My story staarts in August 2008 when my friend and myself are doing research on a former battlefield where parts of the American 28th Infantry Division were dug in near the German border. We found a former dug out and deceided to check it. Just under a few inches of soil we found a stainless steel canteen. Immediately underneath it some ammunitionclips for the Garad M1 rifle. This was the start of an dug which lasted six hours. And at the end we found more than 40 kilograms of equipement, all of American origine. A small selection of the recovered material: 7 canteens, 12 beltcouples, 6 BAR magazines, 2 triggergroups of the Garand M1, US coins, 3 canteencups and a lot of ammunition (wich were later turned over to the local authorities). During the cleaning we found that on at least 3 canteens inscriptions refering to their former owners which turned out to being taken POW on 17 december 1944 when they served within the 112th Infantery regiment. These are their names: Byron Bainton NARA - AAD - Display Full Records - World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946 Roscoe Meredith NARA - AAD - Display Full Records - World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946 Lipson Sidney NARA - AAD - Display Full Records - World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946 I've looked in the After Action reports of the batallion but I find nothing that I can relate to this finding or to these soldiers. Now I'm trying to search for their relatives because I want to inform them of this found and give back these unique warrelics which can mean so much for them. And hopefully we can both reconstruct the history that took place more than 65 years ago around that dug out. Hoping that you can help us.