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40th Light Signal Battalion - World War II

Erik Westerman - info@benefactum.org - is seeking veterans who served in the 40th Light Signal Battalion during World War II.

Follow excerpt from e-mail message and web site addresses:

[My father, Col. George F. Westerman was a 2nd lieutenant in the 40th Light Signal Battalion.

This battalion acted as support in the European theatre of Operations, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and central Europe. Their main job was to provide communications support and defuse mines and booby traps during the Battle of the Bulge.

The 40th Battalion was a signal battalion consisting of over 400 African-American enlisted men. The amazing fact is that they all survived World War Two, apart from a few wounded (not fatally).

I have found a few stories written in reports about their performance in World War Two:

http://www.gordon.army.mil/AC/WWII/BLACKS.HTM

Very little was known about this battalion, until I decided to conduct very intensive research about 5 few years ago.

I am proud to announce that a new site exists for the story of the 40th Light Signal Construction Battalion in World War Two. I hope that there are surviving veterans from this Battalion to share their stories with us, so that we can expand on their highly illustrious and detailed profile that I have compiled over the years.

I am hoping that there are surviving veterans of the 40th Light Signal Construction Battalion who might be able to give me stories or anecdotes as I wish to make a television documentary on the battalion?s story.

I would be honoured if you would add a link to my site on your website to show the amazing contributions of the African-American soldier in World War Two.]

The website is located at:

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