That's a pretty cool resource.
While doing some research for a Lt into a relative who served from 1921 into WWII with the 69th I came across 2 interesting sources through the NY State military museum.
First was a By name roster of every New York National Guardsman (28,000)who was federalized in 1940-41 under Executive Order# 8551
In many cases shows awards and status KIA/WIA/MIA, deserters, those commissioned, etc.
Second is the 27th Divisions yearbook taken in 1941 before the Pearl Harbor attack and US entry into the war. the 27th went to Hawaii as a "Square" division and converted to the new "Triangular" T/O&E while there.
http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/...on_1940-41.pdf (761MB file)
Baker Co. 1st Bn, 165th INF RGT (69 NY)
Of Note is G. Kuen a Chinese American seriving in Baker co. While Blacks and Japanese were segregated, Chinese were'nt (during the US Civil War the 71st NY a Nativist regiment (had to be born in USA) had a Chinese Quartermaster Sergeant
Last edited by LineDoggie; 05-09-2012 at 04:37 PM.
Very interesting! I like how they listed the country of birth of the soldiers and seeing the diversity. Thanks for sharing.