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      The Forum is back - updates on progress!   05/11/17

      Oh my gosh, can't tell you what a relief it is to have our forum back. I am simply beside myself with joy! Many of you know, but just as many do not, that I experienced a severe server crash, two weeks ago today. I therefore "temporarily lost" ALL my websites, including the VI Corps main site, this forum, No Bridge Too Far, the VI Corps Jukebox and more than a dozen client sites... Without going into all the gory details, I had to purchase a new server, then start all over from scratch. I did have backups of all the sites, but it's been a real ordeal setting up the server, then one by one, reinstalling each site. I'm almost there, but still have a ways to go, but just got the forum back online, on May 11, 2017 at 12:22. I'm hoping to have the VI Corps main site back by the weekend.  And yes, I am aware of several minor problems, including the fact that many images are currently missing. I need to access the old server again, and copy the uploads folder to our new server. Evidently (for some reason), many of the photos/doc did not transfer. I am working on this, so thank you for your patience. 
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      Attention Validating Members! April through May   05/26/17

      Due to the server crash, there are a few dozen people who may have fallen by the wayside, when they tried to register. If your user name appears below, please contact me, so I can make sure to approve your membership. My apologies to any who experienced difficulty from late April through May 2017! Rmb2 rspaw Roger Cooke Pearce Les Lfpre DWBell Sheila Randy Dan M JGSTEIG Medicbear bonno5id Ckey Wayne Buck Melissaharder CHARLES R. JOHNSON jclark 1945 Sherry Greyfriar Ken Glace edwardj20@comcast,net (I strongly urge you to change your username. Forum members should never use their email addresses) Kathleen O'Brien Rongione Skyline Drive agilulfe88 Dissipated Shadow machurtado

Christoph

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About Christoph

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  • Birthday 03/23/63

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    Lohmar, Germany
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    History, dragonflies, photography, my website, the DLRG (German lifesaving society), swimming, cycling

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  1. Yesterday I recieved a surprising message from my old internet friend Jean Jacobsen: She's visiting Siegburg with her hubby Steve! So we went up the Michaelsberg to the rose garden, to the Nordfriedhof, where her father had to bring passed american POW to, the synagogue monument... Thanks to Marion who made this possible!
  2. Meindorf! That is only 6 - 7 km from the Michaelsberg, and on the same bank of the Rhine so they did not have to cross it swimming. They only had to cross the river Sieg, but this is possible. The Sieg area at Meindorf was occupied by the 78th Infantry Division's 311th Infantry Regiment on 21 March 1945. Christoph
  3. A happy and peaceful new year! The last year passed so fast, and without anything new to this topic. Christoph
  4. I wanted to publish it 3 years ago, but time goes by... until today, it is in the 2015 issue of our local history magazine (and another article about the dragonflies around here) Christoph
  5. Some days ago there were two articles in Siegburg's newsletter "Siegburg aktuell": http://www.siegburg.de/stadt/newsletter/nl/60176/newsletter.html (please add the last "l" manually to the URL, http://www.siegburg.de/stadt/newsletter/nl/60222/newsletter.html I have some problems with the editor) Guidry's daughter Elizabeth and her husband visited Hellenthal and Siegburg earlier this year and met Jan Gerull, the author of the articles, and also Siegburg's mayor Franz Huhn, see the photo of the second article. I met Jan today for the first time and didn't know he wrote the articles, I only guessed he might be the Jan Jean mentioned in an e-mail. He was quite surprised to meet someone who already knew something about the story :-) Christoph
  6. These last ones from Facebook, posted by a newspaper photographer with a big Archive (and husband of our County archive's director :-) ) And better: iIt seems to be a screenshot of a Video: https://www.facebook.com/Holger.Arndt.De/videos/o.1424090314530123/10203927703689322/?type=2&theater Christoph
  7. Just 2 "new" photos of Siegburg in early April 1945. Christoph
  8. Today 70 years ago the 237th Engineer Combat Battalion construted the bridge across the Rhine: 398.7 m in 10 hours. With this Performance they won a bet against Gen. Collins and a lot of beer. http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/bonn/rueckblick/Die-Beer-Bridge-ist-heute-noch-beruehmt-article1593871.html Christoph
  9. Jean Somewhere here we talked about your father swimming in the Sieg or Rhine and the temperatures in 1945. I just found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovdFl7UnYEg with some American soldiers Swimming in the river Rhine on 18 March 45. Itshould be available also in English or as original in american archives. Christoph
  10. ...and there are also 4 Statues of Liberty in Paris, the model for the one in New York, the biggest one which was a present of Americans living in Paris to the town and two smaller copies. (Nearly) A whole Family. http://de.wikipedia.org/Datei:Paris-liberte-eiffel.jpg Christoph
  11. The link is dead, probably because it should be Repasky and not Rapesky. :-) Have you recently heard from him? Christoph
  12. It's quiet here. I found another photo of Siegburg in April 1945. Christoph
  13. I think it's because of the very very special subject of this Forum. I'm afraid most users only come here for information about the WWII combat engineers (as I did) but don't come back when they got what they wanted. But this special subject is the strong point of the forum and should not be watered down imho. And time goes by, it seems now there are more grandchildren than children or veterans here, and they are on Facebook... for items not on topic here. I'm looking in here nearly every day as Colin does and I'm willing to admit that I nearly only post when I have a question or answer. Facebook: How could I add you as friend? No such button on your board there. Christoph