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Five Years - Five Countries - Five Campaigns with the 141st Infantry Regiment

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Five Years - Five Countries - Five Campaigns

An Account of the 141st Infantry in World War II
  • Edited by Clifford H. Peek, Jr.
  • 141st Infantry Regiment Association, 1945
    • 157 pages
    • 69 B&W illustrations
    • 4 color illustrations
    • 3 B&W maps
    • 14 color maps
  • Military Reference Library
  • #L285
  • PDF file (46 MB)
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The story of the 141st Infantry Regiment of the 36th (Texas) Infantry Division from training in 1940 and the Louisiana and Carolina maneuvers to movement to North Africa for more training, to the Salerno invasion, San Pietro, River Rapido, Monte Cassino, fall of Rome, the invasion of Southern France, Montelimar, the Vosges Mountains, the Colmar Pocket, winter in the Northern Alsace, Haguenau and the Siegfried Line and the end of the war in May 1945.

A FEW FACTS
  • The men of the 141st Infantry were among the first American troops to land on the continent of Europe in World War II
  • Among the first troops to enter Rome
  • The first Infantry Regiment to land on the coast of Southern France
  • The first Regiment in the Seventh Army to cross the Moselle River
  • The first of the 36th Division troops to enter Germany
  • Since September 9, 1943, the 141st Infantry Regiment experienced 361 days of combat—137 days in Italy, 204 days in France, 17 days in Germany and 4 days in Austria
  • The Regiment sustained more than 6,000 casualties in World War II, including 1,126 killed, approximately 5,000 wounded and over 500 missing in action
  • During the fighting in France alone, the munitions section of the Regiment handled 3,500 tons of ammunition
  • In one month—August 15, 1944 to September 15, 1944—one of the Regiment's Nighthawk trucks drove 9,000 miles
  • For their action in World War II, the men of the 141st Infantry received 2,614 awards and decorations:
  • Congressional Medal Of Honor: 3
  • Distinguished Service Cross: 31
  • Legion Of Merit: 12
  • Silver Star: 492
  • Soldier's Medal: 11
  • Bronze Star: 1,685
  • Division Commendation: 340
  • Foreign Decorations: 40
Contents
  • Ploughshares to Swords
  • Bloody Salerno
  • The Assault on San Pietro
  • Disaster at the River Rapido
  • The Fight for Monte Cassino Abbey
  • Velletri and the Fall of Rome
  • Amphibious Assault on the Riviera
  • Montelimar and the Pursuit North
  • Forging the Vosges
  • Riquewihr and the Colmar Pocket
  • Christmas Interlude
  • Winter in Northern Alsace
  • Haguenau-Siegfried Offensive
  • The Last Ten Days of the War

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