History of the Army Ground Forces. Study Number 28. History of the Light Division (10th) (Alpine)
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This history of the 10th Light Division covers only the period to the end of April 1944. The subsequent history of the division, including its reorganization as the 10th Mountain Division, is sketched in booklet, Studies in the History of the Army Ground Forces, No. 23, Training for Mountain and Winter Warfare. The present study, submitted by the division in June 1944, is included in the series of AGF Studies to supplement No. 23, and also No. 24, The Mountain Training Center. The 10th Light Division Alpine was activated by the commanding general, Second Army on 15 July 1943 and assigned to the XI Corps. The three infantry regiments, the 85th, 86th and 90th were organized from the 86th Infantry, two regimental cadres from the II Armored Corps, and fillers furnished by the Army Ground Forces. The 86th Infantry had been organized with personnel selected by the National Ski Patrol System who were either qualified or showed aptitude for high altitude operations. The personnel of this regiment were redistributed uniformly in all grades among the three infantry regiments. Contents Activation Personnel Training and Clothing and Equipment.
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