36th INFANTRY DIVISION

"Lone Star Division"

"Panther Division"

The 36th Division insignia consisting of an olive drab "T" on a blue flint arrowhead was adopted in 1918. In World War I, the division was organized from National Guard units of Oklahoma and Texas; the flint arrowhead represents the State of Oklahoma (once the Indian Territory), and the "T" is for Texas.

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COMMAND AND STAFF

Commanding General

15 Aug 1944 Maj Gen John E Dahlquist

Asst Div Comdr

15 Aug 1944 Brig Gen Robert I Stack

Arty Comdr

15 Aug 1944 Brig Gen Walter H Hess Jr

CofS

15 Aug 1944 Col Stewart T Vincent
12 Oct 1944 Col Charles H Owens
1 Nov 1944 Col John J Albright
18 Nov 1944 Brig Gen Robert I Stack*
1 Dec 1944 Brig Gen John S Winn Jr
16 Dec 1944 Col John J Albright
4 May 1945 Col Jesse B Matlack

ACofS G-1

15 Aug 1944 Maj Robert H Travis
16 Nov 1944 Lt Col Robert H Travis

ACofS G-2

15 Aug 1944 Maj Francis R Reece
16 Nov 1944 Lt Col Francis R Reece

ACofS G-3

15 Aug 1944 Lt Col Fred W Sladen
23 Nov 1944 Lt Col Charles J Denholm
27 Dec 1944 Maj Ross Young
16 Apr 1945 Lt Col Ross Young

ACofS G-4

15 Aug 1944 Lt Col Raymond A Lynch

Adj Gen

15 Aug 1944 Lt Col John J Deane
10 Oct 1944 Maj Harry B Kelton
16 Jan 1945 Lt Col Harry B Kelton

CO 141st Inf

15 Aug 1944 Col John W Harmony
29 Aug 1944 Col Clyde E Steele
7 Oct 1944 Col Carl E Lundquist
28 Oct 1944 Col Charles H Owens

CO 142d Inf

15 Aug 1944 Col George E Lynch

CO 143d Inf

15 Aug 1944 Col Paul D Adams
27 Dec 1944 Lt Col Charles J Denholm
16 Apr 1945 Col Charles J Denholm

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* also Asst Div Comdr

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STATISTICS

Chronology

Inducted 25 Nov 40
Arrived ETO 15 Aug 44
Arrived Continent (D day) 15 Aug 44#
Entered Combat 15 Aug 44*
Days in Combat 227


   # D Day Southern France 15 Aug 1944

   * Previous Combat in Italy

Casualties (Tentative)

Killed 1,523
Wounded 8,480
Missing 1,056
Captured 179
    Battle Casualties 11,238
    Non-Battle Casualties 14,919
    Total Casualties 26,157
Percent of T/O Strength 185.7

Campaigns

Southern France

Rhineland

Central Europe

Individual Awards

DSC 81
Legion of Merit 10
Silver Star 1,093
Soldiers Medal 26
Bronze Star 2,926
Air Medal 88

PW's Taken: 56,374

COMPOSITION

ORGANIC UNITS

141st Infantry

142d Infantry

143d Infantry

36th Reconnaissance Troop (Mecz)

111th Engineer Combat Battalion

111th Medical Battalion

36th Division Artillery

131st Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)

132d Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)

133d Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)

155th Field Artillery Battalion (155 Howitzer)

Special Troops

736th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company

36th Quartermaster Company

36th Signal Company

Military Police Platoon

Headquarters Company

Band

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ATTACHMENTS

Antiaircraft Artillery

443d AAA AW Bn (SP) 7 Dec 44-26 Dec 44
5th AAA Gp 23 Dec 44-25 Dec 44
Btrys B & D 62d AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 23 Dec 44-25 Dec 44
533d AAA AW Bn (Mbl) (-2 btrys) 23 Dec 44-25 Dec 44
Btrys A & D 443d AAA AW Bn (SP) 26 Dec 44-1 Jan 45
443d AAA AW Bn (SP) (-2 secs Btry A) 1 Jan 45-4 Jan 45
443d AAA AW Bn (SP) 4 Jan 45-13 Jan 45
Co B 353d AAA SL Bn 12 Feb 45-26 Feb 45
Co C 353d AAA SL Bn 26 Feb 45-29 Mar 45
1 plat Btry C 353d AAA SL Bn 29 Apr 45-30 Apr 45

