Re: 7th ID 159th INFANTRY (???)
Hello again, Mickey !
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Sorry, but I made an inadvertant typo in reference to the
158th IR, whereas I should have typed 159th IR.
My reference refers to the 159th IR as "Separate", meaning that it was never a full time member of an Infantry Division.
As noted, it was attached to the 7th ID while in the Alutians, and attached to the 106th ID while campaigning in Europe.
The description is correct otherwise, that is, the 159th IR served both in the Alutians and in Europe.
I have no doubt that your brother was in the 159th IR
(now if only I can convince my typing finger!).
Incidently, the 158th IR was way off in the Pacific at this time.
I am sorry for adding to he confusion.