American 78th Infantry Division

American 78th Infantry Division

American 78th Infantry Division


Date City Region Country
Oct. 26, 1944 Bournemouth Hampshire England
Nov. 22, 1944 Yvetot Seine-Inferieure France
Nov. 28, 1944 'S''Heeren-Elderen' Limbourg Belgium
Dec. 7, 1944 Rotgen Rhineland Germany
Feb. 8, 1945 Lammersdorf Rhineland Germany
March 1, 1945 Schmidt Rhineland Germany
March 4, 1945 Wollersheim Rhineland Germany
March 6, 1945 Durscheven Rhineland Germany
March 7, 1945 Flammersheim Rhineland Germany
March 10, 1945 Erpel Rhineland Germany
March 15, 1945 Rheinbreitbach Rhineland Germany
March 20, 1945 Konigswinter Rhineland Germany
March 22, 1945 Holtorf Rhineland Germany
March 29, 1945 Oberpleis Rhineland Germany
April 5, 1945 Eichelhardt Rhineland Germany
April 8, 1945 Wissen Rhineland Germany
April 9, 1945 Morsbach Rhineland Germany
April 11, 1945 Denklingen Rhineland Germany
April 12, 1945 Gummersbach Rhineland Germany
April 14, 1945 Berghausen Rhineland Germany
April 15, 1945 Wermelskirchen Rhineland Germany
April 18, 1945 Dillenburg Hessen-Nassau Germany

Commanding General:

Oct. 25, 1944: Maj. Gen. Edwin P Parker Jr

Assistant Division Commander:

Oct. 25, 1944: Brig. Gen. John K Rice

Artillery Commander:

Oct. 25, 1944: Brig. Gen. Frank Camm

Chief of Staff:

Oct. 25, 1944: Col. Joseph A Nichols

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1:

Oct. 25, 1944: Lt. Col. Clyde H Quillen

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2:

Oct. 25, 1944: Lt. Col. Robert C Wilson Jr

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3:

Oct. 25, 1944: Lt. Col. Charles A McKinney Jr

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4:

Oct. 25, 1944: Lt. Col. Donald E Zealand
March 10, 1945: Major Melvin F Skinner
March 11, 1945: Major John L Davids

Adjutant General:

Oct. 25, 1944: Lt. Col. Fred J Martineay

Commanding Officer 309th Infantry:

Oct. 25, 1944: Col. John G Ondrick

Commanding Officer 310th Infantry:

Oct. 25, 1944: Col. Earl J Miner
Feb. 17, 1945: Lt. Col. Thomas H Hayes
April 1, 1945: Lt. Col. Harry Lutz

Commanding Officer 311th Infantry:

Oct. 25, 1944: Col. Chester M Willingham

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5:

Dec. 16, 1944: Major William K Denaro
Jan. 18, 1945: Major William K Denaro

Killed: 1547
Missing: 371
Wounded: 5958
Captured: 14
Activated: 08/15/1942
Air Medal: 74
Arrived ETO: 10/25/1944
Bronze Star: 3545
Silver Star: 357
Days in Combat: 125
Soldiers Medal: 13
Legion of Merit: 16
Total Casualties: 12257
Arrived Continent: 11/22/1944
Battle Casualties: 7890
Non-Battle Casualties: 4367
Percent of T/O Strength: 87
Distinguished Service Cross: 4
Entered Combat (First Elements): 12/11/1944
Entered Combat (Entire Division): 12/13/1944
Total Units: 362
Total Locations: 6909
Total Commanders: 1863