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16TH INFANTRY, U.S. FIRST DIVISION, "THE BIG RED ONE"
John Spalding homecoming / picture file / John Spalding medical report Undated report from the Wakeman Convalescent Hospital after Spalding's evacuation from the ETO. / John Spalding interview A narrative by Forrest C. Pogue. Annotated with corrections and additional material. / Spalding's map of France signed by members of E Company, picture file
RECORDS AND REPORTS BY ARMY PERSONNEL
History 16th CT Invasion of France S-3 Combat Report Excerpts from the most informative source for 16th Infantry actions on D-DayŚcontradictions and all.
16-E on D-Day An unsigned, and undated, report based on interviews. S.L.A. Marshall might be the author, it was written based on his techniques / Movements of Spalding Group An oddly titled critique of the 16TH CT INVASION OF FRANCE S-3 COMBAT REPORT above. / John Spalding interview A narrative by Forrest C. Pogue. Annotated with corrections and additional material.
The 16th in the Breakthrough in Normandy: July 29-August 18 1944
REGIMENTAL HISTORY: THE 16TH INFANTRY: 1798-1946 [pdfs]
16TH REGIMENTAL RECORDS
NORTH AFRICA TO THE END
Monthly Historical Record Reports Covers garrison, transit, and training during periods of 1943 and 1944.
16th Infantry Journal: 7 May 1945 The end of the war as told in the 16th Infantry journal. Includes one of the few mentions in unit records of the concentration camp at Falkenau, liberated by the 3rd Battalion.
16TH INFANTRY MEDICAL DETACHMENT
History of the Medical Detachment 16th Infantry A first-rate World War II unit history, from the call-up to the end. / Comments and Criticism on Operation Neptune" The medical mission that failed on D-Day.
GENERAL: 16TH REGIMENT IN WORLD WAR II
Also see Robert Capa picture file He rode with the 16th Infantry on D-Day and captured some of the most famous images of war.
GENERAL: FIRST DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II