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Activated on Jun 1 1940 as the 4th Division and at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Division was reorganized as 4th Division (Motorized) on Aug 1 1940 then as 4th Motorized Division in Jul 11 1941. It moved then to Dry Prong Louisiana, on Aug 1 1941 for the IV Corps Louisiana Maneuvers and returned to Fort Benning Aug 27 1941. It moved to Fort Jackson South Carolina Oct 30 1941 for the First Army Carolina Maneuvers and was sent back to Fort Benning on Dec 3 1941. On Dec 29, the 4th Division arrived at Camp Gordon, Georgia and, finally, went to Carolina Maneuver Area on Jul 7 1942. The 4th Division returned to Camp Gordon on Aug 31 1942 and moved to Fort Dix, New Jersey on Apr 12 1943 where it was re-designated to 4th Infantry Division on Aug 4 1943. Sent, then, to Camp Gordon Johnston, Florida on Sep 19 1943 for the III Corps Carrabelle Maneuvers the 4th was sent to Fort Jackson South Carolina on Dec 1 1943 and staged at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey on Jan 4 1944 until departed New York POE on Jan 18 1944. The Division landed in England on Jan 26 1944 and was ready to start fighting

4th Infantry Division – Casualties

Killed in Action : 4488
Wounded in Action : 16985
Missing in Action : 860
Captured : 121
Battle Casualties : 22454
Non-Battle Casualties : 13091
Total Casualties : 35545


Commanding Officers – 4th Infantry Division

– Maj Gen Walter E. Prosser : Jun 1940 – Oct 1940
– Maj Gen Lloyd R. Fredendall : Oct 1940 – Aug 1941
– Maj Gen Oscar W. Griswold : Aug 1941 – Oct 1941
– Maj Gen Harold R. Bull : Oct 1941 – Dec 1941
– Maj Gen Terry de la Mesa Allen : Dec 1941 – Jan 1942
– Maj Gen Fred C. Wallace : Jan 1942 – Jan 1944
– Maj Gen Raymond O. Barton : Jan 1944 – Sep 1944
– Brig Gen Harold W. Blakeley : Sep 1944 – Sep 1944
– Maj Gen Harold R. Bull : Sep 1944 – Sep 1944
– Brig Gen James A. Van Fleet : Sep 1944 – Oct 1944
– Maj Gen Raymond O. Barton : Oct 1944 – Dec 1944
– Brig Gen Harold W. Blakeley : Dec 1944 – Mar 1945
– Maj Gen Harold W. Blakeley : Mar 1945 – Now 1945
– Maj Gen George P. Hays : Nov 1945

Assistant Division Commander

Brig Gen Henry A. Barber – 28 Jan 1944
Col George A. Taylor – 9 Jul 1944
Brig Gen George A. Taylor – 1 Aug 1944
Brig Gen James A. Van Fleet – 19 Sep 1944
Col James S. Rodwell – 10 Oct 1944
Brig Gen James S. Rodwell – 7 Dec 1944

Artillery Commander

Brig Gen Harold W. Blakeley – 28 Jan 1944
Col Richard T. Guthrie – 28 Dec 1944

Chief of Staff

Col James S. Rodwell – 28 Jan 1944
Lt Col Richard S. Marr – 2 Jul 1944
Col Richard S. Marr – 28 Jul 1944

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

Maj William E. Walkup – 28 Jan 1944
Lt Col Garlen R. Bryant – 15 Mar 1944

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

Lt Col Harry F. Hansen – 28 Jan 1944

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

Lt Col Orlando C. Troxel, Jr. – 28 Jan 1944
Maj David B. Goodwin – 13 Jun 1944
Lt Col David B. Goodwin – 16 Jul 1944
Maj John L. Delaney – 31 Aug 1944
Lt Col John L. Delaney – 27 Sep 1944
Lt Col Dee W. Stone – 10 Apr 1945

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

Lt Col Richard S. Marr – 28 Jan 1944
Maj Guy O. Deyoung, Jr. – 2 Jul 1944
Lt Col Guy O. Deyoung, Jr. – 20 Oct 1944

