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US Order of Battle

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...

4th Armored Division – WW-2

The 4th Armored Division was activated on Apr 15, 1941, at Pille Camp, New York and moved to Camp Forrest, Tennessee, on Oct 2, 1942, for the 1st Corps Tennessee Maneuvers. On Nov 17, the unit arrived at Camp...

3rd Infantry Division – WW-2

The 3rd Division was activated in Nov 1917 during World War One at Camp Greene, North Carolina. Eight months later, it saw combat for the first time in France. At midnight, on Jul 14, 1918, the division earned the...

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...

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...

2nd Infantry Division – WW-2

The 2nd Division was first constituted on Sept 21, 1917, in the Regular Army. It was organized on Oct 26, 1917, at Bourmont, Department of the Haute-Marne, France. When the unit's activation order was transmitted to the HQs of...

2nd Cavalry Division (H-C) -WW-2

The activation of the 9th Armored Division created several logistical problems at Fort Riley and Camp Funston. The installations that had accommodated a single division were now home to a division and an additional Cavalry Brigade. Consequently, the 4th...

2nd Cavalry Division (H) – WW-2

Placed on the rolls of the Army in 1921, the 2nd Cavalry Division was not activated until Apr 1941. As part of the Protective Mobilization Plan, the division was reserved for activation at Fort Riley, Kansas, but due to...

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...

1st Cavalry Division – WW-2

The history of the 1st Cavalry Division began in 1921 after the army established a permanent cavalry division Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) on Apr 4, 1921. It authorized a square division organization of 7.463 officers and men,...