30th Division


Roer River Crossing
Feb. '45.


30th Infantry Division
OLD HICKORY

        

Pont Hebert
July 26th, '44

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Last update:  July 2nd, 2014

Added a personal story of German lady living in Spellen

during the 30th's, (117th) crossing of the Rhine:

Click this link!!!

 

Please click on link and help this great project move forward if you so feel inclined!!!!!

Click on American flag for English!

http://www.thefacesofmargraten.com

 

New 30th Division Personal History BOOK!!!!

120th Regiment

FINDING FOXHOLES

Click for information and how to order

 

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Updates on Photo Page 21
and
Reports Page 17

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A must read: From Holland to the Rhine: A World War II Account

by Gus Rouff....see Books link above

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NEW INFORMATION on Malmedy Bombings...Click

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There is a search engine below on this page...kind of helps.

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Complete minutes from the 119th CO. G

Reunions from 1968 to 2007...bottom of Reports Page 17.

Not sure how much longer my old computer and website program can

keep updating.  But my email will always be available  at

either hoops@metc.net or wwonhoops@gmail.com

I'll help any way I can.

HELP FOR RESEARCHING 30th WWII veterans: Link to Golden Arrow Research Co.

 

Unbelievable addition of Van Heely photo collection...I'm continually amazed.

Scroll down to JU 52 crash photos and commentary by German aviator on the plane!!!!!!

117th Co. K soldier identified...Richard Cree

Looking for any information of Pvt. James H. Young, 117th Inf. Reg. Co. A !!!!

contact website

 

Site dedicated to the Liberation of Nuth, The Netherlands: http://www.deruudsite.eu/nuth.htm

Site dedicated to the Liberation of  Schaesberg, The Netherlands, just east of Heerlen: http://www.deruudsite.eu/landgraaf.htm

 

 

   See "Books" Section

Herbert Henry Miller was in the 30th Infantry Division, 120 Regiment, Company H.

 

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A MUST HAVE BOOK detailing the 30th's battle movements and action in and around Stoumont and LaGleize!!!!!!!
Follow this link: http://www.panzerwrecks.com/ditm2info.html

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Hello, I wrote to you before in regards to my father Harold Skokandich, 120th regiment of 30th Div. Mr. Skodandich was wounded in the crossing of the Roer River.  I would like to post some information to see if anyone served with him and has any information they would like to share .  Thank you for your help on this matter. Sincerely:       Kathy Paletta,  6902 Durham Avenue, North Bergen, NJ 07047
Please contact Kathy if you have any information.

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Tremendous Christmas story:  http://www.army.mil/article/71287/

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Looking for any information about Pfc. Albert P. Lavorin....743rd Co. A:

Albert P. Lavorin holding the flag  Norman E Wilson in front to the flag and Albert P. Lavorin holding the flag on the right

 

743rd company A tank battalion. 
Albert P. Lavorin is 2nd from left in second row, Pfc. Lavorin was KIA Nov. 1st, 1944.

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Wonderful aerial photo of Alsdorf area November 18th, 1944 from Hans Hasenjager

Click to enlarge.

Read the new adaption of the Knox Journal by Gary Boyce at this link:  http://geocities.ws/thedavidknoxjournal/index.htm

Read the story of the Flakpanzer units of Kampfgruppe Peiper.   by Willi Weiss

THE RAF at Mortain provided by Robert Peters..117th IR.

New photos from a 531st AA Battalion scrapbook...enjoy!!!  Photo Page 20

 

 

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Click for a SEARCH ENGINE for this website

 

The Monthly Newsletter has been discontinued.     

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THIS SITE WAS CREATED AND IS MAINTAINED BY WARREN WATSON OF ELK HORN, IOWA
MY FATHER SERVED WITH THE 117TH, COMPANY K FROM AUG. 18TH TO VE DAY.  IT IS TO HIM AND HIS FELLOW BRAVE COMRADES THAT THIS SITE IS DEDICATED.

                                                                 CLICK ON ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE!!!!
 

July 9th, '44 near St. Fromond, German Mark IVs stopped by 117th troops. The body of a victim of Nazi atrocity killings carried to common grave in Stavelot.  Dec. 30, '44. Nazi soldiers 'help' check for mines near Haulthausen on March 25 Liberation of Noorbeek, Holland   September 12th, 1944

 More 30th Division Photos!!!   CLICK!!!

This Website is dedicated to the men of the 30th Division, who left their homes and families to fight for our

AMERICAN IDEALS of FREEDOM

It is the hope of this website that information can be made readily available for all who wish to have a better understanding of what these National Guard and replacement soldiers experienced in the ETO. The 30th Division  was ranked as the TOP division in the ETO by Col. Marshall, GSC, Historian of the ETO. This site will make as much information available as time will allow.  It is an ongoing labor-of-love. Please feel free to contact me with any information you may wish to share. I strive to make all items ACCURATE and to give CREDIT whenever due. If any item is listed incorrectly PLEASE contact me immediately.  Most all photos and maps will appear as thumbnails, so clicking on each will enlarge them.  Reading and printing of reports will require the Adobe Reader software which is free.  I have provided a link on Reports page to assist in obtaining. I have found many family members of 30th Division vets to be actively seeking to learn more about their fathers' and grandfathers' military service. Please feel free to contact me with any and all questions.