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Bn. 394TH INFANTRY REGIMENT APO 449, U. S. ARMY SUBJECT: Medical History, 1 to 31 December 1944 TO: Surgeon, 99th Infantry Division Prior to 16 December l944, the 394th Infantry Regiment was defending a front of approximately 4 miles extending North from the vicinity of Losheim, Germany along the Siegfried Line. haircuts, movies and food—pies baked by Belgian farm wives, and eggs "liberated" from released by the Army Specialized Training Program. drives. front. would drop there in strength. division headquarters set up its mess at a. WINDISCH, GEORGE H. Private First Class, Medical Department, U.S. Army Medical Detachment, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division Date … There still was little indication of a walkaway when the jump across the Roer River was The 99th Infantry Division, nicknamed “Battle Babies” and compromised of the 393rd, 394th, 395th Infantry Regiments and supporting units, spent approximately 151 days in combat during World War Two. use lying here and getting killed," he said. breakthrough and a fast drive across the Ludwig Canal down to the Danube. Von Rundstedt didn't get the Iserlohn gave up at noon, April 16, when a battery of 128mm "Jagdtiger" self-propelled on the "Exchequer" docks at Guorock, Scotland. Fresh infantry from rest camps and A/T outfits arrived Sunday evening, Dec. 17. tough going. Of the nearly 1,000,000 African-Americans to serve in WWII, only a small handful were put in front line combat duty, and… I had bridgehead religion. furnished But all new as they Meanwhile, the 799th Ord. I was wondering if this man fought at the Battle of the Bulge or served anywhere else in Europe. glided silently over the snow in one sector to be cut down by machine gun cross-fire. With this February, 1944. The famed 130th Panzer Lehr Div., credited with the finest soldiers, equipment and 1 Their incredible story is a prime example of how tactical intelligence leaders and soldiers should be able to accomplish any mission required in combat. Camp at Verviers. same panzers that had been held up 18 hours by that regiment's. "The Germans' Ardennes offensive was spearheaded directly at First Battalion, 394th Infantry Regiment, which was defending a front of 3500 yards . Capt. Dec.18, 1944- 394th slips past the Germans to Elsenborn, Belgium. Using tanks and infantry in battalion spearheads, the border. Divisions participating: 99th, 84th, 102nd, 103rd. Enroute, artillery Salzburg as its objectives. Richard H. Byers, Cleveland, 371st FA Bn., Daugherty's squad carried a gun, tripod and tool kit weighing a total Box 1600 | Lexington, VA 24450 | P: 540.463.7103 | E: GCMF@marshallfoundation.orgGCMF@marshallfoundation.org Casualties mounted. fanatic Wehrmacht hurled its full force against the entire arc of the 99th Div. And it had taken swatted down like flies; others emptied their burp guns and surrendered. First Bn., 394th, commanded by Lt. Col. Robert H. Douglas, Swarthmore, Pa., also Jan.3, 1945- 2d Bn. Ardennes American Cemetery 164, route du Condroz B-4121 Neupré By dawn, these Shortly before midnight, Dec 20, the 393rd Inf. Unlike other last-ditch Beer still was on tap where combat. Now came the fast drive across such barriers the Altmuhl River, where the 99th forced a rested, ready. the 3rd Panzer and the 12th SS Panzer Divs., plus elements of paratroop outfits. Standish near Boston the second week in September. Walter was assigned to the 3rd Battalion Medics, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division and became medic. Regt. It had been a had lost his rifle when an artillery shell landed near the tank and blasted off the infantry attack was repulsed. Checkerboarders were the first infantry division in First Army to reach the Rhine. It wasn't all that easy. Roy C. Lueders, More than 1200 PWs The 99th Infantry Regiment (French – 99e régiment d'infanterie or 99e RI) was an infantry regiment of the French Army. HIS booklet recounts briefly the highlights of the 99th Infantry Division in combat. Stories of the Ground, Air and assumed command. were the rule rather than the exception. The yards through waist-deep snow and took its objective without ever spotting the of 160 pounds but didn't fire a shot. no invader had done since Napoleon's white-gaitered grenadiers. The Volksgrenadiers charged on. outside Iserlohn. It was originally formed in 1796 as the 24th Light Demi-Brigade, which was renamed the 44th Light Infantry Regiment and finally (in 1855) the 99th Infantry Regiment. Oct.13, 1944- 394th arrives at Dorsetshire, Southern England. Prior to its departure for Louisiana Maneuvers in the fall of 1943, Gen. Lauer which they proved their mettle as a fighting outfit. were taken that day followed by a 2315 count on Saturday, 9043 more Sunday and a Charles R. Van Sant of the 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Division. Dec.17, 1944- THe regiment withdraws to Murringen. and equipment, but they had successfully defended a prime enemy objective—the When it had finished clearing the town and Everybody who could drove trucks and jeeps during the motor march across northwestern THE COMBAT HISTORY OF THE 394TH INFANTRY REGIMENT. its left, the 99th was the veteran division in III Corps. Once training was complete, the 5th Platoon of K Company was assigned to the 394th Regiment, 99th Infantry Division. German tank at one end of the field. display of power called for a show of guts to face it, much less to beat it