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  military infantry division patch10
Divisions either organized before or during World War I did not use the designation "infantry." The re-designation of these divisions as infantry came sometime after World War I when the divisions' structure was reorganized to include specialists in a wide variety of functions.
A standard infantry division of the World War II era, for example, was designed for open warfare and, consequently, a pool of motor transport and artillery were assigned to them.
The airborne division was initially a miniature version of the infantry division with the addition of a small antiaircraft battalion, one parachute, and two glider regiments.
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 U.S. 2nd Infantry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Division crossed the Rhine 21 March and advanced to Hadamar and Limburg an der Lahn, relieving elements of the 9th Armored Division, 28 March.
On 8 November 1957, it was announced that the division was to be deactivated.
The 2d Infantry Division was chosen to spearhead the United Nations Command response to this incident and on 21 August, Task Force Brady, a group of ROK soldiers, American infantry, and engineers, swept into the area and cut down the infamous "Panmunjeom Tree".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_2nd_Infantry_Division   (3482 words)

  
 198th Light Infantry Brigade Association
On August 1, 1962, the 99th Cavalry Recon Troop was relieved from its assignment to the 99th Infantry Division and withdrawn from the Army Reserve.
The 99th Cavalry Recon Troop was inactivated on September 29, 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts, and assigned as a reserve component of the 99th Infantry Division.
Shortly thereafter, the 52nd Infantry went overseas to France with the 6th Division as a part of the Allied Expeditionary Force of World War I. Upon the return of the 6th Infantry Division to the United States, the 52nd Infantry was inactivated for a short time.
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An officer who fought with the 30th Division comments on their losses as follows: The people who do the actual advancing to close with the enemy are the rifle platoons, 81 of them (in a division), each with a T/O strength of about 40 men.
Infantry strength of a US ARMY Infantry Division in WWII was approximately 4,000 men out of a total divisional allotted strength of approximately 14,000 men.
The first entry for the Fourth Infantry Division shows that in the eleven months it was in NW Europe it sustained a total of 22,205 casualties amongst the division's complement of riflemen (this represents 90% of the total casualties taken by the division).
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 99th Infantry Battalion, Sept 1944
Elements of the 16th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division were relieved by the battalion of its duties and the battalion continued patrolling in the vicinity of Mons.
The battalion was released from its attachment to the 2nd Armored Division and Company "B" of the 744th Light Tank Battalion was assigned to the battalion and assisted in establishing security of strong points in the battalions sector.
The battalion was relieved by the 7th Armored Division and moved to the vicinity of Mechelen.
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 Battle Babies
Arriving at a number of English ports, the division assembled at Dorsetshire near the city of Dorchester where three weeks were spent in hikes and calisthenics while the job of final staging with its myriad supply problems and last-minute checks was carried on.
During the German offensive in the Ardennes, the Third Battalion, 395th Infantry, was assigned the mission of holding the Monschau-Eupin-Liege Road.
On Dec. 18, the 3rd Battalion of the 395th Infantry gave a magnificent account of itself in an extremely heavy action against the enemy in the Hofen area and was the main factor in stopping the hostile effort to penetrate the lines of the V Corps in the direction of Monschau...
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 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com - US Army in World War II
Forty-two of the infantry divisions and four of the airborne divisions served in the ETO and MTO, the remainder served in the PTO.
By early 1942 the division was organized substantially the way it would be used in battle, with, in addition to its three infantry regiments, four artillery battalions (three twelve-tube 105mm light battalions and one twelve-tube 155mm howitzer medium battalion), a cavalry reconnaissance troop, and division service troops.
In this way the 501st and 506th Parachute Infantry were attached to the 101st Airborne Division, the 508th Parachute Infantry to the 82nd Airborne Division, the 507th Parachute Infantry to the 17th Airborne Division, and the 517th Parachute Infantry to the 11th Airborne Division.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii/usarmy/infantry.aspx   (1394 words)

  
 The 29th US Infantry Division "Grey and Blue"
The 29th Infantry Division was a National Guard division that had been activated before the war and later sent to England to prepare for the cross-channel invasion.
After leaving the Blue and Gray Division on 12 March 1942, the 176th Infantry remained as part of the garrison of Washington, DC The unit was reassigned to the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, on 11 April 1943.
The 16th Infantry of the 1st Division landed to their left and the 2d Ranger Battalion was assigned to capture the cliffs on their right.
users.skynet.be /advocaat.depickere/Text/29th.html   (2765 words)

  
 Fact Sheet of the 99th Infantry Division
Following these maneuvers the division was transferred to Camp Maxey, Texas and came under the X Corps of the Third Army.
This was the sort of combat record the division made for itself from the time it went into action against the enemy early in Nov 1944, in Belgium.
The 99th was in the midst of a fierce armored fight during the push on Elsenborn at the start of the year.
www.battleofthebulge.org /fact/fact_sheet_of_the_99th_infantry.html   (730 words)

