Source Documents: Order of Battle of the United States Army, World War II, European Theater of Operations. Office of the Theater Historian, Paris, France, December 20, 1945, and Danny S. Parker, Battle of the Bulge, Hitler’s Ardennes Offensive, 1944-1945, 1991, Combined Book Inc, Hong Kong and Shelby S. Stanton, Order of Battle US Army, Presidio Press, Novato, California, 1984; different additional sources.

M4 of the 14th Armored Division France February 1945

14-AD14th Armored Division. The mixture of insignia and distinctive colors of several arms incorporated in the Armored Force symbolize integrity and esprit. It is an interlocked ornament, found in Nordic monuments, composed of three torques: red for Artillery; blue for Infantry; and yellow for Cavalry. The symbols represent the characteristics of Armored Divisions: the tank track, mobility, and armor protection; the cannon, fire power; and the red bolt of lightning, shock action.

The 14th Armored Division was activated on November 15, 1942, at Camp Chaffee (Arkansas) and moved on November 17, 1943, to the Second Army #4 Tennessee Maneuvers. Transferred to Camp Campbell (Kentucky) on January 19, 1944, the 14-AD staged at Camp Shanks (New York) on October 6, 1944, until departed the New York (POE) on October 14, arrived in France October 30, and entered Germany on March 19, 1945. When the war was over in Europa, the Division was sent back home and arrived at the Hampton Roads (POE) on September 16, 1945, and was inactivated at Camp Patrick Henry (Virginia) the same day.

crossCasualties

Killed in Action, 447
Wounded in Action, 1998
Missing, 422
Captured, 29
Battle Casualties, 2896
Non-Battle Casualties, 1400
Total Casualties, 4296

Campaigns
Ardennes-Alsace
Rhineland
Central Europe

M4A3 (76) HVSS of the 14th Armored Division with sandbagged hull, Ohlungen

Chronology

Activated 15 November 1942
Arrived ETO 29 October 1944
Arrived Continent (D+75) 29 October 1944
Entered Combat, First Elements 14 November 1944
Entered Combat, Entire Division 20 November 1944
Days in Combat 133

Awards
Distinguished Service Cross, 5
Legion of Merit, 5
Silver Star, 167
Soldiers Medal, 12
Bronze Star, 2093
Air Medal, 46
Distinguished Flying Cross, 1
Prisoners of War Taken 64.205

M5 from 14th Armored Division damaged by German air attack

Commanding General
15 Nov 42, Maj Gen Vernon E. Prichard
1 Nov 44, Brig Gen Albert C. Smith
19 Mar 45, Maj Gen Albert C. Smith

Artillery Commander
1 Nov 44, Col Maurice K. Kurtz

Chief of Staff
1 Nov 44, Col James P. Hill

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1
1 Nov 44, Maj Albert W. Stephens
1 Dec 44, Lt Col Albert W. Stephens

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2
1 Nov 44, Maj Harold E. Miller
1 Dec 44, Lt Col Harold E. Miller

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3
1 Nov 44, Lt Col Joe C. Lambert
1 May 45, Col Joe C. Lambert

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4
1 Nov 44, Maj George P. Seneff Jr
1 Dec 44, Lt Col George P. Seneff Jr

Adjutant General
1 Nov 44, Lt Col William C. Golden

CO, Combat Command A
1 Nov 44, Col Charles H. Karlstad
19 Mar 45, Brig Gen Charles H. Karlstad

CO, Combat Command B
1 Nov 44, Col Francis J. Gillespie

CO, Reserve Command
1 Nov 44, Col Daniel H. Hudelsch

14th Armored Division in Silz, Germany on March 23, 1945

Order of Battle

Headquarters Company
Combat Command A
Combat Command B
Reserve Command
25th Tank Battalion
47th Tank Battalion
48th Tank Battalion
19th Armored Infantry Battalion
62d Armored Infantry Battalion
68th Armored Infantry Battalion
94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized)
125th Armored Engineer Battalion
154th Armored Signal Company
14th Armored Division Artillery
499th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
500th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
501st Armored Field Artillery Battalion
14th Armored Division Trains
136th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
84th Armored Medical Battalion
Military Police Platoon
Band

