My war was in Italy, but I have an excellent reference book which tends to confirm much of the information you submitted to the forum 11-20-98. A brief history follows:
This was an Ohio National Guard unit which was inducted into federal service at Columbus, OH, on 15 OCT 40 as the 37th.Div.: It transhipped to Camp Shelby, MS 20 OCT 40 for maneuvers thence to LA for more maneuvers; back to Shelby where redesignated 37th. Infantry Division 1 FEB 42; arrived Indian Gap Military Reservation,PA 18 FEB 42; moved to San Francisco, CA Port of Embarcation 11 MAY 42; arvd. Fiji Islands 11 JUN 42; arvd. Guadalcanal 5 APR 43; landed on Kokorana Island Solomons 21 JUL 43, and New Georgia Island 22 JUL 43; returned to Guadalcanal 9 SEP 43; to Bounganville 8 NOV 43;landed Huon Gulf New Guinea 18 DEC 43; and Manus Island 22 DEC 43 enroute to the Philippines where assaulted Lingayen Gulf Luzon 9 JAN 44; arrvd. Los Angeles, CA P/E 18 DEC 45, and inactivated same date at Camp Anza, CA.
CAMPAIGNS: Northern Solomons Luzon
Location at war's end, AUG 45: San Jose Island, Philippine Islands.
CASUALTIES: Killed in Action1,094 Wounded in Action4,681 Died of Wounds250
My reference (which still has a LOT of material on this unit):
"World War II Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton, published by Galahad Books, NYNY 1991.
I hope that this provides you and your family more insight into this obviously brave man's history. It wasn't easy I'm sure.