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Diekirch, being so close to the frontline, was a place of joy and activities. During the next few days the regiment pushed the Germans back across the Sauer as they occupied the highground overlooking Echternach. Have recently been made aware of your website by Sandy MacDuffie. He was wounded on December 21st I believe. Picture: “After the recapture of Diekirch on January 19th 1495. On 20 December 1989, the executive order was given to put Operation Just Cause into effect. *K067_16 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. I have heard bits and pieces of stories my father, Basil F Hall was involved in such an incident, possibly firing across a river. December 21 1944. Famous singers would perform here for the US troops that were resting in the Ardennes. I thought it would be interesting to put a Then & Now picture in this photo series. The 11th reverted to 5th Division control on the 28th and moved over behind the 10th, as the 10th attacked Hill 183 in the lace of bitter resistance by enemy infantry and artillery. The 2nd regiment crossed the same day at Ingeldorf. The enemy counterattacked and drove the leading elements of C company to the bottom of the draw where well placed machine guns pinned them and they could not move forward or withdraw. 72 years ago today: After two weeks of reconaissance patrols near the Sauer river bank and an initial patrol crossing by the 10th regiment to gather information about the German defences, the 5th Division crossed the Sauer river on January 18th 1945. The 10th Infantry Regiment was on the far right side of the Divisions Frontline during their  part of the Battle of the Bulge and it was the first regiment to arrive in Luxembourg. Info on the end of the Battle of the Bulge seems a little thin..but maybe I’m just looking in the wrong places. These GIs were probably from the 5th Infantry Division. The POWs were taken out of pillboxes on the German banks of the Sauer river. They are wearing a snow camouflage suit. Richard: Today, I uncover it all… Earl Clark served with the 3rd Army, 5th Division, 10th Infantry, Regiment C. He was one of the 16 soldiers that lost their lives in battle on January 28, 1945. The Germans would simply not give up their access to it. Second lieutenant Nelson of I Company participated in one of those reconnaissance patrols. John Chichilla. ... Military Vet Shop Magnet US Army 5th Infantry Division Vietnam Combat Veteran with Ribbons Vinyl Magnet Car Fridge Locker Metal Decal 3.8" $7.95 $ 7. Well as I explained in the previous post, the 2nd Regiment of the division crossed the Sauer at Ingeldorf and several Battalions received fire from the already mentioned ‘Goldknap Hill’, north of Ingeldorf. three infantry regiments - the 2nd, 10th and 11th Regiments, with an authorized strength of approximately 15,000 officers and men. He was part of Detachment 6 of the 166th Signal Photographic Company which was attached to the 10th IR, 5th ID until March 1945. The site includes photos, maps, daily staff journals, after action reports and more. 11th Infantry Regiment. Augmenting the 4/6 Infantry were Company A, 7th Engineers, elements of 5th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, 5th Support Battalion (Forward), Company C, 508th Airborne Infantry Regiment, four M551 Sheridans from the 82nd Airborne Division, four Marine light armored vehicles (LAVs) and two platoons of military police from Fort Benning, GA. Since September 1944 the civilians of Luxembourg were liberated. The 10th Bavarian Infantry Division was a unit of the Royal Bavarian Army, part of the Imperial German Army, in World War I. Co., 5th Infantry Division 1944 Soldier's Mail : Condition:--not specified. The 5th Infantry Division, now commanded by Gen Stafford LeRoy Irwin, left Iceland in early August 1943 and was sent to England to prepare and train for the eventual invasion of Northwestern part of Europe, then scheduled for the spring of 1944. The division actually had a shortage of white snow suits and only issued them for attacks and patrols over over the Sauer river. He made it home but suffered nightmares for decades. My great grandfather was in the same SPC Detachment as Albert. The division was formed on March 3, 1915, and organized over the next few weeks. The engineers, however, came under heavy enemy machine-gun fire. The 60th Infantry Regiment was born on June 10th, 1917, at the historic Gettysburg National Park, Pennsylvania. Picture: Ambulance and medics of 5th medical Bn evacuating wounded from first line aid station of 3rd Bn/2nd Inf Rgt on the road to Larochette” south exit – last house of Diekirch. I just want to say “Thank you” to Joe Demadio! The troops inside drowned in the ice old water and were carried downstream, if they hadn’t been killed by shrapbel. Opposition was strong and the regiment couldn’t proceed along E29 until December 29th. *K054_94 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. I really want to retrace his steps from London to Echternach. The marks on the jeep in front of the convoy suggests that it probably belonged to the 2nd Regiment of the 5th Division. They then cleared another quarter and took some prisoners here. About one platoon including Lt. Robert Neale, Company