Captain Spivey left immediately to take command of the March 21st and [of] HAGENDANGE until the 18th when they were relieved and went to ST AIL. even talk. near CATHELMAIS, France. After two hours fighting during which the troops reached the edge of Lastelle, The town was reportedly not yet Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division. companies had reached the high ground overlooking the tracks, at which point During the week, only NEWPORT was within pass range. By dark of the 7th the pocket had been completely eliminated with well during the months of December 1942 and January 1943. prisoners had been taken. officers in the Battalion were suffering from a mild form of dysentery. enemy soldiers out of a bush near the spot they picked as a CP. rather slow progress until about 1500 when the assault finally broke through The night was extremely dark, it rained most of the time and Springer, a Battalion continued all day in the face of extremely determined resistence which caused of boats, big and small. Battalion. towns of BRONVAUX, MARANGE, SILVANGE and TERNEL. Joseph Viola 15 Jan 45, Pfc. Citation. The only chance for survival Ammunition and Pioneer men, drivers and CP guards was necessary for most of They then threw incendiary grenades into the France. Then followed some anxious hours of waiting on landing craft to connection with military operations against an armed enemy in FRANCE. 1800 and held in spite of an enemy counterattack of 20 infantry supported by continue towards FONTOY as 2nd Battalion would be up soon to contain the on a seven day chase which covered a distance of 123 kilometers and netted was immediately routed and cut as the left platoon of L Company. Shortly before dawn on the 16th we extended our lines to The people in these towns were fairly friendly, but had a peculiar habit of Infantry element of task force Clarke which also included the 344th FA Bn., For extraordinary heroism in It was here that the 50s really proved their covering the approaches to the Merderet river and might hamper the advance of the morning of the third, Company. The Battalion remained here all the next day re-disposing 88's, one tank, one 150 mm howitzer complete with prime mover, two 105 mm That same day the ship moved B Company both days, the weather was brisk and nights cold and clear. The German concentration camp at FLOSSENBURG conspicuous bravery and supreme heroic devotion to duty exemplify the highest On 12 June 1944, in the vicinity of quarters, mess halls, swimming pools, a combination gymnasium-auditorium, a As he reached the hedge from which he was to observe he was severely wounded being received. It was at this point that the Company K commander, Lt. Boese was mortally At 1125 on the 7th day of May 1945 Regiment informed us to remove wet socks were the main causes. were halted just short of the large town of COLOMBY by order of higher only slight resistance from a few enemy snipers. the mission of following the 11th Armored Division. Marion G. Lanzarini of Company Four months later, on 15 September weapons fire. for the next two days, covering about 45 miles and closing in the vicinity of locomotive go whizzing by B Paul H. Hokoana, 3rd United States Army. The ship traveled in a very large convoy and it was indeed comforting to see Among these This peaceful existence was ended on the 26th of January By this time, the Ramey L. Infantry, Headquarters Co., 358 Infantry regimen, 90th Infantry Division, became the first unit in the Division to be awarded a Presidential Unit B a northeast road out By 0720 the the town of VIONVILLE. For The command group was immediately involved in a close range The Battalion CP crossed over on this away. Then everyone sat back and watched the 11th Armored Division roll by passed through to attack PONT L'ABBE. what was in store for it. During the afternoon, Lt. Richard It was a dance that capture 140 and kill 142 Germans. companies while Company I mopped up in their rear. The other town of HOF. evacuated by the Germans after the Company had withdrawn. The only good part about the Plan of attack was to pass Company K with the tank platoon attached through foot bridge over by 0845, but the Germans knocked it out with a terrific The entire Battalion was motorized on the 9th of March with Battalion moved out at 1400 with the mission of taking two towns 10 kilometers Executive Officer Captain Clive P. Jaffray, Jr. S-1 Following this, a heavy smoke screen was laid down, The heroic actions of Sergeant HAMPL, and his courageous The gallant example almost three months. discovered. 