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  1. gorehound

    gorehound Member

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    I am doing this for my friend,Andy, whose father served in WW2.

    Charles Nelmes
    75 Infantry Division
    290 Infantry Regiment
    Company B
    Gunner L Mortar 607 and Ammo Bearer

    Commander
    Colonel Holland Williason

    Any info will be great.Would love to trace their route of combat for my close friend.

    I thank you in advance,
    GH
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    The Chronology in the Green Books may help.
     
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    I have a copy of the 75th Infantry Division. The file is to large to post on this site. If you’d like a copy PM me and I can send you a link to Dropbox which I can share. Below is a copy of the cover page

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    Follow up, according to your information he would have been in the 1st Battalion, Company B, 290th Infantry Regiment

    75th Infantry Division

    The 75th Infantry Division, nicknamed the “Buglebusters,” was activated on 15 April 1943, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Activated as a “triangular” division, the unit was built around three infantry regiments, the 289th, the 290th and the 291st Infantry Regiments.

    After participating in the #6 Louisiana Maneuvers, the division deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO), entering France on 13 December 1944. The division was inactivated on 14 November 1945, at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia.

    In 1942 a typical infantry regiment consisted of a headquarters and band, a headquarters company, a service company, an anti-tank company, a cannon company, and three infantry battalions.

    In March 1943 the basic infantry regiment was reorganized to include a headquarters, a headquarters company, a service company, an anti-tank company, and three infantry battalions.

    Each of the three infantry battalions consisted of a headquarters and headquarters company, three rifle companies and a heavy weapons company. Within each regiment, the 1st Battalion consisted of Companies A through D, the 2d Battalion consisted of Companies E through H, and the 3d Battalion consisted of Companies I through M (there was no Company J).

    Source: https://www.armyheritage.org/wp-con...Infantry Divisions/75th Infantry Division.pdf
     
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    A Communication release in June 1945
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    BZ, Rouges.
     
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