The Andrews Sisters (Rum and Coca Cola 1944)

Attachments
Antiaircraft Artillery
398th AAA AW Bn (SP) 15 Nov 44-12 May 45

Cavalry
117th Cav Rcn Sq 2 Jan 45-10 Jan 45

Engineer
300th Engr C Bn 28 Apr 45-2 May 45

Field Artillery
93d Armd FA Bn 3 Jan 45-9 Jan 45
69th Armd FA Bn 2 Apr 45-19 Apr 45
975th FA Bn (155-MM How) 2 Apr 45-24 Apr 45
250th FA Bn (105-MM How) 21 Apr 45-24 Apr 45
173d FA Gp 21 Apr 45-24 Apr 45
220th FA Gp 25 Apr 45-9 May 45

Infantry
315th Inf (- 1st Bn) (79th Div) 13 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
1st Bn, 315th Inf (79th Div) 17 Jan 45-21 Jan 45

Tank Destroyer
636th TD Bn (SP) 28 Mar 45-23 Apr 45

M4A3 (76) Sherman of Company A, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division burned out in Oberhoffen-sur-Moder, France

Detachments
Armored
CCR 44th AAA Brig 12 Nov 44-2 Dec 44
19th Armd Inf Bn 44th AAA Brig 12 Nov 44-2 Dec 44
68th Armd Inf Bn 44th AAA Brig 12 Nov 44-2 Dec 44
CCA VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
25th Tk Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
48th Tk Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
62d Armd Inf Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
500th Armd FA Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
1 co, 125th Armd Engr Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
CCA XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
25th Tk Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
48th Tk Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
62d Armd Inf Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
500th Armd FA Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
1 Co, 125th Armd Engr Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
47th Tk Bn 45th Div 1 Dec 44-2 Dec 44
1 tank co, CC A 103d Div 2 Dec 44-3 Dec 44
47th Tk Bn (- Co A) 45th Div 3 Dec 44-6 Dec 44
Co A, 47th Tk Bn 100th Div 3 Dec 44-6 Dec 44
2d Plat, Co B, 25th Tk Bn 79th Div 6 Dec 44-8 Dec 44
Cos A & C, 47th Tk Bn 103d Div 14 Dec 44-19 Dec 44
CCR VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
62d Armd Inf Bn VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
500th Armd FA Bn VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
94th Cav Rcn Sq VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
Cos A & B, 125th Armd Engr Bn VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
CCA XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
48th Tk Bn XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
68th Armd Inf Bn XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
501st Armd FA Bn XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
Co C, 125th Armd Engr Bn XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
Co B, 47th Tk Bn 79th Div 5 Jan 45-14 Jan 45
CCA 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
48th Tk Bn 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
68th Armd Inf Bn 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
500th Armd Fa Bn 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
Co C, 125th Armd Engr Bn 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
25th Tk Bn VI Corps 19 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
CCA 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
48th Tk Bn 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
68th Armd Inf Bn 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
500th Armd FA Bn 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
Co C, 125th Armd Engr Bn 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
Co C, 25th Tk Bn 79th Div 22 Jan 45-27 Jan 45
CCB 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
25th Tk Bn 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
68th Armd Inf Bn 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
Tr B, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
Co B, 125th Armd Engr Bn 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
Co A, 47th Tk Bn 79th Div 27 Jan 45-6 Feb 45
1st Plat, Co D, 47th Tk Bn 79th Div 27 Jan 45-6 Feb 45
CCB 36th Div 31 Jan 45-8 Feb 45
25th Tk Bn 36th Div 31 Jan 45-8 Feb 45
68th Armd Inf Bn 36th Div 31 Jan 45-8 Feb 45
501st Armd FA Bn 36th Div 31 Jan 45-8 Feb 45

T34 Sherman Calliope Rocket Launcher 14th Armored Division 1945

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