Rest and Training
Declassified Headquarters Reports, 350th Infantry, September 1944:
Training for the day of 13 September consisted of close order drill, extended order drill, bayonet training,
cover and concealment, target designation, and fire distribution.
Because the regiment was bivouaced in the proximity of Florence, a certain percent of each company was permitted
to go on pass and purchase souvenirs, and also to see the city itself. On the following day, 15 September, all
units stressed individual training with cover and concealment, physical training, extended order drill, and then
conducted squad problems.
September 16 saw the regiment moving again, to the vicinity of San Piero A Sieve. It was anticipated that
another move closer to the lines would be necessary. It was decided that the regiment was to move to an assembly
area just north of Altuzzo Ridge, and to prepare to cross the line of departure at 0500 on 21 September.