John  H.  ALEXANDER

 

alexander john h
NUMERO DE SERVICE32025841
AGE26 ans
DATE DE NAISSANCE1918 NEW YORK
ETATComté d'Oswego NEW YORK
FAMILLECélibataire
GRADET/Sergeant
FONCTIONInfantry
PROFESSION AVANT INCORPORATIONPlombiers, installateurs de gaz et installateurs de vapeurNY
DATE D'INCORPORATION17 janvier 1941 Syracuse NEW YORK
REGIMENT39th Regiment Infantry
“The Fighting Falcons”
“Anything, Anytime, Anywhere, Bar Nothing!”
DIVISION9th Division Infantry
DATE DU DECES18 juillet 1944alexander john h grave
STATUTKIA
LIEU DU DECES--
CIMETIERENORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

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div 9 1          9th INFANTRY DIVISION      9th  Infantry Division

La 9th Infantry Division a vu son premier combat, le 8 novembre 1942, lors de l'opération Torch lorsque ses éléments débarque à Alger, Safi, et Port Lyautey.

Avec l'effondrement de la résistance française, le 11 novembre 1942, la division patrouille le long de la frontière du Sahara Espagnol.

En février 1943, le 9th est renvoyé en Tunisie où elle est engagée dans des patrouilles et de petites actions défensives en particulier vers Tébessa lors de la Bataille de Kasserine.

Le 28 mars 1943, il lance, dans le sud de la Tunisie, vers Gabès, une attaque puis atteint Bizerte le 7 mai.

En juin 1943, la 9th prend part à l'opération Husky, débarque à Palerme, et capture de Randazzo et Messine.

La division est ensuite dirigée sur l'Angleterre où elle suit une formation poussée.

Le 10 juin 1944, la 9th DIUS débarque à Utah Beach (jour J + 4) avec mission de couper la péninsule du Cotentin (ce qu'elle fait le 18 juin à Barneville-Carteret), puis de pousser sur Cherbourg et de prendre la ville

Après un bref repos, l'unité est engagée, en juillet 1944, dans les combats autour de Saint-Lô et en aout participe aux combats de la Poche de Falaise, puis poursuit les troupes allemandes échappées de la poche en direction de l'Est.

Le 28 août la 9th DIUS franchit la Marne, traverse Sarrelouis, puis tient des positions défensives de Montjoie à Losheim en novembre-décembre 1944 avant de se déplacer vers le nord à Bergrath, puis de lancer, le 10 décembre, une attaque en direction de la Roer, tout en tenant Echtz et Schlich. De la mi-Décembre à janvier 1945, lors de l'offensive des Ardennes la division a tient des positions défensives de Kalterherberg à Elsenborn.

Le 30 janvier 1945 la division partant de Monschau traverse la Roer arrive sur le Rhin, à Remagen, le 7 mars. Après avoir pris et installé une tête de pont, la 9th DIUS franchit le pont de Remagen, vient fermer la poche de la Ruhr, avant de parcourir, à partir du 14 avril 1945, 240 km vers l'est atteignant Nordhausen et attaque les troupes Allemandes dans les montagnes du Harz, jusqu'au 20 avril.

Le 21 avril, la division rejoint la 3rd DBUS le long de la rivière Mulde, près de Dessau, et tient cette ligne jusqu'au Jour de la Victoire.

DATE

LOCATIONS DES OPERATIONS

Activée: 1 August 1940 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.Opération Torch
Traversée: 11 December 1942Campagne de Tunisie
Jours de combat: 304Opération Husky
Distinguished Unit Citations: 24Débarquement de Normandie
DECORATIONSBataille des Ardennes
Medal of Honor-4Pont de Remagen
Distinguished Service Cross-76                  
Distinguished Service Medal-3
Silver Star-2 282
Legion of Merit-19
Distinguished Flying Cross-2
Soldier's Medal-100
Bronze Star −6,593
Air Medal-129
COMMANDEMENT
Col . Charles B. Elliott (Août 1940)
Brig. Gen. Francis W. Honeycutt (Septembre 1940)
Maj. Gen. Jacob L. Devers (Octobre 1940 – Juillet 1941)
Maj. Gen. Rene E. DeR. Hoyle (Août 1941 – Juillet 1942)
Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy (Août 1942 – Août 1944)
Maj. Gen. Louis A. Craig (Août 1944 – Mai 1945)
Brig. Gen. Jesse A. Ladd (Mai 1945 – Février 1946)
Maj. Gen. Horace L. McBride (Mars 1946 to inactivation)
Désactivée: 15 January 1947
9thID
Les hommes de la 9e Division d'infanterie se réunissent pour une séance d'information par le général Manton S. Eddy