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

Maj Philip A. Hart, Jr. – 10 Apr 1944
Lt Col Dee W. Stone – 31 May 1944

Adjutant General

Lt Col Garlen R. Bryant – 28 Jan 1944
Maj George H. Garde – 15 May 1944
Maj Frank C. Castagnetto – 28 Aug 1944
Lt Col Frank C. Castagnetto – 28 Sep 1944

Commanding Officer, 8th Infantry

Col James A. Van Fleet – 28 Jan 1944
Col James S. Rodwell – 2 Jul 1944
Col Richard G. McKee – 22 Sep 1944

Commanding Officer, 12th Infantry

Col Russell P. Reeder, Jr. – 28 Jan 1944
Col James S. Luckett – 11 Jun 1944
Col Robert H. Chance – 21 Nov 1944

Commanding Officer, 22d Infantry

Col Hervey A. Tribolet – 28 Jan 1944
Col Robert T. Foster – 26 Jun 1944
Col Charles T. Lanham – 19 Jul 1944
Lt Col John F. Ruggles – 3 Mar 1945
Col John F. Ruggles – 22 Apr 1945

Order of Battle – 4th Infantry Division – 1944

Headquarters Company
8th Infantry Regiment
12th Infantry Regiment
22nd Infantry Regiment
4th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)
4th Engineer Combat Battalion
4th Medical Battalion
4th Division Artillery
29th Field Artillery Battalion (105 MM Howitzer)
42nd Field Artillery Battalion (105 MM Howitzer)
44th Field Artillery Battalion (105 MM Howitzer)
20th Field Artillery Battalion (155 MM Howitzer)
Special Troops
704th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
4th Quartermaster Company
4th Signal Company
Military Police Platoon
Band

4th Infantry Division – Attachments
Antiaircraft Artillery
– 377th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) : 14 Jun 44 – 22 Mar 45
– Btry B, 453d AAA AW Bn (Mbl) : 18 Jun – 3 Jul 44
– 129th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) : 9 Jul 44 – 10 Jul 44
– Btry D, 129th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) : 11 Jul 44 – 15 Jul 44
– 377th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) : 23 Mar 45 – 27 Mar 45
– 377th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) : 6 Apr 45 – 9 May 45

Armored
– 899th Tk Bn (- 1 co) : 7 Jun 44 – 8 Jun 44
– Task Force Barber (6th Armd Gp) : 9 Jun 44 – 12 Jun 44
– 70th Tk Bn (- Co C) : 9 Jun 44 – 13 Jun 44
– 70th Tk Bn (- 1 plat) : 13 Jun 44 – 16 Jun 44
– 899th Tk Bn (- 1 co) : 14 Jun 44 – 28 Jun 44
– 70th Tk Bn : 18 Jun 44 – 16 Jul 44
– 70th Tk Bn : 10 Jul 44 – 10 Mar 45
– CC Boudinot (3d Armd Div) : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– 33d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div) : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– 36th Armd Inf (- 3d Bn) (3d Armd Div) : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– 391st Armd FA Bn (3d Armd Div) : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– 83d Armd Rcn Bn (3d Armd Div) : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– Cos B&D, 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd Div) : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– 87th Armd FA Bn : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– Cos B&C (- 3d Plat), 703d TD Bn (SP) : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– Btry B, 413th AAA AW Bn (SP) : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– Btrys A&B, 486th AAA AW Bn (SP) : 30 Jul 44 – 5 Aug 44
– 759th Tk Bn : 11 Aug 44 – 21 Aug 44
– 3rd Armd Gp (- 741st Tk Bn) : 30 Aug 44 – 7 Sep 44
– CCA (5th Armd Div) : 2 Sep 44 – 3 Sep 44
– Co D, 10th Tk Bn (5th Armd Div) : 6 Oct 44 – 13 Oct 44
– Co C, 709th Tk Bn : 21 Nov 44 – 2 Dec 44
– CCA (5th Armd Div) : 29 Nov 44 – 12 Dec 44
– Co A, 19th Tk Bn (9th Armd Div) : 16 Dec 44 – 17 Dec 44
– Task Force Rhino : 7 Mar 45 – 10 Mar 45
– 70th Tk Bn : 20 Mar 45 – 21 Mar 45
– 70th Tk Bn : 27 Mar 45 – 9 May 45
– Co C, 772d Tk Bn : 9 Apr 45 – 18 Apr 45

