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 […]

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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 […]

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9th Infantry Division, Organization

The 9th Infantry Division has been created on 18 July 1918 to be send over Europe, but was never deployed and got disbanded on 15 February 1919. Few years later, the war in Europe seems closer and closer, and the U.S. Army starts to develop its troops and material. It's in this framework that the Army activate the 9th Infantry Division, on 1 August 1940, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This date starts the birth of one […]

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