9th INFANTRY DIVISION COMPOSITION

INFANTRY REGIMENTS

39th Infantry Regiment


Devise: “D’une Vaillance Admirable”
(with a Military courage worthy of admiration)
“The Fighting Falcons” 9ri

47th Infantry Regiment


Devise: “Ex Virtute Honos”
(Honor Comes From Virtue)
“The Raiders” 47ri

60th Infantry Regiment


Devise: “To the Utmost Extent of Our Power“
“The Go-Devils” 60ri

FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALIONS

26th Field Artillery Battalion105mm Howitzer 26 Field Artillery Battalion
34th Field Artillery Battalion155mm Howitzer 60ri
60th Field Artillery Battalion105mm Howitzer 60ri
84th Field Artillery Battalion105mm Howitzer 60ri

AUTRE UNITE:

 

ATTACHEE

Headquarters Company899th Tank Battalion
709th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company376th AAA (AW) Battalion
9th Quartermaster Company60ri746th Tank Battalion
9th Medical Battalion 60ri 
9th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized) 60ri
9th Division Music Band
9th Signal Company 9 Signal Corps
9th Military Police 9 Military Police
15th Engineer Combat Battalion

 

moh army

Medal of Honor

 

Liste des récipiendaires de la 9th Division

2nd Lt. John E. BUTTSCompany E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. Date: June 14th, 16th, and 23rd, 1944. Location: Normandy, France. General Order Number: 58, 19 July 1945.Butts John E
T/Sgt. Peter J. DALESSANDROCompany E, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. Date: December 22nd, 1944. Location: Near Kalterherberg, Germany. General Order Number: 73, 30 August, 1945.Dalessandro peter j
Sgt. William L. NELSON60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. Date: April 24th, 1943. Location: Djebel Dardys, northwest of Sedjenane, Tunisia. General Order Number: 85, 17 December 1943.Nelson william l
PFC. Carl V. SHERIDANCompany K, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. Date: November 26th, 1944. Location: Frenzerberg Castle, near Frenz / Weisweiler, Germany. General Order Number: 43, 30 May 1945.Sheridan carl v
Lt. Col. Matt URBAN (then Cpt)2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. Date: June 14th to September 3rd, 1944 Location: Renouf, France General Order Number:Urban matt

 

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Distinguished Service Cross

 

(P) = Posthumous
AT = Anti Tank
MD = Medical Detachment
(OLC) = Oak Leaf Cluster

Liste des récipiendaires de la 9th Division

Manton S. EDDY Maj GenDate: 24-26 Jun 1944 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 39 (1944)
Clair H. THURSTON MajDate: 7-13 Mar 1945 Headquarters, Third U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 146 (1945) 39th Infantry Regiment
Frank F. AIELLO SgtDate: 20 Feb 43 (P) Company M Department of the Army,

General Orders No. 16 (March 5, 1948)
Joe M. BARNETT TSgtDate: 9 Aug 44 Company F Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 35 (1945) * T Sgt. Joe Barnett actually survived the war and was not Killed In Action. 
Guy E CARR CaptDate: Mar 43 Company L Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 35 (1945)
Anthony V DANNA 1st Lt.Date: 23 Jul 44 Company I Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 69 (1944)
Harry A. FLINT Col INFDate: Aug 43 / 24 Jul 1944 (P) OLC Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 75 (1944)
Edgar L. FOURNIER PFC Company A Date: 18 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 60 (1944)
Albert C. GEIST Capt Company H Date:  15-16 Apr 45 Headquarters, Third U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 237 (1945)
John GILMAN Sgt (PFC) Company H Date:  15-16 Apr 45 Headquarters, Third U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 258 (1945)
Malcolm B. GOTT 2nd LtCompany H Date: 18 Mar 45 Headquarters, Third U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 163 (1945)
Luther S. GUSTAFSON 2nd Lt Company G Date: 28 Apr 43  Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 31 (1943)
Edward KORITZKE 2nd Lt (P)Date: 27 Jul 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 71 (1944)
James E MATHEWS Pvt (P)Date: 12 Oct 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 96 (1944)
George R. MOHR PFC (P)Company F Date:31 Jan 45  Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 56 (1945)
Leonard W. OWENS SSgt (P)Company L Date: Aug 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 37 (1943)
Raymond A. PORTOR 1st Lt.Date:  Feb 28 February 45 Headquarters, Third U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 252 (1945)
Felix P. SETTLEMIRE CaptCannon Company Date: 23 Apr 43 Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations,

