Re: service number or info on uncle in 101st inf 26th div
Greetings, Dan Lambert !
His unit landed at Cherbourg, UTAH BEACH, France, 7 Sep 44,
thus he missed D-Day by exactly 3 months;
division maintained defensive positions in the
Salones-Moncourt area from 7 Oct 44;
entered combat 12 OCT 44, during the drive on the
Seille River, with 80th ID;
division made a limitedattack west of Moncourt, 22 Oct 44;
went on the offensivewith three regiments abreast, seizing
Vic-sur-Sewille, with its bridges intact, 8 Nov 44;
the 101st IR battled up Hill 310, capturing it 11 Nov 44.
It must have been during the attack up Hill 310 that he was KIA.
The division was under XII Corps from 1 Oct 44 / 11 Dec 44,
as you pursue the history of this division.
A second reference indicates that the 26th ID pushed to the right flank of the XII Corps, to Rodalbe, 11 Nov 44.
One might conclude/assume that Hill 310 was in the vicinity of Rodalbe.
1. Stanton's WORLD WAR II ORDER of BATTLE.
2. Salmaggi and Pallavisini's 2194 DAYS OF WAR.
I hope that this helps in your quest for more light.
Louie F. Turner.