Hi, My Dad was in the 69th in WWII. Here is some info I have gathered from the web. Hope it helps.
69th Infantry Division 15 May 43 activated at Cp Shelby Miss and trained under VII and IX Corps; staged at Cp Kilmer N.J. 23 Nov 44 until departed New York P/E 1 Dec 44; arrived England 12 Dec 44 and landed in France 24 Jan 45; crossed into Belgium 9 Feb 45 and entered Germany 8 Mar 45; returned to New York P/E 16 Sep 45 and inactivated at Cp Kilmer N.J. 18 Sep 45.
Campaigns: Rhineland, Central Europe Aug 45 Loc: Naumhof Germany
Overseas Wartime Assignments: 12th Army Group - 18 Jan 45 Fifteenth Army - 7 Feb 45 V Corps - 7 Feb 45 VII Corps - 28 Apr 45
Commanders:MG Charles L. Bolte: May 43 MG Emil F. Reinhardt: Sep 44 BG Robert V. Maraist: Aug 45
Killed in Action: 341Wounded in Action: 1,146Died of Wounds: 42
The division landed at Le Havre France on 24 Jan 45 and advance elements moved to Montenau Belgium 6 Feb 45 to relieve the 99th Inf Div in line on 11 Feb 45.The division then held defensive positions in the West Wall, making a limited attack on the ridge east of the Prether River to ensure the safety of the Hellenthal-Hollerath Highway on 27 Feb 45.The heights were secured from Honningen to Reschied by 3 Mar 45 as the 271st Inf took the last high ground position.
The division attacked with three regiments abreast on 6 Mar 45 and pushed rapidly to take Schmidtheim and Dahlem which fell the next day.The division then mopped up, sent the 272nd Inf to take Waldorf and Hungersdorf south of the Ahr on 8 Mar 45, and patrolled and trained in its zone.On 21 Mar 45 the division moved to the Rhine and relieved the 2nd Inf Div.The 272nd Inf crossed the Rhine 26 Mar 45 and captured the Luftwaffe Citadel and the Lahn River towns of Bad Ems and Nassau the next day.The entire division followed across 28 Mar 45 and mopped up rear stragglers, and then began movement to a new zone near Weilburg 30 Mar 45.It relieved the 9th Armd Div at Naumburg on 3 Apr 45.After relieving the 80th Inf Div in the Kassel area it attacked 5 Apr 45, less the 272nd Inf which was guarding installations.On 7 Apr 45 the division reached the Werra River From Hann Muenden to Witzehausen and the 273rd and 272nd Inf crossed at both localities respectively.Following in the wake of the 9th Armd div the division continued to drive forward, the 271st Inf battling through Weissenfels 14 Apr 45 and the 272nd Inf reaching the Weisse River at Luetzkewitz.The division ran into the outer defenses of Leipzig at Zwenkau on 16 Apr 45 and captured the city of Leipzig after house-to-house fighting by 19 Apr 45.It then relieved the 9th Armd Div in Line along the Mulde River 21 Apr 45.
The 271st Inf secured the east bank of the Mulde after the Battle for Eilenburg on 23 Apr 45 and Wurzen surrendered to the 273rd Inf the following day.The division made patrol contact with the advancing Soviet Army near Riesa and Torgau on 25 Apr 45.The division then patrolled and policed its area until hostilities were declared officially ended 7 May 45.