3d INFANTRY DIVISION

"Marne Division"

The three white stripes represent the number of the division and the three major operations in which the division participated during World War I. The clear field of blue stands for loyalty, steadfastness and undying devotion to the principles of right and justice by the American soldier.

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COMMAND AND STAFF

Commanding General

15 Aug 44 Maj. Gen. John W. O'Daniel
13 Dec 44 Brig. Gen. Robert N. Young (Acting)
7 Jan 45 Maj. Gen. John W. O'Daniel

Assistant Division Commander

15 Aug 44 to 29 Aug 44 Brig. Gen. Whitfield P. Shepard
30 Aug 44 to 8 Oct 44 VACANT
9 Oct 44 Brig. Gen. Robert N. Young
13 Dec 44 Col. Lionel C. McGarr (Acting)
8 Jan 45 Brig. Gen. Robert N. Young

Artillery Commander

15 Aug 44 Brig. Gen. William T. Sexton

Chief of Staff

15 Aug 44 Col. Charles E. Johnson
11 Mar 45 Lt. Col. Grover Wilson
4 May 45 Col. Charles E. Johnson

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

15 Aug 44 Lt. Col. Basil F. Basila
16 Oct 44 Capt. Daniel L. Wickersham (Acting)
26 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Basil F. Basila
16 Feb 45 Maj. Daniel L. Wickersham

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

15 Aug 44 Lt. Col. Grover Wilson

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

15 Aug 44 Lt. Col. Albert O. Connor
27 Oct 44 Lt. Col. William B. Rosson

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

15 Aug 44 Lt. Col. Dick A. King
16 Feb 45 Maj. Robert C. Shaw (Acting)
14 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Dick A. King

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

15 Aug 44 Maj. Donald E. Long
16 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Donald E. Long

Adjutant General

15 Aug 44 Capt. Stephen J. Rogers
17 Sep 44 Maj. Stephen J. Rogers
1 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Stephen J. Rogers

Commanding Officer, 7th Infantry

15 Aug 44 Col. Wiley H. O'Mohundro
23 Aug 44 Col. Ben Harrell
5 Dec 44 Lt. Col. John A. Heintges
8 Mar 45 Col. John A. Heintges

Commanding Officer, 15th Infantry

15 Aug 44 Col. Richard G. Thomas
1 Oct 44 Lt. Col. Hallett D. Edson
8 Mar 45 Col. Hallett D. Edson

Commanding Officer, 30th Infantry

15 Aug 44 Col. Lionel G. McGarr
13 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Richard H. Nedderson
8 Jan 45 Col. Lionel C. McGarr

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STATISTICS

Chronology

Activated 23 November 1917
Arrived ETO 15 August 1944
Arrived Continent (D Day)# 15 Aug 1944#
Entered Combat 15 Aug 1944*
Days in Combat 233

# D Day Southern France 15 Aug 44

* Previous Combat in North Africa, Sicily and Italy

Casualties (Tentative)

Killed 2,472
Wounded 9,489
Missing 1,070
Captured 70
Battle Casualties 13,101
Non-Battle Casualties 15,299
Total Casualties 28,400
Percent of T/O Strength 201.6

Campaigns

Southern France

Rhineland

Central Europe

Individual Awards

Distinguished Service Cross 71
Legion of Merit 2
Silver Star 1,438
Soldiers Medal 21
Bronze Star 2,385
Air Medal 58

Prisoners of War Taken --

COMPOSITION

7th Infantry

15th Infantry

30th Infantry

3d Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)

10th Engineer Combat Battalion

3d Medical Battalion

3d Division Artillery

10th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)

39th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)

41st Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)

9th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)

Special Troops

703d Ordnance Light Maintenance Company

3d Quartermaster Company

3d Signal Company

Military Police Platoon

Headquarters Company

Band

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ATTACHMENTS

Antiaircraft Artillery

441st AAA AW Bn (SP) 13 Jul 44-29 Jun 45
1 plat, Battery A, 353d AAA SL Bn 4-9 Feb 45
Battery B (-2d Plat), 353d AAA SL Bn 27 Feb-15 Mar 45
2d Plat, Battery B, 353d AAA SL Bn 15 Mar-22 Apr 45

