"Blood and Fire Division"

63rd Infantry Division United States 

The division insignia is a blood-tipped golden sword on a sheet of crimson flame. The Commanding General, Major General L. B. Hibbs, inspired by the promise to the enemy of President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill at Casablanca in 1943 "To bleed and burn in expiation of their crimes against humanity", developed this emblem. A card showing the emblem explaining its significance, and containing the signatures of 10 civil and military leaders of Great Britain and the United States who were participants at the Casablanca Conference, has been placed in War Department archives.

Arrived European Theatre of Operations on 14 January 1945

Arrived Continent 14 January 1945 and entered combat 6 February 1945. 

First elements entered combat 22 December 1944 

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