30th INFANTRY DIVISION

"Old Hickory Division"

The "Old Hickory" Division shoulder patch was designed for 30th Division troops of World War I in honor of President Andrew Jackson, Tennessee statesman who led troops from Tennessee and the Carolinas in the War of 1812. When this insignia was first issued in France in 1981, it was inadvertently worn with the "O" on its side, but was changed in 1940 to the upright position. The insignia combines the initials "O" and "H" and the Roman numeral "XXX" in blue, with an oval-shaped background in red.

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COMMAND AND STAFF

Commanding General
22 Feb 1944 Maj Gen Leland S Hobbs

Assistant Div Commdr
22 Feb 1944 Brig Gen William K Harrison

Arty Comdr
22 Feb 1944 Brig Gen John E Lewis
10 May 1944 Brig Gen Raymond S McLain
28 Jul 1944 Brig Gen James M Lewis

CofS
22 Feb 1944 Col Jesse L Gibney

ACofS G-1
22 Feb 1944 Lt Col John W Dandridge
15 Apr 1944 Lt Col James W Perkins (Actg)
31 May 1944 Lt Col John W Dandridge

ACofS G-2
22 Feb 1944 Maj Stewart L Hall
1 Jun 1944 Lt Col Stewart L Hall

ACofS G-3
22 Feb 1944 Lt Col Harold E Hassenfelt

ACofS G-4
22 Feb 1944 Lt Col Walter L Frankland

ACofS G-5
24 Feb1944  Lt Col Montgomery Campbell
28 Sep 1944 Maj Shirley R Marsh

Adj Gen
22 Feb 1944 Lt Col James W Perkins
25 Apr 1944 Maj Marshall T Kamena (Actg)
31 May 1944 Lt Col James W Perkins

CO 117th Inf
22 Feb 1944 Col Henry E Kelly
23 Jul 1944 Lt Col Walter M Johnson
5 Oct 1944 Col Walter M Johnson

CO 119th Inf
22 Feb 1944 Col Col Alfred V Ednie
15 Jul 1944 Col Edwin M Sutherland
27 Dec 1944 Col Russel A Baker
28 Mar 1945 Col Harry D McHugh
6 Apr 1945 Col Russell A Baker

CO 120th Inf
22 Feb 1944 Col Hammond Birks
7 Oct 1944 Col Branner P Purdue

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STATISTICS

Chronology
Inducted
16 Sep 40
Arrived ETO
22 Feb 44
Arrived Continent (D/8) 
14 Jun 44
Entered Combat: 
15 Jun 44
First Elements 
10 Jul 44
Entire Division 
15 Jul 44
Days in Combat 
282

Casualties (Tentative)
 
Killed
3435
Wounded
12,960
Missing
753
Captured
543
Battle Casualties
17,691
Non-Battle Casualties
8,347
Total Casualties
26,038
Percent of T/O Strength
184.8

Campaigns

Normandy

Northern France

Ardennes

Rhineland

Central Europe

Individual Awards
 
DSC
65
Legion of Merit
12
Silver Star
1,718
Soldiers Medal
11
Bronze Star
6,319
Air Medal
153
D Flying Cross
3

PWs Taken 50,146

COMPOSITION

ORGANIC UNITS

117th Infantry

119th Infantry

120th Infantry

30th Reconnaissance Troop (Mecz)

105th Engineer Combat Battalion

105th Medical Battalion

30th Division Artillery

118th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)

197th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)

230th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)

113th Field Artillery Battalion (155 Howitzer)

Special Troops

730th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company

30th Quartermaster Company

30th Signal Company

Military Police Platoon

Headquarters Company

Band

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ATTACHMENTS

Antiaircraft Artillery
 
531st AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 4 Mar 44-29 Oct 44
430th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 24 Oct 44-18 Nov 44
531st AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 5 Nov 44-27 Jan 45
Btrys B&C 143d AAA Gun Bn 21 Dec 44-1 Jan 45
Btry D 639th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 21 Dec 44-5 Jan 45
110th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 21 Dec 44-5 Jan 45
11th AAA Gp 23 Dec 44-24 Dec 44
531st AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 2 Feb 45-24 Jun 45
571st AAA AW Bn (SP) 21 Mar 45- 25 Mar 45

Armored
 
743d Tk Bn 1 Mar 44-23 Jun 45
CC B (3d Armd Div) 9 Jul 44-17 Jul 44

33d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div)