Armored

756th Tk Bn 13 Jul 44-1 Jul 45
CC B (14th Armd Div) 8-10 Apr 45
47th Tk Bn (14th Armd Div) 8-10 Apr 45
19th Armd Inf Bn (14th Armd Div) 8-10 Apr 45
499th Armd FA Bn (14th Armd Div) 8-10 Apr 45
Tr B, 94th Cav Rcn Sq (14th Armd Div) 8-10 Apr 45
Co B, 125th Armd Engr Bn (14th Armd Div) 8-10 Apr 45
Co B, 636th TD Bn (SP) 8-10 Apr 45

Cavalry

Tr C, 117th Cav Rcn Sq 18 Jul-17 Aug 44
117th Cav Rcn Sq 22-29 Sep 44
106th Cav Gp 25-27 Mar 45
101st Cav Rcn Sq 28 Apr 45
106th Cav Gp 3-4 May 45

Chemical

3d Cml Mort Bn 11 Jul-2 Sep 44
3d Cml Mort Bn (- Cos A&B) 3 Sep-6 Oct 44
Co B, 3d Cml Mort Bn 9 Sep-14 Nov 44
Co A, 3d Cml Mort Bn 13 Sep-5 Dec 44
Co D, 3d Cml Mort Bn 19 Oct-14 Nov 44
99th Cml Mort Bn 21 Dec 44-30 Jan 45
168th Cml SG Co 31 Jan-12 Feb 45
Co A, 87th Cml Bn 14-31 Mar 45
168th Cml SG Co 31 Mar-21 Apr 45
Co B, 2d Cml Mort Bn 2-21 Apr 45
99th Cml Mort Bn 26-29 Apr 45
168th Cml SG Co 26 Apr-6 May 45
2d Cml Mort Bn 30 Apr-5 May 45

Engineer

36th Engr Regt 25 Jun 44-15 Jun 44 [sic]
290th Engr C Bn 14-20 Jan 45
2831st Engr C Bn 15-19 Apr 45

Field Artillery

36th FA Bn (155 Gun) 11 Jul-19 Aug 44
69th Armd FA Bn 11 Jul-8 Nov 44
634th FA Bn (155 How) 14 Jul-19 Aug 44
1 det, 2d FA Obsn Bn 23 Jul-30 Aug 44
36th FA Bn (155 Gun) 30 Aug-3 Sep 44
634th FA Bn (155 How) 30 Aug-3 Sep 44
Hq & Hq Btry, 6th FA Gp 30 Aug-3 Sep 44
977th FA Bn (- Btry C) (155 Gun) 8-10 Sep 44
93r Armd FA Bn 18-28 Nov 44
Hq & Hq Btry, 17th FA Gp 15-31 Dec 44
977th FA Bn (155 Gun) 21-31 Dec 44
141st FA Bn (155 How) 21 Dec 44-9 Feb 45
999th FA Bn (8" How) 31 Dec 44-19 Jan 45
6th Armd Div Arty 14-18 Mar 45
693d FA Bn (105 How) 14 Mar-20 Apr 45
208th FA Bn (155 Gun) 14 Mar-20 Apr 45
208th FA Gp 17-18 Mar 45
250th FA Bn (105 How) 19 Mar-12 Apr 45
44th Div Arty 24-27 Mar 45
969th FA Bn (155 How) 26-29 Apr 45
693d FA Bn (105 How) 29 Apr-7 May 45
283d FA Bn (105 How) 2-6 May 45

Infantry

141st Inf (36th Div) 7-8 Sep 44
Co E, 398th Inf (100th Div) 17-18 Nov 44
254th Inf (63d Div) 28 Dec 44-9 Feb 45
1st Bn Fr Prcht Regt 10-20 Jan 45

Tank Destroyer

601st TD Bn (SP) 13 Jul 44-1 Jul 44 [i.e., 1945]

Navy

1st Naval Beach Bn 15 Jul-15 Aug 44
1 det Boat Gds 15 Jul-15 Aug 44
5 Naval Shore Fire Control Parties 18 Jul-20 Aug 44

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DETACHMENTS

(Attached to)

Field Artillery

41st FA Bn 36th Div 18-21 Dec 44

Infantry

30th Inf 36th Div 15-18 Dec 44
30th Inf (- Co L) 36th Div 18-21 Dec 44
2d Bn, 15th Inf 36th Div 20-21 Dec 44
15th CT   24-25 Apr 45

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ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHER UNITS

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
1 Jul 44     Seventh AFHQ SOS NATOUSA (Sup)
13 Jul 44 VI   Seventh AFHQ SOS NATOUSA (Sup)
15 Sep 44 VI Seventh   6th  
1 Nov 44 VI Seventh   6th -
22 Nov 44 VI Seventh - 6th  
15 Dec 44 Fr II Seventh First Fr (Opns) 6th  
28 Jan 45 XXI Seventh First Fr (Opns) 6th  
15 Feb 45 Fr II Seventh First Fr (Opns) 6th  
18 Feb 45 Fr II Seventh (Adm & Sup) - 6th  
12 Mar 45 XV Seventh   6th  
21 Apr 45 - Seventh   6th  
23 Apr 45 XXI Seventh   6th  
28 Apr 45 XV Seventh   6th  
6 May 45 - Seventh   6th  
8 May 45 XV Seventh   6th  

(-) Indicates relieved from assignment.

