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180th Infantry Regiment After Action Reports

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

  1. Ksims3254

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    Thank you so much for all of the tremendous work that you are doing. I guess it's my turn to ask for help. I am searching for information regarding my great uncle. His name is Robert E. Lozo. He was killed in action on 5 Jan 45 in the Haguenau Forest. I know that he was a member of the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th ID and his service number is 12173696. If you happen to have the AAR for the date listed above, or any information I would be very appreciative. I also plan on joining the Yahoo site.
     
  2. wpbd77

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    Hello,
    I am new to this forum (indeed to any forum) so I don't know how this works but I am researching my Uncle, Lt Charles Alonzo Brandt of the 180th Inf Reg, 45th ID. I believe he was a recipient of the Army DSC and Silver Star in 1944. I understand that you have the AARs for the 180th from 1944-45. I would appreciate it if you could send them to me. Thanks so much,
    Bill (wpbd77)
     
  3. JEREMIAS

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    Hello

    My name is Jerry Alford and my uncle Warren Alford was killed on the 25th of may and I am very interested in obtaining any information on the 180th I.R. I served as a volunter 1970-1973 in the Army , 3rd Arm. Div. in Germany.


    Thank you in advance for your time.

    Jerry Alford


     
  4. SRHubbard

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    Dave,

    I would like to have those after action reports please.

    Thank you,

    Ross
     
  5. Gunfighter

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    Hi Dave, new to this forum. My Father-in-law was a company commander with Alpha company, 180th infantry regiment. I am trying to find out what batallion he was with. This is the only info I have now. He was wounded twice, once at Anzio and once in Neurmberg, Germany. He survived both wounds, earned the Silver Star as a platoon leader with Alpha, 2 Purple Hearts as well as other decorations. I would be very interested in the AAR's you have collected. Thanks for you contribution to this site.
    Tom
     
  6. WW 2 Connections

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    Company A would have been a part of the 1st Battalion.

    Richard V. Horrell
     
  7. Gunfighter

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    Thanks.

    Is there a site where I can download the AAR's
     
  8. Pathfinder

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    Dave, I am looking for information for H Company, 180th Infantry. A friend of the family died in Southern France on 07 OCT 1944 in Epinal. His name was PVT Corrado A.G. Piccoli. Anything you have would be great.

    crossfitnation@hotmail.com

    CPT Zac
     
  9. mdtodd

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    Hello Dave, I was wondering if you could help me out. Im looking for some information about my great uncle Pvt Jackie Lester his Army service number is 35768167. My aunt told me she thought he was killed on D-Day but I found a date of Oct-22-1944 as when he was killed in France. From what I can tell he was with Company B, 180th Infantry. All help will be greatly appreciated, no one in the family really has a clue of the basics, how, when and so on. Just wondering if you could help. Thanks in advance.
     
  10. kerrd5

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    He is listed as a PFC in the Casualty list in the History of the 180th.

    What evidence do you have that he belonged to B Company?

    Have you considered requesting his IDPF?

    Here is a sample letter to request one:

    US Army Human Resources Command
    ATTN: Public Affairs Office (FOIA)
    200 Stovall Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22332-0404

    Dear Sirs,

    IAW with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), I should like to
    request a copy of the Individual Deceased Personnel File for my
    uncle, who died in World War II.

    Below is his personal information:

    - NAME:
    - RANK: PFC
    - ASN:
    - UNIT:
    - DATE OF DEATH:

    I realize that this will take some time, and I will be patient.
    Naturally, I am prepared to pay any costs necessary for the
    production and mailing of the file.


    Dave

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  11. restlesscowboy

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    my grandfather was in company f/180th inf. grew up on his stories and as he has paased away, am looking for all info i can find on him. he recieved the BSM at some point, but cant figure out when. could u please send me the AAR's. his name is Stanley B. Weil.
     
