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179th Infantry Regiment After Action Reports

Discussion in 'Italy, Sicily & Greece' started by kerrd5, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Philippe

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    Hello,
    I'm french from FRANCE, and I'm looking for an action report about the La Valbonne fight, in September 1st 1944 ( FRANCE). In a post I've folowed a link . This link say : Plan B - 45th Infantry Division Records on FTP Site , write username : 45th..., and Thunderbird$ for the password. But it not work ! What can I do ? My mail is: maison-gomez@orange.fr.
    In fact I looking for a personnal item for a veteran, who have lost it in this fight.
    Thanks a lot.
    Philippe
     
  2. Earthican

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    Philippe, try sending a Private Message to Dave, also known as kerrd5

    http://www.ww2f.com/members/kerrd5.html

    He was here yesterday and left a message on your introduction thread.

    Once logged-in, you can access your Private Messages Box using the link on the top-left of all pages (below the VBulletin logo).

    Good Luck
     
  3. Tadlock

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    Dave,

    I am currently researching Battery C, 160th FA 45th Div for a family project. From what I understand the 160th primarily supported the 179th. I would love to see these AARs as well as any other info you may direct me to.

    Many Thanks
    Tadlock
     
  4. minden1759

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    Tadlock.

    Almost right. Whilst 160 FA supported 179 Inf Regt, the way it worked is that they provided the Forward Observation Parties that called in fire. Normally, it was one Forward Observation Party per Rifle Company with the Battery Commander working with the Infantry Battalion Commander. The Battery Commander would work very closely with the Infantry Battalion Commander in producing the Artillery Fire Plan but the actual guns that fired the missions did not, for the most part, come from 160 FAs own guns. All FA guns were controlled at HQ 45 US Inf Div level and they, Div HQ, worked out the best placed guns to provide the mission.

    Regards

    FdeP
     
  5. Kirbypao

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    Sir -- I am researching the service of Pvt. Charles F. Nease, who served in the 179th Regiment from 43-45.I would be grateful for a copy of your reports as well as anything more you can tell me about his service. I know he received a Bronze Star, but I do not know -- and neither did he -- for what action. Thanks for whatever light you can shed. John Kirby
     
  6. volgeneral

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    Dave,

    I am trying to get information about my Grandfather. His discharge listed him 45th Division, 179th Regiment, F Company. His name was Edward D Hall. I would love to get a copy of the pdfs, to see if there is anything about him. He was in Europe from about November 1943 until October 1945. He was a mechanic, Heavy truck Operator, and Infantryman. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  7. Tom Cobb

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    Hi Dave:
    What a great service you have provided by down loading these files. My father was with the 179th, captured on Feb, 12, 1944 and was a POW until January 1945. Please tell me how I can gain access to the AAR's from early Feb. 1944. Thank you for your help.
     
  8. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Tom,
    Dave has not been around recently. I would suggest you send him a Private Message. The address will be found on his profile.

    By the way, welcome to the forum. Might I suggest you introduce yourself properly in the New Members area? Perhaps others may be of assistance.
     
  9. shortfam4

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    Hi Dave:

    What a great service you have provided here (loading these files). I have limited info on my grandfather, but I know that he was with the 179th. Please tell me how I can gain access to the AAR's as I'm seeking to know as much as I can about his WW2 activity. Thank you for your help.

    Mark
     
  10. LRusso216

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    See post #48 for information regarding this.
     
  11. tentenn

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    My father was in the 179th infantry, 45 Div and wounded, 13 Oct 1943 near San Salvatore, Italy. Are there available action reports for that day?
    Alan
     
  12. CarolynSwiszcz

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    Hello - I just stumbled upon this on Google. I am interested in learning more about my uncle Kazimierz J. Swiszcz. He was killed in Italy on November 9, 1943. He was awarded a Silver Star. I have copy of the letter that details the award citation. It says he was in Company H, 179th Infantry Regiment A.P.O. #45. I have read a little about the 5th Army on Wikipedia but I am curious to know more about this regiment and the other battles it participated in in Italy. Any info you could point me to, including other books or resources would be helpful!
     
  13. TD-Tommy776

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    Your uncle is listed in the "In Memoriam" section on page 147 ( page 205 of the PDF file). The portion of the narrative that covers 9 Nov 1943 is Chapter 12, "Mountains of Blood". It appears that at the time, the 179th was involved in a battle for Hill 769, or Mt. Kammerer.
     
  15. CarolynSwiszcz

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    Thank you for this information! I am in Italy now (the trip is what inspired me to look this up) and it looks as if I will be able to visit Pozzolli. Now that I have this info I will get more out of the trip.
     
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    That's great, Carolyn. I hope you will consider telling us about your trip when after you return.
     
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    I've got the book....my Uncle was with L Co.....also have a pic of the 45th reunion....let me dig it up and post it if I can
     
  18. rkline56

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    Thanks Dave, Great information.
     
  19. CarolynSwiszcz

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    Hello - I am back from Italy. What a moving experience. First we drove from Rome to Venafro. The area is very hilly and beautiful but I can't even imagine how hard it was to fight in that terrain. Venafro has a small museum, the Winter Line Museum, which you might be aware of. The gentleman who runs it has been collecting artifacts (weapons, badges, tools) in the hills for decades. The museum was filled with photos and displays. It was easy to imagine the soldiers walking the tiny cobblestone streets and alleys of this city. http://www.winterlinevenafro.it/public/cms/
    Pozzilli was just a few minutes further down the road, a very small enclave. They had a monument there in the center of town for Italian soldiers and civilians, no mention of US forces, but close enough, we paid our respects. We also went up into the hills north of the area - I think we were fairly close to #769.
    Here is a Flickr album of photos:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/23591492@N08/sets/72157653340510801
    Wishing you all a good Memorial Day.
     
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    My good friend, Robert Brooks Jackson, who turned 95 on 28 July 2015, served with Company B and Company D of the 179th Infantry Regiment. At Anzio, his Lieutenant recommended him for the Silver Star. I believe this Lieutenant was killed shortly after and Robert never received the Silver Star. Would Robert's name happen to be in the 179th's After Action Reports? If not, is there any way Robert could apply for his Silver Star? What would be required. I hope someone can help.

    Barry Smith
    Millville, New Jersey

    Feldpost@aol.com
     

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