They had three children and were married for 10 years before his heart condition would take his life on May 27, 1956. He was assigned as an electrician Seaman First Class. During December 1940, President Roosevelt proclaimed the United States would be the "Arsenal of Democracy" and proposed selling munitions to Britain and Canada. [The public would learn of the loss of the USS Lexington (CV-2) in June 1942. Both Otto and Hanna had shared a love of the play Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He caught sight of a plane flying off the port side of the ship that dropped something. In a follow-on episode of That’s Life! [22], In February 1942, the U.S. and Britain signed the Anglo-American Mutual Aid Agreement[23] as part of a greater multilateral system, developed by the Allies during the war, to provide each other with goods, services, and mutual aid in the widest sense, without charging commercial payments. He would check into the Grand Hotel Šroubek (later renamed the Grand Hotel Europa) on Wenceslas Square. [59][60], Restrictions in the supply of weapons from the United States were mainly limited to supply of heavy bombers. After the last of its fuel was drained from the ship, Ohio split in half and sank in Grand Harbor. In fact our armed forces in Britain, ground as well as air, receive as reverse lend-lease, with no payment by us, one third of all the supplies and equipment they currently require, Britain furnishes 90% of their medical supplies and in spite of her food shortage, 20% of their food.[76]. Joe R. Hastings of the 97th ID, 386th Infantry Regiment, Company C would distinguish himself in action when attacking an enemy position at Drabenderhöhe, Germany. This included warships and warplanes, along with other weaponry. According to declassified historical documents and archival findings, both United States (US) President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had been told by members of their governments about the Soviet responsibility for the mass murder discovered at Katyn. A further 15% were in favor with qualifications such as: "If it doesn't get us into war," or "If the British can give us some security for what we give them." The 97th called in an artillery attack on the wooded area and approximately 50 Germans surrendered. 1st Lt. Olof M. Ballinger, Pilot, 381st BG. 3. Poles in the United Kingdom were trying since the end of the war to have a memorial dedicated to their countrymen killed at Katyn. In 1964 the British Parliament passed the Malta Independence Act. She was awarded the American Defense Service Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Bronze Service Stars for the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe, and Rhineland Campaigns. Roosevelt concluded that the United States needed to help the Soviets fight against the Germans. Britain and France signed military alliances with Poland in 1939 to come to her aid if attacked. A WW2 assembly line of German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 single-seat fighters.. He stated bluntly that if the United States had not helped us, we would not have won the war. By the end of September 1939 Otto had been drafted into the German military counter-intelligence service, the Abwehr, and worked for Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, Chief of the Abwehr, and Wehrmacht General Hans Oster. Ed Bearss was born into a lineage of family members who served in the United States (US) Marine Corps. All 96 people on board died. Otto had three brothers and one sister. It arrived to a cheering crowd and a band playing God Save the King, Rule Britannia, and The Star Spangled Banner. Deane, John R. 1947. Links to the full text of her “The Graves Registration Service in World War II” articles Part 1 and Part 2. He also observed that Hitler did not just look at you, but he “watched you.”. Neither knew the other was there until they caught a glimpse of one another in late February when both were being moved within the building; they knew to give no sign of recognition of each other. They were cleaned of blood and grime. Campbell, Thomas M. and George C. Herring, eds. Allied warships and submarines used Malta’s harbors. Although most of the actual construction of joint defense facilities, except the Alaska Highway and the Canol project, had been carried out by Canada, most of the original cost was borne by the United States. The last 104th Evacuation Hospital tent setup was April 22, 1945, in Erlangen, Germany. His Enlistment Records noted he was 73 inches tall and weighed 149 pounds. [The Hammann would later be sunk at the Battle of Midway.]