For Further Online Reading
The history of the 85th Division is not heavily documented on the web. However there are a few links of special interest to those interested in the Italian campaign and/or the men of the 337th Regiment and 85th Division.
- Volturno to Cassino - Valentino Rossetti's Italian web page on the Italian campaign
- John Heiser's 85th Division and 339th (Polar Bear) Regiment site with information on the planned 85th Division Monument at Camp Shelby, MS
- Dad's War- A super site by Wes Johnston that will help you start your research on World War II servicemen, including your father, mother, or grandparents.
- Custer Men and Dixie Boys - Site by Steve Cole whose father served with the 328th Field Artillery Battalion
There are many sources of books about WWII and the Italian Campaign. Some of my favorites include:
The National Archives in College Park, Maryland, has a large collection of records pertaining to the 85th Division and the 337th, 338th, and
339th Regiments. You can contact them at:
8601 Adelphi Rd.
Military Branch (NWCTM)
College Park, MD 20740