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Re: [WW II] Billy Kinder: Company E, 324th Infantr

Dear Ms. Kinder,

Here is some basic information on your grandfather's unit:

The 324th Infantry Regiment as activated at Fort Lewis, Washington on 1 February 1944 and assigned to the 44th Infantry Division. The regiment departed Boston on 5 September 1944 and arrived in France on 15 September 1944. The 324th was attached to the 79th Division from 19-24 October 1944 and entered Germany on 25 March 1945. From 8-10 April 1945 the 324th was attached to the VI Corps and from 10 - 19 April it was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division. On 30 April 1945, the 324th entered Austria. The unit arrived back in the United States on 20 July 1945, landing in New York. On 24 July 1945, the 324th moved to Camp Chafee, Arkansas where it inactivated on 1 November 1945. The 324th Infantry Regiment is credited with serving in the following campaigns: Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe.
Hoepfully, grandfather's service records that you have requested will give you more information on his individual service.

I might suggest you obtain a copy of "Finding Your Father's War: A Practical Guide to Researching and Understanding Service in the World War II US Army" by Jonathan Gawn. I recently purchased a copy for the Fort Lewis Museum and found it to be a handy reference. It has excellent information on how to interpret military records and forms.
Best wishes on honoring your grandfather's service.

Alan Archambault

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