The commander of the 9th US Infantry Division, Gen Manton S. Eddy, studies a map of shortly after his division took the town of Beauvain from the Germans on August 16The 9th Infantry Division was activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Aug 1, 1940, as the 9th Division and participated in both, the Oct and Nov 1941 Carolina Maneuvers before being sent to amphibious training under the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Corps. Re-designated as 9th Infantry Division on Aug 1, 1942, the division left Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and was sent to Fort Dix, New Jersey on Nov 25, 1942. On Dec 11, 1942, the 9th Infantry Division departed the New York Port of Embarkation and landed in North Africa on Dec 25, 1942, less elements of the division which assaulted on Nov 8, 1942, in Casablanca. From there, the 9th Infantry Division arrived in Palermo, Sicily on Jul 31, 1943, and was sent back to England on Nov 25, 1943. The division landed then in France on Jun 10, 1944, crossed into Belgium on Sept 2, 1944, and entered Germany on Sept 14, 1944, where it remained active thru 1946.

Casualties Killed in Action 3.856, Wounded in Action 17.416, Died of Wounds 648, Missing in Action 792, Captured 868, Battle Casualties 18.631, Non-Battle Casualties 15.233, Total Casualties 9-ID 33.864

Campaigns Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central EuropeGen Bradley, 12-AG, Gen Patton, 3-A and Gen Eddy, 9-ID in Beauvain, France Aug 1944

Commanding General
Nov 27, 1943 – Maj Gen Manton S. Eddy – Aug 19, 1944
Aug 19, 1944 – Maj Gen Louis A Craig – May 17, 1945
May 17, 1945 – Brig Gen Reese M. Howell (Acting) – VDay

Assistant Division Commander
Nov 27, 1943 – Brig Gen Donald A. Stroh (then CG 8-ID) July 12, 1944
Jul 20, 1944 – Brig Gen James E. Wharton – Aug 12, 1944
Aug 12, 1944 – Brig Gen Kenneth Buchanan – Sept 17, 1944
Sept 17, 1944 – Col James S. Rodwell – Oct 8, 1944
Oct 8, 1944 – Col Hammond D. Birks – Jan 7, 1945
Jan 7, 1945 – Brig Gen Hammond D. Birks (Acting) – VDay

Artillery Commander
Nov 27, 1943 – Brig Gen Reese M. Howell

Chief of Staff
Nov 27, 1943 – Col George B. Barth – Jun 16, 1944
Jun 16, 1944 – Col Jesse L Gibney – Jun 24, 1944
Jun 24, 1944 – Col Noah M. Brinson – Aug 30, 1944
Aug 30, 1944 – Col John G. Van Houten – Oct 9, 1944
Oct 9, 1944 – Lt Col James W. Lockett – Oct 12, 1944
Oct 12, 1944 – Col William C. Westmoreland – VDay

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1
Nov 27, 1943 – Lt Col Frank R. Veale Jr – Aug 25, 19449-ID in Germany 1945
Aug 25, 1944 – Lt Col William L. Peverill – May 6, 1945
May 6, 1945 – Maj Franklin G. Allen – VDay

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2
Nov 27, 1943 – Lt Col Robert W. Robb – Aug 21, 1944
Aug 21, 1944 – Maj Jack A. Houston – Oct 27, 1944
Oct 27, 1944 – Lt Col Jack A. Houston – VDay

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3
Nov 27, 1943 – Lt Col Alver B. Sundin – Apr 1, 1944
Apr 1, 1944 – Lt Col Frederick C. Feil – Dec 10, 1944
Dec 10, 1944 – Maj Reginald L. Riley (Acting) – Jan 6, 1945
Jan 6, 1945 – Lt Col Frederick C. Feil – VDay

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4
Nov 27, 1943 – Lt Col George E. Pickett – Apr 11, 1945
Apr 11, 1945 – Maj George R. Huff (Acting) – VDay

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5
May 6, 1944 – Lt Col Asa W. K. Billings – Dec 9, 1944
Dec 9, 1944 – Maj Charles O. Tingley (Acting) – VDay

Adjutant General
Nov 27, 1943 – Lt Col William L. Peverill – Aug 27, 1944
Aug 27, 1944 – Lt Col James R. Hutchison – Apr 14, 1945
Apr 14, 1945 – Maj George E. Materewicz (Acting) – VDay

