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5th Infantry Division


 5th Infantry Division

"Red Diamond Division"

Chronology

Activated 2 Oct 39
Arrived UK 9 August 1943
Arrived Continent (D/33). 9 Jul 44
Entered Combat:
First Elements 14 Jul 44
Entire Division 16 Jul 44
Days in Combat 270

Campaigns

Normandy
Northern France
Ardennes
Rhineland
Central Europe

Composition

2d Infantry
10th Infantry
11th Infantry
5th Reconnaissance Troop (Mecz)
7th Engineer Combat Battalion
5th Medical Battalion
5th Division Artillery
19th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
46th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
50th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
21st Field Artillery Battalion (155 Howitzer)
Special Troops
705th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
5th Quartermaster Company
5th Signal Company
Military Police Platoon
Headquarters Company
Band

Commanders

Division Commanders

15 Dec 1943 Maj Gen S Leroy Irwin
20 Apr 1945 Maj Gen Albert E Brown

Assistant Div Commander

15 Dec 1943 Brig Gen Alan D Warnock

Arty Comdr

15 Dec 1943 Brig Gen Harnold C Vanderveer

Chief of Staff

15 Dec 1943 Col. Paul O Franson

ACofS G-1

15 Dec 1943 Lt Col Hugh J Socks
6 Feb 1944 Maj Clayton E Crafts
1 Jul 1944 Lt Col Clayton E Crafts

ACofS G-2

15 Dec 1943 Lt Col Donald W Thackery

ACofS G-3

15 Dec 1943 Lt Col Randolph C Dickens

ACofS G-4

15 Dec 1943 Lt Col Richard L McKee

ACofS G-5

13 May 1944 Maj George E B Peddy
1 Nov 1944 Lt Col George E B Peddy

Adj Gen

15 Dec 1943 Maj Charles H Conway
1 Feb 1944 Lt Col Charles H Conway

CO 2d Inf

10 Jul 1944 Col A Worrell Roffe
26 Apr 1945 Col Walter R Graham

CO 10th Inf

15 Dec 1943 Col Robert P Bell

CO 11th Inf

9 Jul 1944 Col Charles W Yuill
21 Nov 1944 Col Paul J Black

Attachments

Antiaircraft Artillery

449th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 13 Jul 44-23 Nov 44
Btry D 116th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 30 Jul 44-1 Aug 44
449th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 29 Nov 44-31 Mar 45

Armored

735th Tk Bn 13 Jul 44-20 Oct 44
CCB (7th Armd Div) 9 Sep 44-15 Sep 44
735th Tk Bn 1 Nov 44-20 Dec 44
737th Tk Bn 23 Dec 44-11 Jun 45
748th Tk Bn 22 Mar 45-23 Mar 45
Co B 17th Tk Bn (7th Armd Div) 8 Apr 45-10 Apr 45

Cavalry

38th Cav Rcn Sq (-Tr B) 14 Jul 44-18 Jul 44
Tr B 38th Cav Rcn Sq 14 Jul 44-30 Jul 44
Tr C 3d Cav Rcn Sq 7 Sep 44-11 Sep 44
3d Cav Rcn Sq 11 Sep 44-14 Sep 44
6th Cav Gp 1 Dec 44-16 Dec 44
6th Cav Rcn Sq 1 Dec 44-16 Dec 44
Tr E 28th Cav Rcn Sq 1 Dec 44-16 Dec 44
Tr C 2d Cav Rcn Sq 26 Mar 45-28 Mar 45
32d Cav Rcn Sq 8 Apr 45-13 Apr 45
Tr F 18th Cav Rcn Sq 8 Apr 45-13 Apr 45

