2nd Battalion commander - 47th Infantry Regiment

Discussion in 'US Units' started by Marc1944, Oct 11, 2021.

  1. Marc1944

    Marc1944 Member

    Dear all,

    I am doing researches on the 47th Infantry Regiment (9th Inf Div) doing the battle of Normandy and I am looking for the name of the commander (major or lieutenant-colonel) of the 2nd Battalion : he is reported to be KIA on June 20th when confronting the defense belt of Cherbourg near Acqueville.

    I can't find his name nor that of his replacement.

    Any help in this request would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    9th Infantry Division Photos @ VZW's Military Tributes (vincentzwhaley.com)

    The above link has wrong rank but click it anyway, more info & a photo there.

    9th Infantry Division Photos @ VZW's Military Tributes (vincentzwhaley.com)
    James D. Johnston | American Battle Monuments Commission (abmc.gov)
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  3. Marc1944

    Marc1944 Member

    Many thanks Owen for the quick answer!

    It seems he was wounded and not KIA on June 20th (date to be still confirmed), but DOW on June 29th.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2021

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