Re: 175INF 29DIV Gerald MCGee
I am honored to respond to your inquiry, Reinoid.
29th ID was a major player in the Normandy Invasion,
6 June 44 (D-Day), as an element of US V Corps.
In the period of your primary interest, 16 Nov 44, it was assigned to Ninth Army, 22 Oct 44/16 Dec 44.
16 Nov 44, Western Europe:
The US 9th Army (Simpson) and the 1st Army (Hodges), of the
12th Army Group (Bradley), launched a co-ordinated offensive to seize the flat country north of Aachen, between the rivers Wurm and Rur.
Units of the XIX Corps (9th Army) advanced north of Aachen towards the Rur.
Second Armored Division , on the left, moved on Julich.
29th ID, in the center, moved on Aldenhoven.
It must have been the engagement at Aldenhoven, where Gerald was KIA.
I am sorry that I am unable to learn more for you about this fallen hero.
As a combat veteran from WW II, I especially appreciate the actions of you and your father in caring for my brothers.
Have you checked GOOGLE for:
Drop down to 29th ID, and you can identify the location of
divison headquarters at that time.
I have been to The Neatherlands several times, but never to the cemetery. Sorryto have missed it. Perhaps next time.
With me best regards,
Louie F. Turner.