on conditions the chains after 20 years of non use?)

All type of information send it to the REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM. at

Thanks to all.

Héctor Cassano.

Héctor Cassano < >
Yacanto, Cordoba Argentina - Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 14:37:41
I looked up that big tank and its NOT a 103 its biger
what can it be ????

still looking for a m50 ontos


Rich Billets <>
butler, nj USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 22:45:02
I found this guy in NJ off of rt15 ledgewood nj that
has a whole bunch of tanks a lot of m47.s and some
big guys I doint know what thay are but they are
real large with looks like 155mm guns on them

and Yes I am still looking for a M-5 any shape ???


Rich Billets <>
butler , nj USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 22:23:10
Enjoyed reenactment at Rockford, Il Sat. 9/25/99
Spoke to you about the 35th Tank Battalion, if any one knows anything of this uniy
anything of this unit, please contact me. My father was killed on April 1st,
on April 1st, near Crusezberg, like to find out details if
possible. Thank you.

Jon Woods <>
Muscatine, Ia USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 16:41:06
Congratulations on another fine reenactment at Rockford '99! I attended on Sunday, Sept. 26 and was just as impressed as last year. I don't know what it is about the encampment in the wooded setting, but it just seems to add another element of realism to the living history displays. Another fine series of battles also. It appears the various reenactment are steadily growing. Heard you guys are trying to secure an M20 scout car. Best of luck.
Lyle Hatch <>
Lisle, IL USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 12:45:25
I think it is great there are folks out there like you that have the love of preserving our history for all forthcoming generations to see and understand.
Thanks to you and all Veterans.

Stac M. Walker <>
Early, tx USA - Saturday, September 25, 1999 at 16:39:03
Great site, loved the pictures. You should get over the "Bulge" at Fort Indiantown Gap. Great event. Me personally I gotta go with the Germans considering I do 137th Gebergsjager. But no matter what its a great site . Thanks for supporting the hobby
Jeff Price <>
Annville, Pa USA - Friday, September 17, 1999 at 13:54:33
Dear Sirs: I am an eight grade student at lake Norman charter School.
I am doimg a research paper on David Marshall Williams, the inventor of the Carbine
rifle that was used in world war 2. If you could send me information on him, or the importance
of the Carbine rifle to WW2 strategy it would be a big help.
My report is do in three weeks.

Ben Carrier <>
Cornelius, NC USA - Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 11:33:13
nice page!
tom seal <>
burbank, ca USA - Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 16:13:23
My name is Kraig Rice. My father, Sgt. H.M.Rice, served in the 2nd Infantry Division during WWII. He landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day+1 and fought thru Normandy, at Brest, and was wounded on the Siegfried Line. I think all the vets of WWII are heroes. I am hosting a web page for veterans of the 2ID who were in WWII. You might find some of these articles and combat war stories interesting. If so, subscribe (free) to read what is posted there. The web address is You have a great website. Keep up the good work. Cordially, Mr. Kraig Rice
kraig rice <>
lodi, ca USA - Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 18:24:02
Hi Chuck and Lydia! I'm here at Pekin High School substitute teaching. Whatta gas!! Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know I'm still out here. Good to see your page once again. Looks good. Say, is anyone going to actually edit that WW II HRS newsletter, or are they just gonna keep putting it out with all the spelling and grammatical errors in it? Just wondering! Ha ha ha ha! Give me a call sometime if you're in the area, we'll do lunch or dinner!
Phil Kaiser
Peoria,, IL USA - Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 10:28:30
great site i'm into collecting photo and all types of military things. good information and pictures. have to visit site again soon!
jeff martin <>
hodgenville, ky USA - Sunday, September 5, 1999 at 20:53:14
very good would like to find a good ww2 era german uniform , can anyone help?
michael l shere <>
no little rock, ar USA - Friday, September 3, 1999 at 20:52:33
very good
michael l shere <>
no little rock, ar USA - Friday, September 3, 1999 at 20:41:47
good site i was in the 101th infantry during world war2 and i really liked your site it braught back alot of memeries.
sargent corey cross <classfied>
maine, maine USA - Wednesday, September 1, 1999 at 19:35:37
A brief suggestion -- at the bottom of your web page where you say it was last updated on such and such a date -- tell us what the content of the last update was so we don't have to search the entire site looking for new material! Thanks.
Lyle Hatch <>
Lisle, IL USA - Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at 10:13:38
Excellent site, I'd like to get into re-enactment too! How do I contact 22nd Ind. Para. Coy. or the Coldstream Gds? I've got the suit of BD, cap GS, Mk II steel helmet, full set of P37 kit & a SMLE w/bayonet. Now all I need is some outfit to join.
doug caton <>
elmhurst, il USA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 20:45:50

I loved your site is their any chance I could join you.. How often do you travel? If not I am trying to start a living history team to do some traveling to tell people about airborne but its open to all impresions all ages of American History

Scott Tomlinson <>
ft calhoun , ne USA - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 14:57:01
Hi Chuck i'm a member of the 82ABN 504TH PIR WWII HRS you prapobly don't know me but we have meet on many events i think your web site is incredeble i just found picture of me from my very first reeanacment in 1997 at Rockford and that made my day thanks Chuck !!!!!!!!!!
Adam Kantor <>
Darien, IL USA - Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 12:05:47
I need help. I have 3 M-16 halftracks and an M-47 Tank that I´m going to start to restore. What i cant find is technical manuals on these vehicles. Is there somewhere i can download these old manuals? I am active army and can get the parts, i just don´t know what to order.Thanks.Great web site.
SGT. Jim Therwanger <>
Schweinfurt, Germany - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 12:16:13
I enjoyed the fine repro pictures of the men in action at different overseas sites, especially the hedgerows of France where I spent some time in the St Nazaire/Lorient sector befvcore goin on up to the Bulge.Great to see that the youngster enjpy this part of history,
Basil F Giaimo <>
Concord, NH USA - Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 21:49:15
I'm an old friend of Kathy Higgins.
Anita Cooney <>
Rota, Spain - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 00:58:52
You have done a great work with this site and a great favor to history. The 9TH RECON, 9th Inf Div, 3rd Army had M8 Greyhounds. I was car commander/radio operator. The radios rarely worked and had a limit of abt 3-4 mi in Bavarian Mts. These Greyhounds also liked to chase rabbits over fields when they lost their grip on wet roads. Thanks again.
Richard DeMoske <>
Martinsburg, WV USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 23:14:12
Very interesting site! My Dad was in the 70th Tank
Battalion.He was wounded in France when his tank took a direct hit. The name of his tank was "Crap Ten or Four." Any info would be

Lois Hollen <>
Lost Creek , wv USA - Monday, August 16, 1999 at 21:34:51
I'm looking for GI's, which was 1945 here in Southeast-Thuringia nearby the Saale river. It may be the 12.US Group and there the III.Army with the VIIIst Comp. But it may also be a part from the 761st Tank Battalion , which was coming from Nueremberg. I would be glad if some veterans write to my email adress.
Eb Sch <>
Lobenstein, Thuringia Germany - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 01:39:39
Excellent restoration work.
Mark S. Myers
Vancouver, WA USA - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 01:02:39
Nice site! Was a WWII reenactor. Maybe again sometime. The
pictures come across as a fantasy Christmas shopping list(Oh, to win the lottery). The restoration section made me
want to just dive in and start working on something I know
nothing about. This whole site sparks the imagination of
those who will never be able to ride or drive much less own
one of these jems of living history but let the sparks fly.
Maybe some day I will own a lugnut to a jeep. It's a start.
Keep up the excellent work!

Jim Yarbray <yarbmary>
Spring, TX USA - Friday, August 6, 1999 at 20:35:02
I found a small black light bulb at my mom's when I was cleaning out. It says War Dept. Standard 6542, indoor, GE, Blackout, 120. Do you know any history on this or what it might be worth. thanks
Mary Lou Shrader <>
Norwood, Oh USA - Friday, August 6, 1999 at 12:43:02
2nd in command of the 12th SS 25th regiment in the HRS
mike martel <>
Burnsville, mn USA - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 23:28:44
Loved the site, keep up the great work. We need to save this equipment before Rust/Scrapyards destroy them. Bringing the history too the people beats tucking it away in a museum any day.
William A. Winget <>
Yorktown, Va USA - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 15:10:22
I'm a big enthusiast to all subjects related to the World War II. It's almost a religion to me. I truly admire the WW II veterans. In the nearby future, I would like to get to know your organization and maybe even to take part on some of your activities or just visit your facilities.

