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    Jack Frank 1142nd Combat Engineer Group

    I will ask him, I am surprised in what great physical and mental condition he still is at age 93. I will post some pictures on Facebook later on.
  2. The upcoming Memorial Day weekend I will be escorting Mr. Jack Frank. Jack served in the 1142nd CEG and was one of the men who also constructed the entrance roadd to the American cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands. We will visit a school so he can talk to the kids, we will visit the ceremonies in Margraten and Henri-Chapelle, he will meet up with the guy who adopts the grave of one of his friends and of course we will visit the spot in Maastricht where they put up some pontoon bridges. If there is anybody wo has some questions, please let me know so I can ask them. Best wishes, Frank
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    Jack Frank 1142nd Combat Engineer Group

    Maybe I can get him in touch with you Marion. I could give that a try.
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    XIX Corps Engineers

    Really interesting article for me as the 30th ID was a part of the XIX corps. Someone in this area created tis website about them: http://www.xixcorps.nl/
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    George Jackson, 326th Airborne Engineering Battalion

    I am trying to find a book about the 326th but it doesn't seem easy to find one
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    George Jackson, 326th Airborne Engineering Battalion

    So the helmet will be a frontseam one I guess. I can't see any evidence of decals which the 101st used. I am not sure if the 326 AEB used them but would be strange if they didn't use them (For example the 506th PIR used the Spade)
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    Introduction Hans Senden

    Nice to see you here Hans and good luck on the research.
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    George Jackson, 326th Airborne Engineering Battalion

    I contacted some friends in the Bastogne area and showed them the map George drew for me. They hae a pretty good idea where it happened but not a 100% sure. We need a little bit more time to investigate.
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    George Jackson, 326th Airborne Engineering Battalion

    I came back home today from a weekend in the Ardennes to attend the 82ns Airborne Memorial Walk (505 PIR and 551 PIB area this time). I was really happy to find a letter from Mr. Jackson in my mailbox. A very nice letter, a picture and a handdrawn map of the situation of his unit in Bastogne when he was WIA on December 25th 1944. I am going to try to find out where that exactly happened and take some pictures for Mr. Jackson. I don't know if he will like that and I hope the situation hasn't changed to much over the past 74 years. Thank you so much for your help Pat, I really, really appreciate it. Best wishes, Frank
  10. Frank Gubbels

    The real Rosie the Riveter dies

    RIP
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    WWII pics...

    In which specific unit did he serve? Thank you for sharing these pictures with us.
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    George Jackson, 326th Airborne Engineering Battalion

    You will absolutely love the video Marion.
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    George Jackson, 326th Airborne Engineering Battalion

    Letter has been written and will be mailed to him today. Thanks so much Pat for your help
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    George Jackson, 326th Airborne Engineering Battalion

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful video with us. He looks in a fantastic condition, not only physically but also in his mind.
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    George Jackson, 326th Airborne Engineering Battalion

    I would love to speak to mr. Jackson about his time in Bastogne if possible
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    Battle of the Bulge commemoration - Bastogne

    I can't upload pictures to websites like imageshack and that's why I can't post them here unfortunately
  17. I will leave for the Battle of the Bulge commemorations in Bastogne tomorrow and will get back on Sunday. For the first time I am not going by car but with a Dodge WC-52. For now the weatherforecast predicts snow but I won't be surprised if there isn't any snow. Nevertheless the main goal is to commemorate and remember those who fought for our freedom and paid the highest price. For that I would like to share a song written and composed by an American friend, Mark Chernek: They did their job back then, now it is our job to keep the memory alive! Best wishes, Frank
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    Battle of the Bulge commemoration - Bastogne

    For those who are interested, you can see some pictures on my Facebok page. I am sorry but for some reason I can't upload pictures on forums: https://www.facebook.com/frank.gubbels.5/media_set?set=a.10214958596949116.1073741928.1554461894&type=3
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    Farewell to Donald Straith 506th PIR

    Rest in peace and thank you for bringing freedom to our continent
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    KUDO's to Gary Sinise - the Greatest Generation - a video

    Wanted to share this funny video, Forrest Gump looking for Lt. Dan while Lt. Dan is playing with his band:
  21. Please let us know about it, would be very helpful
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    Question Guys =)

    I don't have any idea, Marion might know this. I am not into patches etc.
  23. Makes it a lot easier :). Will go throught it again
  24. Ah okay, I didn't know that. But if I am not mistaken he still fought in the Bulge right?
  25. He just let me know that he is busy with other things at the moment but wants to help you in the (near) future.
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