Beauvain, France, Aug 1944, Gen Manton S. EddyCO – 39th Infantry Regiment
Nov 24, 1943 – Col Harry A. Flint – Jul 24, 1944
Jul 24, 1944 – Lt Col Van H. Bond – Oct 10, 1944
Oct 10, 1944 – Col Van H. Bond (Acting) – VDay

CO – 47th Infantry Regiment
Nov 27, 1943 – Col George W. Smythe – Mar 6, 1945
Mar 6, 1945 – Lt Col Herman A. Schmidt (Acting) – Mar 13, 1945
Mar 13, 1945 – Col Peter O. Ward (Acting) – VDay

CO – 60th Infantry Regiment
Nov 27, 1943 – Col Frederick J. de Rohan – Jul 2, 1944
Jul 2, 1944 – Col Jesse L. Gibney – Oct 4, 1944
Oct 4, 1944 – Lt Col Donald C. Claymen – Oct 9, 1944
Oct 9, 1944 – Col John G. Van Houten – VDay

9-ID – Statistics Activated Aug 1, 1940, Arrived UK Nov 27, 1943, Arrived Continent (D+4) Jun 10, 1944, Entered Combat, First elements in North Africa Nov 8, 1942, Entered Combat, Entire Division NATOUSA Mar 26, 1943, Entered Combat France Jun 14, 1944, Days in Combat, 264

9-ID Awards Distinguished Service Cross 86, Legion of Merit 6, Silver Star 1.789, Soldiers Medal 55, Bronze Star 5.518, Distinguished Flying Cross 1, Air Medal 124, Prisoner of War Taken 113.324

Order of Battle – WW-2

9-ID entering the town of Remagen 1945HQs & HQS Co, 9th Infantry Division
HQS & HQs Battery Division Artillery
Special Troops
Military Police Platoon
9th Signal Company
9th Quartermaster Company
9th Medical Battalion
9th Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment
9th Reconnaissance Troop Mecz
15th Engineer Combat Battalion
26th Field Artillery Battalion (105-MM HOW)
34th Field Artillery Battalion (155-MM HOW)
60th Field Artillery Battalion (105-MM HOW)
84th Field Artillery Battalion (105-MM HOW)
39th Infantry Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
60th Infantry Regiment
376th AAA-AW Battalion (att Jun 13, 1944, – May 26, 1945,)
629th Tank Destroyer Battalion (att Aug 16, 1944, – Aug 25, 1945)
709th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
746th Tank Battalion (att Jun 13, 1944, – Jul 10, 1945)

Attachments

Antiaircraft Artillery
376th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) – Jun 13/16 1944
376th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) – Jun 16, 1944 – May 26, 1945
Battery B, 486th AAA Bn (SP) – Jul 1/31 1944T/5 Louis Gergye managing the 9-ID AT Jeep somewhere in Germany, January 1945
Battery A, 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) – Jul 1/31 1944
Battery A, 129th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) – Jul 14/18 1944
Battery C, 557th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) – Sept 10, 1944 – Oct 8, 1944
Battery B, 438th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) – Sept 20, 1944 – Oct 4, 1944
413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) – Dec 20/24 1944
2 btrys, 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) – Dec 24, 1944 – Jan 3, 1945
2d Plat, Battery C, 226th AAA Bn – Feb 8/12 1945

Armored
746th TB (less Able Co) – Jun 13/28 1944
HQs, 6th Armd Group – Jun 15/16 1944
746th TB – Jun 28, 1944 – Jul 10, 1945
CCA (3-AD) – Jul 10/16 1944
32nd AIR (3-AD) – Jul 10/16 1944
3/36-AIR (3-AD) – Jul 10/16 1944
83rd Armd Recon Bn (3-AD) – Jul 10/16 1944
Able Co 23-AECB (3-AD) – Jul 10/16 1944
Charlie Co 23-AECB (3-AD) – Jul 10/16 1944
Able Co 703d TDB (SP) – Jul 10/16 1944
Btry D, 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) – Jul 10/16 1944
Charlie Co 745-TB – Aug 17/18 1944
Task Force King, CCB (3-AD) – Sept 5/6 1944
1/33-AIR (3-AD) – Sept 5/6 1944
Fox Co, 36-AIR (3-AD) – Sept 5/6 1944
3d Plat, Recon Co, 36-AIR (3-AD) – Sept 5/6 1944
2d Plat, Baker Co, 23-AECB (3-AD) – Sept 5/6 1944
2d Plat, Baker Co, 703-TDB (SP) – Sept 5/6 1944
Howe Co, 32-AIR (3-AD) – Oct 13/17 1944MG Crew from the 39th IR (9-ID) (2nd Plat, Dog Co) in the Huertgen Forest
CCB 9-AD – Mar 3/5 1945
CCA 7-AD – Mar 7/8 1945
CCR 7-AD – Mar 8, 1945
CCB 9-AD – Mar 9/12 1945
CCA 7-AD – Apr 4/6 1945
Baker 17-TB 7-AD – Apr 6/8 1945
CCA 3-AD – Apr 24/25 1945
CCR 3-AD – Apr 24/25 1945