Best regards,

Nuno M. M. Brito

Porto, Portugal - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 11:49:03
Thanks for the informative page. I was raised with the children of the German rocket scientists in Huntsville Ala. I had many friends with them and their parents. There were some German experimental cars powered with gun powder and coal dust instead of gas.
bill strickland <>
Madision, al USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 10:40:53
My 16 year old son is interested in getting involved in reenactments. We live in southern california, in san bernardino co., and would love to get a list of possible organizations.
Barbara Gemel

barbara gemel <>
hesperia, ca USA - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 02:35:14
Just took a look at your site. Nicely done. I'm an MVPA member but am primarily a radio collector. I'm curious as to what you might have done with the BC-611 chassis and microphone from the sets that you have converted to 11 Meters. I'm restoring a lot of BC-611's and find that I have more cases than chassis and antennas.
Robert Downs <>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 18:27:29
SLATON , TX USA - Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 14:21:25
I am age 11 and a huge WW2 buff.your page is very interesting.
if there were only more sites like yours.i'm thinking about becoming
a an hisorian.i wonder if you will have an display in northern georgia.
if you could please email me back on if you will have any displays of armor
aroun me. thanks and i hope your weapons don't mess up.

Matthew T dockery <>
cleveland, ga USA - Monday, July 5, 1999 at 23:34:01
Very nice site, thanks
Karel Bremer <>
apeldoorn , Holland - Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 18:29:54
Great Info, really impressed.
Best Wishes to you from Mid Wales Military Society

Keith Hazlewood <Sharon@Woollaston13,>
Wales,UK - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 12:40:14
Ramon Rosas <326 N Western Ave Apt 234 >
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 05:20:20

SAN PEDRO SULA, 18 HONDURAS - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 01:34:27
Great page! Glad to see that some guys sill keep the memories alive.
Justin Brewer
Orinda, CA USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 23:25:12
Great site, I'll have to come back and check it out closer, later. Anyone out there have any info on the 227th F.A. btn of the 29th Div.? My dad was in Survey Section of HdQtrs Btry with them during WWII. Also I'm looking for Artillery Maps that would've been used during WWII??
Dale Lane <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 22:58:45
I like this homepage.
H.Y. Wang <>
WuXi, JiangSu China - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 11:59:48
Great Site!
Roderick Bell <>
Round Rock, TX USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 00:52:42
Just dropped in and viewed some of the sited. Liked what I saw.
Phil Easley <>
Reno, NV USA - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 20:37:25
Interesting site. I've got a question though. I'm the owner of a 1942 Dodge WC 51 and a member of the Dutch Historic Military Conservation Group "Keep them Rolling". I wonder whether anyone could help me with the following. I am about to repaint the truck and would like it to be as original as possible. Therefore, I am trying to find out to which (part of) the (US?) Army the truck belonged during WW2. As I understand it, it is not possible to find this out through (only) the chassis number. However, this particular truck was restored in 1950 by the US Ordnance Automotive Center in Schwäbisch Gmuend. There is a plate attached to the "glove" compartment with the following text:

Rebuilt by
Ordance Automotive Center
Ordnance Rebuilt Shop
US Army Europe

Nomenclature : TRUCK 3/4 TO 4X$ WOW
Model : WC 51 - 6 Volt
USA No : 2208104
Serial No : 81697761
Date : 22-3-50

Since the serial no. is correct, I know the plate belongs to this truck. Does anyone know whether this plate (maybe in particular: the USA no 2208104) can be of any further help in locating the origins of this particular vehicle? Thanks in advance.

Jan Peter van Suchtelen

Jan Peter van Suchtelen <>
Langbroek, Netherlands - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 10:20:09
WW@ Vet-Retired Capt.USAR
Henry B. Westfall <HBWestfall@JUNO.COM>
Ocean City, MD USA - Monday, June 14, 1999 at 15:33:18
Good information for a history buff like me!
Well done!

Baasrode, Belgium - Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 07:18:08
Very good site. Really informative!
Tim Pinter <>
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 16:14:12
I'm a reference librarian here, and just had a request from a patron to locate Florida area WWII reenactment groups. Came across your website, and liked it very much. I found
the website for the Third Division out of the Tampa Bay area, but would like to know if you know of others here in
the southeastern area-much obliged&Thanks very much. It is
heartening to know that the sacrifices our parents made in
The War have not been forgotten. Thanks for your aid. Web-
site you have is excellent!!!

Nancy P. Davies <>
Bradenton, FL USA - Tuesday, June 8, 1999 at 13:48:58
I love your page I am a vet USMC VetNam I am looking
for a m3 stuart to restore any help would be good
But If you can find A ONTOS let me know I looked
and looked cant find one any place
If I can find any one of these units in any shape
I would take them

Rich Billets sgt USMC sub unit one first anglico
1972-73 vetnam

rich billets <>
butler, nj USA - Sunday, June 6, 1999 at 01:05:54
Your website is a favorite. Keep the 40's alive and well.
matt davis <>
atlanta, ga USA - Friday, June 4, 1999 at 00:46:31
Great WWII info. and photos.
Bill Stevens <>
USA - Thursday, June 3, 1999 at 08:09:25
Nice job. It was great to talk with you last night.
Don Petersen <>
Germantown, MD USA - Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 08:02:45
Cool website although it had to much good stuff! Nice
Jim and Ted
South Lyon, ? USA - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 09:42:23
I really enjoyed your site. It was very useful for a modern history project about WWII I'm working on. Great site!
Christopher Roy <>
Canada - Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 13:05:57
Love WW AFVs, especially Tank Destroyers. Have 1944 Willys MB.
Ken Nielsen <>
Auburn, CA USA - Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 15:52:51
Great site. Speeking of armor, I saw a WWI Renault
just came "Out of the Woods" this past weekend. Drop by my site
in a few days to see some photos and the restoration of a
WWI Fr. '75 we just completed.

Glenn Hyatt <>
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 09:50:33
Great website!!!!! it told me exactly what I wanted to know!!! just one Question Is this a personal Website?
let me know thanxs
love ya "mEg"

Megan <>
USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 09:32:34
I love history!
Mr. K
USA - Thursday, May 6, 1999 at 06:59:02
I like your page man
John R Henderson <none>
Albion, ME USA - Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at 09:31:03
Hi Robert

Nice page. Do you have the M1A2 Abrams?


Andrew Retfalvi <>
Calgary, AB Canada - Monday, May 3, 1999 at 17:25:01
Saw your display at Lowell, In and would like to get involved as a hobby. Anybody in northwest Indiana please e mail so we can start collecting.
Scott Taylor <>
Hebron, In USA - Saturday, May 1, 1999 at 18:06:55
tagaytay city, Philippines - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 23:31:16
Impressibe site - and your efforts at restoring and preserving the past are to be commended.
Albert C. Waite <>
Killeen, TX USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 12:35:20
Nice Web site. I feel like I know you a little better now.
Matt Larson <>
Sandwich, IL USA - Monday, April 26, 1999 at 12:02:42
I have only been here a short time but every thing is very interesting and I think this website has been put together very well and the information on all the subjects is great.
Ryan Grizzle <>
Amarillo, TXXTTX USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 16:07:48
I enjoyed your site very much. Im a member of The Military
Vehicle Trust and own an Austin Champ .All the BEST.

Davud Hunter <>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 03:34:33
Great Site,another one to bookmark to favourites,i am a member of Australian Military Vehicles Collectors Society & the Australian Armoured Vehicles Association. I have a Daimler Ferret restored to the 2'14 Queensland Light Horse.
Bruce McCann <>
lalor park, NSW AUSTRALIA - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 22:56:04
I was in the Army 1954-1957. Stationed in Germany outside
Nuremberg from 1955-1957. Have not been able to get back yet.
We had the first reunion of the guys from Herzo Base 54-57
this year in Wilmington, DE.

Andy Augustine <>
Kennett Square, PA USA - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 15:07:30
Excellent site. Well done.
Bruce McLellan <>
Richmond, B.C. Canada - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 23:11:49
Very interesting! Sherman tanks and tank killers?
steven dominguez <>
Rialto, CA USA - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 22:57:51
Hi Chuck-my first Email-don;t know if it will go through. Great site. Enjoy being in 70th Tank Reenactment group. Some
info about me to constabulary members [circle C Cowboys].
Born Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras. Served in Phillipines in
1945, in Germany 1946, Lt. Tank Troop, Kitzingen & Schwein-
furt, Ger. Look forward to participating in your well orga-
nized reenactment schedules summer of 1999. Bill J.

