Great uncle dads side: forced into Geraman Wermacht, deserted to Allies in Tunisia, returned home as member of partisan overseas brigade.
Both grandmothers brothers were drafted in NDH (croatian "independent" state) army. They were both gone missing at the end of the war, probably killed in the afterwar massacres or in last desperate fights as some cutoff NDH units tried to reach British in Austria.
Grandfather on mothers side: R.A.F Ground crew in England, served in Battle of Britian.
Grandfather on Fathers side: Dishonerably discharged after removing gold teeth from japanese P.O.W's.
Grandfather's Brother on mothers side: Killed in lancaster raid over Germany when their Plane was bombed by another Plane above them*.
*The Lancaster reported a malfuntion in it's bomb doors and told the plane underneath it to move out of the way, so my Granddads brother's plane didnt get the radio messege and moved into it's place and was bombed.
Grandfather mothers side: Infantery officer, part of the few Danish forces that put up a fight. Imprisoned durring the war.
Grandfathers brother mothers side: Member of the youth chapter of the communist part. Escaped and survived german consentration camps. Quit the commies and helped form Socilaists people party(SF), when Soviet Union invaded Hungary.
Mothers great grandparents: Hid young wanted freedom fighters and helped them connect with safehouses on the contry side or in Sweden.
Grandather fathers side: Active in the resistance movement. Weapon drops and distribution.
Poland, Festung Breslau, Car Trunk: In the rear with the gear, tip: Never Forget Poland
Mother site: father of my grandmother - helped rescue jewish familiy in WWII, fought and was heavy wounded in car army in WW I. grandmother-Farmacist/nurse in soviet/polish M.A.S.H. grandmother brothers -partisans grandfather teacher in military school, but don't know details
Father site: grandmother-not military, as children taken to mandatory work to germany grandfather-also to young to be soldier, don't know details
Grandfather - Was in the "Lighting Infantry" division of the US ARMY. Participated in the Battle of the Bulge, was wounded in the hand, a week later, was wounded in battle in the leg, after he got recovered, he was then send over the the pacific and faught over there, no more wounds tho . Im very proud to be his grandson.
my mother's uncle served in europe in the canadian army during ww2. since he was a french-canadian, it was a taboo subject (canadians will know about this)
on my father's side, several of his uncles served in scottish regiments:
- one of his uncles fought in the pacific with the british army (alongside gurkhas, whom he claimed were just terrific and frightening in combat). would later break both of his legs during an airborne drop. he subsequently fought communists in greece in 1946 if i remember correctly.
- a second uncle served in germany at the end and after the war.
- a third uncle was a member of b squadron, 1st special air service regiment. he was killed in france in 1944 and is buried in the town of deux sevres.