Commander, three platoon leaders and the forward observer for artillery were captured. C company pushed forward to Erpeldingen while the engineers began to build a pontoon bridge in their sector. Details about WWII 10th Infantry Regiment, Hq. Therefore, this picture was taken before they were sent to the Bulge and marks the first in the photo series. My dad was captured at Echternach, Luxemborg in the beginning days of the battle. The 11th regiment was on the left and cleared the area between Christnach and Beaufort. In conformance with the orders to follow the 7th Armored Division, the 5th Division commander, Maj. Gen. S. LeRoy Irwin, directed that the 2d Infantry follow CCA on the north, the 11th Infantry follow CCB on the south, and the 10th Infantry remain in division reserve. Buried at Hamm, Luxembourg. He was a member of General George Patton’s 3rd Army, 5th Infantry Division and the 10th Regiment, C Company in World War II. The mission was carried out in the early morning at 2:00 AM on January 10th, 1945. Haller itself fell to the reserve battalion, which at twilight sent a rifle company and tank platoon against the village. Thanks, Chris. The 5th Division ended up driving wedge in the German Offensive. The 10th Regiment jumped off south of Michelshoff on December 21st and experienced one of their bloodiest fights of World War 2. For two weeks, between January 1st till the 17th 1945, they did reconnaissance patrols and crossings over the Sauer. Famous singers would perform here for the US troops that were resting in the Ardennes. After the platoon had divided up in the village a German sentry noticed the patrol and opened fire. After the Battles of the 5th Division near Hoscheid and Putscheid, the division was again ordered to take up positions near Echternach. The first losses were a fact and several boats received direct hits from German mortar fire. 5.0 out of 5 stars 2. Kompanie/GR 915 of the 352nd Volksgrenadier-Division’ Thanks to Roland Gaul, retired curator of the Diekirch Museum, who helped me getting information on this picture. On January 24th fought for the village of Hoscheid with support of the 11th Infantry. 13th Infantry Regiment. The picture below shows troops of the 11th regiment in a field near the Village of Haller. John Chichilla is the guy on the picture and was one of the friends! 24 January 1945 Later that morning the 2nd Battalion would need to three attempts to make it across on their own sector. So, what has this to do with the 5th Infantry Division? Trying to locate information concerning my wife’s grandfather who was a member (infantry) of the 2nd Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division. Kenny Love , Sgt Lieutenant William Longpre was put in command and briefed the man. Do you have any record of this. Albert Smith, a member of the 166th Signal Photographic Company, attached to the 5th Infantry Division, inspects a 5 barreled 21 cm Rocket Launcher “Screaming Meemie” (Nebelwerfer) north of Diekirch near the ‘Kippenhof’ farm, close to the skyline drive. Lt. Robert Dunn, the only remaining officer organized what was left of the company, setting up machine guns to keep the attack going. At 3 AM, the 1st battalion would cross the Sauer to the west of Ingeldorf where engineers of the 7th Engineer Battalion would erect a footbridge. The crossings for the 10th regiment went according to plan. The photo was taken in the Alexis-Heckstrasse in front of the entrance of the house K067_09 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. The Battle of the Bulge was over. Cataloged by Controvich #3796, Dornbusch #1821. Patton Across the Sauer Part 5. Patton Across the Sauer Part 6. I have not read all of the information on your site, but want to thank you for keeping the history of World War Two alive. DIEKIRCH, LUXEMBOURG Lt. Edward C. Meleane, Los Angeles, Cal., 5th Infantry Division, utilizes this German built log cabin in the pines as the Command Post of his platoon. service to the country. The 10th Regiment jumped off south of Michelshoff on December 21st and experienced one of their bloodiest fights of World War 2. The guy looking at the Nebelwerfer is Pvt. Picture: Infantrymen of the US Third Army, advance along snowcovered trail. These soldiers were probably recovering from the battles they had just been in. David Naugher’s unit, Co. L, 11th Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, 3rd Army during December 1944 — February 1945. The 5th Division was reactivated 16 October 1939, at Fort McClellan, Alabama as a "triangular" division, i.e. The POWs were taken out of pillboxes on the German banks of the Sauer river. One of those two guns is on display at the museum in Diekirc. If you’re ever visiting the Ardennes, make sure to go to Diekirch! From January 1st to 17th, the 10th regiment was in position between Gilsdorf and Reisdorf. Lying with his weapon in open country between the Sauer and the “Golknapp” hill and he fired constantly at the enemy machine-gun positions on the heights. My fathers injuries kept him out of combat until V-E when he returned to his unit in Passua Germany after recovering in England. The remaining troops were finally able to withdraw. Picture: Through heavy snow in the night, units of the 3rd Army, including the 5th Infantry Division, reached Luxembourg from the Saar in the afternoon of December 20th, 1944. 