106th INFANTRY DIVISION

 

"Golden Lion Division"

 

The division insignia is a golden lion's face on a blue background encircled by white and then red borders respectively. The blue represents the Infantry and the red, the supporting Artillery. The lion's face is indicative of strength and power.

 

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COMMAND AND STAFF

 

Commanding General

1 Nov 44 Maj. Gen. Alan W. Jones
22 Dec 44 Brig. Gen. Herbert T. Perrin
7 Feb 45 Maj. Gen. Donald A. Stroh

Assistant Division Commander

1 Nov 44 Brig. Gen. Herbert T. Perrin (Acting Commanding General 22 Dec 44-6 Feb 45)

Artillery Commander

1 Nov 44 Brig. Gen. L. T. McMahon

Chief of Staff

1 Nov 44 Col. William C. Baker

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

1 Nov 44 Lt. Col. Max Roadruck

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

1 Nov 44 Lt. Col. Robert P. Stout

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

1 Nov 44 Maj. Charlie A. Brock
16 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Charlie A. Brock
18 Feb 45 Lt. Col. John R. Kimmell, Jr.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

1 Nov 44 Lt. Col. M. S. Glatterer

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

12 Dec 44 Maj. J. John Miller
1 May 45 Lt. Col. J. John Miller

Adjutant General

1 Nov 44 Lt. Col. F. I. Agule

Commanding Officer, 422d Infantry*

1 Nov 44 Col. George L. Descheneux
5 Apr 45 Col. William B. Tuttle

Commanding Officer, 423d Infantry*

1 Nov 44 Lt. Col. William E. Long

Commanding Officer, 424th Infantry

1 Nov 44 Col. Alexander D. Reid
15 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Orville M. Hewitt
19 Jan 45 Col. John R. Jeter
14 Feb 45 Lt. Col. Robert H. Stumpf

 

* Forced to surrender during fighting in the Bulge 18-20 Dec 1944.

 

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STATISTICS

 

Chronology

Activated 15 March 1943
Arrived ETO 1 November 1944
Arrived Continent (D+173) 26 November 1944
Entered Combat 10 December 1944
Days in Combat 63

 

Casualties (Tentative)

Killed 462
Wounded 1,573
Missing 6,113
Captured 15
Battle Casualties 8,163
Non-Battle Casualties 2,508
Total Casualties 10,671
Percent of T/O Strength 75.7

 

Campaigns

Northern France

Rhineland

Ardennes

 

Individual Awards

Distinguished Service Cross 1
Legion of Merit 6
Silver Star 64
Soldiers Medal 20
Bronze Star 325
Air Medal 10

 

Prisoners of War Taken

 

COMPOSITION

422d Infantry

423d Infantry

424th Infantry

106th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)

81st Engineer Combat Battalion

331st Medical Battalion

106th Division Artillery

589th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)

590th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)

591st Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)

592d Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)

Special Troops

806th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company

106th Quartermaster Company

106th Signal Company

Military Police Platoon

Headquarters Company

Band

 

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ATTACHMENTS

 

Antiaircraft Artillery

634th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 8 Dec 44-18 Dec 44
563d AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 9 Dec 44-18 Dec 44
440th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 17 Dec 44-25 Dec 44
Btry A (- 1 plat), 634th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 25 Dec 44-19 Jan 45
1 btry, 634th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 11 Jan 45-19 Jan 45

Armored

CC B (9th Armd Div) 16 Dec 44-21 Dec 44
Co C (- 1 plat), 740th Tk Bn 11 Jan 45-19 Jan 45

Cavalry

14th Cav Gp 7 Dec 44-18 Dec 44
18th Cav Rcn Sq (Atchd 14th Cav Gp) 11 Dec 44-18 Dec 44
32d Cav Rcn Sq 16 Dec 44-18 Dec 44

Engineer

168th Engr C Bn 16 Dec 44-18 Dec 44

Field Artillery

275th Armd FA Bn 11 Dec 44-18 Dec 44
401st FA Bn (105mm How) 16 Mar 45-23 Jun 45
627th FA Bn (105mm How) 16 Mar 45-23 Jun 45

Infantry

112th CT (28th Div) 19 Dec 44-23 Dec 44
1st & 3d Bns, 517th Prcht Inf (Non-Div) 11 Jan 45-17 Jan 45
3d Inf (Non-Div) 16 Mar 45-23 Jun 45
159th Inf (Non-Div) 16 Mar 45-6 Jul 45 (still attached)

Tank Destroyer

802d TD Bn (T) 8 Dec 44-4 Jan 45
Co A (- 1 plat), 814th TD Bn (SP) 9 Feb 45-16 Feb 45
Co A (- 1 plat), 661st TD Bn (SP) 1 Mar 45-3 Mar 45

 

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DETACHMENTS

(Attached to)

 

Cavalry

106th Rcn Tr 66th Div 15 Apr 45-15 May 45

Field Artillery

591st FA Bn 7th Armd Div 25 Dec 44-30 Dec 44
592d FA Bn XVIII Abn Corps 25 Dec 44-30 Dec 44
591st FA Bn 82d Abn Div 30 Dec 44-9 Jan 45
591st FA Bn 99th Div 5 Feb 45-13 Feb 45
592d FA Bn 99th Div 5 Feb 45-13 Feb 45
589th FA Bn 66th Div 15 Apr 45-15 May 45
590th FA Bn 66th Div 15 Apr 45-15 May 45

Infantry

424th CT 7th Armd Div 24 Dec 44-30 Dec 44
424th CT 7th Armd Div 23 Jan 45-28 Jan 45
424th CT 99th Div 5 Feb 45-9 Feb 45
422d Inf 66th Div 15 Apr 45-15 May 45
423d Inf 66th Div 15 Apr 45-15 May 45

 

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ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHER UNITS

 

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
14 Oct 44     UK Base ETOUSA  
29 Nov 44 VIII First (-) 12th  
20 Dec 44 XVIII Abn First   12th Br 21st
18 Jan 45 XVIII Abn First   12th (-)
6 Feb 45 V First   12th  
10 Mar 45 (-) Fifteenth   12th  
15 Apr 45   Fifteenth Adv Sect, Com Z (Opn & Sup) 12th  

 

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COMMAND POSTS

 

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
1 Nov 44 Batsford Park Oxford England
26 Nov 44 Limesy Seine-Inferieure France
11 Dec 44 St Vith Liege Belgium
18 Dec 44 Vielsalm Liege Belgium
23 Dec 44 Ernonheid Liege Belgium
25 Dec 44 Sprimont Liege Belgium
29 Dec 44 Anthisnes Liege Belgium
10 Jan 45 Spa Liege Belgium
11 Jan 45 Moulin du Ruy (Adv) Liege Belgium
15 Jan 45 Stavelot Liege Belgium
24 Feb 45 Houchenee Liege Belgium
7 Mar 45 Hunningen Liege Belgium
15 Mar 45 St-Quentin Aisne France
6 Apr 45 Rennes Ille-el-Vilaine France
26 Apr 45 Stromberg Rhineland Germany
4 May 45 Bad Ems Nassau Germany

 

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