Re: 175INF 29DIV Gerald MCGee
Dear Mr Turner,
Thank you very much for responding to my inquiry. The fact that you are 'one of them' makes it even more special for me. Again, thank you for trying to help me.
I used your tip and found several items on the internet which provided me more information about the 29th.
But what does ETO mean?
I found this:
10 Nov 44 Merkstein-Plitschard Rhineland Germany
19 Nov 44 Basweiler Rhineland Germany
23 Nov 44 Aldenhoven Rhineland Germany
16 Nov 44 Gerald was killed in action.
And on http://www.campfanninrollofhonor.com/a-h.htm#Abney_through_Horton_http://www.campfanninrollofhonor.com/a-h.htm#Abney_through_Horton_
I found thisstory:
FULLER, D. C., S/Sgt., 38516177. a) Rosston, Arkansas. c) Nov. 24, 1944, Germany. d) A/175/29. e)Stanton: The 29th Infantry Division began the offensive for the Roer 16 November 1944 with the 115th and 175th Inf. leading.Setterich was taken by the 116th after heavy combat 19 Nov. 44, enabling the the 2nd Armored Div. to push through.The 175th Inf. took and lost Bourheim and then recaptured it and held it in the face of strong German counterattacks 23 Nov. 44. f) Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 12 miles south of Prescott, Arkansas on U.S. 371. g) Sister, Mrs. Wanda Fuller Steed, 608 Brookhaven Court, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076-3703.
So I guess it wasn't Aldenhoven. It could be Bourheim, Germany.
Anyway, you gave me some vital information about the 29th.
For more information about the cemetery you can use the links.
And I could sent you some pictures of the cemetery and the grave I adopted. Just tell me.
With my best regards,