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1st Infantry Division


Big Red One Insignia Patch 1st Infantry Division

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Arrived England ETO 7 August 1942
Arrived North Africa 8 November 1942
Arrived England 5 November 1943
Arrived Continent (D Day) 6 June 1944

Campaigns

Algeria-French Morocco
Tunisia
Sicily
Normandy
Northern France
Ardennes-Alsace
Rhineland
Central Europe

Operations - Battles

Operation Torch
Operation Husky
D-Day
Battle of Hurtgen Forest
Battle of the Bulge

Composition

16th Infantry
18th Infantry
26th Infantry
1st Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)
1st Engineer Combat Battalion
1st Medical Battalion
1st Division Artillery
7th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
32d Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
33d Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
5th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)
Special Troops
701st Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
1st Quartermaster Company
1st Signal Company
Military Police Platoon
Headquarters Company
Band

Commanders

Division Commander

5 Nov 43 Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner
7 Dec 43 Brig. Gen. Willard G. Wyman (Acting)
14 Dec 43 Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner
11 Dec 44 Brig Gen Clift Andrus (Acting)
13 Dec 44 Brig. Gen. Clift Andrus
17 Mar 45 Maj. Gen. Clift Andrus

Assistant Division Commander

5 Nov 43 Brig. Gen. Willard G. Wyman
7 Oct 44 Brig. Gen. George A. Taylor

Artillery Commander

5 Nov 43 Brig. Gen. Clift Andrus
14 Dec 44 Col. William E. Waters
21 Mar 45 Brig. Gen. William E. Waters

Chief of Staff

5 Nov 43 Col. Stanhope B. Mason
14 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Clarence E. Beck (Acting)
7 Jan 45 Col. Verdi B. Barnes

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

5 Nov 43 Lt. Col. Charles S. Ware

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

5 Nov 43 Maj. Robert F. Evans
9 Nov 43 Lt. Col. Verdi B. Barnes
27 Nov 43 Maj. Robert F. Evans
15 Apr 44 Lt. Col. Robert F. Evans
9 Apr 45 Maj. John H. Lauten

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

5 Nov 43 Lt. Col. Frederick W. Gibb
16 Jul 44 Lt. Col. Clarence E. Beck
14 Dec 44 Maj. Kenneth B. Lord (Acting)
7 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Clarence E. Beck

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

5 Nov 43 Lt. Col. Verdi B. Barnes (Acting)
19 Nov 43 Lt. Col. Clarence M. Eymer
14 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Donald M. Curtis

