Hello My Grandfather, Alva L. Grout was in the ETO in WW2. He was a member of Troop D, 3rd Platoon, 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Armored Division, 9th Army at the end of the war. In his original group of 23 men, he is only 1 of 7 orignals, most replacement were put in their Troop at the Battle of the Bulge. I have many photographs, he made up a book with pictures of the 75 MM howitzer tanks, the track cars, he was at Langensalza airfield with the JU 88's and FW 190's. I have some photographs through research that I have been able to trace the path. As you know there isn't a lot of information on Reconnaissance Units. Many of the times the Commanders and such didn't know where they were so not a lot of info out there, they were "Patton's Ghosts." He was CW radio operator. I have detailed info on a small battle in Ernee France, I have a few pictures of him sitting in a B 17 and standing next to a P 51D but the pictures aren't labeled. I would love to know where these pics were taken, but ther isn't any numbers on the B17 and the P 51 I haven't been able to match the color scheme. But anyways, Let me know if anybody had any relatives in the 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mech as I have lots of info.