Bradley Commends 1st U. S. Infantry Division
HEADQUARTERS II CORPS
U. S. Army
In the Field
12 May 1943
AG 330.13 (CG)
TO : Commanding General, 1st U. S. Infantry Division.
In the operations just completed, which lasted from April 23rd
to May 9th, the 1st Infantry Division continued to prove that as fighting
unit it is second to none. In the fighting around Hill 575, Hill 350 on
Djebel Reml, Djebel Ang. Djebel Mefta, in the mountains east of Hill 609 and
the hills north of Chouigui Pass, the 1st Infantry Division showed the usual
Despite the bitter resistance offered by the enemy and the terrain, the
Division always accomplished the mission given to it. I am sure that there
are many more brilliant victories ahead. May I congratulate each and every
member of the Division, and of the units attached to it, for his part in its
s/ O. N. Bradley,
O. N. BRADLEY,
Major General, U.S.A.
HEADQUARTERS 1ST U. S. INFANTRY DIVISION, APO #1, U. S. Army, 20 May 1943
TO: All units of the 1st Infantry Division.
"YOU HAVE DONE IT AGAIN."
Your combat valor has again been cited by the higher command.
My personal thanks to every member of the "Fighting First", for
the gallant way in which you executed your vital role in the Tunisian victory.
In the final Allied drive on Tunis, from April 23rd to May 9th,
the 1st Infantry Division was assigned a most difficult mission. It necessitated
continuous attacks to break the hinge of enemy resistance in formidable terrain,
well fortified and stubbornly defended by the best combat units of the German
Africa Corps, including the Barenthin Regiment and the 334th Mountain Divisional
Your mission was accomplished hard fighting and skillful teamwork of all
combat elements, and by effective continuous functioning of all service elements,
under arduous conditions.
Your continued untiring devotion to duty has been a vital factor in
winning the final victory in North Africa.
Maj Gen USA Comdg