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Order of Battle of the US Army - WWII - ETO
70th INFANTRY DIVISION

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"Trailblazers"

The division insignia consists of a white ax, a snowy mountain, and a green fir tree on a red background. The white ax is in recognition of the pioneers who travelled the Oregon Trial to the Willamette Valley, site of Camp Adair where the greater part of the division's training was accomplished' the snowy mountain represents Oregon's Mt. Hood; and the green fir tree finds its origin in the insignia of the 91st Division, from which the cadre of the 70th Division was drawn.

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Command and Staff

Commanding General

Assistant Division Commander

Division Artillery Commander

Chief of Staff

Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1

Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2

Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3

Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4

Adjutant General

Commanding Officer, 274th Infantry

Commanding Officer, 275th Infantry

Commanding Officer, 276th Infantry

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STATISTICS

Chronology

Campaigns

Casualties (Tentative)

Percent of Table of Organization Strength 58.2

Individual Awards

Prisoners of War Taken 8,694

COMPOSITION

70th Division Artillery

Special Troops

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ATTACHMENTS

Antiaircraft Artillery

433d AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 12 Feb 45-20 Jul 45

Armored

Chemical

Engineer

2755th Engr Combat Bn 18 Jan 45-8 Feb 45

Field Artillery

Tank Destroyer

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DETACHMENTS

Infantry

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ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHER UNITS

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
4Dec44       ETOUSA/6th  
20Dec44   Seventh   6th  
28Dec44 VI Seventh   6th  
3Feb45 XV Seventh   6th  
25Feb45 XXI Seventh   6th  
22Mar45 (-) Seventh   6th  
31Mar45   (-)   12th  
8Apr45   Third   12th  

Note: (-) Indicates relieved from assignment.

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COMMAND POSTS

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
15Dec44 Marseilles (vic.) (Delta Base CP #2) Bouche-du-Rhone France
6Jan45 Lutzelstein Bas-Rhin France
10Jan45 Reichshoffen Bas-Rhin France
19Feb45 St-Jean-Rohrbach Moselle France
12Mar45 Merlebach Moselle France
28Mar45 Otterburg Pfalz Germany
2Apr45 Bad Kreuznach Rhineland Germany
23Apr45 Frankfurt Hessen Germany

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