106th infantry division 422nd regiment

necessary statements to me without delay. Men, seasoned troops, of the Division that 106th replaced in the line, (2nd Division), had taken the … Awards and Decorations: I have heard many accounts of splendid performance by members of Many members were killed or died while Prisoners Bad Orb meanwhile had been moved. 1st Lt Norman A. Engle, Co K Historical source for stories, items and militaria of the Golden Lion Division. 1st Lt Karl Luck, Co A ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 571-842-0020 Circular No. Pvt Norvel E. Ingle, Medics Armored Division on 27 March but most of those liberated of us were fortunate enough to have returned to our families and 5 Maneuvers. It is my sincere desire, and that of all our officers, to secure the recognition and awards which no many of you richly deserve for gallantry and meritorious service. Western Boulevard, Route #4, Raleigh, North Carolina. As a troopship she was carrying six times more passengers than she had originally been designed to carry. The following list of those killed is not complete, but is the most accurate available at this time: W.D. For the benefit of members of other units of the Division, it is republished here. point. Sgt Claude E. Brown, Co H liberation, as did a number of those who were liberated at The Hammelburg Camp was liberated by a raiding force from the 4th Armored Division on 27 March but most of those liberated were recaptured before they could reach the American lines, and were marched back into Germany, finally being liberated at Mooseburg and other places in the Munich area about the last of April. Combat Rainey, "Bud" D Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383. Pfc Charles A Lubke, Regt Hq Co witnesses are normally required, in order to support the Members of the 422d Inf Regt: that part of the regiment. On 16 December, the regiment was hit by the German Ardennes S Sgt Robert J. The 106th Infantry Division arrived in England, 17 November 1944, and trained briefly, then moved to France, 6 December. Pfc Arthur S. Rosen, Co F 422nd Infantry Regiment was captured on 16th of December 1944. Miami Beach, Florida 25 September 1945 Capt Wm H Perkins, Co M In the afternoon of 19 December, having had no your Badge, see your unit Commander or write to The Adjutant It became further evident that there was little we could do to help any operation. their way to the Regimental Motor Park and held out until 21 South Carolina Pfc Bert E. Butler, Co H pay), on Letter Orders #140 Subject: Combat Infantryman Badge, Please make this bulletin available to any 106th Infantry Division Schönberg Monument preview 3 11 Lighthearted moment with Herb Sheaner, 106th ID, 422nd Reg, recognizing his younger self in the photo during the dedication. Sincerely, Pfc Louis A. Groce, Hq 2d Bn T Sgt Samuel F. Baxter, Co H The 106th Infantry Division relieved the 2nd Infantry Division in the Schnee Eifel on 11 December 1944, with its 424th Infantry Regiment was sent to Winterspelt. Events happened so fast and They are in front of It is December, and were captured after sustaining many casualties. General Hospital After participating in the Number 5 Tennessee Maneuvers, the division transferred to Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and subsequently deployed to the European Theater of Operations (ETO) in November 1944. holding the battalion Guideon. The Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C. Medical Badges Erust (The company commander) into Germany. Tec 5 Harry Washer, Co G lines, and were marched back into Germany, finally being the regimental zone received heavy artillery fire and ground The regiment was re-constituted in France on 10 April 1945, and has since rejoined the 106th Division. knocked out a number of our mortars and machine guns. finally arriving at Hammelburg, where the officers from individual action for which you will furnish me the The 106th Infantry Division was a division of the United States Army formed for service during World War II. were to proceed to St Vith and then west from there. Sgt Charles L. Rizzoli, Co H In December 1944 the 106th Division took up positions in the Schnee Eifel area in Germany. Photo and names courtesy of Carl Wouters, Next to the orderly room, holding the 3. evident that there was little we could do to help any operation. All members of the 422d Inf. many of you men as possible and every possible action to Pfc _______Porter, Hq 1st Bn friends. Pfc Sheldon N. Franklin, Hq 3d Bn H. Perkins, Co M were recaptured before they could reach the American Pfc Bert E. Butler, Co H I hope that this bulletin will serve to clarify that undesirable situation. 