John Bourke DALY

 

daly john bourke
NUMBER OF SERVICEO-017194
AGE42 yo
DATE OF BIRTH27 january 1902 Renville, Renville County, MINNESOTA
ETATMINNESOTA
FAMILY

Parent: Richard Timothy DALY & Lillian Jane JOHNSON DALY

Siblings: Richard T & Harriet Evelyn DALY FAWCETT
RANKLieutenant Colonel
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-MN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
DIVISION
  
Division Artillery
90th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH18 august  1944daly john bourke tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSector Chambois, ORNE
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
E141
DECORATION

Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

European African Middle Eastern Campaing Medal

American Campaign Medal 

World War II Victory Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

ph olc

EAMECampaign

american campaign medal

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

us army div 90
STORY

Daly John B1

Lieutenant Colonel, John Bourke DALY
No : 0-017194. U.S. Army WW2. Division Artillery, 90th Infantry Division.
KIA 18 August 1944 at Normandy France
Awards : Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
From Minisota USA .
He is officer on right This man is my cousin
Buried at Memorial Cemetery: Brittany American Cemetery Memorial Country: St. James, France Memorial Location: Plot E Row 4 Grave 1
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster Regiment: Division Artillery, 90th Infantry Division The 90th Infantry Division landed in England, 5 April 1944, and trained from 10 April to 4 June.
First elements of the division saw action on D-Day, 6 June, on Utah Beach, Normandy, the remainder entering combat 10 June, cutting across the Merderet River to take Pont l'Abbe in heavy fighting.
After defensive action along the river Douve, the division attacked to clear the Foret de Mont-Castre (Hill 122), clearing it by 11 July, in spite of fierce resistance. In this action the Division suffered 5000 killed, wounded, or captured, one of the highest casualty rates suffered in WW II. An attack on the island of Saint-Germain-sur-Sèves on 23 July failed so the 90th bypassed it and took Périers on 27 July. On 12 August, the division drove across the Sarthe River, north and east of Le Mans, and took part in the closing of the Falaise Gap, by reaching 1st Polish Armored Division in Chambois, 19 August , when John was KIA . the 90th Infantry Division as a whole, experienced some vicious combat during that period in Normandy. The unit was next to THEM ON THE LEFT , the 8th Infantry Division during most of July 1944. Two terrible battles that your great uncle fought were Hill 122, or the Foret de Mont Castre, a forested covered hill that was defended in depth by the Germans. Another ferocious battle was called "The Island."
This was actually a piece of high ground with a river on one side and swamps on the other. The Germans had flooded the area prior to D-Day. The only way to advance for the 90th Division was through this heavily defended "island" that contained one German machine gun nest after another. In both battles, the 90th Division took serious casualties. The American high command blamed the 90th Division for slow progress.
They, particularly the then commander of First US Army Lt. Gen. Omar Bradley, believed that the problem was at division command. He relieved two division commanders until he got results. At one point, Bradley even considered disbanding the whole 90th Division, and parceling them out to other units. The 90th Division went on to be one of the best units in General Patton's famed Third Army.

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

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