It is truly unique and an important part of the joint history of both Norway and the United States. The Foundation relies solely on donations made by individuals and corporations. Last Name Beginning With (R) Updated 1/14/12. Thus at full strength the 99th was officially 1,001 men. 23rd Brigade, 5th Division, II Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. Donations can be made by check or paypal, or by contacting us by mail: Steinar Hybertsen's documentary film "The Viking Battalion" tells the story of the 99th Infantry Battalion in never-before-seen film and images. It is today not very well known, and most Americans as well as Norwegians are unaware of its significance. The Division first saw action on the 9th, taking over the defense of the sector north of the Roer River between Schmidt and Monschau. The updated web version of the Guide can be … Similar units, either Norwegian or other nationalities, may be organized later.”. Steinar Hybertsen's documentary film "The Viking Battalion" tells the story of the 99th Infantry Battalion in never-before-seen film and images. The casualties suffered by a typical American infantry regiment serving in World War II were horrendous. On 9th May 1942 a letter from the War Department was sent to the Commanding General, Army Ground Forces stating as follows: “1. U.S. Military Personnel that Served in WWII. The Foundation relies solely on donations made by individuals and corporations. The 99th Infantry Division arrived in France around Nov. 6, 1944, at LeHavre, France. The 395th Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment of the United States Army, part of the 99th Infantry Division during World War II.It was organized with the rest of the 99th on 16 November 1942 at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi. The regiment was attached to 23rd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, September 1862. Reading through the names of its members you could very well believe that you were looking at the Oslo phone book. The 30th Infantry Division was ordered to active Federal service … Thus at full strength the 99th was officially 1,001 men. Dedicated to preserving the history of the Norwegian-American Infantrymen of the United States Army in WWII. The Foundation keeps its members updated via newsletter. The regiment was recruited in Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Mercer, Putnam, Shelby, and Van Wert counties. The Battalion also contributed personnel to Operation RYPE (often referred to as NORSO), which was an airborne top secret commando mission into Northern Trøndelag towards the end of the war. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Left Wing, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland… The unit will be organized as an infantry battalion. The 99th Infantry Division, nicknamed “Battle Babies” and compromised of the 393rd, 394th, 395th Infantry Regiments and supporting units, spent approximately 151 days in combat during World War Two. The Division first saw action on the 9th, taking over the defense of the sector north of the Roer River between Schmidt and Monschau. The 99th Battalion was therefore given  “Separate” status, and attached to various units as needed to strengthen other units and solve problems. Attn: Paula Lindholm, Treasurer The problem is many Regiments didn't do a post war history. This website was created to accurately portray and preserve the World War II history of the 104th Infantry Division, to recognize the contribution of the 34,000 men who proudly wore the Timberwolf shoulder insignia and to honor the memory of those gallant men who perished in battle. Our division has established an enviable record as a fighting team and has taught the German to fear the wearer of the "Checkerboard". During the Battle of the Bulge, the regiment—at times virtually surrounded by Germans—was one of the few units that did not yield ground to the attacking Germans. HIS booklet recounts briefly the highlights of the 99th Infantry Division in combat. Attacking across the Aure River, the Division liberated Trevieres, June 10, and proceeded to assault and secure Hill 192, the key enemy strongpoint on the road to St. Lô. Lou shows the link for the 99th Division Association--you might check with them--many Associations have a resident historian that could aim you in the correct direction. Welcome to WWII Forums! We can't all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots. Welcome to the 97th Infantry Division-The Trident Division: Information, history, and photographs about the 97th Division in World War II : The 97th Division's colorful and distinctive insignia was originally designed to represent Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, the states from which the personnel was drawn for the first 97th. The 99th infantry Battalion (Separate) was activated at Camp Ripley, Minnesota on August 15, 1942 as per written instructions by the War Department. https://military.wikia.org/wiki/99th_Infantry_Division_(United_States) But seen from the Battalion’s accomplishments and its ethnic composition as well as its history it emerges as a successful and true multinational unit within the United States Army. The "Checkerboard" or "Battle Babies" division landed at the French port of Le Havre and proceeded northeast to Belgium. Stories Booklet, 99th Infantry Division Association Newspaper Archive - Search Old Newspaper Articles Online, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. The dates after the campaign name are the dates of the campaign not of the division. 104th Infantry Division World War II: Home Page. Join in if you dare! The 99th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War II. [ 39th Infantry Division - Did not exist during WWII ] 40th Infantry Division . Infantry Unit Rosters and Unit Photos. 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division (less 3rd Battalion) 06.07.1944-30.07.1944 & 05.08.1944-06.08.1944 3rd Battalion, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division Paula Lindholm, Treasurer Jarvis Taylor, 99th Veteran, D Company Norwegian teeth were found to be as important as other critical war items. Log in or Sign up to interact with the community. by Gerd Nyquist Click here for book review and to purchase. To this date the 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate) is the only unit of the United States Army with a pure Norwegian history. Note: This alphabetical index to the Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States is based on a paper version with the same title compiled in 1995. Harlan Hanson The construction projects undertaken by the Seabees were not confined solely to building naval installations but they were called upon to construct vital bases for the Army, Marines and for the Allies around the globe. Aperture Press, LLC The 99th Readiness Division, also styled as 99th Division, which the 99th Regional Support Command transitioned to in early 2018 which is the successor unit of the 99th Infantry Division, is a Major It played a strategic role in the Battle of the Bulge when its inexperienced troops held fast on the northern shoulder of the German advance, refusing them access to the vital northern road network that led into Belgium. PO Box 14521 See more ideas about Infantry, Military history, Division. Bruce Bjorgum, Secretary The index does not reflect updates to the Guide. The Battalion had received specialized mountain training with the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale Colorado, thus was a potent unit capable of taking on specialized missions not suitable for the average Army unit. The 99th managed to maintain its Norwegian identity throughout the war. For example, by the end of January, 1945, the 47 th Infantry Regiment (which fought in France and Germany) had lost well over 100% of their strength to battle casualties, where men were either killed, wounded, missing, or taken as prisoner of war. The Foundations Mission is to preserve the history of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate) for future generations and to keep their legacy alive.