95th INFANTRY DIVISION

 

"Victory Division"

 

The division insignia consists of a monogrammatic red "9" and a white Roman "V" on a blue background. The roman "V" signifies the division nickname, "Victory Division", and the Arabic "9" and Roman "V" represent the division's number. The red, white, and blue colors parallel the colors of the American flag.

 

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COMMAND AND STAFF

 

Commanding General

17 Aug 44 Maj. Gen. Harry L. Twaddle

Assistant Division Commander

17 Aug 44 Brig. Gen. Don C. Faith

Artillery Commander

17 Aug 44 Col. Mark McGlure
22 Mar 45 Brig. Gen. Mark McGlure

Chief of Staff

17 Aug 44 Col. Harvey J. Golightly

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

17 Aug 44 Lt. Col. William H. Stubbs
5 Sep 44 Maj. Granville E. Tyson
16 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Granville E. Tyson

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

17 Aug 44 Lt. Col. John E. Carter
30 Jan 45 Maj. Edwin J. Runyan (Acting)
17 Feb 45 Lt. Col. John E. Carter

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

17 Aug 44 Lt. Col. Dorsey E. McCrory

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

17 Aug 44 Lt. Col. Clarence H. Mackey

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

17 Aug 44 Maj. Thomas V. Holland, Jr.
16 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Thomas V. Holland, Jr.

Adjutant General

17 Aug 44 Maj. Woodruff J. Flowers, Jr.
16 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Woodruff J. Flowers, Jr.

Commanding Officer, 377th Infantry

17 Aug 44 Col. Fred E. Gaillard

Commanding Officer, 378th Infantry

17 Aug 44 Col. Samuel L. Metcalfe

Commanding Officer, 379th Infantry

17 Aug 44 Col. Clifford P. Chapman
24 Nov 44 Col. Robert L. Bacon
27 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Aubrey W. Akin

 

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STATISTICS

 

Chronology

Activated 15 July 1942
Arrived ETO 17 August 1944
Arrived Continent (D+105) 19 September 1944
Entered Combat - First Elements 18 October 1944
Entered Combat - Entire Division 20 October 1944
Days in Combat 151

 

Casualties (Tentative)

Killed 1,128
Wounded 4,783
Missing 394
Captured 65
Battle Casualties 6,370
Non-Battle Casualties 3,834
Total Casualties 10,204
Percent of T/O Strength 72.4

 

Campaigns

Northern France

Ardennes

Rhineland

Central Europe

 

Individual Awards

Distinguished Service Cross 18
Legion of Merit 14
Silver Star 665
Soldiers Medal 15
Bronze Star 2,992
Air Medal 162

 

Prisoners of War Taken 31,988

 

COMPOSITION

377th Infantry

378th Infantry

379th Infantry

95th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)

320th Engineer Combat Battalion

320th Medical Battalion

95th Division Artillery

358th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)

359th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)

920th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)

360th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)

Special Troops

795th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company

95th Quartermaster Company

95th Signal Company

Military Police Platoon

Headquarters Company

Band

 

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ATTACHMENTS

 

Antiaircraft Artillery

547th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 5 Oct 44-21 May 45
Tr B, Br 474th SL Btry (SP) 15 Feb 45-21 Feb 45
2 dets, Tr C, Br 100th Radar Btry 15 Feb 45-21 Feb 45
226th AAA SL Bn 21 Mar 45-31 Mar 45
473d AAA AW Bn (SP) 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45

Armored

735th Tk Bn 20 Oct 44-29 Nov 44
778th Tk Bn 11 Nov 44-28 Jan 45
761st Tk Bn 2 Feb 45-13 Feb 45
709th Tk Bn 16 Feb 45-21 Apr 45
10th Armd Gp 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45

Cavalry

6th Cav Gp 30 Nov 44-1 Dec 44
Cdn 8th Rcn Regt 15 Feb 45-21 Feb 45
15th Cav Gp 3 Apr 45-14 Apr 45
17th Cav Rcn Sq 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45

Chemical

81st Cml Mort Bn 15 Oct 45-28 Jan 45
92d Cml Mort Bn 5 Apr 45-14 Apr 45

Engineer

206th Engr C Bn 30 Nov 44-6 Dec 44
537th Engr Light Pon Co 30 Nov 44-6 Dec 44
509th Engr Light Pon Co 30 Nov 44-15 Dec 44
1254th Engr C Bn 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45

