316th medical battalion co B

Looking for any information regarding the 316th med bn co B specifically Maurice Galde. thank you

  • Hello,

    Are you referring to Maurice G. Galde DOB 25 Jan 1919 (Wisconsin) and his service in this unit during WWII?

    Sincerely, Dan

  • Hello:

    Here is some information that I hope will be useful:

    Maurice (G.?) Galde 36206729 Enl. 9 April 1941 at Milwaukee, WI Discharged 15 July 1945 DOB: 25 Jan 1919 (if this is the right Maurice!)

    I cannot confirm his assignment to the B Co 316th MB, but here is info on the unit:

    The 316th Medical Battalion was assigned to the 91st Infantry Division; B Co of the 316th MB was assigned to the 362nd Infantry Regiment Combat Team (of the 91st ID).

    The 362nd arrived in North Africa on 22 April 1944 and landed in Italy on 19 June 1944, It was involved in the Rome-Arno, North Apennines and Po Valley Campaigns in Italy 1944-45.

    The 91st ID returned to the USA on 10 September 1945 and was deactivated on 1 December 1945 at Camp Rucker, AL.

    For a detailed history of the 91st ID during WWII, see: "The 91st Infantry Division in Wold War II" by Major Robert Robbins (published 1947); it was also republished in 1999.

    I hope this helps.


  • Dan, Thank you for replying about my grandfather! His middle name was Gordon and everything you mentioned was on his DD214 except the 362nd Infantry Combat Team. His DD214 states that he left the ETO 28 June of 45 and arrived in the States 8 July 45 he was given an Honorable Discharge at Fort Sheridan Illinois. His recorded paygrade was Tech 4. I would like to hear from you if you have more information. His record was lost in the 73 fire at the National Archives and I was fortunate that the Register of Dees in our hometown had a copy of his discharge and DD214. I sent the Archives a certified copy and they needed some addition information (personal) that I am sending so they can rebuild his record. I am building a shadow box for his service and for my grandmother (W.A.V.E) also from WW2. is there any personal info that would help you in additional data? Thank you again! Chris Galde (Grandson)

  • Chris,

    I don't think I can add anything more as far as his record. You are very fortunate to have found a copy of his DD_214. Not too many folks know that they can sometimes be obtained locally.

    I can share the link below to an interesting site that covers topics related to medical units in WWII. This particular link discusses the structure and function of the generic division Medical Battalion. It may give you a better idea of what your grandfather did during the war. It does have some unit histories, but not for the 316th MB, unfortunately.


    Best regards, Dan


    Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

    Your request indicates that you are seeking information concerning the service of Maurice Galde, who served with Company B, 316th Medical Battalion, U.S. Army, presumably during World War II.

    The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR) has custody of the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- (Record Group 407) and the Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations (World War II and Thereafter) (Record Group 338).  Military unit files among these records consist mostly of historical reports, after action reports, unit journals, and general orders. These records do not include personnel information, nor do we have a name index to these records.

    General orders, as referenced above, do include information about the official bestowal of medals on individual service personnel. However, these records are arranged by unit, thereunder by date and thereunder by general order number. We would need this information in order to search our records. If you have a copy of his discharge certificate, this information might be included therein.

    We have searched our available finding aids for the relevant series in the abovementioned record groups for records of the 316th Medical Battalion and located the following:

    Record Group 407

    Entry (NM3) 427

    Box 11278

    Files: 391-MED (Battalion operational and historical files) 

    Record Group 112

    Entry (UD) 1012

    Box 267

    File: Unit History, August 1942-September 1945 (Companies A, B, C and D) 

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