. Thank you to the US Marine Corps University Research Center for assistance in the research for this story. Pfc. The Lexington was two days at sea out from Pearl Harbor delivering aircraft to Midway Island when the ship’s captain announced that Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. One of the Polish pilots killed at Katyn was a woman. Dr. Otto Kiep was arrested at his home at Taubertstrasse 15, Berlin-Grunewald on January 16, 1944, at four o’clock in the morning. After several attempts the guides made the difficult decision to continue on with the remaining ten evaders. In recounting the effort to save Ohio, curator of the National War Museum in Valletta, Mr. Debono, states that in an effort to lift the morale of those slowly guiding and maneuvering the ship to Malta, the HMS Penn played a well known song of the day Chattanooga Choo Choo loudly over its public address system. The first air attack on Malta by Italy on June 11, 1940, was the first of  seven raids that day. The dispute remained unresolved until 1972, when the U.S. accepted an offer from the USSR to repay $722M linked to grain shipments from the U.S., with the remainder being written off. Information was gathered from the Soldier Dead to not only identify them but also gather information on how they were killed. The government began notifying families of the location of their Soldier Dead beginning in late 1946 and continuing for several years afterward. There was a big lock on the hatch going into the Gedunk. A crew member on a ship reported being emotionally overwhelmed by the greeting of the Maltese people that day. She was sworn in as a Second Lieutenant on October 30, 1942. This is the story of the life and death of  John J. Kubinski and his journey back to his home state of Ohio after WWII ended. Many of these were transferred by the Tizard Mission. They watched the 101st add multiple telephone lines to prevent the loss of communication in the area. On May 10, two days after V-E Day, she and other non-citizen military members received an order to report to unit headquarters where they took the US Oath of Citizenship. The Scrapbook. After that he rejoined the US Navy and would retire as a Warrant Officer with over 20 years of service. Admiral Wags. … When a Soldier Dead was placed in these coffins, they were sealed and placed into a wooden shipping case. And what’s more, it was combat hardened. Gaining control of New Guinea would have isolated both Australia and New Zealand from their allies in the South Pacific. In violation of the Treaty of Versailles Germany reoccupied the Rhineland in March 1936. The Lend-Lease policy, formally titled An Act to Promote the Defense of the United States (Pub.L. To disguise the evaders the French Resistance and Helpers provided them with French clothing and footwear. Attention! The Pact assured Hitler that the Soviets would not interfere with Germany’s planned military action against Poland. Without Lend-Lease food, clothing, and raw materials (especially metals), the Soviet economy would have been even more heavily burdened by the war effort. The terms of the agreement provided that the materiel was to be used until returned or destroyed. John was survived by his wife, Susan;  his parents Stanley and Nellie Kubinski; and his brothers Alex, Edward, Stanley, and Joseph. The BG flew multiple long distance missions, hence the nickname “The Long Rangers.”  One bombing mission on October 3, 1944, to Baltkapapan, Borneo, oil refineries** was 17 1/2 hours long; the mission was a round trip of 2,610 miles, and the bombing raid caused extensive damage to an important Japanese fuel source in the South Pacific. B-17 shot down July 4, 1943, over France. Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, and other WWII history locations. The Little Bighorn Battlefield was 35 miles southwest of the ranch. The third aircraft carrier, USS Saratoga, was preparing to leave San Diego, California, following an overhaul at the Bremerton, Washington, Puget Sound Naval Yard. Owens was awarded the Soldier’s Medal which is awarded for “distinguishing oneself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.”  Twenty-three men of the 381st BG and one civilian died that day. He was a cocker spaniel that according to the tale (not the tail) had his own muster station under the captain’s bed. This gold was salvaged in 1981 and 1986. An Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) was created for every Soldier Dead upon receipt of remains by the GRS. And he needed to find foster families, hostels, or other organizations to care for the children. In violation of the Treaty of Versailles Germany absorbed Austria in March 1938. Malta did have some military advantages before WWII began. *In a 2013 documentary From Pyote to Fortress Europe about the WWII 381st BG, 533rd BS Ordnance Chief S/Sgt. Originally, the American policy was to help the British but not join the war. One of the people she wrote to was a friend from Washington named Maurice Alm, also known as “Swede” to his friends. He was given the dog tags and asked to return them to the Owens family next of kin if he could find them. The 97th ID sailed from New York City on February 19, 1945, on the Merchant Ship (MS) Sea Robin and docked at La Havre, France, on March 2, 1945. 