Greetings, Tammy Mullins !!!
Your father-in-law would have trained in the 99th Infantry Division at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi
The 99th ID consisted of three Infantry Regiments (393rd IR, 394th IR and 395th IR), four Field Artillery Battalions ( 370th FABN,
371st FABN, 372nd FABN and 924th FABN), plus other elements.
A brief history of the division follows:
Activated at Camp Van Dorn, MS, 15 Nov 42;
trained in LA, TX and Mass.;
departed Boston P/E, 30 Sep 44;
(NOTE:The SS ARGENTINA left Boston with part of the 393rd IR, 99th ID
Most consignee lists were for around 6,000 troops, which means that at least one other sailing would have involved the rest of the division.)
arrived England, 10 Oct 44;
arrived France, 3 Nov 44;
entered Germany, 12 Nov 44;
arrived Hampton Roads, VA P/E, 26 Sep 45;
(NOTE: I can ID one ship, the SS ADMIRAL CAPPS, which carried the 393rd IR, 99th ID from Europe.
These troops, with others, were rotated back to the states for R&R and further training, pending the anticipated invasion of Japan, which was projected for Oct-45);
inactivated at Camp Patrick Henry, VA, 27 Sep 45.
Entered combat, 9 Nov 44;
days in combat, 151.
Ardennes-Alsace (The Bulge)
Location at war's end, 15 Aug 45, Pfeffenhausen, Germany.
Killed in Action, 993
Wounded in Action, 4,177
Died from Wounds, 141
Casuality rate, approximately 45%.
Major General Thomson Lawrance, Nov-42
M/G Walter E. Lauer, Jul-43
Brigadier General Frederick H. Black, Aug-45.
The Combat Narrative for the division is an interesting account of very brave men experiencing the most difficult of times.
Exploits of the division are mentioned at last nine times in the following EXCELLENT book:
Stephen E. Ambrose, author,
Simon & Schuster, NYNY, publisher.
This text covers from the D-Day operations, to the Bulge
and to the surrender of Germany.
My other EXCELLENT reference:
World War II Order of Battle,
Shelby L. Stanton, author,
Galahad Books, NYNY, publisher.
I hope that I have included at least a part of the information you seek, even though, I must acknowledge that I did not know your
S/Sgt. Gamelil Mullins.
Please advise how I may further accomodate you in this inquiry, without charge, of course.
With best regards,
Louie Franklin Turner