103d INFANTRY DIVISION WORLD WAR II ASSOCIATION

103d Infantry Division History: Cactus Men

 

The following audio stories are from men who served with the 103d Infantry Division (Cactus). General William T. Sherman stated it best when he stated "war is hell." The men of the Cactus Division can certainly testify to the fact that in many cases, Sherman was making a conservative statement. There is an Index of Each CD and a description of its content. CLICK ON THE CD TRACK NUMBER to hear the stories of those of the 103d Infantry Division who fought the Germans during WWII.

The Cactus Men By Luke and Gary Martin

CD 1

Track 1: Introduction

Track 2:  Warriors Reunion

Track 3:  Chapter 1 - Training the 103d

Track 4:  ASTP - Getting Ready

Track 5:  Chapter 2 - Embarkation

Track 6:  Chapter 3 - Europe

Track 7:  To The Front

 

CD 2

Track 1:  November 12-15, 1944 Krauts

Track 2:  Chapter 4: St. Die

Track 3:  St. Die

Track 4:  St. Die Taken

Track 5: Moving Forward

Track 6: Thanksgiving

Track 7: Officers' View

 

CD 3:

Track 1:  Officers' View

Track 2:  Medic!

Track 3:  Officers' View

Track 4:  Medic!

Track 5: Combat, Heroes

Track 6:  Cowards & Germans

CD 4

Track 1:  Chapter 5 Selestat

Track 2:  December Combat

Track 3:  Climbach & The West Wall

Track 4:  The West Wall

Track 5:  Chapter 6 - The Bulge, Norwind

Track 6:  General McAuliffe

 

CD 5

Track 1:  Sessenheim

Track 2:  Sessenheim

Track 3:  Chapter 7 - Schillersdorf

Track 4:  Return to Schillersdorf

Track 5:  Defending the Moder River

Track 6: Kindwiller, "The Quiet Time"

 

CD 6

Track 1:  Chapter 8 - Medics View

Track 2:  Moving the Wall

Track 3:  Siegfried Line Again

Track 4: Into the Fatherland

Track 5:  Into Austria, Landsburg

 

CD 7

Track 1: Innsbruck & The End of the War

Track 2: Chapter 9 - Prisoners of the Reich

Track 3: Chapter 10 - "We're Alive" & Finished

Track 4:  Epilogue

 

The following are corrections to the above Volume 1, as indicated by Track and errata listing:

 

CD 2

Track 1:  MG Brooks - commanded VI Corps

 

CD 4

Track 6:  9 German divisions in Nordwind attack, McAulliffe was a Major General.

 

CD 5

Track 1:  Capture of Strasburg in lieu of Salzburg

 

CD 6

Track 3:  Co I, 411 led 6th Army Group across German border December 15, 1944. Co K, 411 did so again on March 18 1945.

Track 5:  New 262 Jet fighter in lieu of 202 Jet

 

CD 7

Track 1:  Major West was Division G2 (intelligence)

Track 4: Most difficult terrain on the French-German front

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