2. The Japanese several times would sight CV-16 and were confused thinking the ship had been sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea. From 1934 to early 1936 Dr. Kiep represented the German Foreign Ministry in business negotiations in South America and East Asia. Trained in the military as an Aviation Metalsmith, Harry’s first assignment was on the USS Lexington. He was within a few feet of Mac; Mac was looking at him. … A list of personal effects were included if any were found on the body. It would be the first of his two German government postings there. The USS Lexington and the USS Enterprise were at sea ferrying aircraft to Midway Island and Wake Island, respectively. In 1981 he was named Chief Historian of the National Park Service. During WWII the 97th ID had liberated a prisoner of war camp in Hoffnungstal, Germany; liberated (with the 90th ID) Flossenbürg concentration camp in Bavaria, Germany; and liberated Helmbrechts, Germany, concentration camp, a Flossenbürg sub-camp for women. During the filming of War and Remembrance the USS Lexington (CV-16) [which at that time was designated AVT-16, training aircraft carrier] was used as a stand-in for both US Navy and IJN ships recreating battles in the Pacific. The WW2 Escape Lines Memorial Society identifies and describes many of the escape lines used in WW2 Europe. Thank you to the Owens family for providing information used in the writing of this story. Along with Don Jacks, a maintenance man at the Vicksburg National Military Park, and Warren Grabau, US Army engineer and geologist, the USS Cairo was located buried in Yazoo River mud. Believed to be the date of death of the three American airmen in the Pyrenees Mountains. He was interviewed at his home in San Antonio, Texas. According to interviews with surviving evaders, Sergeants Plasket and Owens dragged and carried Bailey about eight hours of the journey as the group ascended up the mountains. Agriculture also suffered a loss of labour; between 1941 and 1945, 19.5 million working-age men had to leave their farms to work in the military and industry. A Report of Burial contained the soldier’s name, serial number, rank, date of death, place of death, a copy of his identification tag is stamped onto the form using an addressograph machine. After daily trip excursions with Ed,  I was filled with information about WWII. The eight Patten brothers would all return home when WWII ended. Romanus, Charles F. and Riley Sunderland. Christmas Eve for the hospital staff that year was C-rations (military packaged meals) by flashlights. It was here that John would die from his wounds. Thank you to Maurice and May’s daughter, Marie, for her help in the research for this story and for permission to use family photographs. [62], The United States delivered to the Soviet Union from October 1, 1941, to May 31, 1945 the following: 427,284 trucks, 13,303 combat vehicles, 35,170 motorcycles, 2,328 ordnance service vehicles, 2,670,371 tons of petroleum products (gasoline and oil) or 57.8 percent of the high-octane aviation fuel,[32] 4,478,116 tons of foodstuffs (canned meats, sugar, flour, salt, etc. Oral History Interview with the National Museum of the Pacific War, in Fredericksburg, Texas, on August 6, 2013. The Spitfires were the first to be deployed outside of Britain. Ninety-five B-17s were deployed for the mission. Aircraft were trying to land, others trying to take off, some planes landed and were shoved over the side, and others were sent to land on the USS Yorktown. It is an indication of the extent to which the British have been able to pool their resources with ours so that the needed weapon may be in the hands of that soldier—whatever may be his nationality- who can at the proper moment use it most effectively to defeat our common enemies.[74]. The Persian Corridor was the longest route, and was not fully operational until mid-1942. I fell, both arms shattered, and my helmet slipped down over my eyes. It was particularly upsetting to Frank hearing of the sinking of the United States Ship (USS) Nevada; Frank was a sailor on the USS Nevada in WWI. The ship returned to Pearl Harbor on December 13. It hit me in my left arm just below the elbow, and the arm went numb. The island was quickly captured by the Japanese in the opening weeks of war in the Pacific. How Much of What Goods Have We Sent to Which Allies ? Thank you to Maurice and May’s daughter, Marie, for her help in the research for this story and for permission to use family photographs. He was promoted to Private First Class (Pfc.) After the fall of communism Poland would become the independent and free Third Republic of Poland. Much of the logistical assistance of the Soviet military was provided by hundreds of thousands of U.S.-made trucks and by 1945, nearly a third of the truck strength of the Red Army was U.S.