Project '44

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by Project44, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. Project44

    Project44 Member

    Missing War Diaries


    Thanks to those on the forum who have already helped us with war diaries. Very much appreciated.

    I am looking for missing war diaries in order to support the mapping of Project '44. The Library and Archives is supporting our project by digitizing the units we need, but unfortunately with COVID-19 all work has ground to a halt.

    In order to have as many units mapped as possible for launch, we are hoping members on here may be able to help us fill in any gaps.

    We know have all the war diaries for 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, and 4th Canadian Armoured Division, but have several gaps in 2nd Candian Infantry Division and sizeable gaps in the I Canadian Corps units.

    We are hoping to have all the major combat units mapped by May 5th.

    Attached are the units we are looking for, and a snap shot of all the Canadian units mapped to date, colour coded by division.

    Attached Files:

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  2. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    What do each of the following codes mean?

  3. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    I think I can help out with some of the missing files if you can interpret to codes for me. I just sent you the war diaries for the Lake Superior Regiment Sept-Nov 1944.
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  4. Project44

    Project44 Member

    Apologies, I should have put the code down.

    Mapped = We have the war diary and have mapped the unit for that month.
    No = We do not have a war diary, or sufficent microfilm to map the unit.
    File = Means we have the LAC war diary copy and can map.
    Nil = outside of our current scope.

    So anything in the NO column is what we are looking for. Thanks again for your help!
  5. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    OK. I will take a look and see what I can help with.
  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    The Project '44 mapping project which started with Normandy to Germany has been extended to Italy. So for the Canadians in Italy you should be able to see their locations over time and access the daily war diary entries.

    I think the address is You have to then make a selection to change from Normandy to Italy.
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  7. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    Chris is correct…..but be aware that they have “just” started this part of the project… its “under construction” and in fact on their web page it does say “Coming Soon”……

    I’ve had the chance to “preview” part of the upload so far, and of course it will be very similar to the NW Europe maps and info…….with maps to follow the various units, links and info from the war diaries each day etc etc.

    Another great project by Project 44
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2021
  8. Temujin

    Temujin Member

    Just a quick follow up…….they have also added “IWO JIMA” for all our American friends…again, this is new, and Project 44 is soliciting information, photo’s etc to add to the project. Right now they have a map of the Island, and you can click on various defences etc etc to see where they were

    This is on line at their web page, just have to click on it to open that new part of their records and mapping
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