Re: WWII 4th Inf A.P.O. 25
Patsy - 4th Inf probably means 4th Infantry Division. I cannot find what APO 25 applies to but APO simply means Army Post Office. Units were assigned these numbers as their address. So it was no one place. It followed the unit where ever it was. In this case it might have been France, Belguim, Luxemburg or Germany. The 4th Division entered Normandy on D Day either on Utah or Omaha beach. General Roosevelt, one of their Generals, was killed. In August 1944 Eisenhower chose that Divisiion to enter Paris with the French. My husband's Battalion, the 893rd Tank Deatroyer, was assigned to them at that time. Their Co. B was the first American unit in Paris. They were to set up their Command Post at the Cathredral of Notre Dame. Their Reconnaissance Co was up a side street where they could see the Notre Dame. Later they all camped for a few days at Vincennes Woods, a large park and zoo. They had all left Paris by the time the 28th Division marched with the big parade through Paris to their first battle.
The 4th used to have good site on the web about WWII but after 9/11 it disappeared.Mary