Published Unit Histories

DIVISION HISTORIES

The Story of the Century, by Michael A. Bass. New York: The Criterion Press (Copyright by the Century Association), 1946. 202 large format pages with detailed narrative from activation through combat and the Occupation; b/w photos; color and b/w drawings and maps. 207 pages of extremely extensive lists, including individual decorations and unit manning rosters for the entire Division. An all-b/w version, including all text, but omitting the manning rosters, was reprinted by the Battery Press, and is much less expensive when one can find it. [MHI, RAR}

Century Division: Pictorial Review, 1944, by Corporal John M. Ross, ed. Albert Love Enterprises, 1944. Several hundred pages; large-format; hard-cover; yearbook-style with hundreds of b/w photos from training (mostly Tennessee Maneuvers and at Fort Bragg, NC); individual portraits of officers; platoon-level group photos of enlisted men. [MHI, RAR]

History of the Century Division, Benjamin Butler et al, compilers. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishers, 1996. 162 pages; large format; hard-cover; hybrid of condensed version of The Story of the Century, w/ all original photos removed, and 32 wartime (or immediately post-war) photos added (WWII Section is total of 60 pages). Also includes nine pages about post-WWII successor units; sections on Association of the Century and 100th Infantry Division Association; 20 pages of WWII anecdotes and photos; and 42 pages of "now and then" snapshots and brief biographical sketches of both 100th Infantry Division WWII combat veterans and 100th Division (US Army Reserve) members and former members. [Some may still be available from Turner Publishing Company in 412 Broadway, PO Box 3101, Paducah, Kentucky 42002; tel. (502) 443-0121.]

REGIMENTAL HISTORIES

The Regiment of the Century: The Story of the 397th Infantry Regiment, by Samuel Finkelstein, ed. Stuttgart: Union Druckerei, 1945. 309 large-format pages with detailed narrative from activation through combat and the Occupation; brown-tone and color photos; color and b/w drawings; maps; beautiful awards sections, listing -- by battle -- names, ranks and (for the Legion of Merit and above) excerpted citations, against a spectacular background of full-color reproductions of the respective medals and ribbons. (This is truly a tribute to the German printers' art -- and a reflection of the state of the German economy in 1945; to produce such a book today would cost far more than anything most soldiers could afford!) Also includes explanation and identification of units in the regimental combat team. [MHI, RAR]

History of the 398th Infantry Regiment in World War II, by Bernard Boston, ed. Washington, DC: The Infantry Journal, 1947. 135 pages of well-written, comprehensive narrative with maps, many B/W photos, award rosters, cartoons. Foreword by the last combat regimental commander, then 28-year old Colonel Robert M. Williams -- who commanded the 398th during all but a month of its action in Europe! [MHI, RAR]

399th in Action with the 100th Infantry Division, by Frank Gurley, ed. Stuttgart: Stuttgarter Vereinsbuchdruckerei, 1945. 185 large-format pages w/ extremely well-written and comprehensive narrative, photos, drawings, cartoons, many battle maps. B/W photos, maps, rosters of KIA and awards, list of units in regimental combat team awards. [MHI, RAR]

BATTALION AND COMPANY HISTORIES

397th Infantry Regiment

ETO History of Anti Tank Company, 397th Infantry, by Staff Sergeant John J. Norr, editor in chief. Foreword by the Company Commander, Captain Carl Casanelli. Esslingen: F. & W. Mayer, 1945. 96 pages, yearbook-style book w/ individual photos of most men of the company, and short comments for each. Roster of casualties; group photos, cartoons, maps. [MHI, RAR]

History of the Communications Platoon, 397th Infantry. 1945, More information forthcoming.

The Operations of Company B, 397th Infantry in the Battle for Raon L'Etape, 11 - 17 November 1944, by Captain John A. Hine, Jr. A battle analysis written for the Infantry Officer's Advanced Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, 1947, by the highly-respected company commander. 42 double-spaced, typewritten pages, five maps. Useful even beyond the study of the 100th Infantry Division's history as an excellent primer in practical small unit offensive tactics. Although probably only available through the Library at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, this booklet deserves reprinting and further distribution.

Mission Accomplished. History of Cannon Company, 397th Infantry Regiment. More information forthcoming.

398th Infantry Regiment

What Ever Happened to Company A? by Caldon Norman. An account of the wholesale capture of Company A, 398th Infantry by elements of the 361st Volks-Grenadier Division in early December 1944. More information forthcoming.

Remember When? History of Company F, 398th Infantry. 1945. More information forthcoming.

This is George: A Pictorial, by Walton R. Thompson. History of Company G, 398th Infantry. Stuttgart, 1945. More information forthcoming.

399th Infantry Regiment

Able in Combat (A/399th), no author listed. Foreword by the Regimental Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Elery Zehner. While not listed, this book was obviously printed in Germany in 1945. 45 pages of narrative text, w/ 9 pages of rosters and an intended address directory of the company's members. [MHI, RAR]

Company B, 399th Infantry in France and Germany, by Private First Class Mark Megna. Forewords by the Regimental Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Elery Zehner, and the Company Commander, Captain Harry Flanagan. While not listed, this book was obviously printed in Germany in 1945. 43 pages of narrative text, cartoons, maps. 8 pages of rosters with intended addresses; 3 pages of casualty lists, including KIA, WIA and captured. [MHI, RAR]

A History of Company C, 399th Infantry, by Donald A. Waxman, with First Sergeant George Widmaier and Wallace Balliet. Foreword by the Regimental Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Elery Zehner. While not listed, this book was obviously printed in Germany in 1945. 42 pages of text, with 9 pages of company roster and intended addresses. [MHI, RAR]

Company D, 399th Infantry, by "The Men of Company D." Foreword by the Regimental Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Elery Zehner, and the Company Commander, Captain William Hallman. While not listed, this book was obviously printed in Germany in 1945. 44 pages of narrative text, 22 pages of rosters, which include each man's awards and decorations. [MHI, RAR]

Combat Company (G/399th), by Staff Sergeant Anthony Altieri, ed. Kirchheim unter Teck: Weixler, 1945. 44 pages of text, including platoon photos, roster of KIA. [MHI, RAR]

Cannon Company, 399th Infantry. No author listed, and although not mentioned, obviously printed in Germany in 1945. 136 pages of yearbook-style individual photos of company members, each with comments. 7 pages of "photo album" with group and other photos, in combat and during the Occupation. [MHI, RAR]

Division Artillery

Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, by Richard T. Vinick. Stuttgart, 1945. A History of DIVARTY Headquarters and Headquarters Battery.

In Combat. History of the 373d Field Artillery Battalion. Stuttgart: Karl Scharr Druckerei, 1945. More information forthcoming.

Fraser Fire Direction in Combat. History of the 373d Field Artillery Battalion. Stuttgart: Karl Scharr Druckerei, 1945. More information forthcoming.

History of the 374th Field Artillery Battalion. 1945. More information forthcoming.

History of the 375th Field Artillery Battalion. 1945. More information forthcoming.

Artillery, King of Battle. History of the 925th Field Artillery Battalion. 1945. More information forthcoming.

325th Medical Battalion

Medics of the Century. History of the 325th Medical Battalion. 1945. More information forthcoming.

Combat History of the 325th Medical Battalion. Another history of this unit. 1945. More information forthcoming.

100th Recon Troop

Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, by Fred Drewry. History of the divisional cavalry reconnaissance troop. 1945. More information forthcoming.

100th Signal Company

33 Months With the 100th Signal Company, by Edward J. Williams, ed. History of the divisional signal company. 1945.

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