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Unit Histories – This category has been created because there is no other way to classify this kind of archives in another category like Operations in France, in Germany, in Belgium or anything else. A unit that landed in North Africa in 1942 then jumped into Sicily, then into Italy just before going on to France, Belgium and Germany have to find his place somewhere. This is exactly the reason why I created this category.

2-ID – WW2 – Second to None

Document Source: 1945 Brief History of the 2nd Infantry Division (Indian Head). The members of the 2nd Infantry Division were the wearers of the famed Indian Head Patch in five different wars around the planet. This insignia had its origin...

106-ID December 1944

Document Source: The Story of the 106th Infantry Division, United States Army. Division Publication, Paris, France, 1945. When the history of the Ardennes fighting has been written, it will be recorded as one of the great strategic Allied successes of...

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 USMC - Washington DC - 1999 Foreword This historical pamphlet...

XIX Corps Engineers – ETO

US XIX Corps' Engineers The German Army is totally defeated. Now, immediately thereafter, a brief history of the XIX Corps Engineers has been assembled. The past eleven months of combat are in the too recent past to view with perspective....

561-FAB – ETO – WW2

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 Way the message read. The Battle of the...

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 of the American citizen-soldier - the fighting colonial...

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 you credit the source (Fair Use). 26th Infantry 'Yankee'...

505-ELPC – 10/1944 – 04/1945

505-ELPC - October 1944 Original Unit (1) Designation: 505th Engineer Light Ponton Company. (2) Date of Organization: May 15 1942. (3) Place of Organization: Camp Gordon, Georgia. (4) Authority of Organization: General Order #15, HQ Eastern Defense Command and 1-A,...