The snow was also gone, but it is related to the Diekirch crossings that I covered in the previous posts. Now 97 years of age still standing with clear memories. 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. Thank you for this wealth of information. Somehow, they give an extra dimension to the story that a picture tells you. With 2nd Bn on the left side of the road and 1st Bn on the right side of the road the regiment moved up to the Lauterborn crossroads. The division actually had a shortage of white snow suits and only issued them for attacks and patrols over over the Sauer river. Picture: Pvt. Since September 1944 the civilians of Luxembourg were liberated. The 2nd regiment crossed the same day at Ingeldorf. 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. Photo: IWM, London. The 11th regiment was on the left and cleared the area between Christnach and Beaufort. 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. The colored sketch was done by a German P.O.W., Hans Grubr. Div. Those photos bring those days back to life! Katie Legg Hall. The 11th Regiment was put in reserve while both the 2nd and 10th regiment were taking up positions south of the Sauer River. Subscribe to 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division Footer menu. In the previous pictures I explained how to 5th Infantry Division had the task of pushing the Germans back across the Sauer river. I really want to retrace his steps from London to Echternach. Activated 2 Oct 39 Arrived UK 9 August 1943 Arrived Continent (D/33). 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. After this rapid and successful advance, the tanks withdrew to help the 1st Battalion drive the enemy off the Hohwald northeast of Waldbillig. They had to destroy known enemy positions in Bettendorf and bring in prisoners. service to the country. Haller itself fell to the reserve battalion, which at twilight sent a rifle company and tank platoon against the village. The 10th Bavarian Infantry Division was a unit of the Royal Bavarian Army, part of the Imperial German Army, in World War I. 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. ETO, 1/26/45. Interestingly, this house is still there! C company pushed forward to Erpeldingen while the engineers began to build a pontoon bridge in their sector. The account is listed in the history book of the 10th Inf Rgt — Operation Rhineland/breaching the Westwall. Thanks, Chris. Phillip Clover and Pfc. For two weeks, between January 1st till the 17th 1945, they did reconnaissance patrols and crossings over the Sauer. The division was formed on March 3, 1915, and organized over the next few weeks. 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. It wasn’t until he passed that his buddies at the VFW said he was decorated but wouldn’t elaborate. The site includes photos, maps, daily staff journals, after action reports and more. He passed away in 2012. Picture: Soldiers of the 5th Infantry Division, most likely 10th Infantry Regiment early Feb 1945 near Weilerbach, Luxembourg – shortly before Echternach. 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. Your email address will not be published. The 10th regiment even changed their small front troop units 45 times so that the companies were going to be familiar with the terrain. For the 2nd Infantry regiment, the crossings didn’t go to plan. Trying to locate information concerning my wife’s grandfather who was a member (infantry) of the 2nd Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division. This way his own platoon was able to dorop back before the German defensive fire. Fortunately, these leadership traits are still present today and will remain present as long as the Regiment exists. Eventually the regiment crossed the Sauer river near Gilsdorf on January 18th. He came back from the war a broken man and an alcoholic. The 10th Regiment jumped off south of Michelshoff on December 21st and experienced one of their bloodiest fights of World War 2. They were towed away in the summer of 1945 which saved the guns. The 11th's 3rd Bn occupied Hill 192 as 2nd Division reserve as the 2nd, 29th and 35th Divisions battered St Lo. The 5th division arrived on the line Bech – Consdorf – Breidweiler – Christnach on the 23rd of December. Any help would be appreciated. They had to cross over the high side of a draw leading into the town, exposing them to the enemy. 