-built. On December 7, 1941, the National Football League was finishing its season. He was transported to the U.S. Army 24th Evacuation Hospital, which at that time was working out of the Saint Maarten Kliniek (Clinic) in Nijmegen, Holland. The Strange Alliance, The Story of Our Efforts at Wartime Co-operation with Russia. U.S. military deaths in WWII totaled over 400,000. In September 1938 England and France (without consulting the government of Czechoslovakia) and as part of the Munich Pact allowed Hitler to occupy the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia which had been incorporated into the country as part of the Treaty of Versailles. But there were now dead men  lying all around me. Decomposing bodies out in the open spread disease and lowered troop morale. On April 13, 1990, the Soviet government officially acknowledged  its responsibility for the Katyn Forest Massacre. Joe H. Willis, on the taxi strip at the time of the June 23, 1943, explosion, said in a 2003 interview with WWII Historian Dr. Vernon L. Williams that procedures after that incident were changed when loading bombs into aircraft. Axis Mediterranean shipping routes bringing supplies to General Rommel and the German Africa Korps during the North African Campaign (1940 – 1943) were vulnerable to Allied submarines and aircraft operating out of Malta. Temporary Cemetery 4655 and travelled by train to Antwerp, Belgium. An article with more information on Admiral Wags can be found on the Defense Media Network website. The ship was commissioned in 1928 and would serve until its sinking in the Battle of the Coral Sea (May 4 – 8, 1942). Initially, this proposal failed, but after Germany invaded Poland in September, Congress passed the Neutrality Act of 1939 ending the munitions embargo on a "cash and carry" basis. He negotiated with the government of The Netherlands to allow the train to pass through the country. Seven Kindertransports were to follow. For comparison, a total of 22 million tons landed in Europe to supply American forces from January 1942 to May 1945. While in school he met a young lady, Sara (Sally) Yetter. The personal accounts of the lives of Otto and Hanna Kiep used in this story are found in the book From Ice Set Free: The Story of Otto Kiep written by Bruce Clements. Bernhardt Maurice Alm was born December 1, 1916, in Chewelah, Washington. It was reported that the hull was glowing “cherry red” from the fires. Hanna had written the word BRIDGE on a note card and held it up to the glass window. Thank you to Kathleen, Linda, and John, the children of Harold McDonald for their help in researching this story and for permission to use the photographs. In submitting this final report to the House of Representatives, this committee has come to the conclusion that in those fateful days nearing the end of the Second World War there unfortunately existed in high governmental and military circles a strange psychosis that military necessity required the sacrifice of loyal allies and our own principles in order to keep Soviet Russia from making a separate peace with the Nazis. Коллекция. That is the U.S, would be "repaid" when the recipient fought the common enemy and joined the world trade and diplomatic agencies, such as the United Nations.[49]. Tens of thousands of agricultural machines, such as tractors and threshers, were destroyed or captured. If we had had to fight Nazi Germany one on one, we could not have stood up against Germany's pressure, and we would have lost the war. After Stalin’s broken promise to hold free elections in Poland the country would become a satellite state within the “sphere of influence” of the Soviet Union. The process began at the stripping line where troops initially removed explosives and equipment. Jack did not survive his wound. Bailey and Plasket were unconscious. [The Samoan Islands are an archipelago in the central South Pacific Ocean.]. He is from our neighborhood back in San Antonio.’  He was a marine on the Morris.”. BM-13N Katyusha on a Lend-Lease Studebaker US6 truck, at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Moscow, In June 1941, within weeks of the German invasion of the USSR, the first British aid convoy set off along the dangerous Arctic sea route to Murmansk, arriving in September. After days of interrogation Otto was transported to the German concentration camp of Ravensbrück 56 miles (90 kilometers) north of Berlin. His father, Omar, was a Marine in WWI. The George Cross was awarded by King George VI to the people of Malta to “bear witness to the heroism and the devotion of its people”  during the siege of Malta. The battle was in support of Operation Cartwheel (1943 – 1944). [32] Most tank units were Soviet-built models but about 7,000 Lend-Lease tanks (plus more than 5,000 British tanks) were used by the Red Army, eight percent of war-time production. It was refitted, renamed the SS Conte Biancamano, and again sailed as a luxury liner until 1960. Reverse lend-lease policies comprised services such as rent on bases used by the U.S., and totaled $7.8 billion; of this, $6.8 billion came from the British and the Commonwealth, mostly Australia and India. [18], The vote in the Senate, which occurred a month later, revealed a similar partisan difference: 49 Democrats (79 percent) voted "aye" with only 13 Democrats (21 percent) voting "nay". The U.S. received $2M in reverse Lend-Lease from the USSR. October 1, 1951. Rabaul was a Australian naval base that was captured by the Japanese in 1942. The three