10th Mountain Division, 1943

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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by TallGrass » Wed Mar 15, 2023 2:44 pm

"10th Mountain Division Commanding General deploying with troops to Europe"
"The last time the unit had headquarters in Europe was in WWII."
https://www.informnny.com/video/10th-mo ... e/8471543/


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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by wooley12 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 12:36 am

"The most deployed army unit in the country"

I stumbled onto some pics of the 10th. a couple showing them in January'45 snow near Mt Belvedere.

https://www.ww2online.org/search-page?k ... ch%3Aimage



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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by TallGrass » Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:27 pm

wooley12 wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 12:36 am
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That last qualifier kind of puts the punctuation on those above it!
wooley12 wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 12:36 am
I stumbled onto some pics of the 10th. a couple showing them in January'45 snow near Mt Belvedere.
https://www.ww2online.org/search-page?k ... ch%3Aimage
Nice find! Even more detail if you look at the full size, like 4x screen size.

Link to full-size image
"DESCRIPTION:
526.Photograph. 10th Mountain Division soldiers with snow shoes. '10 Jan 45. Fifth Army, Italy. Patrol of Co. B, 86th Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, coming past the last contact with the accepted front. 2 Tank Destroyers are used for direct fire against any positions the enemy tries to build or any movement that may be observed. Photo by McWhirter. 3131 Signal Service Co.' Italy. 10 January 1945"

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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by fgd135 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:40 pm

Good resource, many many documents and thousands of photos:
https://history.denverlibrary.org/resea ... n-division
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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by TallGrass » Tue Apr 04, 2023 4:37 pm

fgd135 wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:40 pm
Good resource, many many documents and thousands of photos:
https://history.denverlibrary.org/resea ... n-division
@fgd135 very cool. 8-)

Here is some historical FILM footage (e.g. 4:30) and interviews with WWII veterans who served in the 10th.



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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by TallGrass » Thu Apr 13, 2023 10:24 pm

I went back to Ski Cooper today off of Tennessee Pass in Colorado where the memorial to the 10th Mountain is.
The sign for Ski Cooper is behind the USFS road sign, and they share an entrance off US-24 with an extra U-drive for the memorial that has US-24 on one end and the Ski Cooper road at the other making for an easy detour.
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Memorial and info kiosk
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The main lift at Ski Cooper's base is the 10th Mountain Double...
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... (obligatory tele' shot) ...
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... and they include more info on their trail maps.
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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by TallGrass » Thu Apr 13, 2023 10:37 pm

(... continued)

The top level of Ski Cooper's base lodge is an open area with a glass partition to make two meeting spaces, suited to brown bag lunching and overlooking the slopes.

It also serves as a mini-museum for the 10th Mountain with the back wall in the room opposite the window half with various photos and items.
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Poster detailing the 10th's history in addition to skiing and it's use in war.
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This was hanging in the front half. Look familiar to any one?
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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by TallGrass » Thu Apr 13, 2023 10:54 pm

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Items hanging on the back wall:
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The wool liners and felt insoles reminded me of U.S. military N-1B Mukluks.
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In addition to the 10th, the 99th Infantry Battalion was a battalion of Norwegian-speaking Americans that also trained at Camp Hale during WW2.
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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by TallGrass » Thu Apr 13, 2023 11:06 pm

(... continued)
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I'm sure this veterans fellow soldiers had fun with his rank, nickname and last name... such is the military. Cool to see a locally involved connection.
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Several framed photographs.
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Re: 10th Mountain Division, 1943

Post by TallGrass » Thu Apr 13, 2023 11:09 pm

(... continued)

More photos.
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