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D-DAY

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29th Casualties

Killed in action: 390
Wounded: 511
Missing: 27
Total: 928


29th Order of Battle

Commanding General: Major General Charles H. Gerhardt
Adjoint: Brigadier General Norman D. Cota

Chief of Staff: Col. Godwin Ordway, Jr

G 1: Lt Col. Cooper B. Rhodes
G 2: Major Paul W. Krznarich
G 3: Lt Col. William J. Witte
G 4: Lt Col. Louis M. Gosorn
G 5: Captain Asa B. Gardiner

Adjutant General: Lt Col. Robert H. Archer, Jr

115th Infantry Rgt: Colonel Eugene N. Slappey
Hq Co: 1st Lt. Frank D. Bergstein
1/115th: Lt Col. Richard C. Blatt
Hq Co: Captain David F. Mentzer, Jr
A Co: Captain John M. Ryan
B Co: Captain LeRoy Weddle
C Co: Captain Frank Bowen
D Co: Captain George B. Nabb, Jr
2/115th: Lt Col. William E. Warfield
Hq Co: Captain Richard P. Scott
E Co: Captain Waldo E. Schmitt
F Co: Captain Robert J. Kaiser
G Co: 1st Lt. Livingston Eaddy
H Co: Captain Angelo W. Onder
3/115th: Major Victor P. Gillespie
Hq Co: Captain Jacobs L. Jones
I Co: Captain William L. Spry
K Co: Captain Louis I. Hille
L Co: Captain Arthur D. Lawson
M Co: Captain George B. Fowler

116th Infantry Rgt: Colonel Charles D.W. Canham
Hq Co: Captain Joseph A. Rice
1/116th: Lt Col. John A. Metcalfe
Hq Co: Captain Thomas J. Callahan
A Co: Captain Taylor N. Fellers
B Co: Captain Ettore V. Zappacosta
C Co: Captain Bertier B. Hawks
D Co: Captain Walter O. Schilling
2/116th: Major Sidney V. Bingham, Jr
Hq Co: Captain Charles R. Cawthon
E Co: Captain Lawrence Madill
F Co: Captain William Callahan
G Co: Captain Eccles Scott
H Co: Captain George Boyd
3/116th: Lt Col. Lawrence E. Meeks
Hq Co: Captain Archibald A. Sproul
I Co: Captain Jack Flora
K Co: Captain William G. Pingley, Jr
L Co: Captain Charles W. East
M Co: Captain Charles Kidd

175th Infantry Rgt: Colonel Paul R. Goode
Hq Co: Captain Henry J. Reed
1/175th: Lt Col. Roger S. Whiteford
Hq Co: Captain Guy G. Griffin, Jr
A Co: Captain Joseph E. Mueller
B Co: Captain Jack Brashears
C Co: Captain Alexander Pouska, Jr
D Co: Captain Miles C. Shorey, Jr
2/175th: Lt Col. Millar G. Bowen
Hq Co: Captain Louis J. Curl, Jr
E Co: Captain Lawrence E. Maddox
F Co: Captain Robert M. Miller
G Co: Captain Kearney Slingluff
H Co: Captain Edward Wolff
3/175th: Lt Col. Edward A. Gill
Hq Co: Captain Paul T. Freund
I Co: Captain Frank J. McKenna
K Co: Captain John T. King III
L Co: Captain Alvin W. Hobbs
M Co: 1st Lt. Thomas C. Emlo

29th Reconnaissance Troop: Captain William H. Puntenney
121st Engr Combat Bton: Lt Col. Robert P. Ploger
Hq Co: Captain Henry E. Lewis
A Co: Captain Christian L. Martin
B Co: Captain Edward L. Humphrey
C Co: Captain Svend A. Holmstrup

29th Division Artillery: Brigadier General William H. Sands
110th FA Bton: Lt Col. John Purley Cooper
Hq Co: Captain James R. McCarthy
Battery A: Captain William H. Beehler
Battery B: Captain Charles C. Cole
Battery C: Captain Arthur L. Flinner
111th FA Bton: Lt Col. Thornton L. Mullins
Hq Co: Captain William L. Decamps
Battery A: Captain Jack R. Wilson
Battery B: Captain John Hodges
Battery C: Captain Louis A. Shuford
224th FA Bton: Lt Col. Clinton E. Thruston, Jr
Hq Co: Captain Harry J. Mathews
Battery A: Captain Arnold J. Young, Jr
Battery B: Captain Delos H. Mathiesen
Battery C: Captain Harry Ostler
227th FA Bton: Lt Col. Neal W. Harper
Hq Co: Captain Robert M. Godber
Battery A: Captain Doyle E. Conrad
Battery B: Captain George F. Weidl
Battery C: Captain Walter J. Rakow

29th Signal Co: Captain Arba G. Williamson
729th Ord. Light Maintenance Co: Captain Harold S. Price
29th Quatermaster Co: Captain Frank B. Hines
29th Military Police Platoon: Major Vern E. Johnson

104th Medical Bton: Lt Col. Arthur N. Ericksen
A Co: Captain Raymond F. Conway
B Co: Captain Lester L. Kolman
C Co: Captain John S. Williams


C Company, 116th Infantry Reg.

On D-day, June 6th 1944, Bertier B. Hawks led the men of C Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division into combat. Reports say that he was killed shortly after D-day however the date is uncertain. When I find out more about Captain Hawks I will post it here.

Below is a photo of Captain Hawks.