Cavalry
– 4th Cav Gp : 16 Jun 44 – 17 Jun 44
– Co F, 24th Cav Rcn Sq : 16 Jun 44 – 29 Jun 44
– 4th Cav Rcn Sq : 11 Jul 44 – 15 Jul 44
– 4th Cav Rcn Sq : 29 Jul 44 – 31 Jul 44
– 4th Cav Rcn Sq : 13 Aug 44 – 14 Aug 44
– 38th Cav Rcn Sq : 23 Aug 44 – 25 Aug 44
– 102d Cav Gp : 23 Aug 44 – 25 Aug 44
– 102d Cav Gp : 5 Sep 44 – 6 Sep 44
– 102d Cav Gp : 10 Sep 44 – 17 Sep 44
– 38th Cav Rcn Sq : 17 Sep 44 – 27 Sep 44
– Tr B, 102d Cav Gp : 7 Oct 44 – 15 Oct 44
– 24th Cav Rcn Sq : 15 Nov 44 – 5 Dec 44
– Trs A&C, 89th Cav Rcn Sq (9th Armd Div) : 7 Dec 44 – 13 Dec 44
– 5th Rcn Tr (5th Div) : 21 Dec 44 – 24 Dec 44
– 101st Cav Gp : 31 Mar 45 – 7 Apr 45
– 101st Cav Rcn Sq : 31 Mar 45 – 7 Apr 45
– 116th Cav Rcn Sq : 31 Mar 45 – 7 Apr 45

Chemical
– 87th Cml Mort Bn : 8 Jun 44 – 11 Jun 44
– 87th Cml Mort Bn : 13 Jun 44 – 15 Jun 44
– Cos C&D, 87th Cml Mort Bn : 18 Jun 44 – 29 Jun 44
– Co D, 87th Cml Mort Bn : 4 Jul 44 – 15 Jul 44
– Co B, 87th Cml Mort Bn : 20 Jul 44 – 11 Aug 44
– Co B, 87th Cml Mort Bn : 14 Aug 44 – 25 Aug 44
– 81st Cml SG Co : 26 Aug 44 – 19 Sep 44
– Co C, 87th Cml Mort Bn : 10 Nov 44 – 3 Dec 44
– Co D, 87th Cml Mort Bn : 23 Nov 44 – 4 Dec 44
– Cos A&B, 91st Cml Mort Bn : 22 Dec 44 – 5 Jan 45
– Co A, 91st Cml Mort Bn : 11 Jan 45 – 27 Jan 45
– 99th Cml Mort Bn : 27 Mar 45 – 29 Mar 45
– 99th Cml Mort Bn (- 3 cos) : 30 Mar 45 – 31 Mar 45
– 99th Cml Mort Bn : 1 Mar 45 – 3 Apr 45
– Co C, 99th Cml Mort Bn : 3 Apr 45 – 19 Apr 45
– Co B, 99th Cml Mort Bn : 28 Apr 45 – 3 May 45

Engineer
– 15th Engr C Bn (9th Div) : 8 Aug 44 – 9 Aug 44
– 1121st Engr C Gp : 2 Sep 44 – 4 Sep 44
– Hq & Hq Co, 1121st Engr C Gp : 2 Sep 44 – 4 Sep 44
– 112th Engr C Bn : 2 Sep 44 – 4 Sep 44
– 146th Engr C Bn : 2 Sep 44 – 4 Sep 44
– 254th Engr C Bn : 2 Sep 44 – 4 Sep 44
– 996th Engr Treadway Br Co : 2 Sep 44 – 4 Sep 44
– 610th Engr Light Equip Co (- 1 plat) : 2 Sep 44 – 4 Sep 44
– 1 Br plat & Light Equipage Plat, 502d ELPC : 2 Sep 44 – 4 Sep 44
– 298th Engr C Bn : 10 Sep 44 – 15 Nov 44
– 294th Engr C Bn : 23 Nov 44 – 5 Dec 44
– 159th Engr C Bn : 16 Dec 44 – 23 Dec 44
– Co C, 63d Engr C Bn (44th Div) : 9 Apr 45 – 18 Apr 45

