Re: 87th Cavalry Squadron (Recon) 7th Armor
Greetings from Fort Worth, TX, Joel Byrne !!!
I wasn't a "tanker", but I can provide a little history on your dad's unit.
It went overseas from NY P/E 7 Jun 44, arriving England 14 Jun 44; landed France 11 Aug 44; crossed into Belgium 26 Sep 44; entered Holland 8 Oct 44; returned to Belgium 28 Dec 44; entered Germany 15 Mar 45;arrived Hampton Roads, VA P/E 9 Oct 45; inactivated at Camp Patrick Henry, VA 9 Oct 45.
Killed in Action898
Wounded in Action3,811
Died of Wounds200
MG Lindsey McD. SilvesterMar-42
MG Robert W. HasbrouckNov-44
BG Truman E. BoudinotSep-45
The 7th. Armored Division has a very interesting combat narrative, as would the 87th. Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized, I'm sure.
My reference for the above:
"World War II Order of Battle"
Shelby L. Stanton, author
Galahad Books, NYNY, publisher.
The various companies are not spelled out, and Col. Boylan is not mentioned.
You may want to try calling up
<7th Armored Division Association>.
They may be able to provide "more light".
I HOPE THAT YOUR DAD SURVIVED THE WAR.
With best regards, Louie Franklin Turner.