Thunderbirds Finish First Year of Battle
Thunderbirds First Year of Battle
World War II, 1939-1945
A newspaper article from 45th Division News, a publication for the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Division of the 157th Infantry Regiment. The 45th Infantry Division was part of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, with its members fighting in World War II and the Korean War. The division took part in the Allied invasion of Sicily and the attack on Salerno in the Italian Campaign in 1943, followed by the Battle of Anzio and the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. During Operation Dragoon, the 45th Division landed in southern France in latter half of 1944. In 1945, the 45th joined other forces for the Western Allied invasion of Germany, ending the European Theatre of World War II when Germany surrendered in May.
Original newspaper article: Barrett, Bill. "Thunderbirds Finish First Year of Battle." 45th Division News, Vol. IV, No. 44, July 8, 1944: 45th Infantry Division Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Private Collection of Linda Hughes.
45th Division News
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: Barrett, Bill. "Thunderbirds Finish First Year of Battle." 45th Division News, Vol. IV, No. 44, July 8, 1944.
Is Part Of
Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
2-page newspaper article
Originally created by Bill Barrett and published by 45th Division News.
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project
Private Collection of Linda Hughes
"History of the 45th Infantry Division." 45th Infantry Division Museum. http://www.45thdivision.org/history.htm.