Re: Co. F, 359th Inf., 90th Div., 3rd Army
Glad that you received the information on the 359th. Inf. Reg., 90th Inf Division.
Sorry to state that I have no idea on the publication you reference. Have you tried looking up "90th Infantry Division Association "? I anticipate that it exists.
Now for the 5th. Armored Division, 45th. Armored Infantry Battalion...
The Combat Narrative for the 5th. reads in part..
"The division arrived across Utah Beach, France 25Jul44, and concentrated between the See' and Selune River to block German movement toward Avranches on 1Aug44. It drove south through Coutances, Avranches and Vitre
to cross the Mayene River and take Le Mans 8Aug44. The next day the division swung north toward Alencon, and advanced to the edge of Argentan 12Aug44 which it then left to the 90th. Inf. Div..
It advanced 60 miles to reach the Eure River at Drex, which fell 14Aug44.Advancing with the 79th. Inf. Div., the division reached the Seine River at Mantes-Gassicourt on 18Aug44, and syarted along the west bank towards Louviers the next day to cut off German retreat. (This must have been the engagement in which the other uncle died).
By 22Aug44 it encountered strong opposition between the Seine and Eure Rivers, and reached Houdenbouville 24Aug44. The division moved through Paris 30Aug44 to spearhead the drive on Compiegne, and crossed the Oise River at Pont Ste Maxence31Aug44.
It reached the Belgian border at Conde on 2Sep44and secured crossings over the Meause River near Sedan on 5Sep44 at Bazeilles and at Mohon , taking Sedan the next day.On 10Sep44 the city of Luxembourg fell witout opposition.
The 85th. Calvary Reconnaissancequadron (of the 5th. ID)entered Germany with a dismounted
patrol near Stalzenburg on 11Sep44, and became the first allied unit to enter the Reich from the west.".
The 5th ID was under the XVCorps from 1Aug44 to 24Aug44, under MG Lunsford E. Oliver.
Killed in Action570
Wounded in Action2,442
Died of Wounds140
Again, my reference for this information is "WW II Order of Battle".
If I find anything in my other references I will contact you.
With best regards, LFT.