Cavalry
4th Cav Group – Jun 20, 1944 – Jul 1, 1944
113th Cav Group – Jul 10, 1944
24th Cav Recon Squadron – Jul 10/17 1944
4th Cav Group – Aug 21/23 1944
4th Cav Recon Squadron – Dec 7/13 1944
1 plat, Charlie 297-ECB – Dec 7/13 1944
1 plat, Charlie 635-TDB (T) – Dec 7/13 1944
38th Cav Recon Squadron (- Tr A) – Dec 20, 1944 – Jan 27, 1945
Tr A, 38th Cav Recon Sq – Jan 8/27 1945
Tr A, 102d Cav Recon Sq – Jan 25/27 1945
Able Co, 47-AIB (5-AD) – Dec 20, 1944, – Jan 27, 1945
Able Co, 10-TB (5-AD) – Dec 20, 1944, – Jan 25, 1945
Able Co, 47-ATB – Dec 20, 1944, – Jan 20, 1945
1 plat, Able 12-ECB – Dec 20, 1944, – Jan 4, 1945
Charlie 893-TDB (SP) – Dec 20, 1944, – Jan 27, 1945Field modification to a jeep, manned by T/5 Louis Gergye and Pvt William Jump of I&R Platoon, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.Field modification to a jeep, manned by T/5 Louis Gergye and Pvt William Jump of I&R Platoon, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
1st Plat, 99th Recon Tr (99-ID) – Dec 22, 1944, – Jan 14, 1945
3rd Plat, 99th Recon Tr (99-ID) – Dec 22, 1944, – Jan 25, 1945
2nd Plat, 99th Recon Tr (99-ID) – Dec 22, 1944, – Jan 26, 1945
1st Plat, 99th Recon Tr (99-ID) – Jan 25/26 1945
32d Cav Recon Sq (- 2 plats of Tr C) – Mar 27/31 1945
32d Cav Recon Sq – Apr 5/9 1945
Fox 18th Cav Recon Sq – Apr 7/9 1945
4th Cav Group – Apr 17/22 1945

Chemical
87th Cml Bn (- 1 co) – Jun 16/19 1944
Able 87th Cml Bn – Jun 28, 1944, – Jul 1, 1944
Baker 87th Cml Bn – Jun 28, 1944, – Jul 1, 1944
Charlie 87th Cml Bn – Jul 20, 1944, – Oct 25, 1944
Dog 87th Cml Bn – Jul 20, 1944, – Oct 25, 1944
Baker 87th Cml Bn – Aug 10/11 1944
Charlie 87th Cml Bn – Dec 10/18 1944
Able 87th Cml Bn – Jan 27, 1945, – Feb 3, 1945
Baker 87th Cml Bn – Jan 27, 1945, – Feb 16, 1945
2 plats, Charlie 90th Cml Bn – Feb 18, 1945, – Mar 31, 1945
1 plat, Charlie 90th Cml Bn – Feb 22, 1945, – Mar 31, 1945
Baker 90th Cml Bn – Mar 16, 1945, – Apr 12, 1945
Charlie 90th Cml Bn – Apr 3/12 1945

Engineer
Able 23-AECB (3-AD) – Jul 1/31 1944
Dog 23-AECB (3-AD) Jul 11/16 1945
297-ECB – Sept 24/29 1944
Item 298-ECB – Sept 26/29 1944
Able 294-ECB – Sept 26/29 1944A soldier of the 9th Infantry Division trudges through thick muddy roads. Battle of Hürtgen Forest 1944
298-ECB – Sept 29/30 1944
298-ECB – Oct 1/19 1944
294-ECB – Oct 19/25 1944

