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180th Infantry Regiment After Action Reports

Discussion in 'Italy, Sicily & Greece' started by kerrd5, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. idloveaguinness

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    Hi all -

    I'm new here, and stumbled upon this thread while looking on the internet for any materials that might mention my grandfather by name: Romeo Landry, 45th, 180 Infantry, Company A. I know he went with the division from North Africa to Sicily, and that he carried a BAR, but that's about it. I don't know exactly what kind of materials I'm looking for that might contain any information on him specifically, and whether or not they're searchable. Are AAR's what I'm looking for? ....It looks like I may have come to the right place. Thanks for any direction you folks can provide.
    Kevin
     
  2. kerrd5

    kerrd5 Ace

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    Kevin,

    What happened to him after Sicily? Was he wounded and returned
    to the States?

    45thinfantry : 45th Infantry Division (Thunderbirds)


    Dave
     
  3. idloveaguinness

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    Hi there and thanks for the reply. I know he also fought in Naples / Foggia, and I believe he served his time and returned home, as opposed to receiving a wound that sent him home. I know he received a Purple Heart, but pretty sure the injury was not of the severity that would send someone home. What else should I find out to help searching?
     
  4. kerrd5

    kerrd5 Ace

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    I need his Army Serial Number.


    Dave
    45thinfantry : 45th Infantry Division (Thunderbirds)
     
  5. idloveaguinness

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    All of my searches should be this easy.

    According to General Orders 43, HQ, 180th Infantry Regiment,
    dated 10 October 1944, PFC Romeo J. Landry, ASN 31060896,
    was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for "exemplary
    conduct in action against the enemy" (Image 6295, 22 August 2008).

    PFC Landry belonged to A Company.

    I have virtually all of the General Orders of both the 180th Infantry
    Regiment and the 45th Infantry Division. His Purple Heart is probably
    among the hundreds of GOs I have yet to transcribe.

    You are welcome to join our 45th ID Yahoo Group.



    Dave
    45thinfantry : 45th Infantry Division (Thunderbirds)
     
  7. idloveaguinness

    idloveaguinness Member

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    Thanks, Dave!! It's amazing that you could find that so quickly. I learned tonight that he wound up being sent home due to frostbite (purple heart?), but until now, we didn't know that. What's that image 6295?

    Can the AAR's be searched (or is that what you did?). Forgive me, I'm learning the basics.....

    I'm going to join that group.
     
  8. kerrd5

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    Kevin,

    This evening, I will get your email from the group and send you the JPEGS
    containing the GO. I will also send you a couple AARs, which are
    all pdfs.


    Dave
     
  9. idloveaguinness

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    Thanks again!! I'm going to post over there with more of his story that my uncle sent me last night. Might help hone in on some other information. My dad, uncle and I are appreciative of your search - it's the first we heard of that badge.
     
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    Dave,
    I just found the site and read your posting. This is a great thread. My dad was in the 180 though Africa, through the point they entered Germany. His Name is Dominick Candebat and he was wounded 3 times the final one sent him home. He does not remember the company he was in as when he returned after the first 2 times he was wounded he was put into a new company. Please let me know if you have run accross his name and it would be great if you could send me the AAR's. My email is bacandebat@comcast.net

    Thanks,
    Bruce
     
  11. Steve Petersen

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    This is why I love this place!

    Well done, Dave!
     
  12. kerrd5

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    Bruce,

    The AARs for 1945 should be in your inbox.

    Thank you, Steve.


    Dave
     
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    Thanks for that. Do you have any records from 1944? If not do you know where there may be records for 1944. The second time my dad was hit he spent 3 week in a french hospital?
     
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    Hi gentlemen,

    I just joined the site because I saw the 180th post on a search engine. My grandfather, whom I just became aware of was a member of CO C, 180th and died 30 Dec 1943. All I know is his Army ID no. and what is on the NARA site. I'm trying to find out where and how he died. Any information that could be provided will be greatly appreciated.

    His name was Charles E. Ellis and was from West Virginia. He had a brother named Ira that died in WWII as well. His Army service no. was [FONT=&quot]35650296.

    Thanks Gents.
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  15. Steve Petersen

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    Would like to have a copy of the 180th AAR's. My grandfather served in "M" and "I" companies. Taking a trip to Italy in May and would like to find some locations for the unit.

    CJ
     
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    My father in law was with the 180 Infantry and was captured in Sicily and was imprisoned at Stalag 2B. My husband and I are trying to find out as much information as we can so his incredible story is not lost. Can you send me the AAR or direct me to where I can get it? Thanks so much
     
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    Wow, I think I just found a huge resource in my research project.

    My great-uncle, Sgt. William G Price (service number 34708496) from Tallassee, Al was a member of the 180th. He was killed in action on May 30th, 1944.

    His last sibling just passed away and my mother inherited a collection of photos and clippings related to his service. There's a great volume of information about his burial, post-death insurance, and survivor's pension. It is very neat collection, including his GI insurance application and policy. I've also got what looks to be a unit yearbook for the 180th published after the war. To me it is a treasure trove that has answered many of my family's questions about his service.

    There is, however, absolutely no information about the circumstances surrounding his death other than the date he died and his award of the purple heart. I am attempting to locate more information (if it is available) about the circumstances of his death. While I'm at it, I'm also looking for information about his interrment. He was eventually buried in Alabama, but in the yearbook, there are several pictures clipped from a magazined of the cemetary at Nettuno, Italy and newspaper stories about Americans being returned for burial. Sadly, the newspaper clippings don't have a date but the wording sounds to me as if the stories were written postwar. I'm trying to confirm that he was buried at Nettuno but returned to the US at a later date.

    Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

    Alan Nummy
     
  19. kerrd5

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    Alan,

    If you request his IDPF from the Army Human Resources Command,
    it should tell you the circumstances of his death and provide all
    of the info you seek about the process of the repatriation of his
    remains back to the states after the war.

    See this message:

    Yahoo! Groups

    And this link:

    http://www.bentprop.org/grs/


    Dave
     
  20. EFD840

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    Dave,

    Thanks so much for the help.
     

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