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

5 Nov 43 Lt. Col. John M. Rogers, Jr.
15 Aug 44 Maj. Thomas F. Lancer
5 Nov 44 Lt. Col. Thomas F. Lancer

Adjutant General

5 Nov 43 Lt. Col. Leonidas Gavalas
11 Feb 45 Maj. Leander A. Dailey

Commanding Officer, 16th Infantry

5 Nov 43 Col. George A. Taylor
15 Jul 44 Col. Frederick W. Gibb

Commanding Officer, 18th Infantry

5 Nov 43 Col. George Smith, Jr.
25 Feb 45 Col. John Williamson

Commanding Officer, 26th Infantry

5 Nov 43 Col. John W. Bowen
14 Nov 43 Col. John F. R. Seitz
9 Apr 45 Col. Francis J. Murdoch, Jr.

Attachments

Btry B, 103d AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 12-15 Jun 44
Btry D, 461st AAA AW Bn (SP) 15-28 Jun 44
103d AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 16 Jun 44-7 Feb 45
Btrys B & D, 461st AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 26-28 Jun 44
639th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 18-31 Dec 44
Btry A, 460th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 1 Jan 45
103d AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 24 Feb-8 May 45
745th Tk Bn 6 Jun 44-8 May 45
747th Tk Bn 7-13 Jun 44
741st Tk Bn 7-15 Jun 44
743d Tk Bn 11-13 Jun 44
3d Armd Gp (- 747th Tk Bn) 11-15 Jun 44
CCB (3d Armd Div) 6-30 Jul 44
33d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div) 6-30 Jul 44
36th Armd Inf (-3d Bn) (3d Armd Div) 6-30 Jul 44
391st Armd FA Bn (3d Armd Div) 6-30 Jul 44
83d Armd Rcn Bn (3d Armd Div) 6-30 Jul 44
Cos B&D, 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd Div) 6-30 Jul 44
87th Armd FA Bn 6-30 Jul 44
Cos B&C (-3d Plat), 703d TD Bn (SP) 6-30 Jul 44
Btrys A&D, 486th AAA AW Bn (SP) 6-30 Jul 44
Btry B, 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 6-30 Jul 44
CC A (3d Armd Div) 31 Jul-11 Aug 44
32d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div) 31 Jul-11 Aug 44
3d Bn, 36th Armd Inf (3d Armd Div) 31 Jul-11 Aug 44
54th Armd FA Bn (3d Armd Div) 31 Jul-11 Aug 44
67th Armd FA Bn (3d Armd Div) 31 Jul-11 Aug 44
Cos A&C, 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd Div) 31 Jul-11 Aug 44
58th Armd FA Bn 31 Jul-11 Aug 44
Co A&3d Plat, Co B, 703d TD Bn (SP) 31 Jul-11 Aug 44
Btry A, 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 31 Jul-11 Aug 44
CC B (3d Armd Div) 5-6 Aug 44
33d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div) 5-6 Aug 44
36th Armd Inf (-3d Bn) (3d Armd Div) 5-6 Aug 44
391st Armd FA Bn (3d Armd Div) 5-6 Aug 44
83d Armd Rcn Bn (3d Armd Div) 5-6 Aug 44
Cos B&D, 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd Div) 5-6 Aug 44
87th Armd FA Bn 5-6 Aug 44
Cos B&C (-3d Plat), 703d TD Bn (SP) 5-6 Aug 44
Btrys A&D, 486th AAA AW Bn (SP) 5-6 Aug 44
Btry B, 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 5-6 Aug 44
CC R (3d Armd Div) 8-17 Mar 45
3d Bn, 32d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div) 8-17 Mar 45
2d Bn, 33d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div) 8-17 Mar 45
3d Bn, 36th Armd Inf (3d Armd Div) 8-17 Mar 45
Co C, 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd Div) 8-17 Mar 45
3d Bn, 13th Inf (8th Div) 8-17 Mar 45
Co C, 703d TC Bn (SP) 8-17 Mar 45
CC R (3d Armd Div) 20-21 Mar 45
3d Bn, 32d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div) 20-21 Mar 45
2d Bn, 33d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div) 20-21 Mar 45
3d Bn, 36th Armd Inf (3d Armd Div) 20-21 Mar 45
Co C, 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd Div) 20-21 Mar 45
