Re: 6th Armored Infantry APO 251 NY, NY
Greetings, Sgt. Frazier !
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The 6th Armored Infantry Battalion was one of three such units (6th, 11th, 14th), which were a part of the
1st Armored Division (NBOT the 6th A/D).
The 1st A/D went to the line at Oran, North Africa (8 Nov 42), and at Bedja, Tunisia (24 Nov 42).
This operation involved two Combat Command groups.
It is credited with these campaigns:
Casualties (1st A/D);
Killed in action, 1,194
Wounded in Action, 5,168
Died from Wounds, 234.
Aluding to the date of his next to last letter home,
20 Apr 44, we know that the division was engaged at Anzio, and was about to effect a break-out from the beachhead,
enroute to Rome.
It broke through 23 May 44, and cleared Campolene Station, with very heavy loses of tanks, 29 May 44;
Combat Command Howze drove up Highway 6, fighting a German rearguard;
the division entered Rome 4 Jun 44;
it fought the Battle for Casole d'Elsa, 2-4 Jul 44;
it then was engagged in "limited duty", until relieved in the line, 8 Jul 44.
That about wraps up my informastion on David's activities in Italy during WW II.
With best regards,
Louie F. Turner