Re: 104th Inf Reg - 79th Inf Div WWII Europe
Greetings from Fort Worth, TX, Bill Bailey !!
I am afraid that you have mixed apples and oranges on this one.
The 104th Infantry Regiment was one of three IR in the 26th Infantry Division along with the 101st IR and 328th IR, not in the 79th ID, as you list it.
The 79th ID included three Infantry Regiments (313th, 314th, 315th), along with other elements.
Both divisions served in the European theater, and at about the same time. They also shared the same campaign experiences except for the 79th ID fighting at Normandy following D-Day.
Perhaps you can better identify the unit by
26th ID left NY P/E 8-27-44;
arrived France 9-7-44.
Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace,Central Europe.
Entered combat 10-25-44.
Days in combat, 199
Killed in Action 1,850
Wounded in Action 7.886
Died from Wounds 262
% casualties 120.
79th ID left Boston P/E 4-7-44
arrived UK 4-16-44
arvd. France 6-14-44.
Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe.
Entered combat 6-19-44
Days in combat 248
% casualties 166
Killed in Action 2,476
Wounded imn Action 10,971
Died from Wounds 467.
If you are able to resolve which division we are seeking for sure, I will be pleased to assist you further, without charge, of course.
With best regards,
Louie Franklin Turner