Chemical

Co D 81st Cml Mort Bn 13 Jul 44-1 Aug 44
84th Cml SG Co 7 Sep 44-20 Sep 44
Cos C&D 81st Cml Mort Bn 19 Sep 44-20 Oct 44
Co C 81st Cml Mort Bn 1 Nov 44-10 Nov 44
Co D 81st Cml Mort Bn 1 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
Co A 81st Cml Mort Bn 16 Dec 44-21 Dec 44
Co C 91st Cml Mort Bn 22 Dec 44-15 Jan 45
Co D 91st Cml Mort Bn 22 Dec 44-1 Feb 45
Co C 91st Cml Mort Bn 4 Feb 45-22 Feb 45
2 secs 81st Cml Mort Bn 6 Feb 45-12 Feb 45
84th Cml SG Co 12 Feb 45-28 Feb 45
84th Cml SG Co 2 Mar 45-5 Mar 45
2 secs 84th Cml SG Co 13 Mar 45-24 Mar 45
84th Cml SG Co (-2 secs) 21 Mar 45-24 Mar 45
Co B 90th Cml Mort Bn 8 Apr 45-15 Apr 45
Co C 90th Cml Mort Bn 12 Apr 45-15 Apr 45

Engineer

150th Engr C Bn 9 Aug 44-13 Aug 44
1 plat 994th Engr Treadway Br Co 9 Aug 44-13 Aug 44
537th Engr Light Pon Co 9 Aug 44-13 Aug 44
1 plat 537th Engr Light Pon Co 24 Aug 44-27 Aug 44
160th Engr C Bn 25 Aug 44-27 Aug 44
989th Engr Treadway Br Co 25 Aug 44-27 Aug 44
160th Engr C Bn 29 Aug 44-30 Aug 44
989th Engr Treadway Br 29 Aug 44-30 Aug 44
509th Engr Light Pon Co 29 Aug 44-30 Aug 44
Co B 293d Engr C Bn 1 Dec 44-16 Dec 44

Field Artillery

187th FA Bn (155 How) 30 Jul 44-1 Aug 44
204th FA Bn (155 How) 9 Aug 44-13 Aug 44
Btry B 7th FA Obsn Bn 10 Aug 44-13 Aug 44
282d FA Bn (105 How) 25 Aug 44-5 Sep 44
241st FA Bn (105 How) 25 Aug 44-29 Sep 44
284th FA Bn (105 How) 25 Aug 44-21 Oct 44
434th FA Bn 10 Sep 44-15 Sep 44
284th FA Bn (105 How) 8 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
244th FA Bn (155 Gun) 22 Nov 44-7 Dec 44
1 sec Btry B 558th FA Bn (155 Gun) 28 Nov 44-7 Dec 44
284th FA Bn (105 How) 16 Dec 44-21 Dec 44
Btry B 558th FA Bn (155 Gun) 16 Dec 44-21 Dec 44
1 plat Btry C 558th FA Bn (155 Gun) 11 Feb 45-21 Feb 45

Infantry

5th Ranger Inf Bn 1 Dec 44-16 Dec 44
Task Force Riley (10th Armd Div) 22 Dec 44-23 Dec 44
3d Bn 8th Inf (4th Div) 15 Jan 45-17 Jan 45
417th CT (76th Div) 4 Feb 45-11 Feb 45
2d Bn 101st Inf (26th Div) 23 Mar 45-21 Mar 45
357th Inf (90th Div ) 23 Mar 45-24 Mar 45
Task Force Satt 2 Apr 45-4 Apr 45
16th Belg Fusilliers Bn 18 Apr 45-19 Apr 45

Tank Destroyer

818th TD Bn (SP) 13 Jul 44-20 Dec 44
774th TD Bn (T) 14 Sep 44-24 Sept 44
Co B 774th TD Bn (T) 26 Sep 44-15 Oct 44
Co A 774th TD Bn (T) 26 Sep 44-22 Oct 44
705th TD Bn (SP) 1 Nov 44-2 Nov 44
773d TD Bn (SP) 1 Nov 44-2 Nov 44
774th TD Bn (T) 5 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
Co C 602d TD Bn (SP) 1 Dec 44-16 Dec 44
807th TD Bn (SP) 17 Dec 44-21 Dec 44
Co C 808th TD Bn (SP) 21 Dec 44-23 Dec 44
654th TD Bn (SP) 22 Dec 44-25 Dec 44
Co C 808th TD Bn (SP) 23 Dec 44-28 Dec 44
803d TD Bn (SP) 25 Dec 44-13 Jun 45
1 plat Co B 808th TD Bn (SP) 10 Feb 45-16 Feb 45
Co B 691st TD Bn (T) 23 Mar 45-24 Mar 45



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