| Specialize in finding out the circumstances
of the deaths of the men who were killed in
action in World War II. Below is an
example of the work that we do. This
is an actual search that we did for the
brother of a paratrooper killed in the
Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Smith* contacted me asking if we could
shed any information of the circumstances of
the death of his brother Stanley who was a
paratrooper in the 101st Airborne. His
family had been told that his brother had
been killed during the Bulge as a patient at
an aid station. A fellow paratrooper
from their neighborhood had come home after
the war and told his family this tale.
For sixty plus years Mr. Smith believed that
this was how his brother was killed.
extensive research on this, I was able to
locate 48 pages of US Government documents
about his brother. Among these were
his burial report from Belgium and letters
from their parents to the Army about the
fate of their son. After analyzing the
paperwork, I contacted a source in Belgium
who went to the area where Cpl Smith was
killed and had photos taken of the area of
his death. I was also able to find a
fellow researcher who had the entire story
of Cpl Smith's death.
Cpl Smith was not killed in an aid station while lying
wounded as his family had been told back in
1945. His unit was actually north of
the town of Champs Belgium early on the
morning of December 31, 1944. They
were dug in on a hillside when a German
mortar attack was launched against their
position. The man who Cpl Smith
shared his foxhole with had become flack
happy at this point of the war, and whenever
the Germans would shell his position, he
would leave the foxhole and sit under a tree
laughing uncontrollably. Cpl Smith
remained in his foxhole and was killed by a
burst to his head.
I told me Mr.
Smith the story of his brother's death, and
put him in touch with a historian who
specialized in his brother's company.
Mr. Smith also received a custom CD that
included all the reports I had gathered
about his brother.
While this was
an unusual amount of detail to be able to
find out about one soldier's death, it gives
an example of what can be discovered about
your loved one. If this sounds like
something you would like to pursue, I can
be contacted by the information at the
bottom of the page. When you contact
us, we will discuss the information you have
gathered about the soldier you are
*Smith is not the real name, it has been
changed to protect his privacy.
I look forward
to hearing from you,