84th Infantry Division Information and Resources


[Railsplitters: The Story of the 84th Infantry Division]

Click to view  "Railsplitters" is a small booklet covering the history of the 84th Infantry Division. This booklet is one of the series of G.I. Stories published by the Stars & Stripes in Paris in 1944-1945.

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Links to Historical items of interest

84th ID WW2 Photos

84th ID Battle of the Bulge 

Link by permission; Henri Rogister
22 Rue du Progres
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84th ID Honored; US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Annotated Bibliography for the 84th Infantry Division

Assembled by Liz Scherrer  

"84th Division HQ Gets Insignia."  Army Reserve 14 (Feb 1968):  p. 32.

 A Camera Trip through Camp Claiborne, The Ullman Company, Brooklyn, NY: 1942 or 1943

 A Camera Trip through Camp Howze, The Ullman Company, Brooklyn, NY: 1942 or 1943

 "A History of Heroism: 84th Division (Tng)."  Army Reserve 11 (Dec 1965):  pp. 8-9. 

 A Record of Fox Company: A History of F Company, 335th Infantry Regiment, Germany 1945

 Beck, Alfred M., Abe Bortz, Charles W. Lynch, Lida Mayo and Ralph F. Weld.  United States Army in World War II, The Technical Services: The Corps of Engineers: The War Against Germany. Washington D.C.: U.S. Army Center for Military History, 1985. p. 497-8.  Covers the Roer River Crossing by the 334th Infantry at Linnich on 23 Feb 44. 

 Blunt, Roscoe. Foot Soldier; A Infantryman’s War in Europe. De Capo Press, 2001.  ISBN: 0306810905 Blunt served with 333rd Infantry Regiment.  This book is expanded version of his Battle of the Bulge book.

 Blunt, Roscoe. Inside the Battle of the Bulge: A Private Comes of Age. Praeger Publishing Trade, 1994.  Anti-tank troop serving with 333rd Infantry Regiment.  Focuses on Battle of the Bulge. 

 Camp Howze, Southwestern Bell Telephone, small pamphlet

 Camp Claiborne Public Relations Office, The What and Where Book of Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, Camp Claiborne News Staff,   Camp Claiborne, LA, 15 October, 1943

 Castagna, Captain Edwin, The History of the 771st Tank Battalion, Berkley, CA: 1946

 Chirco, Michael. Echoes From a Foxhole.  Rochester, NY: Olde Ridge Bookbindery. Story of  Michael Chirco, member of H 335th Infantry Regiment. 

 Chirco, Michael. Proud to be a Railsplitter.  Rochester, NY: Olde Ridge Bookbindery, 1998.  Memoirs of many Railsplitters pieced together in a book.  Most are from 335th Infantry Regiment but some are from the other Regiments. 

 Cohn, Bernard, 84th Infantry Division; WWII U.S. Army Signal Corps Photos, Volumes I to III, Self published book of pictures.

 Crackerjack Charley, A History of C Company, 335th Infantry Regiment, Germany 1945

 Dillon, Captain Otis J. Personal Diary of Battery A, 327th Field Artillery Battalion; A Quick History of the 327th Field Artillery Battalion

 Draper, Theodore.  "Battle in the Bulge." Inf Jrnl 56 (May 1945):  pp. 8-17.

 ______. The 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of Germany: Nov 1944-May 1945.  New York: Viking Press, 1945.  Reprinted by Battery Press, 1991. ISBN: 0898393108   The seminal work on the 84th Infantry Division.  Lists all major actions of the 84th from the perspective of the division. 

 ______. The 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Ardennes.  Merriam Press, 2000. ISBN: 1576381897  Very similar to Draper’s book listed above, except focused on the Battle of the Bulge. 

 Edwards, Donald A. A Private’s Diary. Big Rapids, Michigan: D. A. Edwards, 1994. ISBN:0963970607  Infantryman with 335th Infantry Regiment. 

 Fagan, Major J.M.  The Battle for the Adolf Hitler Bridge, Section 10A, Exam Code 1383 6 April 1992.

 Ferrel, Lloyd and Carlo J. Governale. The 2nd Battalion 333 rd Infantry in the ETO, Buchdruckerie Ludwig Nerlinger Ladenburg: Germany, 1945.

