Database 83rd Infantry Division

The 83rd Infantry Division on September 22, 1944

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.

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83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
MP Vicinity of Ecoman, France No changes
329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ 5 miles south-west of Orléans, France1 No changes
HQCO 5 miles south-west of Orléans, France1 No changes
HQ1BN 4 miles south-west of Montargis, France1 No changes
HQCO1BN 4 miles south-west of Montargis, France1 No changes
A 4 miles south-west of Montargis, France1 Company doing regular Garrison duties.
B 4 miles south-west of Montargis, France1 In Corp Reserve SE of Montargis, France
C 4 miles south-west of Montargis, France1 Bn in Reserve
D 4 miles south-west of Montargis, France1 No changes
HQ2BN Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, France1 Bn now in bivouac area and carrying on tactical trng. Reld of defensive position along Loire River by 83d Recon Troops. Bn CP has not moved.
HQCO2BN Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, France1 Co assembled in Co area. Trng going on. Location the same.
E 3 miles east of Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, France1 Company bivouaced about 3 Mi East of Chateauneuf Sur Loire. Morale Excellent.
F Mardié, France1 Co has been relieved from outpost duty by the 83d Recon Troop. Co is being gathered and will go into trng on attack on Fortified positions.
G Dampierre-en-Burly, France1 No changes
H Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, France1 Co in Reserve. Training with Tanks
HQ3BN Near Orléans, France1 Moved to vicinity of Orleans, France. Dist traveled 14 miles.
HQCO3BN Near Orléans, France1 Moved to vicinity of Orleans France. Distance traveled 14 miles.
I Dampierre-en-Burly, France1 Company moved from Beaugency to Vicinity of Orleans.
K Orléans, France1 No changes
L Dampierre-en-Burly, France1 Co in bivouac
M Orléans, France1 Moved to Orleans, France
SERCO Fourneaux, Chaingy, France1 No changes
ATCO 1 mile west of Orléans, France1 2nd Plat retd from Mobile Reserve to Company Area 22 Sept 44.
CANCO 1 mi SW Donnery, France No grid coord available
MEDDET 5 miles south-west of Orléans, France1 No changes
330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Marcilly-sur-Maulne 1/2 mile to the south-west, France1 No changes
HQCO Marcilly-sur-Maulne 1/2 mile to the south-west, France1 I and R and Radio sections on Patrol
HQ1BN Château-la-Vallière, France1 1st Bn., preparing to move. Moved by motor - Left Angers at 1300 arrived in new area at 1600 & set up camp. Weather - good. Morale - good.
HQCO1BN Château-la-Vallière, France1 1st Bn., preparing to move. Moved by motor - Left Angers at 1300 arrived in new area at 1600 & set up camp. Weather - good. Morale - good.
A Angers, France1 Training schedule being followed. Weather clear. Morale high.
B 3 miles south of Château-la-Vallière, France1 Co moved by truck at 1240 to woods S of Chateau-La-Valoere. Distance traveled 45 mi. Moral excellent.
C Château-la-Vallière, France1 Co moved from Angers to new location - distance traveled 45 miles.
D Château-la-Vallière, France1 Left bivouac area near Angers 1300: moved by motor to bivouac area near Chateau La Vallerie arrived 1545, distance traveled 50 miles, weather - fair, morale - high.
HQ2BN 3 miles east of Château-la-Vallière, France1 No changes
HQCO2BN 3 miles east of Château-la-Vallière, France1 No changes
E 3 miles south-east of Château-la-Vallière, France1 Usual Camp Duties
F South of Château-la-Vallière, France1 Company moved back to Chateau La Valliere and rejoined Bn. P.M. was spent training.
G 3 1/2 miles south-east of Château-la-Vallière, France1 22 Sep 44 - Followed training schedule
H South of Château-la-Vallière, France1 Having regular training
HQ3BN 2 miles south of Château-la-Vallière, France1 Organic transportation crossed IP at 0700, arrived at Chateau La Valliere at 2030. Foot elements entrucked for Landerneau at 0555, crossed IP at 0600, arrived Landerneau 0705. Enroute at 2400.
HQCO3BN 2 miles south of Château-la-Vallière, France1 Organic transportation crossed IP at 0700, arrived at Chateau La Valliere at 2030. Foot elements entrucked for Landerneau at 0555, crossed IP at 0600, arrived Landerneau 0705. Enroute at 2400.
I 600 yards north-east of Keralliou, Plougastel-Daoulas, France1 Organic Transportation left at 0700, foot elements entrucked at 0600 for Landerneau, entrained at 0645, departed at 0705 for Chateau De Laualallieris, two mi. S. Organic transp arrived at 0230. Distance of 278 miles. Foot troops are still enroute.
K 1/4 mile south of Brest, France1 No changes
L Plougastel-Daoulas, France1 Made movement by train distance 285 miles.
M 2 miles west of Château-la-Vallière, France1 Moved to new location by motor convoy and train.
SERCO 2 1/2 miles north-west of Château-la-Vallière, France1 Trans Plt hauled supplies and hauled 2nd Bn fr Angers to Chateau La Valliere. Maintenance section repaired vehicles
ATCO 2 miles south-west of Château-la-Vallière, France1 Left Angers 1330, By motor, arrived Cheatteau-La-Vallier 1600.
CANCO 2 miles west of Château-la-Vallière, France1 No changes
MEDDET 1 mile north-west of Marcilly-sur-Maulne, France1 No changes
331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ 4 miles north-east of Montargis, France1 No changes
HQCO 4 miles north-east of Montargis, France1 Usual drill for company. Advanced party left 0930 to reconoiter area for new CP.
HQ1BN Montargis, France No changes
HQCO1BN Montargis, France No changes
A 6 miles east of Montargis, France1 Company trained by Platoons with six medium tanks. Arm and hand signales were stressed. Company alerted to move.
B 1 kilometer south of La Chapelle-Saint-Sépulcre, France1 No changes
C 6 miles east of Montargis, France1 No changes
D 6 miles east of Montargis, France1 No changes
HQ2BN 1/4 mile south-west of Paucourt, France1 No changes
HQCO2BN 1/2 mile south-west of Paucourt, France1 No changes
E 1/4 mile south-west of Paucourt, France1 No changes
F 1/4 mile south-west of Paucourt, France1 No changes
G 1/4 mile south-west of Paucourt, France1 No changes
H 1/2 mile south-west of Paucourt, France1 No changes
HQ3BN Bois-le-Roi, France1 Calisthenics was performed and also a brisk fifteen minute walk pas performed by all the staff officers this morning. Capt Schraft led the officers in the early morning work out.
HQCO3BN Bois-le-Roi, France1 No changes
I Bois-le-Roi, France1 No changes
K Bois-le-Roi, France1 No changes
L Bois-le-Roi, France1 No changes
M Bois-le-Roi, France1 No changes
SERCO 1 mile north-east of Montargis, France1 Usual camp duties.
ATCO 3 1/2 mile north of Montargis, France1 Co alerted to move, advance party departed 0930 to secure bivouac areas, H-Hour to be 0600 Co to move so as to cross IP at H-plus 102 min.
CANCO 1 mile north of La Chapelle-Saint-Sépulcre, France1 No changes
MEDDET 4 miles north-east of Montargis, France1 No changes