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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
Division


Blue Devils

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

88th Infantry
Division

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
Infantry
Division
Band
88th Infantry Division Band
88th
Infantry
Division
Military Police Company
88th Infantry Division Band
88th
Infantry
Division
Quartermaster Company
88th Infantry Division Band
88th
Infantry
Division
Recon Troop (Mech)
88th Infantry Division Band
88th
Infantry
Division
Signal Company
88th Infantry Division Band
788th
Ordnance
Company

About Junior Mestas
What's Here
FLASH INTRO -Turn on your sound. When it starts hit the F11 key on/off for full screen.
88TH
INFANTRY
DIVISION
88th Anti Tank Co.
88th Band
88th Mil. Police Co.
88th Q'master Co.
88th Recon. Troop Co.
88th Signal Co.
913th Field Art'y Bn.
788th Ordnance Co.
UNITS
TEMPORARILY
ASSIGNED
TO THE 88TH
442nd Infantry Reg.
752nd Tank Reg.
88TH
INFANTRY
DIVISION
INFORMATION
History
Medals and Citations
88th Infantry Division
Assoc. Newsletters
Veterans Information
AUDIO
BATTLES
Anzio
Anzio German Study
Laiatico
Monte Battaglia
Monte Cassino
Monte Capello
San Pietro
Santa Maria Infante
CAMPAIGNS
Rome-Arno
Rome-Arno Campaign.pdf
NaplesFoggia.pdf
North Apennines
NorthApennines
Po Valley
PoValleyCampaign.pdf
DISTINGUISHED
UNIT
CITATIONS
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
MAGAZINES
ARTICLES
MAPS
Strategic WW2 Maps
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
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
MUSIC
NEWSPAPERS
The Blue Devil
Stars and Stripes
Yank
NEWSLETTERS
88TH DIVISION
ASSSOCIATION
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s
Operation
PICTURES
88th Infantry Div.
349th Infantry Reg.
350th Infantry Reg.
Other 88th Units
PRISONERS
OF WAR
88th POWS
German POW Camps
German POWs
US POWs in Italy
RESEARCH
Links
Finding Records
Replacing Medals
Searching for Vets.
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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