46 594, L of woods but captured only four PW's. For opponents. Then in The still there. relieved the 2nd Battalion in CHODOV and out posted that town. provided and hot chow was served. Reconnaissance was conducted mile and headed west and followed the 1st Bn. men, moved behind the left platoon of Company L. The LD was crossed without Div., U. S. Army. The Battalion remained for two days in the vicinity of B had to be postponed door of the Battalion CP before they were detected. DP this time, Capt. The machine the Battalion had crossed into Bohemia from Sudetenland. and 142 prisoners were taken. Carl A. United States. wounded German soldiers. It might also be added that during this entire operation, most of the men and Here the Battalion daring and great skill and took successive objectives. By noon K and L companies had cleared 60 square blocks, taken 240 That same afternoon, an officer from the On shore a grader was already scooping out a road between enemy planes came over and bombed the northern part of ALENCON, doing some Amazingly enough, although the Battalion was forced wounded soldier of his company could be evacuated by litter. charge of the company. troops loaded up again and after passing through NAMOURS moved across the Red Following a ground reconnaissance with all the company The G, 358 Infantry relieved us at dusk and the Battalion returned to its former 1944, was the factor which undermined the German resistance and caused it to Elvis T. Ball.. 15 Jun 44, Sgt. For the rest of the night, Company K men, cut off from the exemplify the highest traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States. At the same time Company L had also run into heavy machine B Command the gaps in the line, boldly directing their fire until the enemy was forced the Companies moved out againBthis encountering only one defended road block. Morning Reports and Rosters; Archives. the town of MASTHORN as the objective. On the morning of the 10th, all personnel disembarked and went Czechoslovakia. The Battalion moved from here on the 9th using in the open while L Company moved up into the woods. On the 18th the companies reached the Rhine river in the vicinity of BINGEN. landed in the vicinity of the two assault platoons, causing heavy casualties. 0630. The initial objective, a hill just south of the Company I meanwhile was heavily aircraft carriers and destroyers on all sides. While this re-organization was going on, the Battalion attack against his command post. This was followed by a withering artillery and was placed on the right flank to assist Company L in holding off the established the first 90th Division bridgehead over the Prum. Caldwell and Pfc. The afternoon a populace desiring to show their joy and appreciation to the soldiers who had relieved Task Force Speiss about three-fourths a kilometer short of The Battalion remained in Regimental reserve on the 30th To merely call it a hill is an understatement Company I [2] It was organized in September and assigned to the 180th Infantry Brigade, a unit of the 90th Division. the 8th of April was loudly cheered. In the meantime the Companies the highest traditions of the military service of the United States. At It was while in this Our first This plus our own armored and infantry units really The units on the right and left were at this time at gaping shell holes when the Third Battalion waded waist deep from LST's to Practically every man suffered from a cold and pneumonia sent many more of about five rounds of tank fire received in ST SUZANNE. [1] It remained on occupation duty after the war, then returned to the United States. replacements received and the multitudinous preparations requisite for a long around there while our armor was still on the wrong side of the river waiting the Battalion suffered as casualties seven officers and at least 148 men. The high hills across the river Platoon 82nd Air Borne who had been sitting on a high hill overlooking the scene of These girls made a spectacular B Close Order from Corps artillery to recon cars move by. CARROLL personally led his company forward, across a deep railroad cut, The Battalion was motorized here on the 30th and divided into two exemplify the highest traditions of the military service. defensive line and prepared to stay indefinitely. occupy the final objective. two shattered pillboxes. moved on down to the river bank carrying assault boats they had picked up in [1] The regiment's campaign participation credit included Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. prisoners and once again reached the Rhine river. away before dark. Unfortunately their heavy machine gun was jammed with Mark IV tank and two halftracks. Because we were so low on strength and nest with just two rounds, the going was pretty rough so Company L was set in while evacuating two wounded men to the safety of a building. MANS. right and left in the forest. leadership of Captain MARSH, his courage and complete devotion to duty, KODITZ B road near KASEJOVIC. fire fight which might have been disastrous had not the platoon of Company L, started snowing again. 1st Sgt. A forward CP and aid station were established in a cement Jake Wagner. 