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US Armor in the Hürtgen Forest (Schmidt & Kommerscheid)

Source Document: Armor in the Huertgen Forest. The Kall Trail and the Battle of Kommerscheidt by Captain Mike Sullivan. The mission of Armor is to close with and destroy the enemy...

George S. Patton’s Desert Training Center (WW-2)

Document Source: This archive - Georges S. Patton's Desert Training Center - was written by Col John Kennedy, US Air Force (Ret) Col John Lynch, and Mr. Robert L. Wooley. The...

Carol Klinger Woolbright

This is a request from a friend in Columbus Ga, Carol Klinger which is not only a friend but also the daughter of Captain Jack Klinger Woolbright, Commanding Officer of Baker...

Château de Roumont

Dear Members of the European Center of Military History, My name is Arthur Coppee, I'm a young fan of the Battle of the Bulge based in Belgium and I'm looking for some...

Jedburgh (12-AG Support) 1944

Foreword The Jedburghs were three-man teams parachuted into occupied France after D-Day to develop liaison with the Resistance. They were truly inter-allied, French (103), Belgian (5), Dutch (5), British (90) and American...

Italian Army in WW-2 (W. Turnbow)

Source Document: The Italian Army during World War Two by Woody Turnbow Background and Preparations A. The Italian armed forces were faced with a conflict between theories of employment. They had historically been...

German Capitulation Northern Italy (OSS)

Gen William Joseph 'Wild Bill' Donovan (Jan 1, 1883 – Feb 8, 1959) was an American soldier, lawyer, intelligence officer, and diplomat, best known for serving as the head of the...

OSS File : Herr Adolf Hitler

(OSS File) Memo copy is from RID/ATI file folder on Adolf Hitler filed under Wah X-2 Personalities #13; the folder contains 1 copy of a 28 page report on Heinrich Himmler...

SOE Codes – ETO

Special Operations Executive (SOE) Codes Operations in Europe A particularly rare thing in this world often reserved for men is the fact of being able to put women in the honor. And God...

Operation Pastorius : Duquesne Ring 1942

Operation Pastorius was a failed German intelligence plan for sabotage inside the United States during World War II. The operation was staged in June 1942 and was to be directed against...

SHAEF Report – Buchenwald 1945

Allied Forces, Supreme Headquarters, G-5, US Group Control Council. Inspection of the German Concentration Camp for political prisoners and located at Buchenwald on the north edge of Weimar. Inspection made by Gen...

One Letter from the Concentration Camp in Dachau 1945 (Crowling)

Document Source: Letter and Report filed by 1/Lt William Cowling, US 42nd Infantry Division, on liberating Dachau; photo courtesy of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum/Eric Schwab April 28, 1945 Dachau, Germany Dear Folks, Boy oh...

Capture of the Concentration Camp in Dachau (US 42-ID)

HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES 42nd INFANTRY DIVISION MILITARY REPORT CAPTURE OF THE GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMP AT DACHAU May 2, 1945. On April 29, 1945, Gen Henning Linden, ADC of the Rainbow 42-ID, Gen Charles Y. Banfill...

442-RCT’s The Rescue of the Lost Battalion (Watanabe)

Document Source: A thesis presented to the Faculty of the US Army Command and General Staff College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Military Art and...

505-ELPC – 10/1944 – 04/1945

Source Document: After Action Report, 505th Engineer Light Ponton Company, World War Two, European Theater of Operations 505-ELPC - October 1944 (1) Designation: 505th Engineer Light Ponton Company. (2) Organization: May 15 1942....

AGF Cbt Observations 319.1/48 (Torch)

319.1/48 (Foreign Obsrs) (S) GNGBI. (3-29-43) SUBJECT: Observer Report. E.S. Johnson, Col Infantry / Observator TO : By Auth Commanding General, Army Ground Forces / Date 3/29/43 Commanding Generals: V Army; Second Army; Third Army;...

26-ID (Raw Data) Sgt James Haahr

Archive sent to EUCMH by Sgt James 'Jim' Haahr (USA), 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division 1944-1945. You can, of course, use the information provided in this document as long as...

26-ID (Yankee) WW-2 – ETO

The 26th Infantry Division (Yankee Division), has been a famous division for almost two centuries of American burgeoning and growth. The lineage of the Yankee Division extends back to the beginning...

561-FAB – ETO – WW2 (Battle of the Bulge & Germany)

Dec 17, 1944, defying the murky skies, the tiny liaison plane circled low as Lt David E. Runden dropped a note in the battalion area. Kraut Tanks in Setz Heading our...

XIX Corps Engineers – (ETO)

Document Source: Report and Short History of the XIX Corps Engineers in Europa, World War Two The German Army is totally defeated. Now, immediately thereafter, a brief history of the XIX Corps...

1/422/106-ID – Forced March (Mohn)

Source Document: Forced March Major John P. Mohn, HQ Co, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division Forced March, from Schoenberg - St Vith (Battle of the Bulge, Belgium) to Berchtesgaden...

