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  History
The 45th Rifle Division was formed in the autumn of 1935 in the Novgorod Volynsk region.
The tattered remains of the division was relocated to the region of Kuibyshev to be reinforced and reequipped.
For the heroism and determination shown by the division during the Battle of Stalingrad, on 1 March 1943 the division was renamed the 74th Guards Rifle Division.
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 Battle of Cambrai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the left the 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division swept all the way through Havrincourt and Graincourt to within reach of the woods on Bourlon Ridge and the 36th (Ulster) Division on their left reached the Bapaume-Cambrai road.
The Germans had put two divisions of Gruppe Arras on the ridge with another two in reserve, Gruppe Caudry was reinforced and to challenge the RFC the squadrons under the Red Baron were assigned.
The commands of 29th and 12th divisions were almost captured, with Brigadier-General Vincent having to fight free from his own encircled headquarters and then grab men from any retreating units to try to halt the Germans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Cambrai   (2072 words)

  
 History for 14th Armored Division
Constituted on 28 August 1942 and activated 15 November 1942 at Camp Chaffe, AR.Organizied as a heavy division with the 47th and 48th Armored Regiments and the 62nd Infantry Regiment.
Division reorganized as a light division on 20 September 1943, with 3 Infantry Battlions (the 19th, 62nd and 68th) and 3 tank battalions (the 25th, 47th and 48th).
The division and its elements were deactivated at Camp Patrick Henry, VA on September 16, 1945.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageHistory/1,13506,100092|798880,00.html   (165 words)

  
 G-3 Supplement - Central Germany
The 414th Infantry Regiment of the 104th Infantry Division was attached to the 3rd Armored Division and assigned to Combat Commands by battalions.
In this formation the Division passed through elements of the 1st Infantry Division on the north, and the 140th Infantry Division on the south at 0400 on 25 March.
It was planned that the 1st and 104th Divisions would force crossings simultaneously to form VII Corps bridgeheads, while Combat Command "R" would cross in the zone of the 2nd Division and attack USLAR from the south to assist this operation.
www.3ad.com /history/wwll/spearehead.west/g3.chapaters/central.germany.htm   (6385 words)

  
 Operation Iceberg: The Assault on Okinawa - The Last Battle of World War II (Part 1) April - June 1945
The Japanese plan was to use the 62nd Division to hold the main defence line, while the 24th Division and 44th IMB were to stay in reserve in case of additional American landings in the south.
The Japanese 62nd Division still defended the entire front with its 64th Brigade entrenched in the centre and the west, while the 63rd Brigade was fortified in the east, mainly along the Urasoe-Mura and Tanabaru Escarpments.
The 7th Infantry Division meanwhile, closed in on the headquarters of the 32nd Army, defended by the survivors of the 24th Division on a coastal ridge, Hill 89.
www.rickard.karoo.net /articles/battles_okinawa2.html   (9984 words)

  
 Combat History Page
The Division began assembling at Hochfelden on the Alsatian Plain to the east of Strasbourg on 1 December.
Engaged by elements of five German divisions the TF managed to delay the enemy advance long enough for strong reinforcements to arrive and contain the thrust.
Division artillery fired its last rounds of the war on 2 May 1945 in an action along the Inn River not far from the Austrian border.
14tharmoreddivision.org /combat.htm   (740 words)

  
 Western Front Association Contributed Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Attempts at further advances by the new divisions were met by a determined German resistance in the form of heavy machine gun fire from strong defence positions in the ruins of Bullecourt village.
Division made another attempt, this time successful, to take Bullecourt village but, as usual, the German response was vigorous and the village changed hands several times over the next few days with heavy casualties on both sides.
Division strong support, in particular capturing, or destroying, several troublesome machine gun positions and joining up with them in Bullecourt village, most of which was now in British hands.
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/research/bullecourt.htm   (2549 words)

  
 The 62nd Pennsylvania ---
Samuel Black, the son of Irish immigrants, recruited the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers.
The 7,500 men of General Heath’s Division of the Army of Northern Virginia caused the dust.
Barnes, the division commander, concerned that he was going to be flanked ordered Sweitzer’s and Tilton’s brigades to retire from the hill.
www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu /~jw3u/round/62nd.html   (2480 words)

  
 Stopped Dead In Their Tracks
The 82nd Airborne Division was initially deployed to the northern flank on the German attack, to counter the German main effort.
The new Division front was relatively quiet until January 2, 1945 when it was pulled off the line to participate in an allied offensive scheduled for January 3, 1945.
The weather was extraordinarily cold with snow piled two feet deep throughout the Ardennes; and the 62nd VG Division was a good unit well supported by a significant amount of artillery and armor.
www.chesterfieldarmament.com /dietz/stoppeddead/stoppeddead.htm   (973 words)

  
 Western Front Association Contributed Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division was one such unit, being the second line of the initial West Riding Division, the 49th.
The 62nd Division was kept back for coastal defence duties until the end of 1916, when orders were received to proceed overseas, which it did in January 1917.
In July, the 62nd Division was transferred to the south, to assist the French in beating off the massive German attacks that were being made, in a final, all out attempt to win the war.
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/individuals/fredwatson.htm   (2418 words)

