Elmer B. Heath

This tribute is very special to me. Elmer B. Heath is one of the very first names I discovered when I first typed different queries on Internet, years ago,  when I started my researches about the 9th Infantry Division. And this found was immediately followed by a great meeting via Internet, with his two lovely daughters, Helen and Nancy, who never stopped to support me and my project.I should have started by writing his tribute […]

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November 8th, 1942: When the 9th Infantry Division entered War

Context On 8 November 1942, the first American ground troops started the fight against Nazism in the European-Middle Eastern Theater of Operation. A large scale landing is planned to happen on the coasts of North Africa, from the western coast of Morocco to the eastern part of Algeria. This coordinated operation has never been tempted before, on such a large scale. Approximately 2,000 km separate the most distant points, and three task forces are to […]

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La Cour Miette, Normandy – 26 Jul. 1944

Near Les Champs de Losques, General Manton S. Eddy, Division commander, visits his troops that have a break before rejoining the frontline for the Operation Cobra. For the collectos and equipments afficionados, enjoy the nice details on the original picture.   Share

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Dominick G. Gatto, death and funeral in Belgium, September 1944

A village of 250 inhabitants organized a solemn mass during one of the most beautiful Sunday, to show its dedication in organizing funerals for a hero, to a simple American that has been killed during the liberation of the people of Leugnies, from Nazi tyranny. Private Dominick G. Gatto, from the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, veteran of North Africa Campaign, Tunisia, Sicily and Normandy, was driving a jeep with other members of his reconnaissance platoon […]

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