Co. K, 335th Infantry, 84th Division Railsplitters
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Posted by Allan Wilford Howerton on June 30, 2007, 12:44 pm, in reply to "11-NOV-1944"
The Anti-Tank Company, 334th Infantry section of the 84th Division roster notes only that William J. McGinley of Cleveland, Ohio served during all three of the division's campaigns (Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe). There is no notation that he was killed in action or died of non-battle related causes on May 3, 1945. Do you have further information?
I am puzzled by the reference to numbers of MIAs on 11 November 1944. At this time only one 84th Division regiment, the 335th Infantry, had gone into action. This regiment was holding defensive positions in front of the 30th Infantry Division just north of Aachen, Germany while that division prepared for an offensive. There were no significant numbers of MIAs at this time. The 84th Division launched a major offensive in the Geilenkirchen, Germany sector of the Siegfried Line on November 18, 1944. There were significant casualties, including MIAs, as this attack proceeded through the rest of November and into early December. If you will identify the section of the roster in which the November 11, 1944 MIAs were noted I will try to provide further information.
Link: Story of an 84th Division company
- 11-NOV-1944 - David Bennett June 29, 2007, 7:26 pm
- Re: 11-NOV-1944 - Allan Wilford Howerton June 30, 2007, 12:44 pm
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