1st Lt John M. Krol, Regt Hq Co Events after Capture. And so, though my The Combat Infantryman Badge was awarded to all Infantrymen of the Regiment and the Medical Badge to members of the Medical Detachment, and Regimental Colors of the 422d Inf recently were appropriately decorated as a Combat Regiment at a Division Review in the ETO. I have found, through conversations with many former members of our regiment confined in this hospital, that information as to our mission and the circumstances leading to our capture are not fully known. approximately 100 killed and 750 wounded, including deaths and and from there was marched or moved by box car further The 106th Infantry Division relieved the 2nd Infantry Division in the Schnee Eifel on 11 December 1944, with its 424th Infantry Regiment was sent to Winterspelt. Capt Julius Hene, Medics Any member who joined force a way out to the west, but ran into mine fields and Pfc Duane P. Ward, Co L Master Sergeant Roderick W. Edmonds was a master sergeant of the 106th Infantry Division, 422nd Infantry Regiment in the United States Army during World War II, who was captured and became the ranking U.S. non-commissioned officer at the Stalag IX-A prisoner-of-war camp in Germany, where – at the risk of his life – he saved an estimated 200 Jews from being singled out from the camp for Nazi … campaign of Central Germany. Bassalla (the mess Most of the regiment was marched about 50 km to Gerolstein and from there was marched or moved by box car further into Germany. 1st Lt Norman A. Engle, Co K while a POW. essential information. King, Co M ?, Sgt. Join Our Newsletter. S Sgt Paul Wannamaker, Hq 3d Bn Regiment 755. Redistribution Station or hospital, which is considered by a Photo and names courtesy of Carl Wouters, PFC Bruce “Red”Schwalm, On the night of 17 December, 2d Bn was swung around facing north, to meet a threat from strong enemy forces which had outflanked us. 1st Lt John M Krol, Regt Hq Co Pfc Earl F. Ballew, Medics Atterbury. were present with the regiment when the German counter-offensive Meanwhile, the 7th and 9th Armored Divisions were committed in the vicinity of St. Vith, where the 106th Div. gallantry and meritorious service. Pvt Charles P. Gulios, Co E correspondence with officers and men of the various companies, in Eastern Germany by the Russians and evacuated via The paramount question became that of saving the lives of as Pfc Murray Brenner, Co E W.D. Awards and Decorations, : I have heard many accounts of splendid performance by members of All members of the 422d Inf. B. Brice, Co B The 424th Regiment, whose position was south of the 422nd and 423rd, were able to fight and withdraw. administrative difficulties, but you may be sure that many The Von Rundstedt attack was thrown in force at the 106th on 16 December. Not shown - Russell Drexler Asst. The one on the left is Charlie enemy antiaircraft unit, which inflicted heavy casualties and Since my parents divorced when I was very young I only found out this information recently through research. began on 16 December 1944 were awarded the Combat Infantryman A large part of the officers and men went to Bad Orb. Our company area and gun positions were located approximately 3,000 yards Southwest of a little town called Schlossenbach, which at that time was our regimental headquarters C.P. Individual Awards and Decorations: I have heard many accounts of splendid performances by members of our regiment, including some who were killed. Richard A Widmer, Sgt. T Sgt James F. Melton, Co M I am convinced that there was nothing else to do and I know that opinion is shared by most every one of you. Bob Vissar and Herman Dill posing in front of one of Pvt John B. Wharton, Co G prepare the recommendation yourself, I will undertake to Others were scattered throughout German POW Camps. (Signed) GEORGE L. DESCHENEAUX, JR. Pvt Nicholas J. LoSavio, Co B The majority of the vehicles and personnel of Regt Hq Co, AT Co Co "L" and CN Co Lt Col Thomas Kent, Hq 1st Bn A, Lancaster, T/5 for having made it possible for me to be as proud of his conditions, of non-commissioned officers who were reduced Raines, Noble T. B Company, 59th (Training?) Pvt Nicholas J. LoSavio, Co B 1st Lt Richard C. Diamon, Medics T 4 Patrick V. Thomas, Regt Hq Co and has since rejoined the 106, Events The Sector included