General Orders No. 39 (1943)
Robert L. WATTS 1st Lt (P)Date: Aug 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 31 (1943)
Rempfer L. WHITEHOUSE SgtCompany K Date: 11 Dec 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945) 47th Infantry Regiment
Reggie G. ADAMS PFCCompany L Date: 8 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,

General Orders No. 39 (1942)
James D. ALLGOOD Lt Col (Capt)Company K Date: 10 July 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 31 (1945)
Woodrow W. BAILEY MajDate: 30 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 71 (1944)
James H. CAMERON 2nd LtHQ Company / 1-47 Date: 8 Nov 42 Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 35 (1943)
Luis F. CASTRO PFCDate: 10 Dec 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Willard D. CLARK SSgtDate: 22 Sep 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 92 (1944)
Donald C. CLAYMAN Lt ColDate: 16-25 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 71 (1944)
Thomas R. EARL Sgt (PFC)Date: 23 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 67 (1944)
Leonard P. ELDER PFCMD Company Date: 17 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 61 (1944)
William M. EVANS 2nd Lt (P)Date: 16 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 65 (1944)
Gael M. FRAZIER 1st Lt Company L Date: 21 Nov 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 46 (1945)
Harrison M. GARDLER SSgt HQ Company / 1-47 Date: 8 Nov 42  Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 35 (1943)
Joseph GLIDER 2nd Lt Company D Date:  16 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 80 (1944)
Elmer W. GRAFF 1st LtCompany E Date: 24 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 71 (1944)
Willard HARTY TSgt (P)Date: 25 Nov 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 28 (February 16, 1945)
Edward W. HAUSCHILDT 1st SgtCompany L Date: 21 Nov 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Wilbur L. HOWARD Sgt (PFC)Company E Date: 14 Oct 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 48 (1945)
Elmo H. JARVIS Pvt (P)Date: 18 August 1943 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. ?? (194?) To be added
George E. JENKINS Capt (1st Lt)Company C Date: 9-10 Aug 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 95 (1944)
Henry J. KUCHARSKI 2nd Lt (T3) MD Company Date: 11 July 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 76 (1944)
Vestal R. LESTER 1st LtCompany L Date: 21 Nov 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Lewis E. MANESS Lt ColCompany G Date: 3-4 Apr 45 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 28 (1946) Sgt. Albert D. Moses Jr.
Albert D. MOSES Sgt (P)Company L Date: 22 Sep 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 4 (1945)
Joseph P. PEREHINEC SSgt (P) Company K Date:  16 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 86 (1944)
Frank L. PESO 2nd Lt (P)Date: 25 Nov 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 21 (February 6, 1945)
Frank E. PETTY CaptCompany E Date: 3-5 Apr 45 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,