American airmen were left behind in the snow. He was convicted and sentenced to death. Owens was in a nearby aircraft cleaning the guns when he saw a man who was still alive lying on the ground in the explosion area. I remember her as a gracious lady. Harry’s next assignment was the aircraft carrier USS Bennington. After retiring from the National Park Service Ed Bearss continues to share his love for history and vast knowledge by leading battlefield tours, writing, lecturing, participating in Civil War Roundtables, and encouraging remembrance of our national history. Local civilian workers were called in to dig graves and bury the dead. They supplied 80% of the fuel used by bombers, tanks, jeeps and ships during the War. The company medic, Pfc. 77–11, H.R. I forgot to ask if they had ice cream for dessert.]. One such group was the Solf Circle. In April 1942 the Allied codebreakers at Pearl Harbor deciphered the Japanese naval operation code JN (Japanese Navy) – 25. Two torpedoes hit the port side of the Lexington at 1120 hours to be followed by another two bombs. It provides in-depth information about the Ballinger crew and the experiences of other downed American airmen in WWII Europe. On February 27, 1944, First Lieutenant (1st Lt.) Buelow with the US Army 104th Evacuation Hospital sailed from New York City, New York, on the British ship Samaria and docked in Liverpool, England, on March 10, 1944. "[17], Opposition to the Lend-Lease bill was strongest among isolationist Republicans in Congress, who feared the measure would be "the longest single step this nation has yet taken toward direct involvement in the war abroad". Click Here to sign up to be notified when new stories are published. But the sheer number of sorties left a mark. It has been estimated that American deliveries to the USSR through the Persian Corridor alone were sufficient, by US Army standards, to maintain sixty combat divisions in the line. The Flying Fortresses Are Coming! The trip took about five days. The US Army 97th ID was sent (first) to the European Theater of Operations (ETO). In return, the U.S. was given leases on army and naval bases in Allied territory during the war. The “children” contacted by the BBC did not know how they were saved or who had saved them until then. May was visiting an aunt in Tacoma, Washington, on Sunday, December 7, 1941, when she heard on the radio that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. [53] This constituted some 23% of the total aid to the USSR during the war. Thus this committee believes that Congress should undertake an immediate investigation of the Korean war atrocities in order that the evidence can be collected and the truth revealed to the American people and the free peoples of the world. This form also contained space to list a physical description and information on personal effects or other things that might help identify the deceased. She was born at home on the family farm. Bailed out of B-17 August 16, 1943 near Paris, France. But Mac had survived the war. Her testimony led to his arrest. [37] In total, 92.7% of the wartime production of railroad equipment by the USSR was supplied by Lend-Lease,[32] including 1,911 locomotives and 11,225 railcars[38] which augmented the existing stocks of at least 20,000 locomotives and half a million railcars.[39]. Her mother died in the worldwide influenza pandemic of 1918. The airplane crashed on approach to Smolensk and near the Katyn Forest site. I became a member of the “Ed Bearss Fan Club.”   I learned a great deal about WWII from him and was motivated to pass on the history I learned to others interested in WWII history. There were times casualties exceeded bed capacity. She was survived by her daughters, Hildegard and Hanna. Even memory is not necessary for love. Left to their own devices, Stalin and his commanders might have taken twelve to eighteen months longer to finish off the Wehrmacht; the ultimate result would probably have been the same, except that Soviet soldiers could have waded at France's Atlantic beaches. The last 104th Evacuation Hospital setup was in Bad Wiesse, Germany, on May 22, 1945. After visiting with the priest, SGT John J. Kubinski, age 25, died at five o’clock in the afternoon on November 16, 1944. In 1945–46, the value of Reciprocal Aid from New Zealand exceeded that of Lend-Lease, though in 1942–43, the value of Lend-Lease to New Zealand was much more than that of Reciprocal Aid. His first thought was that something fell off a plane and that “somebody has sure messed up.” It was actually a Japanese torpedo plane dropping the first torpedo to hit the Lexington. 2430). [16] Propaganda showing the devastation of British cities during The Blitz, as well as popular depictions of Germans as savage also rallied public opinion to the Allies, especially after Germany conquered France. "[10] As the President himself put it, "There can be no reasoning with incendiary bombs."