Field Artillery
– 13th FA Obsn Bn : 6 Jun 44 – 8 Jun 44
– Btry B, 980th FA Bn (155 Gun) : 6 Jun 44 – 8 Jun 44
– Btry B, 65th Armd FA Bn : 6 Jun 44 – 8 Jun 44
– 915th FA Bn (90th Div) (105 How) : 6 Jun 44 – 8 Jun 44
– Btry B, 980th FA Bn (155 Gun) : 14 Jun 44
– 183d FA Bn (155 How) : 18 Jun 44 – 21 Jun 44
– 183d FA Bn (155 How) : 23 Jun 44 – 24 Jun 44
– 951st FA Bn (155 How) : 6 Jun 44 – 9 Jul 44
– 951st FA Bn (155 How) : 27 Jun 44 – 28 Jul 44
– 690th FA Bn (105 How) : 29 Jul 44 – 1 Aug 44
– 26th FA Bn (9th Div) (105 How) : 7 Aug 44 – 9 Aug 44
– 18th FA Bn (105 How) : 11 Aug 44 – 13 Aug 44
– 196th FA Bn (105 How) : 11 Aug 44 – 13 Aug 44
– 183d FA Bn (155 How) : 12 Aug 44 – 17 Aug 44
– 186th FA Bn (155 How) : 26 Aug 44 – 31 Aug 44
– 190th FA Bn (155 Gun) : 30 Aug 44 – 31 Aug 44
– 17th FA Obsn Bn – 30 Aug 44 – 31 Aug 44
– 955th FA Bn (155 How) : 13 Sep 44 – 5 Oct 44
– 987th FA Bn (- 1 btry) (155 Gun) : 7 Oct 44 – 28 Oct 44
– 196th FA Bn (105 How) : 13 Oct 44 – 23 Oct 44
– Hq & Hq Btry, 188th FA Gp : 8 Now 44 – 11 Nov 44
– 196th FA Bn (105 How) : 9 Nov 44 – 2 Dec 44
– 172d FA Bn (4.5″ Gun) : 9 Nov 44 – 4 Dec 44
– 951st FA Bn (155 How) : 9 Nov 44 – 4 Dec 44
– 981st FA Bn (155 Gun) : 9 Nov 44 – 4 Dec 44
– Btry B, 285th FA Obsn Bn : 9 Nov 44 – 4 Dec 44
– Btry C, 559th FA Bn (155 Gun) : 7 Dec 44 – 8 Dec 44
– 442d FA Gp : 9 Dec 44 – 22 Dec 44
– 81st FA Bn (155 How) : 9 Dec 44 – 22 Dec 44
– 174th FA Bn (155 Gun) : 9 Dec 44 – 22 Dec 44
– 2 btrys, 285th FA Obsn Bn : 16 Dec 44 – 17 Dec 44
– 290th FA Bn : 18 Dec 44 – 21 Dec 44
– Hq & Hq Btry, 285th FA Bn : 18 Dec 44 – 22 Dec 44
– 66th Armd FA Bn (4th Armd Div) : 12 Dec 44 – 30 Jan 45
– 512th FA Bn (105 How) : 26 Jan 45
– 236th FA Bn : 26 Jan 45
– 752d FA Bn (155 How) : 27 Jan 45 – 11 Feb 45
– 58th Armd FA Bn : 27 Jan 45 – 11 Feb 45
– 66th Armd FA Bn (4th Armd Div) : 5 Feb 45 – 23 Feb 45
– 771st FA Bn (4.5″ Gun) : 27 Feb 45 – 4 Mar 45
– 58th Armd FA Bn : 27 Feb 45 – 5 Mar 45
– 257th FA Bn (155 How) : 27 Feb 45 – 6 Mar 45
– 177th FA Bn (155 How) : 6 Mar 45 – 10 Mar 45
– 522d FA Bn (105 How) : 30 Mar 45 – 9 Apr 45
– 686th FA Bn (155 How) : 30 Mar 45 – 9 Apr 45
– 220th FA Bn (44th Div) (105 How) : 9 Apr 45 – 18 Apr 45
– 217th FA Bn (44th Div) (105 How) : 13 Apr 45 – 18 Apr 45
– 522d FA Bn (105 How) : 20 Apr 45 – 24 Apr 45
– 630th FA Bn (8″ How) : 26 Apr 45
– 522d FA Bn (105 How) : 28 Apr 45 – 3 May 45
– 969th FA Bn (155 How) : 28 Apr 45 – 3 May 45

