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Order of Battle of the US Army - WWII - ETO
103d INFANTRY DIVISION

"Cactus Division"

The division insignia consists of a yellow disc with a green Saguaro cactus superimposed upon a patch of blue, and was adopted in 1922 when this reserve division had its headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The yellow disc represents a golden sky, while the green cactus growing out of the blue sage-covered earth characterizes the southwest.

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COMMAND AND STAFF

Commanding General

20 Oct 44 Maj. Gen. Charles C. Haffner, Jr.
11 Jan 45 Maj. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe

Assistant Division Commander

20 Oct 44 Brig. Gen. John T. Pierce

Artillery Commander

20 Oct 44 Brig. Gen. Roger M. Wicks

Chief of Staff

20 Oct 44 Col. Guy S. Meloy, Jr.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

20 Oct 44 Maj. Walter E. Winter
20 Nov 44 Lt. Col. Charles A. Robinson

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

20 Oct 44 Maj. Bland West

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

20 Oct 44 Lt. Col. Russel R. Lord
13 Dec 44 Maj. Richard C. Thomas
16 Feb 45 Lt. Co. Richard C. Thomas

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

20 Oct 44 Maj. Robert E. Myers
16 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Robert E. Myers

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

10 Nov 44 Maj. Shelden D. Elliott

Adjutant General

20 Oct 44 Lt. Co. Alfred W. Croll

Commanding Officer, 409th Infantry

20 Oct 44 Col. Claudius L. Lloyd
19 Apr 45 Lt. Co. Hubert E. Strange

Commanding Officer, 410th Infantry

20 Oct 44 Col. Henry J. P. Harding

Commanding Officer, 411th Infantry

20 Oct 44 Col. Donovan P. Yeuell

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STATISTICS

Chronology

Casualties (Tentative)

Campaigns

Individual Awards

COMPOSITION

Special Troops

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ATTACHMENTS

Antiaircraft Artillery

353d AAA SL Bn 25 Jan 45-5 Feb 45
354th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 29 Mar 45-5 May 45
354th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 6 May 45-9 May 45

Armored

Co B, 756th Tk Bn 15 Nov 44-3 Feb 45
1 tank co, CCA (14th Armd Div) 2 Dec 44-3 Dec 44
Co A, 43d Tk Bn (12th Armd Div) 5 Dec 44-7 Jan 45
Cos A & C, 47th Tk Bn (14th Armd Div) 14 Dec 44-19 Dec 44
781st Tk Ben (- Co A & 2d Plat, Co D) 17 Jan 45-5 Feb 45
Co A, 191st Tk Bn 25 Jan 45-5 Feb 45
Co C, 781st Tk Bn 7 Feb 45-22 Feb 45
Assault Gun Plat, Hq Co, 781st Tk Bn 17 Feb 45-22 Feb 45
756th Tk Bn 22 Feb 45-31 Mar 45
Cos A & C, 48th Tk Bn (14th Armd Div) 4 Mar 45-10 Mar 45
761st Tk Bn 10 Mar 45-28 Mar 45
781st Tk Bn 23 Apr 45-5 May 45

Cavalry

115th Cav Gp 24 Apr 45-3 May 45
117th Cav Rcn Sq 24 Apr 45-5 May 45

Chemical

Co B, 3d Cml Mort Bn 14 Nov 44-
Co B, 3d Cml Mort Bn 5 Dec 44-21 Dec 44
Cos B & C, 81st Cml Mort Bn 15 Mar 45-5 May 45
83d Cml Mort Bn 21 Apr 45-5 May 45
83d Cml Mort Bn 6 May 45-9 May 45

Field Artillery

495th Armd FA Bn (12th Armd Div) 26 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
69th Armd FA Bn 19 Feb 45-
242d FA Bn (105mm How) 2 Mar 45-25 Mar 45
Btry C, 991st FA Bn (155mm Gun) 20 Mar 45-24 Mar 45
242d FA Bn (105mm How) 28 Mar 45-29 Mar 45
242d FA Bn (105mm How) 26 Apr 45-5 May 45
69th Armd FA Bn 3 May 45-9 May 45

