I've hit a "brick wall", need assistance!
I've read through almost all these messages and tried just about every suggestion but to no avail.
I would be very grateful for any help any of you can give.
Here's the story.
I am (like everybody) trying to research my father's WWII experiences.He was in the Signal Corp.
I wrote to the National Archieves about a year ago and they replied that they could not help me because of the 1973 fire, etc. etc.
I was able to obtain his discharge papers through his home county (Grant County, North Dakota)
The unit listed on these papers is the 563d Signal Company. I found out that this unit was attached to the 63rd Infantry. I wrote to their association and was told that my father was ony with them for the last month of his service(August 1945). They said he came from the 207th Signal Depot. I can find no further info from that.
We do have copies of V-mail he sent home to my mother from late 1942-early 1944.The return address says "177th Sig Rep Co Det 2" APO 512.
I have found very little info on the 177th Sig Rep Co., only that it was part of II Corp. Division 1 in the Bizerte Campaign in North Africa.
According to the Discharge Papers my father was involved in the following campaigns:
Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, Central Europe(No mention of North Africa)
He received a good conduct medal "GO 11 177 Sig Rep Co 44" and a meritorious service unit badge "GO 452 7th Army 45".
We know he was inducted into the army February 1942 and was discharged October 1945.
I have searched the Internet and other resources for the past year and can find no further info.Can anyone offer any suggestions??????