Posted by: notsofancynancy | February 20, 2014

110th-35th QM Timeline

Marvin Cain wrote "Co A 110 QM"- Camp Robinson- Courtesy of the Cain Family

Marvin Cain wrote “Co A 110 QM”- Camp Robinson- Courtesy of the Cain Family

Various stations and areas occupied by 35th Quartermaster since entry into active federal service.

23 December 1940 – National Guard of QM, which was part of the 35th Infantry Division, mustered into active federal service.

2 January 1941 – arrived at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, near Little rock, Arkansas.

Marvin Cain wrote "Present, Arms"- Camp Robinson- Courtesy of the Cain Family

13 May 1941 – Provisional battalion from QM departed for Second Army Tennessee Maneuvers.

6 July 1941 – QM provisional battalion returned to Camp Robinson, Arkansas.  Upon passing through Memphis, Tennessee, individuals YOO Hoo-ed gals.  Yoo hooing was voiced as being riotous by General Lear, Second Army Commander.

7 July 1941 – QM provisional battalion marched fifteen (15) miles as punishment for the previously stated Yoo Hooing.  Immensely enjoyed by troops with nationwide publicity.

14 August 1941 – QM departed for Louisiana Maneuvers.

6 October 1941 – QM returned to Camp Robinson, Arkansas, from Louisiana Maneuvers.

7 December 1941 – “REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR”.

16 December 1941 – QM departed from Camp Robinson, Arkansas.

Marvin Cain wrote "Brookhouser" Courtesy of the Cain Family

24 December 1941 – QM arrived at Fort Ord, California

18 January 1942 – QM arrived at Camp San Luis Obispo, California

1 March 1942 – QM reorganized from QM Regiment to QM Battalion.

20 April 1942 – QM arrived at Van Nuys California, suburb of Los Angeles.

15 November 1942 – QM reorganized from QM Battalion to QM Company.

18 January 1943 – QM arrived at Camp San Luis Obispo, CA

21 March 1943 – QM departed from Camp San Luis Obispo, California

28 March 1943 – QM arrived at Camp Rucker, Alabama.

15 November 1943 – QM departed for Second Army Tennessee maneuvers

Marvin Cain wrote "Forward, March!" Courtesy of the Cain Family

15 January 1944 – QM arrived at Camp Butner, North Carolina.

5 May 1944 – QM departed for Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.

11 May 1944 QM departed from Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for Port of Embarkation at New York.

12 May 1944 – QM Departed U.S.A.

25 May 1944 – QM arrived at Bristol, England

26 may 1944 – QM arrived at Scarne Cross Camp located at Launceston, Cornwall, England.

6 July 1944 – QM arrived at Weymouth, England.

7 July 1944 – QM departed from Weymouth, England for France.

35th Quartermaster Company arrived on Omaha Beach 7 July 1944.  Upon arrival QM departed for de-water proofing area, which was near COLLEVILLE, France, remaining there approximately two (2) hours.  Moved to bivouac area near COLOMBIERES, France.

9 July 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area near LES LANDES, France.

21 July 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area approximately two (2) MILES SW of ST CLAIR, France.

29 July 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area approximately two (2 miles SW of ST CLAIR, France.

20 July 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area approximately three (3) miles NE of ST LO, France.

3 August 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area approximately four (4) miles SW of TORIGNI.  Billeted in “Chateau de Breuilly”.

5 August 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area approximately eight (8) miles NW of ST POIS, France, in a wheat field.

6 August 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area approximately four (4) miles South of ST. HILATRE-du-HARCOUET.  35th Div. was placed under Third Army after being with First Army since arrival in France.

13 August 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area approximately two (2) miles East of LE MANS.

16 August 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area on outskirts of MOREE.  Approximately forty (40) miles East of LE MANS.

20 August 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area on outskirts of BAIGNEAUX, in dense woods.

22 August 1944 – QM moved to area vicinity PITHIVIERS for issue of rations, stayed approximately four (4) hours.  Continued move to outskirts of LADON, directly West of MONTARGIS.