5 Must-See Pictures of the 4th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of the Bulge | The Sauer River Crossings at Diekirch. For having put together a great resource for many. After this rapid and successful advance, the tanks withdrew to help the 1st Battalion drive the enemy off the Hohwald northeast of Waldbillig. It wasn’t until he passed that his buddies at the VFW said he was decorated but wouldn’t elaborate. This was taken during a much-need rest after the Sauer river crossing operations and drive up to Putscheid. Names added in 3rd Plat, K Company, Thanks Wiliam E. Griffith (July 1998) Names added in K Company, thanks to Richard Wies (August 2000). Picture: Allied convoy carrying soldiers, supplies and munitions, advances through snow-covered country and heads toward positions threatened by the German offensive. Company A of the 91st Chemical Battalion smoked Haller while the 3d Battalion, reinforced by ten Jumbo tanks from the 737th Tank Battalion, crossed the southern face of the village and attacked toward the Hardthof rise. *K048_21 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. They moved over the hump and were soon pinned down in front of the town by small arms, mortar and tanks or self-propelled guns. We have attributed his alcoholicism to this supposed incident. However, they soon had to go in battle again. Phillip Clover and Pfc. Company A of the 91st Chemical Battalion smoked Haller while the 3d Battalion, reinforced by ten Jumbo tanks from the 737th Tank Battalion, crossed the southern face of the village and attacked toward the Hardthof rise. I have a colored pencil sketch of my father, Basil Franklin Hall drawn by a German POW. Required fields are marked *. The German unit that had those was most probably 14. Interestingly, the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch has a wonderful display of some 5th Infantry Division medics. He was suppose to be in Paris the day the battle started on R and R but waited a day to go with one of his buddies, what a mistake that was. In Roland Gaul’s book there’s a little story of a soldier from the 2nd Regiment who crossed at Ingeldorf: ‘During the river crossing, Private Charles H. Schroder, a BAR gunner, was wounded but declined to be evacuated to the rear. Charles Breston from Nicholasville, Kentucky, brushes snow from his 30-calibre machine gun. He is seen in the picture briefing the patrol. Before Memories Fade: Memories of World War II; My Uncle and Men of the 10th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division. KIA 28 Jan, 1945 at Putscheid, Luxembourg Here it held daily patrolls to get familiar with the area. I hear this infantry/company was The 3rd Army/ 5th. Pvt. Now 97 years of age still standing with clear memories. The 2nd and 10th regiment held the line between Ingeldorf and Reisdorf. They are one of the many traces of war that share their own story of a war fought 72nd years ago. Thanks During the attack on Putscheid. World War I; Organization; Insignia; Interwar period In 1980, two bodies of German soldiers were found nearby, who belonged to that unit – they are both buried at Sandweiler cemetery in Luxembourg. The German unit that had those was most probably 14. It was sent to Iceland in 1942, under the command of Major General Cortlandt Parker to relieve British troops occupying this vital link on the Atlantic convoy routes. 5th Infantry Division The 5th Infantry Division was activated on 2 October 1939 under the command of Brigadier General Campbell Hodges. Also, if you were able to track down a copy, there is a news article from Beckley, WV along with a photo of Basil meeting his brother, George Hall in Berlin. All three regiments succeeded after 4 days of heavy fighting. The mission had only lasted for 90 minutes without one casualty! He was with the 4th Div, 12 Inf, Regt 44. The 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, also known as "Duryée's Zouaves", was a volunteer infantry regiment of the Union Army, during the American Civil War, led by Colonel Abram Duryée.Modeled, like other Union and Confederate infantry regiments, on the French Zouaves of Crimean War fame, its tactics and uniforms were different from those of the standard infantry. Some stayed and some fled, but those who stayed had to live under German authority again until they were liberated by the 5th Infantry Division. After identification they are Friedrich Kuster (43) and Georg Maurer (19), an Austrian. Thank you very much for writing this information. Picture: Soldiers of the 5th Infantry Division, most likely 10th Infantry Regiment early Feb 1945 near Weilerbach, Luxembourg – shortly before Echternach. Any information you have would be a big help. This time they would cross the Sauer river again, but this time between Bollendorf and Echternach to breach through the German West Wall here. Would this be of interest to you? Any help in information about my dad’s service time would be greatly appreciated. The 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)—nicknamed the "Red Diamond", [1] or the "Red Devils" —was an infantry division of the United States Army that served in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War, and with NATO and the U.S. Army III Corps.It was disbanded and deactivated on 24 November 1992. 