American 86th Infantry Division

American 86th Infantry Division

American 86th Infantry Division


Date City Region Country
March 3, 1945 Yvetot Seine-Inferieure France
March 27, 1945 Weiden Rhineland Germany
April 5, 1945 Eibelshausen Hessen-Nassau Germany
April 9, 1945 Erndtebruck Hessen-Nassau Germany
April 11, 1945 Bilstein Hessen-Nassau Germany
April 12, 1945 Attendorn Westphalia Germany
April 14, 1945 Ludenscheid Westphalia Germany
April 19, 1945 Windsheim Bavaria Germany
April 21, 1945 Ansbach Bavaria Germany
April 24, 1945 Ellingen Bavaria Germany
April 25, 1945 Eichstatt Bavaria Germany
April 26, 1945 Eitensheim Bavaria Germany
April 27, 1945 Ingolstadt Bavaria Germany
April 29, 1945 Wolnzach Bavaria Germany
April 30, 1945 Freising Bavaria Germany
May 1, 1945 Erding Bavaria Germany
May 4, 1945 Purten Bavaria Germany
May 5, 1945 Neu Oberndorf Ober Oesterreich Austria
May 8, 1945 Burghausen Bavaria Germany

Commanding General:

March 3, 1945: Maj. Gen. Harris M Melasky

Assistant Division Commander:

March 3, 1945: Brig. Gen. George VW Pope

Artillery Commander:

March 3, 1945: Brig. Gen. Einar B Gjelsteen

Chief of Staff:

March 3, 1945: Col. Charles P Jones

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1:

March 3, 1945: Lt. Col. James R Williams Jr

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2:

March 3, 1945: Lt. Col. William K Weaver Jr

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3:

March 3, 1945: Lt. Col. Robert Outsen
April 22, 1945: Major Stanley M Gotikov

Adjutant General:

March 3, 1945: Lt. Col. Charles J Perry

Commanding Officer 341st Infantry:

March 3, 1945: Col. Henry J Hunt Jr

Commanding Officer 342d Infantry:

March 3, 1945: Col. Christian Hildebrande
April 1, 1945: Col. Pete T Heffner Jr

Commanding Officer 343d Infantry:

March 3, 1945: Col. Leo F Kengla
March 22, 1945: Col. George F Bloomquist

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4:

March 3, 1945: Major George V Nunn

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5:

May 1, 1945: Capt. Kalford K Miazza

Killed: 84
Missing: 21
Wounded: 653
Captured: 2
Activated: 12/15/1942
Arrived ETO: 03/03/1945
Bronze Star: 45
Silver Star: 8
Days in Combat: 34
Soldiers Medal: 1
Total Casualties: 1233
Arrived Continent: 03/03/1945
Battle Casualties: 760
Non-Battle Casualties: 473
Percent of T/O Strength: 8.8
Distinguished Service Cross: 1
Entered Combat (Entire Division): 03/29/1945
Total Units: 362
Total Locations: 6909
Total Commanders: 1863