6th (US) Armored Division – Battle order – 1944

6th (US) Armored Division

6th (US) Armored Division

Order of battle – June-August 1944 – Battle of Normandy

 

Headquarters

Commander: Major General Robert W. Grow

Chief of Staff: Colonel Glen C. McBride

Headquarters Company

Reserve Command

Combat and combat support units

Combat Command A: Brigadier General James Taylor, replaced on August 30th, 1944 by  Colonel Harry F. Hanson

Combat Command B: Colonel George W. Read Jr.

15th Tank Battalion

68th Tank Battalion

69th Tank Battalion

9th Armored Infantry Battalion

44th Armored Infantry Battalion

50th Armored Infantry Battalion

86th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mecanized)

25th Armored Engineer Battalion

6th Armored Division Artillery
– 128th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
– 212th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
– 231st Armored Field Artillery Battalion

Combat service units

146th Armored Signal Company

6th Armored Division Trains

128th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion

76th Armored Medical Battalion

Military Police Platoon

Band

Reinforcements

Anti-aircraft artillery
– 777th AAA AW Battalion (SP), from July 22nd, 1944 to June 29th, 1945

Field artillery
– C Battery, 965th FA Battalion (155 How), from July 29th to 31st, 1944
– 83rd Armored FA Battalion, from July 31st to August 21st, 1944
– 174th Armored FA Battalion, from July 31st to August 21st, 1944
– 969th FA Battalion (155 How), from August 15th to 19th, 1944
– 45th FA Battalion (8th Div) (105 How), from August 18th to 21st, 1944
– 28th FA Battalion (8th Div) (155 How), from August 18th to 21st, 1944

Infantry
– 1st Battalion 28th Infantry Regiment (8th Infantry Division), from August 8th to 18th, 1944
– 28th Infantry Regiment (8th Infantry Division), from August 18th to 21st, 1944

Command posts

July 19, 1944: Le-Mesnil-Saint-Martin
July 29, 1944: Coutances
July 30, 1944: Bréhal
July 31, 1944: Avranches
August 1st, 1944: Pontorson
August 2, 1944: Saint-Domineuc
August 3, 1944: Merdrignac
August 5, 1944: Huelgoat
August 7, 1944: Treffléan
August 5, 1944: Plabennec
August 9, 1944: Plouvien
August 14, 1944: Plouay