Infantry
– 359th Inf (- 2d Bn) (90th Div) : 1 Jun 44 -11 Jun 44
– 39th Inf (9th Div) : 11 Jun 44 – 15 Jun 44
– 26th CT (1st Div) : 29 Jul 44 – 30 Jul 44
– 2d Bn, 60th Inf (9th Div) : 1 Aug 44 – 25 Aug 44
– 39th CT (9th Div) : 7 Aug 44 – 9 Aug 44
– 2d Plat, 9th Rcn Tr (9th Div) : 7 Aug 44 – 9 Aug 44
– 1st Plat, 9th Engr C Bn : 7 Aug 44 – 9 Aug 44
– 2d Ranger Inf Bn : 11 Aug 44 – 13 Aug 44
– 5th Ranger Inf Bn : 11 Aug 44 – 13 Aug 44
– 99th Inf Bn (Non-Div) : 11 Aug – 13 Aug 44
– 330th CT (83d Div) : 3 Dec 44 – 7 Dec 44
– 323d FA Bn (83d Div) (105 How) – 3 Dec 44 – 7 Dec 44
– Co B, 308th Engr C Bn (83d Div) – 3 Dec 44 – 7 Dec 44
– Co C, 774th Tk Bn : 3 Dec 44 – 7 Dec 44
– 329th CT (83d Div) : 7 Dec 44 – 10 Dec 44
– 322d FA Bn (83d Div) (105 How) : 7 Dec 44 – 10 Dec 44
– Co B, 774th Tk Bn : 7 Dec 44 – 10 Dec 44
– Co C, 52d Armd Inf Bn (9th Armd Div) : 7 Dec 44 – 12 Dec 44
– 10th CT (5th Div) : 21 Dec 44 – 23 Dec 44
– 46th FA Bn (5th Div) (105 How) : 21 Dec 44 – 23 Dec 44
– Co B, 7th Engr C Bn (5th Div) : 21 Dec 44 – 23 Dec 44
– Co B, 737th Tk Bn : 21 Dec 44 – 23 Dec 44
– Co C, 808th TD Bn (SP) : 21 Dec 44 – 23 Dec 44
– 347th Inf (87th Div) : 14 Jan 45 – 16 Jan 45
– 346th Inf (87th Div) : 14 Jan 45 – 16 Jan 45
– 319th Inf (80th Div) : 25 Jan 45 – 26 Jan 45
– 318th CT (- 1st Bn) (80th Div) : 26 Jan 45 – 25 Feb 45
– 3d Bn, 317th Inf (80th Div) : 26 Jan 45 – 25 Feb 45
– 324th Inf (44th Div) : 9 Jan 45 – 18 Apr 45
– 506th Prcht Inf (101st Abn Div) : 2 May 45 – 3 May 45

Tank Destroyer
– Cos A&C, 899th TD Bn (SP) : 9 Jun 44 – 13 Jun 44
– 801st TD Bn (SP) : 13 Jun 44 – 8 Oct 44
– Co C, 634th TD Bn (SP) : 11 Jul 44 – 13 Jul 44
– Co C, 634th TD Bn (SP) : 23 Jul 44 – 13 Aug 44
– Co A, 899th TD Bn (SP) : 8 Aug 44 – 9 Aug 44
– 893d TD Bn (SP) : 23 Aug 44 – 29 Sep 44
– Co B, 893d TC Bn (SP) : 30 Sep 44 – 15 Oct 44
– Co C, 893d TC Bn (SP) : 1 Oct 44 – 13 Oct 44
– Co A, 893d TC Bn (SP) : 6 Oct 44 – 7 Oct 44
– 801st TD Bn (SP) (- Co B) : 9 Oct 44 – 15 Oct 44
– Co A, 893d TC Bn (SP) : 15 Oct 44
– Co C, 801st TD Bn (SP) : 22 Oct 44 – 29 Oct 44
– 801st TD Bn (SP) : 30 Oct 44 – 5 Nov 44
– 801st TD Bn (SP) : 6 Nov 44 – 8 Nov 44
– 803d TD Bn (SP) : 9 Nov 44 – 25 Dec 44
– 802d TD Bn (SP) : 9 Dec 44 – 27 Jan 45
– 610th TD Bn (SP) : 25 Jan 44 – 10 Mar 45
– 610th TD Bn (SP) : 17 Mar 44 – 9 May 45
– 776th TD Bn (SP) : 9 Apr 45 – 18 Apr 45

