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3.Komp. Inf- Reg.39

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    Hi,
    I am hoping someone here on the forum is able to help me with info on the following unit...where it went etc during the war. Any info will gratefully appreciated.
    3. Komp. Inf-Reg. 39

    All the best from Jersey,
    D.

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    You refer at ?

    39th Infantry Regiment (United States)
    World War II

    During World War II the regiment fought as part of the 9th Infantry Division. The Fighting Falcons of the 39th became the first unit of United States combat troops to set foot on foreign soil when they stormed the beaches of Algiers in November 1942. During fighting in Sicily, Italy, the regiment came under the command of the legendary Colonel Harry A. "Paddy" Flint who gave the regiment its triple A- Bar Nothing slogan …Anything, Anywhere, Anytime - Bar Nothing. The regiment took great pride in the AAA-O slogan, displaying it on their helmets and vehicles, even in combat. When questioned about the soundness of the practice, Colonel Flint confidently declared, "The enemy who sees our regiment in combat, if they live through the battle, will know to run the next time they see us coming." General George Patton commented upon Colonel Flint in the following manner: "Paddy Flint is clearly nuts, but he fights well." On 31 July 1943, while temporarily attached to the 1st Infantry Division), the 39th suffered its first serious reverse at the battle of Troina, when entrenched and heavily armed German forces repelled an assault by the 39th Infantry Regiment with heavy casualties.

    Later in the war, the 39th landed at Utah Beach on 10 June 1944 (D+4) with other reinforcing units and then fought through the rugged French countryside. Colonel Flint was killed six weeks after the regiment entered combat. The Fighting Falcons joined the 47th Infantry Regiment in capturing Roetgen, the first German town to fall in World War II. The 39th fought valiantly through the Battle of the Bulge, helped secure the Remagen bridgehead and roared across Germany as the allied forces finished off the last of the German resistance. When the dust settled following VE day, the 39th Regiment held campaign streamers from some of the bloodiest and most hard fought battles of the war - Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, The Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe. It was cited twice by the Belgians for valorous actions and awarded the Belgian Fourragère. It also received two French Croix de Guerre with Palm, the French Fourragère, and three Presidential Unit Citations.

    According to Col Wm Whitesel, USA Ret., the slogan is AAA Bar None. Col Whitesel was a 1LT with the H Company in the Regiment at the Huertgen/Ardennes in 1944.

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    39th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

    History
    The 39th Infantry Division was formed in Germany in July 1942, largely from Polish and other non-German personnel. Its foundation commander was Generalleutnant Hugo Hoefl. The division spent time serving garrison duty in the Netherlands before being transferred to the Eastern Front in March 1943.

    Now under the command of Generalleutnant Ludwig Löweneck, the division was engaged in various actions against the Red Army. Involvement in the Battle of the Dnieper caused heavy losses and the division was little more than battle group size by October 1943. The division was disestablished in November, with the surviving infantry forming a divisional group that was absorbed by 106th Infantry Division. The headquarters staff, under Generalmajor Paul Mahlmann (Löweneck had been killed in May 1943 in a vehicle accident), was integrated into the 41st Fortress Division, which garrisoned the Peloponnese in Greece.

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    You refer at ?

    39th Infantry Regiment (United States)
    World War II

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    39th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
    Neither, it will be Inf.Rgt 39 of 26 Infanterie-Division...
    Infanterieregiment 39 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht

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    Hi Another ant,
    Sorry I should have specified the German side of things. But thank you for the time you took to reply, its much appreciated. Hucks216 thankyou also, I will have a read tomorrow after the biere from a rugby lunch has worn off.
    D.

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    it appears to have luck, this over history regiment book.

    infanterie füsilier regiment 39 1936 - 1945, jakob moll

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    Thank you, every little helps.
    D.

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