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

Recon: 82nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

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

41st Armored Infantry Regiment: colonel Sidney R. Hinds

  • 2nd Battalion: lieutenant-colonel Wilson D. Coleman (killed in action on July 30th, 1944, at Saint-Denis-le-Gast)
  • 3rd Battalion: lieutenant-colonel Marshall L. Crawley, Jr.

66th Armored Regiment: colonel John H. Collier

  • 1st Battalion: lieutenant-colonel Carl O. Parker
  • 2nd Battalion: lieutenant-colonel Lindsay C. Herkness
  • 3rd Battalion: lieutenant-colonel Amzi R. Quillian (seriously wounded on July 27, 1944, he died of his wounds on August 4)

17th Armored Engineer Battalion (less B, D and E companies): lieutenant-colonel Louis W. Correl

14th Armored Field Artillery Battalion: lieutenant-colonel Carl I. Hutton

92nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion: lieutenant-colonel William R. Buster

Combat Command B: Brigadier General Isaac D. White

67th Armored Regiment: colonel Paul A. Disney

  • 1st Battalion: lieutenant-colonel Richard E. Nelson
  • 2nd Battalion: lieutenant-colonel Williamn M. Stokes, Jr.
  • 3rd Battalion: lieutenant-colonel Harry Hillyard

41st Armored Infantry Regiment

  • 1st Battalion : lieutenant-colonel Martin J. Morin

17th Armored Engineer Battalion : lieutenant-colonel Louis W. Correl

  • B Company
  • E Company

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: lieutenant-colonel Lawrence A. Delvin
– 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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