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
- Custer Men and Dixie Boys - Site by Steve Cole whose father served with the 328th Field Artillery Battalion
- 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Division - Ted Nardin's tribute to the men of the 351st Infantry who fought alongside the 85th Div in Italy
- 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.
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