In my conversations to prepare to write a book about my friend, Old Hickory, he talked about his unit going a town called Tidwell to pick up their vehicles for the coming invasion at Normandy later that spring. Old Hickory served in the Recon Troop of the US 30th Infantry Division. As I have been working on the book (the manuscript is essentially finished and is being edited) I continued to verify locations, dates and anything else that I thought I should pursue. I ran across a reference on website that mentions that Tidworth, in Wiltshire, served as a major ordinance and vehicle park for the US Army during the war. I began to look at this more closely. A. At the time his unit was issued its vehicles, he was stationed at Slough, which is not a long drive from Tidworth. This is verified by other records as well has his personal recollections. B. I cannot find a town named Tidwell in England, Scotland or Wales. I can fiind a Tidwell Manor, which is in Devon, on the Channel coast. It appears to be way too far from Slough for him to have driven "an hour or so, maybe a little bit more" before reaching the vehicle park. C. One of the technical sergeants in his troop was named Tidwell. Conclusions and questions: 1. I am wondering if he confused the similar name of the sergeant with the barracks or town (whichever it is) in Wiltshire and that he obtained his combat vehicles from Tidworth and not Tidwell? 2. Do any of you know anything about Tidworth's role in the latter half of the war? ---Did Tidworth serve as a vehicle depot for the US Army in general and a duty station for units preparing for the coming assault? 3. Is there, or was there a town or military establishment called Tidwell that I have not been able to locate? 4. Does my assumption that he has confused the two similar names appear valid and that he was issued his vehicles at Tidworth and not Tidwell? Thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions.