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9th Infantry Division
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Division History



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Inf Regts
Div Arty

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9th QM Co
9th Repl Co
9th Med Bn
709th Ord Bn

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Division History
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, May 25, 1954)
The changeover of the 28th Infantry Division at Goeppingen to the 9th Infantry Division on May 25, 1954 was a paper redesignation.

A division-level review will be held at Cooke Barracks, Goeppingen. Units of the 28th Inf Div will participate: Div Hq/Hq Co; Hq Batry, Div Arty; the 28th Recon Co; the 28th Sig Co; the 28th QM Co and the 28th MP Co. In addition, changeover reviews will be held at other divisional garrisons, such as Heilbronn, Leipheim, Schwaebisch Gmuend, Crailsheim, Fuerth, Neu Ulm and Nellingen.
28th Infantry Divison Redesignated 9th Infantry Division, May 1954
(Source: several STARS & STRIPES articles, May, 1954)
Hq/Hq Co, 28th Inf Div Hq/Hq Co, 9th Inf Div Cooke Bks, Göppingen
28th QM Co 9th QM Co Göppingen
728th Ord Bn 709th Ord Bn Ulm
28th Div Band 9th Div Band Cooke Bks, Göppingen
28th MP Co 9th MP Co Cooke Bks, Göppingen
28th Repl Co 9th Repl Co Cooke Bks, Göppingen
28th Sig Co 9th Sig Co Cooke Bks, Göppingen
109th Inf Regt (1) 10th Inf Regt Gablingen Ksn, Augsburg -> transferred to 5th Inf Div
110th Inf Regt 47th Inf Regt Hindenburg Ksn, Ulm
112th Inf Regt 60th Inf Regt Wharton Bks, Heilbronn
Hq/Hq Btry, 28th Div Arty Hq/Hq Btry, 9th Div Arty Cooke Bks, Göppingen
107th FA Bn 84th FA Bn Neu Ulm
108th FA Bn 34th FA Bn Schwäbisch Gmünd
109th FA Bn (2) 46th FA Bn Gablingen Ksn, Augsburg -> transferred to 5th Inf Div
229th FA Bn 60th FA Bn Wharton Bks, Heilbronn
899th AAA Bn 42nd AAA Bn Nellingen
628th Tank Bn 61sth Tank Bn Leipheim
28th Recon Co 9th Recon Co Leipheim
103rd Engr Cbt Bn 15th Engr Cbt Bn Fürth
103rd Med Bn 9th Med Bn Crailsheim
(1) The 109th Inf Regt was redesignated as 10th Inf Regt and concurrently reassigned to the 5th Inf Div; the 39th Inf Regt (formerly designated as the 169th Inf Div, 43rd Inf Div) was reassigned to the 9th Inf Div.
(2) The 109th FA Bn was redesignated as 46th FA Bn and concurrently reassigned to the 5th Inf Div; the 26th FA Bn (formerly designated as the 192nd FA Bn, 43rd Inf Div) was reassigned to the 9th Inf Div.

Location of 9th Inf Div units and stations, 1956 (Walter Elkins)
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(Source: STARS & STRIPES, European edition, June 22, 1956)
'Aggressors' meet 'defenders' at Hohenfels

By Henry B. Kraft, S&S staff writer

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Division Organization
(Source: STATION LIST, 31 Dec 1955)
Hq/Hq Co, 9th Inf Div   Göppingen
9th QM Co   Göppingen
709th Ord Bn Neu Ulm
9th MP Co Göppingen
9th CIC Det Göppingen
34th Inf Scout Dog Pltn Heilbronn
9th Repl Co Göppingen
9th Sig Co   Göppingen
39th Inf Regt   Fürth  
47th Inf Regt Ulm
60th Inf Regt Heilbronn
Hq/Hq Btry, 9th Div Arty   Göppingen
26th FA Bn (105mm)(T)   Schwabach  
34th FA Bn (155mm)(T)   Schw. Gmünd  
60th FA Bn (105mm)(T)   Heilbronn  
84th FA Bn (105mm)(T)   Neu Ulm 155mm howitzers; general support
42nd AAA AW Bn (SP)   Nellingen
61st Tank Bn (90mm) Leipheim
9th Recon Co   Illesheim
15th Engr Cbt Bn Fürth
9th Med Bn Schw. Gmünd

39th Inf Regt
Pocket Patch

47 th Inf Regt
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60th Inf Regt
Pocket Patch

39th Infantry Regiment

Division Signal Supply Office
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, April 8, 1956)
Seventh Army has designated the 9th Inf Div Signal Supply Office (DSSO) as the pilot model for all signal direct support units (DSU) to be established in 7th Army as part of Project MASS. The DSSO is supervised by the Division Signal Supply Officer (Capt Eugene Jones) and the Division Signal Officer (Lt Col John T. Quick).

DSSO's involvement with Project MASS began in December 1955. Under MASS, the DSSO performs a three-fold mission:
to provide all normal maintenance and supply
to conduct technical assistance inspections
to research demand data accumulated over the past 12 months to provide the foundation for MASS

Project MASS, in relationship to the DSSO, is based on three principles:
1. Stock only fast-moving items in a theater of operations.
2. Transmit all requisitions in electronic accounting machine (EAM) language. The request will be prepared on EAM card at the DSSO and transmitted to the signal depot by means of a transceiver.
3. Utilization of priority transportation -- air, land and water.

Experience has proven that 15 percent of items classified as repair parts can meet 85 percent of equipment maintenance requirements.

The DSSO has prepared a selective stockage list with which it can fill 85 percent of the repair parts requests it receives from support units. If a part is not available at signal depot level, a request will be transmitted electronically within a matter of minutes to the US. Shipping time from the US is now down to less than 10 days.

May 1 is the scheduled date to officially implement MASS for signal repairs and July 1 to implement for signal items.

The implementation of Project MASS will reduce the signal repair parts stockage requirements to a level where the division's spare parts can be transported in mobile vans. The vans are scheduled to be issued to the DSSO before May 1.

The new system will also reduce administrative paperwork, eliminate consolidation at battalion and regimental levels, and eliminate authorization screening. Items will be maintained at theater level where all requirements from the same TO&E units can be compiled, compared, filed and researched electronically. This will lead to a decrease in personnel requirements.

Related Links:
9th Infantry Division Association - lots of info - most of it WWII, Vietnam Broken Link!
  1st Battalion 39th Infantry Regiment - a very nice weblog maintained by Matthew Ginn for former members of "Paddy's Gang," as the 1st Battalion is nicknamed. This includes veterans who served with the battalion at Monteith Barracks, Fürth, Germany, in the 1954-1956 timeframe. Blog includes some great photos of Montheith Barracks during that period.