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MtMestas.com is an archive of Documents, Pictures and Stories about the 88th Infantry Division Blue Devils, the Mt.Mestas Memorial Monument, PFC Felix B. Mestas, Jr. and the Invasion of Italy phase of World War II between 1943-45. Our focus is towards preserving Family and Historical knowledge.
MtMestas.com is an archive of Documents, Pictures and Stories about the 88th Infantry Division Blue Devils,
the Mt.Mestas Memorial Monument, PFC Felix B. Mestas, Jr., and the Invasion of Italy and Trieste (TRUST)
periods of World War II between 1942-1954. Our focus is towards preserving Family and Historical knowledge
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88th Infantry Division Blue Devils

88th Infantry
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Blue Devils

1942 - 1945
88th Infantry Division
Blue Devils
World War II Research Website
88th Infantry Division Trust Period 1947-1954

88th Infantry
Dsivision

Trust Period

1947-1954
349th Infantry "Kraut Killers" Regiment - 88th Infantry Division
349th Infantry
"Kraut Killers"
Regiment
350th Infantry "Battle Mountain" Regiment - 88th Infantry Division
350th Infantry
"Battle Mountain"
Regiment
351st Infantry "Spear Head" Regiment - 88th Infantry Division
351st Infantry
"Spear Head"
Regiment

313th Combat Engineers Battalion - 88th Infantry Division
313th
Combat
Engineers
Battalion
313th Medical Battalion - 88th Infantry Division
313th
Medical
Battalion
337th Field Artillery Battalion - 88th Infantry Division
337th
Field
Artillery
Battalion
338th Field Artillery Battalion - 88th Infantry Division
338th
Field
Artillery
Battalion
339th Field Artillery Battalion - 88th Infantry Division
339th
Field
Artillery
Battalion
913th Field Artillery Battalion - 88th Infantry Division
913th
Field
Artillery
Battalion
88th Infantry Division Band
88th
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88th Infantry Division Band
88th
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Military Police Company
88th Infantry Division Band
88th
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Division
Quartermaster Company
88th Infantry Division Band
88th
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Recon Troop (Mech)
88th Infantry Division Band
88th
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Signal Company
88th Infantry Division Band
788th
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88TH
INFANTRY
DIVISION
88th Band
88th Mil. Police Co.
88th Q'master Co.
88th Recon. Troop Co.
88th Signal Co.
337th Field Art'y Bn.
339th Field Art'y Bn.
913th Field Art'y Bn.
313th Combat Eng.
313th Medical Bn.
788th Ordnance Co.
UNITS
TEMPORARILY
ASSIGNED
TO THE 88TH
442nd Infantry Reg.
752nd Tank Reg.
88TH
INFANTRY
DIVISION
INFORMATION
Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ)
History
Medals and Citations
88th Infantry Division
Assoc. Newsletters
Rosters - Names Lists
Obituaries - Bios
Veterans Information
AFRICA
1942
1943
ALLIES
Australia
England
France
India
Russia
Joseph Stalin
Winston Churchill
Theodore Roosevelt
AUDIO
Radio Programs
Music
AXIS
COUNTRIES
Germany
Italy
Spain
BATTLES
Anzio
Anzio German Study
Laiatico
Monte Battaglia
Monte Cassino
Monte Capello
San Pietro
Santa Maria Infante
BOOKS
The Blue Devils
Valerio Calderoni and
Renzo Grandi (88th)
"We Were There"
From Gruber to
the Brennar Pass
Final Campaign
Finito
Road To Rome
War Against
Germany and Italy
CAMPAIGNS
Rome-Arno
Rome-Arno Campaign.pdf
NaplesFoggia.pdf
North Apennines
NorthApennines
Po Valley
PoValleyCampaign.pdf
CHRONOLOGIES
Chronology
World War II
Brief History WW2
88th Route Map Poster
DISTINGUISHED
UNIT
CITATIONS
Other Divisions
GENERALS
Mark Wayne Clark
Dwight D. Eisenhower
James C. Fry
Paul W. Kendall
Bryant E. Moore
Benard Montgomery
George S. Patton
John E. Sloan
Lucious Truscott
GERMANY
Adolph Hitler
Irwin Rommel
Albert Kesselring
German Operations
Against Anzio
War Against Germany
War Against
Germany and Italy
GUNS
AR-15
Browning Automatic
Rifle (BAR)
Pistol
Rail Guns
INTERACTIVE
Chat Room
88th Discussion Group
Friends in Italy
ITALY
1943
1944
1945
1946
Apennines
Casola Valsenio
(Monte Battaglia)
Friends and Residents
Representing Italy
Laiatico
Monte Capello
Monte Battaglia
Monte Cassino
Pictures of Italy
Unknown Locations
Rome
Trieste
War Against
Germany and Italy
German Operations
Against Anzio
LINKS
88th Infantry Div.
Italy
Research
World War II
MAGAZINES
ARTICLES
Satuday Evening Post
MAPS
Strategic WW2 Maps
Maps from the
Historical Narratives
MEDALS
Identification
Bronze Star
Combat Infantryman
Distinguished
Service Cross
Distinguished
Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Medal of Honor
Purple Heart
Silver Star
Soldier's Medal
MESTAS
FAMILY
Mestas Archives Info
Mestas Geneology
Mestas Pictures
Mestas Private Area
MESTAS
MAGAZINE
ARTICLES
MESTAS
NEWSPAPER
ARTICLES
Mestas' Sister
Nurse At Buckley
Renaming Official
MT.MESTAS
Geology Report
Mt. Mestas Pictures
MT.MESTAS
MEMORIAL
MONUMENT
Memorial Day
Dedication Speach
Monument Pictures
MULTIMEDIA
1940's Ca
Marches
Radio Programs
Speaches
Video
Music
MUSEUM
1940's Cartoons
Artifacts
Collector Cards
Comic Books
Drawings
Games
Magazine Covers
Miscellaneous
Music
Newspapers
Pictures
Poetry
Post Cards
Posters
Trench Art
Unknown Items
88th in World War I
MUSIC
NEWSPAPERS
The Blue Devil
Stars and Stripes
Yank
NEWSLETTERS
88TH DIVISION
ASSSOCIATION
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
OPERATIONS
Operation
PATCHES
Identification
PICTURES
88th Infantry Div.
349th Infantry Reg.
350th Infantry Reg.
Other 88th Units
PINS
Identification
POSTERS
88th Route Map
Battaglia Poem
World War II
PRISONERS
OF WAR
88th POWS
German POW Camps
German POWs
US POWs in Italy
RESEARCH
Links
Finding Records
Replacing Medals
Searching for Vets.
RESOURCES
eBay
Family
Internet
Libraries
Records
Search Engines
Videos
SICILY
Invasion
Operation
VIDEO
"Battaglia" Trifecta
Film Winner 2007
Battle of San Pietro
Camp Gruber 1942
88th Basic Training
Documentary
349th Infantry Reg.
1944 Combat Film
Cornuda, Italy
88th Infantry Div.
Prisoners of War
German Newsreel
88th Infantry Div.
Veteran Interviews
More>


