In Death's Dark Shadow - A Soldier's Story by Cleve Barkley The division participated in the Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and the Central Europe Campaigns of World War Two. Note: Yahoo and yahoogroups require you to become a member at yahoo.com before you can view their sites. This city became a meeting point between invading armies from east and from west. Swift, Texas on July 22, 1945. The Division suffered 3,031 killed in action and 12,785 wounded in action during the war. 702nd Ordnance Company 2nd Quartermaster Company After two and half months of combat, the Normandy Campaign was finally over for the men of the 2nd Infantry Division. http://www.manchu.org/regiment/association.htm, If you desire to purchase any cloth patches of the U.S. 9th Infantry Regiment you can contact the 9th Infantry (Manchu) Regiment Association. Just go to the site at Last days of war spent moving across Czechoslovakia, halting at Pilsen Company Commander by Charles B. MacDonald interesting interviews on the Malmedy Massacre (Paperback - 2005) It is a great place for members to communicate with one another. It's a message board kind of site where you can ask questions and submit queries. Troops Block Northern German Advances December 1944 (Paperback - 2001) Division was located at Camp BLV AND CAMP WALLY during the years of at least 1968-1970. They also have belt buckles and decals and other cool stuff for sale. Interrogation Prisoner of War Team No. Throughout this Battle of the Bulge the 2d Infantry Division held fast, preventing the enemy from seizing key roads leading to the cities of Liege and Antwerp. In Death's Dark Shadow - A Soldier's Story by Cleve Barkley The Second Infantry Division arrived back home at Ft. Detachment "I", 165th Signal Photo Company Air Support Party, IX Tactical Air Command 2nd Infantry Division Artillery There it spent ten months undergoing extensive training. Assigned to Fort Douglas, Utah, 5 June 1922 to Summer 1940. Resuming the offensive on 6 February, 1945, the division joined the race to annihilate the fleeing Wehrmacht. Note: my father, Staff Sergeant Hanford Maurice Rice, was in Charlie Company (First Battalion) of the U.S. 9th Infantry Regiment (9IR) during World War Two. As part of the build up for operation Overload, the Normandy invasion, the 2d Infantry Division was transferred from fort Sam Houston to Ireland in October, 1943. Battleground by John Toland (printed in 1959) War by Floyd Kornegay The Second Infantry Division arrived back home at Ft. The U.S. 9th Infantry Regiment (9IR) Interrogation Prisoner of War Team No. Division was located at Camp BLV AND CAMP WALLY during the years of at least 1968-1970. Troops Block Northern German Advances December 1944 (Paperback - 2001) You can find them at: Swift, Texas on July 22, 1945. 462nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion 2nd Counterintelligence Corps Detachment 2nd Military Police Platoon 2nd Infantry Division Band The 42nd division had arrived in france only a week before and was just becoming acclimated to combat the 222nd infantry had effectively stopped the german breakthrough, established a line along the german the unit's history summed up the action: Shipped to Europe as a replacement, he took command of Company I, 23rd Infantry in early September of 1944. Once mop up operations were complete in the Normandy region, the division turned west and plunged headlong across France. From positions around St. Vith, Belgium, the Second was ordered, on 11 December, 1944, to attack and seize the Roer River dams. 27 Interrogation Prisoner of War Team No. The Second Infantry Division arrived back home at Ft. Resuming the offensive on 6 February, 1945, the division joined the race to annihilate the fleeing Wehrmacht. The Battle of the Bulge: The Losheim Gap Doorway to the Meuse by Hans J. Wijers The Division suffered 3,031 killed in action and 12,785 wounded in action during the war. The second 38th Infantry was first established on 28 July 1866, as part of the Regular Army, one of six segregated, all-black regiments created following the Civil War. WORLD WAR II (1941 – 1945) Battle Legacy: Swift, Texas on July 22, 1945. Detachment "I", 165th Signal Photo Company Air Support Party, IX Tactical Air Command 462nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion 2nd Counterintelligence Corps Detachment Throughout this Battle of the Bulge the 2d Infantry Division held fast, preventing the enemy from seizing key roads leading to the cities of Liege and Antwerp. 462nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion 2nd Counterintelligence Corps Detachment Shipped to Europe as a replacement, he took command of Company I, 23rd Infantry in early September of 1944. Inactivated 16 December 1986 in South Korea and relieved from assignment to the 2d Infantry Division, Headquarters transferred 28 August 1987 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Benning, Georgia, Battalion redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Headquarters inactivated 27 April 2006 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and withdrawn from the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Battalion assigned 1 June 2006 to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington and Battalion inactivated 16 March 2014, Battalion assigned 17 March 2014 to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Carson, Colorado, World War I : Aisne; Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Champagne 1918, World War II: Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe, Korean War: UN Defensive; UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953, Operation Iraqi Freedom : OIF V, Served in Baghdad and Baqouba, Operation Iraqi Freedom : OIF VII, Abu Ghraib, Operation Enduring Freedom: OEF '12-'13, Panjwai Valley, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War I for MARNE RIVER, French Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star, World War II for BREST, Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes, Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at Elsenborn Crest, This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 05:22. Interrogation Prisoner of War Team No. 8 Division Order of Battle in WW II: THIS booklet contains a sketch of our 2nd Infantry Division during its first five months of active operation in World War II. Units Attached Throughout Combat: BATTALION-LEVEL OFFICERS OF THE 38TH ARMORED INFANTRY BATTALION: Commanding Officers (CO's) Col. George H. Molony (1942? 10 months training as part of Operation Overload, the Normandy invasion Battleground by John Toland (printed in 1959) 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion 2nd Medical Battalion Division held key roads leading to Liege and Antwerp during Battle of the Bulge Major General Walter M. Robertson, commanding the 2nd Infantry Division, lent his cooperation to the preparation of the pamphlet, and basic material was supplied to the editors by his staff. Queries about any vet who fought in the 2ID (during WW2 only) are welcome there, as well. In Death's Dark Shadow - A Soldier's Story by Cleve Barkley Units Attached Throughout Combat: He was in command of Company I in an action during the Battle of the Bulge in which the 3rd Battalion received the Presidential Unit Citation. 12th Field Artillery Battalion (155 Mm) 15th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Mm) The U.S. 38th Infantry Regiment (38IR) It is a great place for members to communicate with one another. The Second Infantry Division arrived back home at Ft. 741st Tank Battalion by Al Heintzleman Transferred from the First Army to Patton’s Third Army, the Indianheads spent their last days of the European War in a dash across Czechoslovakia, finally halting in the town of Pilsen. (National Archives) American soldiers of Company G, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, U.S. Company Commander by Charles B. MacDonald Military Intelligence Interpreter Team Company A, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division: 11/30/1950: North Korea: 5/7/2015: Pfc. Arguably the greatest parade in city history, the World War II victory parade on Sept. 9, 1945, drew a record 500,000 spectators to cry and cheer for Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright, still extremely malnourished from three years in Japanese prison camps. While other units were stalled by the determined German resistance to the west, the Indianheads blasted through the hedgerows of Normandy. 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion 2nd Medical Battalion flank of our second division at that time in Normandy. (2nd Battalion of the 38th Infantry Regiment), Company Commander by Charles B. MacDonald 12th Field Artillery Battalion (155 Mm) 15th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Mm) See more ideas about infantry, regiment, military heroes. 4th Infantry Division 8th 12th 22nd. While other units were stalled by the determined German resistance to the west, the Indianheads blasted through the hedgerows of Normandy. 741st Tank Battalion by Al Heintzleman after the war. Resuming the offensive on 6 February, 1945, the division joined the race to annihilate the fleeing Wehrmacht. 2nd Infantry Division Artillery 2nd Infantry Division Artillery It was in Pilsen that the soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division first met their Soviet allies who represented the forces of communism that they would face so often in the future, no longer as allies. Met Soviet allies in Pilsen He was in command of Company I in an action during the Battle of the Bulge in which the 3rd Battalion received the Presidential Unit Citation. The Second Infantry Division arrived back … Troops Block Northern German Advances December 1944 (Paperback - 2001) The division participated in the Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and the Central Europe Campaigns of World War Two. Photo Interpretation Team No. There were 3 infantry regiments assigned to the 2ID during World War 2: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Friends_of_US_2nd_Infantry_Division_WWII While other units were stalled by the determined German resistance to the west, the Indianheads blasted through the hedgerows of Normandy. Military Intelligence Interpreter Team Cover; Table of Contents; Foreward; Marseille; To the the Battle Area; The Vosges Mountains; Pushing through the Vosges; Crossing the La Plaine; Pursuit Through the Vosges; Drive Toward Bitche; Comments: An exceptional self-published history of the American actions blocking the German army's northward advance in the Battle of the Bulge; 28 Resuming the offensive on 6 February, 1945, the division joined the race to annihilate the fleeing Wehrmacht. On 7 June, 1944, D-Day + 1, the division stormed ashore at bloody Omaha Beach. German offensive in the Ardennes. 3rd Infantry Division 7th 15th 30th. after D-Day. The Battle of the Bulge: Seize the Bridges by Hans J. Wijers and Elmer S. McKay The booklet describes the history of the regiment from formation through V-E Day, and list key regimental personnel during WWII. While there you might want to view some photos or read some messages there pertaining to the 2ID during WW2. Met Soviet allies in Pilsen 25 8 From positions around St. Vith, Belgium, sized Roer River Dam on December 11, 1944 Membership is free. ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 703-584-1501 Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, He wrote a diary of his experiences that I share online as well as some divisional and regimental history that I have copied from the official histories: Military Intelligence Interpreter Team Headquarters Special Troops, Headquarters Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Troop 2nd Signal Company Detachment "I", 165th Signal Photo Company Air Support Party, IX Tactical Air Command Last days of war spent moving across Czechoslovakia, halting at Pilsen On 7 June, 1944, D-Day + 1, the division stormed ashore at bloody Omaha Beach. Eugene L. Erickson: U.S. Army Company B, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 5/18/1951: North Korea 4/13/2015: Cpl. I know This city became a meeting point between invading armies from east and from west. Co. A 2/38th Infantry Regiment , 2nd Inf. 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