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    Capt. George A. Wildmann, MD - KIA October 7, 1943

    Robert Ragolia Wayfarer

      Seeking any information about Capt. George A. Wildmann, MD - KIA October 7, 1943 in/around Avellino, Italy.  Capt. Wildmann was with the 441st Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) Automatic Weapons (AW) Battalion (S-P) attached to the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fifth Army, when he was killed.

       

      The  CO of the 441st AAA (a/k/a Coastal Art.) AW SP, attached to the 7th Infantry, 3rd Division, Fifth Army was relieved of his command on October 12, 1943 as that BN was crossing the Volturno River in Southern Italy.  His name is (former) Lt. Col. Clifton L. MacLachlan.  He was demoted to Capt. Effective January 10, 1944 and  dismissed from duty with the Coastal Art. Bn. Seeking any any information about this incident as it may have a direct bearing on a relative lost during the battle to cross the Volturno River in Italy, in early October, 1943.

        • Re: Capt. George A. Wildmann, MD - KIA October 7, 1943
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Ragolia,

           

          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, 1905-1981 (Record Group 407) and located a history and historical records of the 441st Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) Automatic Weapons (AW) Battalion (S-P) that may contain the information you seek. For copies of these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          Information about Captain George A. Wildmann would be contained in his burial case file (later called the Individual Deceased Personnel File or IDPF). For WWII-1976, the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) currently holds the Army Individual Deceased Personnel Files for men with surnames A-L. They have not yet received the records of veterans with surnames M-Z. In order to request those records please write to U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Casualty & Memorial Affairs Operations Division, ATTN: AHRC-PDC, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 450, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5405.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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