Andy, Your mention of the Vosges mountains in France has a post report.
When I did the Rhine and Mozel cruise last year, we had the option to visit Luxembourg. I introduced our guide during the cruise to the history of the 442 and the Vosges mountains, and why I was interested. She told me she would tell all of her future customers about their story.
The tour included the American cemetery in Luxembourg which was my fourth in a foreign country. The docent, Scott, was excellent, and shared the story about the war and the fallen. George Patton is also in that cemetery.
When we drove through the Vosges mountains, I came understand and appreciate more the accomplishments of the 442.
And, thanks again, for sharing the info on the 442. I still find so many during my travels that have never heard of the 442.