Army 79th Infantry Division - Lorraine Cross
The "Lorraine Cross" was published twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday) under the supervision of the Public Relation Section, office of the A.C. of S. G-2, Hq 79th Infantry Division ... Editors: T/4 Sam B. Lyons, T/4 C. Holmes Wolfe, Jr., Pvt Vincent P. Thillen ... Unit Correspondents: Sgt. Bill O'Rourke, 313th Infantry, Pfc Raymond Hutchison, 314th Infantry; S/Sgt William D. Leahon, 315th Infantry ... Printed by the State Printing Office, Cheb, Czechoslovakia; Other issues in our collection: nr. 12

Lorraine Cross 1945 06 19 Vol.1 No.1
Lorraine Cross 1945 06 19 Vol.1 No.1
New Leader: Brig. Gen. Leroy H. Watson, formerly Assistant Division Commander of the 29th Division ... Hatten, Rittershoffen Engagements Related by UP Correspondent ... Normandy to Czechoslovakia: 2800-Mile Dash Across France and Germany Features 79th's Crack Combat Record in ETO ... Newshawk Finds Rhine Crossing Mild After Terrific Shellfire and Saturation Bombardment; by Clinton B. Conger ... Extracts from Chief Division Citations; Major General L.T. Wyche ... Wehrmacht Deserts Hagenau as Division Paces Alsace Drive ... Krauts Caught Napping When 79th Forged Seine Bridgehead ... The Beginning ... La Haye Du Puits and Lessay ... VE Day Finds Division Occupying Valley

Lorraine Cross 1945 06 22 Vol.1 No.2
Lorraine Cross 1945 06 22 Vol.1 No.2
Foret de Parroy, three 79th doughs after heavy fighting east of Luneville ... Div Arty's Guns Sparked Rhine River Crossing ... 79th MP Platoon Had Rugged Role in ETO Ratrace; by Pvt. Vincent Thillen: Lt. Lewis G. Rountree, of Okemah, Okla, commander of the 79th MP platoon ... Iwo Flag Raiser Goes Back for Moore: Pfc. Ira H. Hayes ... Division's Sudetenland Sector Early Victim of German Greed; by T/4 C. Holmes Wolfe, Jr. ... Correspondent Mc Cardell Recalls 313th's Saga; Regiment's Deeds at Seine, Belgium Border ... Buck Pvts in Pickett are Capts in Combat; by PFC Raymond C. Hutchison ... Battle Song Composed On Eve of Rhine Fight by Two Division Doughs: PFC Wiliam Packer from Portlandville, N.Y. and PFC Earl Gayhart ofCanton, O. ... John Kelly Won Posthumous CMH in Fort Action ... Normandy Briefing: General Eisenhower, Bradley, Wyche and Greer discuss La Haye du Puits attack plans ... Persuasive Colonel Argues 2000 Krauts Into Division Cage: Colonnel "Mac"

Lorraine Cross 1945 06 26 Vol.1 No.3
Lorraine Cross 1945 06 26 Vol.1 No.3
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Lorraine Cross 1945 06 29 Vol.1 No.4
Lorraine Cross 1945 06 29 Vol.1 No.4
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Lorraine Cross 1945 07 07 Vol.1 No.6
Lorraine Cross 1945 07 07 Vol.1 No.6
Mines, Bridges and Roads Keynoted Drive of 304th Engineer Battalion Across France, Alsace and Germany; by Pvt. Peter D. Marchant ... On photo: Sgt. Hugo Tretola working on Division's communications near Maeseyck, Belgium ... 79th Signal Company Laid 3,775 Mi. of Wire in Maintaining Perfect Div Communications System During Combat; by Pfc Henry John Henryk ... Another DIv 'First' Unveiled As Circus Performes for G.I.'s; first division in ETO to sponsor a circus for troops ... Division Engineers, Always with Forward Assault Elements, Swept Beaucoup Mines Constructed 59 Bridges in Alsace Alone ... Czech and Div Troops in July Fourth Parade ... Comic Male Call by Caniff ... Sig CO's SCR 399 in Action; T/5 James Reddington, Port Allegany, Pa., T/5 Willard Booth, Meriden, Ill., T/3 Ivan A. Hoover, Lykens, Pa.

Lorraine Cross 1945 07 14 Vol.1 No.8
Lorraine Cross 1945 07 14 Vol.1 No.8
Move and Countermove: Mike Company of the 314th Infantry in Schiebenhardt ... One Year Ago at Ay River ... Three Interrogators Processed Over 35,000 Kraut Cage Customers; by T/4 Sam B. Lyons: First Lieutenant Richard H. Paepcke, of Brooklyn,N.Y., T/3 Lothar L. Weinberg, of New York, N.Y., and T/5 Eric H. Bondy, of Lenox, Mass ... Metternich's Palatial Summer Home Houses 315th Regiment's Latest CP ... How we got this patch: story of the Croix de Lorraine ... Death of a village: Czech town of Lidice ... Operation Flashpoint, Rhine river crossing ... Comic Male Call by Caniff ... Crack Kraut 16h Infantry Annihilated Before Vosges by Division's 313th Regiment ... Two Joes, One Tanker Hit Jerry Mortarmen: S/Sgt L.D. Fish of 717th Tank Battalion of Omaha, Neb. and Pvt James T. Alexander, of Porlagsville, Mo take on Germans with a blazing tank

Lorraine Cross 1945 07 18 Vol.1 No.9
Lorraine Cross 1945 07 18 Vol.1 No.9
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Lorraine Cross 1945 07 25 Vol.1 No.10
Lorraine Cross 1945 07 25 Vol.1 No.10
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Lorraine Cross 1945 08 27 Vol.1 No.14
Lorraine Cross 1945 08 27 Vol.1 No.14
Div Returns to Occupation: Category Unchanged; To Police Areas Now Held By 99th & 6th; CP moved to Kitzingen, south of Wuerzburg --- Lt. Col Scott is 314th's New Executive Officer --- 75-Plus Pointers Transfer Homeward As Policy Changes --- XV Corps Commander Recalls DIv's Role In Seine Crossing; Robertson, Maj Gen --- More about that Atomic Bomb; Hanford Engineer Works, near Pasco, Washington --- Units given another big pass quota for Paris and England --- 79th granted first GI passes for ROme; Six to make journey: Jerome J. Healy, Michael Fratangelo, Ralph A. Mele, Virgil N. Rennuli, Jacob Heimbinger, Anthony J. Spina --- Sports: How Pete Gray fields a ground ball --- 79th's tennis aces do OK at Wimbledon: Sgt John Woods and Sgt Marion Shane --- New Movies include a couple of bingos --- Miss Lace in television debut --- Male Call by Caniff --- more --- 4 pages --- Format: 35.7 x 28cm or 13 7/8 x 11 inches




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