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36th Infantry Division

The 36th Infantry Division was activated in 1917. Beginning their training for WWI at Camp Bowie. The 36th Infantry Division The 36th Division insignia consisting of an olive drab "T" on a blue flint arrowhead was adopted in 1918. In World War I, the division was organized from National Guard units of Oklahoma and Texas. The flint arrowhead represents the State of Oklahoma which was an Indian Territory, and the "T" is for Texas.

World War II

In World War II, the Division landed in North Africa in April of 1943. The 36th saw its first WW2 combat in September, landing at Salerno, Sicily to vicious fighting. In 1944, they landed at Anzio and fought their way to Rome.

By August of 1944, the 36th participated in the landing assault of southern France. They continued to push along the southern sectors meeting heavy resistance at places such as the Colmar Pocket. The division continued fighting through places such as Haguenau, Oberhofen, and Wissembourg.

in 1945 after a brief respite from the front line the 36th Division after being assigned to the Seventh Army moved toward the Danube River. Following assignment to XXI Corps, they attacked the Germans 'National Redoubt' and were in Kitzbuhel, Austria where members captured Field Marshall von Rundstedt as the World War II Europe ended in May of 1945.

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36th Infantry Division Patch

Nickname(s): Lone Star Division, Fighting 36th

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36th Infantry Division Films  

36th Infantry Division in Western Europe DVD $34.99

36th Infantry Division
Liberation of Western Europe

$34.99

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442nd Infantry Regiment DVD $29.99

442nd Infantry Regiment
Liberation of Western Europe

$29.99

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WWII Campaigns

  • Sicily (with arrowhead)
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  • Rome-Arno
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  • 111th Medical Battalion
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  • Maj Gen John E Dahlquist
  • Combat Reels salutes the veterans of the 36th Infantry Division of World War II and their valuable contribution to U.S. military history.

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