  12. restlesscowboy

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    please send them to me. my grandfather is stanley b. weil.
     
  13. restlesscowboy

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    Dave, if its at all possible, id love to have anything you might have on the 180th as well as 120th Quartermasters. my email is restlesscowboy78@aol.com. id also be willing to send you my reg address if the files are large enough to require a disk or some other file transfer.
     
  14. tjrobinette

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    Hi Dave. My name is Terry. I am new to this forum and looking for any info on my Dad. He served in the 180th Infantry Regiment. I inherited his medals, ribbons, and badges/patches. To my familys surprise in the medals were a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and an Army Commendation Medal. I have no documentation verifying them though. I do have a DA 1577 form ordering replacement medals in 1985. I can only assume he ordered them. It does list the medals along with others and they are engraved with his name. Hopefully, maybe the AARs or General Orders can shed some light on how he earned them. My email address is cowboyfromGE@comcast.net. Also his serial number was 33 527 287.

    Thanks
    Terry
     
  15. Bob Marchese

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    Greetings Dave,

    My dad served as a rifleman in G Company of the 180th during the campaign in Anzio and then was part of Operation Dragoon. He was wounded in the fight near Epinal/Belfort Gap in (I believe) late September of October 1944. He has since passed away, but had said that he found out afterwards that most of his company was overrun and wiped out.

    Can you kindly send me the relevant after action report for that period? Both my mom and I would be very interested to learn any more about this action.

    Thanks (in advance),
    Bob
     
  16. kerrd5

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    Bob, if you can, send me a PM with your email address.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/45thinfantry/

    Dave
     
  17. markbart

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    Dave,

    I'd appreciate it if you could sent me copies of your AARs for the 180th INF. I am helping my Mother-in-law do research on her brother, Paul Peterson, who was awarded the DSC in this time frame.

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
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    Hey Dave,

    My Dad was in the 180th from January of 45 to the end of the war. I traveled to France and Germany two years ago and basically followed the path of the 180th. I started in Epinal, France, and ended at Dachau, followed by the Bavarian Alps. I did extensive research on the unit. Unfortunately, my dad passed before I began the research, so I missed the opportunity to ask him more details.

    I'm wondering, given your in-depth information about Anzio (which was long before my dad was brought over), if you have futher info about the units experiences in France and Germany. More specifically, the unit's involvement at Dachau. I did track down one of my dad's platoon members (Lee Rimbey) who confirmed the unit was there, but he was reluctant to discuss it. There's continued controversy over whether the 45th or the 42nd were the main division responsible for the camps liberation. It's also one of the only sites of a confirmed war crime committed by US troops (killing of German SS POWs).

    Anyway, if there's any information or photos I can share, I would be more than happy.

    Cheers,
    stephen

    If you don't know, I would not at all mind information pointing me in a direction.
     
  20. kerrd5

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    Hi, Stephen.

    I have all of the After Action Reports of the 180th for the entire war.

    There is really no controversy about Dachau. Both Divisions liberated
    the main camp on 29 April. However, it was the 157th Infantry Regiment,
    not the 180th, that arrived at the camp that day and liberated the camp
    with the 42nd Infantry Division.

    It was also the 3rd Bn, 157th, that summarily executed at least 17 SS men
    at the Coal Yard.

    The 180th was given responsibility for guarding Dachau on 12 May,
    with the first elements of the regiment arriving there the following day.
    They were the 2nd Bn, Cannon Company, and AT Company. The May
    AAR states that the 2nd Bn "assumed full guard duties at Dachau Camp."
    The AT and Cannon Companies guarded the subcamp at Allach.

    So your dad probably arrived at Dachau around this time.

    I have 42 U.S. Army Signal Corps photos of Dachau, but all of
    them are dated prior to the 180th's arrival at Dachau.

    By the way, the 180th was responsible for war crimes in two separate
    incidents in Sicily in July 1943.

    Biscari massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Dave

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