Armored

753d Tk Bn 15 Aug 44-24 Nov 44
191st Tk Bn 26 Aug 44-31 Aug 44
753d Tk Bn (-Co A & 1 plat Co D) 24 Nov 44-29 Nov 44
753d Tk Bn 29 Nov 44-26 Dec 44
753d Tk Bn 4 Jan 45-19 Jan 45
753d Tk Bn (-Co A) 19 Jan 45-30 Jan 45
753d Tk Bn 30 Jan 45-29 Mar 45
CC B (14th Armd Div) 1 Feb 45-7 Feb 45
    25th Tk Bn (14th Armd Div) 1 Feb 45-7 Feb 45
    68th Armd Inf Bn (14th Armd Div) 1 Feb 45-7 Feb 45
    Tr B 94th Cav Rcn Sq (14th Armd Div) 1 Feb 45-7 Feb 45
    Co B 125th Armd Engr Bn (14th Armd Div) 1 Feb 45-7 Feb 45
501st Armd FA Bn (14th Div) 1 Feb 45-18 Feb 45
753d Tk Bn 29 Apr 45-13 Jun 45

Cavalry

Tr A 117th Cav Rcn Sq 15 Aug 44-20 Aug 44
117th Cav Rcn Sq 22 Aug 44-31 Aug 44
117th Cav Rcn Sq 20 Jan 45-2 Mar 45

Chemical

2d Cml Mort Bn (-Co A) 15 Aug 44-20 Sep 44
Co C 3d Cml Mort Bn 7 Oct 44-17 Nov 44
Co D 83d Cml Mort Bn 7 Oct 44-1 Dec 44
Co D 3d Cml Mort Bn 15 Oct 44-22 Oct 44
Co D 3d Cml Mort Bn 14 Nov 44-19 Nov 44
Co C 3d Cml Mort Bn 19 Nov 44-20 Nov 44
1 plat Co A 83d Cml Mort Bn 24 Nov 44-28 Nov 44
83d Cml Mort Bn (-Co B) 1 Dec 44-6 Dec 44
83d Cml Mort Bn 6 Dec 44-18 Dec 44
99th Cml Mort Bn 18 Dec 44-22 Dec 44
Co A 83d Cml Mort Bn 20 Jan 45-24 Feb 45
69th Cml Co (SG) 9 Feb 45-4 Mar 45
Co B 83d Cml Mort 24 Feb 45-12 Mar 45
168th Cml Co (SG) 14 Mar 45-29 Mar 45
1 plat Co B 83d Cml Mort Bn 21 Mar 45-26 Mar 45
1 sec 163d Cml Co (SG) 21 Mar 45-29 Mar 45
83d Cml Mort Bn (-Co C) 26 Mar 45-27 Mar 45
99th Cml Mort Bn 29 Apr 45-5 May 45

Engineer

540th Engr C Regt (Beach Gp) 15 Aug 44-20 Aug 44
1st Bn 344th Engr C Regt 16 Aug 44-20 Aug 44
Co F 344th Engr C Regt 22 Aug 44-27 Aug 44
Co H 36th Engr C Regt 8 Oct 44-14 Oct 44
1st Bn 36th Engr C Regt 6 Dec 44-18 Dec 44
3d Bn 40th Engr Regt 18 Dec 44-21 Dec 44