9 Jul 44-17 Jul 44

36th Armd Inf (-3d Bn) (3d Armd Div)

9 Jul 44-17 Jul 44

Co D 63d Armd Rcn Bn (3d Armd Div)

9 Jul 44-17 Jul 44
Co B 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd Div)
9 Jul 44-17 Jul 44
Co B 703d TD Bn (SP)
9 Jul 44-17 Jul 44
Btry B 413th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl)
9 Jul 44-17 Jul 44
CC B (3d Armd Div) 7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
33d Armd Regt (3d Armd Div
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
36th Armd Inf (3d Amrd Div)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
391st Armd FA Bn (3d Armd Div)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
83d Armd Rcn Bn (3d Armd Div)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
Cos B & D 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd Div)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
Det Co E 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd Div)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
87th Armd FA Bn
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
Co C 703d TD Bn (SP)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
Co B (-3d Plat) 703d TD Bn (SP)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
Btrys A & D 486th AAA AW Bn (SP)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
3d Bn 66th Armd Regt (2d Armd Div) 12 Oct 44-22 Oct 44
7th Armd Gp 20 Nov 44-17 Dec 44
740th Tk Bn 19 Dec 44-28 Dec 44
CC B (3d Armd Div) 20 Dec 44-24 Dec 44
33d Armd Regt (-3d Bn) (3d Armd Div)
20 Dec 44-24 Dec 44
2d Bn 36th Armd Inf (3d Armd)
20 Dec 44-24 Dec 44
Co D 23d Armd Engr Bn (3d Armd)
20 Dec 44-24 Dec 44
744th Tk Bn 7 Feb 45-28 Feb 45
Tr A Br 1st Lothian Border Yeo 23 Feb 45-4 Mar 45
CC B (2d Armd Div) 26 Feb 45-27 Feb 45
744th Tk Bn 9 Mar 45-30 Mar 45
Co C 736th Tk Bn 11 Mar 45-27 Mar 45
Co D 18th Tk Bn (8th Armd Div) 17 Mar 45-25 Mar 45
66th Armd Regt (2d Armd Div) 17 Apr 45-19 Apr 45

Cavalry
 
17th Cav Rcn Sq 20 Nov 44-17 Dec 44
113th Cav Gp 7 Feb 45-1 Mar 45

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Cavalry  

113th Cav Gp 1 Apr 45-3 Apr 45
125th Cav Rcn Sq 1 Apr 45-5 Apr 45
113th Cav Gp 8 Apr 45-23 Apr 45
125th Cav Rcn Sq 9 Apr 45-23 Apr 45
113th Cav Gp 6 May 45-7 May 45

Chemical
 
Co D 81st Cml Mort Bn 20 Jun 44-1 Jul 44
92d Cml Mort Bn 3 Jul 44-7 Jul 44
92d Cml Mort Bn 10 Jul 44-1 Aug 44
Co C 92d Cml Mort Bn 5 Nov 44-23 Nov 44
Co A 86th Cml Mort Bn 25 Dec 44-24 Jan 45
Co C 87th Cml Bn 25 Jan 45-2 Feb 45
83d Cml SG Co 6 Feb 45-27 Feb 45
Btry C 92d Cml Mort Bn 6 Feb 45-28 Feb 45
89th Cml Mort Bn 10 Mar 45-10 Mar 45
92d Cml Mort Bn 10 Mar 45-4 Apr 45
74th Cml SG Co 23 Mar 45-25 Mar 45

Engineer
 
246th Engr C Bn 18 Jul 44-28 Jul 44
4th Plat 604th Engr C Bn 6 Aug 44-28 Aug 44
4th Plat Co B 602d Engr C Bn 1 Oct 44-11 Oct 44
291st Engr C Bn 21 Dec 44-27 Dec 44
1153d Engr C Gp 6 Mar 45-25 Mar 45