9th Infantry Regiment. He died this morning, December 24 2019, exactly 75 years later. The commander of L Company got the order to assemble a battle group consisting of a reinforced rifle platoon. I am the author of Before Memories Fade. Created in May 1997. If you know some members of the 10th INFANTRY REGIMENT not listed here, let me know I will add them. Task Force "Wildcat" (5th Battalion, 87th Infantry) attacked and seized critical objectives in Panama City to include the Balboa DENI (Direccion Especial Nacional de Investigaciones), the PDF's investigative branch, the D… Amazing yo run into a family member thousands of miles from home. Before daybreak the 2d Battalion wheeled right and began an attack along the road running from Haller to Beaufort. After this rapid and successful advance, the tanks withdrew to help the 1st Battalion drive the enemy off the Hohwald northeast of Waldbillig. My great grandfather was in the same SPC Detachment as Albert. For having put together a great resource for many. The Sauer Crossing marked the beginning of the last phase of the Battle of the Bulge in the Southern Shoulder. This was taken during a much-need rest after the Sauer river crossing operations and drive up to Putscheid. The guy looking at the Nebelwerfer is Pvt. You have filled in the blank that I have been searching for, I am so very grateful! After identification they are Friedrich Kuster (43) and Georg Maurer (19), an Austrian. They are wearing a snow camouflage suit. Albert Smith. 9 Jul 44 Entered Combat: First Elements 14 Jul 44 Entire Division 16 Jul 44 Days in Combat 270 West of the Müllerthal the 11th Infantry set out on the wheeling movement planned the night before to reduce the stubborn resistance in front of its right flank. These GIs were probably from the 5th Infantry Division. Any info will be appreciated. It is David Naugher’s unit, Co. L, 11th Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, 3rd Army during December 1944 — February 1945. This village seemed of vital importance to the Germans as it was the last village before crossing the border in to Germany. Famous singers would perform here for the US troops that were resting in the Ardennes. The previous picture showed you how the 2nd regiment was enroute to their destination. They lived in peace for a little 4 months. 5th Infantry Division History The 5th Infantry Division was reactivated on 16 October 1939 at Fort McClellan, Alabama under the command of Brigadier General Campbell Hodges. Hello G. Bowles, can you please tell me what company your wifes grandfather was in? The 60th Infantry Regiment was born on June 10th, 1917, at the historic Gettysburg National Park, Pennsylvania. These soldiers were probably recovering from the battles they had just been in. Picture: “After the recapture of Diekirch on January 19th 1495. Out of experience and reading a lot about the 5th Infantry Division I can tell that this picture is a true setup. It’s painted dull red and is now a shop for camping gear and equipment. Co., 5th Infantry Division 1944 Soldier's Mail See original listing. The 5th Infantry Division belonged to Patton’s 3rd Army. Joe, would you have access to the unit history of the 10th Infantry in Luxemborg during this time? The town of Diekirch wasn’t the goal for their mission. He was killed on February 11, 1945. Here’s the separation onfor I have from two different documents: Company C 11th Infantry is on his separation papers (two different docs) it states he served in the following campaigns/battles: Ardennes, Rheinland, Central Europe. The 10th Regiment jumped off south of Michelshoff on December 21st and experienced one of their bloodiest fights of World War 2. 13th Infantry Regiment. Hereby, gathering as much information as possible to prepare the regiments for their initial crossing over the river. Before Memories Fade is a book that was written to remember Private First Class Melvin W. Dunn. 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. After the U.S. entry in World War II , 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. Nearly two hundred prisoners were rounded up from the 988th, the center regiment of the 276th Volks Grenadier Division. My late father Lt. Thomas Browne was in the 10th Regiment, 5th Division was on patrol and wounded in Echternach- Christmas Day, 1944. 24 January 1945 Paperback $15.95 $ 15. *K054_61 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. This page is dedicated to the veterans of the 5th Infantry Division. by Melvin H. Dick. He commanded an anti-tank gun unit and got a Bronze Star, that’s about all I know. 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. On 20 December 1989, the executive order was given to put Operation Just Cause into effect. However, they soon had to go in battle again. After capturing this village they moved up further north to close in on the 2nd regiment. 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. May they all Rest in Peace. THE 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION "RED DIAMOND" THE RED DEVILS IN WW II ROSTERS OF UNITS 5th Infantry Division Except the Infantry Regiments : 2nd Infantry Regiment 10th Infantry Regiment 11th Infantry Regiment : Home Back to WWII WWI WWII : Vietnam : Panama : … One of those two guns is on display at the museum in Diekirc. In Foxhole Promises are the story of some veterans from K Company of the 10th Infantry Regiment. Near Echternach a lot of Bunkers can still be found today. They are one of the many traces of war that share their own story of a war fought 72nd years ago. My father was in the 10th Infantry Regiment as well and he was wounded Christmas Day in Ecternanch, Luxembourg. The battle group had their white camouflage suits on, as seen in the picture of Nelson. So sorry for your loss. Charles Breston from Nicholasville, Kentucky, brushes snow from his 30-calibre machine gun. 