262nd Casualty Detachment
My uncle Lawrence (KIA Italy 9 Dec 1943 w/ 34th ID, 135th IR) sailed from Newport News, VA in Sept '43 and landed at Barrie, Italy Nov '43. According to his letters he was assigned and transfered with the 262nd Casualty Detachment(no Division given) from Camp Blanding, Fla to Ft Robinson, Ark. to Italy. His last letter in Nov '43 indicates he was then assigned to the 34th etc.
I have been unsuccessful in locating any information on the history of the 262nd Casualty Detachment, in fact I can find no information as to any Casualty Detachments at all.
His return address info was specific to the 262nd. There was a 262nd ID who ended up going to England (USS Leopoldville disaster) but is not the same unit.
I have sent for his IDPF and hope there is info there.
Any help or leads would be appreciated!!
They are not to be forgotten.