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90th Infantry Division

The 90th Infantry Division was activated 25 March 1942, shipped out to Europe on 23rd March 1944 and arrived in England on 5 April 1944. Some elements of the 90th saw action on 6 June 1944, D-Day, Utah Beach, Normandy, France. The rest of the Division entered combat 10 June.

The Division was immediately thrust into the fighting; cut across the Merderet and took Pont l'Abbe. In July they cleared Foret de Mont-Castre, known as Hill 122 and on the 27th they took Periers.

In August, the 90th crossed the Sarthe and was in the midst of the closing of the Falaise Gap. September they crossed France via Verdun and began the participation in the battle for Metz. Following the fall of Metz, the Division crossed the Moselle River at Koeningsmacker in early November.

By early December the Division had crossed the Saar River north of Saarlautern. When the German Ardennes Offensive began, the 90th Division setup in a defensive posture until early January, when they returned to the offensive. In February, they breached the Siegfried Line and continued across the Moselle to take Mainz in late March. They continued the advance, crossing the Rhine, Main and Werra rivers and moving to the Czech border. The 90th Infantry Division was en route to Prague when the VE Day ended World War II.

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Nickname(s): Tough 'Ombres, Texas-Oklahoma Division

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90th Infantry Division Films  

90th Infantry Division in Western Europe DVD $19.99

90th Infantry Division
Liberation of Western Europe

$19.99

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90th US Infantry Division in Normandy DVD $29.99

90th Infantry Division
Invasion of Normandy
The D-Day Landings
$29.99

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90th Infantry Division, The Bulge and Beyond DVD $24.99

90th Infantry Division
Winter War: The Bulge and Beyond
Battle of the Bulge
$24.99

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ETO Attachments

  • 5 March 1944: Third Army
  • 23 March 1944: Third Army
  • 27 March 1944: VII Corps
  • 19 June 1944: VIII Corps
  • 30 July 1944: Third Army
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  • 25 August 1944: XV Corps, Third Army, 12th Army Group
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  • WWII Units

  • 357th Infantry
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  • 90th Reconnaissance Troop Mechanized
  • 315th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • 315th Medical Battalion
  • 343d Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
  • 344th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
  • 915th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
  • 345th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
  • 790th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
  • 90th Quartermaster Company
  • 90th Signal Company
  • Military Police platoon
  • Headquarters Company
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  • Commanders

  • Brig Gen Jay W. McKelvie
  • Maj Gen Eugene M. Landrum
  • Brig Gen Raymond S. McLain
  • Maj Gen Raymond S. McLain
  • Brig Gen James A. Van Fleet
  • Maj Gen James A. Van Fleet
  • Maj Gen Lowell W. Rooks
  • Brig Gen Herbert L. Earnest
  • Combat Reels salutes the veterans of the 90th Infantry Division of World War II and their valuable contribution to U.S. military history.

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