 Grailet, Lambert, Il y a 55 ans…Henry Kissinger en Ardenne, Belgium, 1999. 

 Howerton, Allan Wilford. Dear Captain, Et Al.: The Agonies and the Ecstasies of War and Memory, a Memoir From World War II.  Xlibris Corporation, 2000.  ISBN: 0738818542  Officer memoir from Company K, 335th Infantry Regiment.

 HQ Company Speaks; A History of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 335th Infantry Regiment, Germany 1945

 Kilcoyne, Captain William J. 909th Field Artillery Bursting Through, Dr Johannes Horning; Heidelberg, Germany, 1945

 Leinbaugh, Harold P. and John D. Campbell. The Men of Company K: The Autobiography of a World War II Rifle Company.  Morrow, William & Company, 1985. ISBN: 0688044212   Very well known book of Company K, 333rd Infantry Regiment, focused on Geilenchirchen. 

 Mattson, Clifford H., Jr. and Elliot K. Stein. We Were the Line: A History of Company G, 335th Infantry, 84th Infantry Division. Fort Wayne, IN: 1946.

 Mazrek, James.  Airborne Training of the 84th Infantry Division at Camp Claiborne, Internet Story.

 McCullen, Dan. Lest We Forget: A POW Memoir of World War II.  Fithian Press, ISBN 1-56474-191-5  Served with Company L, 333rd Infantry Regiment, Captured near Gilenkirchen and served the rest of the war in a POW camp. 

 Paulin, Art R., 638th Tank Destroyer Battalion in World War II, Dozier Communications: Indianapolis, IN, 1992.

 Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men:  84th Infantry Division, European Theater of Operations, World War II.  New York: Viking, 1946.  Listing of all 84th Infantry Division men with hometown listings.   

 Railsplitters, Orientation Section, ETOUSA, Series of Ground, Air and Service Forces in the European Theater of Operations, forward by Major General A.R. Bolling. 

 Smith, Herbert E. "A.E.F. Divisional Insignia-The 84th Division." Recruiting News  17 (Dec 1935): p. 3. Per.

Stanton, Shelby L.  Order of Battle, U.S. Army, World War II.  Novato, CA:  Presidio, 1984.  ISBN: 089141195X  Lists a small article on all units in World War Two.  Has two pages on the 84th Infantry Division and a paragraph on each of the Infantry Regiments. 

 Stephenson, Betty. Poker Games, Pillow Shams and Parched Praries; Recollections of Camp Howze Soldiers and Townspeople

The 771st TD BN, Gebruder Habbel: Abensberg

 The Battle of Lindern, publisher and date unspecified.

"The History of the 84th Division."  Booklet, 1965.  With Forward written by Major General Robert P. Schulz,  Covers from 1832-1965.

 Turner Publishing Company Staff. 84th Infantry Division. Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing, 1988.  ISBN: 093802163X  Primarily a picture book published by Turner.  Has many nice photos of the Railsplitters during WWII.  The second half of the book is more like a yearbook, with pictures and postwar accomplishments of Railsplitters. 

U.S. Army.  ETO.  Order of Battle of the United States Army, World War II:  European Theater of Operations; Divisions.  Paris: 1945.

_____.  Railsplitters.  Paris:  Curial-Archereau, 1945?  32 p.  #05-84.1945/2.

 U.S. Army War Coll.  Hist Sect.  Order of Battle of the Unites States Land Forces in the
World War: American Expeditionary Forces, Divisions
.  Wash, DC:  CMH, 1988. 

 U.S. Department of Army.  Hist Div.  Combat Chronicle:  An Outline History of U.S. Army Divisions.  Wash, DC:  1948.  p. 69. 

Wilson, John B., comp.  Armies, Corps, Divisions and  Separate Brigades.  In the official Army Lineage Series.  Wash, DC:  CMH, 1987.  pp. 471-78.  UA25W547.1987. Lineage and honors from WW2 through Dec. 1984.

Wolff, Perry S.  Fortune Favored the Brave; A History of the 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division. Manheim: Manheimer Grossdruckereie, 1945.  Reprints available through the Railsplitter Society.  The 334th Infantry Regiment history.  A great collection of information and pictures.  Has a section listing a short history of each Company in the Regiment.