Hello, I am currently researching two separate family members and their World War II service. Any additional information that can be located, or if someone would be kind enough to point me in the right direction for who to reach out to would be much appreciated! I have done some digging online but have run in to dead-ends with certain information not being digitized. Here are the family members that I am currently researching:
PFC Edward R. Golon - 2nd Battalion, E. Company, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. Per his Discharge Paperwork, his Service Number is: 36628356. I believe my Grandfather was drafted in 1942, and sent overseas with the 29th Infantry Regiment that landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, in the Second Wave. I'm aware that I know a good deal more than some other folks who are struggling with location information-- but I located a letter in my Grandfather's items after he passed that mentions "General Order #42, HQ, 115th Infantry, dated 11 November 1945" that awards him the Combat Infantry Badge. What's interesting is that despite landing on D-Day and fighting in the Normandy Campaign for 30 days (he was wounded around a month later), his Discharge paperwork does not list the Combat Infantry Badge as an award. Can anyone assist with locating General Order #42 for the 115th Infantry in 1945? Or point me in the right direction? Also, where can I go for access or copies of Morning Reports for 2 BTL, 115 INF? I am hoping to get additional information on the whereabouts of where exactly he was wounded. Any additional information would be much appreciated-- whether it's located or if you know who I can reach out to/ contact. Thank you very much!
Maj. Michael A. Titre - Here I have much less information. I'm looking for any additional information on my father's Uncle, a P-47 pilot with the 405 Fighter Group, 509 Fighter Squadron in WWII. I know he served Post War through Korea and was medically retired before Vietnam due to hearing loss. he was a mentor for my father growing up-- and was responsible for getting my father interested in aviation and having his own career flying for the US military. Are there online resources or anyone I can reach out to in order to get additional information on his WWII Service? My father even mentioned that at one point he had some gun camera footage from his time in WWII. I just don't know who/where/how to reach out and see if this still exists in any archives.
Thank you! Any assistance would be much appreciated!