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I'm interested in the history of my dad's and uncle's ships during WW2.  I once read online a short excerpt of a log for another ship, and it was pretty dry stuff - who went to inspect the powder magazine, what ships came and went in the harbor, reporting that some officer was 10 minutes late in reporting for duty.  I most want to know what ACTION… (Show more)
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My GGrandmother received a letter to claim her restitution or allotment. Her sister got a letter also. This was around 1918. They were living in OK, but had to travel to Brownwood TX because that was their birth town. They were not able to go. My Grandmother actually read the letter. I do not know how to find this information, Any help would be… (Show more)
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Looking for the NARA (probably) location of a debriefing/interrogation report of a Luftwaffe general released by the Soviets in 1955.  These debriefings/interrogations were conducted by EUCOM/CIA/BND of all senior Wehrmacht officers and intel officers released by the Soviets. Have checked NARA online search tool and closest I can come is RG 263… (Show more)
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How can I obtain the names of the businesses that exhibited in the Negro Building during the 1895 Atlanta Exposition?
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I've been searching for the passenger manifest for my grandfather, Morris (Moishe in Yiddish; Moritz in German) Tekotsky, who said on his Petition for Naturalization that he arrived in NY on the Graf Waldersee on June 27 1901 (leaving Hamburg on June 21, 1901) with his son, Emanuel. I have not been able to find this record. In fact, I cannot find… (Show more)
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Born in 09/25/ 1913. Lived in 292 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. Found is old passport in Paris, late 1980. Lots of visas of post-war Europe during 146-1950. France, Italy; Switzerland; Belgium, Germany (american sector), Hungary, Czechoslovakia... Anyone knows who was he? Any living relatives? Found his old passport in Paris, in late 1980. I… (Show more)
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Click to view larger imageHello, hope this is an appropriate question for this forum. I'm trying to research the military service of one of my uncles...he had no children so I have no one to ask about his service. His military photo is attached. Can anyone tell me what branch of service he was in, based on the uniform insignia/patches? He was a WWII veteran, enlisted in… (Show more)
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I'm looking for any contemporaneous reports about the WW II era Pacific Theater vessel, the USS Van Buren (PF-42), a patrol frigate.
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