Consolidated 25 July 1869 with Company D, 26th Infantry and consolidated unit designated as Company D, 10th Infantry (10th Infantry assigned 5 July 1918 to the 14th Division; relieved in February 1919 from assignment to the 14th Division; assigned 24 March 1923 to the 5th Division [later redesignated as the 5th Infantry Division]) Inactivated 31 October 1929 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky Activated 1 October … Hello ,saw your post and would love to see pictures of your Father & newspaper if possible …My name is Kenny Love and an Army Veteran from the Cold War era …I served 3 years with the 5th Infantry Division from 86 -88 ,some of the last ” Red Devils” …I’m also a Member of The Society of the Fifth Division and help save the history of the Division….I would love the here your Father’s story and see his pictures …could also put his story in the Red Diamond paper that comes out …please feel free to contact me and any one else who would love to share their history …you can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org ….Hope everyone is doing well & happy …love to hear from everyone …Take care …. 8th Infantry Regiment. Does anyone have any info to share. units 45 times so that the companies were going to be familiar with the terrain. Any family members who would know have long passed. The previous picture showed you how the 2nd regiment was enroute to their destination. You honor all the Veterans of the war and provide a method for interested persons for information and a way to see the battlefields. The operations of the 11th Infantry on Christmas Day had forced considerable retraction in the southern flank of the 276th Volks Grenadier Division. My fathers injuries kept him out of combat until V-E when he returned to his unit in Passua Germany after recovering in England. By nightfall they had taken Hill 313 overlooking the road to Echternach and soldiers spent Christmas Eve in their foxholes. This page is dedicated to the veterans of the 5th Infantry Division. These soldiers were probably recovering from the battles they had just been in. The 10th regiment even changed their small front troop units 45 times so that the companies were going to be familiar with the terrain. After identification they are Friedrich Kuster (43) and Georg Maurer (19), an Austrian. Kenny Love , Sgt The 5th Division ended up driving wedge in the German Offensive. Company A of the 91st Chemical Battalion smoked Haller while the 3d Battalion, reinforced by ten Jumbo tanks from the 737th Tank Battalion, crossed the southern face of the village and attacked toward the Hardthof rise. Because there was a shortage of those suits, they had to be returned after the mission. *K054_94 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. Thank you for this wealth of information. The 5th Division was reactivated 16 October 1939, at Fort McClellan, Alabama as a "triangular" division, i.e. They lived in peace for a little 4 months. Melvin Wallace Dunn and two of his friends, Sgt. When the German machine-gun positions along the Sauer were pinned down by the soldiers who made it across, the rest of the 1st Battalion would cross the river. The engineers, however, came under heavy enemy machine-gun fire. Some stayed and some fled, but those who stayed had to live under German authority again until they were liberated by the 5th Infantry Division. Kompanie/GR 915 of the 352nd Volksgrenadier-Division’ Thanks to Roland Gaul, retired curator of the Diekirch Museum, who helped me getting information on this picture. So, what has this to do with the 5th Infantry Division? All we used were pilfered sheets! The center figure pointing at a caputured German garment is Frank deFeo’. Picture: Through heavy snow in the night, units of the 3rd Army, including the 5th Infantry Division, reached Luxembourg from the Saar in the afternoon of December 20th, 1944. The Battle of the Bulge was over. What was your wife’s grandfather’s name? Details about WWII 10th Infantry Regiment, Hq. They had to destroy known enemy positions in Bettendorf and bring in prisoners. For more detailed information click here! The 10th Regiment jumped off south of Michelshoff on December 21st and experienced one of their bloodiest fights of World War 2. Hi! 5th Infantry Division History The 5th Infantry Division was reactivated on 16 October 1939 at Fort McClellan, Alabama under the command of Brigadier General Campbell Hodges. I found this picture on the internet and I unexpectedly came across his name in the book. John Chichilla. My dad was captured at Echternach, Luxemborg in the beginning days of the battle. He was wounded on December 21st I believe. e both buried at Sandweiler cemetery in Luxembourg. form 53 also states he received victory medal, American theatre ribbon, European African middle eastern theatre ribbon w/3 binge battle stars, 1 overseas service bar and good conduct medal. These GIs, obviously amused, used civilian nightshirts over their uniform as a snow camouflage. In Foxhole Promises are the story of some veterans from K Company of the 10th Infantry Regiment. They are one of the many traces of war that share their own story of a war fought 72nd years ago. This time they would cross the Sauer river again, but this time between Bollendorf and