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3rd Armored Division – WW-2

The 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead) was activated on Apr 15, 1941, at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana. During the month of Jun 1941, it moved to Camp Polk, Louisiana. On Mar 9, 1942, it came under the command of Gen Lesley...

10th Mountain Division – WW-2

The 10th Light Division (Pack Alpine) was constituted on Jul 10, 1943, and activated five days later at Camp Hale, Colorado, under the command of Brig Gen Lloyd E. Jones. At the time, the division had a strength of...

6th Armored Division – WW-2

The 6th Armored Division was activated on Feb 15, 1942, at Fort Knox, Kentucky and was moved to Camp Chaffee, Arkansas on Mar 15 to participate, on Aug 25, to the VIII Corps Louisiana Maneuvers. After this staging, the...

24th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 24th Infantry Division traces its lineage to Army units activated in Hawaii. It was activated under the Square Division Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) on March 1, 1921 as the Hawaiian Division at Schofield Barracks, Oahu. The...

2nd Armored Division – WW-2

The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on Jul 15, 1940, by reorganizing and redesignating the Provisional Tank Brigade composed of the 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks), the 67th Infantry Regiment (Medium Tanks), and the 68th...

17th Airborne Division – OOB – WW-2

The 17th Airborne Division (Thunder from Heaven) was officially activated as an airborne division in April 1943 but was not immediately sent to combat, remaining in the United States to complete its training. During this training process, the division...

1st Armored Division – WW-2

Col Daniel Van Voorhis took a cadre of 175 officers and enlisted men from Fort Eustis to Fort Knox in February 1932, and established a Provisional Armored Car Platoon. This was based on an earlier effort but was predicated...

5th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 5th Division was activated on Dec 11, 1917, eight months after the United States entered into World War One, at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas and began training for deployment to the Western Front. Sent oversea, as a part...

4th Infantry Division – WW-2

Activated on Jun 1, 1940, as the 4th Division at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Unit was reorganized as 4th Division (Motorized) on Jul 1, 1940, then as 4th Motorized Division on Jul 11, 1941. It moved then to Dry...

13th Airborne Division – WW-2

The 13th Airborne Division (nicknamed Black Cats, because this unit was activated on a Friday the 13th and was sent home to be disbanded without firing a shot in anger, except for the 517-PRCT) was another brand new division...