  
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In the actual battle, the 2nd Marine Division was a floating reserve and staged a demonstration off the southern coast early in the campaign to draw attention.
Example: the 7th, 27th, and 96th Infantry Divisions land on one beach, the 1st and 6th Marine Divisions on another, and the 77th Infantry Division on a third after capturing Ie Shima.
If the 62nd Division defends the beaches, the 44th Independent Mixed Brigade plus any six small units are deployed in the 62nd Division zone.
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 Fifth Field Artillery Group Unit History - Sicily
The 62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion went in with the assault echelon on July 1Oth, while at the same time the M-7’s of the 58th and 65th were used in the assault by the organic artillery battalion of the Division.
On the 30th of July the 58th was attached to the 179th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Division for the drive on Mistretta and the flank attack on St. Stefano.
While the 62nd went to support the 18th Combat Team of the 1st Division for an attack in the direction of Gagliano, the Group Headquarters and 65th moved to positions on the road south of Capizzi.
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 Research
The 39th Guards Rifle Division was part of the 62nd Soviet Army, which was formed from the inactive 7th Reserve Army in July of 1942.
The 62nd Army was assigned to forces resisting the German thrust towards Stalingrad.
The 39th Division held out for weeks, then months, fighting amongst the rooms of the Red October factory, never leaving an area, which was approximately 1000 yards in depth and 3000 yards in length.
www.reenactor.net /units/39guards/history.html   (771 words)

  
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The 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead in the West) conquered Cologne, was in Bonn and came late into the Bridgehead.
John Kline is the webmaster of the 106th Infantry Division: The 106th lost one full regiment during the early days of the Battle of the Bulge.
The 69th Infantry Division was with the V Corps in the ETO and crossed the Rhine River later than the 78th.
www.78thdivision.org /links.htm   (614 words)

  
 Geoffrey Hardy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
They were reserve division to the first-line 49th, which meant that their departure for the Front was delayed as 49 Div.
The division came to prominence on 10th April, when it was not informed that an attack on Bullecourt had been cancelled, this meant two of its battalions advanced with no support from the Australian 4th Division on its right, and suffered 162 casualties, this did not make the Australians popular.
The Australian 2nd Division and 62nd Division were to make another famous attack on Bullecourt at 3.45 am on 3rd May. An exceptionally heavy artillery bombardment was planned, with heavy guns being drafted in from other areas, and tanks being used in support.
homepage.ntlworld.com /howard.martin/Hardy.html   (4343 words)

  
 Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Formed at York on 10 Sep 1914 in the 69th Brigade, 23rd Division.
Formed at Clipstone from the 242nd Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 207th Brigade, 69th Division.
Formed at Canterbury from the 277th Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 200th Brigade, 67th Division.
www.warpath.orbat.com /regts/w_yorks.htm   (425 words)

  
 James Anderson Kerr
The British Divisions in the front line were, from right to left, the12th, 20th, 6th, 51st (Highland), 62nd (West Riding) and 36th (Ulster).
The 51st Division had a very hard fight for Flesquieres, but its failure to capture it and keep up with the pace of the advance on either side left a dangerous salient which exposed the flanks of the neighbouring Divisions.
On the left of Flesquieres, the 62nd Division fought hard through the ruins of Havrincourt, up to and through Graincourt and by nightfall were within sight of Anneux in the lee of the commanding height crowned by Bourlon Wood.
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 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Sir Douglas Haig's 5th Despatch (Cambrai Operations), 20 February 1918
West of the Canal de l'Escaut infantry of the 29th Division and dismounted regiments of the Ist and 5th Cavalry Divisions; including the Ambala Brigade, were heavily engaged throughout the day in Noyelles, and beat off all attacks in continuous fighting.
Following upon the capture of Flesquieres, the 51st and 62nd Divisions, in co-operation with a number of tanks and squadrons of the 1st Cavalry Division, attacked at 10.30 a.m.
There is evidence that German divisions intended for the Italian theatre were diverted to the Cambrai front, and it is probable that the further concentration of German forces against Italy was suspended for at least two week's at a most critical period, when our Allies were making their first stand on the Piave Line.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/haigcambraidespatch.htm   (8882 words)

  
 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division
The 2nd West Riding Division was formed from the Home Service men of the Territorial Force units in the 49th Division, it was formed in Great Britain in March 1915.
Cadre went to England and was absorbed by the 18th Bn York and Lancaster Regt in the 14th Division on 19 Jun 1918.
On joining the Division and absorbing the 2/5th Bn it was renamed to the 5th Bn.
orbat.com /site/warpath/divs/62_div.htm   (161 words)