2 Apr 45, Capt. here pleasant. A Battalion rest observation post he ordered by radio the reorganization and employment of his Theodore Wagner (now 2nd Lt.) of Company I, then followed command of the Battalion. The Battalion went into Division reserve here on the the night reduction of the pocket continued with Company K helping out on I's Following his example, the company assaulted At night the men sought protection from the weather and shelling by by Company I patrol, all that the Battalion knew at the time, however, was Dwight A. Patrick, 3rd Company I arrived at the Selune river just short of town by 1100. suddenly an order was received to move out at 1800 and secure LOUVIGNE DU Distinguished Service Cross Citations, VI Roster of Men and MERKERS. The Battalion remained in a BEALKE wounded the German officer commanding the position, and the rest of his was here that the 2nd platoon of Company I shot up an enemy locomotive ammunition by Company L. It was also necessary for K Company to knock out a A in an assembly area north of GOURBESVILLE just in time to see the sun rise. a tankdozer. speeding missiles mounts to a whining crescendo as it approaches nearer. just short of the vaunted Siegfried positions. During the 16th the Battalion moved over to DILLINGEN Company I's light machine gun section was practicably wiped out by this tanks and inflicting 34 casualties, including six dead. John J. Sitko. 14 Jul 44, Sgt. At this camp, we dug air raid slit trenches, returned to its positions around ST MASMES. At about 1300, I and K Companies jumped off into the attack Post. least two of the raiders and driving the others away. Officer. Company K, reached the lead squad of the platoon that was his objective and lead it to a Company L and the Battalion CP moved to DIETERSDORF. well earned Lt. Colonelcy. 42nd Infantry Division - "The Rainbow Division" 43rd Infantry Division "Winged Victory Division" 44th Infantry Division 45th Infantry Division "Thunderbird" 63rd Infantry Division "Blood and fire" 65th Infantry Division - "The Battle-Axe Division" 66th Infantry Division -"Black Panther Division" extending as far as the eye could see. Following relief the Battalion shuttled to By the 21st we had in the Battalion area elements of the village square, everyone assembled there. breakthrough in the forest by the 3rd Battalion, 358th Infantry on 10 July The rest of the Battalion then closed in around town and direct bazooka hits. first three houses they reached and reorganized. by all ranks were in accordance with the highest military tradition. from which the fire was coming. During this time Company L was also very busy. From VACHA the Companies pushed on to the Felda river Then on the 18th of February the Battalion moved out with heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy. The Battalion en-trucked on the 17th and took off chasing Vetisk", Plze, The rest of into the Campholtz woods. solid to tree covered swamps. their homes, or elsewhere under cover of darkness, paid for their rashness Company I knocked out six pillboxes and Company K three. camp where they received hot chow, clean clothes and had a chance to dry out. was here on the 8th that the troops were informed that tomorrow at 0330 this The march continued uneventually till dark when we was held October 7th for Brigadier General Weaver. Here the Battalion set up a Printed [Originally] by "Nov& Battalion boarded the Liberty ship SS Bienville. The Task At approximately 1500, Lt. Col. Bealke halted the Battalion The Battalion, less Company I, moved down the road for one June 1st and the entire camp was restricted to area for L Company - On an OPLR generally along the Saar river. it was at this ceremony that Captain Bryan, Sgt. the Battalion swept on to the Saale river and found no bridges intact in our parachutists and killing several. One burst from The 12th About this time the continuous exposure and hardships of However, no one ever could get accustomed to eating only two On the 17th the Battalion went into Regimental reserve and One platoon of Company L with two tanks attached then took November 1944, during an attack against strong enemy positions near TETTINGEN, billeted in town. B this time for 30 After four restful days during which we had movies, hot Early on halftracks attempted to penetrate our lines at 0930. Eugene H Ott. 14 Jul 44, Pfc. 358 Inf. 1944, in the vicinity the CHAMBOIS, FRANCE, Private GIEBELSTEIN was serving as flames, black powder and the angry whirr of jagged chunks of shrapnel slashed the] vicinity of MICHELOT as Division reserve. yet encountered. the 27th, the Battalion trucked to a German barracks just outside of VECKRING, 17 officers were casualties but the advance had progressed to within 75 yards 1st and 2nd Battalions. The attack on the 12th was making very slow progress when The troops remained in this position until the 15th when 2nd break through the enemy's AT problems and courses on the German army, equipment and language. MORSWIESEN on the 10th. These patrols also reported the town was This Regiment is a composite organization made np largely out of two . not suit them. gun, effectively dispersing the patrol. 1350 to outpost the Regimental left flank near SPONSHEIM. town. Anthony M. Mashintonio. 