Field Artillery
Btry A (- 1 plat) 915-FAB (90-ID) (105-H) Jun 14 1944 – Jul 17 1944
Btry B (- 1 plat) 915-FAB (90-ID) (105-H) Jun 14 1944 – Jul 17 1944
Btry C (- 1 plat) 915-FAB (90-ID) (105-H) Jun 14 1944 – Jul 17 1944
957-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Jun 16, 1944 – Jul 1, 1944
172-FAB (4.5″ GUN) – Jun 19, 1944 – Jul 1, 1944
HQ 188-FA Group – Jun 19, 1944 – Jul 17, 1944
Btry C 981-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Jun 28, 1944 – Jul 4, 1944
54-AFAB (3-AD) – Jul 1, 1944 – Jul 31, 1944
196-FAB (105-MM HOW) – Jul 9, 1944 – Jul 28, 1944
690-FAB (105-MM HOW) – Jul 14, 1944 – Jul 28, 1944
987-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Aug 2, 1944 – Aug 6, 1944
183-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Aug 6, 1944 – Aug 08, 1944
Btry A 981-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Aug 6, 1944 – Aug 20, 1944
951-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Aug 6, 1944 – Aug 20, 1944
29-FAB (4-ID) (105-MM HOW) – Aug 10, 1944 – Aug 11, 1944
18-FAB (105-MM HOW) – Aug 13, 1944 – Aug 14, 1944
196-FAB (105-MM HOW) – Aug 13, 1944 – Aug 14, 1944
18-FAB (105-MM HOW) – Aug 20, 1944 – Aug 24, 1944
951-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Aug 23, 1944 – Aug 25, 1944
Btry A 981-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Aug 26, 1944 – Aug 31, 1944
Btry A 951-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Sept 1, 1944 – Sept 5, 1944
Btry A, 13-FAOB (Observation) – Sept 1, 1944 – Sept 17, 1944
981-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Sept 5, 1944 – Sept 17, 1944
HQ & HQ Btry 188-FAG (Group) – Sept 7, 1944 – Sept 18, 1944
Btry B 991-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Sept 13, 1944 – (?)
188-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Sept 19, 1944 – Oct 1, 1944
Btry C 195-FAB (8″ HOW) – Sept 28, 1944 – Oct 23, 1944
HQ & HQ Btry 188-FAG (group) – Sept 28, 1944 – Oct 23, 1944
172-FAB (4.5″ GUN) – Sept 28, 1944 – Oct 23, 1944
981-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Sept 29, 1944 – Oct 23, 1944
1 plat, Btry A 987-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Dec 7, 1944 – Dec 10, 1944
186-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Dec 20, 1944 – Dec 26, 1944
196-FAB (10-MM HOW) – Dec 20, 1944 – Feb 8, 1945
Btry B 987-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Jan 27, 1945 – Feb 14, 1945
76-FAB (105-MM HOW) – Feb 12, 1945 – Feb 17, 1945
955-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Feb 13, 1945 – Feb 17, 1945
400-AFAB – Feb 19, 1945 – Feb 28, 1945
987-FAB (- Btrys A & C) (155-MM GUN) – Feb 19, 1945 – Mar 8, 1945General Eddy in the jeep in Hameau de La Courmiette in Normandy July 26th, 1944
254-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Feb 19, 1945 – Mar 31, 1945
1 plat 987-FAB (155-MM GUN) – Mar 24, 1945 – Mar 31, 1945
489-AFAB (7-AD) (105-MM HOW) – Mar 3, 1945 – Apr 6, 1945
809-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Apr 4, 1945 – Apr 7, 1945
965-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Apr 7, 1945 – Apr 10, 1945
183-FAB (155-MM HOW) – Apr 24, 1945 – Apr 29, 1945