Echternach to breach through the German West Wall here. Div. He is seen in the picture briefing the patrol. After capturing this village they moved up further north to close in on the 2nd regiment. He commanded an anti-tank gun unit and got a Bronze Star, that’s about all I know. He made it home but suffered nightmares for decades. Picture: ‘A soldier inspects an abandoned German 7,5 cm PAK 40 antitank gun at the edge of the Seitert Forest North-West of Diekirch. Company A of the 91st Chemical Battalion smoked Haller while the 3d Battalion, reinforced by ten Jumbo tanks from the 737th Tank Battalion, crossed the southern face of the village and attacked toward the Hardthof rise. I hear this infantry/company was The 3rd Army/ 5th. I am trying to find more information on my great uncle PFC John Damato, Company C, 10th Infantry who was wounded 1/22/45 in Bastendorf and DOW 1/26/45. After this rapid and successful advance, the tanks withdrew to help the 1st Battalion drive the enemy off the Hohwald northeast of Waldbillig. 9th Infantry Regiment. Remembers operations in Luxemburg. Contents include a detailed narrative of the units experiences during the war, illustrated, with some nice maps both to end pages and within the text. George Hall, both from the area of Beckley,WV. In conformance with the orders to follow the 7th Armored Division, the 5th Division commander, Maj. Gen. S. LeRoy Irwin, directed that the 2d Infantry follow CCA on the north, the 11th Infantry follow CCB on the south, and the 10th Infantry remain in division reserve. After their succesful pushback, the “Red Diamonds” were sent to take up positions south of Diekirch. David Naugher’s unit, Co. L, 11th Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, 3rd Army during December 1944 — February 1945. Lieutenant William Longpre was put in command and briefed the man. The snow was also gone, but it is related to the Diekirch crossings that I covered in the previous posts. Click on them below! 10th Infantry Regiment. Since September 1944 the civilians of Luxembourg were liberated. This was taken during a much-need rest after the Sauer river crossing operations and drive up to Putscheid. I am the author of Before Memories Fade. The Regiment's rich battle history and success in war directly correlates with its historically high-quality leadership which all started with the inspirational first commander of the regiment, COL Edmund Brooke Alexander. I’m looking for photos, or just any info on where and what they may have done in these for these campaigns. For the 2nd Infantry regiment, the crossings didn’t go to plan. During the attack on Putscheid. He was wounded at Normandy and Metz so I don’t know for sure if he was at the Bulge but I’m fairly certain he was since he said he was in Belgium and Luxembourg. Before Memories Fade: Memories of World War II; My Uncle and Men of the 10th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division. The guy looking at the Nebelwerfer is Pvt. The crossings for the 10th regiment went according to plan. three infantry regiments - the 2nd, 10th and 11th Regiments, with an authorized strength of approximately 15,000 officers and men. 5th Infantry Division – Red Diamond ... – “Hourglass Division” 8th Infantry Division Golden Arrow Division 9th Infantry Division – Old Reliables 10th Mountain Division 11th Airborne Division – Angels 12th Infantry Division – Philippine Division Hello G. Bowles, can you please tell me what company your wifes grandfather was in? About one platoon including Lt. Robert Neale, Company Commander, three platoon leaders and the forward observer for artillery were captured. The German Volks Werfer Bridage 22 had a battery of those projectors in position here that shelled the crossing sites of the Sûre river banks on January 18-20, 1945. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. *K054_61 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. The soldiers descend the “Haardt”. Before Memories Fade is a book that was written to remember Private First Class Melvin W. Dunn. There were two of those guns emplaced here that could fire – and possibly did high explosive shells at opposite “Goldknapp Hill” close to Erpeldange’ heights. This time they would cross the Sauer river again, but this time between Bollendorf and Echternach to breach through the German West Wall here. December 21 1944. It is The 11th's 3rd Bn occupied Hill 192 as 2nd Division reserve as the 2nd, 29th and 35th Divisions battered St Lo. The war ended for them on a cold, snowy Sunday, January 28th 1945.” Tomorrow that will be exactly 72 years ago. Haller itself fell to the reserve battalion, which at twilight sent a rifle company and tank platoon against the village. He was with the 4th Div, 12 Inf, Regt 44. Thanks, Chris. Still learning the military lingo/layout of disvions and units. My late father Lt. Thomas Browne was in the 10th Regiment, 5th Division was on patrol and wounded in Echternach- Christmas Day, 1944. A valuable history of the regiment, which served with the 5th Infantry Division during the war including combat in Normandy and throughout the ETO. close to Erpeldange’ heights. Click on the names below to read the different account of veterans of the 10th Regimet that fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The 