275th Infantry Regiment

275th Insignia (Unauthorized)

The 275th Infantry Regiment was activated with the 70th Infantry Division 15 July 1943 at Camp Adair, Oregon. It trained there for its combat mission for the next 12 months. During that period, the division was tasked to provide replacements for U.S. Army losses in Europe and the Far East. This required new replacements and retraining of the regiment's  small units. In late July 1944 the division entrained for a transfer to Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and resumed training there. The last of the replacements arrived in early October 1944, and the next month the regiment went with the division to Camp Myles Standish, MA to stage for shipment to Europe. On 15 December it landed at Marseilles, France and was trucked to a staging area to make final preparations for combat.

 

On 20 December the regiment boarded 40 and 8 box cars and traveled north toward the front line. Christmas Eve and 500 cold and snowy miles later it arrived at Brumath, France, and walked carrying full field gear and weapons to Bischweiler ready for commitment. The areas in which the 275th Infantry Regiment fought are described in this home page and include:

Operation Nordwind
From the 275th Infantry's initial defensive mission after arriving in theater, it is ordered to join the 45th Infantry Division in the frigid, snow covered ridges  and mountains of the Low Vosges just in time to meet the Germans executing Nordwind.

Philippsbourg
This village was an important German objective in operation Nordwind because of the road and rail network in that area. The 275th Infantry was committed to help clear it of enemy forces.

Falkenberg Ridge
B/275 is ambushed.

Schwarzenberg
The regiment struggles through precipitous terrain to maintain contact with the German forces.


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Awards || Campaign Awards || Documents || Accounts || 275th General Orders || AT Weeknee (Courtesy of the Lone Sentry) || Falkenberg Hill (via Yahoo) || Photographs || Reg. Hqs and Battle sites || History of 275th Medical Detachment || Philippsbourg || Able/Dog 275 || Maps