PFC Rocco Festa, 328 Ft. Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y., brushes up on his French as he awaits transfer from a personnel carrier to a landing craft. Destination: a Normandy beachhead

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

Lt Col Ellis O. Keller – May 1944 – VEDay.

Adjutant General

Lt Col Morris Braveman – October 1943 – VEDay.

Commanding Officer, 9-IR

Col Chester J. Hirschfelder Oct 1943 – Jan 1945.
Col P. D. Ginder Jan 1945

Commanding Officer, 23-IR

Col Hurley E. Fuller – October 1943 – July 1944.
Lt Col Jay B. Loveless – July 1944 – September 1944.
Col Jay B. Loveless – September 1944 – VEDay.

Commanding Officer, 38-IR

Col Walter A. Elliot – October 1943 – July 1944.
Col Ralph W. Zwicker – July 1944 – November 1944.
Lt Col Francis H. Boos – November 1944 – November 1944.
Col Francis H. Boos – November 1944 – VEDay

Illustration Normandy

2-ID – OOB 1944/1945

Hq & Hq Company, 2nd Infantry Division
9th Infantry Regiment
23rd Infantry Regiment
38th Infantry Regiment
Hq & Hq Battery, 2nd Division Artillery
12th Field Artillery Battalion (155-MM)
15th Field Artillery Battalion (105-MM)
37th Field Artillery Battalion (105-MM)
38th Field Artillery Battalion (105-MM)
2nd Reconnaissance Troop, Mecz
2nd Engineer Combat Battalion
2nd Medical Battalion
2nd Counter Intelligence Corps Det
Military Police Platoon
2nd Quartermaster Company
2nd Signal Company
702nd OD Light Maint Co
Band

Attachments
Antiaircraft Artillery

462nd AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 17 Jun 1944 – 17 Aug 1944
Btry A, 116th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 30 Jul 1944 – 4 Aug 1944
462d AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 3 Oct 1944 – 8 May 1945
Hq, 18th AAA Gp 20 Dec 1944 – 21 Dec 1944

Armored

Co B, 747th Tk Bn 8 Jun 1944 – 15 Jun 1944
Co D, 747th Tk Bn 11 Jun 1944 – 15 Jun 1944
741st Tk Bn 15 Jun 1944 – 17 Aug 1944
759th Tk Bn 18 Jun 1944 – 28 Jun 1944
Hq, 3rd Armd Gp 17 Jun 1944 – 29 Jul 1944
744th Tk Bn 18 Jul 1944 – 29 Jul 1944
759th Tk Bn 27 Jul 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
Co D, 709th Tk Bn 22 Aug 1944 – 21 Sep 1944
741st Tk Bn 8 Oct 1944 – 8 May 1945

2-ID MP in Germany

Cavalry

102nd Cav Rcn Sq (- Tr C) 11 Jun 1944 – 29 Jul 1944
Tr C, 102nd Cav Rcn Sq 14 Jun 1944 – 29 Jul 1944
102nd Cav Gp 16 Jul 1944 – 29 Jul 1944
38th Cav Rcn Sq (- Tr B) 16 Jul 1944 – 29 Jul 1944
102nd Cav Gp 2 Aug 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
102nd Cav Rcn Sq 2 Aug 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
38th Cav Rcn Sq 2 Aug 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
102nd Cav Gp 9 Aug 1944 – 14 Aug 1944
102nd Cav Rcn Sq (- Tr A) 9 Aug 1944 – 14 Aug 1944
Tr A, 102nd Cav Rcn Sq 9 Aug 1944 – 15 Aug 1944
38th Cav Rcn Sq 9 Aug 1944 – 15 Aug 1944
18th Cav Rcn Sq 22 Oct 1944 – 11 Dec 1944
Tr D, 89th Cav Rcn Sq (9-AD) 28 Oct 1944 – 8 Nov 1944
99th Rcn Tr (99th Div) 13 Dec 1944 – 22 Dec 1944
Tr A, 102d Cav Rcn Sq 9 Mar 1945 – 13 Mar 1945
102nd Cav Rcn Sq (- Tr A) 10 Mar 1945 – 13 Mar 1945

Chemical

Co C, 81st Cml Mort Bn 11 Jun 1944 – 1 Aug 1944
Co A, 81st Cml Mort Bn 11 Jun 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
Co B, 81st Cml Mort Bn 5 Jul 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
Co D, 81st Cml Mort Bn 1 Aug 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
Co B, 81st Cml Mort Bn 9 Aug 1944 – 16 Aug 1944
Co C, 81st Cml Mort Bn 9 Aug 1944 – 16 Aug 1944
Co C, 86th Cml Mort Bn 22 Aug 1944 – 19 Sep 1944
Co C, 86th Cml Mort Bn 12 Dec 1944 1944 – 13 Jan 1945
Co D, 86th Cml Mort Bn 27 Jan 1945 – 16 Feb 1945
Co B, 86th Cml Mort Bn 1 Mar 1945 – 14 Mar 1945
Co C, 86th Cml Mort Bn 1 Mar 1945 – 28 Apr 1945

Illustration

Engineer

1340th Engr C Bn 13 Jun 1944 – 14 Jun 1944
112th Engr C Bn 8 Jul 1944 – 13 Jul 1944
454th Engr C Bn 17 Jul 1944 – 28 Jul 1944
2 Pl. Co B, 9th Armd Engr Bn (9-AD) 29 Oct 1944 – 4 Nov 1944
1 Pl., Co B, 103d Engr C Bn (28-ID) 8 Mar 1945 – 10 Mar 1945

