I am wondering where to locate information regarding the U.S. Army Parachute Infantry that parachuted into Bastogne, Belgium January 7, 1945.My great uncle, 1st Lt. James Leonard Davidson, was killed while leading his platoon into the attack; according to family notes, he was killed instantly.He was buried with full military honors at the American Cemetery, Gerand Faille, France.His body was later returned to the States and buried next to his mother in Roswell, NM. I am curious about this Parachute infantry, and about the battle on Jan. 7, 1945.
I would also like to know how to find out information about a KIA.His name was Harold Massey, another distant uncle.The story is that he was killed in the South Pacific in 1944, but I do not have an exact date.He was only 21 years old at the time of his death. James Leonard was 24, and left behind a young widow.
I know that I have given very few details, but no one from either family knows any details.While I am interested in both, I would really love to find information about James Leonard to pass on to his family. He was one of 15 children, and only one of the 15 are still alive, and she has cancer.According to my cousin, James was much loved by all his family, as was everyone that was lost in WWII.My father is named for James Leonard, which means my son is also named in a way for him as well.
Thank you ahead of time for any help that I receive.