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60thinfantry@gmail.com

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Oct 6 2008 at 01:30:51 AM
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60thinfantry@gmail.com

My name is Jason Morris, and I have been researching the 60th Infantry Regiment for over 15 years, beginning with my grandfathers experiences. I hope to someday have a very robust and freely available database of information about the Regiment.
Oct 6 2008 at 09:37:10 AM
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jon@tarawaontheweb.org

I am a WWII reenactor in the WWIIHRS unit, 60 Inf. Rgt, 9th Inf Div. We have about 50 members. GO DEVILS! J. Stevens
Oct 13 2008 at 01:56:14 PM
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jlszweda@aol.com

I am looking for any information about PFC Donovan A. PETTS of the 60th Infantry Regiment who was KIA on July 25, 1944 and rests in France... I have been the guardian of his Purple Heart for the last 25 Years please contact me at jlszweda@aol.com. Respectfully, John Szweda
May 3 2009 at 11:12:51 AM
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bulge@hotmail.com

Dear Sir, Madam: Please assist me in regard of the following. I have an interest for WW 2 history, especially in the US servicemen that were killed for our liberation. I do research about US servicemen that were killed in WW 2 and are/were buried in the US Military Cemetery in Holland, near where I live. I am searching information about and in particular a picture from: Frederick R. Bennett, PFC. Died April 16th 1945 in Germany, member of the 60th Inf. Regt. His Army service number: 32774554 . He was from Essex County, NJ, and is buried at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale Suffolk County, In particular I am seeking a picture from him. There may have been some kind of article in a newspaper in 1945, or in a yearbook from his school. Any info/help will be welcome. Can you help? Thank you in advance, best regards from Holland, Antoine Nouens bulge@hotmail.com
May 12 2009 at 11:49:32 AM
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cager@grandecom.net

Hello John My Name is Susan White,My mother was uncle Donnies sister.Her name was Anice but called bonnie they were all born around Eagle Lake Wisc.Doonovan could have been married but he left his insurance to his mother, Una Briggs. I have much more info. Susan White
Jun 13 2009 at 05:20:55 PM
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jbdblanco@hotmail.com

i saw your story earlier this year on the history channel and was very impressed. i retired in 2005 after 4 years in the navy then 16 more in the army. my last 8 years were spent teaching and translating at the western hemisphere institute for security cooperation (former school of the americas). i spend my retirement studying the many units of our 5 military depts. i only write to those that really make an impression on me. thank you for your time.
Jul 25 2009 at 03:42:33 PM
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hurtgen@yuribeckers.nl

Hi, my name is Yuri Beckers, 31 years old. I have been researching the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest for some time now, and I am very interested in the actions done by the 60th IR during september and october during this battle in 1944. I am writing a book about the battle as well, and hope to get some personal information from those who were there. I will never forget what they have done there. Yuri
Jul 27 2009 at 04:26:43 AM
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bulge@hotmail.com

My name is Antoine, I am from Holland and 36 years old. I have an interest for WW 2 history, especially in the US servicemen that were killed for our liberation. I do research about US servicemen that were killed in WW 2 and are/were buried in the US Military Cemetery in Holland, near where I live.
Aug 22 2009 at 11:05:12 AM
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glennc713@gmail.com

My name is Glenn Crissman I am looking for information on SSGT William R Adams Co. E captured 6 Sept 1944 near Heer Belgium.
Dec 9 2009 at 10:06:24 AM
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c_kleinjans@hotmail.com

Hello, I am a professional historian studying the 60th for background to help me understand better the life of George W. Baker, H company, who died (non-battle related) on May 4, 1945 in Greppin Germany. Several years ago I came into possesion of most of the v-mail he sent home to Boyne City MI. and after reading them, I feel a great empathy for him, the rest of the men in the Regiment, and his family If anyone remembers anything about PFC Baker, I would appreciate your help.
Dec 21 2009 at 07:03:25 PM
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tdybala@yahoo.com

Hello, Seeking any info about Cpl. Anton Olsovsky. Died: July 15, 1944 as a result of wounds incurred in D-Day Invasion. Buried at: Plot A Row 11 Grave 29, Normandy American Cemetery St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France. Thanks!
Jan 16 2010 at 05:25:06 PM
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veronique.gigot@skynet.be

