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11th Armored Division – WW-2

The 11th Armored Division (Thunderbolt) was activated on August 15, 1942, at Camp Polk, Louisiana and moved on June 24, 1943, for the 3-A #3 Louisiana Maneuvers. Transferred then to Camp Barkeley, Texas, on September 5, 1943, the 11-AD...

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...

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...

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...

10th Armored Division – WW-2

The US 10th Armored Division was activated on Jul 15, 1942, at Fort Benning, Georgia, and moved on Jun 24, 1943, to the Second Army #2 Tennessee Maneuvres. On Sept 5, the 10-AD moved to Camp Gordon, Georgia, then,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

11th Airborne Division – WW-2

The 11th Airborne Division (nicknamed Angels) was a US Army Airborne formation, first activated on February 25 1943. Different from their sister divisions, the 13th Parachute Infantry Division, the 17th Parachute Infantry Division, the 82nd Airborne Division and the...