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Erwin Leydekkers' Dramatic World War II Photography

Erwin travels throughout Europe capturing images of historic places and people unique to the Second World War. To see more, check out Erwin's World War II photography group here on the network.

New WWII Slideshow quick pick: Return to the Bulge 2013 (Bastogne, Belgium)

Erwin's complete WWII photo album archive: 56 Photo Albums

band of brothers origin

When visiting metropolitan Atlanta or the Southeast, stop and visit the Currahee Military Museum in Toccoa, Georgia. Toccoa is the birthplace of HBO's Band of Brothers and 501st, 506th, 511th, and 517th PIRs. A must-see museum.

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As they appear, I am posting entries, 70 years after they were written,  from a journal/diary maintained by my  uncle during World War II.  He served as a B-25 tail gunner with the 42nd Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force in the South Pacific.  His…See More
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