26th Yankee Division
Living History / Re-Enactors
The Second World War was the greatest armed conflict ever witnessed by mankind.  
Thousands of young Americans would find themselves serving in far flung battlefields
around the world.  It was these individuals, the American GI, who made the ultimate
sacrifice to rid the world of tyranny.

We are a group of individuals dedicated to preserving the history of these remarkable
men.  By participating in living history displays and authentic battle re-enactment's, we
help to bring the story of the American soldier in WW2 to life in the present day.

Authenticity.  This is the entire idea behind any living history group.  In order to
create a "living history" you must take great pains to research and accumulate the items
needed to bring to life the time period you are representing.

Our unit goes to great lengths to accurately re-create the experience of the average
American foot soldier in the Second World War.  From our authentic period camp and the
rations we eat in the field, to the clothing and equipment we wear on our backs, we
strive to be an exact living recreation of an American rifle platoon during the Second
World War.
Second Squad, 1st Platoon, Dunbarton November 2006
Unlike other re-enactment groups, we focus on the common infantryman, the famous GI, as he
appeared in all theaters of WW2.  As a member you will see what it was like to fight the
German army in damp Belgian forests or the hedgerows of Normandy.  You will go face to face
with determined Japanese defenders in a simulated Pacific battlefield.  The opportunities are
endless, no two re-enactment events are the same.

As a living history group, we also participate in living history events and encampments.  By
doing so we give the public the opportunity to experience history on a first hand basis.  For
many veterans who visit us at these functions, we provide a valuable living reminder to the
memories of their experiences overseas.

As a member you will start out as a private, a rifleman in a rifle squad.  By participating in
events you will earn rank and awards.   You will have the chance to act as a medic, a machine
gunner, a mortarman, or any of the other positions in a WW2 Rifle company.  If you have
leadership skills, you will see what it was like to command a squad or section under simulated
combat conditions.
See the First Squad
See the second Squad
Thirty Cal in action!!!!
YD in the