WWII US Army Medical Corps WWII overseas

My Dad was a patriot. I am VERY proud of his service as surgery tech  in WWII. He was in France, Belgium, and England for sure. I would love to find information of any kind . Can someone give me direction? I wish I had listened better to his stories when I was growing up!

  • This website gives outstanding descriptions of the Army Medical Department in the European Theater of Operations.


    If you do some exploring, you'll see that the folks who put it together have some good general descriptions of how the system worked, what the different types of units did, and how they interacted.

    They've also done a good job of collecting (and digesting) various unit histories, if you would happen to know what unit your dad was in.

    Don't spend a lot of time reading about battalion level medical services. As a surgical technician, he would have been assigned to a divisional medical battalion, a hospital, or an auxiliary surgical group.

    Hope that helps.

  • Thank you for the information.  I will check it out.  I do know he was with Company "M", 116 Infantry Regiment, 29th Division in France.  My sister found his separation papers.  We know he received two purple hearts and a bronze star.

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