10th INFANTRY REGIMENT Regimental Headquarters, 10th Infantry Regiment Headquarters Company, 10th Infantry Regiment Service Company, 10th Infantry Regiment Cannon Company, 10th Infantry Regiment Antitank Company, 10th Infantry Regiment Medical Detachment, 10th Infantry Regiment Would love to go even further but don’t know if there are any records of POW’s on how they traveled back behind the lines. He is my great-great uncle. Picture: Soldiers of the 5th Infantry Division, most likely 10th Infantry Regiment early Feb 1945 near Weilerbach, Luxembourg – shortly before Echternach. The previous picture showed you how the 2nd regiment was enroute to their destination. Co., 5th Infantry Division 1944 Soldier's Mail See original listing. ETO, 1/26/45. 2/ 14th Golden Dragons – Vietnam Includes information about the 14th Infantry Regiment’s 2nd Battalion, from it’s arrival in Vietnam in 1966 as part of the 25th Infantry Division, to the present day as part of the 10th Mountain Division. Katie Legg Hall. One of the reconnaissance patrols by the 10th turned out to be of much value to the division. Div. Before daybreak the 2d Battalion wheeled right and began an attack along the road running from Haller to Beaufort. I realize this post is a couple of years old but thought I’d give it a shot anyway. The 5th Division ended up driving wedge in the German Offensive. The battle group had their white camouflage suits on, as seen in the picture of Nelson. My wife’s grandfather, Sam Harris, of Scranton, PA was in the 10th Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, 3rd Army. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Guestblog WWII Veteran: Dogfaces in Frankfurt am Main, The 5th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge – Photo series. G Company, supported by tanks moved on the E29 while the rest of 2nd Bn moved along the ridge line on their flank. Before Memories Fade is a book that was written to remember Private First Class Melvin W. Dunn. Thanks, Katie Legg, I am trying to find more information on my great uncle PFC John Damato, Company C, 10th Infantry who was wounded 1/22/45 in Bastendorf and DOW 1/26/45. 12th Infantry Regiment. This page is dedicated to the veterans of the 5th Infantry Division. He was wounded at Normandy and Metz so I don’t know for sure if he was at the Bulge but I’m fairly certain he was since he said he was in Belgium and Luxembourg. He was killed during the Ardennes Offensive, better known as the Battle of the Bulge on January 28, 1945. Thank you for this wealth of information. They had to cross over the high side of a draw leading into the town, exposing them to the enemy. The 4th and 5th Battalions, 9th Infantry Regiment were activated back at Fort Wainwright, Alaska in 1986. form 53 also states he received victory medal, American theatre ribbon, European African middle eastern theatre ribbon w/3 binge battle stars, 1 overseas service bar and good conduct medal. WWII 10th Infantry Regiment, Hq. He remained with his unit instead. The account is listed in the history book of the 10th Inf Rgt — Operation Rhineland/breaching the Westwall Somehow, they give an extra dimension to the story that a picture tells you. Cemeteries & Memorials; Burial Search; About Us; Education; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram; ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 703-584-1501. [ 54th Infantry Division - Did not exist during WWII ] 55th Infantry Division [ 56th Infantry Division - Did not exist during WWII ] ... 5th Infantry Regiment. The picture was taken in Diekirch after the area was liberated and safe. The snow was also gone, but it is related to the Diekirch crossings that I covered in the previous posts. They were towed away in the summer of 1945 which saved the guns. The 5th ID arrived in Normandy on July 9, 1944 and immediately relieved the 1st Infantry Division which had been on the from lines since landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. 95. On the other it states he served in Finland, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Reliving the Past: Battle of The Bulge – Hill 313, Battle of the Bulge | The Sauer River Crossings at Diekirch, The Battle of Berdorf, Luxembourg – Dec 26, 1944, Omaha Beach WWII Then & Now – 10 Epic Photographs. After the 5th Infantry Division arrived on the 23rd their mission was to push back the Germans across the Sauer River between Echternach and Beaufort. He was killed on February 11, 1945. This is fascinating! The picture was taken in Diekirch after the area was liberated and safe. ” Red Devil’s ” – WE WILL. The picture was taken a day after the first crossings! The patrol made sure there was no one left in the house where the sentry was located. Fortunately, these leadership traits are still present today and will remain present as long as the Regiment exists. It is located in a well camouflaged position, shrapnel proof walls, well dug in, and has a real pane of glass in the window. After the Diekirch crossings, the 2nd regiment went further up north, capturing the villages of Brandenbourg Lipperscheid, Gralingen. The 11th Regiment was put in reserve while both the 2nd and 10th regiment were taking up positions south of the Sauer River. Keep the articles coming. Picture: Pvt. They had to destroy known enemy positions in Bettendorf and bring in prisoners. All we used were pilfered sheets! Your email address will not be published. ... 