B. Jackson
USA - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 13:46:56
are there similar groups to your in oregon, washington or california? please avise
dick chamberlain <>
tigard, or USA - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 09:42:05
Excellent web. I would lie to know if you have ever restored a three inch gun used by the Tank Destroyers? It was a beauty but hard to handle. We switched to M18s in Jan45 in the ETO.
John Koumon <>
Astoria , NY USA - Thursday, April 8, 1999 at 15:14:07
Great place to visit. I have spent all day here.
Joshua Jester <>
Dierks, AR USA - Thursday, April 8, 1999 at 13:15:02
I would like to get into WW2 reenacting. Like to be a combat photographer. I have no unit or Equipment. I do need help on both.
Thanks Steve

TECUMSEH, OK USA - Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at 01:32:32
send me free your ww II willys jeep gpw version

suatn porang <>
bandung, indonesia - Saturday, April 3, 1999 at 07:22:33
Great Site!!!!

Lipparelli, Thomaz <>
Campo Grande, MS BRAZIL - Friday, April 2, 1999 at 19:31:16
can be improved
a.rahman,m.khirzan <>
p.j., malaysia - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 23:52:52
i am 16 and i cant wait to be in a reenactment some day i also want to restore a old jeep in memory of my grandpa he died before i was born but he was a great guy he was in WWII and was a sergent and was wounded and got a purple heart i am very interested in anything to do with WWII or the 40s and i already have a small collection of WWII german items
Kyle Martinsen <>
beresford , sd USA - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 22:29:43
I am Rally Coordinator for the "I Love America Rally", held every
year in Connersville Indiana. This years rally will be held on July 4th.
Are you available? What is the cost?

Gilbert Alford <>
Connersville, IN USA - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 18:14:47
Just wanted to say hi and thanks for keeping the interest in US history alive. I re-enact as a civilian scout for the Cav in the 1885 Geronimo Campaign. I also teach.
Jim French <>
Torrance , Cal USA - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 23:41:28
DAVENPORT, IA USA - Monday, March 22, 1999 at 16:51:24
Neat site. Do you know of anybody in the Norfolk area who could use a crewman?
James Myers <>
Sedley, VaNeat site USA - Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at 18:27:49
AKRON , OH USA - Thursday, March 4, 1999 at 20:50:06
can you help me locate a tanker crash helmet??? cant seem to find any. tahnks
Andrew Barabas <>
New Rochelle, NY USA - Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at 09:00:51
Looking for info on M-4 tank
ray schuck <>
ft lauderdale, fl USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 07:45:52
Great page > Glad I found it. I was in 71st Cavalry
Recon Troop ;71st Division ; 20th Corps ; Third Army .
France , Germany and Austria in an M-8 Armored car

Mickey Dorsey <MICKSKE@AOL.COM>
Charlotte , NC USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 21:26:15
I would like to thank you for the info you sent my on that M5 3-inch gun. I have been searching for a long time for it. Maybe when I'm done painting it, I'll send pictures of it
Walter Christ
USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 13:48:31
Great site. A group of us do our reinactments in 1/15 & 1/16 scale WWII armour.

By any chance do you know where i might find any detail information on the M22. I would be interested in modeling this tank.

Ken Hofmann <>
san jose, ca USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 13:35:53
Military bicycle collector/historian/researcher. Need info on WWII US airborne use of bicycles
Nelson Dionne <>
Salem, MA USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 07:11:53
Wonderful stuff! 'Tanks' forthememories. (Bet you never heard that before.)
Robert Bodine <>
Accokeek, MD USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 08:18:05
Trying to find info about army days. I was: 2nd.div.-38RCT-1943-46
Nick Huff-WW11 < (daughter-Judy)>
USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 11:41:45
You guys have a great web site one of the best!!!!!! Do youo
have any pictures of the D-day re-enactment from 94. When is the
when is the next D-day re-enactment scheduled for?

Andrew Voss <>
Sheboygan, Wi USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 23:24:00
Where are you located? Is east Tennesse an area within your travel distance?

John Jurkovich <>
Knoxville, TN USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 17:23:01
I have a M5 3 inch gun that I'm going to paint for my Eagle Scout Project. Could you please send info on it. My address is 208 Rhodes Cross Road, Sidman PA 15955
Walter Christ
USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 12:33:01
great looking web site interesting stuff. noted your weapons carrier and your 37mm anti-tank gun. These two were combined during the war for tank distroyer duty. Though not too successful against the germans.
Mchael Williams <>
USA - Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 16:51:31
I have a military style bicycle exactlt like the one pictured above and wish to paint it. Do the wheel rims, spokes, gears etc. get olive-drab?. Is chevon on front fender black? Is there a chevon on rear? Does it have regimental markings? Thanks. Jim
jim volo <>
norwalk, ct USA - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 13:37:20
Hi- We're "For Sentimental Reasons", a vocal group dedicated to the music and memories of World War II. We perform a recreation of a live radio broadcast circa 1944 over Armed Services Radio. Just got back from a performance at the recreation of the Battle of the Bulge in Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. Drop us an email at if you would like to receive our brochure.
Fred S. Hashway, Jr. <>
Pawtucket, RI USA - Monday, February 8, 1999 at 14:32:18
This is one of the best world war 2 sites I've ever found
John Linkous <Big Fox027>
VA, Richmond USA - Saturday, February 6, 1999 at 15:55:10
Thanks for all of the hard work it takes to create and maintain such a site. I am interested in joining a WWII US Army Infantry reenactment group in the southeast, so if anyone has any contacts or suggestions, I would appreciate it. Thanks again for the site, it is very professionally done.
Vic Ephrem <>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Friday, February 5, 1999 at 23:24:05
Hi Chuck & Lydia,
Your site was the first we visited after we plugged in the new computer. You have done a really impressive job and our thanks for including us in your pictures! Thanks for all you do for WWII re-enacting and we are proud to have you for friends!

Wayne & Sue <>
Darien, IL USA - Friday, February 5, 1999 at 19:32:53
Chuck,first time viewer..just great.Amazed at the number of over seas folks that are ww2 fans.
Bill Brown <wbrown9936>
USA - Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 09:59:58
Great site. Son's working on a social studies project about the field artillery used in WWI vs WWII. Been a big help. Thanks.
Krazemom03 <>
Shreveport, LA USA - Monday, February 1, 1999 at 15:42:39
Didn't truly get interested in WWII as my dad did, until i restored a 1941, 741 Indian Military Scout. Keep up the good work. We need to preserve our history.
Brett Herrey <>
Latham, NY USA - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 17:37:58

Best wishes from Austria to your society!

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 06:19:09
Great site! Thank you.
Robert Canepa <>
Danville, CA USA - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 16:38:23
nice site
Wil Koster <>
Terneuzen, Zld Holland - Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 13:43:51
pretty neat site. the restoration info was interesting.
scott wood
kansas city, mo USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 11:23:49
Whoa...was the only word that I could utter when I dropped
by and took a peek at this place.The annual reenaction of the WW2 battles made my blood rage with excitement.But not being a US citizen and all,I feel sorry for myself that it is somewhat impossible for me to take part in replaying one of the most grueling yet vigorous battles in the history of mankind.I just hope that an event like this take place in Korea someday.

