American World War II Association Historians Consortium
A United Voice for World War II Records

Founded Memorial Day 2009
Now Representing 18 WWII Associations
Representing more than a Million Veterans and their Families
Bookmark this page as http://www.7thArmdDiv.org/awahc/index.htm
Last updated: September 4, 2017
| Purpose | Current Objectives | Officers & Members | Join or Contact Us |

Welcome to the home page of American World War II Association Historians Consortium.
We are a voluntary consortium of the officially designated historians (or other representatives) of World War II military unit associations and other World War II-specific associations.
Our purpose, stated in our by-laws, is:

  1. to provide a united voice for
    the historically-knowledgeable governmental preservation of
    and our prompt access to
    official United States World War II records
    to meet the needs of the historians of our various associations

  2. to foster an exchange of information among the members
    to promote and exchange the methods of and continuation of
    the collection, analysis, dissemination and preservation of
    WWII unit information,
    including new technology techniques


Current Objectives

Our current top-three objectives are as follows. Click on each one for further information.

  1. Support

  2. Support the establishment of a permanent cyber-bookshelf for the preservation of the passive web pages and archives of disbanded World War II associations.

  3. Support the permanent preservation and public accessibility of World War II mortuary and cemetery records, individual and aggregated.


Officers and Charter Members

President

Jed Henry, representing 3rd Armored Division

Past Presidents
  • 2013-2015: Col. (ret.) Robert H. Meek, Jr., representing the American WWII Orphans Network
  • Founding President, 2009-2013: Wesley Johnston, Historian of 7th Armored Division Association

Charter Members and their 2009 Positions
  • John Bowen: Historian, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Association
  • Steve Dixon: President-Elect and Webmaster, 70th Infantry Division Association
  • Wesley Johnston: Historian, 7th Armored Division Association
  • John Schaffner: Historian, 106th Infantry Division Association

Web Master: Wesley Johnston, Historian of the 7th Armored Division Association

Member Associations
(numerical units in order, followed by alphabetical - click on an insignia to see the web page)
Click here for information about joining AWAHC.

3rd Armored Division
"There is a significant historical value to the WWII records currently available to historians but often hard or time consuming to access. AWAHC can help support the preservation and ease of access to these records and help keep the memories of what our veterans did alive."
-- Jed Henry --
Historian, Recon Company, 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division

6th Armored Division
"The Consortium sounds very interesting."
"Thanks for doing this."
-- Bruce Frederick --
Webmaster, 6th Armored Division Association

7th Armored Division
"If what is considered to be 'history' is not accurate,
then the lessons supposedly learned are not the lessons of history."
-- Wesley Johnston --
Historian, 7th Armored Division Association

11th Armored Division
"I would very much like to participate in your historical organization
and help in any way I can."
-- Dale Zanardelli --
Webmaster, 11th Armored Division Association

12th Armored Division
"I would be glad to represent the 12th AD in the organisation AWAHC."
-- Edward Waszak --
Historian, 12th Armored Division Association

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29th Infantry Division
"I would be happy to join with you and represent the 29th Division Association on your very noble endeavor. It is a great idea. "
-- Joseph Balkoski --
Historian, 29th Infantry Division Association

134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
"I fully support AWAHC's objectives to preserve official WWII records and increase access to these valuable documents."
-- Roberta V. Russo --
Historian and Webmaster, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division Association

63rd Infantry Division
"I think it is an idea whose time has come."
-- Fred Clinton --
Webmaster, 63rd Infantry Division Association

69th Infantry Division

-- Joe Lipsius --
Webmaster, 69th Infantry Division Association

70th Infantry Division
"I am on board! I read what you have written down and I agree 100%."
-- Steve Dixon --
President-Elect and Webmaster, 70th Infantry Division Association

80th Infantry Division
"I'd like to help, so count me in."
-- Andrew Adkins --
past National Secretary, 80th Infantry Division Association

85th Infantry Division
"It's absolutely imperative that we preserve the history of our father's service and the job these men did from 1941 to 1945, and the primary effort will be through organizations as you propose."
-- John Heiser --
Webmaster, 85th Infantry Division

90th Infantry Division

-- Norm Richards --
Assistant Historian, 90th Infantry Division Association

94th Infantry Division
"count me in"
-- Harry N. Helms, Jr --
Secretary/Treasurer, 94th Infantry Division Association

106th Infantry Division
"I am willing to help you any way that I can."
-- John Schaffner --
Historian, 106th Infantry Division Association

299th Engineer Combat Battalion
"The 299th were such a wonderful group and I want to preserve their history. This is so important. Let me know what I can do to help."
-- Jeannie Tucker --
Webmaster, 299th Engineer Combat Battalion

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American World War II Orphans Network
"an effort that is vital to all interested in preserving the history and records of World War II"
-- Robert H. Meek, Jr. --
Representative, American World War II Orphans Network

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge
"This is a great idea and one long overdue."
-- John D. Bowen --
Historian, Battle of the Bulge Association

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Join or Contact


Joining AWAHC

To represent your association in AWAHC, the historian must have the ability to communicate skillfully via e-mail. We have no budget, and all communication, including our members-only forum, is done by e-mail. If your association historian does not have e-mail, then the association can be represented by an officer of the association who does have e-mail. Please click on the link below to ask about joining AWAHC.

Click here to contact AWAHC President Jed Henry.


Click here to contact web master Wesley Johnston.

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