Mr. Turner, Thank you for the information regarding the 65th Division and it's combat record.I had tried our country library system to check on Shelby Stanton's book, but the only location I found was at our Marquette University library.I will have to pursue that to obtain it on loan.Your information gives me more than I have thus far.
What was the link you included in your last reply?My Dad had mentioned ending the war in Linz, Austria, so this matches.He also said something about liberating one of the concentration camps.I thought Buchenwald, but didn't want to talk much about it then. He did say there were battles with hand-to-hand fighting taking towns, but no locations. I'd like to obtain as much information about his where abouts in Europe as possible.From my recollections, he said he had been part of Patton's 3rd Army during the drive into Germany.
From his discharge papers, I know he was stationed in Panama in early 1942 and again in MAR-APR '44 after having entered service 10NOV41 assigned to Company "A" 34th Infantry Bn and being separated for some reason and I re-enlisting.I think he left from NY on 10JAN45 for La Harve, France.
I suppose I should try to get a hold of the book to get more information on the 65th.