Infantry
359-IR (90-ID) – Jun 15, 1944 – Jun 17, 1945
1/359-IR (90-ID) – Jun 20, 1944 – Jun 21, 1944
330-RCT (83-ID) – Jul 14, 1944 – Jul 17, 1944
Baker 308-ECB (83-ID) – Jul 14, 1944 – Jun 17, 1944
2 plats, Able 802-TDB (T) – Jul 14, 1944 – Jul 17, 1944
8-RCT (4-ID) – Aug 10, 1944 – Aug 11, 1944
Prov Ranger Group – Aug 13, 1944 – Aug 14, 1944
HQ Prov Ranger Group – Aug 13, 1944 – Aug 14, 1944
2-RIB (Ranger) – Aug 13, 1944 – Aug 14, 1944
5-RIB (Ranger) – Aug 13, 1944 – Aug 14, 1944
1/36-AIR (3-AD) – Aug 13, 1944 – Oct 17 1944
395-IR (99-ID) – Nov 9, 1944 – Nov 13, 1944
393-IR (99-ID) – Nov 10, 1944 – Nov 14, 1944
394-IR (99-ID) – Nov 10, 1944 – Nov 14, 1944
329-RCT (83-ID) – Dec 13, 1944 – (?)
3/395-IR (99-ID) – Dec 20, 1944 – Dec 31, 1944
2/395-IR (99-ID) – Dec 24, 1944 – Jan 5, 1945not caption - I may be wrong but I think that these men were the ones involved in von Der Heydte capture in Mutzernich (Ternell)
2-RIB (Ranger) – Feb 6, 1945 – Feb 8, 1945
309-IR (78-ID) – Feb 8, 1945 – Feb 12, 1945
1/311-IR (78-ID) – Feb 2, 1945 – Feb 12, 1945
2/23-IR (2-ID) – Feb 12, 1945 – (?)
310-RCT (- 1st Bn) (78-ID) – Mar 10, 1945 – Mar 14, 1945
394-IR (99-ID) – Mar 11, 1945 – (?)
395-IR (99-ID) – Mar 11, 1945 – Mar 12, 1945
52-AIB (9-AD) – Mar 16, 1945 – Mar 14, 1945
2/413-IR (104-ID) – Apr 15, 1945 – Apr 16, 1945

Tank Destroyer
607-TDB (T) (- 2 cos) – Jun 19/20 1944
899-TDB (SP) (- 2 cos) – Jun 19/20 1944
899-TDB (SP) – Jun 20, 1944 – Jul 24, 1944
Able 703-TDB (SP) – Jul 1/31 1944
Charlie 703-TDB (SP) – Jul 11/16 1944
629-TDB (SP) – Aug 16/25 1944
Able 612-TDB (SP) – Dec 20/29 1944
Able 801-TDB (SP) – Dec 29, 1944 – Feb 3, 1945
Charlie 644-TDB (SP) – Jan 3/27 1945
Able 814-TDB (SP) – Apr 6/9 1945

Detachments

Engineer
15-ECB to 4-ID – Aug 8, 1944 – Aug 9, 1944
1st Plat Baker 15-ECB to 3-AD – Oct 27, 1944 – Nov 11, 1945
Baker 15-ECB to 3-AD – Nov 11, 1944 – Dec 1, 1944

Field Artillery
26-FAB to 1-ID – Aug 4/7 1944
26-FAB to 4-ID – Aug 7/12 1944
60-FAB to 3-AD – Aug 13/15 1944
84-FAB to 3-AD – Oct 25, 1944 – Nov 10, 1944
84-FAB to 3-AD – Oct 27, 1944 – Nov 11, 1944
84-FAB to 1-ID – Nov 10, 1944 – Dec 1, 1944
60-FAB to 1-ID – Dec 6/8 1944
60-FAB to 104-ID – Dec 19/22 1944
84-FAB to 2-ID – Feb 8/12 1945
26-FAB to 2-ID – Feb 8/12 1945
26-FAB to 2-ID – Feb 17/22 1945
60-FAB to 9-AD – Mar 3/6 1945
26-FAB to 7-AD – Mar 7/8 1945
84-FAB to 9-AD – Mar 7/9 1945
26-FAB to 78-ID – Mar 11/16 1945