[11]. Recd 11/12/41. Attention! In turn, this would have allowed the German commanders to escape at least some encirclements, while forcing the Red Army to prepare and conduct many more deliberate penetration attacks in order to advance the same distance. [But for those of us who have known a US Marine, “Once a Marine always a Marine.”]. The GRS in World War II were not only responsible for collecting, identifying, and burying the Soldier Dead, but also handling personal effects. B-17 shot down near Paris, France, on September 6, 1943. Allied submarines played a significant role in the defeat of the Axis in the Mediterranean. 1776, 55 Stat. Churchill also granted the US base rights in Bermuda and Newfoundland for free, allowing British military assets to be redeployed. During April 1945, Congress voted that it should not be used for post-conflict purposes, and during August 1945, after Japanese surrender, the program was ended. She retired in 1981. Roosevelt believed that if the Soviets were defeated the Allies would be far more likely to lose. Sir Nicholas Winton died in his sleep on July 1, 2015. He was 17 years old when he joined the US Navy in 1940 and had not graduated from high school. After WWII Maurice returned to his hometown. His supervisor offered him a military deferment to continue to work there. Early in WWII escape lines were mainly financed by individuals in German-occupied countries. The only air defense in Malta at the outbreak of WWII was a small force of Gloster Sea Gladiator biplanes which were flown by the newly formed Hal Far Fighter Flight. A military physician told him that he could get a medical discharge. On September 18, 1976, a memorial to the Katyn Forest Massacre was dedicated at Gunnersbury Cemetery in London. Francis Edward “Bud” Owens was born December 26, 1923, in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. He was 106 years old. October 21, 1943. As the men got off the train, they lined up in columns of two and marched toward the front lines. Benjamin B. Fischer in a paper, “The Killing Controversy:  Stalin’s Killing Field,”  wrote, “Those who died at Katyn included an admiral, two generals, 24 colonels, 79 lieutenant colonels, 258 majors, 654 captains, 17 naval captains, 3,420 NCOs, seven chaplains, three landowners, a prince, 43 officials, 85 privates, and 131 refugees. Thank you to German historian Dr. Susanne Meinl for assistance in locating information sources and in the research for this story about Otto and Hanna Kiep. Exmo. 261 Squadron. Roosevelt approved US$1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to Britain at the end of October 1941. **Borneo is a large island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. American and Japanese naval forces became aware of the enemy fleet positions on May 8. To aid Malta and attempt to prevent a surrender, the British developed a plan codename Operation Pedestal. SGT John J. Kubinski was buried in Plot F, Row 3, Grave 50 at U.S. In the forest they were taken by surprise when German soldiers surrounded the car. Sinking or damaging Axis ships sailing to North Africa with needed supplies affected the fighting capability and morale of German and Italian troops. One of the bombs exploded and caused a series of explosions as other bombs and ammunition aboard and near the plane also blew up. Reverse Lend-Lease policies comprised services such as rent on air bases that went to the U.S., and totaled $7.8 billion; of this, $6.8 billion came from the British and the Commonwealth. It was the first country in the British Empire outside of Britain to receive Radio Directing Finding technology (a type of early radar). Mackenzie, Hector. the president asked at a press conference. Achtung! Once this was in place, the government was able to contact families of the Soldier Dead to inquire about their wishes for the final burial. The bodies, some in Polish uniforms, some with their hands tied behind their back, were stacked in layers 12 bodies high in an approximate 92 feet long and 52 feet wide pit. Mac graduated from high school a term early and found a job as a machinist at Sun Shipbuilding. In the early morning darkness the 533rd BS Ordance crew was loading bombs (with the fuses in place*) on B-17 tail number 42-30024 for a mission that day. The sergeants cut pockets and other pieces of clothing to locate identification tags and personal effects. By 1909 the family had moved back to Germany and lived in Ballenstedt in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. He and Hanna would return to Germany in August 1939. In the 1990 Ken Burns miniseries The Civil War, Ed Bearss was featured as one of the Civil War historians. Many soldiers in the 97th ID thought they were going to be sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO). After the successful landing on French beaches troops and equipment began moving from England to France. [The Battle of Cape Gloucester (December 26, 1943 – January 16, 1944) codenamed Operation Backhander had the objective to capture a major Japanese airstrip near Cape Gloucester and to defeat elements of the Japanese 17th Division in control of the area. 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