Document Source: Order of Battle of the United States Army, World War II, European Theater of Operations. Office of the Theater Historian, Paris, France, December 20, 1945.

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 16

9-IDThe 9th Infantry Division was activated at Fort Bragg (North Carolina), on August 1, 1940, as the 9th Division and participated in both, the October and November 1941 Carolina Maneuvers before being sent to amphibious training under the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Corps. Re-designated as the 9th Infantry Division on August 1, 1942, the division left Fort Bragg (North Carolina), and was sent to Fort Dix (New Jersey) on November 25, 1942. On December 11, 1942, the 9th Infantry Division departed the New York (POE) and landed in North Africa on December 25, 1942, fewer elements of the division which assaulted on November 8, 1942, in Casablanca. From there, the 9th Infantry Division arrived in Palermo (Sicily) on July 31, 1943, and was sent back to England on November 25, 1943. The division landed then in France on June 10, 1944, crossed into Belgium on September 2, 1944, and entered Germany on September 14, 1944, where it remained active thru 1946.

Gen Bradley, 12-AG, Gen Patton, 3-A and Gen Eddy, 9-ID in Beauvain, France Aug 1944

crossCasualties

Killed in Action 3856
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 33.864

Campaigns
Normandy
Northern France
Ardennes
Rhineland
Central Europe

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

9-ID in Germany 1945

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, 1944
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

Beauvain, France, Aug 1944, Gen Manton S. Eddy

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

CO – 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 entering the town of Remagen 1945

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

HQs & 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)

T/5 Louis Gergye managing the 9-ID AT Jeep somewhere in Germany, January 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 1944
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 1944
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

MG Crew from the 39th IR (9-ID) (2nd Plat, Dog Co) in the Huertgen Forest

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