"Cross of Lorraine Division"

79th Infantry Division USA 

The insignia of the 79th Division is a gray Lorraine cross on a blue shield with a gray border; it was adopted during World War I. Having distinguished itself at Montfaucon, in Lorraine, the division selected the Cross of Lorraine, a symbol of triumph since the 15th Century, as its insignia.

Arrived European Theatre of Operations on 17 April 1944.

Arrived Continent 14 June 1944 and the Division entered combat at 19 June 1944


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