Database 83rd Infantry Division

The 83rd Infantry Division on January 27, 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.

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83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Hamoir, Belgium No changes
HQCO Hamoir, Belgium No changes
ARTYHQ Fanzel, Belgium The following Officers awarded the Bronze Star Medal per GO #18 Hq 83rd Inf dtd 26 January 1945: O-394165 Seidler, Howard B. Major O-387062 MacPherson, Robert G. Major The following Officer Awarded the Bronze Star medal per GO #11 Hq 83rd Inf Div dtd 25 January 1945: O-411990 Smith, Robert B. Lt Col Brig Gen R.M. Montague presented Col Robert P. Clay, the above named Officers, with the Bronze Star Medal. Capt Karl M. Kern with the Air Medal and one oak leaf cluster. 1st Lt John S. Baker with one ok loaf cluster to the Air medal and 1st Lt Richard O. Mader the Air Medal, at Hq 83rd Div Arty Formation at Fanzel, Belgium 27 Jan 45.
ARTYHQBTRY Fanzel, Belgium Captain Charles. E. Burleson O-1166451, FA awarded the Bronze Star Medal per GO #13 Hq 83rd Inf Div dated 26 January 1945. Brig Gen R.M. Montague made the above award at Hq 83rd Div Arty Formation at Fanzel, Belgium at 27 Jan 45.
ARTYMEDDET Fanzel, Belgium No changes
SPTRPSHQ Hamoir, Belgium Usual Administrative Duties in Combat Area. Weather: Cloudy and Cold with some Snow.
SPTRPSMEDDET Hamoir, Belgium Usual Medical Duties in Combat Area. Weather: Cloudy and Cold, with some Snow.
BAND Néblon-le-Pierreux, Belgium1 Usual Band Duties in Combat Area. Weather: Cloudy and Cold with some Snow.
MP Hamoir, Belgium Platoon reorganized in accordance with T/O&E 19-7 dtd 12 September 1944 per ltr Hq First United States Army. APO 230, US Army file 320 (C), dtd 22 January 1945 and ltr Hq 83rd Infantry Division, APO 83, US Army file 320 (C) dtd 26 January 1945. Platoon authorized four (4) officers and one hundred and two (102) enlisted men. Platoon authorized overstrength of twenty nine-nine (29) Pvts per ltr Hq First United States Army, APO 230, US Army dtd 23 November 1944, file 32012 (AGCL).
329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Tohogne, Belgium1 No changes
HQCO Tohogne, Belgium1 No changes
HQ1BN Verlaine-sur-Ourthe, Belgium1 Bn in reserve.
HQCO1BN Verlaine-sur-Ourthe, Belgium1 Co in reserve. Weather snowy, Morale Ex.
A Verlaine-sur-Ourthe, Belgium1 Company In Rest Period at Verlaine, Belgium. Normal Garrison Duties.
B Verlaine-sur-Ourthe, Belgium1 No changes
C Verlaine-sur-Ourthe, Belgium1 Bn in rest area. Co Took up training and reorganizing.
D Verlaine-sur-Ourthe, Belgium1 Company in Reserve.
HQ2BN Tohogne, Belgium1 Bn still in reset area. Following trng schedule.
HQCO2BN Tohogne, Belgium1 Co still in garrison. All non-coms and O's saw trng film "Your Job in Germany"
E Tohogne, Belgium1 No changes
F Tohogne, Belgium1 No changes
G Tohogne, Belgium1 Company remaining in same area. Eighty men were sent for hot showers. Men fired the rifle on Bn range. New men shot the bazooka. Weather cold and snow. Morale good.
H Tohogne, Belgium1 Co in Reserve Position
HQ3BN Hamoir, Belgium1 Administrative details
HQCO3BN Hamoir, Belgium1 No changes
I Hamoir, Belgium1 Company in quarters at Hamoir
K Hamoir, Belgium No changes
L Hamoir, Belgium1 No changes
M Hamoir, Belgium1 No changes
SERCO Herbet, Belgium No changes
ATCO Sy, Belgium No changes
CANCO Sy, Belgium1 No changes
MEDDET Tohogne, Belgium1 No changes
330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Ferrières, Belgium1 Regiment continued training reinforcements.
HQCO Ferrières, Belgium1 No changes
HQ1BN Morville, Belgium Companies having small unit training and weapons inspection. Weather - clear & cold. Morale - high.
HQCO1BN Morville, Belgium Company having small unit training and weapons inspection during the day. Weather - clear & cold. Morale - high.
A Heyd, Belgium No changes
B Heyd, Belgium Company following training schedule. Care and cleaning of equipment. Moral high. Weather much snow and cold.
C Heyd, Belgium1 Usual Company duties
D Heyd, Belgium Regular drill schedule and other Co. duties.
HQ2BN Izier, Belgium Battalion firing on Range.
HQCO2BN Izier, Belgium Company remained in present position, cleaned equipment, issued shortages. Also usual training schedule.
E Izier, Belgium Usual Training Schedule
F Izier, Belgium As of Jan 45 - Company remained in the same position and continued training program. GI USO show in P.M. Movie at night. Morale improving. 27 Jan 45 - Company remained in same position and continued training.
G Izier, Belgium Continued reorganization and training
H Izier, Belgium Company went on 3 mile hike.
HQ3BN Filot, Belgium No changes
HQCO3BN Filot, Belgium No changes
I Filot, Belgium The Company is training with medium tanks - tactically - no change.
K Filot, Belgium Company remained in same position - Usual training duties.
L Filot, Belgium Company in rest area
M Filot, Belgium No changes
SERCO My, Belgium No changes
ATCO Le Houpet, Ferrières, Belgium1 No changes
CANCO Le Thier, Ferrières, Belgium1 No changes
MEDDET Ferrières, Belgium1 No changes
331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Company / Unit Station Record of events
HQ Grand Bru, Belgium No changes
HQCO Grand Bru, Belgium No changes
HQ1BN Aisne, Belgium No changes
HQCO1BN Aisne, Belgium No changes
A Aisne, Belgium Training schedule followed. Duffle Badgs and clothing picked up.
B Aisne, Belgium Co carried on with the training schedule. Inspection was held of men and quarters. Morale, high: weather, cold.
C Villers-Sainte-Gertrude, Belgium1 Company continuing training. Weather, very cold. Morale, very good. Men getting supplied for coming action.
D Villers-Sainte-Gertrude, Belgium1 No changes
HQ2BN Burnontige, Belgium Bn in training. Following firing Schedule closely. Duffel bags and excess clothing being turned in. Personal effects being taken care of. Weather: Cold with light snow. Morale: Excellent.
HQCO2BN Burnontige, Belgium No changes
E Fagne, Belgium Company in rest area in vicinity of Fagne. Company following training schedule.
F Burnontige, Belgium No changes
G Burnontige, Belgium No changes
H Burnontige, Belgium Company in reserve.
HQ3BN Fays, Belgium No changes
HQCO3BN Fays, Belgium Movies shown at 1730. Assistant Div Comdr visited the Co and Bn area today. Training schedule carried out. Co eating at L Co kitchen while our kitchen personnel paint and clean up their equipment.
I Fays, Belgium Followed training schedule
K Fays, Belgium No changes
L Fays, Belgium No changes
M Fays, Belgium No changes
SERCO St. Antoine, Belgium Usual Camp Duties
ATCO Grand Bru, Belgium No changes
CANCO 1 mile north-east of Faye, Belgium1 No changes
MEDDET Grand Bru, Belgium No changes