I recently purchased a minty DD M35 from the son of a vet. It was difficult for him to part with it and he asked if I (and the fine members of this forum) could help him find out anything about his fathers service in WWII. I offered to try but have not been able to find out much beyond what is below (btw...I've searched the NARA database)...
Specifically I would like to know if it is possible to find out what unit he was in and potentially what battles his unit may have participated in.
On the liner of the helmet are the initials of the father and the location and date (Wirges Germany, April 1945) when it was "liberated" (a bit odd as it is completely unaltered apple green DD M35).
Kenneth J. Doyle
- originally from Plymouth Ma,
- enlisted in Utica NY on May 20, 1942.
- Born 1920.
- Serial number 32369606
This information was provided by the family from a photo of his fathers training unit.
- CO. D, 1st Battalion
- Ordnance Replacement Training Center
- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
- June 1941
- 1st LT. Lonnie O. Phillips, Commanding
If anyone could help it would really be appreciated by the son.