83rd Infantry Division

Welcome to the 83rd Infantry Division documents section.

On this page documents related to the 83rd Infantry Division, on a division level, can be downloaded in the PDF format.

After action reports

The divisional after action reports for the 83rd Infantry Diivsion in PDF format can be found in the following table. The AARs are the courtesy of Tom DePiano and Peggy DeCarolis DePiano, daughter of Fiore DeCarolis E/331 and Myra Miller, PhD, of Footsteps Researchers.

Jun 44 Jul 44 Aug 44 Sep 44 Oct 44 Nov 44 Dec 44 Jan 45 Feb 45 Mar 45 Apr 45 May 45
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Various

  • link - War Department General Order 95, July 1917
  • link - War Department General Order 101, August 1917
  • link - Booklet "The Thunderbolt Across Europe"
  • link - Booklet "The story of the Eighty Third Infantry Division"
  • link - Booklet "The Oberhaus - Rest Center for Enlisted Men of the 83rd Infantry Division"
  • link - CFN-161 Battle Deaths of the 83rd Infantry Division by Organization (60mb)
  • link - Church bulletin Christmas eve 1944
  • link - Letter of Commendation from Major General Lawton Collins
  • link - Decision No. 1167 - 83rd recipients de la Croix de Guerre
  • link - Convoy UT-11 document
  • link - Letter to family of casualties of the 83rd by General Macon
  • link - Tactical Interrogation Report #1
  • link - Ruhr - Rhine operations 83rd Infantry Division, February 23 - March 10, 1945
  • link - Distinguished Unit Citation (Outline) for Operations from April 3 - 18, 1945
  • Basketball leaflets (postwar), courtesy of Antoine Noslier
    • front/back - Thunderbolts vs 15th Corps 'All Stars', December 17, 1945
    • front/back - Thunderbolts vs HQ US Forces in Austria, December 21, 1945
    • back - Thunderbolts vs 1st Division 'Big Red One', date unknown

Journals

  • link - 83rd ID G2/G3 journal, July 4 - July 6, 1944
  • link - 83rd ID G2/G3 journal, July 27 - July 31, 1944
  • link - 83rd ID G1 journal, July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID G1 journal, August 1944
  • link - 83rd G2 #131 Annex 2 'Know Your Enemy', December 20, 1944

Administrative/Letter orders

  • link - 83rd ID Administrative Order #9, 30 July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID Letter Order #10-28, 6 October 1945

Special orders

Special orders contain the assignments of men to the specific units. In this case men are assigned to specific regiments and/or smaller units.

  • link - 83rd ID Special Orders #129, 12 July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID Special Orders #132, 16 July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID Special Orders #144, 28 July 1944

General orders

General orders contain the awards to specific men.

  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #13, 20 July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #14, 21 July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #15, 22 July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #16, 24 July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #17, 27 July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #18, 30 July 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #22, 8 August 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #32, 9 August 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #24, 11 August 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #25, 13 August 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #26, 15 August 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #27, 18 August 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #28, 22 August 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #31, 25 August 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #32, 29 August 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #34, 5 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #33, 3 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #35, 6 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #36, 7 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #37, 9 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #38, 11 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #39, 12 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #40, 25 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #41, 16 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #42, 16 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #43, 18 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #44, 28 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #45, 29 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #46, 30 September 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #72, 7 November 1944
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #36, 22 February 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #57, 19 March 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #86, 2 May 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #104, 18 May 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #130, 14 June 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #132, 16 June 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #137, 26 June 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #138, 27 June 1945 (first 6 pages)
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #161, 24 July 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #162, 25 July 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #182, 15 August 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #188, 31 August 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #190, 4 September 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #192, 6 September 1945
  • link - 83rd ID General Orders #227, 23 November 1945

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