Database 83rd Infantry Division

The 83rd Infantry Division on April 14, 1945

This page shows the locations and record of events for today in 1944 or 1945. The map contains the locations, based on the coordinate on the morning report, shown in NATO symbology. A rectangle with two diagonals indicates an Infantry unit and the number on the bottom right hand indicates which organization the unit is part of (e.g. 330 is 330th Infantry Regiment). The value on the bottom left is the name of the unit (e.g. A is A Company). The table below the map contains the written locations, a link to the specific morning report of that unit and the record of events for 'today'. You can collapse the entries for specific units by clicking on the table header.

Disclaimer: The data below is solely based on the information of the morning reports. Coordinates were sometimes incorrectly noted and town names written incorrectly. A 1 indicates that the town name was corrected from the original.

This overview is brought to you by Thijs Hodiamont, documents courtesy of various contributors with a special thanks to Myra Miller, PhD. You can find us at our Facebook outlet

83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Delligsen, Germany Trucks loaded in readiness for move.
HQCO Delligsen, Germany No changes
ARTYHQ Calbe, Germany No changes
ARTYHQBTRY Calbe, Germany No changes
ARTYMEDDET Calbe, Germany No changes
SPTRPSHQ Deligsen, Germany No changes
SPTRPSMEDDET Deligsen, Germany No changes
BAND Deligsen, Germany No changes
MP Calbe, Germany1 No changes
CIC Calbe, Germany No changes
QM Biere, Germany1 Left Halberstadt, Germany bivouac area 0800 by motor convoy. Arrived Biere, Germany bivouac 1100. Distance traveled 34 miles.
83rd Reconnaissance Troop, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
C Calbe, Germany 2nd Platoon retd from mission at 1230. Troop reld from mission and assembled at 1600. Departed from Nienburg at 1630, closed in Calbe at 1700.
83rd Signal Company, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
C Calbe, Germany No changes
329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Barby, Germany 329th Inf Regt has established bridgehead over the Elbe River 1st and 2nd Bns in attack on enemy positions - 3rd Bn in Reserve.
HQCO Barby, Germany Company still located at present location Barby Germany. Morale Excellent.
HQ1BN Walternienburg, Germany Bn moved over Elbe River to present location. Bn in defense of bridgehead position. Bn CP at RD8882.
HQCO1BN Walternienburg, Germany Co moved over Elbe River to present location. Co in defense of bridgehead position. Co CP at RD8882.
A Walternienburg, Germany No changes
B Walternienburg, Germany Company in defense of bridgehead of Elbe Riber and city of Walternienburg, Germany RD8882. Weather clear and cool. Morale of troops excellent.
C Walternienburg, Germany Co in a defensive position around the Bridgehead along the Elbe River.
D Walternienburg, Germany Company in defense of bridgehead across Elbe River.
HQ2BN Walternienburg, Germany No changes
HQCO2BN Walternienburg, Germany No changes
E Flötz, Germany1 Company dug in. Took 100 or more PW's. Morale: Excellent.
F Walternienburg, Germany No changes
G Walternienburg, Germany No changes
H Walternienburg, Germany 13 Apr 45 - Advanced 2 1/2 miles from Elbe River at Barby Germany and Captured Walternienburg. Resistance stiffening.
HQ3BN Near Walternienburg, Germany 13 Apr 45 Moved to Barby Germany RD8583 in preparation to cross Elbe River. 14 Apr 45 moved from Barby Germany RD8583 crossed River Elbe to close in at new location near Walternienburg Germany RD8782
HQCO3BN Near Walternienburg, Germany Co moved from Barby Germany RD8583 to new location across Elbe River near Walternienburg Germany RD8782
I Walternienburg, Germany Company moved by motor from Barby, Germany RD8582, across the Elbe River to new location near Walternienburg, Germany RD8782
