Updated 11/22/2019: You’ve read it before but I shall write it again: It has been far too long since I have taken the time to update this website! I have made only minor tweaks this time, primarily to update links that no longer worked and to add some new resource links to the right side menu. Whether you are doing research or just interested in the 379th, the links provided have a TON of great information. Be warned: you can EASILY go down internet rabbit holes and next thing you know it’s 2:00am and you need to go to bed!
Dad’s logbook continues to connect me to people around the world. In fact, this past June, our travels took us to England once again. I have a GREAT story to tell, but I will leave you with this teaser – It’s just your typical girl-meets-boy-in-a-pub-and-now-they-are-working-on-a-book-together story. Yes, I am working on a book about Dad’s experiences during the War. This book will be different that most memoirs as it will be supplemented with colorized photos from my father’s and the 379th archives. I am working with Jordan J. Lloyd of Dynamichrome who does colorization for a living…and he does a bang-up job! You can check out his work at www.dynamichrome.com. If you like what you see, consider buying his book, “History As They Saw It.” You can find it on Amazon or I’m sure your local independent bookstore could order it for you. Jordan and I will be using a crowd-funding model to publish the book. More on that as the details become available!
Sadly, I have discovered that all of Dad’s crew have now passed and are no longer available to share their stories. But, I am hoping to find their surviving family members so I may see if any of their stories are left behind. If you know of any descendants of Willard L. Oliver, James W. Dodson, James A. Lawrence III, Kenneth L. Drissell, John W. Bickel, Robert A. Hennings, Lester R. Moody, or L John Lewis, please ask them to reach out to me at email@example.com.
I hope the world continues to find this website and learn from it. More than ever, we need to keep the memory of these veterans alive so we may learn from the past and never forget the lessons World War II taught us. I do enjoy hearing from people who have found this website, so please feel free to comment or send me an email.