M4A3E2 and M4A3 of the 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division, Germany 26 March 1945



Order of Battle 1944-1945
Hqs & Hqs Company
Reserve Command
Combat Command A
Combat Command B
8th Tank Battalion
35th Tank Battalion
37th Tank Battalion
10th Armored Infantry Battalion
51st Armored Infantry Battalion
53d Armored Infantry Battalion
25th Cavalry Recon Sq (Mecz)
24th Armored Engineer Battalion
144th Armored Signal Co
4th Armored Division Artillery
22d Armored Field Artillery Battalion
66th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
94th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
4th Armored Division Trains
126th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
4th Armored Medical Battalion
Military Police Platoon
Band

Illustration

4-AD – Attachments
Antiaircraft Artillery
489th AAA-AW Bn (SP) – Jun 19, 1944 – May 19, 1945

Armored
CCA (9th Armd Div) – Dec 26, 1944 – Dec 30, 1944

Chemical
Able Co 86th Cml Mort Bn – Sept 26, 1944 – Sept 29, 1944

Engineer
995th Engr Treadway Br Co – Aug 15, 1944 – Apr 11, 1945

Field Artillery
28th FA Bn (8th Div) (155 How) – 27 Jul 44 – 3 Aug 44
177th FA Bn (155 How) – 3 Aug 44 – 4 Aug 44
696th Armd FA Bn – 3 Aug 44 – 6 Oct 44
5th FA Gp – 7 Aug 44 – 16 Aug 44
695th Armd FA Bn – 7 Aug 44 – 16 Aug 44
219th FA Bn (35th Div) (105 How) – 20 Aug 44 – 24 Aug 44
177th FA Gp – 20 Aug 44 – 15 Oct 44
191st FA Bn (155 How) – 20 Aug 44 – 21 Oct 44
253d Armd FA Bn – 22 Aug 44 – 7 Oct 44
179th FA Bn (155 How) – 23 Aug 44 – 17 Dec 44
216th FA Bn (35th Div) (105 How) – 19 Sep 44 – 24 Sep 44
255th FA Bn (105 How) – 15 Oct 44 – 23 Oct 44
191st FA Bn (155 How) – 22 Oct 44 – 30 Oct 44
177th FA Gp – 8 Nov 44 – 7 Dec 44
253d Armd FA Bn – 9 Nov 44 – 17 Nov 44
191st FA Bn (155 How) – 9 Nov 44 – 21 Nov 44
253d Armd FA Bn – 19 Nov 44 – 7 Dec 44
945th FA Bn (155 How) – 24 Nov 44 – 5 Dec 44
274th Armd FA Bn – 20 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
253d Armd FA Bn – 20 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
177th FA Bn (155 How) – 22 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
776th FA Bn (155 How) – 22 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
276th Armd FA Bn – 7 Feb 45 – 6 Apr 45
974th FA Bn (155 How) – 24 Feb 45 – 13 Mar 45
179th FA Bn (155 How) – 24 Feb 45 – 6 Apr 45
177th FA Gp – 25 Feb 45 – 13 Mar 45
191st FA Bn (155 How) – 13 Mar 45 – 7 Apr 45
177th FA Gp – 15 Mar 45 – 21 Mar 45
177th FA Gp – 24 Mar 45 – 26 Mar 45
177th FA Gp – 28 Mar 45 – 6 Apr 45
943d FA Bn (155 How) – 7 Apr 45 – 17 Apr 45
5th FA Gp – 7 Apr 45 – 19 Apr 45
158th Armd FA Bn – 9 Apr 45 – 17 Apr 45
177th FA Bn (155 How) – 10 Apr 45 – 17 Apr 45
177th FA Gp – 1 May 45 – 8 May 45
179th FA Bn (155 How) – 1 May 45 – 8 May 45
276th Armd FA Bn – 3 May 45-8 May 45

An American M4A3 (76mm) W HVSS Sherman tank of 4th Armored Division in front of the Hotel Fialka, Sušice, 6 May 1945

Infantry
13th Inf (8th Div) – 27 Jul 44 – 3 Aug 44
137th Inf (35th Div) – 20 Aug 44 – 24 Aug 44
319th Inf (80th Div) – 11 Sep 44 – 15 Sep 44
1/318th Inf (80th Div) – 12 Sep 44 – 15 Sep 44
2/320th Inf (35th Div) – 12 Sep 44 – 16 Sep 44
320th Inf (35th Div) – 19 Sep 44 – 24 Sep 44
1/328th Inf (26th Div) – 6 Dec 44 – 8 Dec 44
1/318th Inf (80th Div) – 24 Dec 44 – 28 Dec 44
2/318th Inf (80th Div) – 24 Dec 44 – 29 Dec 44
3/134th Inf (35th Div) – 28 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
319th Inf (80th Div) – 30 Jan 45 – 4 Feb 45
11th CT (5th Div) – 9 Mar 45-11 Mar 45
359th CT (90th Div) – 16 Mar 45 – 19 Mar 45
104th Inf (26th Div) – 24 Mar 45 – 26 Mar 45
328th Inf (26th Div) – 27 Mar 45 – 28 Mar 45
359th CT (-3d Bn) (90th Div) – 29 Mar 45 – 3 Apr 45
355th CT (89th Div) – 3 Apr 45 – 6 Apr 45
914th FA Bn (89th Div) (105 How) – 3 Apr 45 – 6 Apr 45
Charlie Co 314th Engr C Bn (89th Div) – 3 Apr 45 – 6 Apr 45

Illustration

Tank Destroyer
811th TD Bn (SP) – 3 Mar 45 – 11 Mar 45
704th TD Bn (SP) – 25 Apr 45 – 20 Jul 45