  
 The Americal Division History (Published 1971)
This is the history of the Americal Division, "Born in Battle" in the jungles of the Pacific during World War II and committed today to the rice paddies and mountains of southern I Corps in Vietnam.
In the center of the division, Operation Geneva Park was embarked upon by the 'Brave and the Bold' of the 198th Infantry Brigade and the 6th ARVN Regiment.
The 196th Infantry Brigade achieved a stunning tactical and psychological victory by protecting the district of Hiep Duc and destroying two-thirds of the fighting units of the 2nd NVA Division.
www.americal.org /ambook.shtml   (18209 words)

  
 wacht.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The US 4th Armoured took advantage of the air support and began to attack the southern part of the bulge created by the 7th Army's advance.
The 5th Parachute Division and 352nd VG were pushed further and further north until they had reached the outskirts of Bastogne, where they were used in an attempt to break through into Bastogne before the 101st could link up with the 4th Armoured.
The 13th Regiment came under attack from the US 80th Infantry Division which threatened the flank of the whole division.
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 Second World War Books: Review
When the artillery barrage lifted on 16 December 1944 and German divisions began advancing into what would become known as the Battle of the Bulge, I SS Panzer Corps of SS-Oberstgruppenfuehrer Sepp Dietrich's 6th SS Panzer Army relied on its infantry and paratroopers to clear the way for the panzer advance.
The weight of the initial attacks by 277th Volksgrenadier Division, 12th Volksgrenadier Division, and 3rd Fallschirmjaeger Division fell upon elements of the green US 99th "Checkerboard" Infantry Division in the Losheimergraben sector.
Upon the outcome of these opening engagements depended the speed with which the key roads and crossroads would be cleared for German mechanized forces to begin their advance toward the Meuse River and, beyond that, the port of Antwerp deep in the Allied rear.
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 U.S. Army Divisions of World War II: 99th Infantry Division, Casualties, Generals, Battles & Campaigns
Activation date is the date the division was activated or inducted into federal service (national guard units).
Other Wars are the wars in which the division was mobilized.
The dates after the campaign name are the dates of the campaign not of the division.
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 3rd Infantry Division Project PIKE
Driving forward in knee-deep snow, which masked acres of densely sown mines, the 3d Infantry Division fought from house to house and street to street in the fortress towns of the Alsatian Plain.
The individual and collective heroism of each member of the 3d Infantry Division was conspicuous and is in accord with the highest traditions of the military service.
Supporting the Ninth Republic of Korea Army Division with tanks and artillery, and counterattacking a threatened enemy break through in the Seventh Infantry Regimental sector, troops of the Third Infantry Division inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and forcibly ejected him from the position.
www.militaryunits.com /3ID_project.htm   (1932 words)

  
 Home Page
The unit we portray is the I&R platoon of the 394th regiment 99th Division.
The Primary mission of the unit is to portray a squad of rifflemen in a company of the 394th Infantry, 99th Division, during the fall of 1944 through the end of the war in Europe in May of 1945.
Above all it is to keep alive the memory of the men who by, "just doing their bit", helped to fight for freedom around the world.
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 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate)®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
New photograph of the 99th monument dedication in CO added to the "Camp Hale Photographs" section.
Patches top of page (Left), an original 99th patch...the original patch of the 99th is the OD (olive drab) version.
The 99th spent 31 days during the Battle of the Bulge holding the line in the Malmedy/Stavelot area of Belgium.
www.99thinfbnsep.org   (407 words)

  
 ::The Malmedy Massacre::
About half-a-mile from the 'Baugnez Crossroads', the first vehicles in the convoy were fired on by two tanks from the 1st SS Panzer Division led by Joachim Peiper.
Though the 1st SS Division had suffered few casualties in terms of manpower, it had lost tanks and half-tracks in its advance as the US 99th Infantry Division had put up a far stronger resistance than Peiper had bargained for.
At about 14.15, soldiers from the 1st SS Panzer Division opened fire on the 113 men who were in the field.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /malmedy_massacre.htm   (1262 words)