Field Artillery

937th FA Bn (155 How) 15 Aug 44-21 Aug 44
93d Armd FA Bn 15 Aug 44-19 Nov 44
36th FA Gp 18 Aug 44-21 Aug 44
59th Armd FA Bn 22 Aug 44-31 Aug 44
141st FA Bn (155 How) 22 Aug 44-8 Sep 44
977th FA Bn (155 How) 23 Aug 44-8 Sep 44
59th Armd FA Bn 1 Sep 44-3 Sep 44
141st FA Bn (155 How) 11 Sep 44-12 Sep 44
977th FA Bn (155 How) 11 Sep 44-12 Sep 44
141st Fa Bn (155 How) 14 Sep 44-6 Oct 44
977th Fa Bn (155 How) 14 Sep 44-6 Oct 44
17th FA Gp 23 Sep 44-25 Sep 44
522d FA Bn (105 How) 12 Oct 44-18 Nov 44
17th FA Gp 6 Dec 44-22 Dec 44
141st FA Bn (155 How) 6 Dec 44-22 Dec 44
977th FA Bn (155 How) 6 Dec 44-22 Dec 44
41st FA Bn (3d Div) (105 How) 18 Dec 44-21 Dec 44
495th Armd FA Bn (12th Armd Div) 20 Jan 45-23 Jan 45
493d Armd FA Bn (12th Armd Div) 20 Jan 45-23 Jan 45
494th Armd FA Bn (12th Armd Div) 21 Jan 45-23 Jan 45
59th Armd FA Bn 29 Jan 45-29 Mar 45
242d FA Bn (105 How) 26 Feb 45-2 Mar 45
36th FA Gp 2 May 45-7 May 45
933d FA Bn (155 How) 2 May 45-7 May 45
937th FA Bn (155 How) 2 May 45-7 May 45

Infantry

179th Inf (45th Div) 23 Aug 44-24 Aug 44
3d Bn 157th Inf (45th Div) 26 Aug 44-31 Aug 44
442d Inf (Non-Div) 11 Oct 44-9 Nov 44
442d Inf (-100th Bn) (Non-Div) 9 Nov 44-18 Nov 44
Fr CC 4 Tactical Gp 4 (Task Force) 7 Dec 44-15 Dec 44
Fr 2d Gp Tabor Marocain 7 Dec 44-15 Dec 44
Fr 3d Regt Spahis Algerien (Rcn) 7 Dec 44-15 Dec 44
30th Inf (3d Div) 14 Dec 44-18 Dec 44
30th Inf (-Co L) (3d Div) 18 Dec 44-21 Dec 44
2d Bn 15th Inf (3d Div) 20 Dec 44-20 Dec 44
1st & 2d Bns Fr 9th Zouave Regt 22 Feb 45-23 Feb 45

Tank Destroyer

636th TD Bn (SP) 15 Aug 44-8 Oct 44
1 plat Rcn Co & Co C 636th TD Bn (SP) 8 Oct 44-27 Oct 44
636th TD Bn (SP) (-Co C & 1 plat Rcn Co) 27 Oct 44-29 Oct 44
636th TD Bn (SP) (-Co B) 29 Oct 44-11 Nov 44
636th TD Bn (SP) (-Co B & 1 plat Rcn Co) 11 Nov 44-29 Nov 44
636th TD Bn (SP) 29 Nov 44-27 Dec 44
636th TD Bn (SP)(-Rcn Co) 27 Dec 44-8 Jan 45
636th TD Bn (SP) 4 Jan 45-19 Jan 45
636th TD Bn (SP) (-Co B & 1 plat Rcn Co) 19 Jan 45-23 Jan 45
636th TD Bn (SP) 23 Jan 45-29 Mar 45
2 plats Rcn Co 48th TD Bn 11 Apr 45-14 Apr 45
822d TD Bn (SP) 29 Apr 45-1 May 45
636th TD Bn (SP) 29 Apr 45-13 Jun 45

DETACHMENTS

(Attached To)

Cavalry

36th Rcn Tr 100th Div 18 Jan 45-23 Jan 45

Field Artillery

132d FA Bn VI Corps 27 Dec 44-3 Jan 45
155th FA Bn VI Corps 27 Dec 44-3 Jan 45
131st FA Bn 100th Div 1 Jan 45-4 Jan 45
132d FA Bn XXI Corps 15 Jan 45-18 Jan 45
131st FA Bn 100th Div 18 Jan 45-23 Jan 45

Infantry

141st Inf 3d Div 7 Sep 44-8 Sep 44
141st Inf 100th Div 1 Jan 45-4 Jan 45
142d Inf XXI Corps 14 Jan 45-18 Jan 45
141st Inf 100th Div 18 Jan 45-23 Jan 45
141st Inf VI Corps 23 Jan 45-29 Jan 45

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ASSIGNMENTS AND ATTACHMENTS

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
1 Jul 44     Seventh AFHQ SosNATOUSA (Sup)
13 Jul 44 VI   Seventh AFHQ SosNATOUSA (Sup)
15 Sep 44 VI Seventh   6th  
1 Nov 44 VI Seventh   6th  
5 Dec 44 VI Seventh First Fr A (Opn)    
15 Dec 44 VI Seventh - 6th  
23 Dec 44 VI Seventh   6th  
27 Dec 44 XXI Seventh   6th  
30 Dec 44 - Seventh   6th  
3 Jan 45 XV Seventh   6th  
18 Jan 45 VI Seventh   6th  
29 Mar 45 - Seventh   6th  
27 Apr 45 XXI Seventh   6th  

(-) Indicated relieved from assignment

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COMMAND POSTS

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
1944
15 Aug St-Raphael (vic) Var France
16 Aug Frejus Var France
17 Aug Le Muy Var France
21 Aug Sisteron Basses Alpes France
22 Aug Aspres Hautes Alpes France
23 Aug Marsanne Drome France
24 Aug Crest Drome France
30 Aug Chabeuil Drome France
1 Sep Vilette-sur-Paize Isere France
3 Sep Satolas-et-Bonce Isere France
4 Sep St-Trivier Ain France
5 Sep Louhans Saone-et-Loire France
6 Sep Arbois Jura France
8 Sep Avanne Doubs France
10 Sep Oiselay Haute-Saone France
11 Sep Andellare Haute-Saone France
13 Sep Epinoux Haute-Saone France
15 Sep Luxeuil Haute-Saone France
20 Sep Plombieres Vosges France
24 Sep Eloyes Vosges France
1 Oct Docelles Vosges France
21 Oct Lepanges Vosges France
31 Oct Bruyeres Vosges France
8 Nov Lepanges Vosges France
23 Nov Corcieux Vosges France
27 Nov Laveline (vic S) Vosges France
7 Dec Ste-Marie Haut-Rhin France
10 Dec Ribeauville Haut-Rhin France
23 Dec Strasbourg Bas-Rhin France
28 Dec Lorchingen (vic SE) Moselle France
1945
4 Jan Montbronn Bas-Rhin France
19 Jan Haguenau Bas-Rhin France
21 Jan Brumath Bas-Rhin France
22 Jan Mommeheim Bas-Rhin France
2 Feb Stephansfeld Bas-Rhin France
16 Mar Batzendorf Bas-Rhin France
18 Mar Pfaffenhoffen Bas-Rhin France
20 Mar Morsbronn-les-Bains Bas-Rhin France
21 Mar Soultz-sous-Forets Bas-Rhin France
25 Mar Bergzabern Pfalz Germany
2 Apr Kilingenmunster Pfalz Germany
4 Apr Otterberg Pfalz Germany
1 May Schwabmunchen Bavaria Germany
2 May Marnbach Bavaria Germany
5 May Bad Tolz Bavaria Germany
7 May Kufstein Tyrol Austria

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