158th Field Artillery Battalion, distinctive insignia, WW2 160th Field Artillery Battalion, Distinctive insignia, World War II

Veterans Now and Then,

171st Field Artillery Battalion, distinctive insignia
189th Field Artillery Battalion, distinctive insignia, WorldWar II
45th Infantry Division Artillery Headquarters, distinctive insignia, Second WorldWar


45th Infantry Division Artillery Headquarters, distinctive insignia, Second Worldwar

Introduction to the WWIIRA and 45th Infantry Division, World War II Reenactors

An explanation of who the WWIIRA and World War Two reenactors are

What you will want to know if you have an interest in working with us.

The photo gallery has historical images of the WWII, Thunderbirds and 45th ID reenacting photos.

Information about Venturing Crew 1941, Boy Scouts of America

HomeWho We AreWant to volunteerPhoto Gallery Venturing Crew

These are the World War II events that you will find the WWIIRA in attendance.

Learn about the Men and campaigns of the 45th Infantry Division in WW II.

Links to 45th related, World War 2, or community support websites

Learn about our project to help our present day Military with civilian relations

Table of Contents listing all of the pages on our WW II 45th Division and Reenacting website, including a list of Maps.
Schedule of Events Unit History Wounded Warrior Project    LinksTable of Contents

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These photos are intended as a rememberance and memorial to those who served in the 45th Infantry Division Artillery units. Some of them were placed here by family members looking for information about thier loved ones wartime experiences. If you have any information that you can share or you would like to add someone to our photo-gallery please E-mail:
WWIIRA History Department.


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Sicily & Italy Photos
BG. Ray McLain
"Big 3" 45th Div Arty
45th DivArty Staff, 1945
Capt. Harold F. Kleindienst and Lt. Bisseil, Divarty staff
S. France & Alsace Photos
Germany Photos
Herman Grizzle, Artillery Air Officer
Capt Ralph H. Mengel
Bill M. Collins, Div Arty
Paul Waddle, KIA, Division Artillery
Veterans Now and Then
Veterans Now and Then,
157th Infantry Regiment


158th Field Artillery Battalion

Gerald Hall Photos
(157th Infantry Regiment)

158th Field Artillery Battalion, 1940
Paul Reller
Paul Reller and Friend
Paul Reller and Friend
Veterans Now and Then,
179th Infantry Regiment

160th Field Artillery Battalion

Veterans Now and Then,
180th Infantry Regiment

Lt. E. Diamond, 160th FA Bn.
Captured Italian Flag 160th FA
Captured Italian Flag 160th FA
Clarence Harper, 160th FA Bn
Veterans Now and Then,
645th Tank Destroyers

Lester Rhodes, 160th Field Artillery
Walter McClatchey, Medic
Gilbert Wailes and Robert Biggs, A Battery, 160th FA Bn.
"Buster" , A Battery
Veterans Now and Then, Division Artillery
Roy Cluck, Batty A 160th FA
George Matthys and ?Captain, 160th FA Bn.
C Battery 160th Field Artillery
Joseph Bush
Gilbert Wailes
A Battery,
160th FA Bn.

Lewis Long
C Battery,
171st FA Bn.


171st Field Artillery Battalion

Edwin Gorak
B Battery
158th FA Bn.


Murphy McIntosh, 171st FA Bn.
CJ Barnes, HQ Btry, 171st FA Bn
Carl E. Blue, Btty A, 171st FA
Matthew Tichenor, 171st Field Artillery
Archie Grubb
189th FA

Elmo Travers
James W. Pauley,  171st FA Bn.
C Battery, 171st Field Artillery Munich, Germany
Reenacting Photos


189th Field Artillery Battalion

Harold F. Kleindienst, 189th FA Bn.
Forward Observer Section
Anthony Monda, 189th FA Bn.
David Yoder, Btty C, 189th FA Bn. Wire Sec.
William Keeley, C Btty, 189th FA Bn.
Bomb W. Lin, 189th FA Bn
Charles Jones

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