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Custermen & Dixie Boys was the name of my original site that contained info on my Dad's unit, along with some Civil War unit history. Then I added the The Italian Front menu that linked all the personal stories and photos from my Dad. My site has expanded to include The Italian Campaign menu with the history of battles and units that fought, as well as photos and stories from veterans. This is still very general history for the beginner but it does contain some specific information to the advanced historian. The 85th 'Custer' Division is specific to this division. The Greatest Generation includes biographies of soldiers who served in Italy and describes details of their enlistment, training, deportation, combat experiences and/or post-war family.
Revision History of this site - Not always updated, but it follows my progress and lessons I've learned.PX Store - Support for this website.
MailBag - Email center. Favorite Websites Personal Info about me
History of Campaign - General History
Army Units & Organization
Generals - Photos of leaders
Maps of Italian Campaign & US Army Maps
0 Liberation of Vicenza
0 Capture of Imola
0 Pursuit To Arno Summer 1944
Luftwaffe Ground Troops - Luft Field Div & Paratroopers
Weapons Mines, Smoke & 'Anzio Annie'
Equipment Trucks, Radios, etc for Artillery
Organization - Infantry Div. and sub units
Statistics - Facts and Figures
'Custer' Division - Intro and short
88th 'Blue Devil' Division
91st 'Powder River' Division
34th "Red Bull" Division - 3-part history
36th "Texas" Division - while in Italy
3rd 'Marne' Division - while in Italy
1st Armored Division Detailed history
442 Regimental Combat Team - Nisei troops
45th Division - "Anzio Diary"
92nd "Buffalo" DIvision (Colored) - DRAFT
Ref Table of US Divisions - Regiments & FA & Egnr
Table of German Divisions - In Italy, late 1944
German Divisions - Short Unit Histories
Favorite Website Links
Life at the Front Lines
Photos From Italian Front
Sgt Cole and Buddies
Winter in the Apennines
The Po Valley and Alps
German Death Cards
Stories from the Front
338th Regt, Heavy Weapons Co
310th Engineer Battalion
Photos - posed photos
5th Army Rest Centers
Points System for discharge
Voyage Home aboard a troop carrier
War Attrocities in Italy
US Army Uniform Details
- Medals & Ribbons
- DUI Pins of units in Italy
- Patches & Insignia - Branch Discs
of Reference Books & Book Reviews
Glossary of Names & Places
Units & Organization
Diary - Pvt Paul Brown
List of 470 KIA recorded in Brown's diary
Boys - American
- Research on Mississippi units related to my ancestors.
Saga of Private Henry A. Cole
30th Mississippi Infantry
& Roster - Carroll County
29th Mississippi Infantry
22nd Mississippi Infantry
& "Black Hawk Rifles"
31st Mississippi Infantry
39th Mississippi Infantry
5th Mississippi Cavalry
Rosters Company C - Carroll Cty
& Companies G & K
of Mississippi at Shiloh
Detail trivia on units and leaders.
Bragg's Army of Tennessee
Hood's Army of Tennessee
Lookout Mountain - Org Table
Loring's Division - Fort Pemberton
Cemetery in Miss - 240 names
Fort Pillow - Main Menu, History & Park photos
Confederate Casualties of Fort Pillow - 100 Namesl
Union Casualties and Prisoners ~585 Names
Maps History Stories
World War 1 Aviation - Information relating to the early days of combat aviation that interests me.
Photos of Aircraft & Aces - A page of photos: aircraft, badges, uniforms.
Home Fleet-- Scale Models - A list of my 1/72 models and a few photos.
List of Reference Books - A large list of reference books on this subject.
Blue Max Wargame (+) - A wargame played with scale models.(+) means link is external to my website.
COLE Family History and Miscellaneous
- Genealogy of the Cole family who lived in Mississippi in 1840-1850's.
COLE Family - COLE Genealogy Main Menu
Richard Bascom Cole - Menu page for
the "Texas Coles"
Pedigree Chart - Richard W. Cole
Descendants of Richard W. Cole
of Carrol County, MS. 14-Pages
Henry A. Cole - Grave of Henry, Robert & Eliza.
Purpose of my Website
My purpose is to provide information that I find interesting and important while conserving web space and trying to avoid duplication of basic material. I try to make my site attractive to both the beginner and the advanced history student, as well as keeping the site simple and easy navigate. I could easily list dozens of eternal links to other related web sites. However, I choose not to do this because it becomes a headache to keep these up to date and correct. As noted above, I try to indicate every place I have added an external link.
Also I try everything I can to avoid advertisements filling up your screen. My webpage will not have extra pop-up windows nor any advertisements. I may add links to commericial sites and veteran associations but only if they relate to my topic. For example, I have found two websites that provide guided tours of the battlefields in Italy.
The information I post on my website is what I find informative to me. I add information as it becomes available and if I think it ties in with the purpose of my site. I avoid some items if it is already a topic that well covered in other sites. Therefore, I don't have much info on the battles for Cassino.
I have many references to other websites and material for topics not covered or not linked in my site. If you need links to websites on a related subject, then email me and I will see what I can do to assist you. Since many of my Reference Books, both on WW2 Italian Campaign and WW1 Aviation, are not available in the average library, email me if you need specific info from one of these books. I receive about 3 or 4 emails a month from someone who knew a dad or uncle who served in Italy, including readers from Europe. I usually include an attached text or image file with my reply.
Enyoy your visit.
Steve Cole Personal Info about me
Check Revision History for list of changes to Web-page by date.
Disclaimer: This website is not associated with any veteran's organization or any official U.S. Army or Department of Defense organization.
Copy Right Notice:No photos, text, or pages of this website may be used without prior written permission. All information contained within this website is from my private collection or records in public domain or property obtained with permission.