K Near Walternienburg, Germany 13 Apr/45 - Co was stoped by Small arms fire and Mortor fire just out of Barby. Stayed their for the night moved into Barby at 1000 next day. Company crossed Elbe River 14 Apr/45.
L Near Walternienburg, Germany Company moved from town of Barby, Germany RD8582 across the Elbe River to the vicinity of Walternienburg, Germany RD8782
M Near Walternienburg, Germany Left Barby, Germany RD8583 and crossed Elbe River arriving near Walternienburg, Germany RD8782. Unit dug in, participating in Bridgehead Operations on East Bank of Elbe River.
SERCO Barby, Germany Departed from Biere, Germany RD6982 at 1330 arrived at new location Barby, Germany RD8583 at 1438. Men and Equipment arrived safely.
ATCO Barby, Germany No changes
CANCO Barby, Germany No changes
MEDDET Barby, Germany No changes
330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Bad Harzburg, Germany No changes
HQCO Bad Harzburg, Germany No changes
HQ1BN Bad Harzburg, Germany Companies moved by motor to present area where they went into attack to clear some woods. Weather - cloudy & cool. Morale - high.
HQCO1BN Bad Harzburg, Germany Company moved by motor to present area the Bn went into attack to clear some woods. Weather - cloudy & cool. Morale - high.
A Bad Harzburg, Germany Left Veckenstdt 0630 moved by truck to Bad Harzburg. Jumped off in attack 1130. Fought hard and slow thru forest till 2100. Men very tired. Morale very good.
B Schlewecke, Germany Company in Regimental Reserve.
C 4 miles south-west of Bad Harzburg, Germany1 Company in the attack through dense woods. Morale - Fair
D Bad Harzburg, Germany Company less one machine gun platoon moved to Bad Harzburg and supported Bn in attack. Meeting stiff enemy resistance. Weather - cloudy. Morale - high.
HQ2BN Oker, Goslar, Germany1 Battalion preparing to move.
HQCO2BN Oker, Goslar, Germany1 Company preparing to move.
E Bad Harzburg, Germany No changes
F 2 miles south of Oker, Goslar, Germany1 As of 13 Apr 45 - Company remained in same position until noon, and then moved due west to try to clear more of woods.
G 2 miles south of Oker, Goslar, Germany1 No changes
H Oker, Goslar, Germany1 No changes
HQ3BN Ilsenburg, Germany No changes
HQCO3BN Ilsenburg, Germany No changes
I Wernigerode, Germany Clearing woods between above position and Blankenburg. Enemy numerous. Took 23 PW's - former soldiers in civilian clothes. Ran into ambush. Patrols active.
K Ilsenburg, Germany Company remained in same position and continued patrols throughout the day. 63 PW's captured in last 24 hr period.
L Wernigerode, Germany No changes
M Wernigerode, Germany No changes
SERCO Bad Harzburg,Germany No changes
ATCO Bad Harzburg, Germany No changes
CANCO Schlewecke, Bad Harzburg, Germany1 No changes
MEDDET Bad Harzburg, Germany No changes
331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Barby, Germany No changes
HQCO Barby, Germany Company left CP location in Calbe 1330 by motor convoy and arrived in Barby 1420. Distance approx 7 mi. Weather: clear and warm. Morale: high.
HQ1BN Calbe, Germany No changes
HQCO1BN Calbe, Germany No changes
A Calbe, Germany No changes
B Brumby, Staßfurt, Germany1 No changes
C Brumby, Staßfurt, Germany1 No changes
D Brumby, Staßfurt, Germany1 No changes
HQ2BN Alt Tochheim, Germany1 Bn in the attack, rear CP on banks of Elbe River, closed at 1230. Moved via motor across the river to town of Walternienburg a distance of 2 miles. Opened up new CP at 1315. Co meeting stiffening resistance, but no artillery fire, just tank and mortar fire. Casualties light. Weather warm and fair. Morale Good.
HQCO2BN Alt Tochheim, Germany1 Co assisting Bn in the attack. Left 1 Mile E of Barby, Germany at 1230 moved via motor 2 miles to Walternienburg arrived 1315. Left Walterneinberg at 1600 moved to Tochheim, distance covered 4.7 Km, arrived 1630. Weather Warm and bright. Morale Good 2 Hot meals served 1 K ration.