4th Infantry Division – Detachments
Cavalry
– 4th Rcn Tr – Task Force Welborn : 7 Aug 44

Engineer
– 4th Engr C Bn – Task Force Welborn : 7 Aug 44 -23 Aug 44

Field Artillery
– 4th Div Arty – 90th Div : 29 Jun 44 – 5 Jul 44

Infantry
– 22d CT – 2d Armd Div : 19 Jul 44 – 2 Aug 44
– 44th FA Bn – 2d Armd Div : 19 Jul 44 – 2 Aug 44
– 1 plat, Co C, 4th Engr C Bn – 2d Armd Div : 19 Jul 44 – 2 Aug 44
– 12th CT – 30th Div : 7 Aug 44 – 13 Aug 44
– 42d FA Bn – 30th Div : 7 Aug 44 – 13 Aug 44
– 8th CT – 9th Div : 10 Aug 44 – 11 Aug 44
– 29th FA Bn – 9th Div : 10 Aug 44 – 11 Aug 44
– 3d Bn, 8th Inf – 2d Armd Div : 11 Aug 44 – 14 Aug 44
– Co A, 12th Inf – V Corps : 13 Oct 44 – 22 Oct 44
– Co A, 12th Inf – V Corps : 25 Oct 44 – 7 Nov 44
– 4th Rcn Tr – V Corps : 25 Oct 44 – 5 Nov 44
– 12th CT – 28th Div : 7 Nov 44 – 10 Nov 44
– 42d FA Bn – 28th Div : 7 Nov 44 – 10 Nov 44
– 1 plat, Co B, 4th Engr C Bn – 28th Div : 7 Nov 44 – 10 Nov 44
– 22d Inf – 83d Div : 3 Dec 44 – 7 Dec 44
– 8th CT – 83d Div : 7 Dec 44 – 12 Dec 44
– 29th FA Bn – 83d Div : 7 Dec 44 – 12 Dec 44
– Co A, 4th Engr C Bn – 83d Div : 7 Dec 44 – 12 Dec 44
– 12th Inf – 87th Div : 9 Jan 45 – 18 Jan 45
– 3d Bn, 8th Inf – 5th Div : 15 Jan 45 – 17 Jan 45
– 1st & 2d Bns, 22d Inf – 12th Armd Div : 31 Mar 45 – 2 Apr 45

