Hello again, J. !!! Just a little about the 94th. Infantry Division: Activated 15Sep42 at Ft. Custer, Michigan departed NY P/E 4Aug44; arrived England 11Aug44; landed France 8Sep44; entered Germany 8Jab45; returned to NY P/E 6Feb46; inactivated at Camp Kilmer, NJ 7Feb46.
Casualties: Killed in Action1,009 Wounded in Action4,789 Died of Wounds147
The 94th. Infantry Division included: 3 Infantry Regiments (301st., 302nd and 376th) 4 Artillery Battalions (301st, 356th, 390th and 919th.) ...these elements, plus many others...
The division landed across Utah Beach 8Sep44; besieged German garrisons 10-16Sep44; the 302nd. cleared pillbox fortifications and held Tettingen against a strong German counter attack21Sep44; ...302nd. renewed its assault on pillboxes east of Campholz 15Feb45, but was repulsed. The Division then regrouped. Supported by heavy artillery and air support, the Division attacked with all three (infantry) regiments 19Feb45 to breach the West Wall defences and clear the Berg-Munzingen Highway. It then followed the 10th. Armored Division and cleared the Saar-Moselle Triangle below Saarsburg and Orscholz by 21Feb45. The division assaulted across the Saar in spite of strong German opposition the next day ...the 301st. and 302nd. crossed opposite Serrig to establish the Serrig-Taben Bridgehead... The division then expanded to the northeast to protect the 10th. Armored Div. in its drive on TRIER, and to strengthen the bridgehead.
A GERMAN COUNTERATTACK 5MAR45 AGAINST THE 302nd. PENETRATED ITS LINES, FORCING THE DIVISION TO RESTORE ITS FRONT LINES AND CLEAR INFILTRATORS OUT OF THE BRIDGEHEAD UNTIL 8MAR45.
There is a little more to the narrative, but since ECE expired 2Mar45 I will stop here.
The above information comes from Stanton's " WORLD WAR II ORDER OF BATTLE".
Stephen E. Ambrose in his " Citizen Soldiers", refers to action at Trier, Germany on page 413...
"He( Patton) wanted Trier.He inveigled the 10th. Armored Division out of (General Omar) Bradley....
Lt. Col Jack Richardson of the 10th Arm Div led the attack into Trier....
Patton stated (that the capture of Trier)" was one of the turning points which changed the whole history of the war".
The following information is from the previously referenced "2194 Days of War". I will lead you up to and thru 2Mar45....
1Mar45...Units of the 10th. Arm Div (XX Corps) begin to enter Trier: the bridge over the Moselle was taken intact overnight. (that's the action Richardson is mentioned in by Ambrose above)
2Mar45...The 10th. Amr Div (XX Corps) completes the capture of Trier, while the 94th. Inf Div continues to extend the bridgehead at Saarsburg, now some six miles deep." xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I am sure this is more than you expected or even wanted, but I like doing this.
This will end my effort in the matter of your hero, PFC Edgar C. Emeigh, who appears to have been in a lot of action in a relatively short time frame..
I hope you could call up the photo of the cemetery. If not, I'll be happy to mail you the one I copied.