Casualties

The 83rd Infantry Division spent a total of 270 days in contact with the enemy. During this time the Division suffered a total of 23980 casualties of wich 15248 were combat casualties. Of the 68 divisions the US Army deployed in the European Theater of operations, the 83rd was ninth in the number of combat deats with a total of 3620 GI's Killed In Action while fighting with the Division. Overall the division had 170,2 percent replacements.

Awards

US AWARDS

Congressional Medal of Honor - 1 (Sgt Ralph G. Neppel, Co. M, 329th Infantry)
Distinguished Service Medal - 1
Distinguished Service Cross - 5
Legion of Merit - 5
Silver Star Medal- 798
Soldier's Medal - 34
Bronze Star Medal - 7776
Purple Heart - 4747
Air Medal - 106

BRITISH AWARDS

Distinguished Service Order - 2
Military Cross - 7
Distinguished Conduct Medal - 2
Military Medal - 7

FRENCH AWARDS

Legion d'Honneur (officier) - 1
Legion d'Honneur (cavalier) - 8
Croix de Guerre - 56

Unit Citations

2nd Battalion of the 330th Infantry Regiment for 7-9 Aug 44 action in France
329th Infantry Regiment for 4-15 Sept action in France
3rd Battalion of the 330th Infantry Regiment for 10-13 Dec 44 action in Grashan, Germany
2nd Battalion of the 329th Infantry for 12-16 Dec 44 action in Germany
1st Battalion of the 330th Infantry for 9-11 Jan 45 action in Belgium
1st Platoon AT Co & Mine Platoon AT Co 330th Infantry Regiment for 9-11 Jan 45 action in Belgium
3rd Battalion of the 331st Infantry Regiment for 2-5 April action in German

       
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