Thank you. I have released the spam blocker and moved your address into my contacts list. Sorry. Can I contact you directly? I have been working on this for many years, trying to corraborate what have been basically family legends about my Dad's service. I understand that men were (and units) were moved around alot, making it difficult to research. While I was repairing a damaged photo of him in photoshop, I noted that he had glider wings on his lapel, and my mother always insisted he 'dropped at Normandy' and helped 'liberate' Berchestgaden'. Interestingly, his father was German and emigrated in 1914 and my father was fluent in German, so some of the stories involve contact with prisoners and helping in translation issues. When I was a child he had photos of Berchestgaden, but that material was unfortunately lost. His service was important to him and in trying to preserve some sense of what he experienced is important to my family. One story, that was hard to trace was at one point the command thought that Hitler might still be in Bavaria and there was a plan to send in a group of soldiers to do reconnaisance and perhaps capture him. My Dad was involved with preparing for that venture and they had considered disguising them as German soldiers or civilians. This was of plan was tabled of course when it was learned that Hitler was dead in Berlin. Do you know of any unit that was prepared for such a venture?
Your help and considerate replies are welcome, and I thank you. Ruthanne Stange Kah