28th Infantry Division
The 28th Infantry Division was activated on 17 February 1941 at Camp Livingston Louisiana. For World War II they transferred overseas to the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) on 8 October 1943. Following additional training in Southampton, England, the 28th Infantry Division landed in Normandy, France, on 22 July 1944.
Immediately they entered the fighting in the hedgerows near St. Lo. Following the Normandy Breakout, the 28th paraded through Paris on 29 August 1944 and began driving toward Germany via Luxembourg and by the 2nd of November entered the Huertgen Forest.
The 28th Division got caught in the Battle of the Bulge and endured many casualties. By early January 1945, they had moved to defensive positions along the Meuse River. By February, they were back on the offensive.
Nickname(s): Keystone, Fire and Movement, Iron Division, Bloody Bucket
Motto: Roll On
28th Infantry Division in Western Europe
28th Infantry Division Films
28th Infantry Division
Liberation of Western Europe
Major General Edward Martin (February to December 1941)
Major General J. Garsche Ord (January to May 1942)
Major General Omar N. Bradley (June 1942 to January 1943)
Major General Lloyd D. Brown (January 1943 to July 1944)
Major Geneneral Norman D. Cota (August 1944 to December 1945)
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112th Infantry Regiment
107th Field Artillery Battalion
108th Field Artillery Battalion
109th Field Artillery Battalion
229th Field Artillery Battalion
103rd Engineer Combat Battalion
28th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)
103rd Medical Bn
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