A new attack was launched 4 April and the Werra River was reached the next day. The division insignia is an escutcheon which has a red field and a blue chief, The 76th Division was reactivated as the 76th USAR Operational Response Command (ORC) and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For example, by the end of January, 1945, the 47 th Infantry Regiment (which fought in France and … Zeitz was captured after a violent struggle, 14–15 April, and the 76th reached the Mulde River on 16 April, going into defensive positions to hold a bridgehead across the Mulde near Chemnitz until VE-day. The 304th reached Southampton, England on 4 December 1944. On 1 October 1994, the division was again redesignated and on 18 April 1995 was reorganized as the 76th Division (Institutional Training). 75th Infantry Division 76th Infantry Division 77th Infantry Division 78th Infantry Division 79th Infantry Division 80th Infantry Division 81st Infantry Division ... division. Moving to the Rhine, the 76th took over defenses from Boppard to St. Goar and crossed the Rhine at Boppard, 27 March. 7,000 troops were taken from the 76th to build up forces for the impending invasion of France (D-Day) during April 1944. Their mission is to provide operational engagement packages and joint enabling capabilities for homeland response, cyber defense, legal support, information operations, and global force space enhancement requirements to combatant, unified, Joint and Department of Defense Agency Commanders.. The 79th Infantry Division received its nickname in WWI, fighting in France. Units of the division were spread throughout the six New England states. The attack continued in conjunction with the 6th Armored Division; Langensalza fell and the Gera River was crossed, 11 April. The division was reconstituted in the Organized Reserve on 24 June 1921 and assigned to the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Just over two years later, the division was inactivated on 15 November 1996 at West Hartford, Connecticut. In Operation Onaway Eagle, elements of the division successfully conducted Basic Combat Training for hundreds of new soldiers. The 339th Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment of the United States Army, raised for service in World War I, that served in the North Russia Intervention and World War II. The commander at the time was BG John G Pappas, who served in this position from 1 Oct 1994 until 9 Sept 1996. This page was last edited on 18 September 2020, at 22:16. The 79th … and the description, "the first sons of the nation." The 76th Division was reconstituted in October 1946 and reactivated in November of that year as a part of the Organized Reserve, and was headquartered in West Hartford, Connecticut. If anybody has this booklet please contact me at wwii… SEVENTY-SIXTH REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, THREE YEARS SERVICE. The remainder of the Division Headquarters sailed from New York on 4 December on the Dutch liner New Amsterdam. On 12 March 1944, the division returned to Camp McCoy. (Skis, snowshoes, toboggans, snow tractors, snow goggles, winter camouflage suits, Eskimo parkas, etc.) The remainder of the division sailed from Boston on 10 December 1944 aboard the Coast Guard operated transport SS Richardson. It landed at Le Havre, France, 12 January 1945, and proceeded to the Limesy concentration area. Driving across the Kyll River, the division took Hosten, 3 March, Speicher on 5 March and Karl on 10 March; swung south and cleared the area north of the Moselle, crossing the river, 18 March, near Mülheim an der Mosel. In 1990–1991, during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the division validated and deployed to the Middle East over 600 of its soldiers where they served with distinction with the Third Army. On Thanksgiving Day 1944, three transports sailed from Boston Port of Embarkation to Europe. As part of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the 1205th Transportation Railway Services Unit (later 1205th Transportation Railway Operating Battalion), based in Middletown, CT, was mobilized to augment civilian railway employees at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, a U.S. Army munitions outport located just south of Wilmington, NC, bringing in tons of explosives by rail to the secure port for shipment to the war zone. It drove east and took Kamberg in a house-to-house struggle, 29 March. Additional winter training began at Ottawa National Forest near Watersmeet, Michigan on 19 February 1944.