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. 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. They then cleared another quarter and took some prisoners here. Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy, making his daily rounds of visiting his front line troops, stops to chat with an old lady. Dates of his overseas tour line up with when they arrived. Contents include a detailed narrative of the units experiences during the war, illustrated, with some nice maps both to end pages and within the text. The Regiment's rich battle history and success in war directly correlates with its historically high-quality leadership which all started with the inspirational first commander of the regiment, COL Edmund Brooke Alexander. He volunteered for the army in October 1940. Eddy was de Commanding General of the XII Corps and would later be followed up by General Irwin, Commander of the 5th Infantry Division. units 45 times so that the companies were going to be familiar with the terrain. ” Red Devil’s ” – WE WILL. 1986-88 re then send to another part of the bulge. The patrol made sure there was no one left in the house where the sentry was located. Diekirch, being so close to the frontline, was a place of joy and activities. Consolidated 25 July 1869 with Company D, 26th Infantry and consolidated unit designated as Company D, 10th Infantry (10th Infantry assigned 5 July 1918 to the 14th Division; relieved in February 1919 from assignment to the 14th Division; assigned 24 March 1923 to the 5th Division [later redesignated as the 5th Infantry Division]) Inactivated 31 October 1929 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky Activated 1 October … My dad was captured at Echternach, Luxemborg in the beginning days of the battle. After the Battles of the 5th Division near Hoscheid and Putscheid, the division was again ordered to take up positions near Echternach. John Chichilla is the guy on the picture and was one of the friends! The German unit that had those was most probably 14. The war ended for them on a cold, snowy Sunday, January 28th 1945.” Tomorrow that will be exactly 72 years ago. 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 At the end of the day Putscheid was in control of the 1stBattalion. It is located in a well camouflaged position, shrapnel proof walls, well dug in, and has a real pane of glass in the window. My father was a member 2nd BN, 2nd Rgt, 5th Div. Lieutenant William Longpre was put in command and briefed the man. please email at keithkuzala@yahoo.com. It clearly shows the red diamond patch on his uniform. 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. Cataloged by Controvich #3796, Dornbusch #1821. The POWs were taken out of pillboxes on the German banks of the Sauer river. Trying to find locations of Sgt. The POWs were taken out of pillboxes on the German banks of the Sauer river. Picture: Allied convoy carrying soldiers, supplies and munitions, advances through snow-covered country and heads toward positions threatened by the German offensive. The mission had only lasted for 90 minutes without one casualty! The German unit that had those was most probably 14. We can clearly see his shoulder patch from the 5th Division, a red diamond shape. My dad was in the same BN in the 2nd Reg, 5th I.D.. Do you know what company your father was in by any chance? They were assigned to the 1st Brigade of the 6th Infantry Division (Arctic Light) and were specially trained in Arctic warfare. We have attributed his alcoholicism to this supposed incident. 10th Infantry Regiment. Haller itself fell to the reserve battalion, which at twilight sent a rifle company and tank platoon against the village. He was with the 4th Div, 12 Inf, Regt 44. 5th Infantry Division – Red Diamond ... – “Hourglass Division” 8th Infantry Division Golden Arrow Division 9th Infantry Division – Old Reliables 10th Mountain Division 11th Airborne Division – Angels 12th Infantry Division – Philippine Division He is seen in the picture briefing the patrol. 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. I have been wondering for 50 years if the Red Diamonds were involved in a case if fatal friendly fire. This information is an overwhelming surprise, for years, I have worked to unravel my grandfathers story. Do you have any record of this. The picture below shows troops of the 11th regiment in a field near the Village of Haller. This is fascinating! On January 24th fought for the village of Hoscheid with support of the 11th Infantry. G Company, supported by tanks moved on the E29 while the rest of 2nd Bn moved along the ridge line on their flank. Have recently been made aware of your website by Sandy MacDuffie. One of those two guns is on display at the museum in Diekirc. 