General Orders No. 29 (1946)
Ervin B. PLAYER PFCCompany A Date: Nov 42 Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 35 (1943)
Edwin H. RANDLE ColDate: 28 Mar 1943 Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations,
General Orders No. 46 (1943)
James W. SEARLES SSgtCompany K Date: 26 Nov 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Joseph F. SEFCHICK SSgtCompany K Date: 23 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 77 (1944)
Gerald E. SMITH Pvt (P)Date: 25 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 86 (1944)
George E. SMYTH ColDate: 7 Sep 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 17 (1945)
Sherman S. SPEAR PFC HQ Company 1st BLT Date: 8 Nov 42 Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 35 (1943)
William F. SQUIRE (P)Company K Date: 11 Jul 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 92 (1944)
Charles D. ST JOHN TSgt Company C Date: 2 Mar 45 Headquarters, Third U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 163 (1945)
John TOKARCHEK TSgtDate: 10 Aug 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 47 (1945)
Joseph H. VOLANSKY (P)Date: 18 August 1943 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 16 (1943)
Lee WETHERHOLT Jr. PFCDate: 30 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 61 (1944)
Earl L. WOELFEL PFC (P)Company E Date: 22 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 61 (1944)
Charles S. WOLFE PFC (P)Date:  Mar 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 32 (1943)
Anthony ZUK SSgt (P)Company F  Date: 30 Jun 44 Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater,
General Orders No. 248 (1945) 60th Infantry Regiment
Paul E. ALEXANDER SSgt (P)Company G Date: 14 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 70 (October 17, 1944)
Lester L. BOSWELL SSgt (P)Company F Date: Apr 43 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 35 (1945)
Carmine A. BOTTI PFC Company E Date: 1-2 April 43 Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations,
General Orders No. 80 (1943)
Thomas R. BRAZIL SSgtDate: 14 Jul 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 93 (1944)
Edward BRINKMAN PvtMD Date: Mar 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 32 (1943)
James F. BURGIN PFC (P)Date: 30 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 61 (1944)
Frank L. CZAR CplCompany E Date: 8 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 28 (1942)
Harold J. DITTER 2nd Lt then M/SgtCompany A Date: Apr 43 General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 23 (September 6, 1943)
Harry S. DICKERSON PFC (P)Date: 8-9 Oct 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 16 (January 25, 1945)
Leslie W. DOOLEY 2nd LtAT Company Date: 8 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 39 (1942)
Charles DUSHANE 2nd LtCompany E Date: 8 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)
Edward C. FEDERMANN (P)MD Company Date: 18 August 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 16 (1943)
Louis FERRARI PFCCompany F Date: 17 Jul 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 68 (1944)
John R. FISHER PFCCompany E Date: 8 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)
Eugene FONTES Pvt (P)MD Company Date: 13 Dec 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 26 (February 14, 1945)
Jesse L. GIBNEY ColRegimental Commander 60th Infantry Date: 9 Sep 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 68 (1944)
Stanley P. GULL SSgtDate: 17 Jul 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 68 (1944)
Lawrence W. GUNDERSON SSgt (P)Company F Date: 25 Jul 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 70 (October 17, 1944)
PFC Green D. HADLEYGreen D. Hadley PFC, MD Company Date: 2 Feb 45 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 68 (1945)
Harry C. HELLER 2nd Lt (P)Company E 08-nov-42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)
Grady B. HOLMAN Capt Company B Date: 12 Dec 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 27 (February 15, 1945)
Seymour I. JOHNSON Pvt (P)Date: Mar 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 16 (1943)
Herbert J JOYS T/5 MD Company Date: Sep 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 17 (1945)
William KATSOULAKOS Pvt (P)Company E Date: 23 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 70 (October 17, 1944)
Frank S. KOLODZIEK PFCCompany L Date: 15 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 78 (1944)
Donald W. LARSON TSgt (P)Company E Date: 30 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 66 (1944)
Julius LEFKOWITZ PvtCompany K Date: Apr 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 32 (1943)
Elmer E. LENT 2nd Lt (P)Company B Date: Apr 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 16 (1943)
Richard H. LININGER 2nd Lt (P)Date: 25-26 Jul 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 61 (1944)
Clarence L. MOHLER PFCCompany E Date: 8 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 28 (1942)
Walter NEELY PvtCompany K Date: Mar 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 31 (1943)
Don B. PASSAGE PFC (P)Company H Date: 8 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)
Ferdinand POTE PFC Company E Date: 5 Apr 43 Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations,
General Orders No. 80 (1943)
Dalton L. ROSSMAN PFCDate: Apr 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 32 (1943)
Stanley I. SILVERMAN PvtDate: Mar 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 15 (1943)
Felix SCOROPOSKI 1st SgtCompany B Date: 15 Jun 44 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 69 (1944)
Alfred L. SHARFF 2nd Lt (P)Company E Date: 8 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)
Roy J. SMITH 2nd LtCompany M Date: 9 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 28 (1942)
Jack THOMAS PFCCompany E Date: 9 Apr 45 Headquarters, Third U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 255 (1945)
Charles S. WILLSHER SSgtHeadquarters Company 3rd Battalion Date: Mar 43 Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 15 (1943) 15th Engineer Battalion
Leonard SINGER T4 MDDate: 10 Dec 14 Headquarters, First U.S. Army,
General Orders No. 56 (1945) 60th Field Artillery Battalion
George E. DUANE 1st Lt (P)Date: 10 Nov 42 Allied Force Headquarters,
General Orders No. 28 (December 15, 1942)

 

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Silver Star

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Liste des Récipiendaires de la Division

 

SOURCE INFORMATION En.wikipedia.org - 9thinfantrydivision.net
SOURCE IMAGE9thinfantrydivision.net

 


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