3rd US Infantry Division "Marne"

Divisional information
Divisional troops

Divisional information

Activated 23.11.1917

Algeria-French Morocco in WWII
Tunisia in WWII
Sicily in WWII
Naples-Foggia in WWII
Rome-Arno in WWII
Southern France in WWII
Rhineland in WWII
Ardennes-Alsace in WWII
Central Europe in WWII

Commanding General (CG)

00.00.1939 Maj.-Gen. Walter C. Sweeney
00.08.1940 Maj.-Gen. Charles F. Thompson
00.08.1941 Brig.-Gen. Charles P. Hale
00.09.1941 Maj.-Gen. John P. Lucas
00.03.1942 Maj.-Gen. John W. Anderson
00.02.1943 Brig.-Gen. William A. Campbell
00.03.1943 Maj.-Gen. Lucian K. Truscott (Jr.)
00.02.1944 Maj.-Gen. John W. O'Daniel
13.12.1944 Brig.-Gen. Robert N. Young (acting)
07.01.1945 Maj.-Gen. John W. O'Daniel
00.08.1945-00.05.1946 Maj.-Gen. William R. Schmidt

Assistant Division Commander

15.08.1944-29.08.1944 Brig.-Gen. Whitfield P. Shepard
30.08.1944-08.10.1944 VACANT
09.10.1944 Brig.-Gen. Robert N. Young
13.12.1944 Col. Lionel C. McGarr (acting)
08.01.1945 Brig.-Gen. Robert N. Young

Artillery Commander

15.08.1944 Brig.-Gen. William T. Sexton

Chief of Staff

15.08.1944 Col. Charles E. Johnson
11.03.1945 Lt. Col. Grover Wilson
04.05.1945 Col. Charles E. Johnson

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

15.08.1944 Lt. Col. Basil F. Basila
16.10.1944 Capt. Daniel L. Wickersham (acting)
26.01.1945 Lt. Col. Basil F. Basila
16.02.1945 Maj. Daniel L. Wickersham

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

15.08.1944 Lt. Col. Grover Wilson

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

15.08.1944 Lt. Col. Albert O. Connor
27.10.1944 Lt. Col. William B. Rosson

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

15.08.1944 Lt. Col. Dick A. King
16.02.1945 Maj. Robert C. Shaw (acting)
14.04.1945 Lt. Col. Dick A. King

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

15.08.1944 Maj. Donald E. Long
16.12.1944 Lt. Col. Donald E. Long

Adjutant General

15.08.1944 Capt. Stephen J. Rogers
17.09.1944 Maj. Stephen J. Rogers
01.04.1945 Lt. Col. Stephen J. Rogers


Divisional troops


7th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
15th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
30th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Field Artillery (FA)
9th FA Battalion (155mm) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
10th FA Battalion (105mm) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
39th FA Battalion (105mm) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
41st FA Battalion (105mm) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Other troops
3rd Medical Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
10th Engineer Combat Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
3rd Infantry Division Hq Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
3rd Quartermaster Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
3rd Signal Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
703rd Ordnance Light Maintenance Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
3rd Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
3rd MP Platoon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
3rd Divisional Band 00.00.0000-00.00.0000


Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA)
441st AAA AW Battalion (SP) 13.07.1944-29.06.1945
1st Platoon, A Battery, 353rd AAA SL Battalion 04.02.1945-09.02.1945
B Battary, 353rd AAA SL Battalion (less 2nd Platoon) 27.02.1945-15.03.1945
2nd Platoon, B Battery, 353rd AAA SL Battalion 15.03.1945-22.04.1945

756th Tank Battalion 13.07.1944-01.07.1945
CC B, 14th Armored Division 08.04.1945-10.04.1945
47th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division 08.04.1945-10.04.1945

C Troop, 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad 18.07.1944-17.08.1944
117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad 22.09.1944-29.09.1945
106th Cavalry Group 25.03.1945-27.03.1945 & 03.05.1945-04.05.1945
B Troop, 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad, 14th Armored Division 08.04.1945-10.04.1945
101st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad 28.04.1945


