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    corriehac Posts: 87, Reputation: -1
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    Jul 30, 2006, 06:10 PM
    Hatton france world war two
    My husband lost a great uncle in hatton france named joe owens what happened in hatton this mans remains were never recovered he would love to meet someone who might have known him very little has come up on the internet.
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    Jul 30, 2006, 11:36 PM
    I presume he was in the armed forces? If so, in the UK there is the CWGC which detail the whereabouts of all the graves, I am sure that other countries have a similar organisation.
    Alternatively you could start with whichever armed force he was with?
    How about the Veterans association (www.va.gov )

    Good Luck
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    Jul 31, 2006, 04:21 AM
    79th infantry divioson 315th regament
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    Jul 31, 2006, 05:13 AM
    OK, same thing still applies. If you ggogle "79th infantry division 315th regiment" , you get lots of hits.

    www.libertyroad.com/ww2usvets/79th/page5.html
    http://www.army.mil/CMH-pg/lineage/b...gt/0315rgt.htm

    These show the area of conflict in WW2. As it so happens it is quite close to me. I live in the channel islands about 40 miles from Cherbourg and Brittany. I would still be inclined to start with Dept of Defence, they are bound to have a public relations dept that will assist you in locating surviving members.

    Must be getting thin on the ground now though

    Try this chap: http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitPageBulletinBoard/1,13492,100050|774937|M,00.html
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    Jul 31, 2006, 08:44 AM
    I did a little checking and here are some contacts that may be able to help or at least point you in the right direction.

    The National Personnel Records Center
    Attn: Military Personnel Records (State Army / Navy or Whatever)
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis
    MO 63132-5100
    USA

    Tel 314 263 3901 fax 314 538 4175

    You could try the VA (Veterans Administration) they will have record of things like applications for benefits etc

    Veterans Administration
    810 Vermont Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20420

    There are centers for Military History in the U.S. like:


    US Army Center of Military History
    1099 14th St NW
    Washington DC 20005-3402
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    Nov 20, 2006, 05:30 PM
    Thank you this meens so much to my husband, is grateful for your replies. He loves to study world war two because of his uncle dying in hatton france. This will be a lot of help to him . Thank once again. Also we have found that his uncle is located on the tablets of the missing Epinol france Joeseph H. Owens he was a tech sgt. 315 infantry reg. 79th infantry division. Company H. This is all the info we have been able to gather so far. We have not yet met anyone that new him. We are keeping are finger crossed though time is passing by.

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