Dear Glenn,my name is Véronique Gigot and my father, Antoine, was 16 in Sept. 1944. He directly witnessed the events taking place in Heer and Blaimont, his village. Combats between the 60th Regiment and SS from the 2SS Panzerdivision raged in the village from Sept. 3 through Sept. 5. My father and his family were evacuated to a nearby village, Mesnil Saint Blaise. On Sept. 6, very early in the morning, they saw a column of US prisoners (estimated 318) crossing the village. Some rumors say that they were liberated in the area of Hulsonniaux (another village some 4 miles of Mesnil St Blaise). This remains to be checked. My father and I are now researching the events,combining the testimonies of locals and,if possible,of US and German soldiers. If we have more and if you are interested in other details, we can keep in touch on that matter. Best regards Véronique Gigot (Brussels)
Feb 25 2010 at 06:26:05 AM
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cameroochi@yahoo.co.uk

Im a battlefield Archaeologist doing research into battlefield sites in France related to "Opperation Cobra" I beleive The 60th Infantry Regiment was involved in the opening attacks on the 24th-25th July 1944. Im looking for after action reports or first hand accounts so as to help pin-point the exact positions of units pre-excavation. Im greatful for any information. Regards Cameron Ross
Dec 13 2010 at 02:58:40 AM
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meyer.cynthia@gmail.com

I believe my grandfather, PFC Wallace Pelkey (now deceased) may have been at Hurtegen Forest. What I do know is that he was with the 60th Infantry, Company C, between September 15, 1944-March 25, 1945. If you have any information on the 60th you would be willing to share from this time period, especially about individual unit locations, I would be deeply appreciative. Feel feel to contact me via my e-mail address. Thank you.
Feb 5 2011 at 08:59:59 PM
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shootfurfun@comcast.net

I am in possession and I am researcing a german flag, this flag was signed by 18 men, two of them are buried in belgium: Homer White - 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division KIA buried in Belgium 2/28/45, Frank Dawson - 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division KIA buried in Belgium 12/13/44, the following are the signatures: 1st SGT Coscia, Elmer Shiko, Homer White, Frank Dawson, Bill Norris, James C. McClain, John Gomula, Jim Matern, Robert E. Terry, W.W. Brenneman, Jerry Cataldo, George Carpenter, Martin S. Haughton, Forest Wilson, Harry E. Sherrow, Frank Bunda, Lemons (Abie), John McGowan, any info on these men and their unit/regiment/division would be appriciated. I have pictures for those who have informantion
Feb 9 2011 at 10:59:06 AM
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gerard.verver@home.nl

i do recearch on Elmer.e.Lightfoot he was in the 60th inf 9 division he was k.i.a on 6 sept 1944 in the belgium ardennes i try to help his daughter to find more information abouth him what was happend that day and where he died what place after so much mails and letters we still have nothing hope you could help me his reg number is 39924650 thnx already for it, i adopted his grave in belgium and i am from the netherlands i visit his grave 6 times a year its a honor to do that.
Aug 17 2012 at 04:02:05 PM
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edward.deming@sbcglobal.net

Hello, I am looking for any information on my fathers uncle. His name is S/Sgt Frank Slusarczyk. He was KIA 17 Dec. 1944. Any information would be helpful as he had no dependants and time is passing. Thanks, Ed
Dec 22 2012 at 04:29:17 PM
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jackfulcher@cox.net

Cameron, My Uncle John "Jack" White was part of 9th/60th KIA on July 25, 1944. Any info regarding the events of that day are of interest to me. Did you compile your research into a paper or book? Do you have anything to share? Please let me know. Thanks, Jack Fulcher
Feb 5 2013 at 03:55:26 PM
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jackfulcher@cox.net

John, Cameron, My Uncle John "Jack" White was part of 9th/60th KIA on July 25, 1944. Any info regarding the events of that day are of interest to me. Were you able to gather any information? If you have anything to share I would be very interested. Please let me know. Thanks, Jack Fulcher
Feb 5 2013 at 03:57:08 PM
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Stillbarb@comcast.net

Hi, I now have received a picture of Everett L. Goble. Do you still want it? Barb
May 13 2013 at 03:58:43 PM
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jillj@arvig.net

Hi Jason, I am researching Pvt. Verlyn Hegna, 60th Infantry Regiment, who died July 16, 1944. Can you tell me what happened that day? Also do you know what company he belonged to? Thanks for your help. Sincerely, Jill Johnson
Jun 6 2013 at 08:58:21 AM
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marylovell@aol.com

