Satisfied ClientsWe have researched many of the major battles of World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge.
I received the additional documents. Thank you very much for these and the previous file you sent me. My family has gone through all of it, and my 86 year old mother has been particularly interested in it. Lt. Jones was my father's brother, and my father passed away in 2006.
It's a great service you provide.
Brad Jones, Manhattan Beach, CA
I have briefly read over the information and am extremely pleased with what you provided. I am now reading it in detail but thought I should let you know that it did arrive.
If you would like to use me as a reference in the future I would be honored to provide you with a very positive reference.
If I have any additional questions I will let you know.
Thank you so much for your excellent work.
Picked up Lloyd Anderson's record today at the post office. Fascinating and detailed right down to dental and medical records. I couldn't put it down 'til I went thru it.
Again, heartfelt thanks.
I received the envelope yesterday. Thank you for your assistance in finding this information on Gordon. It is humbling to read the records and I can't imagine the pain the families went through. It appears the government handled these cases with respect and made sure the families were well informed about the process. Reviewing the paperwork made me appreciate the amount of work it must have taken to keep all of the details in line.
Hopefully utilizing your work product will help my family remember Gordon and honor him. His death was extremely hard on the family according to my mother and she still recalls the services at the cemetery when he was finally laid to rest in Rochester. I think it is important to keep his memory alive since all we have had is a name on the Olmsted County Veterans Memorial. I am slowly putting together some of the experiences he went through at an early age and your assistance has contributed greatly to my project.
Thank you again for your help and keep up the good work.
Your packet arrived today and I've spent the past few hours reviewing it with Bonnie. Your analysis is a key to a lot of locks.
More of Bonnie's memory was triggered about her Uncle George's reburial in Midland, and I have a specific location (the barrio Capintalan) to begin helping me place Uncle George's death in the overall context of the battle, both on the day he was killed and in the interim until his remains could be recovered.
Your surmise of very fierce fighting in the area is without a doubt an accurate one. From what I know so far, he certainly was in the thick of it. The personal details were a little painful for Bonnie, but we were prepared for that, and she adds that you did a "wonderful job." I believe the family was provided few, if any details of George Smith's death at the time, either that or they were forgotten. But even his brother (Bonnie's father) misremembered George Smith's assignment. (He thought he was a paratrooper, not an infantryman.)
Anyway, your work has cleared up much misinformation and provided at least some understanding of what actually happened to Uncle George, so we're both very grateful. You delivered everything you said you would, and more. I'll be working with this and other materials I've uncovered for some time, so if there are any other routes of inquiry you could recommend, I'd be open to discussing additional avenues of research services you might consider worthwhile.
For now, I'll just say thanks. It's brought a lot of meaning to all of this for all of us.
Today I received the file for my brother. You did an excellent job of putting it all together, and it was full of personal moments for me. I had heard that he was killed instantly, but now it is confirmed. What strikes me the most is not only the detail provided, but the mass of correspondence for one soldier. I saw the painstaking letters and time it took, not only on the part of my Dad, but how the Army handled it with dignity and a deep concern for the loved ones. I've been to St. Laurent-sur-mer two times, and I know that my parents were there twice also. It is a beautiful resting place and a more than fitting memorial to those who gave their lives for our country.
I will treasure these documents, share them with my children and appreciate all of your fine work. I am pleased that I began this search.
Best regards, Brian
Great job on SSGT Fowler’s records. Rec’d your mailing last Thursday. Gave to Claude unopened Thursday nite. Got to look at it myself just a few minutes ago at his house nearby. Your cover summary sheet describing what was contained in each section was key to our being able to understand what the documents contained and absorb their meaning.
The details show to what lengths our military went to honor our dead and surviving families. Made me feel very good about that. Reminded me how I felt when my 1st Air Cav unit got steaks brought in and cooked on site --- and ice cream, though pretty soft, brought to us in on one special log day. I remember feeling thankful for mosquito dope effective on mosquitos and also removing leaches.
Claude and I both thank you and appreciate so much your research that has shed light for Claude on events surrounding his father’s death during combat in WWII and return of SSGT Fowler’s remains to the U.S. Claude will making a trip to Cleveland, AL soon to visit his father’s grave site.
Best regards, Hall Starnes
I just want to say thank you so much for all the hard work that must have went into obtaining this much information. I was not expecting so many details. When you told me how much it was going to cost and how long it would take, i wasnt real sure if it was worth all of that. Now that i have this package, i would have paid double and waited alot longer! This information just cant be found by looking around on the web. I have told others of your work and now i dont have to do so much explaining. I cant wait to share this with my friends who have had family members KIA during WW2. Please feel free to post my comments on your web page. To all who are searching...search no more!
