10TH MOUNTAIN

34TH INFANTRY

Commanding General

Major General

C.L. Bolte

June - July 1945

88TH INFANTRY

Commanding Generals

Brigadier General

J.C. Fry

July - Nov 1945

Major General

B.E. Moore

Nov 1945 - May 1947

BRITISH 8TH ARMY

XIII CORPS

Before 12th June 1945
 
Dopo la resa tedesca il 2 maggio 1945 il 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION assunse compiti di sicurezza, accogliendo i prigionieri germanici e controllando le aree di occupazione nelle vicinanze di Trieste, Caporetto (Kobarid), Plezzo (Bovec) e in zone dell'attuale Slovenia (ex Jugoslavia) fino al V-E day, il giorno della fine della guerra in Europa.
 

 
The 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION was replaced by 34TH INFANTRY DIVISION as you can read in this article below.

12th June 1945 - 14th August 1945
 
Fm 12th June till 14th August 1945 the area is under an Allied Military control till the beginning of the Allied Military Government. Here below the first three orders (in Italian) dated 12th June 1945.

The 34th Infantry moved to the Venezia Giulia as follows (after 14th July, exact date not known):

  • 133rd Infantry Division (till 1st October 1945)
  • 135th Infantry Division
  • 34th Reconnaissance Troop (till 1st October 1945)
  • 125th Field Artillery Battalion
  • 151th Field Artillery Battalion
  • 175th Field Artillery Battalion
  • 135th Field Artillery Battalion
  • 34th Division Artillery - Headquarters in GORIZIA
  • 109th Medical Battalion
  • 109th Engineer Battalion
  • 734th Ordnance Company
  • 34th Quartermaster at UDINE
  • 752nd Tank Battalion - Headquarters in CORMONS
  • 58th Ordnance Ammunition Supply Company
  • Detachment C,2603rd Signal Film & Equipment Exchange

After an initial period with the New Zealand troops the 133rd Infantry Division of 34th Infantry "Red Bulls"  moved by rail and truck to NorthEastern Italy in the vicinity of Udine where training, education and recreation programs continued in line with guard duty assignments in Trieste, Pola, Gorizia and along the Morgan line. (Below find a documentary regarding the 34th Infantry)

 

Allied Military Government - VENEZIA GIULIA
15th August 1945 - 15th September 1947

Con l'Ordine Generale n° 11, del governatore Bowman, del 15 agosto 1945 segna l’inizio dell’Allied Military Government; l’Ordine infatti contiene tutte le  disposizioni e norme di legge per i nuovi Consigli Comunali e Provinciali di Trieste, Gorizia e della città di Pola, compresi nella Zona A della Venezia Giulia, dove partiti, associazioni economiche, sociali e gruppi nazionali dovevano essere rappresentati in termini paritari, secondo i criteri dei CLN italiani. Con tale Ordine vengono sciolti i Comitati Esecutivi Distrettuali e Comunali Antifascisti Italo-Sloveni (organi di democrazia popolare o progressiva) instaurati ai primi di maggio dall’Amministrazione Militare Jugoslava.
88 th DIVISION - 14th Sep 1945 - With its POW mission in Italy all but completed and units preparing to move to a redeployment training area for shipment to the United States, the 88th Division was assigned a new important mission, relief of the 34th Division in the occupation of the troubled Trieste area. The Blue Devil. Vol. 1, No. 13. 14 September 1945. p.1 (Below see the newspaper)
 

 
 

88th - Major General Bryant E. Moore Commanding General
 
 

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS, NEWSPAPERS & MORE
 
 

U.S. ARMY

Brigadier General James C. Fry Commanding General

July - Nov 1945

Major General Bryant E. Moore Commanding General
Nov 1945 - 24 Oct 1947 (Inactivated) ... TO BE VERIFIED
Major General Bryant E Moore, May 1947 to June 1948
 
 
 
 
Major General William M. Hoge
Commanding General, US Troops in Trieste (TRUST), Trieste Italy
June 1948 - March 1951

Major General Edmund B Seebree ,March 1951 to July 1952;

Major General William B Bradford, July 1952 to February 1953;

Major General Bernice M Mc Fayden, February 1953 to July 1954;

Major General John A Dabney, July 1954 to September 1954


PICTURE (Under construction)
 
TRUST 15th Tank Company Scroll
A very rare scroll from the TRUST (TRieste US Troops) 15th Tank Company, which performed peacekeeping duties on the Italy-Yugoslavia border after the war. The design of the scroll reflects the heritage of the 752nd Tank Battalion, since the TRUST Tank Company was formed from elements of the 752nd in 1947. The 15th Tank Company was redesignated as Tank Company, 351st Infantry Regiment in December 1949, and continued its peacekeepign mission in the Trieste area until 1954. Tank Company/351 was deactivated in the States in 1955.

BRITISH ARMY
XIII Corps - May 1945 till September 1947
 
Essex Regiment 2Bn 1946 - 1947
Kings Own Royal Regiment 1946 - 1947
Royal Signal Regiment 1945 - 1946 - 1947
South lancashire Regiment 1946 - 1947
Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1946 - 1947
Royal Army Service Corps 1946 - 1947
Royal Army Medical Corps 1947
Royal Engineers 1945 - 1946 - 1947
Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers 1945 - 1946 - 1947
Royal Military Police 1946 - 1947
under construction .......

UK NATIONAL ARCHIVES
 
 

PUBLICATIONS
 
under maintenance ...these files will be moved to a different section very soon ... sorry!!!
 

Intelligence Review, No. 113, 22 Apr 48
 
 
5th October 1949 - WHAT HAPPENED IN TRIESTE by Col. Bowman
 
sources: www.milhist.net

VETERANS
 

12TH JUNE 2000 - LETTER TO SECRETARY OF DEFENSE