Hi, My Father was in the 60th Field Artillery of the 9th ID. They directly supported the 60th Infantry Regiment. July 25, 1945 was an awful day for he the 9th. It was a well known day that friendly fire killed many. AThe bombing from the US air force fell short onto the 9th ID soldiers and many were killed. I cannot say for sure this is the case with your relative, just wanted to share what a I know to help out. My father kept a diary, that he then added to after the war to make a memoir, during ww2. I am in the process of proofing it for publication at present. Here is the entry for the day your relative was KIA. It is quite a long entry- I hope you find this info helpful "July 25, 1944 1 Mile South West of Le Desert, France Beginning of the St Lo Breakthrough It was about 10 am when I awoke with the rumble of guns all around. I could hear plenty of planes going over and I could hear the fellows saying, “Look at them all.” I got up and there were lots of P-47’s going over. I watched them bomb and strafe. One P-47 seemed to be waving his wings, but he was trying to shake free an empty wing gas tank. It finally freed itself and sailed down toward our Battalion area. It actually landed in another area. They got alarmed and foolishly set off yellow flares (denoting friendly troops). Soon the Liberators began to come over in huge flights; it did our hearts good to see them. They were very low, not much more than 2000 feet. They were bombing very close, even to us, just over the hill. We could see it all until it became too smoky and dusty. There seemed to be no end to the Liberators. It seems that they, seeing the smoke (from flares), started the bombing from this point. We saw one Liberator smoking and then he fell out of formation. It quit smoking for a minute and then nosed down. He broke into flames and crashed. Some of the Liberator’s bomb hit very close to our lines. We saw another Liberator break into flames and then come down in a ball of fire. We saw a few parachutes blossom out of these two planes. They seemed so small and we cheered and punched our arms in the air rooting them down, almost like rooting for a local football team. Another Liberator nosed down and twirled around and around, snapping off a wing, at the narrow point of the wing structure, and crash. We saw more than one of these Liberators snap off their wing, at this point after they were hit, and fall to the ground. It almost seems to be a structural weakness. The planes continually drop silver strips to break up the radar beams and they are falling all around. The big guns all around us opened up to keep the Germans off of their anti-air craft guns. There still was quite a bit of German Ack Ack but there was less and less as the raid continued. The planes dropped smoke directors (streams of smoke) marking the target area for the planes that follow. The sky was full of Ack Ack, planes, and smoke. A Colonel from the 9th Air Force, who is the air-to-ground coordinator, had been trying desperately to contact the planes to have them start their bombing a little further up and away from the American lines. He isn’t having much luck As the Flying Forts started coming over, Morrison, George, Goin, and Snead, came tearing back. They said that the P-47, which shook off his wing tank, landed near the 60th Field Artillery Command Post, but the 155 gang nearby were the ones that set off the flares. They said everyone up there was scared, as it was Hell up there. There were 9 killed and 21 wounded in the 155 Command Post. A bomb knocked down our Battalion S-3 and the C.P. tents. It was a 500 lb. bomb and landed a few feet from them. No one was hurt but many were shaken. The 15th Engineers received a direct hit on a truck loaded with dynamite and 15 were killed and 9 wounded. I saw the explosion and the smoke go up. They really beat up some of the 47th Infantry Regiment as they bombed right up through them. It is rumored that Lt General McNair was killed, as he was here as an observer. The planes still keep coming; there must have been at least 3000 of them. There are medium bombers now. The large shells passing overhead are whirring from their wings. A shell whizzed over our head in the afternoon. Jerry’s machine guns and our field pieces are still firing. The 4th Infantry Division and 1st Infantry Division are moving up. I rode up to the battalion Command Post, 2 ½ miles up the road. The fighters are strafing and bombing all the time. It is sure noisy around. The guns fired and fired with no let up. I slept in the hole as I expected the Luftwaffe over in retaliation. The ground rumbles and the din of artillery is heavy. There are machine guns and tank duels up forward. Pvt. Griffith was killed today and Pfc Sabo was wounded." Best Regards, Mary Lovell
Nov 19 2013 at 09:08:35 PM
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larrygb@teksavvy.com

my husband uncle Carl W. Culligan died on April 16,1945 he was a Corporal with the 60th Infantry 9th Division. Buried (Permanent Cemetery), Margraten, Holland Grave number: a 13 15 I am having problems finding out any other info. If you can help I will be very grateful. Betty
Sep 3 2014 at 10:23:47 AM
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josettewillems@hotmail.com

Bonjour, depuis hier je suis officiellement marraine de la tombe de Samuel G.YORK (S.Sgt 60inf 9div)enterré 0 Henri-Chapelle (Belgique). Pouvez-vous me donner des renseignements sur ce soldat ? Merci.
Sep 19 2014 at 03:58:18 PM
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