E Badetz, Germany 13 Apr 45 Company left vicinity of Nienburg on vehicles at 0700 following F Company in attack on Calbe and crosse Elbe river at approximately 1600. Company cleared out woods in vicinity of Waternenburg. Digging in. Maintaining outpost. Awaiting further orders. 14 Apr 45 Company in woods -- dug in, maintaining outpost. Holding bridgehead across Elbe river. Company moved by foot to town of Badetz from woods in vicinity of Waternenburg. Outposting town. Awaiting further orders.
F Breitenhagen, Germany Co crossed Elbe river in assault boats at 1745. Took town of Breitenhagen.
G Walternienburg, Germany1 Moved by motor fr town of Deensen C-7282-5642 Map of Hildesheim 1:100000 to town of Einbeck C-1469-5599 Map of Hildesheim 1:100000 a distance of 43 KM. Entrucked at 1300. Detrucked at 1700. Weather Clear and cold. Morale Excellent as of 10 Apr 45. Moved by motor fr town of Einbeck C 1469-5599 Map of Hildesheim 1:100000 to town of Westfeld C 4970-8490 Map of Hildesheim 1:100000 a distance of 35 KM. Entrucked at 1830. Detrucked at 2100. Weather Clear and warm. Morale Excellent as of 11 Apr 45. Moved by motor fr town of Westfeld C 4970-8490 Map of Hildesheim 1:100000 to town of Langenstein D 8242-5669 Map of Halberstadt 1:100000 a distance of 62 Miles. Entrucked at 1830. Detrucked at 0300. Weather Clear and cool. Morale Excellent as of 12 Apr 45. Moved by motor fr town of Langenstein D 8242-5669 Map of Halberstadt to town of Ditfurt a distance of 15 miles. Attached with Bn and moved 35 miles to town of Neugottersleben D 5732-5689 Map of Magdeburg 1:100000. Captured 340 prisoners as of 13 Apr 45. Attacked 0745. Advanced 6 miles and captured town of Calbe D 9778-5749 Map of Magdeburg 1:100000. Proceeded to town of Barbe and crossed Elbe River in assault boats at 1530 at 8869-5812 Map of Magdeburg 1:100000 with mission of protecting right flank of Division Bridgehead. Assisted in repelling two enemy counter attacks of tanks and infantry. 14 prisoners taken 17 enemy killed.
H Walternienburg, Germany Company moved fr Barby, Germany 13 Apr 45 at 1500 arrived at present location 1900. Kitchen and supply joined Co 1200 14 Apr 45. Co in support of Bn. Captured 2 prsioners 13 Apr 45.
HQ3BN Derenburg, Germany1 No changes
HQCO3BN Derenburg, Germany1 13 Apr 45 moved to Harseleben yesterday and moved to present location this morning. Weather clear and warm.
I Derenburg, Germany No changes
K Heimburg, Germany 13 Apr 45 Heimburg. Company W/2 platoons aiding Co L in attack on Heimburg. Position not as yet neutralized. Casualties light. Weather Fair and Warm.
L Halberstadt, Germany No changes
M Benzingerode, Germany1 Moved to new location.
SERCO Barby, Germany Company moved via motor from Calbe, Germany at 1100 and arrived at Barby, Germany at 1130. Distance traveled: 6 mi. Weather: Warm. Roads: Good. Morale: High.
ATCO Calbe, Germany Hq and 4th plt moved fr Stassfurt 652682 Germany 1030 13 Apr 45, arrived Calbe 782758 Germany 1200 13 Apr 45
CANCO Walternienburg, Germany1 Moved fr Barby, Germany to Walterinenburg, Germany.
MEDDET Barby, Germany Det left Calbe, Germany at 1415. Arrived at Barby, Germany at 1445. Distance traveled; approximately 5 miles. Movement made by convoy. Weather: clear and cool. Morale: Good.
323rd Field Artillery Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Westerode, Bad Harzburg, Germany1 No changes
HQBTRY Westerode, Bad Harzburg, Germany1 No changes
A Westerode, Bad Harzburg, Germany1 Dep Goslar, Germany, coord rC855715 at 0715. Arrived Westerlade, Germany, coord rC946707 at 0800. Distance traveled: 9 miles. Roads: Good. Weather: Cloudy with rain.
B Ilsenburg, Germany1 No changes
C Westerode, Bad Harzburg, Germany1 No changes
SERBTRY Westerode, Germany1 No changes
MEDDET Westerode, Bad Harzburg, Germany1 No changes
324th Field Artillery Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
A Wespen, Germany Btry personnel performed usual field duties. Rcn party left position at 1315 to select new firing position. Rcn party captured three prisoners. Howitzers fired 12 rds TOT, 14 rds registration, 26 rds on crossroads, 21 rds on train, 74 rds on enemy tanks. Total rds fired 147. Weather: Fair. Morale: Excellent.