Unique stories, photos, and personalities of the 2nd Infantry Division

Search in our database the fates of those who served with your father, grandfather, uncle so you can discover the story of your own family


Welcome to the website of our project „Men of the 2nd Infantry Division 1940–1945“, an online database of the members of the 2nd Infantry Division, United States Army, from the years 1940 to 1945. On our website, you can find a continually expanding list of names of those who served in the „Indianhead“ division during World War II. Every name has a story that needs to be awakened and retell so it shall never be lost in time again. Together with the individual stories, you can also find photos, videos or articles related to them. This site is intended for all generations who want to share, tell and listen to the legacy of the men from the famous 2nd Infantry Division.

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MEN OF THE GREATEST GENERATION TELL THEIR STORIES AND WAR EXPERIENCES. HELP US TO HONOR THEIR MEMORY BY READING THE NEW “SOLDIERS’ STORIES”

Feb 14
The Infamous „Flak Alley“ Leuna and Merseburg – April 1945

In mid-April 1945, the 2nd Infantry Division approached the great industrial area of…

Feb 14
The Most Tragic Night of the 2nd Recon Troop – December 29, 1944

December 1944 – 1st Lt. Samuel J. Fooshee, a very liked and respected officer of…

Feb 03
IN MEMORY OF PVT JOHN C. VILLARREAL – KIA Feb 3, 1945

Today we would like to honor the memory of a young member of Company G, 23rd Infantry…

Dec 15
MISSING IN ACTION – PFC John A. Straw

December 14, 1944, the second day of the attack of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd…

Apr 15
T/5 Raymond H. Conner – Company A, 2nd Eng. Combat Bn.

We are pleased to present you the story of this wonderful M1 helmet with the insignia…

Mar 05
Combat Medic – T/3 Oscar C. Peterson

“One day we treated 125 wounded in 4 hours. Once we had that many casualties, the aid…

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Feb 14
Prelude to WWII, Fort Sam Houston and Louisiana Maneuvers 1940 – 1942

For twenty three years between the two wars, the 2nd Infantry Division was stationed…

Feb 10
Cpl. Robert L. Brown Is Praying for the Fallen Friends (THEN & NOW)

This iconic photograph was taken on February 4, 1945 at a Catholic church of St.…

Feb 03
IN MEMORY OF PVT JOHN C. VILLARREAL – KIA Feb 3, 1945

Today we would like to honor the memory of a young member of Company G, 23rd Infantry…

Jan 19
The Attack of Eibertingen – January 19, 1945

On January 19, 1945, the 23rd Regimental Combat Team launched a final attack under the…

Jan 03
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY CARDS!

As the very first post in the new year, we would like to share with you this wonderful…

Nov 05
Project Team M2ID – EXPEDITION 2021

Late on Sunday evening, our project team returned home from our Expedition to Belgium…

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The Men of the 2nd Infantry Division 1940-1945 is a nonprofit project whose main goal is to preserve the legacy of the men serving in this famous Division during World War II and to enable present and future generations to learn the stories of those who fought for our freedom. As any other nonprofit organization our project lives thanks to the donations from our supporters, friends and fans. By contributing you can help our project team to cover the operating costs of the project, such as the cost of programming and running the website and database. Above all, you can also help us to cover important memberships in paid databases such as Ancestry, Fold3 and others which are the main sources of information for personal research of individual members of the 2nd ID. Our goal is to provide the families of veterans with assistance in searching the stories of their loved ones, and only through sponsorship donations we can afford to give all the help free of charge while keeping our project alive. All your donations will be used to fund the project Men of the 2nd Infantry Division. If interested, we can show you exactly what your donation was used for. Thank you for your support!

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