Infantry
39-IR to 4-ID – Jun 11/15 1944
1/60-IR to 3-AD – Jul 9/11 1944
2/60-IR to 3-AD – Jul 10/11 1944
2/60-IR to 4-ID – Aug 1/25 1944
39-IR to 1-ID – Aug 4/7 1944
39-IR to 4-ID – Aug 7/9 1944
2d Plat, 9th Recon Tr to 4-ID – Aug 7/9 1944
3/60-IR to 3-AD – Aug 13/15 1944
2/60-IR to 3-AD – Aug 15/19 1944
3/60-IR to 3-AD – Aug 15/19 1944
1/60-IR to 4 Cav Group – Sept 3/4 1944
47-IR to 3-AD – Sept 8/10 1944
2/60-IR to 298-ECB – Oct 2, 1944 – (?)
47-IR to 3-AD – Oct 25, 1944 – Nov 10, 1944
1 plat Baker 15-ECB to 3-AD – Oct 25, 1944 – Nov 11, 1945
47-IR to 1-ID – Oct 10, 1944 – Dec 12, 1944
2/47-IR to 3-AD – Nov 24/26 1944American soldiers of the 9th Infantry Division in coverage at Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, Jun 1944
1/60-IR to 102 Cav Group – Dec 1/4 1944
1/60-IR to 3-AD – Dec 10/12 1944
47-IR to V Corps – Dec 17/25 1944
60-IR to 104-ID – Dec 18/21 1944
60-RCT to 2-AD – Dec 22/23 1944
Charlie 1/60-IR to 38 Cav Recon Sq – Jan 20/25 1945
39-RCT to 2-ID – Feb 8/12 1945
1 plat, Able 15-ECB to 2-ID – Feb 8/12 1945
39-RCT to 2-ID – Feb 17/22 1945
1 plat, Able 15-ECB to 2-ID – Feb 17/22 1945
60-RCT to 9-AD – Mar 4/5 1945
39-IR to 7-AD – Mar 7/8 1945
47-RCT to 9-AD – Mar 7/9 1945
1/60-IR to 9-AD – Mar 8/9 1945
60-RCT to 7-AD – Mar 8/9 1945
39-IR to 78-ID – Mar 11/16 1945
47-IR to Task Force Birks – Apr 4/9 1945
3/47-IR to 3-AD – Apr 11/25 1945
60-IR to 3-AD – Apr 22/24 1945

Command Posts
Nov 27, 1943, Winchester – Hampshire – England
Jun 3, 1944, Hursley Camp – Hampshire – England
Jun 7, 1944, Southampton – Hampshire – England
Jun 10, 1944, Utah Beach (Tare Green) – Manche – France
Jun 11, 1944, Flauville (vic) – Manche – Franceno caption available - illustration
Jun 13, 1944, Plaux (vic) – Manche – France
Jun 16, 1944, Le Honet (vic) – Manche – France
Jun 17, 1944, St-Sauver-le-Vicomte (vic) – Manche – France
Jun 18, 1944, St-Jacques-de-Néhou (vic) – Manche – France
Jun 20, 1944, Quetto – Manche – France
Jun 22, 1944, Benoiville – Manche – France
Jun 24, 1944, Vasteville – Manche – France
Jul 2, 1944, Flamanville – Manche – France
Jul 9, 1944, Carentan – Manche – France
Jul 13, 1944, St-Jean-de-Daye – Manche – France
Jul 21, 1944, Le Champs-de-Losque – Manche – France
Jul 28, 1944, La Chapelle-en-Juger – Manche – France
Jul 30, 1944, Marigny – Manche – France
Aug 2, 1944, La Vanterie – Manche – France
Aug 5, 1944, St-Aubin-des-Bois – Calvados – France
Aug 8, 1944, La Tuilerie – Calvados – France
Aug 9, 1944, Forien – Manche – France
Aug 13, 1944, hatillon-sur-Colmomt – Mayenne – France
Aug 15, 1944, Couptrain – Mayenne – France
Aug 17, 1944, Le Grais – Orne – France
Aug 21, 1944, Mortange-au-Pèrche – Orne – France
Aug 24, 1944, La Ferté Vidame – Eure-et-Loire – France
Aug 25, 1944, Arpajon – Seine-et-Oise – France
Aug 26, 1944, Brinville – Seine-et-Marne – France
Aug 27, 1944, Guignes – Seine-et-Marne – France
Aug 28, 1944, St-Augustin – Seine-et-Marne – France
Aug 29, 1944, Marigny-en-Orxois – Aisne – France
Aug 30, 1944, Cerseuil – Aisne – France
Aug 31, 1944, Hannogne – Ardennes – France
Sept 1, 1944, Plomion – Ardennes – France
Sept 3, 1944, Cerfontaine – Belgium
Sept 4, 1944, Anthée – Belgium
Sept 8, 1944, St-Fontaine – Belgium
Sept 9, 1944, Esneux – Belgium
Sept 11, 1944, Verviers – Belgium
Sept 13, 1944, Eupen – Belgium
Sept 14, 1944, Roetgen – GermanyBazooka-Team-39-IR-(9-ID) September 1944 - Huertgen Forest
Oct 4, 1944, Zweifall – Germany
Oct 26, 1944, Elsenborn – Belgium
Nov 5, 1944, Butgenbach – Belgium
Nov 11, 1944, Elsenborn – Belgium
Dec 5, 1944, Nothberg – Germany
Dec 19, 1944, Sourbrodt – Belgium
Dec 21, 1944, Eupen – Belgium
Dec 26, 1944, Eupen – Belgium
Jan 28, 1945, Kalterherberg – Germany
Feb 4, 1945, Hofen – Germany
Feb 5, 1945, Einruhr – Germany
Feb 8, 1945, Strauch – Germany
Feb 12, 1945, Einruhr – Germany
Feb 18, 1945, Hurtgen – Germany
Feb 28, 1945, Rath – Germany
Mar 1, 1945, Leversbach – Germany
Mar 2, 1945, Muddersheim – Germany
Mar 6, 1945, Lommeraum – Germany
Mar 7, 1945, Niel – Germany
Mar 8, 1945, Erpel – Germany
Mar 20, 1945, Kretzhaus – Germany
Mar 26, 1945, Obersteinbach – Germany
Mar 27, 1945, Mittlehofen – Germany
Mar 28, 1945, Kirchvers – Germany
Mar 31, 1945, Schwarzenau – GermanyIllustration
Apr 2, 1945, Hallenberg – Germany
Apr 6 1945, Niedersfeld – Germany
Apr 13, 1945, Uftrungen – Germany
Apr 17, 1945, Wippra – Germany
Apr 19, 1945, Pansfelde – Germany
Apr 24, 1945, Kothen – Germany

