80th Division Digital Archives Project
Unit Histories

The Unit Histories typically provide a month by month historical account of the unit's (division, regiment, battalion, or company) activities. While similar to the After Action Reports, these Unit History Reports provide more detail. The outline of the Unit History includes the following:

1. Original Unit - when the unit was activated
2. Changes in organization
3. Strength, commissioned and enlisted
4. Stations - arrival and departure dates/times during the month
5. Marches - any significant times the unit marched/moved during the month
6. Campaigns
7. Battles - any significant battles the unit fought during the month
8. Comanding Officers in important engagements
9. Losses in action; officers and men
10. Former and present members who have distinguished themselves in action - lists those officers and enlisted men who were awarded medals
11. Important scenes or events

Note that this list is far from complete. I've been able to obtain these documents from various sources and collections. As they become available, I'll scan and put them online.

 
AUG44
SEP44
OCT44
NOV44
DEC44
JAN45
FEB45
MAR45
APR45
MAY45
80th Division
 
 
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80th Div HQ - MP
80th Division HQ - Military Platoon
(Aug - Dec 44) Unit History
80th Division HQ - Military Platoon
(Jan - May 45) Unit History
80th Reconnaisance Troop
 
 
 
317th Inf Reg
partial
partial
partial
partial
partial
partial
318th Inf Reg
partial
319th Inf Reg
partial
partial
partial
partial
partial
partial
partial
partial
partial
partial
314th FA Bn
905th FA Bn
Thanks to David & Brian Monistere
905th FA Bn
Brief History of 905th FA Bn: JUL42 - MAY44
         
702nd Tank Battalion
missing
305th Engineering Battalion
305th Medical Battalion

 

80th Division Operational History - SEP44

80th Division Operational History - NOV44

80th Division Unit History - NOV44

The following documents are the Unit History for the 80th Division for the month of November 1944. Section 1 - 10 includes the (1) Original Unit, (2) Changes in Organization, (3) Strength, (4) Stations, (5) Marches, (6) Campaigns, (7) Battles, (8) Commanding Officers in Important Engagements, (9) Losses in Action; officers and enlisted men; and (10) Former and present members who have distinguished themselves in action. The next set of documents are the 80th Division General Orders (#68 - #91) for November 1944. Here you will find the Awards of DSC, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart for officers and enlisted men.

318th General Orders

   

 


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