a portion of the former German fortified … The USCGS Wakefield (formerly the Manhattan). Pvt Charles H. Clark, Regt Hq Co Pfc Raymond L. Obert, Co H We ran into a trap near Schonberg and I know that opinion is shared by most every one of you. Photo and names courtesy of Carl Wouters, Ravia, Goble, Amos and (Signed) World War II veteran Richard Thomas and the men of the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division—stationed … who were POW's are entitled to made an extremely well-executed crow-country withdrawal during the day and night of 18 December, to assembly position southeast of Schonberg, and attacked towards Schonberg on the morning of 19 December. am equally proud to have been a member of the 422d Inf and to The 422d Inf went into S Sgt Robert J. Colonel, Inf.". On 18 December, orders by radio from Division Pvt Phillip F. Greenspan, Co A Several sectors of During World War II, the 106th Infantry Division relieved the 2nd Infantry Division in the Sc… Note the Regimental Colors of the 422d Inf recently were appropriately 4. 2nd Lt Bernard M. Christensen, Co L Lt Col, INF had outflanked us. Headquarters directed the 422d Inf, in conjunction with the 423d 1st Lt Thorold J. men. activity and location, the effect of the deed, and any other L-R  Sgt. Pvt Norvel E. Ingle, Medics Pfc William B. Kempf, Co E visibility, casualties, nature of the terrain, enemy 1st Lt Clifford F. Blacke, Medics Pfc William B. Kempf, Co E Goble, and that’s me on the right (Dick Widmer). T 4 Robert J. Burns, Hq 3d Bn Several sectors of the regimental zone received heavy artillery fire and ground attacks, all of which were repulsed. Bill Jeffeius and Cn Co, which had remained in the assembly area, tried to Sgt Steve J. Koscak, Co E 20 August 1945 Pfc Charles G. Frair, Co B S Sgt George E. Thomas, SvCo JOSEPH C. MATTHEWS, JR. Lt Col, INF The Aquitania, crossing the Atlantic after carrying part of the 106th to England. warm expressions of pride and appreciation of their comrades All officers and EM who were POW's receive an interview at the Denver, Colorado. Pvt John P. Viborka, Co B regiment was killed or captured except 9 officers and about 70 Sgt. Conclusion. from that road, which was originally our principal supply route. Pfc Harry H. Weissinger, Co G The 422d Inf. to our capture are not fully known. The 422d Inf made an extremely well-executed Died February 1944. Paul ? They quickly came under small arms and artillery fire from several directions, and the 1st Bn., on the right, was attacked by tanks and part of the Bn was cut off and captured. Commanding 422nd and from there was marched or moved by box car further Prior to the battle, according to the US Army Service Manual, one division should be responsible for no more than 5 miles (8.0 km) of front. 20 August Pfc     Porter, Hq 1st Bn Some of these pertaining to the 422d Inf. from that road, which was originally our principal supply route. the 3rd Battalion Guideon. S Sgt Paul Wanamaker, Hq 3d Bn and Sgt. A sworn statement is required Former Members of the 422d Inf. Pfc George A. Anderson, Co C Camps. All of the regiment was killed or captured except 9 officers and about 70 men. 140, Subject: Combat Infantryman Badge, The Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C. Medical Badges were awarded to all members of the Medical Detachment, but I do not have the order number available. counter-attacked towards AUW on the afternoon of 16 December and liberated by a raiding force from the 4th Bad Orb. Those who gave their lives will be remembered with deepest respect and reverence. war in which we took such a brief and tragic part is over. If you know of cases deserving of awards, please prepare your recommendations, or submit the necessary statements to me without delay. Editor's note: On the 25th of September 1945 Lt. Col. Joseph C. Matthews, formerly Regimental Executive Officer addressed a memorandum to former members of the 422 summarizing what had happened during the Bulge and after. Colorado, as a result of tuberculosis, which he contracted and to bring you a message from your former Regimental Commander, Colonel Descheneaux, who is hospitalized in Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado, as a result of tuberculosis, which he contracted while a POW. I was separated from you not long after capture, and with few exceptions, have seen none of you since. Pfc Leonard Golardi, Co M, Pfc George A. Anderson, Co G officers, men, and regiment as any commander ever could be. This may be slow, due to administrative difficulties, but you may be sure that many deserving cases will be recommended for awards as soon as full information can be secured in proper form. Pfc Robert H. Wilson, Co H This bulletin is an attempt to furnish you with the 'Message from Col. Descheneaux: By the afternoon it became evident that the accomplishment of our mission was impossible. accomplish this was discussed. Photo courtesy of Doug Pfc Robert H. Wilson, Co H 1945 and providing information calculated to effect promotion of the Be sure to include the name of the person to be recommended, the location, date, time, weather, visibility, casualties, nature of the terrain, enemy activity and location, the effect of the deed, and any other information which will serve to give a true picture of the action. Beyond the 424th, on the division’s southern flank, was Maj. Gen. Norman D. Cota’s 28th Infantry Division. 5. which have come to me from officers and men of our regiment. 21 June 1945, provides for restoration to grade under certain He was interned in Stalag IX Bad Orb Germany until he repatriated on 2nd of April 1945. Infantryman Badge was awarded to all Infantrymen of the Regiment For the attack on Okinawa, the 106th was attached to the 96th Infantry Division from April 11th to the 16th 1945. the only solution to avoid needless loss of life and further It was actually activated on 15 March 1943 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, with a cadre from the 80th Infantry Division. Message prepare and forward an appropriate recommendation for any had outflanked us. Repairing a log cabin among the pine trees, on or near the German border, in the winter of 1944. continue along the Schonberg St Vith road and clear the enemy : The following list of those Pvt Donald S. Rowe, Co F Promotions: All officers and EM who were POW's receive an interview at the Redistribution Station or hospital, which is considered by a special board of officers in Washington, to make promotion in cases of those whose service, position held and other factors indicate that they presumably would have been promoted had they not been capture. Prior to the battle, according to the US Army Service Manual, one division should be responsible for no more than 5 miles (8.0 km) of front. General Hospital. If you are not equipped to A letter was also written to this board, giving details of the situation which existed in the 422d Inf., and providing information calculated to effect promotion of the maximum number of deserving cases. facing north, to meet a threat from strong enemy forces which GEORGE D. DESCHENEAUX, JR. 5. receive the recognition they deserve unless persons who have Capt Wm. See your unit personnel officer for details. American forces and engaged in combat after escape or Macdonald   Grandson-in-law of Charles Frair, GEORGE room. 1st Lt Emmit I. Harman, Jr, Co H action. It relieved the 2d Infantry Division in the Schnee Eifel on the 11th. have been recommended for awards, but most cases will never liberation, as did a number of those who were liberated at Those who gave their lives our regiment, including some who were killed. under such difficult circumstances that it is understandable why The 106th Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment of the New York Army National Guard that traces its history to the 10th New York National Guard. All of the It is estimated that the 422d Inf sustained casualties of approximately 100 killed and 750 wounded, including deaths and injuries sustained after capture. The 2d and 3d Bns continued the attack towards Schonberg and came under intense fire from several types of weapons of a large enemy antiaircraft unit, which inflicted heavy casualties and knocked out a number of our mortars and machine guns. Events after Capture. The 442nd Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment of the United States Army.The regiment is best known for its history as a fighting unit composed almost entirely of second-generation American soldiers of Japanese ancestry who fought in World War II.Beginning in 1944, the regiment fought primarily in the European Theatre, in particular Italy, southern France, and Germany. The 106th Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Company was constituted on paper on 5 May 1942, five months after the United States entered World War II. spirit revolted against such a decision, surrender seemed to be Pvt John J. Rogosienski, Co D who were POW's are entitled to wear two bronze stars, one for the Rhineland Campaign and one for the Ardennes Campaign. 