Field Artillery
 
227th FA Bn (29th Div)(155 How)  14 Jun 44-15 Jun 44
58th FA Bn 15 Jun 44-3 Jul 44
203d FA Bn (155 How) 6 Jul 44-24 Jul 44
58th FA Bn 10 Jul 44-28 Jul 44
391st Armd FA Bn 10 Jul 44-28 Jul 44
18th FA Bn (105 How) 18 Jul 44-28 Jul 44
188th FA Gp 6 Aug 44-15 Aug 44
142d FA GP 6 Aug 44-15 Aug 44
283d FA Bn (105 How) 15 Aug 44-7 Sep 44
70th FA Bn (105 How) 4 Nov 44-6 Dec 44
909th FA Bn 84th Div (105 How) 11 Nov 44-26 Nov 44
401st FA Gp 1 Dec 44-14 Jan 45
187th FA Bn (155 How) 2 Dec 44-14 Jan 45
229th FA Bn (28th Div) (105 How) 5 Dec 44-11 Jan 45
400th Armd FA Bn 18 Dec 44-26 Jan 45
941st FA Bn (4.5" Gun) 19 Dec 44-20 Dec 44
391st FA Bn 20 Dec 44-24 Dec 44
18th FA Bn (105 How) 20 Dec 44-24 Dec 44
460th FA Bn (75 How) 23 Dec 44-25 Dec 44
76th FA Bn (105 How) 24 Dec 44-1 Jan 45

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Field Artillery (Contd)
 
987th FA Bn (155 Gun) 26 Dec 44-14 Jan 45
809th FA Bn (155 How) 31 Dec 44-5 Jan 45
401st FA Gp 31 Dec 44-14 Jan 45
Btry A 290th FA Obsn Bn 31 Dec 44-14 Jan 45
60th Prcht FA Bn (Non-Div) 17 Jan 45-23 Jan 45
751st FA Bn (155 How) 6 Feb 45-1 Mar 45
25th FA Bn (105 How) 6 Feb 45-1 Mar 45
2d Armd Div Arty 7 Feb 45-27 Feb 45
25th FA Bn (105 How) 10 Mar 45-11 Mar 45
65th FA Bn (105 How) 10 Mar 45-11 Mar 45
751st FA Bn (155 How) 10 Mar 45-21 Mar 45
691st FA Bn (105 How) 11 Mar 45-29 Mar 45
275th Armd FA Bn 14 Mar 45-27 Mar 45
35th Div Arty 16 Mar 45-25 Mar 45
407th FA Gp 25 Mar 45-29 Mar 45

211th FA Bn (4.5" Gun)

25 Mar 45-29 Mar 45

258th FA Bn (155 Gun)

25 Mar 45 29 Mar 45
203d FA Bn (155 How) 8 Apr 45-8 May 45
70th FA Bn (105 How) 14 Apr 45-5 May 45

Infantry
 
12th Inf (4th Div)  7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
42d FA Bn (4th Div) (105 How)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
1st plat Co C 634th TD Bn (SP)
7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
1st Bn 116th Inf (29th Div) 30 Sep 44-25 Oct 44
3d Bn 116th Inf (29th Div) 12 Oct 44-24 Oct 44
406th Inf (102d Div) 25 Oct 44-6 Nov 44
1st Bn 406th Inf (102d Div) 7 Nov 44-9 Nov 44
335th Inf (84th Div) 11 Nov 44-26 Nov 44
517th CT (Non-Div) 17 Dec 44-20 Jan 45
1st Bn 551st Prcht Inf (Non-Div) 21 Dec 44-25 Dec 44
526th Armd Inf Bn (Non-Div) 27 Dec 44-16 Jan 45
99th Inf Bn (Non-Div) 27 Dec 44-16 Jan 45
112th CT (28th Div) 5 Jan 45-11 Jan 45
290th CT (75th Div) 26 Mar 45-27 Mar 45

137th Inf (35th Div)

14 Apr 45-14 Apr 45

Tank Destroyer
 
803d TD Bn (SP)  17 Jun 44-17 Jun 44
823d TD Bn (SP)  24 Jun 44-27 Jun 44
823d TD Bn (SP)  3 Jul 44-24 Jun 45
Co C 772d TD Bn (T) 8 Dec 44-11 Jan 45
Co A 825th TD Bn (T) 12 Jan 45-16 Jan 45
801st TD Bn (SP) 25 Feb 45-28 Feb 45
807th TD Bn (SP) 18 Mar 45-27 Mar 45
801st TD Bn (SP) 1 Apr 45-5 Apr 45
Co C 801st TD Bn (SP) 9 Apr 45-19 Apr 45

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DETACHMENTS

(Attached to)

Cavalry
1st Plat 30th Rcn Tr 2d Armd Div 7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44

