Re: 4th Div. 12 Reg. Mr. LouieTurner
Greetings from Fort Worth, TX, Johnny J. !!!
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Juddie's unit, 12th Infantry Regiment,
4th Infantry Division, was assigned to US
VII Corps 22 July 44 until 21 Aug 44, under the command of Major General Raymond O. Burton.
On 8-10-44 the VII Corps was in the area of Avranches-Mortain (in the foothills of Normandy) , where it forced the German
divisions to withdraw over the next three days.
This was approximately 100 miles west of Paris, where civil uprisings began 8-19-44, and it was subsquently liberated by French forces 8-23-44.
Under heavy German attacks, the city was again under German control 8-24-44..
The 4th ID moved into the center of the city from the south, resulting in the final capture of Paris, France, 8-25-44.
All of which is to suggest that in all probability, your uncle died during action at Avranches-Mertain, France, 8-10-44.
Finally, the "PH" probably denotes his award of the Order of the Purple Heart.
I am pleased to be of sevice.
Louie Franklin Turner.