According to my dad's separation papers he entered his service at Camp Upton, NY in October 1943. As a member of the I/395 Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, he served as an automatic rifleman in Northern France and Central Europe. His separation papers show that he arrived in Europe on June 28, 1944 and returned to the United States on September 11, 1945. I’m unsure of what the first date refers to since I believe the 99th didn’t arrive in Europe until October 1944.
Which leads me to believe that he joined up with the 99th sometime after his arrival in Europe. I sort of remember that he mentioned he was involved in D-Day plus four – how I'm not sure. He also had a Army Service Forces patch which he might have worn before his involvement with the 99th. However, none of his papers make these references.
Is there anyway of finding out where he would have served between the time he spent at Camp Upton in training and his time at the Battle of the Bulge?
BTW, anyone interested in reading about the 395th's K Companyat the Bulge, George Neill has written a book titled "Infantry Soldier", which gives a good description of life at the front. Any bookstore should be able to order it.