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Author Topic: Sherman units attached to the 9th ID Sept of '44 Philippeville  (Read 3995 times)
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« on: 4 September 2011, 19:20:51 »
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Hello everyone,
I look for photos and may be testimony about members of Tank unit who helped liberate the city of Philppeville south of Belgium, just before crossing the river Meuse in September '44
I just have a bad snapshot of a german dozer in the mainstreet (rue de Namur)
Thank a lot.
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« Reply #1 on: 7 September 2011, 22:50:14 »
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Now this I may be able to assist with, have you considered contacting the 9th Infantry Division website as they have a section on titled:

Information about a soldier, company, unit, action or other research:

For some years now, I have been helping family members to information about their father, grandfather, uncle or great uncle who served in the 9th Infantry Division. It often happens, that after one of these veterans passes away, objects or pictures are found, indicating they were fighting with the 9th Infantry Division during World War 2. For the family, it is often a difficult, time consuming task to find out more about their loved one. Over the years I have build up quite a large database of information regarding the 9th Infantry Division, and often I can send information about the veteran. If I can't help directly, I surely can help you and point you in the right direction for obtaining service records, unit information, medal citations or any other relevant information. Please know, that sometimes it is hard to obtain the information, and we might not succeed in the search for information.

If you have any questions about a soldier, company, unit, action or other research, please contact me, and I will do my best to provide the help needed.

Please send any requests to: info@9thinfantrydivision.net

http://www.9thinfantrydivision.net/contact.htm


Here is a section from the diary of the 60th Infantry Regiment:

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« Reply #2 on: 8 September 2011, 12:30:38 »
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This is interesting stuff, with the grid coordinates you can make a map with accurate positions!
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« Reply #3 on: 9 September 2011, 08:36:41 »
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Oddly enough I may have been able to narrow this down further, I have just searched through 8 Stars to Victory and it seems that elements of the 4th Cavalry Group were attached to the 9th Infantry Division until Nov 22nd 1944 but by the Ardennes offensive the OOB for the 9th ID lists the 746th Tank Battalion.

It seems likely that it was the 4th Cavalry Group that took part in the Philipeville actions which would be the 4th and 24th Squadrons of the 4th CG.



Source:Eight Stars to Victory, The history of the 9th Infantry Division.
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