7th Infantry Regiment. There were two of those guns emplaced here that could fire – and possibly did high explosive shells at opposite “Goldknapp Hill” close to Erpeldange’ heights. He came back from the war a broken man and an alcoholic. The center figure pointing at a caputured German garment is Frank deFeo’. Hello ,saw your post and would love to see pictures of your Father & newspaper if possible …My name is Kenny Love and an Army Veteran from the Cold War era …I served 3 years with the 5th Infantry Division from 86 -88 ,some of the last ” Red Devils” …I’m also a Member of The Society of the Fifth Division and help save the history of the Division….I would love the here your Father’s story and see his pictures …could also put his story in the Red Diamond paper that comes out …please feel free to contact me and any one else who would love to share their history …you can contact me by email at dr.love6281@gmail.com ….Hope everyone is doing well & happy …love to hear from everyone …Take care …. They lived in peace for a little 4 months. I have a copy of a newspaper photo showing my father meeting his brother. Artillery was called, but it was impossible due to fog and light snow to adjust fire on the machine guns. My late father Lt. Thomas Browne was in the 10th Regiment, 5th Division was on patrol and wounded in Echternach- Christmas Day, 1944. They then quickly disappeared across a blown-up bridge and left Bettendorf with the German captives. By nightfall they had taken Hill 313 overlooking the road to Echternach and soldiers spent Christmas Eve in their foxholes. Because there was a shortage of those suits, they had to be returned after the mission. The 10th regiment even changed their small front troop units 45 times so that the companies were going to be familiar with the terrain. Out of experience and reading a lot about the 5th Infantry Division I can tell that this picture is a true setup. Here they would stay for the rest of January. Before Memories Fade by Melvin H. Dick: “It was C Company’s job to attack Putscheid and the attack started at 06:00 on the 28th with fog and light snow. However, they soon had to go in battle again. This picture was probably taken in February ’45, a month after the crossings. (I suggest you should look this up on Google Maps) The 10th Regiment had the sector in the east and their mission was the city of Echternach. Nearly two hundred prisoners were rounded up from the 988th, the center regiment of the 276th Volks Grenadier Division. Albert Smith. Gen. Eddy happens to have some chocolate bars, cigarettes and “K” and “D” rations which the elderly woman is very thankful to accept. This was probably due to the information that was gathered in the Bettendorf Raid earlier that month. The division was formed primarily from the excess infantry regiments of existing divisions … May they all Rest in Peace. Nearly two hundred prisoners were rounded up from the 988th, the center regiment of the 276th Volks Grenadier Division. The farmhouse was located at the eastern end of town in direction of Ingeldorf-Ettelbruck. This way his own platoon was able to dorop back before the German defensive fire. The account is listed in the history book of the 10th Inf Rgt — Operation Rhineland/breaching the Westwall. The 2nd Regiment was in the middle and had to fight from Consdorf to the village of Berdorf. Updated October 11, 2003 by Yves J. Bellanger Colonel Black ordered the attack continued on the 26th, sending two battalions against what was left of the 987th and 988th Regiments. Since its inception, the 10th Infantry Regiment has been famous for its mobility and lethality both of which it displayed in conflicts ranging from the Civil War to WWII. This information is an overwhelming surprise, for years, I have worked to unravel my grandfathers story. Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division 2nd Infantry Regiment 10th Infantry Regiment It’s painted dull red and is now a shop for camping gear and equipment. He belongs to the 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Divison. This is the initial crossing I was talking about. Haller itself fell to the reserve battalion, which at twilight sent a rifle company and tank platoon against the village. The division was disbanded in August 1918 and its assets distributed to other units. Joe, would you have access to the unit history of the 10th Infantry in Luxemborg during this time? They were then send to another part of the bulge. 5th Infantry Division "Red Devils". It was part of a wave of new infantry divisions formed in the spring of 1915. First time I hear about “snow suits” and their scarcity. Hi! Click on them below! He died on January 21, 1945 in or near Diekirk. 9 Jul 44 Entered Combat: First Elements 14 Jul 44 Entire Division 16 Jul 44 Days in Combat 270 by Melvin H. Dick. The line stretched out from Ingeldorf to Reisdorf. It also states he served with the 734th railway operating BN overseas in combat. 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