In reply to:
Linda Banks 11/09/02
Good morning, Linda Banks !
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It would be fairly easy to draw up a military combat history for you, if you can get your father to provide the identification of his unit.
Three Infantry Divisions participated in the Anzio
Campaign, the 34th ID, 36th ID and 45th ID.
The 34th ID included three Infantry Regiments,
133rd IR, 135th IR and 168th IR, (plus other elements).
The 36th ID included the 141st IR, 142nd IR and 143rd IR, plus other elements.
The 45th ID included the 157th IR, 179th IR and 180th IR,
plus other elements.
The date/s of the Anzio Campaign were 22 Jan 44 thru
24 May 44.
In my opinion, this was one of the four roughest campaigns, of WW II,
D-Day at Normandy,
Ardennes-Alsace (Battle of the Bulge)
and the Battle for Hurtgen Forest, being the others.
Of course all of the many campaigns were rough, but these were a step beyond, these were mean.
Please let me know how I may help in your quest.
Louie F. Turner.