  
 HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY
There was good news, however, as the 51st Division crept into Flesquieres, abandoned during the night by the Germans.
To the north, the 36th Division, planning to continue their advance beyond Moeuvres, waited for the success signal, signifying that the 62nd had captured Bourlon.
The 40th was a division of Bantams, men under regulation height.
www.homestead.com /memorabilia/files/HIGHLAND_LIGHT_INFANTRY.html   (739 words)

  
 Wehrmacht Heer Wehrpass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
On the 29th May 1940 the Division was sent to the Western front for the last major drive into central France.
After the fall of France the division was used in various occupation duties.
The division was returned to the east for the invasion of Russia on 22nd June 1941.
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 Sea Services Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Division was about to face it's first major battle as a full division.
Even though the hill was small, it was a point of strategic importance and there the Division moved in the assault.
The 62nd Division and Independent Mixed Brigade of the Japanese Army was assigned to defend Sugar Loaf "to the death." If the hill was lost, the subsequent defense would be severely compromised by flanking fire.
www.dcmilitary.com /navy/seaservices/archives/jan30/ss_d13098.html   (696 words)

  
 62nd Ohio Infantry
Deadwood, S.D. The Startling Adventures of Two Officers of the 62nd Ohio Infantry on Polly Island, S.C., during General Gilmore's Siege of Fort Sumter in the War of the Rebellion, and the story which incited their adventure.
Attached to 2nd Brigade, Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
Ferry's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1863.
www.ohiocivilwar.com /cw62.html   (762 words)

  
 The award of the Croix de Guerre to the Leeds Rifles
Division and the 8th Battalion with the 62nd Division
It could hardly be called open warfare for the attack would in places, have to be made through thick forests, and even to take up their assembly positions the attacking troops had to move up through almost impenetrable woods, in which the enemy still lurked.
It wasdepicted with one foot poised and the Division vowed that the Pelican would not place its foot flat until it was on German soil.
www.yorkshirevolunteers.org.uk /awardcroixdeguerre.htm   (2867 words)

  
 Bulge '44 - Testing and Tactics
The 62nd to the south is in a slightly better position but has a significant flank problem.
The 2nd Panzer battalion of the Gross Deutschland Division, my only tank unit, was in heavy engagement with the 82nd Airborne Division in the town of Veilsalm; with reinforcements racing forward and CCA of the 7th Armored Division had withdrawn to Poteau.
Simultaneously, the 62nd Volksgrenadier Division makes a surprising crossing of the river to the south and is about to unhinge the defense - the threat to my center is negated.
www.members.shaw.ca /gcsaunders/bulge_aar.html   (1710 words)

  
 49th (West Riding) Division
The West Riding Division was a Territorial Force Division already in existence at the outbreak of the war.
The Division and Brigades were not numbered until April 1915 previously just named.
Left the Division and went to France where it joined the VIII Brigade, 2nd Group Heavy Artillery Reserve.
www.warpath.orbat.com /divs/49_div.htm   (283 words)

  
 The 62nd Division , 1914-1918
The 51st and 62nd had several days of very heavy fighting, which is now officially known as the The Battle of the Tardenois.
62nd Division found itself back in the Cambrai area for a further advance, where on 12th September it captured – for the second time, the first being in November 1917 – the strongly fortified Havrincourt.
On Armistice day, the Division was warned that it had been selected to move forward into Germany as part of the Rhine bridgehead force.
www.1914-1918.net /62div.htm   (1150 words)

  
 Bullecourt "the Blood Tub" where distrust peaked
During 1st Bullecourt the 4th Division AIF were attacking from left to right.
In the event, only four of the eleven tanks were in position at start time, and these were so slow over the heavy going that they were passed by the soldiers on foot before reaching the German defences.
The 4th and 12th Brigades of the 4th Australian Division, despite the failure of the tanks, showed remarkable courage and ability and achieved what most observers believed was impossible, by breaking into part of the enemy trenches.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-battles/ww1/france/b-court.htm   (1094 words)

  
 WWII In Color :: View topic - List of Germans divisions in WW2
This unit was originally in the Luftwaffe as the 14th Luftwaffe Field Division.
After being reorganized as the 26th Panzer Division, some of the 23rd Infantry Division's original components were used to create a new 23rd Infantry Division.
In 1944 he transferred to the 116th Panzer Division on the Western Front and was awarded the Knight's Cross for his actions during the Ardennes Offensive.
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 "Hell on Wheels" Constitution circa July '44
The 2nd ARMORED DIVISION WAS COMMANDED BY MAJOR GENERAL EDWARD H. Combat Command "A": Commanded by Brigadier General Maurice Rose: Headquarters Combat Command "A", 66th Armored Regiment, 22nd Regimental Combat Team w/normal attachments.
Division Reserve: 41st Armored Infantry Regiment (-1st and 3rd Bns.) (- l Company), 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment.
Division Artillery: Headquarters 2nd Armored Division, Division Artillery, 62nd, 65th, 92nd, Field Artillery Battalions, Battery "C", 195th AAA (AW) Bn.
www.2ndarmoredhellonwheels.com /war_stories/july44.html   (156 words)

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