Engineer
Co B 105th Engr C Bn 2d Armd Div 2 Apr 45-16 Apr 45

Field Artillery  
197th FA Bn 190th FA Gp 10 Jun 44-15 Jun 44
230th FA Bn 29th Div 10 Jun 44-15 Jun 44
113th FA Bn 2d Armd Div 2 Apr 45-5 Apr 45
197th FA Bn 2d Armd Div 2 Apr 45-17 Apr 45

Infantry
2d Bn 119th Inf 2d Armd Div 2 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
3d Bn 119th Inf 2d Armd Div 3 Aug 44-4 Aug 44
3d Bn 120th Inf 2d Armd Div 7 Aug 44-12 Aug 44
2d Bn 119th Inf 2d Armd Div 11 Nov 44-28 Nov 44
1st Bn 119th Inf 2d Armd Div 25 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
119th Inf XVIII Corps (Abn) 19 Dec 44-20 Dec 44
119th Inf 2d Armd Div 2 Apr 45-17 Apr 45

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ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHER UNITS
 
 
DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
8 Feb 44   First   ETOUSA  
18 Feb 44 XIX First     
15 Jul 44 VII First   12th  
28 Jul 44 XIX First   12th  
4 Aug 44 V First   12th  
5 Aug 44 VII First   12th  
13 Aug 44  XIX  First    12th   
26 Aug 44  XV  Third First 12th   
29 Aug 44  XIX First - 12th   
22 Oct 44   Ninth 12th   
17 Dec 44 V Ninth First 12th   
21 Dec 44 XVIII Abn Ninth - 12th  Br 21st
22 Dec 44 XVIII Abn First 12th  Br 21st
18 Jan 45 XVIII Abn First   12th  -
3 Feb 45 XIX Ninth   12th  
6 Mar 45 XVI Ninth   12th  
30 Mar 45 XIX Ninth   12th  
8 May 45 XIII Ninth   12th  

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COMMAND POSTS
 
DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
1944
22 Feb Liverpool Lancashire England
24 Feb Chichester (Chichester Barracks) Sussex England
1 Apr Chesham Duckinghamshire England
15 Jun Isigny (1 mi S) Calvados France
3 Jul Lison L'Eglise Manche France
9 Jul Pont du St-Fromond Manche France
16 Jul Pont Hebert (vic N) Manche France
27 Jul Hebecrevon Manche France
29 Jul Gonniviere Manche France
6 Aug Le Mesmilland (1/2 mi W) Manche France
14 Aug Barenton Manche France
15 Aug La Martiniere Eure France
20 Aug Crucy Seine-et-Oise France
21 Aug Osney Seine-et-Oise France
23 Aug Gaucil Seine-et-Oise France
26 Aug Longnes Seine-et-Oise France
28 Aug Issou Seine-et-Oise France
30 Aug Montegeroult Seine-et-Oise France
31 Aug Le Tillet Seine-et-Oise France
3 Sep Bruyelle Hainaut Belgium
7 Sep Couture St-Germain Hainaut Belgium
8 Sep Jodoigne Brabant Belgium
9 Sep Oreye Brabant Belgium
10 Sep Flexe-les-Sline Brabant Belgium
12 Sep Argenteau Liege Belgium
13 Sep Noorbeek Limburg Neth
17 Sep Gulpen Limburg Neth
19 Sep Heerlen Limburg Neth
12 Oct Herzogenrath Rhineland Germany
17 Dec Hauset Liege Belgium
18 Dec Francorchamps Liege Belgium
1945
12 Jan Malmedy Liege Belgium
26 Jan Lierneux Liege Belgium
4 Feb Aachen Rhineland Germany
7 Feb Inden Rhineland Germany
25 Feb Hambach Rhineland Germany
27 Feb Rodingen Rhineland Germany
3 Mar Juchen Rhineland Germany
6 Mar Echt Limburg Neth
18 Mar Alpen Rhineland Germany
26 Mar Friedrichsfeld Rhineland Germany
1 Apr Drensteinfurt Westphalia Germany
2 Apr Neuenkirchen Westphalia Germany
3 Apr Kaunitz Westphalia Germany
5 Apr Augustdorf Westphalia Germany
7 Apr Hameln Westphalia Germany
10 Apr Gross Ilsede Westphalia Germany
12 Apr Grasleben Westphalia Germany
13 Apr Womirstedt Westphalia Germany

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