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DOCUMENTSThis page provides links to several documents related to the 85th Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign. These documents were obtained from the National Archives (NARA) Library in College Park, MD. These documents were obtained during my visits there. I reviewed many files of various units of the 85th Infantry Divison. I have all the GO's for the 328 Field Artillery and browsed through many other files in search of records related to the 328FA and artillery of the division.
GENERAL ORDERS, OPERATIONAL REPORTS & MAPS
These documents were issued by the following units:
328 Field Artillery 85 Divisional Artillery
337 Infantry Regiment 85 Infantry Division
II Corps Artillery.
General Orders are official records of the unit and are archived at the NARA facility in College Park, MD. For higher awards, such as Bronze Star Medal or Silver Star Medal, these were issued by the Infantry Division or the Army or even higher HQ. Other documents that may be available are the monthly Operational Reports, Daily logs and maps and overlays that pin-pointed their positions.
The General Order is referenced by its Number and the Year it was issued and the Unit. Sometimes the Date of issue was included. Notice that the date of the Order may issue an award for something that happened many months before. Then if the soldier's actions deserved a highter award, a higher HQ would issue an Order that would rescind the lower award and issue the higher medal.
Examples of GO identification:
GO 1 328FA 44 = General Order #1 issued in 1944 by the 328 Field Artillery Battalion
GO 33 WD 45 = General Order #33 issued in 1945 by the War Department. This GO created
the Victory Medal and issued it to all soldiers currently in service when the war ended.
||72||Nov 11, 1944|
|GO_85ID-44-75||85ID||1944||79||Nov 20, 1944||9
|GO_85ID-44-79||85ID||1944||79||Nov. 28, 1944||10
||Dec. 7, 1944||5
||Jan 17, 1945||6
|IPW_Report_18||337IR||1945||---||April 27, 1945||Prisoner
of enemy divisions
pages from II Corps
Artillery. Missing pages
|85Arty||1944||---||Aug 8, 27, 1944||Advance
|OpsMemo_May45||85Arty||1945||---||May 1945||Instructions after Surrender.|
|Navy War Diary||USN
logs of cruises - 85 Div
|| Monthly Reports for 328FA
11 months. Transcribed
Journal for April 1944
|Daily328_May44||328FA||1944||May1944||Daily Journal for May1944|
Journal for June1944
Liberation of Rome
|Daily328_September||328FA||1944||September 1944||Daily Journal for September 1944|
|Daily328_October||328FA||1944||October 1944||Daily Journal for October 1944|
Journal for April 1945 up |
|US ARMY MAPS|
of Map Sheet No's for Tunisia.
up with code names
for roads & Objectives.
and north of Hiway # 9.
||Aerial Photo Map just south of
||12.5K||Aerial Photo Map of Montavo and Lake Superior|
||12.5K||Aerial Photo Map west of above map
|Map OSTIGLIA-REVERE - Sht 63-III||OSTIGLIA||63-III||50k||Po River crossings at Ostiglia and Quingentole.|
|Map BOLOGNA-SE - Sht 87-II||BOLOGNA||87-II||50k||B&W copy of 2 maps southeast of Bologna. $|
|Map CS Pietro D Emilia Sht 88-III||BOLOGNA||88-III||25k||Hiway No. 9 & Monte Granda area $|
Livergnano, Bisano, Mt. Bibele
|Map_FIRENZUOLA-Sht 98-11||FIRENZUOLA||98-II||50k||Firenzuola, Gagliano, Mt. Altuzzo, Mt. Freddi $|
|Map_LUCCA- Sht 105||LUCCA||105||100k||Lucca, Pistoia, Montecatini, Castelfranco & Arno River $|
|Map_ROMA Sht 150||ROMA||150||100k||Rome and areas to East and South $|
| ROAD MAPS
||Printed by Army||200k||Complete set includes 30 Sheets
for Italy and Sicily
|Road Map No. 11||Sheet #11||11||200k||Lucca, Florence, Bologna|
| University of Texas ||Digital Map Library||US Army Maps EXTERNAL LINK|
|Maps 1:250,000 Scale||EXTERNAL LINK|
|Maps 1:100,000 Scale||EXTERNAL LINK|
|Maps 1:50,000 Scale||EXTERNAL LINK|
|Maps 1:25,000 Scale||EXTERNAL LINK|
OKH/Gen St dH
Map of Po Valley|
of 34 Division in 3 parts.
||Text||History of 36 Division|
|First Armored Division
||Text||History of 1st Armored Division|
|3rd 'Marne' Division||3
||Text||A partial history of 3ID as
it relates to Italy
|Minturno to the
booklet of 85 Infantry Division with added supplement.
of 88 Infantry Division
Powder River Division
Regt. Combat Team
history of 442 RCT
|310 Combat Engineer Batln
unofficial history of 310 Engr of 85 Division
|Fire Mission - 329FA
issued by 329FA, dated April 9, 1945
|Welcome to the 85 Division
for replacement troops
on 5th Army's Anti-Aircraft EXTERNAL LINK
NOTICEMost of these documents are maps and archival records from the US Army and War Department. These are considered Public Domain however, the material was purchased by me. The material cannot be used for profit without written permission of the webmaster of Custermen.com.
Some of the material is from external links to other websites. Contact that website for permission to use their material.
Go to my Webpage that describes My Map Collection and how to use them: Army Maps .
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