The 5th Infantry Division – “Red Diamond”

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The 5th Infantry Division served for 270 days in Combat in the European African Middle Eastern Theater; during this time they served in the campaigns of NORMANDYNORTHERN FRANCE,  RHINELANDARDENNES-ALSACE, and CENTRAL EUROPE.


Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division

2nd Infantry Regiment

10th Infantry Regiment

11th Infantry Regiment

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Infantry Division Artillery

19th Field Artillery Battalion, (105 mm)

46th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)

50th Field Artillery Battalion, (105 mm)

21st Field Artillery Battalion, (155 mm)

7th Engineer Combat Battalion

5th Medical Battalion

5th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)

Headquarters, Special Troops, 5th Infantry Division

Headquarters Company, 5th Infantry Division

705th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company

5th Quartermaster Company

5th Signal Company

Military Police Platoon


5th Counterintelligence Corps Detachment

5th Infantry Division Unit History