97th Infantry Division United States

The division insignia consists of a white trident on a blue shield within a white border. Neptune's trident was originally adopted to represent the coastal states of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, from which personnel for the division was draw in 1918. The three prongs of the trident represent the three states; the blue symbolizes the states numerous fresh water lakes; and, the white of the border and trident represents the snow that covers these states' picturesque mountains.

Arrived European Theatre of Operations on 3 March 1945.

Arrived Continent 5 March 1945 and the Division entered combat at 1 April 1945. First elements entered battle at 31 March 1945.

 

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