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As a result of the German Ardennes counter-offensive, the division was sent to the Malmedy sector. It cleared the region south of Eupen, contained numerous German attacks in the Butgenbach and the Faymonville region, and fought at the Elsenborn Ridge December 21/28. The division’s lines were breached at Butgenbach on December 22 but were shortly restored. It then attacked and took Steinbach on January 15, 1945, opening a passage for the 7-AD drive toward St Vith. The division next fan into stiff resistance northeast of Schoppen as the 16th IR captured the Bambusch Woods. After blunting the German drive, the division advanced on the West Wall on January 28 and attacked through the Buchholz Forest. It was then relieved by the 99-ID on February 5 and moved to assembly areas at Aywaille.

The 1-ID took over the 8-ID zone and initiated the attack across the Roer River at Kreuzau with the 16-IR on February 25 against moderate opposition. The division took Burg on February 27 while the 16-IR crossed the Neffell. The division reached Bonn on March 7 and captured it on March 9, ending German resistance west of the Rhine. On March 15, the 16-IR assaulted across the Rhine River and the division pressed its attack toward the Sieg in the face of strong German defenses. On March 30, it attacked with three regiments in line to gain the heights dominating Seigen, and on April 1 was relieved by the 8-ID and trucked to blocking positions southwest of Paderborn to help seal the Ruhr Pocket. On April 8, the 1-ID was called up to force the Weser River after the 3-AD had reached it only to find all the bridges blown. The 16-IR and the 18-IR expanded the bridgehead while the motorized 26-IR attacked toward Einbeck. With the 4-CG attached, the division was tasked with mopping up along the edge of the Harz Mountains. The bypassed German troops were encircled commencing April 12 and organized resistance ended by April 20. The 1-ID next relieved the 97-ID in place and then was transferred to the Czechoslovakian Border on April 30. It made limited attacks on May 2 to improve its position. On May 6 the division opened its drive on Karlsbad. The 18-IR had seized Sangerberg and Mnichov, the 16-IR had taken Kynsperk, and the 26-IR was in Schoenbach when hostilities were declared ended on May 7, 1945.

1942
7 Aug – Glasgow – Lanarkshire – Scotland
9 Aug – Tidworth Barracks – Wiltshire – England
22 Oct – Departed United Kingdom for North Africa operation

1943
7 Nov – Liverpool – Lancashire – England
9 Nov – Blandford – Dorset – England

1944
3 Jun – Portland Harbor – Dorset – England
6 Jun – Omaha Beach (Easy Red) – Calvados – France
7 Jun – Colleville-sur-Mer (vic) – Calvados – France
8 Jun – Russy (vic) – Calvados – France
10 Jun – Court Elay (1 km south) – Calvados – France
11 Jun – Sur-Le-Chemin-du-Gril (vic) – Calvados – France
12 Jun – Balleroy (vic) – Calvados – France
14 Jul – Colombieres (vic) – Calvados – France
20 Jul – St-Jean-de-Daye (vic) – Manche – France
25 Jul – Bois du Hommat (vic) – Manche – France
28 Jul – La Chapelle (vic) – Manche – France
28 Jul – Marigny (vic) – Manche – France
30 Jul – St-Denis-du-Gast – Manche – France
1 Aug – Brecey (vic) – Manche – France
3 Aug – Juvigny (vic west) – Manche – France
4 Aug – Logis de la Bocage (vic) – Manche – France
7 Aug – Logis de la Bocage (vic) – Manche – France
13 Aug – Ambrieres le Grand (vic) – Mayenne – France
13 Aug – La Ferte Mace (vic) – Orne – France
14 Aug – Couterne (vic) – Orne – France
15 Aug – Bagnoles de l’Orne (vic) – Orne – France
24 Aug – Le Thieulin (vic) – Eure-et-Loir – France
25 Aug – Lardy (vic) – Seine-et-Oise – France
27 Aug – Etiolles – Seine-et-Oise – France
27 Aug – Servon – Seine-et-Marne – France
28 Aug – House of Rothschild – Seine-et-Marne – France
28 Aug – Quinch Voisins (vic) – Seine-et-Oise – France
29 Aug – Crouy (vic) – Seine-et-Marne – France
30 Aug – Soissons (vic) – Aisne – France
31 Aug – Chevrigny (vic) – Aisne – France
1 Sep – Missy (vic) – Aisne – France
2 Sep – Le Novion (vic) – Aisne – France
3 Sep – Ecuelin (vic) – Nord – France
4 Sep – Mons (vic) – Hainault – Belgium
6 Sep – Roux (vic) – Hainault – Belgium
7 Sep – Namur (vic) – Namur – Belgium
8 Sep – Stockay (vic) – Namur – Belgium
11 Sep – Lalouxe (vic) – Namur – Belgium
14 Sep – Henri Chapelle (1½ km north) – Liege – Belgium
15 Sep – Hauset (vic; 7 km south of Aachen) – Liege – Belgium
10 Nov – Vicht – Rhineland – Germany
8 Dec – Hauset (vic; 7 km south of Aachen) – Liege – Belgium
17 Dec – Sourbrodt (vic) – Liege – Belgium

1945
27 Jan – Wévercé – Liege – Belgium
1 Feb – Hunningen – Liege – Belgium
6 Feb – Aywaille – Liege – Belgium
8 Feb – Groshau (vic) – Rhineland – Germany
28 Feb – Drove – Rhineland – Germany
2 Mar – Kelz (vic) – Rhineland – Germany
6 Mar – Friesham – Rhineland – Germany
7 Mar – Metternich – Rhineland – Germany
15 Mar – Unkel – Rhineland – Germany
21 Mar – Ittenbach – Rhineland – Germany
24 Mar – Oberpleis (vic) – Rhineland – Germany
27 Mar – Obereip (vic) – Rhineland – Germany
28 Mar – Eichelhardt (vic) – Rhineland – Germany
29 Mar – Allendorf (vic) – Nassau – Germany
31 Mar – Biedenkopf (vic) – Nassau – Germany
1 Apr – Wunnenberg (vic) – Westphalia – Germany
7 Apr – Peckelsheim – Westphalia – Germany
9 Apr – Lauenforde – Hanover – Germany
10 Apr – Uslar – Hanover – Germany
11 Apr – Northeim – Hanover – Germany
12 Apr – Osterode – Hanover – Germany
17 Apr – St Andreasberg – Hanover – Germany
19 Apr – Benneckenstein – Brunswick – Germany
24 Apr – Blankenheim – Halle-Merseburg – Germany
27 Apr – Markleuthen – Bavaria – Germany
6 May – Cheb – Sudetenland – Czech



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