Usually GOs are listed by the HQ or Headquarters please scan copy and submit. Example would read something like this HQ 101st DIV GO# 23, 13 October 1944 or 44
In your case this would read HQ 23rd DIV GO#11, 17 AUG 44
Any additional information would be helpful.
Here is some other information. Plus the WW2 Hospital Admission Card showing his injuries. He was noted as being in an Infantry Unit.
Name: Morris Talbi Race: White, includes Mexican (White) Rank: Enlisted Man Admission Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1920 Admission Date: Jul 1944 Discharge Date: Aug 1944 Military Branch: Infantry, General or Unspecified Diagnosis: FirstLocation: Buttock and hip; CausativeAgent: Artillery Shell, Fragments, Afoot or unspecified Type of Injury: Casualty, battle Medical Treatment: Removal of foreign bodies from back Injured in Line of Duty: In line of duty Type of Discharge: Duty Length of Service: 2 Year(s), 0 Month(s) Service Number: 32334534 Name: Morris Talbi Gender: Male Birth Date: 15 Jan 1920 Death Date: 26 Aug 1997 Enlistment Branch: ARMY Enlistment Date: 11 May 1942 Discharge Date: 2 Nov 1945 Name: Morris Talbi Race: White Marital status: Single, without dependents (Single) Rank: Private Birth Year: 1920 Nativity State or Country: New York Citizenship: Citizen Residence: Bronx, New York Education: Grammar school Civil Occupation: Unskilled occupations in laundering, cleaning, dyeing, and pressing apparel and other articles Enlistment Date: 11 May 1942 Enlistment Place: Fort Jay Governors Island, New York Service Number: 32334534 Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Height: 65 Weight: 135
Thanks for replying Elliot, now here are some "Curveballs". Records indicate 23 INF, (which became party of Second Army), so is that my go-forward path for future Military Assignments OR follow the 4th iINF Divisioion
path because that was his Unit on D-Day (Record Attatched).
Should have replied 17 AUG 44 to correct.
So now I have to decide to follow the 23rd Infantry (Part of 2nd. Infantry Divison) path which is indicated
on his Separation Papers or the 4th. Infantry which is stated on the D-Day Landing Orders. Any suggestions?
Another KEY date is the ETO 13 OCT 44 indicated in BOX 34- Wounded in Action, Battle of Aachen. Germany
took place that day
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Not to confuse you any more, but its helpful that you know how divisions and regiments are set up. I will help to explain because some people when they hear 4th infantry division or 4ID they automatically think that's the unit a solider was with.
Here is what the 4th Division looked like during WW2 (Divisions are made up of usually 3 Infantry Regiments)
So in your case it is possible that he served in one of those three regiments either the 8th Infantry Regiment, 12th Infantry Regiment, and 22nd Infantry Regiment. I would try and follow those records as much as possible for after action reports you need to stick with Army Divisional records for reports of operations.
- Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division
- 8th Infantry Regiment
- 12th Infantry Regiment
- 22nd Infantry Regiment
- Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Infantry Division Artillery
- 20th Field Artillery Battalion (155 mm)
- 29th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)
- 42nd Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)
- 44th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)
- 4th Engineer Combat Battalion
- 4th Medical Battalion
- 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)
- Headquarters, Special Troops, 4th Infantry Division
- Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Division
- 704th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
- 4th Quartermaster Company
- 4th Signal Company
- Military Police Platoon
- 4th Counterintelligence Corps Detachment
Here is what the 2nd Infantry Division looked like during WW2
They were made up of the 9th Infantry Regiment, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and 38th Infantry Regiment
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the World War II Operations Reports, 1940-1948 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917 - 1985 (Record Group 407) that includes general orders and histories of the 927th Signal Battalion; histories, after action reports, journals, and general orders of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division; and histories, after action reports, journals, and general orders of the 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division during WWII. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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