History of The United States Army's 117th Infantry Regiment

3rd Battalion - K Company

30th Infantry Division

     

Order of Battle for 30th Infantry Division


The "Order of Battle" or "ORBAT" for the U.S. Army participating in the European Theater of Operation in World War II showed the hierarchical organization, command structure, strength, disposition of personnel, and equipment of units and formations within the 30th Infantry Division. During the war, this information was kept highly secret. As combat operations develop during a campaign, orders of battle were revised and altered in response to the military needs and challenges. The Order of Battle changed depending on requirements as the battle as it was being fought and as units were reassigned or replaced.  The Commanding Officers reflected these changes in their "after action" reports (dispatches).

After the war, the 30th Infantry Division's "Order of Battle" during the different phases of the war became a part of the units history and were no longer considered classified information.  The following table shows a simplified version of the Order of Battle for the 30th Infantry Division.

 

Order of Battle for the 30th Infantry Division

 

  • Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division
  • 117th Infantry Regiment
  • 119th Infantry Regiment
  • 120th Infantry Regiment
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, DIVARTY
    • 113th Field Artillery Battalion (155 mm)
    • 119th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)
    • 197th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)
    • 230th Field Artillery Battalion (105 mm)
  • 105th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • 105th Medical Battalion
  • 30th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)
  • Headquarters, Special Troops, 30th Infantry Division
    • Headquarters Company, 30th Infantry Division
    • 730th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
    • 30th Quartermaster Company
    • 30th Signal Company
    • Military Police Platoon
    • Band
  • 30th Counterintelligence Corps Detachment

 

 

30th Infantry Division World War II European Theater Assignments to Higher Units

 

Date Assignment
18 February 1944 XIX CorpsFirst Army
15 July 1944 VII Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
28 July 1944 XIX Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
1 August 1944 XIX Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
4 August 1944 V Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
5 August 1944 VII Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
13 August 1944 XIX Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
26 August 1944 XV CorpsThird Army, 12th Army Group, but attached to First Army
29 August 1944 XIX Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
22 October 1944 Ninth Army, 12th Army Group
17 December 1944 Ninth Army, 12th Army Group, but attached to V Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
22 December 1944 XVIII Airborne Corps, and attached, with the First Army, to the British 21st Army Group
18 January 1945 XVIII Airborne Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group
3 February 1945 XIX Corps, Ninth Army, 12th Army Group
6 March 1945 XVI Corps, Ninth Army, 12th Army Group
30 March 1945 XIX Corps, Ninth Army, 12th Army Group
8 May 1945 XIII Corps, Ninth, 12th Army Group

 


 

Additional Pages (Click Below)

Dedication

117th Infantry Regiment's Military Personnel Records Destroyed

Order of Battle for the 30th Infantry Division

Campaigns in European Theater of War

Significant Combat Events of the 117th Infantry Regiment

Capture of Lieutenant General Kurt von Dittmar
From Normandy to the Elbe Booklet
Sgt. Frank DeClerck - Prayer Going Into Battle

K Company Roster - 117th Infantry Regiment - June 1944 - August 1945

117th Infantry Regiment at the Battle of the Bulge
117th Infantry Regiment World War II Photos
 

 

 

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