Re: 90th Div 359th Reg
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Greetings, Evelyn Burk !
In addition to the information provided by David, I submit the following FYI:
REFERENCE: WORLD WAR II ORDER OF BATTLE,
Shelby L. Stanton, author,
Galahad Books, NYNY, publisher, 1991.
The 90th Infantry Division included three Infantry Regiments (357th, 358th, 359th) plus other elements.
Leading up to his death, 31 Jan 45:
The division, along with 26th ID, 35th ID and
6th Armored Division, attacked the German pocket south-east of Bastogne, 9 Jan 45;
it cut the Bastogne-Wiltz Road at Doncels, 11 Jan 45;
captured Bras, 13 Jan 45;
fought the Battle of Oberwampach, 16/18 Jan 45.
The 357th fought across the Clerft River at Binsfeld,
23 Jan 45.
The division crossed the Our River, with the 357th IR at
Oberhausen, and the 358th IR at Stupbach, 29 Jan 45.
The division consolidated after the 358th IR captured Heckushied;
the 359th IR took Gros Langenfeld, 1 Feb 45.
From which I would assume that he was at or in the vicinity of Gros Langenfeld, at the moment of his wounding.
Finally, the 90th ID was attached to the following:
III Corps from 6 Jan 45;
VIII Corps from 26 Jan 45 until 11 Mar 45.
The commanding general of the 90th ID at that time was
Major General James Van Fleet, from Oct 44.
Another excellent reference:
Stephen E. Ambrose, author,
Simon & Schuster, NYNY, publisher, 1997.
Makes many references to 90th ID, with a single direct reference to 359th IR.
2194 DAYS OF WORLD WAR II
AN ILLUSTRATED CHRONOLOGY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR,
Compiled by C. Salmaggi and A. Pallavisini,
Barnes & Noble, NYNY, publisher, 1993.
Provides an excellent daily accounting of all military operations.
I hope that this helps in your quest.
Louie F. Turner.