Edwin Warren Moise, Jr.
Jungaleers, Minaret Club, Glee Club, Palmetto Literary Society
Sumter, South Carolina
Wife - Frances White; Daughter - Martha
Company B, 38th Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division
Apr 27, 1911
Aug 26, 1944
Died of Wounds - B/38 had suffered the most turnover in COs of any element of 38 AIB. The initial combat CO was Capt. Edwin W Moise Jr. who died 26 August 1944 of wounds suffered at Melun, France on 23 August.
Buried in Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France. Plot B, Row 5, Grave 21; Memorialized on Sumter War Memorial, Sumter, SC
Service # O-304549
In August 1944, 7AD moved from Tidworth Barracks in England to the Marshaling Area and then boarded landing ships at Southampton and sailed to France. The men and equipment came ashore on both Omaha and Utah Beaches, spread over nearly a week. I know that HQ CCA landed 10 August and that 38 AIB landed 11 and 12 August (11 Aug: Bn HQ, Sv Co, C Co; 12 Aug: HQ Co, A Co, B Co; Not yet know; Med Det). The initial plans for the Division had to be changed, since it took so long to unload the men and equipment and assemble the Division. Ultimately, the Division went into combat attached to XX Corps (along with 5th Infantry Division), which was attached to Third U.S. Army. The Division’s major combat sites during the month were at Chartres (15-18), Melun (22-25) and then in places all along a rapid drive to Verdun. There was a brief period south of Dreux, after the liberation of Chartres.