Joedemadio's WW2 History Travel Blog

Lest We Forget – Relive The Past

NEW: Battle of the Bulge Battlefield Tours 2017 & 2018

I’m happy to announce that I’m available as a full day tour guide for various battles that took place in Western Europe. My tours extend from Operation Market Garden to...

September 13, 2017

Lost in the Ardennes – Veteran Story

Edgar Valderrama was a replacement in C. Company, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, after the Battle of the Bulge. He joined the division in Luxembourg and crossed the Sauer River with...

August 29, 2017

Heroes of Hosingen – Untold Story of K Company.

In the town of Hosingen, Luxembourg, K Company of the 110th Infantry Regiment held out for two days as the Germans advanced to the west during the Battle of the...

August 21, 2017

Guest Blog: Veteran Story About The Sauer Crossing February 1945

Edgar Valderrama was a replacement in C. Company, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, after the Battle of the Bulge. He joined the division in Luxembourg and crossed the Sauer River...

August 20, 2017

Visiting the Siegfried Line – 5 Locations You MUST See

The Siegfried Line near Wallendorf is probably the best spot to dive into the Battle of the Bulge in Luxembourg. The defensive structures around the village are part of a...

August 4, 2017

Traveling Battle of the Bulge: La Roche-en-Ardenne

La Roche is one of those villages you will never regret visiting. Wether it’s for a drink or for a week of exploring the Battle of the Bulge battlefields. Ever...

June 4, 2017

The First Across The Rhine!

The 5th Infantry Division was the first division to cross the Rhine River. On the night of March 22nd 1945, they crossed the river and within 24 hours the whole...

May 29, 2017

The taking of Bitburg – A Veteran’s Story

By Edgar Valderrama from C Company, 11th Infantry Regiment The following story was passed on to me by Edgar Valderrama, a veteran of the 11th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division....

April 24, 2017

Visiting Band of Brothers: The Battle of Nuenen? | WW2 Traveling #5

This week I travelled down to the village of Nuenen near Eindhoven. On September 20th 1944, E company of the 506th PIR went on a reconaissance mission to this village...

April 17, 2017

The 2nd South Staffords at Arnhem Part 2

This week I travelled back to Arnhem & Oosterbeek to follow the Withdrawl of the 2nd South Staffords from Arnhem to Oosterbeek. Again, we pass various sites where their heroic...

April 11, 2017

The 2nd South Staffords at Arnhem Part 1

The 2nd South Staffords at Arnhem story is one of those stories that tend to get forgotten as the years pass. Most people pay attention to the US troops during...

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