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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...

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,...

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...

8th Infantry Division – 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,...

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...

9th Armored Division – 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...

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...

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...