Photos dealing with 60th Regiment in Normandy
Recently, I was contacted by Alexis Boban who is researching the 60th Regiment in France during WWII. Please check the forum for more information regarding his research. In the process, a few images have been placed on Flickr that deal with the 60th in France. Everything is in French, but you may be able to figure out what the meaning is based on language similarities. Here are the links:
60th IR Mechanized Recon Group Area
Barneville Cartaret Area
Barneville Sur Mer Memorial to 9th ID and 60th Reg
Article About Karl "Molotov" "Molly" Warner
Hat tip to Mr. McDaniel in his discovery of an article about Karl Warner, a legend of the 9th Infantry Division, 60th Infantry Regiment. View the article here: Molly Article
The article is a great read!
Just want to thank our veterans for their sacrifice in the conflicts of today, and those of the past!
Maps and More Maps
The huge amount of papers donated by Mr. McDaniel from the National Archives contains a pelethora of maps. These are great for finding out where the unit was located at certain times during the North Africa campaign and Sicily.Complete Map FileComplete Map File for quick download
New Documents Part 1
Huge thanks to Mr. McDaniel who has donated over 300 pages of historical records of the 60th Regiment. These documents were procured from the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. I will put them on the site in different sections, in order to allow viewing of the files without waiting for a long time to download the complete file. So, here is the first installment, the history of the regiment from its' beginning in 1940 until after their baptism of fire in French Morocco in 1942.Click for Start to End of 1942
Trying to locate biological parent from 60th Reg
Greetings everyone, someone in Germany is attempting to reach their birth parent from the 60th Regiment. Anyone who knows of locations of the 60th at the end of World War II, within Germany, please contact us. Specifically, the location of any US Kaserne in or near Neustadt, Germany where the 60th may have been, would be helpful. Or, if you have any information about Frank Vitner, a member of the 60th, please let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 60th Infantry Regiment will be detailed on a History Channel program titled Patton 360. It will air on 10 April, please take the time to watch and record this program.
After Action Reports
In memory of Staff Sgt. Raymond Carlyle Blanton,
MIA Huertgen Forest 14 Oct. '44 (60th, 9th Inf. Co. C), Nancy Fraker, his niece, has donated after action reports for 1-31 October 1944. It is hoped that these reports will help others in their research. Thanks Nancy for your help and support to others!
To see the reports, please go to the archive section (click here)
look in the 1944 section and select the "1-31 Oct 1944 After Action Report" link. Or simply click here.