Paul_9686 wrote:Really, Jerry? An entire US infantry battalion effectively wiped out? Good grief, I knew the 26th was green at the time, but not that green!
Kind of glad my great uncle wasn't yet in that outfit.
Thanks so much.
Total daily (as of 2400) and cumulative monthly MIA for the 26th Division for this period was:
12 Nov - 4 and 157
13 Nov - 436 and 585 (indicating 8 were accounted for)
14 Nov - 236 and 685 (indicating 136 were accounted for)
15 Nov - 8 and 693
Assuming that all 536 MIA were incurred by the 3rd Battalion, 104th Infantry, then it was one hurt puppy. In addition the division reported 115 KIA and 377 WIA during the period. That would be sufficient if all wee incurred by the 3rd Battalion, to "wipe it out" however, that is a little unlikely, given the number of "rear area pogues" in a rifle battalion.
Anyway, thought you might be interested.