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Appearing below are some links to some other great WWII sites for G.I.'s:
REENACTOR AND LIVING HISTORY GROUPS
American Military Impressions (Formally Northwest Historical Military Society): An infromal network of living history groups and individuals representing all U.S. Armed Forces from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. It is a unique group with a focus on the U.S. Cavalry Trooper from the 1870's through WWII with outstanding displays and impressions.
Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT): I've never met them, but a first rate, hardcore WWII airborne group by all accounts.
Northwest Historical Association (NWHA): Another Pacific Northwest re-enacting group.
Other Airborne Units
505th PIR:Item Co., 3/505th PIR, 82nd. AB Living History Unit.
First Special Service Force Living History Group: An excellent site on another important WWII airborne trained unit.
Regular Infantry Units"Strictly G.I." A first class group based in Antwerp, Belgium doing G.I. impressions from the 6th Eng. Brigade to the 104th Inf. Div. These doggies do some amazing reproductions for their impressions.
1st Infantry Division M.V.C.G. Belgium: The "Big Red One" in Belgium.
2nd Rangers: US 2nd Ranger Infantry Battalion, Dog Company of St. Louis, Missouri Reenacting Living History.
4th Division, 8th Infantry Regiment: Representing the Fourth Infantry Division.
4th Infantry Division: "The Ivy Division". A new unit in Indiana.
5th Rangers "E" Company: A group of reenactors portraying the 5th Ranger Battalion and home front efforts of the Word War II era.
9th Infantry Division, 39th Inf. Rgt., Easy Company: The Official Website of the 9th Infantry Division Reenacting Unit in California.
28th Infantry Division, 109th Inf. Rgt., Co. L: An East Coast unit re-enacting the "Keystone" Division.
28th Infantry Division, 110th Inf. Rgt., Co. K: Another WWII re-enacting unit of the 28th Infantry Division located in Pennsylvania.
29th Infantry Division World War II Reenactors Association: A large re-enacting group based on the East Coast.
30th Infantry Division, 117th Infantry Reg. - HRS: A re-enacting group of the U.S. Army's 30th Infantry Division based in MN.
30th Inf. Division, 105th Engineer Combat Battalion: A re-enacting group of Historical Re-enactment Society based in Minnesota.
33rd Signal Construction Battallion: A WWII G.I. re-enacting/living history group based in New Jersey with a very professional website.
45th Infantry Division, WWIIRA: Another WWII G.I. re-enacting/living history group of the 45th Div. based on the east coast.
83rd Infantry Division, From Atterbury to the Elbe: Re-enactors in Ohio portraying F Co. 329th RCT 83rd Inf. Division, The Thunderbolt accross Europe. My uncle, George Washington Peterson, served in the 83rd Division, 329th Infantry Reg., 2nd Battalion, G Company and was wounded at St. Lo, France.
84th Infantry Division, 334th Infanty Reg., Co. H: The 84th Inf. Div. "Railsplitters" Midwest WWII Reenactment Group.
2nd Squad: Representing the 77th Infantry Division in the Pacific and the 104th Infantry Division in the ETO.
Misc. Groups and AssociationsAmphibious Forces Memorial Museum: Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum. Home of the LCI 713.
Vereniging Historische Militaria (VHM): A 20th Century living history & re-enactment group based in the Netherlands.
Roberts Armory: Roberts Armory is a traveling museum that specializes in the acquisition and display of light armored vehicles and artillery used by the U.S. Army in World War II.
WWII Reenacting.co.uk: The online home for WWII Re-enactors from the UK.
Oregon Military Museum: Located at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon, this is an excellent military museum with a focus on Oregon military units. They have a world class small arms and uniforms collection, as well as a top notch staff.
USMC ASSOICATIONS AND HISTORICAL SITES
World War II U.S. Marine Raiders: Official site of the WWII U.S.M.C. Raiders. The Association has a great member contributed museum in Richmond, VA.
First Marine Division Association: The Old Breed. An association supported by both officers and enlisted men, proud of their service and association with the 1st Marine Division, desirous of continuing their contacts with their comrades and determined to perpetuate the spirit and traditions of the United States Marine Corps.
Third Marine Division Association: The Third "Caltrap" Marine Division Assoication. The association is dedicated to keeping the spirit of the Marine Corps alive.
Sixth Marine Division Association: The Sixth Marine Division Assoication.
World War II Gyrene: Dedicated to the World War Two Marine 1941 to 1945. The webmaster is Mark Flowers, a retired Corpsman and career NCO and one of the reasons why America's Armed Forces are so strong.
Marine Corps League, Columbia River Detachment #826: The Columbia River Detachment, Department of Washington, Marine Corps League is always seeking Marines who have a desire to share in camaraderie with their own; we have a special identity, in that we all share the title MARINE.
Don Marsh's Marine Raider Page: Lots more infromation on the Raiders and photos galore. Even a photo series on Carlson's Raiders "Long Patrol".
Scuttlebutt & Small Chow: A comprehensive USMC history site with a great USMC historical links page, as well as an excellent WWI page.
Guadalcanal Journal: A WWII Marine's account of the Battle of Guadalcanal. A pivotal battle of World War Two, and because of these men, one of the Marine Corps finest hours.
A Marine Diary, My Experiences on Guadalcanal: An Eyewitness Account of the Battle of Guadalcanal by a WWII Marine, done in a day by day format.
Dogtag: Lost & Found: A WWII Marine receives his dog tag back over 50 years after he lost it hitting the beach at Guadalcanal. Semper Fi Mac!
Tarawa on the Web: A site on the Battle of Tarawa. The lessons learned from this battle shaped the doctrine of all other amphibious assults to follow.
Iwo Jima: One of the toughest battles in World War Two and an all Marine action.
HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND OTHER SITES
Equipped to Serve: Aid our troops in combat zones overseas by sending a care package. Here is how to do it and what they need.
Semper Finest, Marine care packages: Care Packages to Troops & Family Members. Semper Finest is all about creating and sending care packages to troops while minimizing the hassle and stress involved in that process.
POW-WWII.com: Japanese POW WWII Camps - Attitude, Medical Treatment and Survival.
Panzermuseum.Com, Documents of the Thrid Reich: Bringing a selection of documents from the captured German War records collection at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
National Registry of Living Historians: An organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation and education of history.
M-1 Helmet.Com: A pictorial history of the M-1 helmet and liner.
D'Ondergrondse Drukkerij, The Underground Press: The Underground Press offering free paperwork. I believe this is all non-copyrighted material.
Panzers Of The Reich: Information on the German Panzer Tanks Of WWII development history, combat service, technical data and photos.
World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware: In the 1940s, these brave Americans put their lives on hold to fight for freedom and democracy against the horrific threat imposed on the world by Emperor Hirohito of Japan and German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler. Award-winning first hand accounts.
Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945: History of German military vehicles planes, ships, and weapons from 1935 to 1945 used by Heer (army), Luftwaffe (Airforce), Kriegsmarine (Navy), U-boats (Submarines), Waffen SS (Hitler's Elite),and there Leaders.
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