25 August 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area in vicinity of LA CHAPELLE, approximately four (4) miles East of MONTARGIS.

29 August 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area approximately two (2) miles North of VILLENEUVE-l’archeveque, NE of SENS.

31 August 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area one and one-half (1 ½) miles NW of ESTISSAC, France, approximately ten (10) miles West of TROYES.

Troyes

2 September 1944 – QM moved to bivouac area on outskirts of CHASSERICOURT, France, approximately fifteen (15) miles South VITRY-le-FRANCOIS.

8 September 1944 – QM moved to vicinity of Bulligny, France, approximately ten (10) miles south of Toul.

15 September 1944 – QM moved one (1) mile NE of Goviller, France, approximately twenty (20) miles SW of Nancy.

18 September 1944 – QM moved to outskirts of Haraucourt, France, almost directly east of Nancy, approximately ten (10) miles.

20 September 1944 – QM bombed and strafed by four (4) planes, dropped two bombs in vicinity of area, no casualties.

Robert Winter standing in a BIG Bomb Crater

25 September 1944 – QM moved to SW section of Nancy, France, in Rommel barracks.

27 September 1944 – QM moved to St. Max, France, which is NE section of Nancy.

Going South from St. Max, France, Once was home

12 October 1944 – QM moved to new area within the town of St. Max, France.

10 November 1944 – QM moved to Brin, France, approximately ten (10) miles SW of Chateau-Salins.

 Brin, France, Lefty

20 November 1944 – QM moved to Dalhain, France, approximately five (5) miles NE of Chateau-Salins.

24 November 1944 – QM moved to vicinity NE of Morhange, France, at railroad station.

8 December 1944 – QM moved to the town of St. Jean-Rohrbach, France, in French barracks.

22 December 1944 – QM moved to the city of Metz, France.

23 December 1944 – QM moved to new area within Metz, France.

26 December 1944 – QM moved to Arlon, Belgium.  Billeted in Palais-de-Justice, place of Leopold.

27 December 1944 – QM moved to Guirsch, Belgium, approximately three (3) miles north of Arlon.

The Arlon Courthouse 1944-45

19 January 1945 – QM moved to Mitz, France.

23 January 1945 – QM moved to Moyenvic, approximately twenty (20) miles NE of Nancy, France, Seventh Army sector.

24 January 1945 – QM moved to the town of Gungwiller, France.

26 January 1945 – QM moved to the town of Bettwiller.

30 January 1945 – QM moved to Verdun, France.

31 January 1945 – QM moved to Rijckholt, Holland, approximately six (6) miles SE of Masstricht, Ninth Army sector.

5 February 1945 – QM moved to Stahe, Germany, “Buzz-bomb alley.”

15 February 1945 – QM Company awarded Meritorious Service Unite Plaque by G.O. No. 12, Hq. 35th Inf Div.

1 March 1945 – QM moved to NUCLELEOVEN, Germany.

2 March 1945 – QM moved to BRUGGEN, Germany.

4 March 1945 – QM moved to STRAELEN, Germany.

11 March 1945 – QM moved to BRUGGEN, Germany for rest period.

26 March 1945 – QM moved to area East of RHINE, in town of LOHNEN.

30 March 1945 – QM moved to DINSLAREN, Germany.

1 April 1945 – QM moved to vicinity of GLADBECK, Germany.

12 April 1945 – QM moved to RECKLINGHAUSEN, Germany.

13 April 1945 – QM moved to QUERENHORST, Germany, approximately 45 miles NE of BRAUNSCHWEIG (Brunswick.)

18 April 1945 – QM moved to DOLLE, Germany.

20 April 1945 – QM moved to East edge of TANGERHUTTE, Germany, approximately four (4) miles West of ELBE RIVER.

26 April 1945 – QM moved to BURGDORF, Germany, fifteen (15) miles NE of HANHOVER.

7 May 1945 – Hostilities with Germany’s forces ended, to be effective 0001 9 May 1945.

17 May 1945 – QM moved to ASCHEBERG, Germany, 15 miles South of MUNSTER.

19 May 1945 – QM moved to BOCKUM, six (6) miles west of HAMM, Germany.

Original courtesy of the Cain Family/Transcribed November, 2013 by Julie Jensen

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Responses

  1. It is a wonderful thing your doing to honour these brave souls.
    Xox

    • Thank you, it means a lot to hear it!

