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5th (US) Infantry Division battle order – 1944

5th (US) Infantry Division

5th (US) Infantry Division

Battle order – July-August 1944 – Battle of Normandy

Headquarters

Commander: Major General Stafford Leroy Irwin
Deputy: Brigadier General Alan D. Warnock

Chief of Staff: Colonel Paul O. Franson

Combat and combat support units

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)

Combat service units

705th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company

5th Quartermaster Company

5th Signal Company

Military Police Platoon

Headquarters Company

Band

Reinforcements

Anti-aircraft artillery
449th AAA AW Bn (Mbl), from 13 July to 23rd November 1944
Batterie D from 116th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl), from 30 july to 1st august 1944

Field artillery
187th FA Bn (155 How), from 9 july to 1er august 1944
204th FA Bn (155 How), from 9 to 13 august 1944
Btry B 7th FA Obsn Bn, from 10 to 13 august 1944
282d FA Bn (105 How), from 25 august to 5 september 1944
241st FA Bn (105 How), from 25 august to 29 september 1944
284th FA Bn (105 How), from 25 august to 21 october 1944

Cavalery
735ème bataillon de chars (735th Tk Bn), from 13 july to 30 october 1944
38th Cav Rcn Sq (-Tr B), from 14 july to 18 july 1944
Tr B 38th Cav Rcn Sq, from 14 july to 30 july 1944

Engineers
150th Engr C Bn, from 9 to 13 august 1944
1 plat 994th Engr Treadway Br Co, from 9 to 13 august 1944
537th Engr Light Pon Co, from 9 to 13 august 1944
1 plat 537th Engr Light Pon Co, from 24 to 27 august 1944
160th Engr C Bn, from 25 to 27 august 1944
989th Engr Treadway Br Co, from 25 to 27 august 1944

Tank destroyers
818th TD Bn (SP), from 13 july to 20 december 1944

Chemical corps
Co D 81st Cml Mort Bn, from 13 july to 1st august 1944

 

Command posts

15 february 1944: Bryansford, Northern Ireland
10 july 1944: Montebourg, France
15 july 1944: Balleroy
24 july 1944: Cerisy-La-Forêt
29 july 1944: Litteau
1st august 1944: Aux Malles
4 august 1944: Cerisy-la-Salle
5 august 1944: Le Fresne (Manche)
11 august 1944: Angers
13 august 1944: Saint-Calais
14 august 1944: Authon
15 august 1944: Harville
17 august 1944: Pezy
18 august 1944: Levesville
22 august 1944: Thionville
23 august 1944: Malesherbes
23 august 1944: Nemours
24 august 1944: Villecerf
26 august 1944: Goumery

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