4th Infantry Division – Command Post Locations

1944
– 26 Jan – Tiverton (Collepriest House) – Devonshire – England
– 15 May – Southbrent – England
– 6 Jun – Utah Beach – Manche – France
– 6 Jun – Road U5 – Manche – France
– 6 Jun – Audouville-la-Hubert – Manche – France
– 8 Jun – Beuzeville-au-Plain – Manche – France
– 10 Jun – Le Bisson – Manche – France
– 20 Jun – Bois de Montebourg – Manche – France
– 20 Jun – La Tardiverie – Manche – France
– 24 Jun – Bois du Coudray – Manche – France
– 28 Jun – Chateau de Tourlaville – Manche – France
– 30 Jun – Gourbesville – Manche – France
– 5 Jul – Groult – Manche – France
– 6 Jul – Cantepie – Manche – France
– 8 Jul – Meautis – Manche – France
– 17 Jul – Lenauderie – Manche – France
– 20 Jul – Charlemenerie – Manche – France
– 26 Jul – La Couture – Manche – France
– 27 Jul – Bas Marais – Manche – France
– 29 Jul – Le Bourg – Manche – France
– 30 Jul – Chasse-Doriere – Manche – France
– 2 Aug – La Landerie – Manche – France
– 3 Aug – La Beltiere – Manche – France
– 5 Aug – Les Loges-sur-Brecey – Manche – France
– 9 Aug – Travigny – Manche – France
– 10 Aug – Buais – Manche – France
– 11 Aug – Le Teilleul – Manche – France
– 12 Aug – Nantrail – Mayenne – France
– 17 Aug – Rouairie – Orne – France
– 24 Aug – Ablis – Seine-et-Oise – France
– 24 Aug – Bruyere – Seine-et-Oise – France
– 25 Aug – Epinay-sur-Orge – Seine-et-Oise – France
– 27 Aug – Paris (Bois de Vincennes) – Seine – France
– 28 Aug – Montfermeil – Seine-et-Oise – France
– 30 Aug – Montge – Seine-et-Marne – France
– 30 Aug – Nanteuil-le-Haudoin – Oise – France
– 1 Sep – Villers-Cotterets – Aisne – France
– 1 Sep – Coeuvres-et-Valsery – Aisne – France
– 2 Sep – Nampcel – Oise – France
– 3 Sep – Urvillers – Aisne – France
– 5 Sep – Tremblois – Ardennes – France
– 6 Sep – Hargnies – Ardennes – France
– 7 Sep – Graide (vic) – Luxembourg – Belgium
– 8 Sep – Libin – Luxembourg – Belgium
– 9 Sep – St-Hubert (vic west) – Luxembourg – Belgium
– 10 Sep – Givroulle – Liege – Belgium
– 11 Sep – Beho – Liege – Belgium
– 13 Sep – Gruflange (vic east) – Liege – Belgium
– 13 Sep – Bois de St-Vith (1 mi north of Schlierbach) – Liege – Belgium
– 15 Sep – Auw – Rhineland – Germany
– 15 Sep – Schonberg – Liege – Belgium
– 4 Oct – Bullingen (vic southwest) – Liege – Belgium
– 7 Nov – Zweifall – Rhineland – Germany
– 8 Dec – Luxembourg – Luxembourg
– 27 Dec – Senningen – Luxembourg

1945
– 17 Jan – Heffingen – Luxembourg
– 22 Jan – Fels – Luxembourg
– 28 Jan – Trione – Luxembourg
– 28 Jan – Durler – Liege – Belgium
– 2 Feb – Lommersweiler – Liege – Belgium
– 4 Feb – Amelscheid – Liege – Belgium
– 7 Feb – Bleialf – Rhineland – Germany
– 4 Mar – Prum – Rhineland – Germany
– 6 Mar – Schwirzheim – Rhineland – Germany
– 13 Mar – Gerbevillers – Moselle – France
– 20 Mar – Batzendorf – Bas-Rhin – France
– 26 Mar – Mussbach – Wurttemberg – Germany
– 30 Mar – Heppenheim – Hessen – Germany
– 30 Mar – Beerfelden – Hessen – Germany
– 1 Apr – Walldurn – Baden – Germany
– 2 Apr – Tauberbischofsheim – Baden – Germany
– 3 Apr – Kirchheim – Bavaria – Germany
– 13 Apr – Rottingen – Wurttemberg – Germany
– 15 Apr – Creglingen – Wurttemberg – Germany
– 18 Apr – Rothenburg – Bavaria – Germany
– 20 Apr – Wettringen – Bavaria – Germany
– 21 Apr – Maria Kappel – Bavaria – Germany
– 22 Apr – Jagstzell – Bavaria – Germany
– 23 Apr – Huttlingen – Wurttemberg – Germany
– 24 Apr – Ober Kochen – Wurttemberg – Germany
– 25 Apr – Heidenheim – Wurttemberg – Germany
– 26 Apr – Aisingen – Bavaria – Germany
– 27 Apr – Horgau – Bavaria – Germany
– 28 Apr – Gross Aitingen – Bavaria – Germany
– 29 Apr – Egling – Bavaria – Germany
– 30 Apr – Ober Pfaffenhofen – Bavaria – Germany
– 1 May – Wolfratshausen – Bavaria – Germany
– 6 May – Amberg – Bavaria – Germany

4th Infantry Division Combat Narrative

The 4th Infantry Division, reinforced by the 359/90th ID, assaulted Utah Beach France with the 8th Inf Regt leading against light resistance 6 Jun 44. The 8th Inf reviewed the isolated 82nd A/B Div at Ste Mère-Eglise and countered several German attacks Jun 7 1944. The following day the division began its drive on the Cotentin Peninsula toward Cherbourg, and the 22nd Inf took Azeville Fort on Jun 9 1944 with naval gun support. The Division reached Cherbourg’s main defenses by Jun 21 1944 and on Jun 22 1944 began its assault with the 12th Inf Regt augmented by tank support. On Jun 25 1944 it breached the fortress-city and garrisoned it until relieved at the end of the month by the 101st A/B Div. The division then went south to participate in the general offensive in France.