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. 2nd Infantry Regiment: Colonel A. Worrell Roffe 10th Infantry Regiment: Colonel Robert P. Bell 11th Infantry Regiment: Colonel CharlesW Yuill 5th (mechanized) Reconnaissance Troop 7th Combat Engineer Battalion 5th Medical Battalion 5th Artillery Division 19th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer) 46th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer) 50th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer) 21st Field Artillery Battalion (155 Howitzer) Would this be of interest to you? The mission was carried out in the early morning at 2:00 AM on January 10th, 1945. My fathers injuries kept him out of combat until V-E when he returned to his unit in Passua Germany after recovering in England. 95. ... 7th Infantry Regiment. Thank you very much for writing this information. 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. They lived in peace for a little 4 months. During the attack on Putscheid. On January 28th the regiment ook Putscheid and pushed the Germans back across the border. 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. From January 1st to 17th, the 10th regiment was in position between Gilsdorf and Reisdorf. PFC John Chichilla Many soldiers of the 10th regiment lost their lives here. 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. 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. In World War I the allegedly impossible crossing of the Meuse River by the 60th Infantry Regiment was regarded by military experts as indicative of the skill possessed by … He was wounded 75 years ago today , December 24, 1944. Picture: Infantrymen of the US Third Army, advance along snowcovered trail. Required fields are marked *. 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. I realize this post is a couple of years old but thought I’d give it a shot anyway. It was part of a wave of new infantry divisions formed in the spring of 1915. 5.0 out of 5 stars 2. All three regiments succeeded after 4 days of heavy fighting. 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. They were the second wave of troops that were sent to stop the Germans in the south on the Ardennes front. Among the sixteen men who lost their lives that day were Pfc. *K048_21 – Collection MNHM Diekirch / Luxembourg*. Permanently without cover, he drew the enemy fire on himself until he fell to a direct hit from a mortar.’, Medics of the 5th Medical Bn, 5th Infantry Division examining GI clothing found with German-captured equipment after the liberation of Diekirch in Luxembourg on the 20th of January 1945. The division was disbanded in August 1918 and its assets distributed to other units. Remembers operations in Luxemburg. George Hall, both from the area of Beckley,WV. 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. This would have appeared shortly after the end of the war. Diekirch, being so close to the frontline, was a place of joy and activities. The Germans would simply not give up their access to it. 5th Infantry Division – Mech. Nearly two hundred prisoners were rounded up from the 988th, the center regiment of the 276th Volks Grenadier Division. They then quickly disappeared across a blown-up bridge and left Bettendorf with the German captives. These GIs, obviously amused, used civilian nightshirts over their uniform as a snow camouflage. With the help of engineers, they were able to cross the Sauer and capture Diekirch. Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division 2nd Infantry Regiment 10th Infantry Regiment However, they soon had to go in battle again. During the next few days the regiment pushed the Germans back across the Sauer as they occupied the highground overlooking Echternach. Picture: Soldiers of the 5th Infantry Division, most likely 10th Infantry Regiment early Feb 1945 near Weilerbach, Luxembourg – shortly before Echternach. 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 …. Kenny Love , Sgt If you’re ever visiting the Ardennes, make sure to go to Diekirch! [ 54th Infantry Division - Did not exist during WWII ] 55th Infantry Division [ 56th Infantry Division - Did not exist during WWII ] ... 5th Infantry Regiment. The Battle of the Bulge was over. After the Diekirch crossings, the 2nd regiment went further up north, capturing the villages of Brandenbourg Lipperscheid, Gralingen. 12th Infantry Regiment. He was killed during the Ardennes Offensive, better known as the Battle of the Bulge on January 28, 1945. Medics came to help and evacuated the wounded on improvised sleds. 