Re: Ned Watts - the 187th FA Battalion and Omaha Beach
Hello again, Bob Wlliams !
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I submit the folowing Attachments for the 187th FA BN, these, in additon to what I posted privately:
2nd Infantry Division, 4-25 Feb 45
5th ID, 30 Jul 44 / 13 Aug 44
28th ID, 30 Aug 44 / 3 Sep 44
29th ID, 17 May / 7 Jun 44
(There is a notation re: the 29th ID;
"2 June 44, Aboard LST #414,511".)
It appears that up to that time the unit was at Tavistock, Devon, England.
A second notation reads: "8 Jun 44, at Stone Quary Road, enroute to Vierville-sur-Mer."
97th ID, 30 Apr 45 / 9 May 45.
5th Armoured Division, 11 Sep 44 / 22 Sep 44.
If you go to GOOGLE and enter
you will be able to call up each of these divisions, and can determine their apprximate locations during the dates posted for each.
My primary souce was GOOGLE, but I also gleaned some material from Shelby Stanton's "WW II Order of Battle".
Please extend my compliments to NED WATTS.
Louie F Turner.