13th US Airborne Division "Black Cat"
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Divisional information
Divisional troops
Attachments
Assignments
Detachments
Command Posts


Divisional information

History
Activated 13.08.1943
Arrived ETO 06.02.1945
Arrived Continent (D+249) 10.02.1945
Entered Combat No Combat

Statistic
Days in Combat 0
Prisoners of War Taken 0

Casualties (Tentative)
None  

Individual Awards
Legion of Merit6
Bronze Star39

Campaigns
None in WWII

Commanding General (CG)

06.02.1945 Maj.-Gen. Elbridge G. Chapman

Assistant Division Commander
06.02.1945 Brig.-Gen. Hammond M. Monroe

Artillery Commander
06.02.1945 Brig.-Gen. Eric S. Molitor

Chief of Staff
06.02.1945 Col. Hugh P. Harris

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1
06.02.1945 Lt.-Col. Bernard G. Teeters

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2
06.02.1945 Lt.-Col. William J. Blythe

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3
06.02.1945 Lt.-Col. Frederick O. Hartel

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4
06.02.1945 Lt.-Col. Sigfried E. Carlson

Adjutant General
06.02.1945 Lt.-Col. Samuel A. Lewis


Divisional troops

Infantry

515th Parachute Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
517th Parachute Regiment 01.03.1945-00.00.0000
88th Glider Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-01.03.1945
326th Glider Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Field Artillery (FA)
 
676th Glider FA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
677th Glider FA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
458th Parachute FA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
460th Parachute FA Battalion 01.03.1945-00.00.0000

Other troops
 
13th Parachute Maintenance Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
129th Airborne Engineer Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
222nd Airborne Medical Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
153rd Airborne AAA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
713th Airborne Ordnance Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
409th Airborne Quartermaster Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
513th Airborne Signal Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Military Police Platoon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Headquarters Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Reconnaissance Platoon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Band 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Attachments

None

Assignments

06.02.1945XVIII US CorpsFirst Allied Airborne ArmyETOUSA
02.04.1945   
03.04.1945 First Allied Airborne Army 

Detachments

Unit Attached to  
None    

Command Posts

Date Town Region Country
06.02.1945 Camp Lucky Strike (near Fecamp) Seine-Inferieure France
24.02.1945 Auxerre Yonne France
04.04.1945 Airfield A-48 (near Arpajon) Seine-et-Oise France


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