World War II  1941-1946

  

"A record of 84-consecutive years of "Right-of-the-Line" service culminated by the past months of success in combat will thus be observed today in the heart of the enemy’s homeland.   Members of the Regiment will hold a great sense of pride in their organization today as ceremonies are heightened by gratitude for those members of the Fourteenth who sleep in Mexico and on the now peaceful battlefields of the Civil War, in the western lands which were once the country’s frontier, in the far-away Philippines, in China, and now, these few short weeks ago, those who sleep on the freshly battle-scarred wastes of Europe."
                                                             1945 Organization Day Program

 

Overview Information - World War II

1943-1946 The Fourteenth Regiment in World War II (excerpt from 84th Organization Day program)
1944 83rd Organization Day
1945 84th Organization Day
    
1945 Timeline - Combat Activity of 14th Infantry in Germany
1945 March March, 1945 Unit History - Daily journal of combat activity, with a summary of previous 10 months training and travel
Source:  Thanks to Harold Campbell, nephew of SSG Charles L. Campbell killed in action March 28, 1945 (from National Archives)
1945 April April, 1945 Unit History - Daily journal of combat activity
1945 May May, 1945 Unit History - Daily journal of combat activity
1945 Book:  The History of the 71st Infantry Division - Overview of Operations - includes 14th Inf movements and actions

Photos, Documents, First-Person Recollections

1942 Training - Photos of 14th Infantry at Camp Irwin, Mojave Desert, California
1943-1946 Camp Carson, Colo. Fort Benning, Ga. and Germany - Photos of SSgt Walden Campbell, "L" Company
1944 Co "K", 3rd Battalion, 14th Infantry - Photo at Fort Benning
1944 Co "K", 3rd Battalion, 14th Infantry - Thanksgiving Day menu with company roster
1945 Co "M", 3rd Battalion, 14th Infantry - Training, Atlantic Crossing, Action to April
1945, 22 April 3rd Bn Operations at Amberg, Germany, 22 April 1945: Lessons Learned, by Maj. S. S. Campanella, Exec. Officer
Source:  Maneuver Center of Excellence Libraries, MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library, Fort Benning, Ga.
1945, 23-29 April Co. "B", 1st/14th in the Vicinity of Regensburg, Germany, 23-29 April 1945, by Capt. Lloyd W. Engelland, Commander
Source:  Maneuver Center of Excellence Libraries, MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library, Fort Benning, Ga.
1945, 26-27 April 1st Platoon, Co L, River Crossing Near Regensburg, Germany 26-27 April 1945, by Capt William B. White, platoon leader
Source:  Maneuver Center of Excellence Libraries, MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library, Fort Benning, Ga.
1945 Anecdotes - Capt. Harold Gatslick
1945 Photos of Lawrence Specht - 14th Infantry Anti-Tank Company
1944-1945 Miscellaneous Photos of the 14th Infantry in World War II

Post-Combat References and Materials

1945 Colored "Cartoon" Map of 71st Division Route thru Germany    [Full size map - 20 meg - slow to load]
1945-1946 With the 71st Infantry Division in Europe - from the Regimental Newspaper
1945 General Patton Reviews 3rd Battalion
1945 Photos of Officers - 1st Battalion
1945-1946 Information and Education - What We've Been Doing
1945 Right of the Line Newspaper:  Division Rest Center welcomes 14th Infantry
1945 Right of the Line Newspaper:  Photo of troops going home
2010 In Final Defense of the Reich: The Destruction of the 6th SS Mountain Division "Nord", Stephen M. Rusiecki - available on Amazon
History of the 6th SS Mountain Division "Nord" with emphasis on the actions of April 1-3 that resulted in the defeat of the division.

 

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14th Infantry Regiment History:   World War II
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