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COMMAND POSTS

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
1944
15 Aug La Croix (vic) Var France
16 Aug Grimaud (vic) Var France
16 Aug Cellobrieres (vic) Var France
18 Aug Gonfaron (vic) Var France
19 Aug Brignoles (vic) Var France
20 Aug Trets (vic) Bouches-du-Rhone France
21 Aug Aix (vic) Bouches-du-Rhone France
25 Aug Cadenet (vic) Vaucluse France
26 Aug Le Barroux (vic) Vaucluse France
27 Aug Crillon (vic) Vaucluse France
28 Aug La Begude (vic) Drome France
31 Aug Voiron (vic) Isere France
1 Sep Cremieu (vic) Isere France
2 Sep Lagnieu (vic) Ain France
3 Sep Poncin (vic) Ain France
4 Sep Le Fied (vic) Jura France
5 Sep Pagnoz (vic) Jura France
6 Sep Tarcenay (vic) Doubs France
9 Sep Besancon Doubs France
10 Sep Devecey Doubs France
11 Sep Rioz (vic north) Haute-Saone France
12 Sep [page 35] Rioz (vic north) Haute-Saone France
13 Sep Dampierre (vic) Haute-Saone France
14 Sep Les Belles Baraques (vic) Haute-Saone France
15 Sep Les Belles Baraques Haute-Saone France
16 Sep Mollans Haute-Saone France
20 Sep Breuchotte Haute-Saone France
25 Sep Faucegney Haute-Saone France
27 Sep Remiremont Vosges France
20 Oct Grandvilliers Vosges France
26 Oct Brouvelieures Vosges France
12 Nov Autrey Vosges France
20 Nov St Remy Vosges France
23 Nov La Chapelle Vosges France
25 Nov Saales Bas-Rhin France
26 Nov Mullerhof Chateau Bas-Rhin France
27 Nov Mullerhof Bas-Rhin France
28 Nov Strasbourg (vic) Bas-Rhin France
21 Dec Ribeauville Haut-Rhin France
1945
7 Jan La Poutroie Haut-Rhin France
11 Jan Ste-Marie-aux-Mines Haut-Rhin France
23 Jan Ribeauville Haut-Rhin France
1 Feb [page 36] Riedweiler Haut-Rhin France
20 Feb Pont-a-Mousson Meurthe-et-Moselle France
14 Mar Ettingen Moselle France
18 Mar Brenschelbach Pfalz Germany
23 Mar Kaiserslautern Pfalz Germany
24 Mar Altleiningen Pfalz Germany
25 Mar Bobenheim Pfalz Germany
27 Mar Burstadt Hessen Germany
28 Mar Heppenheim Hessen Germany
30 Mar Pfaffen Beerfurth Hessen Germany
31 Mar Seckmauern Bavaria Germany
1 Apr Ruck Bavaria Germany
3 Apr Weibersbrunn Bavaria Germany
4 Apr Partenstein Bavaria Germany
6 Apr Burgsinn Bavaria Germany
7 Apr Schondra Bavaria Germany
8 Apr Bad Kissingen Bavaria Germany
10 Apr Massbach Bavaria Germany
12 Apr Mechenried Bavaria Germany
13 Apr Priesendorf Bavaria Germany
15 Apr Reundorf Bavaria Germany
16 Apr Hemhofen Bavaria Germany
17 Apr Neunkirchen Bavaria Germany
18 Apr Buchenbuhl Bavaria Germany
24 Apr Kirkingen Bavaria Germany
26 Apr Kicklingen Bavaria Germany
27 Apr Wertingen Bavaria Germany
29 Apr Oberhausen Bavaria Germany
30 Apr Uberracker Bavaria Germany
1 May Neuaubing Bavaria Germany
2 May Unter Haching Bavaria Germany
4 May Siegsdorf Bavaria Germany
6 May Salzburg Salzburg Austria

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