Re: 475th INF - 97th INF DIV- Looking for Uncle's friends
I read your post, and first let me clear up something for you. The 475th Infantry was not a part of the 97th Infantry Division. It was formed in Aug of 1944 from elements of the 5307th Composite Group ( also known as Merrill's Marauders).
They were assigned to the Northern Area Combat Commandand further to the 5332nd Brigade.There is an association web site on line for the Marauders I am enclosing that link.
I also am enclsoing a short history of the unit that I located.
Hope this offers you some help.