Blackhawk: 86th Div; 341st Inf; 2nd Batt
Have inherited items from my deceased Father, John D. Bidwell which includes Newspapers forabove arrival BACK in NYC from their ETO (Dayton OH Daily News Camerica). None of the names are indexed, but I will look for specific people if requested. These newspapers are old and fragile, but I had copies made years ago.
Also a booklet titled "Without a Doubt...an Account of Our Combat Experiences in the ETO" written by Leonard HERMAN and illustrated by T/4 Arnold FRIBERG.Within the booklet are listed the men killed in action from each Company during their ETO campaign.
This group saw very limited service in the ETO....leaving USA on 3 Mar 1945 and returning17 July 1945.
However, this booklet gives all major campaigns; even given the censorship of the era, their movements can be studied futher from this data.
I would like to follow EXACTLY what they found in this "mopping up" operation, with others with more Military expertise.
After returning to the USA, they were re-trained for the PTO at Camp Gruber OK and by 20 Aug 1945 were enroute to the Phillipines.
Notified of the Japanese surrender on 2 Sept 1945, they landed in Batangas Bay, Luzonon 12 Sept. then moved to Marikina, 15 mi. NE of Manila.
Anyone needing more information, please contact me directly.
Susan Bidwell Williams