361st Engineer Special Service Regiment
Am seeking information regarding veterans and descendants of veterans of this unit.My father commanded the Army "swing band" attached to Company F and H&S Company (a la Glenn Miller), and I am seeking memoirs of some of their performances.Have photographs which will be shared via Web site.Have copy of mimeographed unit history prepared 1946 (as does USMHI).Am seeking information on those larger organizations (e.g., Division or Army Group) to which the unit was attached in Europe.
Organized Camp Claiborne, LA 1943
Departed CONUS via Nieuw Amsterdam 5 Oct 1944, arrived ETOUSA via Firth of Clyde Scotland 14 Oct 1944
Arrived Occupied France via Omaha Beach Oct 1944, eventually stationed at former "Z" HQ and Carteret Nov 1944
Advanced to Rheims/Mourmelon Jan 1945
V-E day parade in Mourmelon May 1945
Shipped to South Pacific via Marseilles Jul 1945
Numerous combat engineering assignments in Europe and Asia, have complete list.Also have copies of selected special orders.
Need full name of regimental commander Col A H Hunt, also have photo of him at V-E Day Review.