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Des Philippet (#46914181)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 22 days
Tom Jennings
CPT Meaker #56301738
Many thanks for the photo. The family of his co-pilot is planning a visit to the site of the crash in the next few weeks.
Today, as you know, we commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. May we never again see death on such a scale.

Added by Tom Jennings on Jun 06, 2016 7:07 AM

Lieut Perry W. Parris #56284405
Thank you so much, after all these years the extended family now has a photo of their dear uncle's resting place and where it is located. I can't wait to share it with them. Your service is much appreciated.
Margaret #46995858

Added by Margaret on Jun 05, 2016 12:53 PM

R.S. Drake Booth
S/Sgt Euel T Drake
Thank you. I never knew my Uncle, but I am proud of him, and thankful for all of those, and you, who have remembered him for us in these United States. Thank you again, for the picture you have added for us. R.S. Drake, niece of Euel T. Drake

Added by R.S. Drake Booth on May 31, 2016 1:35 AM

Joseph B. Gagnon grave photo
J'espere que vous parlez Anglais parce que je ne le parle que le Français un peu. S’il vous plaît pardonnez mes erreurs.

À un certain moment, vous avez visité le cimetière américain de Henri-Chapelle à Liège, en Belgique. Vous avez pris une photo de la pierre tombale de l’homme ci-dessus. Il était un cousin de mon père. Il meurt au combat pendant la seconde guerre mondiale et fut enterré en Belgique. À ma connaissance, je suis le premier membre de la famille de voir réellement ce que ressemblent sa pierre tombale et la beauté de son lieu de repos. Au nom de notre famille, je vous remercie.


At some point, you visited Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Liege, Belgium. You took a photo of the grave marker of the man above. He was my father's first cousin. He died in the fighting during World War II and was buried in Belgium. To my knowledge, I am the first family member to actually see his grave marker and the beauty of his resting place. On behalf of our family, I thank you.

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Added by CarmasKid on May 24, 2016 5:33 PM

Jan Bockma - Loenen Military Cemetery
Hello Des

Thank you for taking the photograph of Jan Bockma's headstone in Loenen Military Cemetery and uploading it to his memorial. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated.

best regards

Added by Forscher on May 13, 2016 6:40 AM

RE: Permission Photo Request
Thank you!

Added by Anna on Mar 07, 2016 7:44 AM

Permission Photo Request
Dear Des,
I am presently working on a project honoring the soldiers from my hometown who gave the ultimate sacrifice. May I have your permission to use the image from SSGT George J. Ferenchak’s, 2nd Lt. Robert S. Smith’s, and PFC Lloyd E. Zimmeran’s memorials in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery with credit being given to you? Thank you for your consideration and thank you for what you do. Anna (#47378913)

Added by Anna on Mar 06, 2016 10:25 AM

Lynda Puakea
Richard James Dabinett

I just found the lovely photo you took of Richardʻs grave stone... he was my 2nd cousin 2X removed. May I use the photo on my private family tree? I always give credit to the find a grave members who graciously allow me to record the final resting places of my family... thank you so much...

Lynda Puakea

Added by Lynda Puakea on Jan 05, 2016 7:14 PM

Clarence Hall
Thanks for the photo of Guy Corns marker.
Clarence Hall, Stuart VA

Added by Clarence Hall on Dec 09, 2015 5:45 PM

Andy Baker
Hotton War Cemetery
Thank you for the pictures from the above cemetery, they are much appreciated

Added by Andy Baker on Oct 17, 2015 5:49 AM

Sharon Waring
Glenn O. Phalen
Hello Des,

Thank You from the bottom of my heart for adding a picture of my Uncle Glenns grave. It really means a lot to the family. I have recently read letters that my uncle had written while in WW2. They really touched me. A family from the Netherlands had written my grandparents when my uncle was killed and said how they admired him. My sister and myself are now on a quest in hopes of reconnecting with that family and planning a quest over the Atlantic to the Netherlands from California. Even if we don't get to reconnect with that family, we still plan to come just to visit my uncles grave. Thanks again.

