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January 30th 2020
02:34:49 PM
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Rob Holland

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Minnesota

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I\'m searching for any recollections about which shoulder patch (or patches) was worn by the members of the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion during WW2. The term \"shoulder patch\" refers to what is formally called the unit\'s shoulder sleeve insignia. Shoulder patches in WW2, as in today\'s Army, are generally unique to brigades, divisions, corps, and field armies, but sometimes exist for other formations such as regiments. The 225th may have worn a patch of its parent brigade or other unit of which it was a part. If you can help, THANKS!

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January 28th 2020
01:08:26 AM
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Paul Davison

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On-line search for \'225th AAA Searchlight Batallion\'

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England

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Out of a personal interest, I am currently researching the history of Beamish Hall, County Durham in the
United Kingdom, and the lives of those who lived there.
I have found a reference to the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion being in the area during WWII around
1944, I have also heard that, about the same time, the Hall was used by US troops - but not whether those
troops were the 225th.
If anyone can confirm if the 225th occupied Beamish Hall, when and for how long, and are willing to share
any photos of the Hall at the time, it would be a great help to my research. Also if anyone is willing to tell
me about their experiences whilst in the area of Beamish / Urpeth I would love to hear from them.
I can be contacted for these purposes on paul.davison@daneasl.com

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December 15th 2019
09:23:07 AM
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david shonkwiler

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online search

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Portsmouth, Ohio

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my uncle, Charles W. Meeker (deceased 2/88), served with Battery A, 225th AAA in Europe. I am seeking any remembrance of wartime experiences. Charles died in 1988 after many years of alchoholism and homelessness. He was lobotmised in the late 1950s after many run ins with the law. Am curious to assess whether he hat PTSD and what experiences may have contributed to this.

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July 14th 2019
02:55:42 AM
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David Gobey

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My dad, Leon Gobey, passed away some years ago. In looking at the photos posted by Otto \"Dutch\" Steinbrenner, I noticed that my dad was called Leon \"Choppy\" Gobey. I have never heard him referred to as Choppy! :-) Is there anyone that may have some insight on this nickname? Thanks!!!!!!! My email is croissy@wowway.com.

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June 5th 2019
11:22:24 AM
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William Barry

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Looking up D-Day

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Austin, TX

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My wife\'s uncle Tech5 Wilfred Allard (101st Abn Div) was buried in Blosville temporary Cemetery on June 7, 1944.
He was moved to Colleville sur Mer in 1948.

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February 17th 2019
08:15:15 AM
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Alain Bodel

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P-38

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P-38

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Great Work !

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France

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474th FG Association.
We are volunteer researchers.

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October 28th 2018
09:27:11 AM
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Lawrence Waller

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Toledo, Ohio

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Found this while doing some research on my Dad. Leonard Waller. He was in the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion.is there a way I can find out which section, platoon, squad he was in?

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June 12th 2018
11:28:28 PM
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Russ Bryan

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Searched for Camp Callan

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Currently, Fort Worth, TX

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I have a photo with multiple searchlights shining into a single area in the night. It says, \"Searchlights at Camp Callan\". Where could I send a scan of it, to see if you can use it? Thanks.

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February 12th 2018
08:55:22 AM
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Maury Markowitz

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Looking at the How a Light Works page, I noticed...

\"A British searchlight crew in action during the 1940 Luftwaffe \"blitz\" of London. The crewman at left is turning a wheel connected to a long rod designed to direct the light. The man at right is using standard binoculars to track the target.\"

Actually the crew in question consists of women - you can tell because of the \"Teddy Bear\" jackets they\'re wearing. They are crewing a 90 cm light purely for training purposes, and I believe it was taken around 1943. Operational lights after 1941 would mount the SLC radar which semi-automated the guidance.