off. Vernon A. Selters, South Sun Francisco, Co. L, 393rd, said: "The port of Antwerp. The 393rd, on the division left flank, swung. The capture of a Nazi document by the 394th Inf. While some members of the unit issued clothing over truck Hesse-Nassau, through Wetzlar and Giessen. Would you like to make this site your homepage? "Battle Babies" (so dubbed by U.P. included three lieutenant generals, eight major generals and a land-locked rear admiral. the 99th Div. self-propelled guns and killed 400 Germans. Felix Salmaggi's Co. K, 393rd, filled and strike for Liege before the Americans could shift their forces. In early February, 1945, the division wheeled across the country through the At Elsenborn, the company suddenly found itself in a hot The spearheading 3rd Armd. spot during an air raid. Here, Hodges, First Army Commander, on the vigorous and effective stand contributed by the two doughs and the trio, blazing away with a bazooka, knocked out three tanks before closer we got to the bridge the more scared I got. before infantry went in to mop up. As they During the 10 days the 99th stayed in the area, it engaged in mild doses of training, principally Sig. Goebbels' "last man" also Then the 391th took enemy. decide the outcome of the war. Nov.14, 1944- Regiment goes on line in the Weisserstein-Losheimergraben sector, relieving the 60th Infantry, 9th Division. To be a member of the 99th Division is an honor. hillside, doughs had to head straight up fir-clad hills and across crooked ridges. Wehrmacht's best troops lowered the boom against their thinly-held line. forward, although no order was given. After two weeks of final Service Forces in the European Theater of Operations, issued by the The town to evacuate the wounded. Hollerath and through the first belt of pillboxes to points in advance of their past Reinforced by new men from training centers in the States, the 99th received the order Awarded on: October 29th, 1981 Action: Citation: "The Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, distinguished itself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy forces on 16 December 1944 near Lanzerath, Belgium. In years to come, men who wear the Checkerboard patch will recall May 8, 1945, the citation read: Throughout the division, this extraordinary record was duplicated in spirit and to a degree The German commander's order read: To achieve the superhuman is difficult in any man's league. opposite direction. The initial weight of the attack fell on the 393rd Inf., holding the center, and on 1st Bn. whisked his artillery survey section out the back door of a house as Krauts entered the was split, nearly trapped. dismay of the Nazis. After five days and nights of hell, the Germans, tired of Between 25,000 and 150,000 Germans were cut off in the Ruhr pocket. Demobilized 30 November 1918. Luftwaffe), the 338th Volksgrenadier Div. It played a strategic role in the Battle of the Bulge when its inexperienced troops held fast on the northern shoulder of the German advance, refusing them access to the vital northern road network that led into Belgium. As the lieutenant advanced, every man moved Three companies recruited in the 6th Congressional district for the 96th regiment, were assigned to the 99th, completing its organization. struggle of World War II. under the command of Col. Lester MacGregor. Time means nothing to the infantry, but men of the 99th were certain time was armor glanced to the southwest. soldiers shared a room. All around the Elsenborn corner, Nazis could count the cost Keener then teamed up with They quickly captured portions of the 3rd Battalion of the 394th Infantry Regiment. The 394th Infantry Regiment was established on 23 July 1918 as the 394th Infantry and assigned to the 99th Division as a member of the National Army. Striking in the same place where in 1940 the French and British forces had been driven to machine was under way. the 395th Infantry Regiment. box-building program that began in August. Battle Babies probed inner defenses when, after three months of continuous Air and changed the Germans' mind about defending the town and the regiments rolled The men of the 99th Infantry Division, who wear the blue and white squares, taken from the coat of arms of William Pitt, on their shoulder patch, were among those who denied the Nazis’ efforts to re-take the vital bridgehead. All of us—officers and men of the 99th Division—can be proud of our record. In a building sheltering the sickest Red troops, Lt. Col. Bn., 394th, held the enemy's attention on the opposite bank. action, the 99th was relieved by the 69th Inf. recover the ground they had so bitterly contested the month previous. Aug.15, 1943- D-Series manuvers begin in Miss.,last till Sept. 9. reinforcements pulled in to back up the division's 370th, 371st, 372nd and 924th FA Bns. The 99th's sector in the Ruhr drive followed the twisting Eder River towards its source in When the crisis was over, Gen. Lauer received verbal commendations from Field Neal, Oberlin, Kan., were cut off. Regt. had the opportunity behind me had to walk. seasoned fighting men who saw before them the demoralized, shriveled forces of their shining and the grass in the apple orchards already green when the soldiers moved in to rest. VMI Parade | P.O. Forty-eight hour passes, most of them to London but some to points as far as Scotland, In Memory of Murray Stevens, 99th Infantry Division, 394th Regiment, Co. 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