Added by Sharon Waring on Oct 12, 2015 9:47 AM

Linsey McNaught
Alexander Brown McNaught
Des, thank you so much for adding the photograph of my Uncle Sandy's grave. His brother Frank first visited his grave when it just had a wooden cross. Frank is now 91 and had not seen this new grave stone in a number of years. I have posted some photos from Frank to the record. Thank you again. Linsey x

Added by Linsey McNaught on Oct 03, 2015 1:22 PM

Janice Zoradi
Stephen Michael Zoradi
Thank you for photographing the grave marker for my uncle and namesake, Stephen Zoradi. He is interred at Margraten, and I have traveled there to pay my respects. I appreciate you honoring the US soldiers who lost their lives by posting the photographs.
-Steve Zoradi

Added by Janice Zoradi on Sep 06, 2015 1:19 PM

Geoff Swallow
Wing Commander George Marcus Sheehan
Hello Des,

Thank you very much for the photo. I am most appreciative.

His name is George Marcus on the Australian Roll of Honour and was ex RAAF before he joined the RAF.

I will contact the CWGC and advise them of the Transcription error.

Keep up the good work.


Geoff Swallow
RAAF Researcher

Added by Geoff Swallow on Sep 02, 2015 5:37 AM

Michael Deacon
RE: Adolphus Appleton Mierlo war cemetery
Thank you Des it is much appreciated cheers.


Added by Michael Deacon on Aug 20, 2015 2:10 PM

Michael Deacon
Adolphus Appleton Mierlo war cemetery
Hello Des,
I am wondering if it is possible to have a copy of Adolphus Appleton who you have taken at Mierlo War Cemetery please.
I am researching Cockermouth war memorial where Adolphus is remembered.

Regards Mike.

Added by Michael Deacon on Aug 17, 2015 2:50 PM

Memorial #56302470
You've uploaded the wrong photo for this memorial. Memorial is for Cecil Dalton Owens and you uploaded a photo for Robert Bach...

Added by Modfreak on Aug 01, 2015 8:54 AM

Susan La Serna
325 glider 82nd airborne
Thank you for adopting the fallen soldiers from WWII. One day I hope to visit the grave site of my uncle pvt. Paul N. Mullen from Jerome Idaho.
Susan Mullen la Serna

Added by Susan La Serna on Jun 25, 2015 8:26 PM

BL Quinonez
RE: PFC Florencio E Quinonez
Des Philippet,
Thank you for your work as a photo volunteer. Thanks to you and your work, I'm able to share with my family a photo of the headstone at Margraten, of my Great Uncle.

Arizona, U.S.A.

Added by BL Quinonez on May 18, 2015 4:57 PM

Thomas Clark
Harold E. Sanders
Hi Des,

Just wanted to tell you I have added a picture and some info. for Harold E. Sanders.


Tom Clark
Teacher and researcher

Added by Thomas Clark on May 03, 2015 8:05 PM

Thank you..
Hi , Thank you very much for transfer the memorial of Jesus to me...Best regards. Vrin.

Added by Vrinparadise on Apr 28, 2015 5:35 AM

Paul ten Broeke
Richard Kelner Williams
Hi Des, saw you have made a small error a photo. At the headstone of Richard Kelner Williams (Reichswald War Cemetery) you have added the photo of FH Williams Grenadier Guards 5th March 1945. I am sure this in not your intention. Kr Paul

Added by Paul ten Broeke on Apr 15, 2015 11:48 AM

Godson and adoption

My name is Fabrizio

I'm from Belgium (Liège) near Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge).

I'm in a association reenactment :
ASBL Ardennes 505PIR 82nd Airborne

I adopted 5 graves in Neuville en Condroz and Henri Chapelle cimetery.

matricule : 32543124

I 'have the file about my godson but I don't have the picture and more information.

I would like to search more information about Leon with the family, picture,....

I sended email on the facebook and webside 9th armored division.

If you have information about my godson, i will be happy :) :)

my adress mail :

Thank you very much

Fabrizio Reale

Added by Fabrizio on Apr 12, 2015 6:02 AM

Helen Agiantritis
John Ferminger grave
Hi Des,
I've just discovered this website and found the photo of my great uncle's gravestone. I want to thank you for that. It's so wonderful to finally have something of him. He died without marrying so has no heirs to think of him. Now I can leave virtual flowers for him, thanks to you :-)
Regards, Helen

Added by Helen Agiantritis on Mar 27, 2015 2:18 PM

Re: Robert Shearing
Thank you so much for the photo of Robert's grave. It is loely to see where he lies.

He was my paternal grand uncle and had a twin brother who grieved for him for the rest of his life - only dying in 1997 at the age of 82 years.

Added by Historynut on Mar 24, 2015 1:09 PM


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