About This Website ...
Felix Belois Mestas, Jr. was my uncle.

He died in the invasion of Itlay campaign. His bravery that day was investigated for a Medal of Honor Citation and after years of delay he was awarded the Silver Star Medal. Later, a mountain in southern Colorado near his home was renamed Mt.Mestas i
n his honor.

In 2001 I learned how to make websites. One of the first websites I put up was MtMestas.com, a small 50 page website about my uncle and the 88th Infantry Division.

Not long after, people from all over the world started contacting me for more information about the 88th Infantry Division for their own family research or from World War II relic hunters in Italy researching the movements of the divisions that fought in their area.

Within a year, the MtMestas.com website had grown to some 1000 pages of unit histories, historical narratives, rare publications, monographs and pictures. Too many questions and not enough time led a few years later to my converting most of the files to the keyword searchable PDF document format and publishing it all to CD and putting it up on eBay so people could easily do their own research.

Along the way I also collected files on all the other divisions and have likewise taken on the mission of publishing a "Researching World War II" CD on each of the over 100 Divisions who saw action during World War II.


I hope you enjoy the website. It's always undergoing an update. If something you want to know about isn't back up yet, send me an email and I'll see if I can send it to you or publish it to the website soon.

Feel free to send an email of your comments and requests or if you have something you want to contribute to the website.

Ciao' mates,

Gary Smith
www.MtMestas.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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