WH Hong <>
SEOUL, Republic Of Korea - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 02:06:50
I am doing a research paper on recoilless rifles. Any information you could send me would be very helpful.
Thank You SFC Robert Ormsbee
A Co 1-174th Inf Fort Drum Ny

Robert Ormsbee <>
Lowville, NY USA - Friday, January 22, 1999 at 09:14:25
Nice site
Willems Dennis <>
Gierle, Belgium - Monday, January 18, 1999 at 14:51:27
Richard Fetzer Jr <TPFAVENGER>
NO. AURORA, IL USA - Friday, January 15, 1999 at 21:16:31
great site
C. Anderson <>
USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 14:39:58
i really engoyed the 40mm boffors section many greetings to the lovers of these unforgetable masterpieces

sgouros george
greece - Saturday, January 9, 1999 at 11:55:00
Nice Web Site! Just surfing around, as a history buff and WW 2 reenactor, I'm always interested in period equipment and vehicles. I've got to tell my friend who's an armor nut about this site.
Michael Jones <>
keysville, Va USA - Friday, January 1, 1999 at 23:02:19
We enjoyed our visit
Raymond Hall <>
Jeffersonville, Oh USA - Friday, January 1, 1999 at 17:14:16
Great sight. Just to let you know my GPW is soon up and running. Also my uncle Elvin Dunkle was in the 70th HQ, is there anyone from that company or C company in Iceland that might have known him?
Dick Dunkle <>
East Petersburg, Pa USA - Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 21:43:19
Great sight. Just to let you know my GPW is soon up and running. Also my uncle Elvin Dunkle was in the 70th HQ, is there anyone from that company or C company in Iceland.
Dick Dunkle <>
East Petersburg, Pa USA - Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 21:40:15
Chuck, Great site! I used polymere but it sheers off in full sheets. I cleaned with MEK and maybe that hurt it? Tried Rhino lining truck bed liner and although liwuid it seems to hold better. Any suggestions? Working through the learning curve. Russ
Russ Morgan <>
Loveland, CO USA - Sunday, December 27, 1998 at 21:37:32
Very Impressive Chuck
Gary Hebdings half track parts
Lemont, IL. USA - Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 07:12:39
My dad served in the 70th Tank Bn. as the Battalion CO's driver. I was amazed to see that you folks are reenacting the unit. There are still some 70th oldtimers who get together once a year for a reunion. I'm going to pass your info on to them. I'm sure they'd love to see what you are doing (That is if you don't mind some constructive criticism to enhance your realism ;). By the way, get a copy of Marvin Jensen's book "Strike Swiftly!" (Presidio Press 1997.) It is a history of the unit from North Africa, through Sicily, England, France and into Germany.
Thanks for keeping the memory alive.

Joe Myers <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 21:07:49
Personally I feel your armory isn't complete without an M20 armored car! Ha Ha Merry Christmas!
John LeClercq <>
oswego, il USA - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 21:56:11
Nice Web Site

R.M. Serrano.(SGT., 11th Armored cavalry Regiment-Viet Nam

R.M. Serrano <>
Pico Rivera, CA. USA - Thursday, December 3, 1998 at 03:40:52
I am interested in knowing how you can restore some WW2 artifacts. My grandfather recently passed away and he left to me some German helmets in the will...(Pith Helmet) one is in perfect condition, it just needs cleaned. The other, however... (an infantry helmet) is in need of the face sheild and all the leather work needs redone. If you have any ideas about how I can go about getting them redone I would really appreciate you letting me know. Thank you very much,,,Geoffrey
Geoffrey Pepper <>
Muncie, IN USA - Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 17:22:05
I own a historical research and am interested in any information to add to my growing reference library.
grange s coffin <>
john's island, sc USA - Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 12:16:20
Quite incredible what you have but do come to Beltring in Kent this year there were2 German 8 ton half tracks,
Panzer111PanzerIvL70v now at Patton. Would some body out there know how many Pershing there are out there, that are in working order.

Geoffrey Zimmer <>
Jersey old world, ukand France - Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at 16:32:41
BALTIMORE, MD USAUSA - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 21:49:27
My 7 year old, Kevin, loved your pictures!

Pat Sargent <>
Lyman, ME USA - Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 12:59:18
Dear Chuck:

Greetings and salutations ! After all this time I have finally gotten around to
checking out your website. I am very impressed as always.
Do you have any plans to take any vehicles south for any battles ?
I know alot of Re-enactores that would love to have a little armour support down here.
I'll drop you a line the next time I am in the Chicago area.
All the best, and give my best to Lidiya and your son.


Omar Bartos
USA - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 22:01:47
I belong to 2oth century here in the west.
Brad Davis <>
Englewood, CO USA - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 20:32:24
I'm a volunteer guide at the Canadian War Museum (CWM)in
Ottawa and I thought you might be interested to know, if
you don't know already, that while the CWM naturally
specializes in equipment used by the Canadian Armed Forces
we also have several American items. These include a couple
of M4 medium tanks, a M24 light tank, a Fox Armoured Car, a
M29C Weasel, a 90mm M1A ack ack gun and we have just
acquired a M114A1 C&R carrier and a LVT1. The CWM web site=

Robbie Robertson <>
Gloucester, ON CA - Monday, November 9, 1998 at 19:49:10
Great web page! Does anyone out there know of a group that reenacts Darby's Rangers? (Or some ranger group.) If so, I would be very interested.


Matt Mills <>
Lubbock, TX USA - Friday, November 6, 1998 at 08:54:43
I just wanted to say that I think this is the best site of its kind due to the fact that everything in it is so incredibly in-depth and well written. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Adam Gandy
Adam Gandy <>
Greenville, SC USA - Thursday, November 5, 1998 at 18:47:06
Great photos I wish you guys were down here in the south we could use some armor. We have gotten a group started called the Louisiana Military History Asso. We have about 100 people from 4 different states involved. Soon we will have a web page to visit.Maybe one day we can invade the north and help you guys beat the 2nd SS .It looks like ya'll have a lot of fun. Richard Gentry VP LMHA
Richard Gentry <>
Momroe, LA USA - Sunday, November 1, 1998 at 00:15:30
I wish their was more sites like this one
beans <>
crown Point, IN USA - Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 21:11:25
Great site keep up the good work ,and spread the word, The
new generation has alot to learn about war and tose that
fought it. Thanks much keep up the good work.

Bob Bellrose <>
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 09:19:37
Great site keep up the good work ,and spread the word, The new generation has alot to learn about war and tose that fought it. Thanks much keep up the good work.
Bob Bellrose <>
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 08:57:22
I collect WWII U.S. GI gear. 36th Div. desired. Have been re-enacting for 17 yrs. Participate with several living history groups, museums, CAF, MVPA, and Vet. groups. I am currently Vice-Pres. of the Texas Military Historical Society: a WWII re-enactment group of over 150 mbrs. Great web site.
Melvin Schroeder <>
La Vernia, TX USA - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 00:43:27
Great Site. Liked the M22, a friend of mine in OH had two
of them in his Uncles garage. I believe he finally sold them
to a collector. By the way, they had the turrets but they
had been cut with a torch from Commanders hatch through the
gun mantelet and down to race ring. I'll see if I can find
out if there are any parts left. The barn was a treasure
house of military parts, etc collected over the years of going
to Military surplus sales all over.

Gerry HODUM, MGySgt, USMC (Ret'd) < or>
Troy, MI USA - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 11:59:19
ST. LOUIS, MO USA - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 21:08:06
Goodmorning! Thankyou for your your incredible website!
Brings back a lot of fond (and maybe some not so fond) of
the good ole days. Any reenactments scheduled for the Geor-
gia area?
Thanks, so much
Lane Williams
813 Deercrest Lane
Evans, GA 30809
706-855-0562 (Home)
706-721-6754 (Work Medical College of GA, Augusta, GA)

Lane Williams <>
Evans, GA USA - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 15:01:34
Dear Sir,

I am interested in information regarding the possiblility of joing a WWII re-enactment group with my son. Can you provide me with the names of a group fairly close to where we live in Appleton Wisconsin? This is 20 miles south of Green Bay. I would appreciate any help you could provide in this regard. Thank you.


Steve Bunnow

Steve Bunnow <>
Appleton, wi USA - Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 21:11:36
Nice page
Sean Butler <>
Bremrton, Wa USA - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 00:38:20
I need help identifying some artillery shells
about 14 inches diameter and 67 inches long with a 7-1/2
inch diameter threaded hole in the back. Also interested in
acquiring a shell for an 8 inch coastal defense gun.
Visit my Kodiak Alaska Military History web site.
(Remove "NOSPAM." from my e-mail)

Joe Stevens <>
kodiak, ak USA - Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 06:31:54
Sirs, I really enjoy your site! Photos are great. I would like your
members to visit my site, I think they would find it enjoyable. I will
check back to see your progress, again great job. Sincerely,
Mike Sly

Mike Sly <>
fishers, IN USA - Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at 15:57:13
I thouroughly enjoyed your web page, i am a big history buff and
so i found it refreshing to see a web page dedicated specifically
to light armor. Keep up the good work.

Avery Christy <>
Las Vegas, NM USA - Sunday, October 4, 1998 at 19:13:02
My son and I really enjoyed your webpage.
Major (ret) Hector Herrera USA <>
El Paso, TX USA - Thursday, October 1, 1998 at 22:22:54
I am only 8 years old, but I love military vehicles and this web site
Christopher Jacob <>
Southington, CT USA - Thursday, October 1, 1998 at 18:36:32
I am only 8 years old, but I love military vehicles and this web site
Christopher Jacob <>
Southington, CT USA - Thursday, October 1, 1998 at 18:35:55
Very interesting.
Doug Horn
Oberlin, KS USA - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 01:59:51
Well, I finally made it to one of your reenactments (Rockford '98) and I was extremely impressed to say the least. The living history display is a great idea -- letting the general public get right up close to the men and equipment. I have to admit however that the stars of the show for me were the 2nd Panzer Division's StuG III and Hetzer. I have been waiting a long time to see all you guys in action. Great job!!!
Lyle Hatch
Lisle, IL USA - Monday, September 28, 1998 at 14:03:33
great to read about m.v. in the u.s.a. i own 2 russian gaz 69m. 1955 ish is there anything russian in the u.s.a.?? have afew problems getting spares but both run great!!
anyone want any info or can tell me more about them please contact me ces

ces juggler <>
bury bl8-1eg , england - Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 15:57:00
Nice Site, many of your re-enactment photos are very realistic. One give away is the presence of the Locust in combat photos. While the British used some Locusts, the US never did. Most of them ended up on farms throughout the midwest US. Like I said though a really interesting site.
Chuck Storey <CBS3143@AOL.COM>
Waterloo, IA USA - Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 19:07:08
Interested in WWII re-enactment, but cannot find a unit near me. Anyone with info please write me at 1602 Kings Mill Way #308 Madison Wisconsin 53718. Thank you!
j. corcoran
madison, wi USA - Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 15:00:53

I'm a 2nd Ranger out of St. Louis.
The URL I listed above is a 2nd Ranger site that Scott Wilke put together for us.
Please check it out and add it to your links.

Hope to meet you next weekend at Rockford.

Jay McQuillan

Jay McQuillan <>
Belleville, IL USA - Friday, September 18, 1998 at 13:39:32
Owner of 1943 WC-57 Dodge Command Car
Steve Andersen <>
Clearwater, FL USA - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 22:22:20
Hello , it was a pleasure have been in your site , and all information is fantastic for my resourch . Thank's and good bye !
alec Terdag <none>
Pelotas, Rs Brazil - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 20:57:11
good pictures of WWII reenactment
Doug James <>
USA - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 11:48:37
Wim Vink <>
Holland - Tuesday, September 8, 1998 at 12:35:44
My father was in the the 30th Division of Old Hickory During WWII, Battle of the Buldge, European Theatre. If this rings a bell with anyone I would love some more information on it. Thanks.
Sherry Brown <>
Ithaca, MI USA - Saturday, September 5, 1998 at 13:12:18
Hi ! How are you folks ! I am a really fan of armory, especially about the world war II ( allied , german , japanese or italian ).I'll be glad If I can have by mail any information about this subjects .Tank's and bye
alec terdag <none>
Pleotas, RS Brazil - Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at 17:26:47


HAYWARD , CA USA - Wednesday, September 2, 1998 at 17:08:52
good job i have a m37 and m38 4wheel drives
Albert j bowes <abowes@totcon>
cassadaga, fl USA - Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at 00:58:24
Excellent site ! Am interested in becoming a WW2 reenactor. Need unit to join and uniform items.
B.W. Corrice <>
USA - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 21:10:23
restoring a WC52, great site.
M. Adams <>
USA - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 07:19:51
Starnetinc has fixed the guestbook. So feel free to
leave your messages.

Chuck Roberts <>
USA - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 08:26:24
EE Elmer <>
Palatine, IL USA - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 08:20:58
Liked your page very much. I am trying to find anyone who may have served with my father Edward S. Kurz. He was a sergeant in the 70th Tank Battalion. He landed on Utah Beach along with the 4th infantry division on D-Day. Anyone know of him???

Mark Kurt <>
Tampa, FL USA - Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 15:23:33
You should take a trip overseas, how about New Zealand!
Logan Godsiff <>
Wellsford, New Zealand - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 02:37:14
I served with the 747th Tank Bn D_day , NOrmandy, NOrthern France, Benelux countries, Germany.. Occupation Rank T/4

Edward J.Obert <ejobert>
Milford, ct USA - Saturday, August 8, 1998 at 19:41:00
I am writing a couple of books that take place during wwII and need some help with documents from this period. Do you know where I could find a cope of real telegraphs sent to , KIA,POW & MIA families at this time? Information on the army bases, naval bases, and merchant marine bases used at that time? I want to have my background as factual as possible. any help would be highly apppreciated.
sylvia duke <>
atlanta, ga USA - Thursday, August 6, 1998 at 14:42:11
Hello ?
Today I saw the World Best Web Site.

stay cool~~~

JoonHee, Lee <>
Seoul, Korea, Republic - Tuesday, August 4, 1998 at 21:20:49
Just surfed in, looking for photos of M-60 tank for our American Legion Post. I do Civil War reenacting...can't image how much it must cost to do WWII armoured. Great web page.
Harlan H. Hinkle <>
Harrisonburg, VA USA - Saturday, August 1, 1998 at 14:48:00
Enjoyed your site... you're doing an excellent job with the

Lou DiMarco <>
USA - Saturday, August 1, 1998 at 08:16:10
tim obrien <obmartin>
boston, ma USA - Thursday, July 30, 1998 at 11:32:35
Great site! Thought I'd pass the URLs for some folks on the radio side !

Ed Zeranski <>
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, July 30, 1998 at 11:08:41
You guys ROCK!!!
Brett Hall <>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 03:07:19
I just want to say that I think this is a great site but I wuold like to know if and where I might beable to buy an oldworld war 2 vehicle.

Kyle Fogg <KFx5>
N. Las Vegas, NV USA - Sunday, July 26, 1998 at 20:45:45
Currently employeed by General Dynamics Land Systems Div
The manufacturer of the Abrams Main Battle Tank

Kenneth Crouch <>
Sterling Hgts, MI USA - Friday, July 24, 1998 at 12:45:26

Robert L. Parsons,JR. < >
fRANKLIN , TNgLA USA - Friday, July 17, 1998 at 23:07:06

Robert L. Parsons,JR. < >
fRANKLIN , TNgLA USA - Friday, July 17, 1998 at 22:56:07
Nice site. Wish I lived closer. I do WWII re-act as 28th Div.
110 RCT.

jack mazeska <>
colliers, wv USA - Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at 17:20:12
peter tilton
st peter, mn USA - Friday, July 3, 1998 at 23:38:05
Can you retransmit you e-mail address. Mail to your
indicated address has been returned.
C. Roberts
Roberts Armory

Chuck Roberts <>
USA - Thursday, July 2, 1998 at 12:16:06
I have quite a few war souvenirs and photos collected by my dad in Germany WWII. I am searching for museums where they could be appreciated. Thank you for any suggestions.
Donna Boyer <>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, July 1, 1998 at 23:15:40
Well done " U " Iwas so glad to find something on the M5A1 Stuart . TANKS !
I am restoring a Centurion , Sherman , Lynx , and 4 Ferret scoutcars .

Cpl. Chadbourn J.R. <>
Gibbons, Alberta CANADA - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 21:00:46
Your parts will be coming soon, the Spade Grips are on back order, but are to be here soon.

Steve Carter <>
Springboro, oh USA - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 20:23:09
my 7th grade son needed some information on artillery used during WWII. Your site was perfect for articles and photos for his history assignment. Thanks!
Alice Bennett-Moran <>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 23:45:39
Hoping to join the ranks of mil-veh collectors...
Planning on buying an M-37 3/4ton Dodge. Plan on keeping it parade-ready.

Sam Cook <>
Batavia, IL USA - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 14:20:04
I liked all of the music and all of the information that you
gave me I am using it for a report for summer school over
world war II and I think it will help me alot thank you

trent camden <trent>
drexel, mo USA - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 10:32:21
Great site, guys! Big fan of WWII armour, especially German and American. Hope to attend the Westmont battle after the Yorkville rainout.
Lisle, IL USA - Friday, June 12, 1998 at 10:33:14
I found that the photographs on your page were
truly excellent! For a WWII modeler like me, they
are such a big help! If anybody knows where I can
get photos of the M10 "Wolverine" Tank Destroyer,
please E-Mail me this information. Thanks!