  
 99th Batallion (Separate)-US Army
The 99th Battalion was to consist of a mixture of infantry,- parachute,- and mountaineer specialists, and their insignia was a shield with a Viking ship, in the Norwegian national colors red, white and blue.
In 1944, 99th was sent to the UK, and were to participate in the invasion of France.
The 99th Battalion (separate) teoretically belonged to the 474th Infantry Regiment, first being sub coordinated to 2nd Armored Division, later 30th Infantry Division, XIX corps.
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 Xlibris.Com Bookstore
This surrender procedure was almost comical and may appear impossible in the context of this gruesome war, but the truth of the story may be checked out with the war diary of the Checker Board Division which may contain a thousand words describing the whole scene.
A few weeks later Wolfgang was transferred north to the ‘Red One’ Infantry Division in which, many years later, two of his American born would serve.
There, on a former Luftwaffe airfield, the US Army had created its Central Continental Prisoners of War Enclosure # 15 which could house, tightly packed, up to a quarters of a million Krauts, separating them into some two dozen cages according to a mysterious formula.
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 80th Infantry Division - 80th Resources
The 80th Division (Institutional Training) is made up of over 3,000 reservists assigned to 40 units in Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Five divisions served with the Third Army for almost the entire period of its tactical operations.
A total of forty-two divisions served under control of the Third Army from August 1, 1944 until May 8, 1945.
www.80thdivision.com /80thLinks.htm   (719 words)

  
 List of military divisions by number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of military divisions of all nationalities organised by number.
Divisions may be infantry, airborne, cavalry, mechanized or armoured.
German Hermann Göring Parachute Panzer Division 1 (earlier Hermann Göring Division, Hermann Göring Panzer Division)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_military_divisions_by_number   (229 words)

  
 US Army, Company A 324thCombat Engineer Battalion, 99th Infantry Division
US Army, Company A 324thCombat Engineer Battalion, 99th Infantry Division
Simon B. Rock served the US Army, Company A 324th Combat Engineer Battalion, 99th Infantry Division.
He was in Germany during the Battle of the Bulge.
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 Amazon.com: Battle East of Elsenborn: Books: William Cavanagh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In addition, he has conducted an extensive program of individual contacts, not only with the US Army participants, local villages and resistance fighters, but also with German commanders at various levels in the 3 divisions involved.
In the Foreword to this book, retired General Frank T. Mildren (former Commander, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division) points out that Cavanagh focuses primarily on a five-day critical battle for the north shoulder of the Bulge at Rocherath-Krinkelt.
The key to the U.S. Army's success was its denial of the main efforts of the Sixth Panzer Army.
www.amazon.com /Battle-East-Elsenborn-William-Cavanagh/dp/1844151263   (1667 words)

  
 30th Infantry Division Project PIKE
The "Old Hickory" Division shoulder patch was designed for 30th Division troops of World War I in honor of President Andrew Jackson, Tennessee statesman who led troops from Tennessee and the Carolinas in the War of 1812.
After a rest period, the Division eliminated an enemy salient northeast of Aachen, 16 November, pushed to the Inde River at Altdorf, 28 November, then moved to rest areas.
On 17 December the Division rushed south to the Malmedy-Stavelot area to help block the powerful enemy drive in the Battle of the Ardennes.
www.militaryunits.com /30ID_project.htm   (1563 words)

  
 HyperWar: US Army Divisions in WWII
A narrative history of the Infantry Branch, this volume also contains the lineages, honors, coats of arms, and distinctive insignia of Infantry units of the Regular Army.
This updated edition provides lineage and honors of armies, corps, divisions, and separate brigades active since the beginning of World War II, with their heraldic items.
A systematic account of the evolution within the Army of divisions and separate brigades, highlighting rationales behind that evolution and factors that played a part in bringing those changes to reality.
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 2d Infantry Division In WW2- Friends of the 2d Infantry Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I encourage anybody that served with the 2d Infantry Division in WWII to join the web site above.
stories that veterans of this great Division and their families have to share with you all.
Attention 2d Infantry Division Veterans who served and fought with the 2d ID at the
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 WELCOME TO BINH PHUOC !
My name is Bob Pries and I served with Bravo Company, 2/47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam.
Binh Phuoc was one of the numerous homes of the 2/47th Infantry in Vietnam.
Exit Interview With LTC Douglas Smith Commander, 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, July 1969
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 WWW-VL: US Military History: World War II 1939 - 1945
Central Europe Campaign - US Army Center of Military History pamphlet posted on 70th Infantry Division Association homepage.
Second Infantry Division WWII - Thorough, excellent personal site.
US Marine Corps in World War II [University of North Carolina]
www.kwanah.com /vl/016.htm   (1125 words)

  
 Reenactment Squad of The 99th Infantry Division, 393rd Regiment, Easy Company
Reenactment Squad of The 99th Infantry Division, 393rd Regiment, Easy Company
Welcome to the home page of a dedicated group of living historians doing an authentic impression of World War II’s 99th Infantry Division, 393rd Regiment, Easy Company.
We invite you to learn about us and support our efforts to keep alive the memories and sacrifices of the “citizen soldiers” of the Second World War.
99theasyco.tripod.com   (111 words)

  
 Welcome to Saint Vincent College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Henry Hank Stairs (Ligonier, PA. 30th Infantry Division)
+ Richard Radock (US 80th Infantry Division, ETO).
Leroy "Whitey" Schaller (Bolivar, PA. 28th Division, ETO).
www.stvincent.edu /napp10   (315 words)

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