· Beautiful Dark Walnut Frame. 11” x 14”

· Velvet backed

· Hang on the Wall or Stand on the Desk

· Contains:

                 Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

                 Map of Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany

                 Division Commanders

                 Major Operations

 

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9th Infantry Division in WWII, Framed

The division was activated on 1 August, 1940 at Fort Bragg, NC.  It was reorganized as Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division on 1 August, 1942.  The division consisted of the 39th, 47th, and 60th Combat Teams. Initially assigned to the Fifth US Army’s I Armored Corps, the 9th Infantry Division participated in the North African invasion in November of 1942.    By the 28th of March, 1943 the division was part of the attack on Tunisia and fought its way north into the Mediterranean town of Bizerte which it captured on 7 May.

In August, the 9th Division landed at Palermo, Sicily, as part of Patton’s Seventh Army and took part in the capture of Randazzo and Messina in Operation Husky.

The Division hit Utah Beach on 10 June 1944 (D plus 4), turned and drove to Cherbourg, capturing the heavily defended port while isolating the Cotentin Peninsula

Turning east, across Northern France the 9th Division was instrumental in the St. Lo Breakout, closing the Falaise Gap, and began a movement of 600 miles across France, Belgium, Germany with only 5 days out of action.  The division crossed the Seine, the Marne, and the Aisne rivers in rapid succession.  As reported in Stars and Stripes “the 9th was truly an Army of Liberation. In every town the GIs were greeted by throngs of happy people who had waited four long years and who now were free.” The 9th was the first Infantry Division to secure the German side of the Rhine, crossing at the famous Remagan Bridge.  From Remagen, the 9th Infantry Division, as part of the  First Army, participated in closing the Ruhr Pocket. The division continued into Germany adding to its list of combat credits: Bergrath; the Ruhr; Huertgen Forest; Echtz; Schlich; Elsborn.  On 21 April the Division relieved the 3d Armored along the Mulde River, near Dessau, and held that line until VE-day.  By the end of the war the division had earned the title of “Old Reliables”. The division was inactivated on 15 January, 1947 in Germany.

The item contains a shoulder sleeve insignia encased in a  beautiful dark walnut 11"x14" frame.  The frame can be hung on the wall or set on a desk.  The background contains  historic details of the 9th Infantry  Division's years in World War II:  A Map of North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Alsace, and Germany; Division Commanders; Major Campaigns; and Division Order of Battle.

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9th Infantry Division Patch and History, Framed Large

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