THE 23RD FUSELIER BATTALION

1945

 

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 23rd Fuselier Battalion was raised at Casteau, Belgium, on February 14 1945.

On April 11 1945 the 23rd Fuselier Battalion was assigned to the 15th US Army
and came under the operational command of the 23rd US Army Corps.

The battalion was tranferred to the area of Mainz and Saarbrücken, Germany
where it was used for guard duties.

Filling card of the 23rd Fuselier Battalion

On May 2 1945 the battalion is in Trier, Germany, where it continues to guard vital installations.

The 23rd Fuselier Battalion returns to Leopoldsburg, Belgium, on July 13 1945.

It is attached to the 28th Fuselier Brigade.

The battalion guards lines of communications for the 21st Army Group
until its disbandment on October 21 1945.

Commanding officer :
Lieutenant Colonel LEBRUN

 

 

FORMATION BADGES

 

A green dragon, facing to the left, on a red-white-red heraldic shield.

Though not allowed, but tolerated, the 23rd Fuselier Battalion also wore
the formation badge of the 23rd US Army Corps
during the period that the battalion was under their operational command.

The dragon badge was worn on the left sleeve, and the badge of the 23rd US Army Corps on the right sleeve.

 
Formation Badge of the 23rd Fuselier Battalion   Formation Badge of the 23rd US Army Corps,
as worn by the 23rd Fuselier Battalion.

 

OTHER INSIGNIA

Belgian Rank Insignia were worn.

On the shoulder straps the crossed rifles were  worn above the number "23".

The Infantry flash was worn on both sleeves.

On the left sleeve the white "BELGIUM" title was worn.

On the right sleeve the Belgian National Colours were worn.