Infantry

274th Inf (70th Div) 17 Jan 45-22 Jan 45

Tank Destroyer

Co C, 601st TD Bn (SP) 15 Nov 44-5 Feb 45
Co C, 614th TD Bn (T) 7 Feb 45-31 Mar 45
Co A, 614th TD Bn (T) 21 Feb 45-31 Mar 45
824th TD Bn (SP) 24 Apr 45-5 May 45
614th TD Bn (T) 30 Apr 45-5 May 45

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DETACHMENTS

(Attached to)

Field Artillery

103d Div Arty VI Corps 25 Mar 45-26 Mar 45

Infantry

409th Inf 45th Div 15 Jan 45-17 Jan 45
2d Bn, 411th Inf 45th Div 18 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
1st Bn, 410th Inf 79th Div 18 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
411th Inf (- 2d Bn) 79th Div 19 Jan 45-21 Jan 45

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ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHER UNITS

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
9 Oct 44       ETOUSA 6th (Support & Operations)
1 Nov 44   Seventh   6th (-)
6 Nov 44 VI Seventh   6th  
22 Dec 44 XV Seventh   6th  
9 Jan 45 XXI Seventh   6th  
16 Jan 45 VI Seventh   6th  
29 Mar 45 (-) Seventh   6th  
19 Apr 45 VI Seventh   6th  

(-) Indicates relieved from assignment.

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COMMAND POSTS

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
20 Oct 44 Marseilles Bouches-du-Rhone France
30 Oct 44 Docelles Vosges France
9 Nov 44 Les Rouges Eaux Vosges France
17 Nov 44 L'Haute Jacques Vosges France
19 Nov 44 Les Rouges Eaux Vosges France
21 Nov 44 Nompatelize Vosges France
22 Nov 44 La Pecherie Vosges France
24 Nov 44 Provencheres Vosges France
26 Nov 44 Lubine Vosges France
27 Nov 44 Fouchy Vosges France
28 Nov 44 St-Martin Bas-Rhin France
2 Dec 44 Dambach-la-Ville Bas-Rhin France
4 Dec 44 Gugenheim Bas-Rhin France
8 Dec 44 La Walck Bas-Rhin France
11 Dec 44 Gundershoffen Bas-Rhin France
12 Dec 44 Woerth Bas-Rhin France
13 Dec 44 Gunstett Bas-Rhin France
14 Dec 44 Merkwiller Bas-Rhin France
15 Dec 44 Drachenbronn Bas-Rhin France
19 Dec 44 Rott Bas-Rhin France
22 Dec 44 Francaltroff Moselle France
24 Dec 44 St-Jean Rohrbach Moselle France
15 Jan 45 Reichshoffen Bas-Rhin France
20 Jan 45 Imbsheim Bas-Rhin France
15 Mar 45 Ober Modern Bas-Rhin France
17 Mar 45 Gumbrechtshofen Bas-Rhin France
18 Mar 45 Woerth Bas-Rhin France
18 Mar 45 Lembach Bas-Rhin France
19 Mar 45 Bobenthal Pfalz Germany
23 Mar 45 Birkenhordt Pfalz Germany
24 Mar 45 Klingenmunster Pfalz Germany
29 Mar 45 Schifferstadt Pfalz Germany
2 Apr 45 Neustadt Pfalz Germany
7 Apr 45 Bensheim Hessen Germany
20 Apr 45 Murrharat Wurttemberg Germany
20 Apr 45 Pfedelbach Wurttemberg Germany
21 Apr 45 Ober Urbach Wurttemberg Germany
22 Apr 45 Kircheim Wurttemberg Germany
25 Apr 45 Lonsee Wurttemberg Germany
25 Apr 45 Horvelsingen Wurttemberg Germany
25 Apr 45 Geislingen Wurttemberg Germany
27 Apr 45 Krumbach Bavaria Germany
27 Apr 45 Ketterschwang Bavaria Germany
28 Apr 45 Pfaffenhoffen Bavaria Germany
28 Apr 45 Bidingen Bavaria Germany
30 Apr 45 Partenkirchen Bavaria Germany
2 May 45 Mittenwald Bavaria Germany
2 May 45 Seefeld Tyrol Austria
4 May 45 Innsbruck Tyrol Austria

[pages 407 (through 24 Dec 44)-409 (starting 30 Apr 45)]


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