I’m looking to track down the US division that trained on the moors on my families farm in the lead up to d day. My research has indicated that the US 29th division was stationed in cornwall, however I have not found any details on training at the location I am interested in. It is on the moors near Zennor (about 6 m west of St Ives, 6 m north from Penzance) so approx 4-5hr drive west (as an estimate factoring poorer roads of the time) from Plymouth and Exeter where most divisions were based.
My grand mother can remember the troop training when she was a girl. Most interestingly she remembers a tank sinking into the marsh on the moors and believes it is still there today. I am keen to track down any information or even US soldiers that trained there to verify and add more detail if possible.
Any help would be greatly appreciated