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314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division Reunion Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0027

This collection consists of a scrapbook that was compiled for the 58th Reunion of the 79th Infantry Division in September 2004. The scrapbook is titled 314th Infantry Regiment and 79th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized), The Cross of Lorraine Division, 79th Infantry Division. An unattached article Withdrawal in Alsace is also included.

Dates

  • 2004 September 24-26, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a scrapbook that was compiled for the 58th reunion of the 79th Infantry Division in September 2004. The scrapbook is titled 314th Infantry Regiment and 79th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized), The Cross of Lorraine Division, 79th Infantry Division. An unattached article Withdrawal in Alsace is also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

The 79th Infantry Division, also known as the "Cross of Lorraine" Division, was activated on June 15, 1942. They were sent overseas to the United Kingdom in April 1944, and entered combat at Normandy on June 19, 1944. The commanding generals were Major General Ira T. Wyche, Brigadier General LeRoy H. Watson, and Major General Anthony C. McAuliffe. The division participated in several campaigns including the Normandy Campaign and the Rhineland Campaign. The division returned to the U.S. and was inactivated in December 1945. During World War II, the group received 8 Distinguished Unit Citations and many individual awards including 13 Distinguished Service Crosses and 19 Soldiers Medals. The division's insignia is the cross of Lorraine on a blue shield.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Other Finding Aids

This collection was originally cited as MS.2597. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.2.0001 until receiving its current number. All material from the previous collection is contained within this collection.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections by Caryn Neff on September 24, 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480