I haven't "ciphered" the entries "CO 33, & 40 WD 45"
And based on what information you had provided, I am completely baffled by the EAME award.
That stands for EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN, and was awarded to personnel for service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater between 7 Dec 41 and 9 Nov 45.
Since I see no evidence that he was actually in combat in Morocco or Algeria in that time frame, I assume that at some period he was in some other unit...not the 83rd...and was staged somewhere in Africa, then probably participated in the operations in Europe later.
This was fairly standard, even common, at that stage of the war, when the Army was concentrating on getting as many men abroad as possible.
They moved units and/or replacements into Africa, then routed them out to where needed. This seemed most common for troops who were subsequently shipped into Sicily, thence to Italy.
I wouldn't have any idea as to the origin or even existence of the book you mention, "Thunderbolt...".
May I recommend that you enter <83rd Infantry Division Association> under your SEARCH. You will come up with a slew of links to the division. I think I found it thru Alta Vista.
It is late. I will give the CO33&40WD45 some thought later.