76th US Infantry Division "Onaway"
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Divisional information
Divisional troops
Attachments
Assignments
Detachments
Command Posts


Divisional information

Specials
[read more] Read Pvt. William D. McGee Medal of Honor Citation

History
Activated 15.06.1942
Arrived ETO 21.12.1944
Arrived Continent (D+225) 17.01.1945
Entered Combat 19.01.1945

Statistic
Days in Combat 95

Casualties (Tentative)
Killed 667
Wouded 2197
Missing 262
Captured 0
Battle Casualties 3126
Non Battle Casualties 2430
Total Casualties 5556
Percent of T/O Strength 39.4%

Individual Awards
Distinguished Service Cross10
Legion of Merit2
Silver Star128
Soldiers Medal13
Bronze Star1108
Air Medal34

Campaigns
Rhinelandin WWII
Ardennes-Alsacein WWII
Central Europein WWII

Commanding General (CG)

21.12.1944 Maj.-Gen. William R. Schmidt

Assistant Division Commander
21.12.1944 Brig.-Gen. Francis A. Woolfley

Artillery Commander
21.12.1944 Brig.-Gen. Henry C. Evans

Chief of Staff
21.12.1944 Col. William W. O'Connor

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1
21.12.1944 Maj. Lawrence E. Walker (Jr.)
16.01.1945 Lt.-Col. Lawrence E. Walker (Jr.)

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2
21.12.1944 Lt.-Col. Alfred K. du Moulin

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3
21.12.1944 Lt.-Col. Meade J. Dugas

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4
21.12.1944 Lt.-Col. Roderick L. Carmichael (Jr.)

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5
21.12.1944 Maj. Harry R. Nelson

Adjutant General
21.12.1944 Lt.-Col. Wallace A. Choguette


Divisional troops

Infantry

304th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
385th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
417th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Field Artillery (FA)
 
302nd FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
355th FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
901st FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
364th FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Other troops
 
76th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
76th Quartermaster Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
301st Engineer Combat Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
301st Medical Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
76th Signal Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
776th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Band 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Headquarters Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Military Police Platoon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Attachments

Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA)
 
778th AAA AW Battalion (SP) 21.01.1945-09.05.1945

Armor
 
3 tanks, C Company, 737th Tank Battalion 11.02.1945-13.02.1945
702nd Tank Battalion (less C Company) 26.02.1945-11.03.1945
17th Armored Group 03.03.1945-09.03.1945
C Company, 735th Tank Battalion 28.03.1945-02.04.1945
707th Tank Battalion 02.04.1945-04.04.1945
749th Tank Battalion 04.04.1945-09.04.1945
Task Force LaGrew, 6th Armored Division 08.04.1945-09.04.1945

Cavalry
 
2nd Cavalry Group 04.03.1945-14.03.1945
2nd Cavalry Recon Squad 04.03.1945-16.03.1945

Chemical

 
D Company, 91st Chemical Mortar Battalion 01.02.1945-18.02.1945
1 section, 81st Chemical Company (SG) 11.02.1945-21.02.1945
1 section, 84th Chemical Company (SG) 21.02.1945-28.02.1945
C Company, 91st Chemical Mortar Battalion 22.02.1945-11.03.1945
C Company, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion 04.04.1945-17.04.1945
A Company, 93rd Chemical Mortar Battalion 18.04.1945-20.04.1945

Engineer

C Company, 1255th Engineer Combat Battalion 26.01.1945-01.02.1945

Field Artillery (FA)

1 section, 558th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) 12.02.1945-22.02.1945
776th FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 23.04.1945-27.04.1945

Infantry

 

318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division

01.03.1945-03.03.1945
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division 08.03.1945-09.03.1945

Tank Destroyer (TD)

 
A Company, 691st TD Battalion (T) 26.01.1945-09.02.1945
691st TD Battalion (T) (less A Company) 26.01.1945-22.02.1945
2nd Platoon, B Company, 808th TD Battalion (SP) 09.02.1945-03.04.1945
B Company, 808th TD Battalion (SP) (less 2 Platoons) 11.02.1945-03.04.1945
1st Platoon, B Company, 808th TD Battalion (SP) 16.02.1945-03.04.1945
808th TD Battalion (SP) (less B Company) 22.02.1945-03.04.1945
691st TD Battalion (T) 02.04.1945-09.05.1945


Assignments
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Date Assigned to Corps Assigned to Army Attached to Army Assigned to Army Group Attached to Army Group
10.12.1944     UK Base ETOUSA  
09.01.1945       12th Army Group  
11.01.1944   Fifteenth Army   12th Army Group  
01.08.1944 VIII Corps Third Army   12th Army Group  
05.09.1944 XII Corps Third Army   12th Army Group  
22.10.1944 XX Corps Third Army   12th Army Group  
19.11.1944 VIII Corps Third Army   12th Army Group  
18.12.1944 VIII Corps First Army   12th Army Group  
20.12.1944 VIII Corps Ninth Army   12th Army Group  

Detachments hier verder
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Unit Attached to  
417th CT 5th Infantry Division 03.02.1945-11.02.1945
417th CT 10th Armored Division 04.03.1945-12.03.1945
3rd Battalion, 385th Infantry Regiment 87th Infantry Division 26.03.1945-27.03.1945
L & K Companies, 304th Infantry Regiment 6th Cavalry Group 27.03.1945-31.03.1945
3rd Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment 6th Armored Division 07.04.1945-08.04.1945

Command Posts
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Date Town Region Country
21.12.1944 Bournemouth Hampshire England
14.01.1945 Limesy Seine-Inferieure France
19.01.1945 Beine Marne France
20.01.1945 Champlon Luxembourg Belgium
26.01.1945 Junglinster   Luxembourg
04.02.1945 Rodenbourg   Luxembourg
06.02.1945 Bech   Luxembourg
24.02.1945 Weilerbach Station   Luxembourg
28.02.1945 Holsthum (vic East) Rhineland Germany
01.03.1945 Niederweis Rhineland Germany
05.03.1945 Sulm Rhineland Germany
08.03.1945 Speicher Rhineland Germany
10.03.1945 Neiderkail Rhineland Germany
12.03.1945 Wittlich Rhineland Germany
20.03.1945 Pfalzfeld Rhineland Germany
28.03.1945 Nastatten Hessen-Nassau Germany
30.03.1945 Idstein Hessen-Nassau Germany
03.04.1945 Homberg Hessen-Nassau Germany
04.04.1945 Rohrenfurth Hessen-Nassau Germany
06.04.1945 Laudenbach Hessen-Nassau Germany
08.04.1945 Eschwege Hessen-Nassau Germany
09.04.1945 Langensalza Thuringia Germany
10.04.1945 Dollstadt Thuringia Germany
12.04.1945 Buttelstedt Thuringia Germany
13.04.1945 Hollsteitz Saxony Germany
15.04.1945 Gorma Thuringia Germany
16.04.1945 Wiederau Saxony Germany
18.04.1945 Burgstadt Saxony Germany
24.04.1945 Limbach Saxony Germany

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