2nd (US) Armored Division – Battle order – 1944

2nd (US) Armored Division

2nd (US) Armored Division

Battle order – June-August 1944 – Battle of Normandy

 

Headquarters

Commander: Major General Edward H. Brooks

Chief of Staff: Colonel Charles D. Pamer

Headquarters Company

Service Company

Combat and combat support units

Combat Command A: Brigadier General Maurice Rose, replaced on August 4th, 1944 by Colonel John H. Collier

Combat Command B: Brigadier General Isaac D. White

– 41st Armored Infantry Regiment

– 66th Armored Regiment

– 67th Armored Regiment

– 17th Armored Engineer Battalion

– 82nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

2nd Armored Division Artillery
– 14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
– 78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
– 92nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion

Combat service units

142nd Armored Signal Company

2nd Armored Division Trains

2nd Ordnance Maintenance Battalion

Supply Battalion

48th Armored Medical Battalion

Military Police Platoon

Reinforcements

Anti-aircraft artillery
– 195th AAA AW Battalion (SP), from June 11th, 1944 to May 9th, 1945
– C & D btry, 129th AAA Gun Battalion (Mbl), from July 25th to 30th, 1944
– A & B btry, 474th AAA AW Battalion (SP), from July 28th to 31st, 1944

Field artillery
– 65th Armed Forces Battalion, from July 3rd to 8th, 1944
– 65th Armed Forces Battalion, from July 13th to September 30th, 1944
– 62nd Armed FA Battalion, from July 25th to September 22nd, 1944
– 258th FA Battalion (155 Gun), from August 6th to 26th, 1944

Armor
– 24th Cav Rcn Sq, from July 25th to 28th, 1944
– 13th Cav Rcn Sq, from August 6th to 15th, 1944
– 1st Plton, 30th Rcn Tr (30th Div), from August 7th to 12th, 1944

Infantry
– 22nd Combat Team (4th Infantry Division), from July 21st to August 1st, 1944
– 44th Battalion (4th Infantry Division) (105 How), from July 21st to August 1st, 1944
– 1st platoon, C Company, 4th Engr C Bn (4th Infantry Division), from July 21st to August 1st, 1944
2nd Bn 119th Inf (30th Infantry Division), from August 2nd to 12th, 1944
– 3rd Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment (30th Infantry Division), from August 3rd to 4th, 1944
– 3rd Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment (30th Infantry Division), from August 9th to 12th, 1944
– 3rd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment (4th Infantry Division), from August 11th to 14th, 1944
– 99th Infantry Battalion (Non-Div), from August 15th to September 18th, 1944

Command posts

June 7, 1944: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
June 10, 1944: La Mine
July 2, 1944: Saint-Paul-du-Vernay
July 18, 1944: La Mine
July 24, 1944: Le Dézert
July 25, 1944: Pont-Hébert
July 26, 1944: Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly
August 3, 1944: Percy
August 4, 1944: Courson
August 7, 1944: Le Teilleul
August 10, 1944: Barenton
August 18, 1944: Sées
August 19, 1944: Longny-au-Perche
August 20, 1944: Brezolles
August 25, 1944: Le Neubourg
August 27, 1944: Mantes-Gassicourt
August 30, 1944: Magny-en-Vexin
August 31, 1944: Beauvais

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