5th Infantry Division belonged to Patton’s 3rd Army. by Melvin H. Dick. He belongs to the 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Divison. Trying to find locations of Sgt. Second lieutenant Nelson of I Company participated in one of those reconnaissance patrols. My father was in the 10th Infantry Regiment as well and he was wounded Christmas Day in Ecternanch, Luxembourg. Eventually the regiment crossed the Sauer river near Gilsdorf on January 18th. Any help concerning how to identify his unit or find corresponding records is appreciated. The division was disbanded in August 1918 and its assets distributed to other units. The Germans would simply not give up their access to it. The site includes photos, maps, daily staff journals, after action reports and more. Patton Across the Sauer Part 6. The division was formed on March 3, 1915, and organized over the next few weeks. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Well as I explained in the previous post, the 2nd Regiment of the division crossed the Sauer at Ingeldorf and several Battalions received fire from the already mentioned ‘Goldknap Hill’, north of Ingeldorf. The photo was taken in the Alexis-Heckstrasse in front of the entrance of the house K067_09 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. It was part of a wave of new infantry divisions formed in the spring of 1915. 11th Infantry Regiment. Nearly two hundred prisoners were rounded up from the 988th, the center regiment of the 276th Volks Grenadier Division. Through some luck and research I have been able to find a few men who fought with him in the 10th Regiment. For having put together a great resource for many. now camouflage due to a shortage of snow suits. I thought it would be interesting to put a Then & Now picture in this photo series. We can clearly see his shoulder patch from the 5th Division, a red diamond shape. Buried at Hamm, Luxembourg. If you know some members of the 10th INFANTRY REGIMENT not listed here, let me know I will add them. They then quickly disappeared across a blown-up bridge and left Bettendorf with the German captives. The colored sketch was done by a German P.O.W., Hans Grubr. I have heard bits and pieces of stories my father, Basil F Hall was involved in such an incident, possibly firing across a river. 28 December 1944. Your email address will not be published. Thanks, Katie Legg, Any help in information about my dad’s service time would be greatly appreciated. 5th Infantry Division The 5th Infantry Division was activated on 2 October 1939 under the command of Brigadier General Campbell Hodges. Bravo Battery 1/55 ADA (V) Picture: Allied convoy carrying soldiers, supplies and munitions, advances through snow-covered country and heads toward positions threatened by the German offensive. After the U.S. entry in World War II , it was sent to Iceland in 1942, under the command of Major General Cortlandt Parker to relieve British troops occupying this vital link on the Atlantic convoy routes. lanned the night before to reduce the stubborn resistance in front of its right flank. Cataloged by Controvich #3796, Dornbusch #1821. Second lieutenant Nelson of I Company participated in one of those reconnaissance patrols. My dad was in the same BN in the 2nd Reg, 5th I.D.. Do you know what company your father was in by any chance? 3rd Army, 5th Division, 10th Infantry Regiment, C Company. I assume that the convoy is heading to Diekirch for the Division to settle itself in the villages south of the Sauer river. ... 7th Infantry Regiment. After the platoon had divided up in the village a German sentry noticed the patrol and opened fire. The 2nd regiment crossed the same day at Ingeldorf. Colonel Black ordered the attack continued on the 26th, sending two battalions against what was left of the 987th and 988th Regiments. They used civilian nightshirts over their uniform as a snow camouflage due to a shortage of snow suits. The 10th Bavarian Infantry Division was a unit of the Royal Bavarian Army, part of the Imperial German Army, in World War I. He was suppose to be in Paris the day the battle started on R and R but waited a day to go with one of his buddies, what a mistake that was. He was a member of General George Patton’s 3rd Army, 5th Infantry Division and the 10th Regiment, C Company in World War II. There are several stories of soldiers from the 10th Infantry Regiment who fought here. KIA 28 Jan, 1945 at Putscheid, Luxembourg They are wearing a snow camouflage suit. He remained with his unit instead. It is located in a well camouflaged position, shrapnel proof walls, well dug in, and has a real pane of glass in the window. They had to cross over the high side of a draw leading into the town, exposing them to the enemy. On the other it states he served in Finland, Belgium, Holland and Germany. They were assigned to the 1st Brigade of the 6th Infantry Division (Arctic Light) and were specially trained in Arctic warfare. Photo: IWM, London. First time I hear about “snow suits” and their scarcity. