The 29th Infantry Division:
October 1944 - February 1945
Weapons & Divisional Support Platoons
with Jonathan Baber, Andrew Haught, & Mike Haught

The US 29th Infantry Division’s brave actions on D-Day, 6 June 1944, are well known. This group of country boys, mostly from rural Virginia and Maryland, spearheaded the greatest amphibious operation ever attempted. Their story is compelling. They were truly a group of Citizen Soldiers, drawn from the National Guard to supplement the small professional US Army.

They led the assault on the beaches of Normandy, pushed inland through the tough battles of St. Lô, and fought into Brittany where the division helped capture the port city of Brest. Moving east, the division prepared for the assault into Germany itself.
The 29th Infantry Division: October 1944 - February 1945

Flames Of War briefings can sometimes be quite lengthy, and a US Rifle Company is no exception. Wargames Illustrated Issue 317 featured the original article which included the essential Combat Platoons as well as some of the more interesting platoons such as the Sherman Crocodile Platoon.

To download the complete Intelligence Briefing for the 29th Infantry Division: October 1944 - February 1945 for Flames Of War; use the link below:

Download a full PDF version of the 29th Infantry Division: October 1944 - February 1945 briefing here... (.pdf format; 3.1MB; Right click - Save Link as...)

Last updated 12 March 2015.


Last Updated On Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Wayne at Battlefront