7th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 7-D was activated on Dec 6, 1917, eight months after the American entry into World War I, as the 7-D of the Regular Army at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. One month...

1-AD – OOB – WW-2

Col Daniel Van Voorhis took a cadre of 175 officers and enlisted men from Fort Eustis to Fort Knox in February 1932, and established a Provisional Armored Car Platoon. This was...

1st Infantry Division – WW-2

The 1st Division also nicknamed Fighting First or Big Red One, is the oldest division in the US Army and has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917. The division...

1st Cavalry Division – WW-2

The history of the 1st Cavalry Division began in 1921 after the army established a permanent cavalry division Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) on Apr 4, 1921. It authorized a...

2nd Armored Division – WW-2

The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on Jul 15, 1940, by reorganizing and redesignating the Provisional Tank Brigade composed of the 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks), the...

2nd Cavalry Division (H) – OOB – WW-2

Document Source: United States Army Order of Battle, World War Two (1945) Placed on the rolls of the Army in 1921, the 2nd Cavalry Division was not activated until April 1941. As...

2nd Cavalry Division (H-C) -WW-2

The activation of the 9th Armored Division created several logistical problems at Fort Riley and Camp Funston. The installations that had accommodated a single division were now home to a division...

2nd Infantry Division – WW-2

The 2nd Division was first constituted on Sept 21, 1917, in the Regular Army. It was organized on Oct 26, 1917, at Bourmont, Department of the Haute-Marne, France. When the unit's...

A Letter from Buchenwald – 99th Infantry Battalion – (Minge)

(Background) After Pearl Harbor (Dec 7, 1941), the War Department considered how the military could use foreigners and bilingual, first-generation immigrants from German-occupied areas to assist the war effort. The initial...

Letter from Dachau – A/99-IB(S) (Tuftedal)

(Background) After Pearl Harbor (Dec 7, 1941), the War Department considered how the military could use foreigners and bilingual, first-generation immigrants from German-occupied areas to assist the war effort. The initial...

Para Raiders – USMC-WW-2

Lt Col Jon T. Hoffman, US Marine Corps Reserve. Official Study - War Department, Silk Chutes and Hard Fighting, USMC Parachute Units in World War II, History and Museums Division, Headquarters...

5th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 5th Division was activated on Dec 11, 1917, eight months after the United States entered into World War One, at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas and began training for deployment to...

3rd Armored Division – WW-2

The 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead) was activated on Apr 15, 1941, at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana. During the month of Jun 1941, it moved to Camp Polk, Louisiana. On Mar 9, 1942,...

644-TDB – (William R. Lally)

My name is Daron, and I am a collector of vintage. My latest obsession is with Vogue Picture records. They were made in the years 1946-1947. An ad in a paper...

Army Sighting Levels – WW-2

Directions First Study the Line Drawing To obtain a level line sight through the peep-hole until the bubble is centered opposite the middle line. The short stadia lines above or below the center...

Cruchon & Emons – (Paris) 1918

It is particularly difficult to orientate oneself in one direction or the other when one wants to gather the material necessary for the realization of a book. As usual, I always...

Cruchon & Emons – (Berne) – 1918

It is particularly difficult to orientate oneself in one direction or the other when one wants to gather the material necessary for the realization of a book. As usual, I always...

Plan Limited (Neuchatel) – 1918

Vintage WW-1 Brass Plant Ltd Neuchatel Switzerland US Corps of Engineer Marching Compass. (Collection EUCMH) Being 2 1/8" (across) in size, this brass US Engineer Corps compass was manufactured by at least...

K-98 Bayonet for M-1 Rifle

(Image Source: IMA-USA) Original IMA Caption: Very few available. IMA has received a small delivery of these exceptionally rare German WW-2 Wooden gripped K-98 Bayonets that were modified by the Norwegian Army...

AIR Operations – China Burma India (Maj Edward M. Hudak)

Document Source: Air Operations, China-Burma-India by Maj Edward M. Hudak, Command and General Staff College, May 31, 1949. AIR OPERATIONS CHINA BURMA INDIA The problem was the way to determine the need for,...

Flying Tigers (American Volunteers Group) China-Burma-India

(Document Source: I just can not remember - sorry) You fly a P-40 with two hundred gallons of aviation fuel that last two and a half hours for five hundred miles. When...

24-ID (Mindanao – Philippine Islands) Apr-Aug 1945

Document Source: Operations of the US 24th Infantry Division, invasion of Mindanao (with Emphasis on G-1 Activities), Philippine Islands, April 17, 1945, to August 11, 1945. (Personal Experience of a Division...

6-ID (Charlie 63) Mt Mataba Luzon 1945

The Sixth Army (6-A) landed on the southeastern shores of Lingayen Gulf, Luzon Island, on Jan 9, 1945, against relatively light enemy opposition. A beachhead was established and all units continued...

6th Marine Division (Baker 29) Okinawa – April 1945

(Document Source: Operations of the Gun Platoon, Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division, in Okinawa on the Ryukyus Islands, April 1, 1945 - April 18, 1945. Capt...