Looking for info on my grandfather- 86th engineer
I'm in the very early stages of researching my grandfather and need some help.He is still alive, but like many veterans does not enjoy talking about the war.I'm trying to find out what division he was in and am having difficulties.
My Dad and my grandmother have both said he was in the 86th battlefield engineers (bridge builders), he was a Staff Sergeant, named Louis Welbes.However, I have not been able to find anything mentioning the 86th engineers.He was in the Northern France, Normandy, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Ardennes campaigns.
His military discharge papers say that he was discharged with Company D, 3rd Tank Battalion.My Dad says that he had mentioned that they consolidated with another group before returning to the U.S.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.