4-AD – Detachments
Armored
CCA – 35th Div – 15 Aug 44 – 19 Aug 44
37th Tk Bn – 26th Div – 17 Oct 44 – 26 Oct 44
37th Tk Bn – 87th Div – 14 Dec 44 – 19 Dec 44
CCB – VIII Corps – 19 Dec 44 – 20 Dec 44
CCB – 101st Abn Div – 8 Jan 45 – 9 Jan 45
CCB – 80th Div – 29 Jan 45 – 4 Feb 45
CCB – 80th Div – 22 Feb 45 – 25 Feb 45

Cavalry
25th Cav Recon Sq – XII Corps – 14 Dec 44 – 18 Dec 44

Field Artillery
94th Armd FA Bn – 2d Cav Rcn Sq – 12 Jan 45 – 18 Jan 45
66th Armd FA Bn – 4th Div – 12 Jan 45 – 30 Jan 45
22d Armd FA Bn – 2d Cav Rcn Sq – 18 Jan 45 – 23 Feb 45
94th Armd FA Bn – 2d Cav Rcn Sq – 30 Jan 45 – 21 Feb 45
66th Armd FA Bn – 4th Div – 5 Feb 45 – 23 Feb 45

4-AD a band of brothers

Infantry
51st Armd Inf Bn – 26th Div – 19 Nov 44 – 29 Nov 44
53d Armd Inf Bn – 80th Div – 4 Feb 45 – 9 Feb 45
51st Armd Inf Bn – 80th Div – 4 Feb 45 – 18 Feb 45
53d Armd Inf Bn – 80th Div – 20 Feb 45 – 21 Feb 45

4-D – Command Post

1944
12 Jan – Chippenham (Greenways) – Wiltshire – England
8 Jul – Dorchester – Dorset – England
13 Jul – Mesnil-St-Martin (1 mi SW) – Manche – France
18 Jul – Meautis – Manche – France
30 Jul – Coutances – Manche – France
31 Jul – Cerences – Manche – France
2 Aug – St-Aubin – Ille-et-Vilaine – France
5 Aug – Bain-de-Bretagne (2 mi S) – Ille-et-Vilaine – France
6 Aug – Cosqueric – Morbihan – France
8 Aug – Trefflean (vic S) – Morbihan – France
10 Aug – Vannes (vic NE) – Morbihan – France
14 Aug – Pouance (7 mi E) – Maine-et-Loire – France
15 Aug – Ste-Cerotte – Sarthe – France
16 Aug – Ambloy – Loir-et-Cher – France
20 Aug – Lierville – Loir-et-Cher – France
21 Aug – Corbeilles (vic S) – Loiret – France
22 Aug – Courtenay – Loiret – France
26 Aug – Villeneuve l’Archeveque (4 mi N) – Yonne – France
27 Aug – Dierrey St-Pierre (vic N) – Aube – France
28 Aug – Vailly – Aube – France
31 Aug – Wassy (6 mi E) – Haute-Marne – France
1 Sep – Houdelaincourt (2 mi S) – Meuse – France
10 Sep – Punerot – Meuse – France
14 Sep – Colomby (2 mi W) – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
17 Sep – Anthelupt – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
18 Sep – Haraucourt – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
19 Sep – Athienville – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
26 Sep – Remereville – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
12 Nov – Chateau Salins – Moselle – France
20 Nov – Haboudange – Moselle – France
25 Nov – Loudrefing – Moselle – France
28 Nov – Fenetrange – Bas-Rhin – France
19 Dec – Norry – Moselle – France
20 Dec – Arlon – Luxembourg – Belgium
28 Dec – Bodange – Luxembourg – Belgium

Firing 4.5

1945
10 Jan – Bastogne (vic SW) – Liege – Belgium
12 Jan – Rodemack – Moselle – France
15 Jan – Dudelange – Luxembourg
23 Feb – Mersch – Luxembourg
26 Feb – Obersgegen – Rhineland – Germany
26 Feb – Oberweis – Rhineland – Germany
4 Mar – Bitburg – Rhineland – Germany
7 Mar – Darscheid – Rhineland – Germany
8 Mar – Polch – Rhineland – Germany
15 Mar – Gamlen – Rhineland – Germany
16 Mar – Simmern – Rhineland – Germany
18 Mar – Bockenau – Rhineland – Germany
20 Mar – Frei Laubershein – Rhineland – Germany
23 Mar – Kongernheim – Rhineland – Germany
24 Mar – Leeheim – Hessen – Germany
25 Mar – Rossdorf – Hessen – Germany
27 Mar – Jugesheim – Hessen – Germany
28 Mar – Munzenberg – Hessen – Germany
30 Mar – Herbstein – Hessen – Germany
31 Mar – Hersfeld – Kurhessen – Germany
1 Apr – Nesselroden – Kurhessen – Germany
3 Apr – Grossenbehringen – Thuringia – Germany
4 Apr – Gotha – Thuringia – Germany
11 Apr – Bechstedstrass – Thuringia – Germany
12 Apr – Gottern – Thuringia – Germany
13 Apr – Schloben – Thuringia – Germany
13 Apr – Langenberg – Wurttemberg – Germany
14 Apr – Grumbach – Thuringia – Germany
15 Apr – Waldenburg – Wurttemberg – Germany
19 Apr – Crimmitschau – Saxony – Germany
24 Apr – Bayreuth – Bavaria – Germany
2 May – Deggendorf – Bavaria – Germany
6 May – Susice – Sudetenland – Czechoslovakia

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