On Jul 6 1944 it attacked toward Périers and participated in Operation Cobra breakout Jul 25 1944. The division sped south and took St Pois after a furious battle on Aug 5 1944, countered German attacks at Avranches and committed the 22nd Inf Regt in the Le Teilleu area. The division entered Paris with French army units Aug 25 1944.

On Sep 1 1944, riding on tanks of the 5th Armd Div’s CCA, the division pushed to Chauny and assembled near Mézières, moving forward from the Meuse River Sep 6 1944. On Sep 14 1944 it penetrated the West Wall in the Schnee Eifel, but the 12th Inf Regt was stopped after small gains over the next few days despite costly attacks. The 8th and 22nd Inf Regts also failed to take Brandscheid and the offensive halted Sep 17 1944 in the face of German counterattacks. Making slow progress through October, the division moved into the Zweitfall area and relieved the 28th Inf Div on Nov 6 1944. Fighting in the Huertgen Forest, the 12th Inf Regt was subjected to a strong German counter attack on Nov 10 1944 which cut off regimental elements until Nov 15 1944. The 8th and 22nd Inf Regts had a gap wedged between them in forest fighting which stopped the offensive Nov 19 1944. During rive costly days of combat in the Huertgen Forest the division had only gained 1 1/2 miles. Attacks were renewed Nov 22 1944 and the 12th Inf Regt finally closed the gap on Nov 28 1944. After severe fighting the 22nd Inf took Grosshau by frontal assault the following day. The 8th Inf reached the edge of Huertgen Forest Nov 30 1944 but failed in further advances, and on Dec 3 1944 the division was relieved by the 83rd Inf Div and moved to Luxembourg.

While in Luxembourg the division was subjected to the fury of the German Ardennes Counter offensive on Dec 16 1944. Despite heavy losses and the loss of several isolated components, it managed to hold its lines at Dickweiler and Osweiler. Reinforced by tanks, the 12th Inf Regt made several unsuccessful efforts to rescue trapped elements near Echternach. On Dec 22 1944 the division renewed attacks there which finally took the town Dec 27 1944.

On Jan 17 1945 the 87th Div took over the division’s zone along the Sauer from Echternach to Wasserbillig, releasing the division to seize the heights overlooking the Our and cross the river at Bettendorf on Jan 22 1945. It resumed the offensive Jan 29 and advanced into Germany Feb 1 1945, breaching the defenses of the West Wall along the Schnee Eifel near Brandscheid on Feb 4 1945. On Feb 9 1945 the division crossed the Pruem River with the 8th Inf Regt and stormed the town itself on Feb 12 1945. It then went onto the defensive Feb 11 1945 defending the river from Olzheim to Watzerath against counter attacks.
On Feb 28 1945 the division crossed the river in force but the 12th Inf Regt was only able to make negligible gains. Gondelsheim was finally taken on Mar 4 1945 and the division raced out of the Pruembridgehead behind the 11 th Armd Div. The 8th Inf reached the Honerath area by Mar 8 1945, and on Mar 30 1945 the division completed crossing the Rhine and followed behind 12th Armd Div, and was ferried across the Main at Ochenfuhrt Apr 2. The 12th and 22nd Inf Regts fought determined opposition up the wooded slopes in the Koenigshofen area, and the general offensive was resumed on Apr 10 1945. The drive toward Rothenburg started a day later and against strong German defenses but the city was taken by the 12th Inf on Apr 17 1945 as the 8th Inf reached Ansbach the same day. The division then moved north toward the Danube, and forward elements crossed it on Apr 25 1945. The 8th Inf established a bridgehead across the Lech at Schwabstadt Apr 27, and by the end of the month the 12th and 22nd Inf had reached the Isar River bridges at Miesbach. The division was relieved by the 101st A/B Div in that sector on 2 May 45. On 4 May 45 it was moved to Neumarkt for occupation duty under Third Army.



 

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