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US Order of Battle WW-2

ORDER OF BATTLE 1945 US ARMY

13th Airborne Division – OOB – WW-2

Document Source: United States Army Order of Battle, World War Two (1945) 13th Airborne Division, Black Cat Division. The division insignia is a winged Unicorn in golden orange placed on an ultramarine blue shield. The Unicorn is associated, by tradition, with the qualities of virtue, courage, and strength. The division is...

17-A/B – 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 took part in several training exercises, including the Knoll Wood...

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, organized as follows, the Hqs Element (34 men), two Cavalry...

1st Infantry Division – WW-2

The 1st Division also nicknamed Fighting First or Big Red One, is the oldest division in the US Army and has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917. The division started preparing for World War II by moving to Fort Benning, Georgia, on Nov 19, 1939, and ran...

24-ID – OOB – WW-2

Document Source: US Army War Department Order of Battle US Army 1945; Wikipedia; Philippine Scouts Revue 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...

28th Infantry Division – OOB – WW2

Document Source: 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. (Doc Snafu Final Check September 14, 2022) 28th INFANTRY DIVISION Bloody Bucket Division, Keystone Division The red keystone, the official emblem of the State of Pennsylvania,...

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 Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks)). It was originally commanded by Gen...

2nd Cavalry Division (H) – OOB – WW-2

Document Source: United States Army Order of Battle, World War Two (1945) Placed on the rolls of the Army in 1921, the 2nd Cavalry Division was not activated until April 1941. As part of the Protective Mobilization Plan, the division was reserved for activation at Fort Riley, Kansas, but due...

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 Cavalry Brigade HQs and the 10th Cavalry relocated to Camp...

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 the American Expeditionary Force the assignments responded to the following...

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 J. McNair's Army Ground Forces (AGF) and was assigned to...

3rd Infantry Division – Order of Battle – WW-2

Document Source: United States Army Order of Battle (1945). (Marne Division) The three white stripes represent the number of the division and the three major operations in which the division participated during World War One. The clear field of blue stands for loyalty, steadfastness, and undying devotion to the...

4-AD – OOB – 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 Young, California, where it participated in the Desert Training Center...

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 Prong, Louisiana, on Aug 1, 1941, for the IV Corps...

5th Armored Division – WW-2

The 5th Armored Division was activated at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on Oct 1, 1941, and was moved to Camp Cooke, California, on Feb 16, 1942. On Aug 14, the division participated in the Desert Training Center Armored Corps California Maneuvers and returned to Camp Cooke on Nov 19. On...

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 of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF), to participate to the...

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 6-AD returned to Camp Chaffee on Sept 21 and moved...

6th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 6th Division (Red Star) was activated first during the month of November 1917 with the following Order of Battle: 11th Infantry Brigade (51-IR, 52-IR and 17th Machine Gun Battalion), 12th Infantry Brigade (53-IR, 54-IR and 18th Machine Gun Battalion), 16th Machine-Gun Battalion (Divisional Troops) and the 3rd Field...

7-AD – OOB – WW-2

The 7th Armored Division was activated on March 1 1942 at Camp Polk, Louisiana and moved on September 15 to the IV Corps Louisiana Maneuvers. It returned to Camp Polk on November 9, arrived on March 11 1943 at the Desert Training Center for the #2 California Maneuvers, was...

7th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 7-D was activated on Dec 6, 1917, eight months after the American entry into World War I, as the 7-D of the Regular Army at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. One month later, the unit prepared to deploy to Europe as a part of the American Expeditionary Force. Most of...

8-ID – OOB – WW-2

The 8th Infantry Division, was an infantry division of the US Army during WW-14 and WW-2. Initially activated in Jan 1918, the unit did not see combat during WW-1 and returned to the USA. Activated again on Jul 1, 1940, as part of the build-up of military forces prior...

8th Armored Division – WW-2

The 8th Armored Division was activated on Apr 1, 1942, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, with "surplus" units of the recently reorganized 4th Armored Division and newly-organized units. The division served as the first official military guardian of the gold vault at Fort Knox. From 1942 to 1944 it functioned...

9-AD – OOB – WW-2

The 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was constituted on August 29, 1917, and organized as Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, 15th Cavalry Division in December of the same year. The 3rd Brigade demobilized on July 15, 1919, and reconstituted on August 10, 1921, within the newly-constituted 1st Cavalry Division. Although never...

9th Infantry Division – WW-2

The 9th Infantry Division was activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Aug 1, 1940, as the 9th Division and participated in both, the Oct and Nov 1941 Carolina Maneuvers before being sent to amphibious training under the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Corps. Re-designated as 9th Infantry Division on Aug...

OOB US Army (Battle of the Bulge)

Source Documents: Danny S. Parker, Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's Ardennes Offensive, 1944-1945, 1991, Combined Book Inc, Hong Kong; Shelby S. Stanton, Order of Battle US Army, Presidio Press, Novato, California, 1984; different additional sources. 1st Army (1-A): Gen Courtney H. Hodges - 526th Armored Infantry Battalion - 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate) -...