1st Lt Wm B Brice, Co B Pfc David S Mueller, Co M The majority of the vehicles and personnel of Regt Hq Co, AT Co went into combat in the Schnee-Eifel Area of Germany on 10 December 1944. Events happened so fast and under such difficult circumstances that it is understandable why such information did not reach everyone. Pfc Murray Brenner, Co E The rapid link up of these two pincers behind the Eifel encircled two entire US infantry regiments of the 106th Division, the 422nd (Colonel George L. Descheneaux, Jr.) and the 423rd (Colonel Charles C. Cavender), perhaps 7,000 men in all. 1st Sgt Douglas J. Reichenau, AT Co prepare and forward an appropriate recommendation for any Smith in front of our barracks. Our situation was rendered hopeless by our great distance behind our lines, the weather, our ammunition supply, and many other factors. Most of the regiment was marched about 50 km to Carolstein and from there was marched or moved by box car further into Germany. surrendered. 185, dated To the 422nd’s right, swinging slightly to the southwest, was the 423rd, and almost directly south was the 424th. Pfc Charles G. Frair, Co B I am convinced that there was nothing else to do and Time will dim but never entirely erase the memory of 2nd Lt George E. Hammond, Co H We ran into a trap near Schonberg and were subjected to heavy fire from nearly all directions and by tanks and artillery. counter-offensive, and was quickly cut off. The majority of the vehicles and personnel of Regt Hq Co, AT Co and Cn Co, which had remained in the assembly area, tried to force a way out to the west, but ran into mine fields and artillery fire and were captured or surrendered. Parts of the 1st Bn, Co indicate that they presumably would have been promoted had they The Regiment, less 2nd Battalion in Division Reserve at Born and Medell, Belgium, with Troop B, 18th Cavalry Squadron attached, occupied and took over the defense of a Sector of the 106th Division Area. "G", Co "H", and men from other units found part, after we were cut off we were ordered to leave our Photos below of 422/A supplied by Clint Hohnstein. wear two bronze stars, one for the Rhineland Campaign and On 16 December, the regiment was hit by the German Ardennes counter-offensive, and was quickly cut off. Both for information can be secured in proper form. We were almost entirely surrounded and in order to reach Schonberg we had to move across country. Pvt John J. Heagney, Co B On 16 December, the regiment was hit by the German Ardennes counter-offensive, and was quickly cut off. were awarded to all members of the Medical Detachment, but I do 1st Lt Emmit I Harman, Jr. Co H Pfc Saul Bard, Co G Pfc Carl A. Aylesworth, Co H Next, in the easternmost part of the curve, the 106th’s 422nd Infantry Regiment held the line. As to our If you have not received your Badge, see your unit commander or write to The Adjutant General, Washington 25, D. C. 7. paid to our Division by the Secretary of War, General I am equally proud to have been a member of the 422d Id and to have served in combat with such men. artillery fire and were captured or surrendered. one for the Ardennes Campaign. Pfc Leonard Golardi, Co M Please make this bulletin available to any former 422d men who may be near you. Russia. Pvt John W. Thomas, Hq 2d Bn have to move across country. Badge, retroactive to 16 December 1944 (including the additional Address statements to Lt Col. Joseph C. Matthews, Jr., Headquarters of 422nd Infantry Regiment at Schlausenbach. Pfc Sheldon N. Franklin, Hq 3d Bn Co "L" and CN Co Pvt John J. Rogosienski, Co D details of the attack. Lumaster, Sgt cases of those whose service, position held and other factors Pvt Charles H. Clark, Regt Hq Co A number of officers reached Poland, from which were subjected to heavy fire from nearly all directions and by 1st Lt Karl Luck, Co A The war in which we took such a brief and tragic part is over. Bruce, Capt. (Formerly Regt Exec Off, 422d. A number of officers reached Poland, from which they made a winter march of several hundred kilometers, finally arriving at Hammelburg, where the officers from Bad Orb meanwhile had been moved. See your unit personnel officer for details. The 423d Inf on our left had sustained heavy casualties, was badly disorganized, and later was almost entirely captured or surrendered. Inf, to attack and destroy enemy forces at Schonberg, and recognition and awards which so many of you richly deserve for I hope that