Combat Narrative

The 9th Infantry Division landed in North Africa on Nov 8, 1942, the 39th Infantry Regiment landing east of Algiers near Cap Matifou, the 47th Infantry Regiment taking Safi, and the 60th Infantry Regiment landing at Mehdia and encountering heavy resistance in its attempt to take Port-Lyautey Airfield. Upon the sudden collapse of French opposition the division took its objectives on Nov 11, 1942, and then patrolled along the Moroccan borders. It then returned to Tunisia during the month of Feb 1943, engaging in small defensive actions and patrols.

On Mar 12, 1943, it attached it’s 60-IR to the 1-AD which took Sened Station on Mar 21, 1943. The division entered action as a whole for the first time on Mar 28, 1943, in southern Tunisia. The 47-IR attempted to attack from Djebel Berdi which had been abandoned by the 1-ID, to try to force a gap for the passage of the 1-AD, but the assault was repulsed with heavy losses.SC-196434-NARA-EUCMH Release. While ammunition is brought up in a German half-track, US Army soldiers prepare to fire a captured German 88-MM gun back into the enemy lines. October 25, 1944, France

The division failed to take Hill 772 and on Apr 11, was moved north and took over the British 46th Division sector. Reinforced by the Corps Français d’Afrique, the 9-ID attacked toward the Jefna positions on Apr 23, and the 60-IR took Djebel Dardyss the next day. After sustained combat the 39-IR seized Hill 382 north of Jefna at the end of the month, and the 60-IR occupied Kef en Nsour on May 2, as the Germans withdrew to Bizerte. The 47-IR cleared the hills north of Djebel Cheniti and on May 8, entered Bizerte itself. The 39-IR was sent to Sicily on Jul 15, and the entire division arrived at Palermo on Aug 1. It assembled at Nicosia on Aug 4, and replaced 1-ID on Aug 7 then began the drive on Randazzo. Next it took part in the offensive toward Messina, and afterward moved to England on Nov 25, to prepare for the invasion of France.

The division landed across Utah Beach, France, on Jun 10, 1944, (D+4) and the 39-IR forced the Germans back to the Quineville Ridge on Jun 12. On Jun 14 the 60-IR initiated its attack toward St Colombe and the following day the 47-IR was committed to take high ground west of Orglandes. The division, reinforced with the 359-IR, attacked with four regiments to establish a bridgehead across the Douve on Jun 16. Advancing against disorganized opposition, the division reached the west coast of the Cotentin Peninsula and sealed it off on Jun 17, blocking German flight south and inflicting heavy losses. The division started the final assault on Cherbourg on Jun 19, with the 39-IR and the 60-IR which attacked the semicircular fortification belt on Jun 21.

