79th Infantry "Cross of Lorraine" Division, United States Army, World War II

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The 79th Infantry Division landed on Utah Beach, Normandy, 12–14 June and entered combat 19 June 1944.

Total battle casualties: 15,203
Killed in action: 2,476 W

ounded in action: 10,971, Missing in action: 579

Prisoner of war: 1,186

The 79th Infantry Division was assigned to:

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Primary subordinate units were:
313th Infantry Regiment
314th Infantry Reg
315th Infantry Regiment
79th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)
304th Engineer Combat Battalion
304th Medical Battalion
79th Division Artillery
310th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
311th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
904th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
312th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)

Special Troops
779th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
79th Quartermaster Company
79th Signal Company
Military Police Platoon
Headquarters Company

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