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PRESS RELEASE: UCLA Alumni Assoc. Honors World War II Casualties in Veterans Day Event, Beigel to Speak

  Press Release: WWII Researcher and Historian Bill Beigel Presents Research of 273 UCLA Bruins Killed in World War II Click here to reserve your tickets for the event. Click here for complete event...
Rosemarie Maze, US Navy, following WWII
Rosemarie Maze, US Navy, following WWII
Rosemarie Maze, US Navy, following WWII

Remembering the Fallen: WWII Veterans of UCLA, Major Robert C. Maze

Rosemarie and Robert Maze are the only military couple included in my Veterans Day speech for the UCLA Alumni Association on November 9. Please join me at UCLA if you’re in Los Angeles that day. Pictured: Rosemarie Maze, US Navy, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross on behalf of her husband, Marine Major Robert C. Maze. Major Maze, commander of Fighter Squadron 511, was shot down in the battle for Okinawa. The Distinguished Flying Cross citation reads, in part: "For heroism and...
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UCLA Veterans Day Commemorative: “Remembering the Fallen”

UCLA Alumni Association Hosts Veterans Day Commemorative Featured Speaker: WW2 Researcher and Historian William L. "Bill "Beigel   On the eve of UCLA’s Veterans Day Ceremony, author and World War II researcher, UCLA alumnus, historian, and researcher William L. Beigel '80, MA '83, will offer a timely account of the heroic Bruins who served America and gave their lives during WWII. Mr. Beigel will share how 273 Bruin students, faculty and alumni died in active duty, including...
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APG 2017 Annual Professional Management Conference | Washington, DC 10/1/2017

Researching the Silent Generation: Locating and Understanding WWII Veterans’ Military Records For the second consecutive year, WW2 Researcher and Historian Bill Beigel was a featured speaker at the annual Professional Management Conference hosted by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). Some 130 professional genealogists, from a wide range of specialties, attended the conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Crystal City, Washington, DC. Beigel's topic focused on his...
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WORKSHOP: WW2 Military Records Research | Torrance CA, 8/17/17

Register Below "Researching the Silent Generation: Solving the Mysteries of WW2 Military Service" Last Day to Register! Do you have a family member who served in the U.S. military in World War II? Have you been searching for information about their service? If so, plan to attend Bill Beigel’s WW2 Military Records Research Workshop on August 17 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, California. If you're like most people, you probably know very little about your...
Allen County Public Library
Allen County Public Library
Allen County Public Library

“Lessons From a Corporate Dropout

Professional researcher and World War II historian Bill Beigel presented a keynote address at the 2016 Professional Management Conference, hosted by the Association of Professional Genealogists. The conference was held at the beautiful Allan County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Beigel addressed attendees of one of the nation's leading genealogy industry conferences on Saturday, September 24. Titled, “Lessons From a Corporate Dropout,” Beigel presented his talk to entrepreneurial...
NARA Fire 1973
NARA Fire 1973
NARA Fire 1973
NARA Fire 1973
NARA Fire 1973
NARA Fire 1973
NARA Fire 1973

Workshop Presentation: “Researching World War II Military Files”

On September 22, 2016, WW2 Researcher and Historian Bill Beigel presented a two-hour workshop titled, “Researching World War II Military Files.” The session was presented to professional researchers at the 2016 Professional Management Conference hosted by the Association of Professional Genealogists at the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Beigel presented an advanced-level, hands-on workshop for professional researchers on researching and interpreting American military files...

WW2 Researcher to speak at Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock, TX, Nov 11, 2015

Return of the World War II Dead: How the demands of American families changed history In 1947, across the United States, tens of thousands of American servicemen made their silent return from World War II. These were the American soldiers, flyers, naval personnel and Marines who had met their deaths overseas in the War and whose remains were being returned, at government expense, to their waiting families. The “Return of the WWII Dead” program was unprecedented in expense and...

WW2 Researcher to speak at High Plains Museum, Goodland, KS, Jan. 21

Goodland – The High Plains Museum and the City of Goodland, Kansas are pleased to have Mr. Bill Beigel, a World War II Researcher, come to the High Plains Museum to give a presentation.  The presentation will start at 7:00 PM MST Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the High Plains Museum. Beigel will talk about this program during his presentation, “Return of the WWII Dead: How the demands of American families changed history” with a special segment entitled “Tell Me About My Boy: 2nd...

Bill Beigel presents “Return of the WWII Dead” to 300 students at Goodland High School, Jan. 21

On January 21, 2015, WW2 Casualty Researcher Bill Beigel of Torrance, CA, will give a special presentation at a student assembly at the Goodland High School in Kansas. Several students from the high school will participate in the presentation. Beigel will talk about this program during his presentation, “Return of the WWII Dead: How the demands of American families changed history” with a special segment entitled “Tell Me About My Boy: 2nd Lt. Fred. K Stewart, from Clearwater, Kansas...
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