      • You not only honour them for the roles they played on the world stage but also as human beings. Your Dad especially will be very proud. Its people like you who keep the memories alive because we should never forget. Well done you xox

      • Ok now you made me cry. It is so important to me to preserve their memory. When I first started my research I was told by historians “they were ONLY a quartermaster unit.” Now even though they were only, I now know what an important role they DID play. They were important and my hero’s.
        Thanks!

      • And you theres sweet heart. I promise you that. You’ve made people remember and that keeps their memories alive. I would also like to add ‘There are no ONLYS in war. Only key players in a bid to bring freedom and peace to us all. All roles played were major ones because without each role we wouldn’t of gotten the things that came out of taking part all invaluable to us now’ hence Lest We Forget. Thank you for reminding me again. Xox

      • OMGoodness I can’t even begin to tell you how much your words mean to me! …. Your words made it all worth it! Thank you

  2. This time line fills gaps in “Lefty’s story.”

    • Yes it really does. I am working on a photo album of Marvin Cain who served with dad. The Cain family has been so supportive and gracious to share his photo’s So far I have 122 new picts and many more I am working on. Some of these are from training which my dad did not have. So it is very exciting to see places Dad talked about in his letters. There may be more when I get them all processed! I am so excited to see these new picts!

  3. Extensively detailed! I’m also thinking… someone took notes! As far as I know, US soldiers were not allowed to keep diary-like items in the event of capture. I also wish I could scan and enhance the images for other small details. Maybe we’d see that odd statue that was in another post! :-)

    • This new photo collection is amazing. The document I got about half way through my writing by the Cain family. They found a copy of it in their father, Marvin Cain’s stuff. It was a copy and very hard to read in places. There is also parts of it in one of the reunion brochures. I am not sure who originally put it together but it is amazing. As I process Mr. Cain’s photo’s I am seeing a lot from training. I feel so blessed. When I get them finished I will add the to the online album you have a link to. I will let you know when they are there so you may get a better look at the pictures. Thanks as always for you support!

  4. Thank you for adding in the tribute to our troops, no matter what war!

    • Thanks to you! I know you know how important our work is in preserving their memories. I feel so blessed to have the information entrusted to me.

  5. It was fascinating to read the timeline. I know thousands of men arrived in France on July 7, my dad along with your dad was two of those thousands! I sure do miss reading about Lefty! ;)

    • Oh Wow! amazing they both arrived the same day. Dad says in a later letter it was not only the German’s shooting at them as they arrived but also the French. He was particularly amazed at the woman who were shooting at them. I know it must have been hard to have to shoot a French woman??? I really miss the journey too. Kind of sad it is over. Maybe I should start over again??? hahaha

      • I would have thought the French would be happy to see the Americans, but I guess not everyone was unhappy with the Nazis. My father was injured after he landed but went on to finish the war. He had surgery in 1972 to remove the shrapnel from that injury. Who knows they might have passed on another and chatted! ;)

      • I think they were just scared and with the American’s coming in they were trying to protect what was theirs. I know by the end of the war they were thankful they were there. Even if they didn’t pass in Normandy (which was certainly possible) I know they are talking now, you know since we are talking about them… Yep maybe even having a card game with the others.

      • With a beer or two at hand! ;) Dad was outgoing and loved shooting the breeze and playing cards, especially with a fellow vet!!
        Interesting I never thought about the French being scared of us invading, but that would make sense considering what they just went through.

      • It really was a scary time for the French.

        I can see our dad’s having a cold one and playing cards!

      • ;)


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