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Reliving the Past: Battle of The Bulge – Hill 313, Battle of the Bulge | The Sauer River Crossings at Diekirch, The Battle of Berdorf, Luxembourg – Dec 26, 1944, Omaha Beach WWII Then & Now – 10 Epic Photographs. Phillip Clover and Pfc. Opposition was strong and the regiment couldn’t proceed along E29 until December 29th. I have not read all of the information on your site, but want to thank you for keeping the history of World War Two alive. I have been wondering for 50 years if the Red Diamonds were involved in a case if fatal friendly fire. The picture was taken in Diekirch after the area was liberated and safe. Patton Across the Sauer Part 5. At 3 AM, the 1st battalion would cross the Sauer to the west of Ingeldorf where engineers of the 7th Engineer Battalion would erect a footbridge. The marks on the jeep in front of the convoy suggests that it probably belonged to the 2nd Regiment of the 5th Division. Here it held daily patrolls to get familiar with the area. re then send to another part of the bulge. In World War I the allegedly impossible crossing of the Meuse River by the 60th Infantry Regiment was regarded by military experts as indicative of the skill possessed by … Created in May 1997. Diekirch, being so close to the frontline, was a place of joy and activities. He volunteered for the army in October 1940. *K048_21 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. not sure these would be of interest yo you but thought you might enjoy. ... Military Vet Shop Magnet US Army 5th Infantry Division Vietnam Combat Veteran with Ribbons Vinyl Magnet Car Fridge Locker Metal Decal 3.8" $7.95 $ 7. The leading company encountered the first of the enemy in the wooded ravine of the Hallerbach, well camouflaged in unorthodox positions facing both sides of the ravine so that the attackers found themselves receiving mortar, Werfer, and bullet fire from front and rear. In the previous pictures I explained how to 5th Infantry Division had the task of pushing the Germans back across the Sauer river. With the help of engineers, they were able to cross the Sauer and capture Diekirch. On January 28th the regiment ook Putscheid and pushed the Germans back across the border. Nearly two hundred prisoners were rounded up from the 988th, the center regiment of the 276th Volks Grenadier Division. Lying with his weapon in open country between the Sauer and the “Golknapp” hill and he fired constantly at the enemy machine-gun positions on the heights. The battle group had their white camouflage suits on, as seen in the picture of Nelson. Among the sixteen men who lost their lives that day were Pfc. The POWs were taken out of pillboxes on the German banks of the Sauer river. He passed away in 2012. Pfc. The 10th regiment, who crossed the Sauer River on the South-East side of Diekirch at Gilsdorf, went up to Bettendorf. The 5th division arrived on the line Bech – Consdorf – Breidweiler – Christnach on the 23rd of December. 5 Must-See Pictures of the 4th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of the Bulge | The Sauer River Crossings at Diekirch. 2/ 14th Golden Dragons – Vietnam Includes information about the 14th Infantry Regiment’s 2nd Battalion, from it’s arrival in Vietnam in 1966 as part of the 25th Infantry Division, to the present day as part of the 10th Mountain Division. Famous singers would perform here for the US troops that were resting in the Ardennes. Activated 2 Oct 39 Arrived UK 9 August 1943 Arrived Continent (D/33). They moved over the hump and were soon pinned down in front of the town by small arms, mortar and tanks or self-propelled guns. They then cleared another quarter and took some prisoners here. The first losses were a fact and several boats received direct hits from German mortar fire. West of the Müllerthal the 11th Infantry set out on the wheeling movement planned the night before to reduce the stubborn resistance in front of its right flank. All three regiments succeeded after 4 days of heavy fighting. 13th Infantry Regiment. The 11th reverted to 5th Division control on the 28th and moved over behind the 10th, as the 10th attacked Hill 183 in the lace of bitter resistance by enemy infantry and artillery. He died on January 21, 1945 in or near Diekirk. Interestingly, the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch has a wonderful display of some 5th Infantry Division medics. He was killed on February 11, 1945. After the Battles of the 5th Division near Hoscheid and Putscheid, the division was again ordered to take up positions near Echternach. They are one of the many traces of war that share their own story of a war fought 72nd years ago. Medics came to help and evacuated the wounded on improvised sleds. This way his own platoon was able to dorop back before the German defensive fire. Do you have any record of this. Katie Legg Hall. The mission had only lasted for 90 minutes without one casualty! I have a copy of a newspaper photo showing my father meeting his brother. For two weeks, between January 1st till the 17th 1945, they did reconnaissance patrols and crossings over the Sauer. Also, if you were able to track down a copy, there is a news article from Beckley, WV along with a photo of Basil meeting his brother, George Hall in Berlin. The 10th Regiment jumped off south of Michelshoff on December 21st and experienced one of their bloodiest fights of World War 2. May they all Rest in Peace. 1,425 likes. 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