3rd Army, 5th Division, 10th Infantry Regiment, C Company. Richard: Artillery was called, but it was impossible due to fog and light snow to adjust fire on the machine guns. He was wounded on December 21st I believe. Second lieutenant Nelson of I Company participated in one of those reconnaissance patrols. The first losses were a fact and several boats received direct hits from German mortar fire. My wife’s grandfather, Sam Harris, of Scranton, PA was in the 10th Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, 3rd Army. Buried at Hamm, Luxembourg. Around January 24th the regiment began to advance to the village of Putscheid. The town of Diekirch wasn’t the goal for their mission. The picture was taken a day after the first crossings! Lt. Robert Dunn, the only remaining officer organized what was left of the company, setting up machine guns to keep the attack going. I’ve seen the picture quite a lot on the internet, but without a proper description. I hear this infantry/company was The 3rd Army/ 5th. Bravo Battery 1/55 ADA (V) Hi! 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. This time they would cross the Sauer river again, but this time between Bollendorf and Echternach to breach through the German West Wall here. The account is listed in the history book of the 10th Inf Rgt — Operation Rhineland/breaching the Westwall I have a sketch of my father, Basil F. Hall, clearly showing the Red Diamond patch. Does anyone have any info to share. After identification they are Friedrich Kuster (43) and Georg Maurer (19), an Austrian. Any help concerning how to identify his unit or find corresponding records is appreciated. Second lieutenant Nelson of I Company participated in one of those reconnaissance patrols. The 2nd and 10th regiment held the line between Ingeldorf and Reisdorf. He died on January 21, 1945 in or near Diekirk. On the other it states he served in Finland, Belgium, Holland and Germany. KIA 28 Jan, 1945 at Putscheid, Luxembourg Thanks. Before Memories Fade: Memories of World War II; My Uncle and Men of the 10th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division. They were then send to another part of the bulge. I thought it would be interesting to put a Then & Now picture in this photo series. Thanks, Katie Legg, The 5th Infantry Division served for 270 days in Combat in the European African Middle Eastern Theater; during this time they served in the campaigns of NORMANDY, NORTHERN FRANCE, RHINELAND, ARDENNES-ALSACE, and CENTRAL EUROPE. The leading company encountered the first of the enemy in the wooded ravine of the Hallerbach, well camouflaged in unorthodox positions facing both sides of the ravine so that the attackers found themselves receiving mortar, Werfer, and bullet fire from front and rear. Opposition was strong and the regiment couldn’t proceed along E29 until December 29th. close to Erpeldange’ heights. The engineers, however, came under heavy enemy machine-gun fire. The marks on the jeep in front of the convoy suggests that it probably belonged to the 2nd Regiment of the 5th Division. Therefore, this picture was taken before they were sent to the Bulge and marks the first in the photo series. 8th Infantry Regiment. Any information you have would be a big help. They used civilian nightshirts over their uniform as a snow camouflage due to a shortage of snow suits. 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. C Company lost sixteen men killed in the attack, the worst loss for the company in a single day during the war. Patton Across the Sauer Part 6. I’m just starting to look into my grandfathers history, whom I was raised by and he would never tell me anything. Near Echternach a lot of Bunkers can still be found today. They are one of the many traces of war that share their own story of a war fought 72nd years ago. Interestingly, the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch has a wonderful display of some 5th Infantry Division medics. He is my great-great uncle. It also states he served with the 734th railway operating BN overseas in combat. 1,425 likes. 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. The 5th Division was reactivated 16 October 1939, at Fort McClellan, Alabama as a "triangular" division, i.e. The germans were famous for their Nebelwerfer artillery fire and put the 5th Infantry Division under constant pressure. “..On January 18th the 2nd and 3rd battalion crossed the Sauer river while their 1st Battalion stayed in reserve at a quarry in Broderbour…Interestingly, the unit history of the 10th Infantry says that one company occupied the road leading into Bastendorf…”. The crossings for the 10th regiment went according to plan. 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. A valuable history of the regiment, which served with the 5th Infantry Division during the war including combat in Normandy and throughout the ETO. Famous singers would perform here for the US troops that were resting in the Ardennes. lanned the night before to reduce the stubborn resistance in front of its right flank. The picture was taken in Diekirch after the area was liberated and safe. Updated October 11, 2003 by Yves J. Bellanger I have a copy of a newspaper photo showing my father meeting his brother. 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