Thank you so much for your response to my message.
I had thought that my next step would be writing to the National Archieves again to request unit histories of some kind.They said they could not help me with his discharge papers (because of 1973 fire). I did get those papers from another source.Do you know if they would be able to help me now that I can give them some kind of unit number? (II Corp or 7th Army or 177 Sig Rep??).
My father spoke very little of his war days (as is typical of so many Vets of that era) but we do recall him mentioning No. Africa, Italy and France.He was overseas for over 3 1/2 years and I would love to know at least a little more about where he went and what he saw.
Again, thank you for your comments.I will try the NARA again!