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McHugh, Joseph Wilford

Rank and Name, Medical Support Joseph Wilford McHugh.

Unit/Placed in, 375th Medical Battalion assigned to the 75th Infantry Division.


Having various training for becoming a Medic in the 375th Medical Battalion.

He arrived in France on 13 December 1944.

Went towards Holland were he arrived at 18 December 1944.

Further assigned to various Army Corpses  in entering Germany,

they liberated and supported the POW from the POW Camp Stalag VI-A.

Returning back to the U.S. on 14 November 1945.


Joseph is born approx. on 14 March 1908 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Father, Thomas Francis McHugh Sr.

Mother, Anna Elizabeth (Kilroy) McHugh.

Sister(s), Nellie Gildarda McHugh.

Brother(s), Thomas Francis Jr. James Aloysius, Francis Xavier, Paul Thomas and Edward McHugh.

Spouse, Gertrude Catherine (Brady) McHugh.


Joseph enlisted the service in Delaware with service number # 32453239.


Troops of the division liberated Stalag VI-A, a POW camp where thousands of Soviet and Polish prisoners of war had died of malnutrition and disease.


Joseph survived the WWII, he died on 15 July 1962, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Joseph is buried/mentioned at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, VS.


Units 75th Infantry Division.

Headquarters, 75th Infantry Division

289th Infantry Regiment

290th Infantry Regiment

291st Infantry Regiment

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 75th Infantry Division Artillery

730th Field Artillery Battalion (155 mm)

897th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)

898th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)

899th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)

275th Engineer Combat Battalion

375th Medical Battalion

75th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)

Headquarters, Special Troops, 75th Infantry Division

Headquarters Company, 75th Infantry Division

775th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company

75th Quartermaster Company

575th Signal Company

Military Police Platoon


75th Counterintelligence Corps Detachment



Thanks to, https://www.med-dept.com/articles/the-ww2-medical-battalion-infantry-division/




Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

375th Medical Group
Assigned to the 75th Infantry Division
Medical Service Pin
Support the needy.
A first contingent of US Army Nurses disembark at Naples, Italy. Because of enemy damage and destruction, ships could not properly unload at the docks.
Medic Insignia
Medics lend a hand with casualties after heavy enemy shelling.
Combat Medical Badge
Joseph Wilford McHugh
Even tending the Birdies.
POW's Camp Stalag VI-A, Hemer Germany
Russian Cemetery StalagVI-A