SSgt. William H. Dickson
& the 45th Infantry Division During WWII

the War


North Africa/Sicily





More than any other Division in the War, the 45th endured 511 days of frontline combat earning it six Battle Stars.  Their participation in the European Theatre during World War II began with final training exercises in North Africa then on to Sicily, Salerno and the mountains of Southern Italy, Anzio, Southern France, the Rhineland, and Germany through the fall of Munich (including the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp). The Division sustained over 62,000 casualties (including 3600 killed), but also earned 8 Congressional Medals of Honor, 77 Distinguished Service Crosses, 81 Legion of Merit Medals, 1104 Silver Stars, and 2619 Bronze Stars. 

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This website is dedicated to the memory of Staff Sergeant Wm H. Dickson of Company H, Second Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division during World War II. 



European Campaigns

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