3d Bn, 13th Inf (8th Div) 20-21 Mar 45
Co C, 703d TC Bn (SP) 20-21 Mar 45
CCA (9th Armd Div) 4-8 May 45
102d Cav Rcn Sq 11-13 Jun 44
38th Cav Rcn Sq 12 Jun-31 Jul 44
4th Cav Gp 1-7 Aug 44
24th Cav Rcn Sq 2-17 Aug 44
4th Cav Gp (- 4th Cav Rcn Sq) 12-17 Aug 44
4th Cav Rcn Sq 14-17 Aug 44
4th Cav Gp (- 24th Cav Rcn Sq) 11-30 Nov 44
32d Cav Rcn Sq 1-10 Mar 45
4th Cav Gp 9-17 Apr 45
81st Cml Mort Bn (- Cos B&D) 7-9 Jun 44
81st Cml Mort Bn (- Cos B&D) 9 Jun 44
Cos B&D, 81st Cml Mort Bn 1-31 Jul 44
Co A, 87th Cml Bn 1-31 Aug 44
Cos A&D, 87th Cml Bn 1-30 Sep 44
Cos A&B, 87th Cml Bn 1 Oct-17 Dec 44
Co C, 86th Cml Mort Bn 13-23 Jan 45
Co B, 87th Cml Bn 24 Jan-7 Feb 45
Co A, 90th Cml Bn 24 Feb-10 Mar 45
Co B, 90th Cml Bn 24 Feb-10 Mar 45
Co A, 87th Cml Bn 30-31 Mar 45
Co A, 86th Cml Mort Bn 1-12 Apr 45
Cos C&D, 87th Cml Bn 1-12 Apr 45
20th Engr C Bn 8-11 Jun 44
20th Engr C Bn 12 Jun 44
1106th Engr C Gp 1-31 Oct 44
238th Engr C Bn 1-31 Oct 44
257th Engr C Bn 1-31 Oct 44
Co B, 2d Engr C Bn (2d Div) 14-24 Jan 45
299th Engr C Bn 24 Feb-10 Mar 45
1 plat, 994th Engr Treadway Br Co 24 Feb-10 Mar 45
1 Light Equip plat, 276th Engr C Bn 24 Feb-10 Mar 45
72d Engr Light Pon Co 24 Feb-10 Mar 45
186th FA Bn (155 How) 7-27 Jun 44
62d Armd FA Bn 7-31 Jun 44
18th FA Gp 1-31 Aug 44
188th FA Bn (155 How) 1 Aug-30 Sep 44
957th FA Bn (155 How) 1 Aug-17 Dec 44
26th FA Bn (9th Div) (105 How) 4-7 Aug 44
985th FA Bn 1-30 Sep 44
Btry B, 15th FA Obsn Bn 1-30 Sep 44
Hq & Hq Btry, 18th FA Gp 1 Sep-2 Oct 44
58th Armd FA Bn 1-31 Oct 44
84th FA Bn (9th Div) (105 How) 10 Nov-1 Dec 44
Btry A, 987th FA Bn (155 Gun) 1-17 Dec 44
60th FA Bn (9th Div) (105 How) 6-8 Dec 44
955th FA Bn (155 How) 13 Jan-7 Feb 45
965th FA Bn (155 How) 8 Feb-10 Mar 45
193d FA Bn (105 How) 8 Feb-29 Mar 45
Btry A, 987th FA Bn (155 Gun) 24 Feb-10 Mar 45
188th FA Gp 11-29 Mar 45
660th FA Bn (8" How) 11-29 Mar 45
951st FA Bn (155 How) 11-29 Mar 45
957th FA Bn (155 How) 11-29 Mar 45
Btry A, 13th FA Obsn Bn 11-29 Mar 45
Btry B, 13th FA Obsn Bn 30-31 Mar 45
951st FA Bn (155 How) 30-31 Mar 45
980th FA Bn (155 Gun) 30-31 Mar 45
Hq & Hq Btry, 142d FA Gp 30 Mar-23 Apr 45
188th FA Bn (155 How) 13-23 Apr 45
951st FA Bn (155 How) 13-23 Apr 45
980th FA Bn (155 Gun) 13-23 Apr 45
Btry B, 13th FA Obsn Bn 13-23 Apr 45
Hq & Hq Btry, 203d FA Bn (155 How) 28-30 Apr 45
191st FA Bn (155 How) 28-30 Apr 45
734th FA Bn (155 Gun) 28-30 Apr 45
76th FA Bn (105 How) 28 Apr-8 May 45
955th FA Bn (155 How) 28 Apr-8 May 45
Btry B, 17th FA Obsn Bn 28 Apr-8 May 45
186th FA Bn (155 How) 1-3 May 45
Hq & Hq Btry, 406th FA Gp 1-8 May 45
200th FA Bn (155 Gun) 1-8 May 45
116th CT (29th Div) 17 May-7 Jun 44
111th FA Bn (29th Div) (105 How) 17 May-7 Jun 44
1 det, 29th Rcn Tr (29th Div) 17 May-7 Jun 44
1 det, 121st Engr C Bn (29th Div) 17 May-7 Jun 44
115th CT (29th Div) 2-7 Jun 44
39th Inf (9th Div) 4-6 Aug 44
1st Bn (- Co A), 110th Inf (28th Div) 18-22 Oct 44
47th Inf (9th Div) 10-30 Nov 44
2d Bn, 36th Armd Inf (3d Armd Div) 4-7 Dec 44
23d CT (2d Div) 13-23 Jan 45
37th FA Bn (2d Div) (105 How) 13-23 Jan 45
395th Inf (99th Div) 3-5 Feb 45
413th Inf (104th Div) 21-23 Mar 45
635th TD Bn (T) (- Co A) 7-11 Jun 44
635th TD Bn (T) (- Co A) 17-21 Jun 44
635th TD Bn (T) 1 Jul-30 Sep 44
634th TD Bn (SP) (- Co C) 1 Aug 44-6 May 45
703d TD Bn (SP) 18-31 Dec 44
3d Plat, Co C, 801st TD Bn (SP) 18-31 Dec 44
Co C, 703d TD Bn (SP) 1-12 Jan 45
Co B, 644th TD Bn (SP) 13-23 Jan 45



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