Jamey Niland <>
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 11:59:19
Superb! Now this is what I call a Web Site. Congratulations to all concerned!
Bob Fleming <>
UK - Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 04:01:55
great imformation would like catalog
chuck cummings
salt lake , ut USA - Sunday, June 7, 1998 at 06:28:03
Just came up on you sight. Very interesting I was in the 73rd
Heavy Tank Bn. Keep up the good work. Miles

Miles Paugh <>
Ridgeley, Wv USA - Saturday, June 6, 1998 at 17:47:59
Things are a little slow at work today and I happened to come across
your web site. Very impressive! I have been restoring a White
M3A1 Scout Car for several years, the end result should be very
nice. Would like to to a haltrack or light armored car or tank next.

Clinton Stephens <>
Orlando, Fl USA - Thursday, June 4, 1998 at 14:16:08
Bardzo ³adne!!!!
Grzegorz Staniewski <>
Warszawa, Poland - Friday, May 29, 1998 at 05:24:17
Upcoming TSG events:

August 14-16, 1998 Ft. Custer, MI Western Front

October 2-4, 1998 TSG National, Camp Atterbury, IN

There will be Armor at both events!

POC: Mike Dragisich (847)336-0484

Drew Van Nest (248) 398-5916

These events are open to all reenactors of recognized reenctment organizations. Pre-registration is a must!

Mike Dragisich <>
Waukegan, IL USA - Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 14:25:05
Dear Mr Roberts; thanks for having
your photo's of WW2 armour & artillery pieces on the net.I'm a vet. WW2 served in the Pacific for 2 yr's.sure brings back lot of past memory's, thanks again, frank

frank "whity" ruscavage <>
pottsville, pa USA - Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 21:01:08
Gread stuff you have on your page. We have a 1944 GMC kipper, and would like to have information about it.
People from Holland or Belgiu Please mail me.
Visit my home page.
Greetings from the wulf

Jörgen Boumans <>
maastricht, holland - Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 05:51:44
went to first battle at buckley homestead lowel indiana what a thrill will be going to more battles thank you
rich braze <lansing 7>
lansing, il USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 23:05:57
Hello again, This is Anthony Walters. I must thank you all for those booklets you sent me on the vehicles in your museum. They have provided me with info that I have never seen before. I have misplaced one of them. It is the one telling about the 37mm.,the 40mm.,and the .50 caliber quad-mount AA gun. It was my favorite and I was wondering if you could send me that booklet because I wasn't done reading it when I lost it. I would appreciate If you sent me that one booklet on those three guns if it is no trouble to you. I was never expecting anything and it was a big surprise when I got them in the mail. To me, it would be amazing just to look at one of those for real instead of over the internet. This page is great, but it would always be better to look at the vehicles up close in real life. If I got a chance to look at just one of the tanks, I would spend hours just looking over it inside and out. I'm especially interested in the M22 and the M5 light tanks. The 37mm and the 40mm are also interesting.
I have many books at home on the M5 but none on the M22. I know that it was modeled after the M3 stuart tank. I also know that it was a very popular vehicle for its reliablity, speed, and mobility. To me, the M5 looks almost the same as the M3A3. I've seen an M3A3 up close, their is one in David City, NE. It is sealed up so a person can not see very well into the interior. I've also been inside an M20 scout car. It is a very nice vehicle. A guy up by Havard, Ne. owns it. He used it at a demonstration at the Harvard Air Show. It is the same as the M8 except for that the M20 doesn't have a turret but instead has an armoured structure were the turret is supposed to be. Thank you for this wonderful page and the booklets.

Anthony Walters

Anthony Walters <>
Guide Rock, NE. USA - Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 12:45:43
I have come into posesion of what appears to be a 55 gallon drum on wheels. It is split in half and has a handle for pulling. There is writing that calls this a pack howitzer. there were others that were the same outside but diferent inside, apearently a set. do you have any information on this. Thank you Henry
Henry M Bechtold <>
Pipersville , PA USA - Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 21:11:37
Excellent job and very good site ! Congratulations.
PARIS, FRANCE - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 04:32:22
I really enjoy all these pictures and the info that comes with each photo. After looking at those, I would love to take just one "around the block". My grandpa landed at Utah beach on June 6th, 1944. He has told me many stories about tanks. I would love to participate in one those reenactments. But I'm only 16 years old. I've been a war enthusiast since I was born. I plan on enlisting when I get out of high school. If anybody wants to send me info on tanks and other vehicles, my address is Box 91 RR-1 Guide Rock, Ne. 68942
Anthony Walters <>
Guide Rock, Ne. USA - Monday, May 11, 1998 at 14:26:09
What a terrific site! This is what "The Web" is all about. I've a number of books on WWII tanks and stumbled on your site from a general enquiry from a search engine. Great pix, well scanned, terrfic information. However, I'll bet you don't get too close to where I live!

Do you know a site with information on the British "Funnies"?

Thanks for all your work and for keeping this information, technology, history and memories alive.

David M. Ryan <>
Fort McMurray, AB Canada - Saturday, May 9, 1998 at 21:19:39
I'am a student at Noble Junior High School and I am doing a prject
on World War II aircraft and weapons and this is the best site
i've seen.

matt savage
N. Berwick , ME USA - Thursday, May 7, 1998 at 09:51:25
How do I find classified adds on military vehicles?
Barry Chandler <>
San Mateo, Ca USA - Wednesday, May 6, 1998 at 09:46:34
Wonderful web site. I am interested in joining your reenactment group. Please provide info to join.
Frank Lopez <>
Chicago, il USA - Monday, May 4, 1998 at 22:03:42
My dad is in the National Guard Reserves and I would like to find Military Vehicles. Please send me additional information on this topic
Josh Dorner <>
Kennesaw, Ga USA - Monday, May 4, 1998 at 19:27:58
very nice.
SSgt J. Wampler <>
houston, Tz USA - Monday, May 4, 1998 at 01:53:24
Wanted to say hello.
See you on the battlefield

Matthew J. Coppens <Kubel 418>
Richton Park, Ill USA - Friday, May 1, 1998 at 16:39:08
Thanks for making this page it we hell finding a page to do my resherch paper on and your saved my ass thanks agin.
oliver <>
piedmont, ca USA - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 15:52:32
I am Lt. in a Police comp.
and vat i have seen heere is one of my faverits.

Boeje Hansen <>
Billund, Danmark - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 17:54:17
Great website!! Anyone out there involved with WW II Luftwaffe ground forces reenacting? If so, give me a shout. Would also like to purchase items from same
Larry <>
MI USA - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 12:36:17
Pretty cool site!
I like pictures, especially some of these B&W..;-)
(After all, I just needed Locust photo.)

Michal Derela <>
Kielce, Poland - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 09:57:12
I'am currently the CO of Co "D" 2nd Ranger Bn. It's great to see such a large collection of armor out in the field. Just wish you guys lived in the Northeast. Could use the armor support up here. Have you ever been to Indiantown Gap for the"Bulge" or Odessa NY for there fall event? these are two great events. You should go if you get the chance. Keep up the good work, and see you 'In the field"
Ken Doyon <>
Berkley, ma USA - Thursday, April 16, 1998 at 16:22:56
In teresting.
A WW2 vet. 5th[FarEastern Air Force]

Walter J. Daly <wjduster>
New Paltz, NYInteresting USA - Monday, April 13, 1998 at 20:46:36
I'm in 2nd Armor Productions We also do re-enactments
I am the gunner on a M-5 Stuart also the driver on an
M-16 owned by Doug Keisler in Jeffersonville In.

Ron Rogers <RRogers603>
Mt. Washington, Ky USA - Sunday, April 12, 1998 at 19:29:00
Enjoyed the work and pages. Did not see anything on British
or Canadian groups. Are there any in the US or Canada?

Mr.Ken Turner <>
Midale, sk Canada s0c1s0 - Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 11:56:20
I love your site. I am trying to find out, and get involved with WWII reenacting. I hope to fight along side you guys some day. Keep up the good work, Its a great page with lots of information, pics, etc. Just what people want to see.
Brian <>
Belvidere, NC USA - Wednesday, April 8, 1998 at 22:14:08
I am a huge fan of WWII vintage arms and vehicles,
youre page is great.
any adittional info you come across on the german "Mauss" tank, the Dornier 331 twin engined, single fuselage fighter, or any anti-tank rifles; i would appreciate if you would send too me,
Phil Hammond

Phil Hammond <>
Kents Hill, ME USA - Tuesday, April 7, 1998 at 17:36:02
nice home page please mail me but don´t mailbomb me
Andreas Ahlback <>
Tallvik, Sweden - Tuesday, April 7, 1998 at 03:43:58
How do I sign up!!!!!!

