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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER37190192
AGE25 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1919
STATEDuncombe Webster County IOWA
FAMILYParent: August & Bina BACK
RANKStaff Sergeant
FONCTION--
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--IA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT--
COMPANY90th Signal Company
DIVISION90th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH10 june 1944back gus c tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATH--
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
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DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
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us army div 90  90SigCom
STORY
 

90th INFANTRY DIVISION

 div 90

 

COMPOSITION

UNITES

UNITES SPECIALES

357ri     357th Infantry
357ri     358th Infantry
357ri     359th Infantry


                   90th Reconnaissance Troop (Mecz)


325th Engineer Combat Battalion     325th Engineer Combat Battalion
315bat med     315th Medical Battalion

                   90th Division Artillery


343rd Field Artillery Battalion     343rd Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
344FieldArtBat     344th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
915FieldArtBat     915th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)
345th Field Artillery Battalion     345th Field Artillery Battalion (105 Howitzer)

               790th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company


                90th Quartermaster Company


90SigCom   90th Signal Company


                 Military Police platoon


                 Headquarters Company


                 Band

DETACHMENTS (Attached To)

ATTACHMENTS

Field Artillery 

915th FA Bn 9th Div 15 Jun 44-17 Jul 44

Antiaircraft Artillery 

537th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 16 Jun 44-7 Jul 44
1 btry 537th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 7 Jul 44-15 Jul 44
537th AAA AW Bn (Mbl) 15 Jul 44-26 May 44
Btry B 217th AAA Gun Bn (Mbl) 5 Feb 45-6 Feb 45

Infantry 

359th Inf (-2d Bn) 4th Div 6 Jun 44-10 Jun 44
359th Inf 9th Div 16 Jun 44-17 Jun 44
1st Bn 359th Inf 9th Div 20 Jun 44-21 Jun 44 
358th CT 10th Armd Div 19 Nov 44-19 Mar 45
359th CT 4th Armd Div 16 Mar 45-19 Mar 45
357th Inf 5th Div 23 Mar 45-24 Mar 45
359th CT (-3d Bn) 4th Armd Div 29 Mar 45-3 Apr 45
359th CT 26th Div 6 Apr 45-10 Apr 45
357th CT (-1 Bn) XII Corps 8 Apr 45-15 Apr 45
1st Bn 357th Inf XII Corps 8 Apr 45-17 Apr 45

Armored 

746th Tk Bn 12 Jun 44-15 Jun 44
712nd Tk Bn 28 Jun 44-7 Jul 44
Co A 712nd Tk Bn 7 Jul 44-15 Jul 44
712nd Tk Bn 15 Jul 44-_Sep 44
1 CC Fr 2nd Armd Div 18 Aug 44-22 Aug 44
17th Tk Bn (7th Armd Div) 9 Sep 44-14 Sep 44
 

Cavalry 

Tr B 4th Cav Rcn Sq 20 Jun 44-29 Jun 44
Tr B 43d Cav Rcn Sq 7 Sep 44-11 Sep 44
Fr Gp Tactique Lorraine 12 Oct 44-13 Oct 44
Task Force Polk (3d Cav Gp) 12 Oct 44-9 Nov 44
Hq & Hq Tr 3rd Cav Gp 12 Oct 44-9 Nov 44
3rd Cav Rcn Sq 12 Oct 44-9 Nov 44
43rd Cav Rcn Sq 12 Oct 44-9 Nov 44
807th TD Bn (SP) (-1 Co) 12 Oct 44-9 Nov 44
135th Engr C Bn 12 Oct 44-9 Nov 44
3rd Cav Gp (Reinf) 20 Dec 44-6 Jan 45
2nd Cav Gp 17 Mar 45-24 Mar 45
 

Chemical

Co A 86th Cml Mort Bn 28 Jun 44-29 Jul 44
Co C 86th Cml Mort Bn 1 Jul 44-1 Jul 44
Co D 86th Cml Mort Bn 4 Jul 44-6 Jul 44
Cos C & D 81st Cml Mort Bn 20 Aug 44-22 Aug 44
Co C 81st Cml Mort Bn 13 Nov 44-6 Jan 45
Co B 81st Cml Mort Bn 11 Dec 44-6 Jan 45
Co C 3d Cml Mort Bn 11 Jan 45-18 Jan 45
Co D 3rd Cml Mort Bn 13 Jan 45-25 Jan 45
161st Cml SG Co 6 Mar 45-10 Mar 45
Co C 91st Cml Mort Bn 11 Mar 45-14 Apr 45
2 secs 84th Cml SG Co 11 Mar 45-22 Mar 45
161st Cml SG Co 22 Mar 45-26 Mar 45
Co A 97th Cml Mort Bn 14 Apr 45-16 Apr 45
 

Engineer

148th Engr C Bn 21 Jun 44-22 Jun 44
135th Engr C Bn 9 Nov 44-21 Dec 44
44th Engr C Bn 4 Mar 45-6 Mar 45
35th Engr C Bn 4 Mar 45-10 Mar 45
 