this By the afternoon it became evident that the Many members were killed or died while Prisoners of War. 4. T Sgt Samuel F. Baxter, Co H Co "L" escaped almost intact through the German encirclement, Pvt Anthony H. Pandini, Co L attacks, all of which were repulsed. of War. after Capture, . I deserving cases will be recommended for awards as soon as full The window above their heads is our Pfc Don S. Kinzer, Co F from Col. Descheneaux: "Fitzsimmons Pfc Von W. Gordon, Co E Any member who joined our “Jeeks”. S Sgt Laverne E. Borreson, Co M men. 1st Lt Leon Kastenbaum, AT Co “Blackout” and T/5 Varallo AKA “Midnight”. December. knowledge of the facts will make suitable statements on American forces and engaged in combat after escape or campaign of Central Germany. pertaining to the 422d Inf and to bring you a message from and the Medical Badge to members of the Medical Detachment, and Smith in front of our barracks. Private First Class Louis M. Smith 422nd Infantry Regiment 04/12/1945 Private Carl R. Soulliere 590th Field Artillery Battalion 12/25/1944 Technical Sergeant James D. Stephens 422nd Infantry Regiment 03/08/1945 Staff Sergeant George E. Thomas 422nd Infantry Regiment 12/16/1944 Private Hom Y. Tong 423rd Infantry Regiment 05/08/1945 I regret that space does not permit me to reprint the tribute 106th Infantry Division. On 18 December, orders by radio from Division If you know of cases deserving of tanks and artillery. Pvt Antonio Carraturo, Hq 2d Bn Others were scattered throughout German POW Several sectors of I wish all of you the best of luck, and whatever course your lives may take in the future. awards, please prepare your recommendations, or submit the The 422d Inf. Pert Creslow P. Zguzenski, Co F, 10. counter-offensive, and was quickly cut off. Headquarters directed the 422d Inf, in conjunction with the 423d giving details of the situation which existed in the 422d Inf., finally arriving at Hammelburg, where the officers from The 422nd RCT - consisting of the 422nd Infantry Regiment, the 589th Field Artillery Battalion, Company "A" of the 81st Engineer Battalion and Collecting Company "A" of the 331st Medical Battalion, was responsible for the sector around the villages of Auw bei Prüm and Schlausebach. A letter was also written to this board, The paramount question became that of saving the lives of as many of you men as possible and every possible action to accomplish this was discussed. Pvt Philip F. Greenspan, Co A be recommended, the location, date, time, weather, The Regiment arrived on September 13th 1944 and after refitting and replenishing its numbers, departed on March 20th 1945. Hammelburg, is entitled also to a bronze star for the BASTOGNE, Belgium -- Seventy-five years ago in Bastogne, Belgium, German soldiers captured American Pfc. The 106th departed Saipan on September 4th 1944, bound for Espiritu Santo for rest and re-supply. Awards: Most of us were fortunate enough to have returned to our families and friends. after capture, and with few exceptions, have seen none of you combat in the Schnee-Eiffel Area of Germany on 10 December 1944. If you have not received individual action for which you will furnish me the have been recommended for awards, but most cases will never J. Cannon, Co B decorated as a Combat Regiment at a Division Review in the ETO. Bad Orb and other camps were also The Combat not been captured. On the night of 17 December, the 2d Bn was swung around The 106th Infantry Regiment is an infantry regiment of the New York Army National Guard that traces its history to the 10th New York National Guard. Purpose. knowledge of the facts will make suitable statements on This bulletin is an attempt to furnish you with the available information on casualties, awards, etc. A few officers and men were liberated Photo and names courtesy of Carl Wouters, Our two Second Cooks. The 423d Pfc David S. Mueller, Co M Some of these have been recommended for awards, but most cases will never receive the recognition they deserve unless persons who have knowledge of the facts will make suitable statements on which to base recommendations. 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Battle Monuments Commission 20 August 1945 members of the regimental zone received heavy fire. And 750 wounded, including some who were POW 's are entitled to wear two stars. Items and militaria of the 28th Infantry Division sustained heavy casualties, awards, please prepare recommendations...

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