Terry Dull <>
Mason, OH USA - Sunday, April 5, 1998 at 11:25:51
Just wanted to say a great page you got here. I am in the
process of restoring a M3 halftrack for the 1-41 Inf BN at
Ft Riley. Any info just paste it, I'll find it.

FT Riley, KS USA - Saturday, April 4, 1998 at 20:05:30
Informative and interesting, particularly the technical details on track restoration.
Kevin R. Rice, CPT, USA <>
Edison, NJ USA - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 14:59:48
you have an excellent site! keep up the good work. I dread
the time when few people will remember that sometimes we
must fight to remain free. being too soft will bring our
downfall. hell, it's happening now. thanks for reminding
us. are their any groups like yours in my area.(90miles ne of
harrisburg Pa?)

David R Hess <>
Orangeville , Pa USA - Monday, March 23, 1998 at 20:19:21
Nice site. I've been collecting photos of our group for about 7 months, and
We've just about gotten our History of the 45th Link finished so I can load it up.
I would like to know how far south you reenact. We mainly do ours in Austin,
and sometimes in Louisiana. I'm interested in finding information about groups
with vehicles, especially GI vehicles. Our Military Historical Society, TMHS, has
access to a Hetzer, Kubelwagen, M-2 Halftrack, a German Halftrack, several GI
Ford GPW's, Dodge WC63 Weapons Carrier, and a few German motorcycles w/ Sidecar.
We desperately need more GI armor and mobility, and we would like to know if your
organization does this sort of thing anywhere near our area.

Thank you for your attention,

B. Hollis, 45th Infantry TMHS

Bryan Hollis <>
Dallas, TX USA - Monday, March 16, 1998 at 12:20:43
I am currently studying propaganda in the
Second World War. To do this I have set myself the following question, which I aim to answer;

To what extent was the propaganda used in the Second World War by the British goverment successful?

This is quite open question therefore I aim to look at lots of aspects of the propaganda used, how it was successful, in some cases why it was not. However to do this I need to build up of broad knowledge of world war propaganda methods, and especailly need to contact people whose lives were affected by the propaganda. If possible perhaps they could mail me their experiences. It would be furthermore helpful if I could contact someone who was involved in actually designing or giving the orders for the designing of posters. Documets are of vital importance to me to get a better understanding of the era, thus if you have any contacts or links to where I may be able to further my research I would be greatful.
If you are able to help me with any of the above I would be most

Thankyou in advance for your time,

UK - Friday, March 13, 1998 at 09:07:29
Thanks for the trip. Need help finding the 747th armored . My father was with it in WWII. Although he has passed on my brother and I are trying to find some particulars about the unit and his Silver Star.
Ken Anderton <tubesaft@mailexcite .com>
Gardiner, NY USA - Thursday, March 12, 1998 at 21:17:23
SPRINGFIELD, IL USA - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 18:36:54
Really liked your web site. Would like to get a WWII jeep or half-track some day.
Ron Bechtlofft <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, March 9, 1998 at 07:49:20
I got a real kick out of your site. Now, if anyone can tell me anything about the Weasel or the LVT-5 amtrack, please let me know for my research. Thanks. John
John Roberts <>
Old Hickory, TN USA - Saturday, March 7, 1998 at 09:12:13
Thoroughly enjoyed your site! Do you re-enacters ever come to the New York Area? We have Civil War stuff in Staten Island, but I am not aware of WW2 events anywhere near New York City. Illinois is too far, but PA, NJ, NY?
Thomas Michael Bennett <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Sunday, March 1, 1998 at 21:44:34
I am interested in drawings or photos of the 40mm Bofors aa gun. If someone has a field manual they would care to sell or loan I would appreciate it.
Palmer Schatell <>
Pembroke Pines, FL USA - Sunday, March 1, 1998 at 17:14:15
it rules guys
marc tanner
roblin, manitoba canada kicks - Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 19:37:54
IN PORTUGUESE: Excelente - gostei muito de sua apresentação - congratulações.

Curitiba, Pr BRAZIL - Sunday, February 22, 1998 at 08:22:17
Excellent site! I enjoyed it very much. I teach WWII at the HS level and your site is very informative. Also, I'm a WWII collector and reenactor myself. Keep up the great work!.
Carl Moeller <>
Danbury, CT USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 22:03:32
This page helped alot with my history project. Thanx,
This page has alot more to offer then N-E other site i've
To on this topic

Who cares, TX USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 20:11:41
This page helped alot with my history project. Thanx,
This page has alot more to offer then N-E other site i've
To on this topic

Who cares, TX USA - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 20:10:21
dad joined the 109th fa, pa ng in 1940. he then was part
of the cadre for 628 td bn and the 648th td bn. fought with
them in france, germany and czechoslovakia. do you have
any available info on these unit histories or any charts
showing unit insignia fot tk bns and td bns?

jerry whitebread <>
colonial heights, va USA - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 21:01:01
PTO. ORDAZ, VANEZUELA - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 19:59:25
I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!
I'm a proud owner of a '42 wc51 in Norway. Also member of HMK. (Which is the assosiation of Historic Military Vehicles) I'm looking for a M24A1 for my dodge, does anyone know about any?
keep truckin'

Martin Lillemaehlum <>
Norway - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 13:32:13
This is a wonderful site, very helpful to teachers. Keep up the good work.
Liz King <>
Vernal, Ut USA - Sunday, February 1, 1998 at 11:02:00
The best greeting from Austria Vienna, I am Jeep - Driver
Willys MB from 1942 WWII.In Austria ca 200 friends for
old Military Vehicles.

Zemann Josef <>
Vienna, A Austria - Friday, January 30, 1998 at 19:59:41
I really liked your page. It helped alot with a report I was working on.
Jon Zehr <>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at 19:40:42
The site is great! I have been collecting for the past 12 years. I have some similar equipment, WWII 105 Howitzer. It realy got me going on wanting more towed guns. Also I think I will get back into WWII reenacting. Again the site is just great!!
Dan Parmley Jr <>
Tempe, AZ USA - Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 22:52:24
Had a good tour in your site was very interesting. Thanks
Andre <>
Quebec, Qc Canada - Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 08:05:24
Very interesting WS. Enjoyed it very much.
Russell W. Smith, Jr. <>
Covington, GA USA - Friday, January 23, 1998 at 13:54:57

peter mackenzie <diesel@ca.comau>
ROOTY HILL, NSW AUSTRALIA - Friday, January 23, 1998 at 05:17:32
asdsd <asd>
asd, as USA - Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 10:59:29
great site
Bill Brown <>
USA - Monday, January 12, 1998 at 07:44:16
Great site.Hopeto see you in may in chicago.Just talked to Bob Vokal on the phone about arangments for us to be there.Once again great site. Darrell from kieslers bunch.

Darrell Shake <>
clarksville, in USA - Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 23:45:28
nice job
craig michelson <>
so el monte, ca USA - Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 16:16:32
Well done.
CORRECTION. Sorry I gave the incorrect address.

I own a Stuart M5A1, M16 half track and an M8 in the UK .Am interested in finding out about the M8 and M20 owners group.


AndrewHonychurch <>
London, U.K. - Thursday, January 8, 1998 at 08:09:59
Well done.
I own a Stuart M5A1, M16 half track and an M8 in the UK .Am interested in finding out about the M8 and M20 owners group.


AndrewHonychurch <>
London, U.K. - Thursday, January 8, 1998 at 08:00:56
i am restoring a '42 jeep and and have always been a ww2 buff
ian moore <>
USA - Monday, January 5, 1998 at 22:24:11
Well Done, Chuck!! A perfect blend of my favorite period
in Military History and the latest in Website creativity.

Ed Fahrner <>
Glen Ellyn, IL USA - Friday, January 2, 1998 at 22:09:02
We marked this web page with a bookmark!The pictures,music and events are just perfect for our business.See you at the military vehicle shows!
Helen and Al Semaska <>
Bethel, Pa USA - Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 16:21:52
Interesting - looking for some data on old tank ammo...
No luck, but lots of interesting stuff !

Jim Talley <>
Burlington, VT USA - Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 14:30:52
Thank you for your webpage.
How similiar is a 1944 Dodge weaponcarrier to the WC51 in your listing?

