Composition


259th Infantry



260th Infantry



261st Infantry



65th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)



265th Engineer Combat Battalion



365th Medical Battalion





65th Division Artillery

867th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)



868th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm Howitzer)



869th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm Howitzer)



720th Field Artillery Battalion (155 mm Howitzer)





Special Troops

765th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company



65th Quartermaster Company



565th Signal Company



Military Police Platoon



Headquarters Company



Band




Attachments
Anti-Aircraft Artillery
546th AAA AW Bn (Mbl)
March 4, 1945 - still attached May 9, 1945





Armored
Co C, 778th Tk Bn
March 7, 1945 to March 11, 1945


Co C, 748th Tk Bn
March 13, 1945 to March 21, 1945


749th Tk Bn
March 29, 1945 to April 6, 1945


707th Tk Bn
April 6, 1945


748th Tk Bn
April 7, 1945 - still attached May 9, 1945





Cavalry
3d Cav Gp
March 19, 1945 to March 21, 1945





Chemical
Co A, 81st Cml Mort Bn
March 7, 1945 to March 11, 1945


Co C, 81st Cml Mort Bn
March 27, 1945 to April 4, 1945


Co A, 93d Cml Mort Bn
April 4, 1945 to April 16, 1945


Co C, 81st Cml Mort Bn
April 20, 1945 to April 25, 1945


94th Cml Mort Bn
April 25, 1945 to April 29, 1945


Co A, 94th Cml Mort Bn
May 1, 1945 - still attached May 9, 1945





Engineer
128th Engr C Bn
March 7, 1945 to March 16, 1945





Field Artillery
176th FA Bn (4.5" Gun)
March 11, 1945 to March 14, 1945


744th FA Bn (8" How)
March 11, 1945 to March 14, 1945


Btry C, 243d FA Bn (8" Gun)
March 11, 1945 to March 14, 1945
Detachments



Infantry
261st CT
11th Armd Div
March 28, 1945 to March 29, 1945

261st CT
6th Armd Div
March 29, 1945 to April 4, 1945

869th FA Bn
6th Armd Div
March 29, 1945 to April 4, 1945

65th Rcn Tr
6th Armd Div
March 29, 1945 to April 4, 1945

1 plat Co C, 265th Engr C Bn
6th Armd Div
March 29, 1945 to April 4, 1945




Who, What, Where?

More Statistics ...

65th Infantry Division By the Numbers

Assignment and Attachment to Higher Units





Date
Corps
Army

Army Group



Assigned
Attached
Assigned
Attached
January 3, 1945


UK Base
ETOUSA

January 18, 1945


(-)
12th

January 25, 1945

Fifteenth

12th

March 1, 1945
XX
Third

12th

April 4, 1945
VIII
Third

12th

April 17, 1945
XX
Third

12th

(-) indicates relieved from assignment











Division Command Posts







DateTownRegionCountry


January 21, 1945
Le Havre
Seine-InferieureFrance


January 22, 1945

Camp Lucky Strike

   (vic. St-Valery-en-Caux)

Seine-Inferieure
France


March 3, 1945
Emmery
Moselle
France


March 7, 1945
Boulay-Moselle
Moselle
France


March 17, 1945
Villing
Moselle
France


March 20, 1945
Saarlautern
Saarland
Germany


March 20, 1945
Reisweiler
Saarland
Germany


March 21, 1945
Neunkirchen
Saarland
Germany


March 27, 1945
Rockenhausen
Pfalz
Germany


March 28, 1945
Schwabenheim
Pfalz
Germany


March 31, 1945
Laubach
Hessen-Nassau
Germany


April 1, 1945
Hattenbach
Hessen-Nassau
Germany


April 2, 1945
Ersrode
Hessen-Nassau
Germany


April 3, 1945
Berneberg
Kurhessen
Germany


April 5, 1945
TreffurtThuringia
Germany


April 9, 1945
Berka
Thuringia
Germany


April 12, 1945
Waltershausen
Thuringia
Germany


April 14, 1945
Arnstadt
Thuringia
Germany


April 17, 1945
Breitengussbach
Bavaria
Germany


April 20, 1945
Altdorf
Bavaria
Germany


April 23, 1945
Velburg
Bavaria
Germany


April 24, 1945
Deuerling
Bavaria
Germany


April 27, 1945
Regensburg
Bavaria
Germany


May 1, 1945
Plattling
Bavaria
Germany


May 2, 1945
Furstenzell
Bavaria
Germany


May 3, 1945
Neuhaus
Bavaria
Germany


May 4, 1945
SchardingOber-Oesterreich
Austria


May 4, 1945
Raab
Ober-Oesterreich
Austria


May 5, 1945
Linz
Ober-Oesterreich
Austria