Sincerely, Keith Haynes
Just a quick note to let you know because of your research I was able to find Loren's daughter Carolyn I spoke to her today wow! what a time we had she never knew that someone was named after her father we plan to get together this September when Iam in Florida. I also, had the opportunity to speak with his last surviving sister who still lives in S. California.Anyway Thank you very much,This has been a 20 year goal and I have finely fulfilled my goal With your help.
Thanks again, Loren Grano
Sorry it took so long to get back to you re: my report on Karl Eckert. I did receive it a couple of weeks ago and was very pleased with the info you were able to gather. I shared it with my mother and she was very intered in what you were able to find. All she had were a few old stories but the info you sent confirmed those and also shed some new light on them. I thank you very much for the great job you did. It really means alot to us and I'm sure to many others that you have helped. Keep up the great work!
Received the parcel today on my brother, SFC Donald W. Sweetall; thank yo very much. I have read every page of it, and I have been burning up the wires state to state with my siblings, sharing the information with them. We've all shed a few tears in his memory, but it has answered some questions for sure. Is there any chance of getting a list of his "group?"There must be a breakdown somewhere of his company and then the groups within that company ... or however they designate and divide. I am not familiar with how that works. I am most appreciative of the copies of documents you have provided.
Heard there is some kind of a Korean War Vet reunion at Camp LeJune (sp? ) this Thursday. Just heard about it, so I am going to call there and see if I can get any contact names to post a request to see if anyone there would have known my brother.
Thanks again for everything. Will try to pass your name on to others with a good recommendation.
Blessings, Mary Fran Sweetall Sciulli
My uncle was co-pilot of a B-24 in WWII. He was shot down and killed. I knew nothing else. All of my life, I wanted to know what happened, but did not know how to go about finding out. Now, in my older years, along comes Bill Beigel. Thanks to you Bill, I now know more than I could have imagined; details of the crash, his temporary interment in Europe, and a complete list of all his personal belongings. There are even handwritten letters from my Grandmother to the US Army pertaining to my uncles personal belongings to be shipped home and of course his body for burial here at home. If only I had known Bill Beigel earlier, before my father died. He always wondered what happened to his brother. I found out too late for my Father, but what an incredible, satisfying experience for myself and my siblings. Thanks again Bill for a great job, well done.
Mr Rodger Phillips, Glen Mills, PA
A little over two years ago I set out to document the wartime history of my two uncles, Lt. John Durborow, copilot w/ 453rd BG, and Lt. Paul Durborow, navigator w/ 100th BG. Both were KIA over Germany. I had little to work with and although internet savvy, didnt know where to start. One phone conversation with Bill Beigel quickly enlightened my befuddled predicament. It became immediately apparent to me that he knew his stuff and was equally honest and sincere about his mission as well. Our interactions over the last two years have consistently validated my initial assessment.
I have received the following: MACRs, IDPF files, Missions Lists and reports. All were delivered as promised and most in greater abundance document-wise than I had hoped for. By contracting for these services I have avoided bureaucratic tangles, taken a greatly appreciated short cut to the information sought, and jump-started my research from a much more informed position. If you want an effective, experienced researcher with fair and reasonable fees, timely communication, and most importantly RESULTS, you have found your man. Highly recommended.
John P. Durborow, Harrisburg PA
I first contacted Bill from a B-24 website and realised that he did accurate WWII research. I'm researching, among over subjects, the fate of US airmen shotdown over Hong Kong during WWII. It may a surprise but many Air Force crew were shot down here, some walking out with the help of the Chinese but many were killed or missing in action. The US navy lost around 32 crewmen in one day here.Bill has been vital in my search for data on these men , finding squadron records and the IDPFs for almost every one of these men. Without his professional expertise I would still be floundering trying to get this data. I have met Bill personally on a trip to the States and I am very impressed with him both as an honourable person and his knowledge of the system and subject matter and I recommend Bill without reservation.
All the best, Ian
I received the WW11 Burial Information of Pvt. Clyde W. Henry, my brother yesterday in the mail. I want to thank you so much and I am so grateful to receive this information. It will help me and my 2 brothers and 2 sisters to have some closeure of his death. We are all in our 80's and 90's at this time. Most of this information was never given to us and it is so informative. I have made copies of all these documents and have given to my sisters and brothers. My oldest brother is going on 94 and he stated he was so glad to know this information before he dies.
Again Bill, You have done a great job on this information and we are all so grateful to you.
May God Bless you and your family.
Respectfully Your Friend..., Ben Henry, Del City, Oklahoma
re: PVT Clarence I. Anderson
I have enjoyed reading my uncle's file. On October 8th I arranged for a memorial service for Clarence in Tahoma National Cemetary. We had a combo service for my dad Jack Anderson and his brother Clarence. I probably would never have done this if I hadn't read his file. I felt it important for Clarence to have a plaque with his name on it. The Air Force sent about 20 or more representatives and it was a very moving ceremony.
Thanks again for your help., Gail Anderson Stevens