I'm having a hard time finding anything on this vehicle.
Thanks & Happy Holidays
Tom Helmers

Tom Helmers <>
LA, CA USA - Monday, December 22, 1997 at 22:15:48

I got your holiday card. Thanks, it was super! I sincerely wish you and
the whole family well in the coming year.

On another note, please refresh my memory on the appearance
costs for one of the vehicles for 1-2 days in the Quad
Cities (parked). I'm hosting a TACOM seminar 14-17 April 98
and all thos guys in the Tank business would just love it.
I'm cash constrained (trying to hold seminar to last year's
cost), so I need to remember prices.

Once again, thanks for the card and Merry Christmas.

Art Heyderman

Art Heyderman <>
Bettendorf, IA USA - Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 07:22:01
Would like info. on joining WWII infantry or armor unit in Az or the western U.S. Also would like info on where to obtain correct uniform and equipment. Any info or help would be greatly appreciated.
Dave Hasler <>
Casa Grande, Az. USA - Monday, December 8, 1997 at 16:33:40
Jim Brady
Powers Lake, WI USA - Friday, December 5, 1997 at 16:26:13
I really enjoyed looking at the equipment I soldiered
on. great work!

richard henningsen ssg ret <>
hillsboro, or USA - Tuesday, December 2, 1997 at 23:21:21
Great Stuff!
Cal Beisswanger <>
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, December 2, 1997 at 09:16:42
site looks great, keep up the good work!
Todd M. Barclay <>
Marietta, PA USA - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 21:59:34
its been a while since i checked your web site....GREAT
michael smith <panzeroberstleutnant>
hanover park, il USA - Friday, November 28, 1997 at 07:06:16
Lin Testin <Lin Testin@AOL.COM>
Big Rock, IL USA - Monday, November 24, 1997 at 20:00:13
Keep up the good work
Neil f. Kennedy <>
Raleigh, NC USA - Sunday, November 23, 1997 at 16:30:06
Great page on the movie you where in. Great pictures, just bought me a complete and working WW2 M2A1 Flame Thrower, man is sending it to me this weekend and UPS should have it to me next week. Can't wait to use it.
Are you going to be at the 1998 MVPA national conv. See ya there!!!! Gotta surprise for ya.

HAHIRA , GA USA - Friday, November 21, 1997 at 15:09:10
This site is at the top of my WWII links. Awsome job, Chuck.
Dan van Loon <>
Batavia, IL USA - Friday, November 21, 1997 at 10:12:36
Wow! Very nice website. You're going to ave fun with this.
Have fun in Aspen.

The Roaches

Deb Roach <>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, November 20, 1997 at 15:35:14
This is a great site. I'm going to try the radio conversion as soon as I can pick up another radio.
Frank A. Minshall <>
Belton, MO USA - Saturday, November 8, 1997 at 21:27:25
Looks great Chuck!
Chris Cliburn
Springfield, IL USA - Thursday, November 6, 1997 at 09:20:53
owned 1951 M43 great, great, took it all over the southwest and most of mexico in early '70's sold it when it thought that 12 miles per gal wasn't good enought. the guy I sold it to used it in a robbery. ended up full of holes. was airforce blue, stock, stock, used on daton airforce base.
david wheeler
san diego , ca USA - Monday, October 27, 1997 at 21:22:34
just finished reading your page, very enjoyable. Lex has just purchased 2 locusts and is taking them back to holland. Lex cannot afford a computer after buying the 2 locusts so you will have to put up with me!!! george.
george hilton & lex schmidt <>
redondo beach, ca USA - Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 00:03:26
Thanks for the use of your page.. I enfjoyed the musics clips best
phil <>
st augustine, fl 32095USA - Friday, October 24, 1997 at 21:33:40
Great Website.....
Todd Brooks <>
Easley, SC USA - Friday, October 24, 1997 at 07:30:19
I am writing to congratulate you on an excellant web page. I especially liked the pictures of the dogfaces advancing around the Stuart tank. Keep up the good work.
Mark Backhouse <>
Canterbury, UK - Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at 16:20:48
I really enjoyed this site. It is interresting reading
articles about all WWII vehicles. I`m a member of "HMK" in
Norway. (HMK=Historical Military vehicles assosiation).
I own a Dodge WC52 build in 1942. It came to Norway after the war and
stayed in service within the Norweigian forces to the end of
the 80`s. When I was in the army in -84 I drove both WC52`s
and other vehicles such as the "GMC" and the "M6-21".
So when I had the chance a couple og years back,
I purchased my own Beep(Big-Jeep).
`Cause I couldn`t forget that lousy heather!

Rune Kleven <>
Åmot, Norway - Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 13:19:59
Nice page! The day after tomorrow (10 October 1997), I will
collect a very fine Dodge WC51 I have bought. I will also
become a member of the Dutch "Keep Them Rolling" Society,
which is dedicated to preserving and maintaining WW-II
vehicles. I further intend to establish a homepage which
will initially contain information regarding Dodge WW-II
trucks, but may at a later date be expanded to include other
WW II vehicles. If you have any information regarding Dodge
WW II trucks, I would much appreciate to hear from you.

Bye for now,

Jan Peter van Suchtelen

Jan Peter van Suchtelen <>
Amsterdam, NH Netherlands - Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at 15:31:12
Wonderful site. Great collection of guns and vehicles!
William White <>
Saint Paul, In USA - Friday, October 3, 1997 at 22:20:11
Exellent stuff. I really enjoyed the stuff that you put into your webpage and I am sure to visit back again
Robert (Army Boy) Frost <frost@cadvison>
Calgary, Ab Canada - Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 11:41:40
It was nice chatting with Mrs. Roberts. My little boy and I enjoyed viewing your half-track. We viewed your collection Sun evening after hours. Thanks again.
George D. Bates <>
Rockford, IL USA - Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 09:07:19
I enjoy viewing this page. It looks great. It also manages to make me wonder why us 'legs' insist on walking.
Andy Zappone <>
Burlington, NJ USA - Monday, September 29, 1997 at 15:34:13
CHUCK:(My Son)
Your picture and the 2 page details on the M5A1 Tank is
outstanding. I shall reflect this good work on your next
Fitness Report.

Charles C Roberts ,Sr Col. USA Ret. <>
Middletown , R I USA - Saturday, September 27, 1997 at 10:49:15
I go through Big Rock at least twice a month and never once have I seen a tank. I spent one evening in the town of Wareham, England and met up with several tank right in the center of town. The Bovington Tank museum is just outside Wareham.
With those two experience in mind am I really to believe that there is a tank museum in Big Rock?
I expect I shall be going through Big Rock in the late afternoon of 2 October. How about shooting off a couple of round of ammo from the Stuart so I can find you?
Seriously, I will have to look into your schedule to find where and when I can view your vehicles or a re-enactment.
R.A. Crist

R. A. Crist <>
Prospect Hts, IL USA - Monday, September 22, 1997 at 23:46:31
can't help lovin' them old Army trucks
D. W. Bryant <>
St, Louis, MO USA - Monday, September 22, 1997 at 13:08:42
Wow, this site is truely Second to None! As a cadet at the United States Military Academy and a future officer in the Army, I applaud your efforts in keeping the history of this great Country alive and well. Your collection will inspire a new generation of Americans to a lifetime of selfless service to the Nation. Perhapse you can show-off your equipment during the half-time of a future Army-Navy game as well!
Cadet Roberts, USCC
West Point, NY USA - Sunday, September 21, 1997 at 19:30:15
Great sight, please don't compare the AN-M2 to the 20mm Lahti and Solothruns. They have more power and mass behind them. Anyway, does anyone have or know of a 20mm Solothrun they would like to sell. I prefer complete set. Have very nice complete Lahti set, gun has less than 10 rounds fired to help the deal. Let me know something.

Jason Green <>
Hahira , ga USA - Thursday, September 18, 1997 at 15:02:49
Very good web site, I am interested in purchasing an armored vehicle of some sort and this web site is very informative about restoration of military vehicles. Keep up the good work, hope to see you on the battle field soon.
Mark Thomas <>
Houston, Tx USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 09:56:03
Great idea! Enjoyed browsing and especially liked the pictures. See you at Westmont this weekend.
Larry Spialek
Pekin, IL USA - Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 15:04:58
Great page. Thanks Al Nickolson M.V.P.A Member.
Al Nickolson <>
Red Deer, al Canada - Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 01:01:46