US soldiers from the 9th Infantry Division crouching and lying in prone position while shooting at enemy forces on a hilltop. Morsbach-GermanyThe 39-IR captured the German fortress commander and Octeville on Jun 26, while the 47-IR cracked the arsenal the next day, ending resistance in the city. On Jun 29, the 47-IR and 60-IR attacked the Cap de la Hague Peninsula and secured it quickly.

The division arrived in the Taute sector from Cherbourg on Jul 9, and was hit by German armor which penetrated its lines in the Le Dézert region on Jul 11. The division pushed slowly against determined opposition as it approached St Lô. reaching the Periers – St Lô road on Jul 18. The 1-ID then passed through its lines into the attack on Marigny on Jul 26. The division followed the 3-AD to occupy positions on the Fromental – Briouze area of highway links on Aug 17 and helped close the Falaise Gap. On Aug 21, it was committed in a defensive role at Mortagne. The division crossed the Marne in the Mieux area on Aug 27, and continued pursuit with the 3-AD east to the Namur – Dinant region. It crossed at Dinant against strong German opposition and established a bridgehead on Sept 6. The 47-IR mopped up Liège while the division displaced to the Huy – Faimes vicinity on Sept 8. The division assembled near Verviers in reserve Sept 11, and the 14, the 47-IR was sent to the Roetgen Forest while the 60-IR drove north across Germany’s border to secure Kalterherberg and the 39-IR assaulted the Scharnhorst Line past Lammersdorf.

By Sept 17, the 47-IR had battered through the second band of the West Wall and taken Vicht and Shevenhütte. The 60-ID cleared Höffen on the Höffen – Alzen Ridge and the 39-IR reduced a strong point after a three-day pitched battle. The 60-IR engaged in close-quarters fighting in the Huertgen Forest vicinity, and the 39-IR took Hill 554 in the West Wall after heavy combat on Sept 29. Severe weather hampered continued fighting by the 60-IR, which was reinforced by the 39-IR, in the Huertgen area. Road Junction 471 in the forest was finally secured on Oct 14, but the division had been halted far short of its objective of Schmidt. The 28-ID relieved it, but the 47-IR attached to the 1-ID pushed through the Huertgen Forest on Nov 16.

On Dec 7, the division relieved the 1-ID in the Luchem – Langerwehe – Juengersdorf – Merode region. It returned to the offensive on Dec 10 with the 3-AD, and went forward to the Roer. When the German Ardennes counter-offensive struck, the division contained attacks on Dec 16, toward Mariaweiler and Gürzenich then relieved the 2-ID and the 99-ID and defended the Monschau area, restoring the Monschau Forest line by Dec 23. It held the defensive sector from Kalterherberg to Elsenborn through Jan 1945.

Real faces of the Battle of the BulgeThe division opened its next attack on the West Wall on Jan 30, 1945, and had reached Röhren and the edge of the Monschauer Forest when it was sent to resume the Roer and Urft River dam offensive on Feb 1. The 39-IR and 60-IR reached the high ground southwest of Dreiborn while the 47-IR cleared heights near Hammer.

After house-to-house fighting through several towns, the 47-IR seized Wollseifen and reached the Urft Lake and took Dam on Feb 7, the 9-ID consolidated and was reinforced by both the 309-IR and 311-IR for the attack on Schwammenauel Dam which was captured by the former on Feb 9, as the 60-IR reached the Roer River’s banks. The division then switched to the Huertgen Forest sector again and crossed the Roer near Boich on Feb 26.

The reinforced 39-IR pushed toward Thurn and Berg, followed by the 60-IR. The 47-IR crossed the Roer on Feb 28, and the division attacked toward the Rhine with the 9-AD. on Mar 7, the division reached the Remagen bridgehead where the latter had seized the Ludendorf Railroad Bridge intact, and took over the site’s defense. The division then crossed the Rhine with the 60-IR in the lead, and crossed the Wied River Mar 22, moving rapidly behind the 9-AD. It reached the Lahn River on Mar 28, and established defensive positions.

On Apr 1, the division was moved to block German escape from the Ruhr pocket, and next attacked with the 39-IR to clear the eastern portion of the Harz Mountains on Apr 14. On Apr 18, the 60-ID overran Maegdesprung and Friedrichsbrunn while the 47-IR cleared Opperode and the motorized 39-ID reached Quedlinburg. Organized German resistance in the division’s sector ended on Apr 19. On Apr 25, the division relieved the 3-AD along the Mulde River near Dessau and held that line until hostilities were declared ended on May 7 1945.



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