7th U.S. Army Report of Operations
Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:35 PM
Ive been looking for some "daily report" type information on the 3rd infantry Division in WW2 for some time and came across the 7th U.S. Army, Report of Operations 1944-1945. It says its the historical record of all the operations for the 7th Army at that time. I was wondering if anyone has happened to look thru it? Its a 2 volume set and im tempted to buy it to help in some research. I already own the Donald Taggart book titled 3rd Infantry Division in WW2. I guess my main question would be if this 7th Army book would have any info the Taggart book doesnt on the 3rd Division. Kind of rambling lol but thanks for listening
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Posted 28 May 2015 - 10:31 AM
Thanks for moving this back up, McCabe.
My Grandfather's Uncle - Harper Kline, H Company, Nous Resterons La, R.I.P. November 1918, France. At Nashville, Ohio in God's Country, Holmes County.
The 7th Machine Gun Battalion of the 3rd Division rushed to Château-Thierry amid retreating French troops and held the Germans back at the Marne River. While surrounding units retreated, the 3rd Infantry Division, including the 30th and 38th Infantry Regiments, remained steadfast throughout theSecond Battle of the Marne, thus earning its nickname as the "Rock of the Marne".
The rest of the division was absorbed under French command until brought back together under the command of General Joseph T. Dickman and by 15 July 1918 they took the brunt of what was to be the last German offensive of the war. General "Black Jack" Pershing called this stand "one of the most brilliant pages in the annals of military history". During the war two members of the division were awarded the Medal of Honor.
Edited by rkline56, 28 May 2015 - 10:36 AM.
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