A major search is under way to locate more than a dozen WWII servicemen in Scotland who were once welcomed by a New York family.
The servicemen, including James S Windsor from Dumfries, were welcomed by the Caseys, a US Navy family.
Mrs Eleanor Casey made notes and took photographs of each of the men, collecting them in what later became known as the Book of Memories.
Gloria Winfield is supporting Barrie Holden and Nicola Girling in a bid to bring together these notes and the families of the men they concern.
It comes after the book came into the care of Mr Holden, who now lives in England.
His father was one of the sailors who visited the Caseys at the time.
The book itself was rescued from the bin following the death of Mrs Casey, explained her daughter Pat, who can still remember the servicemen visiting their home.
Many were in New York for training while others were enjoying shore leave while waiting for convoys to assemble before the next trip across the Atlantic.
Mrs Casey took the time to write to their families, letting them know their loved ones were safe.
She also sent parcels of food and clothing as well as Christmas cards across the Atlantic.
And within the warm family home, good food, coffee, bananas, sailing, bowling, skating, sledging and swimming lessons were just some of the activities mentioned in the notes.
According to the note on James Windsor of Marchfield Drive, Moffat Road, he was on his way to Bunker Hill for training around April, 1945.
A letter was sent by Mrs Casey to a Mrs Edith Windsor, who could possibly have been James’ mother, telling her James was safe.
James, who was around the age of 19 at the time, had an older sister and one younger brother who was still at school.
James apparently wanted to study forestry after the war.
Gloria, one of the people looking to trace the men mentioned in the book, or their families, said: “This is a monumental task, one we are hoping to complete before Christmas.
“Any help you can provide would be very much appreciated.”
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