Tank Destroyer

Co B 899th TD Bn (SP) 17 Jun 44-19 Jun 44
607th TD Bn (T) (-Co A) 20 Jun 44-2 Nov 44
803d TD Bn (SP) 4 Jul 44-15 Jul 44
Co A 607th TD Bn (T) 7 Jul 44-2 Nov 44
773d TD Bn (SP) 2 Nov 44-9 May 45
607th TD Bn (T) 20 Nov 44-27 Nov 44
807th TD Bn (ST) 20 Dec 44-24 Dec 44
774th TD Bn (T) 31 Dec 44-6 Jan 45
 

Field Artillery

980th FA Bn (155 Gun) 13 Jun 44-15 Jun 44
4th Div Arty 28 Jun 44-6 Jul 44
693rd FA Bn (105 How) 31 Jul 44-17 Aug 44
400th Armd FA Bn 3 Aug 44-5 Aug 44
202nd FA Bn (155 How) 3 Aug 44-5 Aug 44
40th FA Gp 4 Aug 44-17 Aug 44
173rd FA Gp 4 Aug 44-17 Aug 44
Btry B 3rd FA Obsn Bn 4 Aug 44-17 Aug 44
999th FA Bn (8" How) 9Aug 44-17 Aug 44
284th FA Bn (105 How) 27 Aug 44-30 Aug 44
282d FA Bn (105 How) 5 Sep 44-17 Sep 44
282nd FA Bn (105 How) 23 Sep 44-2 Oct 44
241st FA Bn (105 How) 8 Nov 44-14 Nov 44
Btry C 558th FA Bn (155 Gun) 11 Nov 44-16 Nov 44
Btry C 558th FA Bn (155 Gun) 4 Dec 44-21 Dec 44
241st FA Bn (105 How) 4 Dec 44-6 Jan 45
282nd FA Bn (105 How) 30 Dec 44-1 Jan 45
949th FA Bn (155 How) 11 Jan 45-11 Feb 45
274th Armd FA Bn 27 Jan 45-24 Feb 45
Btry A 174th FA Bn (155 Gun) 29 Jan 45-24 Feb 45
771st FA Bn (4.5" Gun) 15 Feb 45-21 Feb 45

 

 

OFFICIER COMMANDANT

terrell henry jr

Major General Henry Terrell, Jr.

mckelvie jay x

Brigadier General Jay W. McKelvie

landrum m eugene

Major General Eugene M. Landrum

mclain raymond s

Major General Raymond S. McLain

vanfleet james a

Major General James A. Van Fleet

rooks lowell h

Major General Lowell H. Rooks

earnest herbert l

Major General Herbert L. Earnest

 

PRIX ET DÉCORATIONS

90th INFANTRY DIVISION

MEDAL OF HONOR

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

LEGION OF MERIT

2

78

6

DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

SILVER STAR

SOLDIER'S MEDAL

4

1 311

40

BRONZE STAR HEROIC

BRONZE STAR MERIT

AIR MEDAL

3 526

1 531

115

UNITES ATTACHEES

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

SILVER STAR

BRONZE STAR HEROIC

BRONZE STAR MERIT

7

82

433

256

 

VICTIMES

  Killed In Action Died Of Wounds Died Of Injuries Seriously Wounded in Action Seriously Injured in Action Lightly Wounded in Action Lightly Injured in Action Missing In Action
  Officiers Hommes Incorporés Officiers Hommes Incorporés Officiers Hommes Incorporés Officiers Hommes Incorporés Officiers Hommes Incorporés Officiers Hommes Incorporés Officiers Hommes Incorporés Officiers Hommes Incorporés
TOTAL 216 3 124 31 500 7 11 263 4 602 18 838 409 7 287 47 1 360 93 2,567
TOTAL
Officiers Hommes Incorporés
1 078 20 293

 

Répartition des Victimes 8 June 1944 - 9 May 1945

 

 NOMBRE DE SOLDATS TRAITÉS PAR TOUTES LES UNITÉS MÉDICALES 25 988

NON-BATTLE INJURIES

MISCELLANEOUS DISEASES AND INJURIES

TOTAL NUMBER OF BATTLE WOUNDS

976

9 936

15 076

RESPIRATORY

TRENCH FOOT

MINES AND BOOBY TRAPS

SMALL ARMS

SHELL AND MORTAR

2 046

1 201

131

3 121

8 060

BAYONET

HAND GRENADES

BOMB FRAGMENT

BATTLE EXHAUSTION

BATTLE INJURY

13

51

95

1 830

1 770

 

PRISONER OF WAR REPORT  

6 June 1944 - 9 May 1945

Month

Officiers

Hommes Incorporés

Total

Total

1 926

81 511

83 437

 

MATERIEL ENNEMI DETRUIT OU CAPTURE

Tanks, all types

501

Vehicles, all types

 

5 572

Steamboats

 3

Ration dump

 

2

Self propelled guns

 

195

Locomotives

 

82

Ammunition dumps

 32

Supply train

1

Artillery pieces, all types

1 228

Airplanes

134

Ordnance depot, complete

1

German garrison, complete

1

Ammunition rehabilitation plant with approximately 1,000,000 rounds artillery ammunition, all calibers and large numbers of aerial bombs

 

1

SOURCE INFORMATION & PICTURES90thdivisionassoc.org - History.army.mil

INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Honorstates.org
PICTURE SOURCEWwiimemorial.com - Raph DELAVEAU - FrédéricLAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud