John G. Kaiser
Kaiser joined Item Company – 60th Infantry Regiment on 10 February 1945, and took over the 2nd rifle platoon. The regiment is then around the German town of Dreiborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. After leading his platoon in Germany, the division arrived in Remagen where the Old Reliables fought for the famous Bridge at Remagen, and establish a bridgehead. On 6 March, Kaiser’s platoon is tasked to hold positions on roadblocks in Röttgen, between Bonn and Remagen. On 12 March, Item Company commenced […]Continue reading
9th Infantry Division motor pool : Vehicles Markings
Studying vehicles markings could seem odd, especially because officially, there’s one standard procedure to mark the vehicles in the U.S. Army. But in reality, in different units on the ETO, the so-called procedure was not followed by all. And when you can see an incoherence on a picture, or more, that’s because the whole unit implemented its own way of vehicle markings. The 9th Infantry Division had its own way, indeed. Explore it thru this […]Continue reading
German relics from the battle
The Battle of Monceau-Imbrechies involved few companies of the 60th Infantry Regiment, and a German battalion-size force that was entrenched in and around the village of Macon, down the ridge of Imbrechies. It was around 11:30 that Saturday, 2 September 1944, when the German artillery (116. Panzer Division – Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 146) started to shell the ridge of Imbrechies, where soldiers from Able Company – 60th Infantry were observed. A German Command Car went up the hill and was immediately hit by […]Continue reading
AAAO : The story of a warrior slogan!
If you have an interest in the history of the 9th Infantry Division during World War II, you have surely heard of the 39th Infantry Regiment slogan: AAAO. “Anything, Anytime, Anywhere – Bar Nothing” has officially been chosen by the colorful Colonel Harry A. Flint while he was the Regimental commanding officer in Sicily, 1943. Colonel Harry A. Flint in front of the Regimental HQ sign. When the vast majority of the infantry regiments have […]Continue reading