Troop Movements

December 23rd-All elements of Task Force Herren have arrived in France.

December 26th-TFH leaves Marseilles for St. John Rambert. Their road course follows the Rhone river. TFH passes through Avignon and arrives in St. John Rambert on the same day.

December 27th-TFH leaves St. John Rambert for Dijon and arrives the same day after having passing through Lyon.

December 28th-TFH leaves for Epinal and arrives the same day.

December 29th-TFH departs for Bischwiller and arrives the same day. TFH immediately deployed into the line.

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Above, the USS West Point, sent to me by Mac Mclain, who served aboard this ship on its cruises to France in December, 1944. Another view of the West Point. For a brief history of the West Point, click here!

Pages from Troopships of World War II
By Roland W. Charles
Printed in 1947

Marine Devil

West Point



Unit: 274th (less Co. L)
Ship: Mariposa
POE: Boston, Dep. 1 Dec, 1944
POD: Marseilles, France 10 Dec, 1944

Unit: 275th, 276th, L/274
Ship: West Point
POE: Boston, Dep. 7 Dec, 1944
POD: Marseilles, France 16 Dec, 1944

Unit: Special Troops Advance Party╣
Ship: Marine Devil
POE: New York, N.Y. 13 Dec, 1944
POD: Marseilles, France 23 Dec, 1944

Unit: Special Troops Main Body▓
Ship: Mariposa
POE: Boston, Jan 8, 1945
POD: Marseilles, France Jan 18, 1945

╣ Consisted of 70th Div HQ, 70th Div Band, 70th MP Platoon, and 70th CIC Detachment

▓ Consisted of 270th Eng., 370th Medical, 570th Signal, 770th Ordnance, 70th QM, 70th Reconn Troop, 725th FA, 882nd FA, 883rd FA, and 884th FA. 

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