Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

hello

Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by jimmc, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. jimmc

    jimmc Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2019
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi everyone my name is jim, I just want to introduce myself, i'm on here to try and find out some information of my father's service during ww2, H'e 93, but having a hard time remembering some of details.so i'll ask away and hope to get some answers i'm looking for. thank you in advance
     
  2. Half Track

    Half Track Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2017
    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Welcome!
     
  3. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    18,953
    Likes Received:
    2,137
    Location:
    Stirling, Scotland
    Welcome to the forums!
     
  4. Buten42

    Buten42 Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    172
    Location:
    Washington State
    Welcome Jim. Sounds like your dad is doing pretty good for 93- I'm 76 and am having a hard time remembering things (so says my wife).
    Looking forward to helping if we can--ask away.
     
    jimmc likes this.
  5. BFBSM

    BFBSM Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    G'day Jim, and welcome.
     
  6. RRA227

    RRA227 Member Patron  

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    287
    Welcome to the forum. Rich A. in Pa.
     
  7. jimmc

    jimmc Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2019
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    yes he's remarkable, great health and for the most part has his mind, i'm looking for info on k company 23rd infantry 2nd division jan 1945 to -april 5 1945 is there anywhere I could start looking.
     
  8. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    10,105
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Army Green Books, specifically the Chronology, but the books on the ETO may have breadcrumbs.
     
    jimmc likes this.
  9. jimmc

    jimmc Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2019
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    ok thanks, it's somewhere to start. thanks
     
  10. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    13,498
    Likes Received:
    2,147
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    jimmc likes this.
  11. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    10,105
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Mine the endnotes and references.
     
    jimmc likes this.
  12. jimmc

    jimmc Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2019
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
  13. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    13,498
    Likes Received:
    2,147
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Strange. I looked through the 23rd Infantry book on Lone Sentry. I don't see any mention of Africa. He was probably awarded the Europe-Africa-Middle East ribbon even though his service never took him anyplace but Europe. If he actually went to Africa maybe he did so with another unit. I'm just confused.
     
  14. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    10,105
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Never in the history of human endeavour has a pencil pusher screwed the pooch.
     
  15. Buten42

    Buten42 Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    172
    Location:
    Washington State
    The 23rd Infantry was credited with Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. Stanton has a pretty good combat narrative for the 2nd ID and has a lot of references to the 23rd and their actions. The 23rd was attached to the 1st ID on January 15th 45 to clear Iveldingen and Rohrbusch (they were attached to the 1st from the 13-24 of January) If the OP is still with us I'll be happy to quote what Stanton has if he doesn't have access to the book. I'm a hunt and peck on the keyboard and it's a bit lengthy.
     
    jimmc likes this.
  16. lwd

    lwd Ace

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    12,265
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    Location:
    Michigan
    Your local library might have a scanner you could use of course his might have a copy or be able to get it on interlibrary loan.
     
    jimmc likes this.
  17. jimmc

    jimmc Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2019
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    I also read that, the war in Africa actually ended in 1943 before my father would of been there, he left the us jan. 1945, the only thing I could think of is maybe his ship docked on the west coast of Africa maybe took a convoy to the east coast got on another ship to Europe,(i'm thinking maybe that's where he got on the ile de france) he did mention that they did go by the coast of Italy, or it could be he is a little confused about being in Africa, I did read about the ribbon and anyone who served in any of those theaters received one. thanks for taking the time to try and help me!!
     
  18. lwd

    lwd Ace

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    12,265
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    Location:
    Michigan
    Could he have been on the Ile de France returning from the war? It may have been one of the ships that headed for the Pacific but turned around when the war ended. If he just got over there in January that would mean he didn't have a lot of "points".
     
  19. jimmc

    jimmc Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2019
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    is Stanton the author or is this the name of the book, and is this on line where I can read it, my father who i'm trying to trace his tracks is still alive, he does recall some of the battles he was in but can't remember the names of the places.
     
  20. lwd

    lwd Ace

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    12,265
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    Location:
    Michigan

Share This Page