83rd (US) Infantry Division – 1944 – Battle order

83rd (US) Infantry Division

83rd (US) Infantry Division

Battle order – June-August 1944 – Battle of Normandy

 

Headquarters

Commander: Major General Robert C. Macon
Deputy commander : Brigadier General Claude B. Ferenbaugh

Chief of Staff: Colonel Samuel V. Krauthoff

 

Combat units

329th Infantry Regiment
– 1/329
– 2/329
– 3/329

330th Infantry Regiment
– 1/330
– 2/330
– 3/330

331st Infantry Regiment: Colonel Porter B. Wiggins, replaced on June 23rd, 1944 by Colonel Bernard B. McMahon then by Colonel Robert H. York from July 13th, 1944, then by Lieutenant Colonel John A. McAleer from July 29th, 1944
– 1/331
– 2/331: Lieutenant Colonel James F. Faber (killed on July 9th, 1944)
– 3/331

83rd Reconnaissance Troop (mechanized)

308th Combat Engineer Battalion

83rd Artillery Division
– 322nd Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
– 323rd Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
– 908th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
– 324th Field Artillery Battalion (155 Howitzer)

Combat support and combat service units

308th Medical Battalion

783th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company

83th Quartermaster Company

83th Signal Company

Military Police Platoon

Headquarters Company

Band

Reinforcements

Anti-aircraft artillery
453rd AAA AW Battalion (Mbl), from July 1st, 1944 to July 9th, 1945
– 473rd AAA AW Battalion (SP), from August 22nd to September 17th, 1944

Field artillery
– 65th Armored FA Battalion, from June 27th to July 4th, 1944
– 400th FA Battalion, from July 31st, 1944 to August 2nd, 1944
– 250th FA Battalion (105 How), from July 31st, 1944 to August 4th, 1944
– 174th FA Group, from August 1st to 16th, 1944
– 12th FA Obsn Battalion (-Btrie A), from August 7th to 16th, 1944
– 196th FA Group, from August 7th to 16th, 1944
– 202nd FA Group, from August 7th to 16th, 1944
– 333rd FA Group, from August 15th to 18th, 1944
– 739th FA Battalion (8 “How), from August 29th to September 3rd, 1944

Armor
– 1st Bn 66th Armd Regt (2nd Armd Div), from June 28th to July 5th, 1944
– 746th Tank Battalion, from July 5th to 16th, 1944
– 70th Tank Battalion, from July 17th to 18th, 1944
– C Co, 749th Tank Battalion, from July 20th to 29th, 1944
– A Co, 709th Tank Battalion, from August 6th to 16th, 1944
– C Co, 709th Tank Battalion, from August 12th to 16th, 1944
– 1 pton 709th Tank Battalion, from August 13th to 16th, 1944
– 774th Tank Battalion, from August 28 to December 24th, 1944
– 106th Cav Rcn Sq, from July 16th to 28th, 1944
– 24th Cav Rcn Sq, from July 18th to 19th, 1944
– Task Force A (15th Cav Gp), from August 3rd to 5th, 1944

Infantry
– 121st CT (8th Div), from August 6th to 15th, 1944
– 121st Inf (8th Div), from August 6th to 15th, 1944
– 56th FA Battalion (8th Div) (105 How), from August 6th to 15th, 1944
– B Co, 168th Engr C Bn, from August 6th to 15th, 1944
– 1 platoon from 513th Engr Light Pon Co, from August 6th to 15th, 1944
– C Co, 709th Tk Bn, from August 12th to 16th, 1944

Tank Destroyer units
– 802nd Tank Destroyer Battalion (T), from July 1st to December 7th, 1944
– A Co, 634th Tank Destroyer Battalion (SP), from July 10th to 13th, 1944
– A Co, 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion (SP), from July 10th to 13th, 1944
– B Co, 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion (SP), from August 6th to 16th, 1944
– C Co, 644th Tank Destroyer Battalion (SP), from August 9th to 16th, 1944

Chemical units
– A Co, 87th Chemical Battalion, from July 5th to 16th, 1944
– C Co, 87th Chemical Battalion, from 5th to 16th July 1944
– B Co, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion, from July 19th to 29th, 1944
– A Co, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion, from August 1st to 16th, 1944
– C Co, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion, from August 1st to 16th, 1944
– B Co, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion, from August 13th to 16th, 1944

Command posts

April 19, 1944: Newcastle-under-Lyme, England
June 17, 1944: Southampton, England
June 25, 1944: Omaha Beach
June 26, 1944: Bricqueville
June 28, 1944: Carentan
July 14, 1944: Hotat
July 28, 1944: Feugères
July 3, 1944: Pontorson
August 5, 1944: Esvres
August 7, 1944: Châteauneuf
August 10, 1944: Dinan
August 20, 1944: Cesson-Sévigné
August 25, 1944: Châteaubriant