The following reference materials played a large part in providing information about my father's unit but also in giving me a much greater understanding of WWII and the men and women that served.  When I started my research, I really did not have a good understanding of anything relating to these subjects.  Now that I know how much research is required to write a good document on any subject, I take my hat off to the authors that have taken their time to preserve and document such a critical time in world history.