3rd Chemical Mortar Battalion 11.07.1944-02.09.1944
3rd Chemical Mortar Battalion (less A and B Companies) 03.09.1944-06.10.1944
B Company, 3rd Chemical Mortar Battalion 09.09.1944-14.11.1944
A Company, 3rd Chemical Mortar Battalion 13.09.1944-05.12.1944
D Company, 3rd Chemical Mortar Battalion 19.10.1944-14.11.1944
99th Chemical Mortar Battalion 21.12.1944-30.01.1945 & 26.04.1945-29.04.1945
168th Chemical SG Company 31.01.1944-12.02.1945 & 31.03.1945-21.04.1945 & 26.04.1945-06.05.1945
A Company, 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion 14.03.1945-31.03.1945
B Company, 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion 02.04.1945-21.04.1945
2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion 30.04.1945-05.05.1945


36th Engineers Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
290th Engineers (C) Battalion 14.01.1945-20.01.1945
B Company, 125th Armored Engineers Battalion, 14th Armored Division 08.04.1945-10.04.1945
2831st Engineers (C) Battalion 15.04.1945-19.04.1945

Field Artillery (FA)

36th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) 11.07.1944-19.08.1944 & 30.08.1944-03.09.1944
69th Armored FA Battalion 11.07.1944-08.11.1944
634th FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 14.07.1944-19.08.1944 & 30.08.1944-03.09.1944
1 detachment, 2nd FA Obsn Battalion 23.07.1944-30.08.1944
Hq & Hq Battery, 6th FA Group 30.08.1944-03.09.1944
977th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) (less C Battery) 08.09.1944-10.09.1944
93rd Armored FA Battalion 18.11.1944-28.11.1944
Hq & Hq Battery, 17th FA Group 15.12.1944-31.12.1944
977th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) 21.12.1944-31.12.1944
141st FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 21.12.1944-09.02.1945
999th FA Battalion (8 inch Howitzer) 31.12.1944-19.01.1945
6th Armored Division Artillery 14.03.1945-18.03.1945
693rd FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 14.03.1945-20.04.1945 & 29.04.1945-07.05.1945
208th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) 14.03.1945-20.04.1945
208th FA Group 17.03.1945-18.03.1945
250th FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 19.03.1945-12.04.1945
44th Division Artillery 24.03.1945-27.03.1945
499th Armored FA Battalion, 14th Armored Division 08.04.1945-10.04.1945
969th FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 26.04.1945-29.04.1945
283rd FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 02.05.1945-06.05.1945


141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 07.09.1944-08.09.1944
E Company, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division 17.11.1944-18.11.1944
254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division 28.12.1944-09.02.1945
1st Battalion French Para Regiment 10.01.1945-20.01.1945
19th Armored Infantry Battalion, 14th Armored Division 08.04.1945-10.04.1945

Tank Destroyer (TD)

601st TD Battalion (SP) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
B Company, 636th TD Battalion (SP) 08.04.1945-10.04.1945


1st Naval Beach Battalion 15.07.1944-15.08.1944
1 detachment Boat Gds 15.07.1944-15.08.1944
5 Naval Shore Fire Control Parties 18.07.1944-20.08.1944


01.07.1944   7th Army AFHQ
13.07.1944 VI Corps 7th Army AFHQ
15.09.1944 VI Corps 7th Army 6th Army Group
01.11.1944 VI Corps 7th Army 6th Army Group
22.11.1944 VI Corps 7th Army 6th Army Group
15.12.1944 II Fr. Corps 1st Fr. Army 6th Army Group
28.01.1945 XXI Corps 1st Fr. Army 6th Army Group
15.02.1945 II Fr. Corps 1st Fr. Army 6th Army Group
18.02.1945 II Fr. Corps 7th Army 6th Army Group
12.03.1945 XV Corps 7th Army 6th Army Group
21.04.1945   7th Army 6th Army Group
23.04.1945 XXI Corps 7th Army 6th Army Group
28.04.1945 XV Corps 7th Army 6th Army Group
06.05.1945   7th Army 6th Army Group
08.05.1945 XV Corps 7th Army 6th Army Group


Unit Attached to  
41st FA Battalion 36th Division 18.12.1944-21.12.1944
30th Infantry Regiment 36th Division 15.12.1944-18.12.1944
30th Infantry Regiment (less L Company) 36th Division 18.12.1944-21.12.1944
2nd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment 36th Division 20.12.1944-21.12.1944
15th CT   24.04.1945-25.04.1945

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