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Try the "American War Library." If you have a copy of his Discharge papers and you know the General Order that issued the BSM, then you can request a co…py of it from the National Archives. If not, they you would have to research the files or hire someone to do this. Note, that in 1947 there was a rule change that awarded the BSM to any soldiers who fought in combat as an infantryman and had been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. So it is possible that he did not earn the BSM for a specific action and after the war he ordered his discharge papers, it would show he earned the BSM.
A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to twenty thousand soldiers. Early infantry divisions were mainly basic foot soldiers, …however today, one of the most common kinds of infantry divisions are mechanized infantry divisions, these infantry soldiers are transported in armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, backed up with heavy fire and striking power provided by tanks, helicopters, and artillery.
What is the difference in an Amored Infantry Division and an Infantry Division particularly during World War 2?
For WW2: Armored Infantry Divisions were equiped with half-tracks. Regular Infantry Divisions walked (or trucked). During the Vietnam War those Armored Infantry Div…isions gave way to the new MECHANIZED INFANTRY DIVISIONS, equipped with M-113 APC/ACAV (Armored Personnel Carriers/Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicles). Only one US Army Mechanized Infantry Division was in Vietnam (and only it's 1st Brigade); the 5th Mechanized Infantry Division (Red Diamond Patch). Regular Infantry Divisions in Vietnam were called "Straight Legs", "Straight" meaning...straight foot soldiering.
See the website concerning the 24th ID.
Their shoulder patch was a sun symbol indicating good luck. When Germany used it as a symbol of National socialism in 1933 it justly lost much of its allure. The symbol that G…ermany adopted was the ancient sun symbol known as the swastika. The Oklahoma National Guard changed their patch to the Thunderbird
Does anyone have a photo of Company H of the 111Th Infantry Division of the 28Th Infantry Division that served in World War 1?
Unfortunatly I do not at the moment however I do know that someone in my family has a picture of several men in the company. I am unsure as to where it is. My great grandfathe…r served in the company too. :)
The US sent 43 infantry divisions to France in WWI, and 21 of them saw enough action to sustain one thousand men or more killed in action. Seven became "Depot Divisions" and …worked in the Service of Supply, and four were broken up and their personnel used as replacements for other divisions. The WWI US Infantry Divisions were huge, around 27,000 men in four large regiments. This was the equivalent to two or three divisions of all other combatant nations. There were three types of US Infantry divisions. Low numbers, 1 to 9, were supposedly "regular army", but all had a large number of wartime volunteers and draftees. Numbers 26-50 were National Guard divisions from the states, called into active service ("Federalized"). There were more National Guard Divisions sent to France than any other type. Numbers 76-93 were so-called "National Army" divisions, intended to be made up of draftees, grouped according to state of origin like the National Guard Divisions. In actual fact all three types of divisions had a mixture of prewar regulars, draftees and volunteers.
Because the US denounced the Soviet Union and nuclear world war III followed
The Americal Division (23rd ID) spent most of it's time headquartered at Chu Lai.
By the numbers, Yank. the 45th was a Division, unless you are talking about, say a fighter squadron in the AF ( tended to go for three digit numbers, as did the Bomber formati…ons. TAC is Tactical Air Command ( formerly called fighter command or interceptor control) SAC- Strategic Air Command, Bombers also now Missiles and other globe-wreckers- but in World War II it was plain Bomber Command- after USAF was re-organized ( separate from the Ground Army_) formal division into SAC, TAC, etc took place. my guess the 45th was a division.
The 106th Infantry Division received its final training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, before being shipped directly to the front lines. Supposedly into a "Safe" area to complete… its training, it ended up being the location of Germany's final thrust, and became known as the "Battle of the Bulge". More than 8,000 casualties were suffered, with one entire regiment surrendering, in what would be come the largest surrender of US forces. Following the destruction of the German forces, the 106th was re-organized and guarded thousands of German POWs, along with other battle involvement.
In World War 2
In a typical US infantry division such as the 1st, there would be on average 25000, but up to 30000 if you include replacements at the ready. In a UK infantry division there …would be on average a lot less, approximately 15000, because as the war went on they got more and more spread out. Looking at an axis power such as Germany, in 1939 they had an impressive average of 40000 men with an average age of 23 per division. Near the end in mid 1945 it was less than 8000 men per division ranging from 12 year old girls and boys to 80 year old arthritic men.
In US in WW2
The 3rd Infantry Division. 531 days in combat. Made the Operation Torch landings in North Africa November 8, 1942, thus among the first US Army troops into the fight. Sicily a…s part of Patton's 7th Army. Southern Italy, Anzio. Part of the army that captured Rome, the first time Rome had been captured from the south in 2000 years. Made the "second D-Day" landings in southern France. Fought through the Vosges Mountains to the Rhine, the first time any army in recorded history had crossed the Vosges in winter, and the first time any army had crossed the Vosges at any time of the year when faced with resistance. Captured Munich and Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden in Austria, despite what you may have seen in "Band of Brothers" (the 101st Airborne arrived in Berchtesgaden after the 3rd ID had been ordered to move on). Audie Murphy and 36 other Medal of Honor men were 3rd ID soldiers (one of the Marine divisions was second on the list with 21). Well over 100 Distinguished Service Crosses, over 4800 Silver Stars, over 8100 Bronze Stars, numerous Presidential Unit Citations. The only American awarded the Italian Military Cross. The entire division is authorized to wear the fourragere of the French Croix de Guerre. Far more men killed and wounded than any other US division, Army or Marine, a function of the length of time spent in combat and the severity of the action. The division's second wartime commander, Lucian Truscott, ended the war commanding the 5th Army. There were some other excellent US infantry divisions, such as the 1st, 4th, 9th 30th, and 45th, and others. The US had only about 65 infantry divisions for the entire war, and most saw no action before the Normandy landings. Some barely arrived in Europe before the war was over, and so had little chance to show what they might have evolved into as they became veteran formations. About 15 US infantry divisions fought in the Pacific, along with all six Marine divisions.
The address of the 45Th Infantry Division Museum is: 2145 Ne 36Th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111-5396
The phone number of the 45Th Infantry Division Museum is: 405-424-5313.
The web address of the 45Th Infantry Division Museum is: http://www.45thdivisionmuseum.com