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Ranger7734
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2015 :  18:24:00  Show Profile
I would appreciate any information about my grandfather Oscar Hanson from the 357th during the campaign to Germany. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the Saar River Bridgehead operation on Dec 10, 1944. He also received a Purple Heart but his Separation papers list date and place of wounds unknown. Thanks for any help.

Delorne Hell

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Norm
Assistant Historian

160 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2015 :  16:31:19  Show Profile
Do you know his Company and/or when he arrived with the 357th?
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Norm
Assistant Historian

160 Posts

Posted - 03/15/2015 :  16:34:23  Show Profile
PS...when do his separation papers indicate he left the states for overseas?? Would be in the larger box, mid to lower right side of the discharge.....

Thanks
Norm
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Tristan
Contributor Par Excellance

France
253 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2015 :  05:14:50  Show Profile
Here is the citation for his SSM, from GO #87, 1945 :




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Contact : historien@90thdivisionassoc.org
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Norm
Assistant Historian

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Posted - 03/16/2015 :  11:39:18  Show Profile
Bonjour Tristan.....Merci!

Hope to see you at the Reunion.

Best
Norm
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Ranger7734
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USA
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Posted - 03/17/2015 :  19:10:42  Show Profile
Thank you Norm and Tristan. Regarding your questions Norm, he departed, (destination ETO), on 23 MAR 44 date of arrival was 3 APR 44. His battles and campaigns listed in order are Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes. He also departed back to USA on 27 JAN 45 arriving 18 FEB 45. Again he ETO'D 26 APR 45, arriving 6 MAY 45. His final departure to USA was on 7 OCT 45.

I wondered if he departed for USA on 27 JAN 45 due to his wounds. Box #33 (Decoration and Citations) on Report of Separation reads exactly as follows: PURPLE HEART GO 86, HQ 357 INF 45 - GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL SO 111 357 INF 43, BRONZE SERVICE ARROWHEAD SSM GO 87 HQ 90 AID 45.

Box #34 (Wounds Received in Action) reads: DATE AND PLACE OF WOUNDS UNKNOWN. I would gladly send you a copy of the document if you would like to further pursue this. The only thing I remember as a kid about his time in the war, was using dead German corpses as structures in the trenches. His heroics were never mentioned.

When I tried getting info from the Dept. of the Army was a letter stating his records were lost in the fire in St. Louis years ago.

Tristan, I gratefully appreciate you sending a copy of the GO #7, about the Saar River operation.

Again, thanks to both of you, Norm and Tristan. I will continue to check this website for your valuable information.
Delorne

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Tristan
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France
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Posted - 03/19/2015 :  06:09:04  Show Profile
You are welcome Delorne. Unfortunately, I do not know what his company was.

French student ; member of the 90th Div. Association.
Contact : historien@90thdivisionassoc.org
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Norm
Assistant Historian

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Posted - 03/23/2015 :  15:43:06  Show Profile
Delorne - Thanks for the additional info...I'm out of town until March 31st...will check my binders for more info after I get home.

Norm
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