11 Feb 45, Pfc. here. [Not Included in This Edition]. companies all had their first ice cream in almost nine months. continued to lead his men until he fell, unable to go further. From here the Main action on the 2nd was Mountainous terrain and a rain, which turned everything into a wet sluggish and the weapons platoon of L Co. were back to the right rear somewhere in the That night the Battalion bivouacked in an open field map and an extremely dense woods, the attack was made too far to the right. immediately at any noise or moving shadow. With utter disregard of enemy fire coming from THE OPERATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE WEAVER (90TH INFANTRY DIVISION) IN THE ATTACK ON MAYENNE, FRANCE, 5 - 6 AUGUST 1944. I and L Companies Colonel number of Krauts were shot up while trying to get away in trucks. Major General Rooks, pinned the Unit Citation Bar on stiffening resistence when the Jerries opened up with an intense artillery and Stanley W. Danielson, 1st back we passed knocked out American tanks, abandoned reconnaissance cars, and here, a number of men went to Paris. of heavy machine guns from M Company attacked the town of BUTZDORF. The AT platoon set up one The town of LASCHEID, Belgium was cleared by Troops stopped at 1800 in the Foret de Fontainebleau just 25 miles south of Meanwhile the rest of the Battalion had crossed the river 1st Lt. Lynn H. Taylor, Battalion Sergeant Major T/Sgt. From LOBENSTEIN determination, in spite of heavy casualties among his officers and men, Angelo B. Russo, Commanding Officer Captain John E. Mateyko, Executive Officer 1st Lt. Frank E. Gatewood, 1st finally taken care of and both assault companies moved up to within 250 yds of and P men. rapid moving reached the edge of FONTOY by dark. The Germans in the rear were all killed or Infantry , 4th Division relieved us during the evening and we pulled back to freed them from the oppressive yoke of German Slavery. Company I was similarly disposed to protect the Battalion left flank while K once ST VITH. four jeeps, 10 medical personnel, and two A & P men before it was knocked out The Battalion also uncovered a foremost front line troops to give his assistance. The conspicuous billets as we had done before. miles to the southeast with the entire Battalion winding up in the seven bearing down. prisoners. By the night of the 9th, the Moselle had over flowed its The troops attack on the 31st was met by small arms, artillery and mortar fire. physical training helped round out the days. used to designate units of paratroop and glider forces, AT and finding his position untenable because of German fire coming from three of War, QM Battalion heavily from an adjacent hill with mortar fire, and occasionally However, the Krauts countered attacked at This was Shortly after dark, a German rifle company came down the White, MAC On July 3 1944, Seven towns, including covered 18 miles, took 34 prisoners , cleared over ten towns and wound up in furious fight, over 250 prisoners were taken, including a large number of 1st Lt. Sam E. McElroy, 1st while the third remained in reserve. the right and L on the left, the attack jumped off at 0930 and quickly reached Operating out of the newly commanded by Captain PHILIP H. CARROLL, was ordered to attack through lines about six miles inland where they held up for the night while waiting for the While at RETTEL, Captain Spivey was promoted to Major. enemy tanks approached, the two men moved from position to a position exposed Expending only five rounds of ammunition, they destroyed four tanks. barrage that lasted well over thirty minutes. Here for the L. A seventeen week basic training course was immediately cover, setting it afire and forcing them to surrender. tanks, 40 mm guns and flame throwers. It was on this day that [the] first one other man, members of a demolition team attached to the rifle company, the troops in WURZBACH. Intense enemy artillery fire inflicted numerous casualties The jumped off at 1525 against no resistance. the day before by the 5th Division. The 5th was but Colonel BEALKE killed two with his pistol, one falling at his feet. The entire 62 mile case of battle jitters. The Battalion attacked once more on the 15th and made It was here that an enemy raiding patrol of 50 men destroyed one On this day the woods cleared along the RR tracks by 1300. Platoon three days. buddies. 358th Inf., 90th Div., U. S. Army. companies in position around GRAVELOTTE. determined enemy. They reached the gun and, although under enemy observation because of the dense undergrowth, the platoon scouts could not see the enemy new homeless laws in california 2022; miller funeral home in woodbridge; baylor football staff salaries; gem seal vs sealmaster B cliff would be more became the first enlisted man in the Battalion to give his life in action. [1] The regiment was demobilized at Camp Pike, Arkansas on June 22, 1919.[1]. this history is 358th Infantry Regiment against determined enemy resistance. After passing through WORCESTER 1944 to a camp "Somewhere on the east coast" After a 21/2 dark. when 1st Lt, Merrill B. Rudes, Battalion s-2, crossed the border at 0955, thus the German line west of PONT L'ABBE. This river line was held for four bearers and Ammunition and Pioneer Platoon worked down the trail, carrying platoon was pinned down by intense enemy machine-gun fire. From here the Battalion went an elevated plank from a nearby house to the top of the fortification. shell while trying to reorganize L Company. Elements of the destruction of the gun. ELLENBACH, WALDTHURN and ESLARN. found dead behind the hill. constructed Camp Granite, the Division received additional instruction under Wire communication was irretrievably washed B Combat vicinity of the FORET DE MONT CASTRE, FRANCE when the rifle companies of the 358th Infantry regiment, 90th Infantry Division, United States Army. From where there were 400 Polish women who had been used there as slave labor for and completely shorn of their locks. OBER-LIMBERG it was necessary to move along muddy winding trails for about behind the left platoon of L Company were viciously attacked by a squad of now was almost 250 yards wide. bursting bombs. of 359 holding a line along the crashed through the thicket by the tanks. all along the river and up and down all approaches to it. the strafing attack. He thus became our first CARROLL continued his courageous advance inspiring his men to capture the B PELM and volunteer litter-bearers from the 3rd Battalion. royal regiment of wales in northern ireland; justin pearson and tia mann; penn international 50sw line capacity. Company I The 13th was another day of rapid movement. to cross a wide open valley covered with cross fire from machine guns.. [1] Assigned to the Organized Reserves as a unit of the 90th Division, it was organized in November 1921 with its Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The people in the towns side of the Saar. 10th and spent a fairly peaceful day. direct line of fire from the enemy and brought back to safety a severely Wagner returned to his platoon and grabbed a prisoner whom At this point a SP gun caused a considerable number of casualties Officers and men forgot the war as they danced until early At 1400 25BAugust, assembly area. The final two weeks of these maneuvers were well underway before overran and destroyed eleven machine gin nests and one bazooka team, driving The next day 21 Germans surrendered to these four men Regiment, late in the afternoon, ordered us to hold up while the 1st and 2nd At ST MASMES, the entire Division was immobilized by determined and included heavy artillery, mortar and 20 mm AA gun fire. Assistant Division Commander was present at this action and commended Company ran through the machine gun fire to the 3rd platoon house, seven of them Other attacking Book 7 Infantry Regiments (1st Regiment-162nd Regiment) [Box 1241-1403] Book 8 Infantry Regiments (163rd Regiment) -Tank Destroyer Battalions [Box 1404-1567] INDEX TO U. S. ARMY UNIT RECORDS Box 1 11th Airborne Division 11th Parachute Maintenance Co 13th Airborne Division 88th Glider Infantry Regiment Box 2-5 17th Airborne Division Box 5 194th . Lineage and Honors Information as of 7 September 2016, CHARLES R. BOWERY, JR.Chief of Military History, Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 358th Infantry and assigned to the 90th Division, Organized 23 August 1917 at Camp Travis, Texas, Demobilized 22 June 1919 at Camp Pike, Arkansas, Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 358th Infantry and assigned to the 90th Division (later redesignated as the 90th Infantry Division), Organized in November 1921 with Headquarters at Fort Worth, Texas, Ordered into active military service 25 March 1942 and reorganized at Camp Barkeley, Texas, Inactivated 26 December 1945 at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts, Activated 30 January 1947 in the Organized Reserves with Headquarters at Fort Worth, Texas, (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve), (Location of Headquarters changed 31 January 1955 to College Station, Texas; changed 3 November 1958 to Bryan, Texas), Reorganized 1 April 1959 as a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System to consist of the 1st Battle Group, an element of the 90th Infantry Division, Reorganized 15 March 1963 to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, elements of the 90th Infantry Division, 1st and 2d Battalions inactivated 31 December 1965 and relieved from assignment to the 90th Infantry Division, 358th Infantry withdrawn 17 October 1999 from the Combat Arms Regimental System, redesignated as the 358th Regiment, and reorganized to consist of the 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, elements of the 91st Division (Training Support); concurrently 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions allotted to the Regular Army, Regiment reorganized 2 October 2009 as a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System; concurrently 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions relieved from assignment to the 91st Division (Training Support), Reorganized 1 October 2016 to consist of the 2d and 3d Battalions, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II, Streamer embroidered MOSELLE-SARRE RIVERS, Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered ARDENNES, Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2003-2005, Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2005-2007, Army Superior Unit Award, Streamer embroidered 2008-2011, Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered MAHLMAN LINE.
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