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Dear Mr. Melvin,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General’s Office (Record Group 407) and located a pictorial history of the 9th Infantry Regiment for 1798 to November 1947 but most of the photographs are from WWII. We also locate an after action report of the 9th for August 1944 that may be of interest. These records are not digitized in the Catalog. For access to and/or copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, photographs of various U.S. Army activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at email@example.com and their web site is https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/photographs-dc.html.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
My grandfather was also a part of Company B, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division!
He arrived in Europe (rough estimate) in November of 1944. He participated in the Battle of The Bulge, and I know he received a purple heart. He remained over there until about May/June of 1945. That's essentially all I know.
I am actively searching for information and photos from his time served. If you have any helpful information for me that you are willing to share, I would greatly appreciate it!!
What was his name, serial number? Do you know if he landed in Normandy Beach? If so the date etc. I have a good resource for tracking down information . He was able to find my dads unit and dailey troop movements.
His name was Walter William McAndrew and his serial number was 33928301. He did not land in Normandy, as he did not go over to Europe until November 1944. That is awesome! I appreciate your help!!
Hello Daryl and Brittany,
I would like to get in contact with you both, I am writing a book about a specific battle that took place during the battle of the bulge, the 9th Infantry Regiment played a significant role in this battle. I would like to learn about your father and your grandfather.
My grandfather died a few months before I was born. I never had the chance to get to know him. I always wanted to learn about his time served in the war, and I'm currently in the process of trying to compile as much information as possible. All I know is that he was in the 9th infantry regiment, B company, and he was overseas from November 1944 until around June/July 1945. He was in the Battle of the Bulge, and he was injured at some point within that time frame. His kneecap was shot off. Due to current events, my research efforts have been put on hold until some of the NARA research facilities open up.
So, if you are looking for specific information on who my grandfather was as a civilian before or after the war, I'm afraid I am not much help.