My brother-in-law, Harold Eugene Hand, was a paratrooper and made 43 jumps, but don't know if he was with the 101st or 82nd... I can't remember.He was in Italy, Germany and France 1944-1945.Would not talk much about war, especially Italy.
When our family went to Europe, he would NOT to go Italy and would not say why. So I think he was with the 82nd because they sustained heavy losses there.
His service number is 36 481 070.I have his birth and death dates and places of events.What else would I need to get records?