Field Artillery

284th FA Bn (105 How) 20 Oct 44-2 Nov 44
5th Div Arty 23 Nov 44-27 Nov 44
244th FA Bn (155 Gun) 1 Dec 44-16 Dec 44
558th FA Bn (155 Gun) 2 Dec 44-17 Dec 44
807th FA Bn 22 Dec 44-19 Jan 45
282d FA Bn (105 How) 26 Dec 44-28 Jan 45
Br 25th FA Regt 15 Feb 45-21 Feb 45
Flight B, Br 659th Air Obsn Sq 15 Feb 45-21 Feb 45
70th FA Bn (105 How) 5 Mar 45-12 Mar 45
8th FA Obsn Bn 21 Mar 45-30 Mar 45
748th FA Bn (8" How) 26 Mar 45-30 Mar 45
351st FA Bn (155 How) 4 Apr 45-14 Apr 45
119th FA Gp 5 Apr 45-7 Apr 45
959th FA Bn (4.5" Gun) 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45
275th Armd FA Bn 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45
258th FA Gp 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45
748th FA Gp 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45
681st Gli FA Bn (17th Abn Div) 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45

Infantry

3d Bn, 10th Inf (5th Div) 26 Nov 44-28 Nov 44
10th CT (5th Div) 30 Nov 44-1 Dec 44
3d Bn, 2d Inf (5th Div) 12 Dec 44-17 Dec 44
5th Ranger Inf Bn 27 Dec 44-28 Jan 45
Br 115th Inf Brig 15 Feb 45-21 Feb 45
Dutch 2d, 3d, 4th & 5th Cos 16 Feb 45-21 Feb 45
194th Gli Inf (17th Abn Div) 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45

Tank Destroyer

705th TD Bn (SP) 15 Oct 44-2 Nov 44
818th TD Bn (SP) 20 Oct 44-26 Oct 44
774th TD Bn (T) 20 Oct 44-26 Oct 44
773d TD Bn (SP) 25 Oct 44-7 Nov 44
607th TD Bn (T) 1 Nov 44-2 Feb 45
614th TD Bn (T) 20 Nov 44-23 Nov 44
802d TD Bn (T) 3 Feb 45-21 Apr 45
809th TD Bn (SP) 7 Apr 45-13 Apr 45
20th TD Gp 17 Apr 45-20 Apr 45

 

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DETACHMENTS

(Attached to)

 

Cavalry

95th Rcn Tr Cdn 8th Rcn Regt 16 Feb 45-21 Feb 45

Field Artillery

95th Div Arty 84th Div 8 Feb 45-1 Mar 45

Infantry

379th Inf 2d Armd Div 1 Mar 45-4 Mar 45
377th Inf 2d Armd Div 29 Mar 45-2 Apr 45
378th Inf US Naval Task Force No. 126 (Br XXX Corps) 4 Apr 45-8 Apr 45

 

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ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHER UNITS

 

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
7 Jul 44   Ninth   ETOUSA  
27 Jul 44 XIII Ninth      
28 Aug 44 XIII Ninth   12th  
5 Sep 44 III Ninth   12th  
10 Oct 44 XX Third   12th  
29 Jan 45 VIII Third   12th  
5 Feb 45 - Ninth   12th Br 21st
13 Feb 45 Br VIII Ninth (Adm) Second Br (Opn) 12th Br 21st
22 Feb 45 XIX Ninth   12th Br 21st
26 Feb 45 XIII (Opn) Ninth   12th Br 21st
30 Mar 45 XIX Ninth   12th Br 21st
31 Mar 45 XXII (Opn) Fifteenth   12th -
2 Apr 45 XIX Ninth   12th Br 21st
4 Apr 45 XIV Ninth   12th -
9 Apr 45 XVI Ninth   12th  

(-) Indicates relieved from assignment.

 

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COMMAND POSTS

 

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
17 Aug 44 Winchester Hampshire England
15 Sep 44 Mandeville Calvados France
13 Oct 44 Norroy-le-Sec Meurthe-et-Moselle France
20 Oct 44 Villers-sous-Preny Meurthe-et-Moselle France
1 Nov 44 Moyeuvre-Grande Moselle France
24 Nov 44 Borny Meurthe-et-Moselle France
28 Nov 44 Boulay Moselle France
28 Jan 45 Tavigny Luxembourg Belgium
5 Feb 45 Rocienge-sur-Geer Limbourg Belgium
15 Feb 45 Deurne Limburg Netherlands
22 Feb 45 Rocienge-sur-Geer Limbourg Belgium
2 Mar 45 Julich Rhineland Germany
3 Mar 45 Osterath Rhineland Germany
5 Mar 45 Krefeld Rhineland Germany
11 Mar 45 Ameln Rhineland Germany
2 Apr 45 Beckum Westphalia Germany
9 Apr 45 Soest Westphalia Germany
11 Apr 45 Werl Westphalia Germany
12 Apr 45 Kamen Westphalia Germany
19 Apr 45 Beckum Westphalia Germany
23 Apr 45 Erwitte Westphalia Germany
9 May 45 Ludinghausen Westphalia Germany

 

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