70th Infantry Division Call Signs
 
Unit Date Call Sign as of Jan. 1945 Call Sign as of March 1945
Task Force Herren Jan-Feb 1945 Federal  
70th Infantry Division Hq. Feb until end of war   Wyandot
274th Infantry Regiment Feb until end of war   Wyoming
275th Infantry Regiment Feb until end of war   Wrecker
276th Infantry Regiment Feb until end of war   Wriggle
270th Engineer Combat Battalion Feb until end of war   Wren
370th Medical Battalion Feb until end of war   Wrong
70th Divarty Feb until end of war   Wrangle
725th FA Battalion Feb until end of war   Wristpin
882nd FA Battalion     not known (thru Wyandot)
883rd FA Battalion Feb until end of war   Wristwatch
884th FA Battalion Feb until end of war   Wristlet
70th Recon Troop Feb until end of war   Wrathful
570th Signal Company Feb until end of war   not known (thru Wyandot)
770th Ordnance Company Feb until end of war   Wrestle
70th MP Platoon Feb until end of war   not known (thru Wyandot)
70th Band Feb until end of war   not known (thru Wyandot)
70th Quartermaster Company Feb until end of war   not known (thru Wyandot)
70th CIC Detatchment Feb until end of war   not known (thru Wyandot)

Battalion and Company Call Signs

Unit Call Sign
1st Battalion Red
2nd Battalion White
3rd Battalion Blue
Company A Able
Company B Baker
Company C Charlie
Company D Dog
Company E Easy
Company F Fox
Company G George
Company H How
Company I Item
Company K King
Company L Love
Company M Mike

Attached Units Call Signs

Unit Date Call Sign as of Jan. 1945 Call Sign as of March 1945
Anti-Aircraft Units (see Note 1)      
11th AAA Group unknown   Magpie
18th AAA Group unknown   Margin
49th AAA Brigade unknown   Mahogany
103rd AAA Group unknown   Choctaw
109th AAA Gun Battalion unknown   Headstall
116th AAA Gun Battalion unknown   Mascot
127th AAA Gun Battalion unknown   Chadbone
134th AAA Gun Battalion unknown   Cherokee
142nd AAA Gun Battalion unknown   Chaser
149th AAA Gun Battalion unknown   Listed as 149th AAA Opns Det. Call Sign Mecca
413th AAA Gun Battalion unknown   Melody
433rd AAA AW 2/15/45 - 7/20/45   Swell
581st AAA AW unknown   Dismount
639th AAA AW unknown   Athlete
Armored Units      
C/753rd Tank Battalion 12/28/44 - 1/2/45   Savage Charlie
B/191st Tank Battalion 12/29/44 - 1/1/45   unknown (through Cadet) Seventh Army
A/753rd Tank Battalion 12/29/44 - 1/2/45   Savage Able
781st Tank Battalion (less Cos A and D) 1/3/45 - 1/16/45   Wasp
714th Tank Battalion (12th Armored Division) 2/12/45 - 2/17/45   Diego
749th Tank Battalion (less Company A) 2/16/45 - 3/15/45 Mosquito Heighho
Combat Command A, 12th Armored Division 3/2/45 - 3/8/45   Dictator
740th Tank Battalion 3/15/45 - 3/16/45 Daredevil Daredevil
772nd Tank Battalion 3/22/45 - 3/24/45   unknown (through Cadet) Seventh Army
Tank Destroyer Units      
3rd Platoon, 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion 12/29/44 - 1/1/45   Shamrock
B/822nd Tank Destroyer Battalion (Towed) 2/8/45 - 2/19/45   Fiji Baker
648th Tank Destroyer Battalion (Towed) 2/19/45 - 3/31/45   Fin
Cavalry Units      
15th Cavalry Squadron, 15th Cavalry Group unknown   unknown (through Conquer) Ninth Army
17th Cavalry Squadron, 15th Cavalry Group unknown   Cupid
Chemical Units      
C/83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion 1/13/45 - 2/15/45   Longbow Charlie
99th Chemical Mortar Battalion 2/16/45 - 3/15/45   Ferment
Displaced Persons Detachment      
44th Provisional Displaced Persons Detachment unknown   unknown
Engineer Units      
2755th Engineer Combat Battalion unknown   Delta Base Staging Area
289th Engineer Combat Battalion unknown   Fiber
Field Artillery      
2nd Field Artillery Battalion unknown Hemstitch Hemstitch
17th Field Artillery Observation Battalion 1/8/45 - 1/13/45 Violet Violet
69th Armored Field Artillery Battalion 1/1/45 - 1/5/45, 1/15/45 - 2/8/45   Scuttle
93rd Field Artillery Battalion 1/13/45 - 2/8/45   Scorpion
160th Field Artillery Battalion (45th Infantry Division) 1/5/45 - 1/7/45   Patience
158th Field Artillery Battalion (45th Infantry Division) 1/8/45 - 1/12/45   Polish
261st Field Artillery Battalion unknown   Christy
472nd Field Artillery Battalion unknown   Clipper (Hqs. & Hqs. Battery)
493rd Field Artillery Battalion (12th Armored Division) 3/13/45 - 3/17/45   unknown (through Wishbone) 12th Armored Division
494th Field Artillery Battalion (12th Armored Division) 2/10/45 - 2/13/45, 2/17/45 - 3/9/45, 3/13/45 - 3/17/45   unknown (through Wishbone) 12th Armored Division
495th Field Artillery Battalion (12th Armored Division) 2/11/45 - 2/12/45, 2/17/45 - 3/9/45, 3/13/45 - 3/17/45   Crowfoot
501st Armored Field Artillery Bn. (14th Armored Division) 1/10/45 - 1/13/45   Foam
557th Field Artillery Battalion unknown Loveshaft Loveshaft
686th Field Artillery Battalion 3/45   Fickle
768th Field Artillery Battalion unknown   Destructive
Postal Units      
12th Army Postal Unit unknown   unknown (through Cadet) Seventh Army
Notes
1. Except for the 433rd AAA(AW), all units were assigned to the 70th after the war ended for administrative purposes only. During the war the units were attached to Ninth Army.

Information via French author Yves Bellanger. From Continental Telephone Directory, European Theater of Operations, APO 887, by Chief Signal Officer, Headquarters Communication Zone, 20 May 1945. and Code Name Directory dated 30 November 1944 with addendum dated Jan. 1, 1945. If you know any call signs for any of the missing support troops please email me!

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