Sorry, I didn't know your Uncle Joe, but I can provide a little insight into when, where and what he did in service.
First off, he would have sailed from NY P/E i a multi-ship convoy on 5 Sep 43, arriving at either Bristol or Liverpool, England 5-15-43.
He would have been aboard ship with members of the 3rd. Armored Division.
From England, the 101st AB air-assaulted Normandy, France 6-6-44 (D-Day), then returned to England 13 Jul 44.
Next, it air-assaulted Nijmegen-Arnhem, Holland 17 Sep 44.
It re-entered France 28 Nov 44, and crossed into Belgium 18 Dec 44 to participate in the Battle of the Bulge.
It entered Germany for the Central Europe campaign 4 Apr 45, and was inactivated in France 30 Nov 45.
It reached Berchtesgaden, Germany when war ended 7 May 45.
Campaigns: Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe.
The division included 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, two Parachute Infantry Regiments (502nd, 506th), two Glider Field Artillery Battalions (321st, 907th), plus other elements.
Commanders: Major General Wm. C. Lee, Aug 42 MG Maxwell D. Taylor, Mar 44 Brigadier Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, Dec 44 MG Maxwell D. Taylor, Dec 44 BG Wm. M. Gillmore, Sep 45 BG Gerald St. C. Mickle, Sep 45 BG Stuart Cutler, Oct. 45
NOTE : It appears that the 101st. fought two major campaigns under General Taylor, Normandy and Ardennes-Alsace.
Casualties: Killed in Action, 1,776 Wounded in Action, 6,388 Died from Wounds, 324
WORLD WAR II ORDER of BATTLE, Shelby L. Stanton, author, GALAHAD BOOKS, NYNY, publisher, has an interesting Combat Narrative for this unit.
In his CITIZEN SOLDIERS, Stephen E. Ambrose, auther, cites the 502nd. PIR several times during their approach to and finally clearing the hedgerows.
That is about all I can relate concerning the 101st. Airborne Division.