I'm trying to find out more about my grandfathers role in WW2. He passed away 5yrs ago, at the time I felt very uncomfortable asking him info about what he did and what his role was. Now that I'm a History teacher, I'm looking to grasp a little more knowledge.
What I know:
He was a Staff Sargent the 116th AAA Mobile Battery "D"
He was Billeted in Weston-Supermare in England
He took part in "Operation Overlord" at Utah Beach
One of the first to liberate Paris
Took Part in the "Battle of Hurtgen Forest"
Took Part in the "Battle of the Bulge"
Supposedly held the Remagen Bridge
Information I'm Looking for:
Who was he attached to? For example 1st Army..
Any websites that can confirm what battles he participated in?
What was the role of the 116th AAA Mobile Battery "D" in the European Theatre?
Any notable accomplishments of the 116th AAA Mobile Battery "D"?
Your help will be greatly appreciated, and if there are any other links that you can provide, I will be eternally greatful.
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