Re: 507th PIR, 82nd ABN DIV, 1944-1945
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Greetings to the Elwells !
The 508th IPR was attached to the 82nd Airborne Division starting 14 Jan 44 and continuing until the end of hostilities in Europe, 11 May 45. It played a big role in the invasion of Europe.
My reference indicates that each Airborne Division had as a part of its operational units one Military Police Platoon, which was authorized 2 officers and 35 enlisted men each.
Your grandfather would have been from this unit, I presume.
I don't have a specific reference for MPs, but such documentation is available, I'm sure.
I am sorry that I am unable to provide more information.
Hope this helps.
Louie Franklin Turner.
World War II Order of Battle,
Shelby L. Stanton, author,
Galahad Books, NYNY, publisher.