Field Artillery

953d FA Bn (155 How) 13 Jun 1944 – 5 Jul 1944
62nd Armd FA Bn 8 Jul 1944 – 13 Jul 1944
65th Armd FA Bn 8 Jul 1944 – 13 Jul 1944
953rd FA Bn (155 How) 29 Jul 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
196th FA Bn (105 How) 30 Jul 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
76th FA Bn (105 How) 15 Aug 1944 – 17 Aug 1944
687th FA Bn (105 How) 21 Aug 1944 – 11 Sep 1944
275th Armd FA Bn 23 Oct 1944 – 11 Dec 1944
16th Armd FA Bn (9th Armd Div) 12 Dec 1944 – 16 Dec 1944
18th FA Bn (105 How) 12 Dec 1944 – 18 Dec 1944
196th FA Bn (105 How) 12 Dec 1944 – 18 Dec 1944
Btry C, 987th FA Bn (155 Gun) 12 Dec 1944 – 19 Dec 1944
Btry A, 987th FA Bn (155 Gun) 16 Dec 1944 – 19 Dec 1944
1 btry, 987th FA Bn (155 Gun) 27 Jan 1945 – 4 Feb 1945
76th FA Bn (25 pounders) 27 Jan 1945 – 12 Feb 1945
187th FA Gp 4 Feb 1945 – 23 Feb 1945
187th FA Bn (155 How) 4 Feb 1945 – 23 Feb 1945
953d FA Bn (155 How) 4 Feb 1945 – 23 Feb 1945
Btry A, 285th FA Obsn Bn 4 Feb 1945 – 23 Feb 1945
196th FA Bn (105 How) 8 Feb 1945 – 12 Feb 1945
34th FA Bn (9th Div) (155 How) 8 Feb 1945 – 12 Feb 1945
26th FA Bn (9th Div) (105 How) 8 Feb 1945 – 12 Feb 1945
26th FA Bn (9th Div) (105 How) 17 Feb 1945 – 22 Feb 1945
Btry A, 367th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 18 Feb 1945 – 22 Feb 1945
76th FA Bn (105 How) 23 Feb 1945 – 9 Mar 1945
955th FA Bn (155 How) 23 Feb 1945 – 13 Mar 1945
62nd Armd FA Bn 9 Mar 1945 – 14 Mar 1945
187th FA Bn (155 How) 28 Mar 1945 – 28 Apr 1945
879th FA Bn (69th Div) (105 How) 18 Apr 1945 – 19 Apr 1945
1 btry, 987th FA Bn (155 Gun) 23 Apr 1945 – 28 Apr 1945
190th FA Bn (155 Gun) 23 Apr 1945 – 28 Apr 1945
Btry A, 953d FA Bn (155 How) 23 Apr 1945 – 28 Apr 1945
17th FA Obsn Bn 23 Apr 1945 – 28 Apr 45
187th FA Gp 23 Apr 1945 – 28 Apr 1945

2-ID in Germany BOB

Infantry

Cos A, C & E, 5th Ranger Inf Bn 29 Aug 1944 – 4 Sep 1944
27th Armd Inf Bn (9th Armd Div) 26 Oct 1944 – 8 Nov 1944
99th Inf Div 18 Dec 1944 – 7 Jan 1945
39th CT (9th Div) 8 Feb 1945 – 12 Feb 1945
1 plat, Co A, 15th Engr C Bn (9th Div) 8 Feb 1945 – 12 Feb 1945
Co C, 746th Tk Bn 8 Feb 1945 – 12 Feb 1945
2 plats, 746th Tk Bn 8 Feb 1945 – 12 Feb 1945
Co A, 899th TD Bn (SP) 8 Feb 1945 – 12 Feb 1945
39th CT (9th Div) 18 Feb 1945 – 22 Feb 1945
1 plat, Co A, 15th Engr C Bn (9th Div) 18 Feb 1945 – 22 Feb 1945
Co A, 899th TD Bn (SP) 18 Feb 1945 – 22 Feb 1945
271st CT (69th Div) 18 Apr 1945 – 19 Apr 1945
1 plat, Co A, 269th Engr C Bn (69th Div) 18 Apr 1945 – 19 Apr 1945
Co A, 777th Tk Bn 18 Apr 1945 – 19 Apr 1945
1 plat, Co A, 661st TD Bn (SP) 18 Apr 1945 – 19 Apr 1945

Tank Destroyer

Co A, 635th TD Bn (T) 8 Jun 1944 – 17 Jun 1944
803d TD Bn (SP) 13 Jun 1944 – 14 Jun 1944
612th TD Bn (SP) 14 Jun 1944 – 9 May 1945
893rd TD Bn (SP) 17 Jul 1944 – 5 Aug 1944
893rd TD Bn (SP) (- Co B) 13 Aug 1944 – 17 Aug 1944
Co B, 705th TD Bn (SP) 23 Aug 1944 – 19 Sep 1944
629th TD Bn (SP) 30 Oct 1944 – 2 Dec 1944
644th TD Bn (SP) 12 Dec 1944 – 27 Jan 1945
Co B, 801st TD Bn (SP) 5 Jan 1945 – 3 Feb 1945

Detachments
Cavalry

2nd Rcn Tr – 99th Div 11 Dec 1944 – 13 Dec 1944

Engineer

Co B, 2nd Engr C Bn – 1st Div 14 Jan 1945 – 24 Jan 1945

Field Artillery

38th FA Bn – 9th Armd Div 2 Apr 1945 – 5 Apr 1945

2-ID in Germany

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