Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

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Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

Post by Geoffrey Cooke » 21 Jul 2022 22:42

What are the casualty figures for the 17th Airborne Division for January 1945?

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Re: Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

Post by Richard Anderson » 26 Jul 2022 23:46

Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
21 Jul 2022 22:42
What are the casualty figures for the 17th Airborne Division for January 1945?
Don't have it for all of January, but 3-16 January was 239 KIA, 1,042 WIA, and 1,199 MIA.
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Re: Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

Post by Geoffrey Cooke » 26 Jul 2022 23:59

Richard Anderson wrote:
26 Jul 2022 23:46
Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
21 Jul 2022 22:42
What are the casualty figures for the 17th Airborne Division for January 1945?
Don't have it for all of January, but 3-16 January was 239 KIA, 1,042 WIA, and 1,199 MIA.
Thanks. I must say, that’s ALOT of MIA

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Re: Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

Post by Richard Anderson » 27 Jul 2022 00:23

Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
26 Jul 2022 23:59
Richard Anderson wrote:
26 Jul 2022 23:46
Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
21 Jul 2022 22:42
What are the casualty figures for the 17th Airborne Division for January 1945?
Don't have it for all of January, but 3-16 January was 239 KIA, 1,042 WIA, and 1,199 MIA.
Thanks. I must say, that’s ALOT of MIA
Yeah, but most of them were probably RTD or reclassified as KIA or WIA. For the Ardennes Campaign, i.e. 16 December 1944-25 January 1945, the losses were recorded as 457 Battle Deaths, 376 KIA, 2,633 WIA, 305 Captured, and 35 MIA.
"Is all this pretentious pseudo intellectual citing of sources REALLY necessary? It gets in the way of a good, spirited debate, destroys the cadence." POD, 6 October 2018

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Re: Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

Post by Geoffrey Cooke » 04 Dec 2022 13:49

Richard Anderson wrote:
27 Jul 2022 00:23
Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
26 Jul 2022 23:59
Richard Anderson wrote:
26 Jul 2022 23:46
Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
21 Jul 2022 22:42
What are the casualty figures for the 17th Airborne Division for January 1945?
Don't have it for all of January, but 3-16 January was 239 KIA, 1,042 WIA, and 1,199 MIA.
Thanks. I must say, that’s ALOT of MIA
Yeah, but most of them were probably RTD or reclassified as KIA or WIA. For the Ardennes Campaign, i.e. 16 December 1944-25 January 1945, the losses were recorded as 457 Battle Deaths, 376 KIA, 2,633 WIA, 305 Captured, and 35 MIA.
Is this from the Thompson study we were discussing?

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Re: Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

Post by Richard Anderson » 04 Dec 2022 17:21

Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
04 Dec 2022 13:49
Richard Anderson wrote:
27 Jul 2022 00:23
Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
26 Jul 2022 23:59
Richard Anderson wrote:
26 Jul 2022 23:46
Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
21 Jul 2022 22:42
What are the casualty figures for the 17th Airborne Division for January 1945?
Don't have it for all of January, but 3-16 January was 239 KIA, 1,042 WIA, and 1,199 MIA.
Thanks. I must say, that’s ALOT of MIA
Yeah, but most of them were probably RTD or reclassified as KIA or WIA. For the Ardennes Campaign, i.e. 16 December 1944-25 January 1945, the losses were recorded as 457 Battle Deaths, 376 KIA, 2,633 WIA, 305 Captured, and 35 MIA.
Is this from the Thompson study we were discussing?
Yes.
"Is all this pretentious pseudo intellectual citing of sources REALLY necessary? It gets in the way of a good, spirited debate, destroys the cadence." POD, 6 October 2018

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Re: Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

Post by Stoat Coat » 04 Dec 2022 18:46

Very high losses considering it was only involved from January 3 onward and missed the December fighting. Maybe higher than even the losses of the 82d and 101st AB Divisions

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Re: Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

Post by Stoat Coat » 05 Dec 2022 16:58

Richard Anderson wrote:
04 Dec 2022 17:21
Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
04 Dec 2022 13:49
Richard Anderson wrote:
27 Jul 2022 00:23
Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
26 Jul 2022 23:59
Richard Anderson wrote:
26 Jul 2022 23:46


Don't have it for all of January, but 3-16 January was 239 KIA, 1,042 WIA, and 1,199 MIA.
Thanks. I must say, that’s ALOT of MIA
Yeah, but most of them were probably RTD or reclassified as KIA or WIA. For the Ardennes Campaign, i.e. 16 December 1944-25 January 1945, the losses were recorded as 457 Battle Deaths, 376 KIA, 2,633 WIA, 305 Captured, and 35 MIA.
Is this from the Thompson study we were discussing?
Yes.
Did any division suffer 1,000+ battle deaths in the “Ardennes-Alsace Campaign”? It was common for pacific battles like Peleliu, Saipan, Okinawa and Iwo Jima

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Re: Casualties of 17th Airborne Div

Post by Richard Anderson » 05 Dec 2022 18:19

Stoat Coat wrote:
05 Dec 2022 16:58
Did any division suffer 1,000+ battle deaths in the “Ardennes-Alsace Campaign”? It was common for pacific battles like Peleliu, Saipan, Okinawa and Iwo Jima
No, the highest was the 101st with 688 followed by the 106th with 685,
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