Route of the 145th ECB

The map shows the bivouac (camp) locations of the 145th’s Headquarters and Service Company from June 1944 through May 1945. The map shows the movement of the Battalion from its training area near Liverpool, England across to landing on Utah Beach in July (a month after D-Day), and across France. In December, the Battalion’s route moves back west in response to the German counteroffensive known as the Battle of the Bulge.


List of bivouac locations

Date Location Grid (see note)
7/8/1944 Picauville, France T330194
7/10/1944 Pont l’Abbe, France T259898
7/16/1944 La Mere Des Pierres, France T353831
7/31/1944 La Jourdanniere, France T249432
8/2/1944 St. Jean de la Haye T274175
8/3/1944 St. Loup T324140
8/5/1944 Romazy Y140815
8/7/1944 Betton Y020627
8/18/1944 Sevigne l’Eveque V455697
8/22/1944 Chateaudun W204574
8/25/1944 Bellegarde X092495
8/26/1944 Prefontaine X220584
8/31/1944 Foissy x84 68
9/1/1944 Mailly-Le-Camp T420144
9/5/1944 Chalons T47 39
9/6/1944 Lerouville U38 23
9/16/1944 Nancy U760120
9/28/1944 Vandoeuvre U831075
11/11/1944 Laneuvelotte U952148
11/24/1944 Dieuze Q190233
12/11/1944 Saaralbe Q494448
12/13/1944 Keskastel Q493415
12/21/1944 Doncourt U55 95
12/22/1944 Kopstal, Lux P80 20
12/27/1944 Tontelange, Belgium P613270
1/3/1945 Roodt-les-Ell, Lux P622346
1/21/1945 Tintange, Belgium P574440
1/24/1945 Benonchamps, Belgium P620579
1/28/1945 Erpeldange-l-Wiltz, Lux P718548
2/6/1945 Michelau, Luxembourg P820456
2/25/1945 Koxhausen, Germany P932561
3/2/1945 Ringhuscheid, Germany L002636
3/4/1945 Gouvy, Belgium P718778
3/5/1945 Beiler, Luxembourg P823753
3/14/1945 Schonecken, Germany L090743
3/21/1945 Wahlbach, Germany L900548
3/22/1945 Vendersheim, Germany M238408
3/26/2018 Oppenheim, Germany M449400
4/19/1945 Zeuzleben, Germany N677555
4/21/1945 Repperndorf, Germany N179307
4/23/1945 Markt Erlbach, Germany O114833
4/26/1945 Allersberg, Germany T546784
5/1/1945 Kipfenberg, Germany T679455
5/11/1945 Landshut U262028
5/13/1945 Scheinfeld N965223

Note: “Grid” refers to the map grid location used by the U.S. Army in World War II. The grid used was known as the “Modified British System” and allowed locations to be specified to within 100 meters using a six-digit number, rather than using latitude and longitude. More information on the Modified British System, including a converter from grid numbers to latitude/longitude format, is available here.