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How do you find information on the 44th Cavalry Recon in World War 2?

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July 15, 2015 6:49PM

The 44th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) was activated at Camp Young, Calif., Dec. 23, 1943. From the N.Y. Port of Embarkation on Sept. 29, 1944, the 44th left for England, arriving there on Oct. 10, 1944. Landing in France Nov. 26, 1944, the 44th was a part of the 11th Cavalry Group (Mechanized), XIII Corps, Ninth Army until V-E Day. Having earned the Campaign Honors you cited, the 44th arrived back at the N.Y. Port of Embarkation Aug. 2, 1945. From there the 44th traveled to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, where it was deactivated, Sept. 29, 1945. Hopefully with these additional facts to spur veteran's memories, you will be able to find those men that served with your father.

Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com

My father was in the 44th cavl recon sq during WWII.

Would be very interested in exchanging notes.

Thanks, Lauren

Just a little update to the previous statements. I recently read my uncle's discharge sheet. It stated the following:

ACTIVITY DURING WWII ENTERED SERVICE IN SEPTEMBER 1942 AT CAMP DODGE, IOWA. COMPLETED COOKS SPECIALTY SCHOOL. ASSIGNED TO 44TH RECON SQUADRON, ELEVENTH CAVALRY AS A TANK AND ARMORED CAR DRIVER. ENTERED EUROPE IN NOVEMBER 1944. FOUGHT IN BATTLE OF BULGE THROUGH END OF THE WAR. MEDALS RECVD: 1 GOOD CONDUCT; EUROPEAN/AFRICAN/MIDDLE EASTERN THEATER CAMPAIGN WITH TWO BRONZE STARS;OVERSEAS SVC BAR; AMERICAN THEATER VICTORY MEDAL; RHINELAND CAMAPAIGN; CENTRAL EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN; CARBINE MARKSMAN. MUSTERED OUT OF SERVICE NOVEMBER 1945 AT PAPAGO PARK, ARIZONA.

dave

can anyone tell me anything about the 44th calvary recon sq21 my dad served in this unit from aug 1944 to 2 aug 1945, i would love to know any information about this unit in the battle of the bludge and where it fought, i am working on this for my mom who is 73 now