   
February 5th 2018
10:29:30 PM
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Wesley G. ESTILL

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Florence, Oregon

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Thanks for this opportunity to make an inquiry. Does anyone know about (or has seen) a 1945 photo of a P 38 Lightning fighter plane parked under the Eiffle Tower in Paris?
Wes

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December 26th 2017
09:09:02 PM
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greg gallina

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upstate ny

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My father was in the 135th AAA battalion. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and was under buzz bomb attack when he was in Vise Belgium in December of 1944. He left me a map of Germany with notations on it of his outfits moves through Belgium and Germany and a detailed account of the dates and places of every move they made from arriving in Glasgow Scotland aboard the Queen Mary to being held up on the way to Berlin to let the Russians take the city. I am wondering if there is anyone who is expert in the movement of the armies at that time who I could meet with to complete my understanding of what he went through.

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December 5th 2017
09:25:33 AM
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Thomas H. Wedemeyer

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Wedemeyer family website

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Dedicated to my dad William C. Wedemeyer contains some of his pictures, etc.

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Searching for Antwerp AA defense

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Robinson, TX

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My dad received a Bronze Star during the Antwerp defense and reads in part, \"Lieutenant Wedemeyer, range officer in an anti-aircraft battery, developed and installed a time interval system, signal light system, and drill for firing mechanical fused ammunition by salvo. The method developed by Lieutenant Wedemeyer improved the accuracy of individual guns to such an outstanding degree that it was adopted for all the units of a command charged with the defense of an important port\".

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October 25th 2017
01:05:31 PM
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John Broerman

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doing research on my father\'s war experience

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warrington, pa.

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My father, Carl B. Broerman (1916-1972) served at Antwerp during World War II.
He was with the med dept. 12th field hospital. He was in Antwerp from 10 Nov. 1945 - 7 May 1945. Here is a quote from his letter to my mother from 19 June 1945. \"This outfit has had more than 100 purple hearts and nine men killed. We may not have been front line troops but in many instances it was even more dangerous.\" Dad never talked with me about the war, but told my mother that his most disturbing experience was removing bodies from the Rex theater.

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February 23rd 2017
01:14:32 PM
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charlie peal

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am curious about coast arty and mine planters. c.p.

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February 7th 2017
05:22:11 AM
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vince

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Bob Meza, a resident of Santa Clarita, California, has completed the restoration of a wartime General Electric searchlight that is nothing short of a work of art. The photo above shows (left to right) the restored light, control station, and generator. Everyone who sees it insists the photo sadly neither of these links work
could have been taken anywhere on the Pacific coast back in 1943! Below, Bob\'s light, at left, throws its 800-million-candlepower beam skyward. Details about Bob\'s restoration can be found here. Another restoration, this time of a Sperry light, was undertaken by the Fort MacArthur Museum, supervised by ... yep, you guessed it ... Bob Meza. Details about their work can be found here.

   
February 4th 2017
07:38:15 PM
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Andy Miofsky

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Glen Carbon IL

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My father, Technical Sergeant Andrew C. Miofsky, 225th Battalion, passed away peacefully this morning at the age of 95. He has the Andy Miofsky Collection of photographs on this site at http://www.skylighters.org/photos/miofsky/.

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November 16th 2016
08:22:42 PM
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gary wirth

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MV Specialties on Facebook

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My son and I restore military vehicles and equipment

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Google

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Hastings MN

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I found this site very informative. I am currently restoring a 1942 GE search light and generator to like new working condition. The original photos are great.

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September 21st 2016
10:06:55 AM
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alan

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I have a 30\" us army searchlight for sale.

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July 17th 2016
11:15:04 PM
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Roy L. Neve

How did you find this website?  

Reading up on Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

Where are you from?  

Seguin, Texas

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Very interesting site to add to my places of research. I am a military historian for the past 40 years since I was a Cub Scout. Love reading and speaking to other veterans of years past. I recently retired from the US Army with over 29 years of service. I am a military collector as well, not just US but worldwide too. If you want to interact with me, please contact me. Thank you for providing your site.

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January 12th 2016
06:40:54 AM
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steve

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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKOAe8DrvQyG6S9mhI-wEqsMEVeTy-21S

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118 videos of the P-61 \"black widow\"

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google search

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nice website - I added a link to your information at the header

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