Discussion in 'Living History' started by lander, Aug 19, 2011.
A very warm welcome to the Forum, lander ! I'm sorry to say that I can't help with your quest for information, but I'd like to thank you for posting your very interesting pictures here........
I second that! Great photos and finds.
There are a lot of knowledgeable members on here who have Exceled in this type of thing in the past, and I'm sure it won't be long before one comes along who can help you.
Great photos lander, thanks for sharing them.....good luck in your search and welcome to WW2F
Welcome to the forum, lander, and thank you for posting the photos of your amazing relics. I especially appreciated the river and landscape photos. Very beautiful scenery. It seems hard to believe what went on there 65+ years ago.
Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing the photos. Tommy I have to agree with you it is hard to believe what happen so long ago. It is amazing how the area doesn't even look it has been through a war.
After 65+ years I wouldn't expect it to look the same.
The Falaise Gap area of Normandy was a scene of utter carnage in the summer of 1944 but these days, for those who are unaware of what occurred there, it probably looks the same as it has for the past few hundred years.
And scars fade, though they never quite go away. You just have to look closer to find them. (I'm resisting the urge to take the metaphor too far.)
I know what JP44 means - as soon as I saw the Our River photos I thought of how the Falaise Gap looks today ; here is the 'Corridor Of Death'.....
Very true, and if you look hard enough in the Falaise Gap you still find evidence of the battle, be it relics in fields or pock marks in the brickwork of houses.
Dare I ask....what did you do with the 'live stuff'?
You bury them? I'd be afraid of handling them at all! You have more bravery than I do.
Nice to know you don't take any of it home with you.
It may also be wiser to inform the authorities of all that you find rather than re-burying it.
Still, very nice finds.
Great thread, i hope someone will be able to help you in your search!
Some did a great job in the past, with helping me in my quest.
According to me these are beautiful photos lander, thanks for sharing them..nice sharing in here...keep it up.......
I surmise that the curator of the PNG Museum has copies of the General Orders you cited
in your post.
If so, ask him for copies. The GOs should provide the hometown of LT Farrar,
which would be a necessary first step in locating any relatives.
Awesome photos by the way.
I did not find Frank Santurbano in the Army Enlistment Records' database.
However, according to the Social Security Death Index, a Frank Santurbano of Connecticut
was born in 1922 and died in 1971.
His sister died in 2007:
Trumbull CT Obituary: Anna T. Marsilio | Abriola Parkview Funeral Home in Trumbull, CT
This could be your man.
A Russell B. Farrar is buried at the Riverside National Cemetery in California:
Grave of Russell B Farrar in Riverside National Cemetery
Born 1916, died 1992.
Nice stuff lander! Don't get me wrong, it's just a friendly warning, but stay away from luxembourgish territory! You can't imagine how costly it can get for you! You have every chance that you will have to go home by train or taxi because all your equipment and your car will be impounded. After a few very important gallo-roman sites have been plundered all the LE agencies have been instructed to apply the law to the limit when we catch people who do illegal archeological diggings.
Hi, I have an interest in the 28th. I have found a dump site near where I live which is also near WW2 training and POW camp. My friend and I have found MANY buttons bearing US 28 on them.
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