1 For an example of this state of mind, see XIX Corps combat interviews for October 1944. In A Soldier's Story, page 426, General Bradley relates that on 28 September 1944, more than a week after the first drives into the West Wall had stalled, First Army sent him a bronze bust of Hitler with this inscription: "Found in Nazi Headquarters, Eupen, Germany [sic]. With seven units of fire and one additional division , First U.S. Army will deliver the original in thirty days."
2 FUSA Rpt, Annex 1, Vol. 2, P. 7.
3 Memo for Rcd, Brig Gen Raymond G. Moses (G-4, 12th A Gp), 9 Oct 44, in 12th A Gp Supplies, Misc, filed with SHAEF records, Folder 79, Drawer 392.
4 See 12th A Gp Ltr of Instrs 9, 25 Sep 44, 12th A Gp, Rpt of Opns, V, 93-95.
5 Interv with Bradley, 7 Jun 56.
6 Bradley, A Soldier's Story, PP. 435 37. General Bradley errs in pinning the date of his decision to 18 October after the Brussels conference. Moses Memo for Rcd, 9 Oct 44, and Sylvan Diary, entry of 10 Oct 44. The Ninth Army subsequently was to come under Montgomery's command during the Ardennes campaign (as was the First Army for a brief period) and to remain under the 21 Army Group to and beyond the Rhine.
7 Conquer-The Story of Ninth Army (Washigton: Infantry Journal Press, 1947), PP. 66-68; FUSA Rpt, Vol. 1, p. 65, and Annex 1, Vol. 2, P.114
8 Other staff members included: Col. George A. Millener, Deputy Chief of Staff; Col. Daniel H. Hundley, G-1; Col. Roy V. Rickard, G-4; and Col. Art B. Miller, Jr., Secretary of the General Staff.
9 Bradley, A Soldier's Story, P. 422. For details on the birth of the Ninth Army, see Conquer-The Story of Ninth Army, pages 15 25.
10 Conquer-The Story of Ninth Army, pp. 29-30; Craven and Cate, eds., Europe: ARGUMENT to V-E Day, P. 597: The Ninth Air Force and Its Principal Commands in the ETO, Vol. IV, Ch. I.
11 See Cole, The Lorraine Campaign.
12 See Smith, The Riviera to the Rhine.
13 IX FC and IX TAC, Unit History, Oct 44.
14 XXIX TAC History, Operation Q.
15 IX FC and IX TAC, Unit History, Oct 44; Hq AAF, Office of Asst Chief of Air Staff 3, Condensed Analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the ETO, P. 39.
16 Operational History of the Ninth Air Force, Bk. V, Ground Force Annexes; The Ninth Air Force and Its Principal Commands in the ETO, Vol. II, Ch. II.
17 See, for example, Incoming Msg, IX TAC Opns from 28th Div, 9 Nov, IX TAC Opns Orders, 9 Nov 44.
18 The Ninth Air Force and Its Principal Commands in the ETO, Vol. II, Ch. II.
19 Hq AAF, Condensed Analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the ETO.
20 The Ninth Air Force and Its Principal Commands in the ETO, Vol. II, Ch. II, and IX TAC Memo 100-57, 12 Apr 45, included in annex thereto.
21 Detailed information on logistical matters during this period is to be found in Ruppenthal, Logistical Support of the Armies, Vol. II Unless otherwise noted, the logistical story herein is drawn from that source.
22 FUSA Rpt, AnneX 2, Vol. 2, PP. 110-13.
24 Ibid., p. 1 13.
25 Bradley, A Soldier's Story, PP. 422 and 431
26 FUSA Rpt, Annex 2, VOL 2, pp. 114-18.
27 For a detailed study of this subject, see Royce L. Thompson, Local Procurement in the ETO, D Day to V-E Day, MS in OCMH.
28 12th A Gp Rpt of Opns, VI, 44. General Bradley gives a personal view of the situation in A Soldier's Story, pages 430-32.
29 FUSA Rpt, Annex 2, Vol. 2, pp. 114-18
30 SHAEF G-3 Daily Summary 137, 18 Oct 44.
31 U.S. divisions: 21 infantry, 9 armored (including 1 French armored division), and 2 airborne, a total of 32. British and Canadian divisions: 9 infantry and 6 armored (including 1 Polish armored division), a total of 15. SHAEF G-3 Daily Summary 134.
32 SHAEF G-3 Daily Summary 134. Two French armored, 5 French infantry, 3 U.S. infantry divisions, and 1 U.S. airborne task force of divisional size.
33 SHAEF G-3 Daily Summary 150. The figure on new arrivals is exclusive of the 6th Army Group.
34 SHAEF G-3 Daily Summaries 152 and 153. Including casualties of the 6th Army Group, the over all Allied total at the end of October was roughly 332,000.
35 See Pogue, The Supreme Command, pp. 306-07.
36 12th A Cp, Breakdown of Current Tonnage Allocations, in 12th A Gp, Tonnage, Folder 89, filed with SHAEF records, Drawer 392.