Trench foot and cold-related health issues took more men off the line at certain times during November 1944 and February 1945 because proper care was not taken with soldier’s feet. The 9th Infantry Division, 60th Infantry Regiment took hold of this dangerous situation early in November 1944. One of their After Action Reports for November 1944 provided Lessons Learned after the month’s combat activities. This is what they implemented with their troops.
This is one example of things you may discover in unit records. These Lessons Learned and tips they gave the men give us a better idea of what our service member’s went through during the war. We may all “know” about trench foot in a general sense, but how often do we read exactly what was done to help prevent it and keep the men combat-ready?
What have you discovered in unit records that was interesting? Please share in the comments.
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