This information from the center for Military History
World War II
39th Infantry Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
60th Infantry Regiment
15th Engineer Combat Battalion
9th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)
9th Division Artillery
26th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
34th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)
60th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
84th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
42nd AAA Battalion
9th Medical Battalion
9th Signal Company
Military Police Platoon
9th Quartermaster Company
709th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
746th Tank Battalion
61st Tank Battalion
899th Tank Destroyer Battalion
894th Tank Destroyer Battalion
376th AAA (AW) Battalion
Medal of Honor awards
RARE FOOTBALL Program for Game between the 9th and 1st Inf Div October 14, 1945
The "Final Thrust" booklet on the 9th,=Sept 1944-May 1945
By-Laws for the Octofoil Assoc signed at the end or WWII
Letter from a Pub in England before the unit left for France about a WWII 9th unit
WWII 9th units
The Division was reactivated August 1st, 1940 at Ft Bragg, North Carolina as a precautionary measure in preparation of World War II with the following units:
39th Infantry Regiment (From the 4th Division)
47th Infantry Regiment (From the 4th Division)
60th Infantry Regiment (From the 5th Division)
9th Division Artillery
26th Field Artillery Battalion
34th Field Artillery Battalion
60th Field Artillery Battalion
84th Field Artillery Battalion
9th Division Band
9th Medical Battalion
9th Quartermaster Battalion
9th Signal Battalion
9th Reconnaissance Troop
Headquarters & 9th Military Police Company
15th Engineer Battalion
709th Ordnance Company
After two years of intensive training the 9th Division was combat read by the fall of 1942 and was redesignated the 9th Infantry Division. The division was divided into three Regimental Combat Teams (RCTs); the 39th RCT, 47th RCT and 60th RCT.
The division saw a lot of combat in Northern Africa and Europe during the war. It was after the divisions performance during the Battle of the Bulge that it was nicknamed "Old Reliables". After the war the division was inactivated in Germany on January 15th, 1947.
Within six months, on July 15th, 1947, the division was reactivated at Ft. Dix, New Jersey as a training division. On May 25th, 1954, the division colors were transferred to Goepengin, Germany, to replace the 28th Infantry Division which had resumed its traditional role with the Pennsylvania National Guard. In the fall of 1956 the 9th was rotated to Ft. Carson, Colorado. By December of 1957 the division had been reorganized from the Triangular type division to the new Pentomic. The three original infantry regiments were converted to Battle Groups and the 1st Battle Groups of the 5th Infantry and the 13th Infantry were added to the division. The division was again deactivated on January 31st, 1962
Algeria-French Morocco (8 - 11 Nov 1942)
Tunisia (7 Nov 1942 - 13 May 1943)
Sicily (9 Jul - 17 Aug 1943)
Normandy (6 Jun - 24 Jul 1944)
Northern France (25 Jul - 14 Sep 1944)
Rhineland (15 Sep 1944 - 21 Mar 1945)
Ardennes-Alsace (16 Dec 1944 - 25 Jan 1945)
Central Europe (22 Mar - 11 May 1945)
Belgian Fourragere 1940 (Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at the MEUSE RIVER (Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at the ARDENNES (Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, cited; DA GO 43, 1950)
World War II US 9th Infantry Division GI Greets Northern France Town Mayor ACME Press Captioned Photograph. This is photograph was taken by famed combat photographer Bert Brandt. This particular photograph was commended by Ernie Pyle as "an outstanding photograph". The town is Barneville, Cherbourg Peninsula, France. The photograph is dated 27 June 1944.
NOTE-- Help a Fellow Old Reliable
THE WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL
They went forth to do battle, 16 million strong.
They fought... and they died for Liberty.
They have been called The Greatest Generation,
And they bear that title with pride and dignity.
They served courageously throughout the world,
In the air, at sea, and on foreign land.
From scores of sultry islands in the Southern Seas,
To Africa's dusty, hot, unyielding sand.
Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Midway, Bataan.
Those names evoke such grief, such pain and sacrifice.
Normandy, Anzio, Lorraine, The Bulge, Bastogne.
Who knew they would command such a dreadful price?
Countless thousands were maimed and scarred;
More than 400,000 gave up their lives.
But we know, in our hearts, they died not in vain.
They saved our precious Freedom, that still survives.
And yet, for nearly sixty long and silent years,
Little tribute was paid to this gallant company.
No memorial, no monument, no hallowed place,
To commemorate their arduous, valiant victory.
Veterans of other wars had theirs built long ago,
And their deeds were rightfully placed in history.
But for Veterans of our most great and costly war,
There was nothing at all for the world to see.
Now thankfully, after all these fruitless years,
Their Memorial will be dedicated this Memorial Day.
They will have a shrine, at last, to call their own,
And their story will finally have its say.
Of the 16 million who were called to arms
Barely four million will see tomorrow's dawn.
And as each evening falls and the bugle calls,
A thousand more of our heroes will be forever gone.
We must never forget the role they played,
In the forging of our Country's destiny.
They preserved our cherished American way of life.
May their legacy endure throughout eternity.
-Frank J. Montoya
www.webbergroup.com/ninth/ is the website for WWII
http://www.octofoil.org/ another WWII 9th group
http://members.tripod.com/~msg_fisher/ 29th field artillery
other WW II links
This web site list KIA, POW and wounded Marines, Navy & CG
during WWII. Click on State, then they are alphabetical
They are .GIF format and are slow to load... will take some hit and miss to
find the right surname... info may be useful for Families or for verifying purple heart.
State Summary of War Casualties from
World War II for
Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel
WW II Army and Army Air Forces Personnel by State & County
Web site below shows KIA & MIA only... not wounded
World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing
Army and Army Air Forces Personnel