14th ARMORED DIVISION

 

 

The mixture of insignia and distinctive colors of several arms incorporated in the Armored Force symbolize integrity and esprit. It is an interlocked ornament, found in Nordic monuments, composed of three torques: red for Artillery; blue for Infantry; and yellow for Cavalry. The symbols represent the characteristics of Armored Divisions: the tank track, mobility and armor protection; the cannon, fire power; and the red bolt of lightning, shock action.

 

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COMMAND AND STAFF

 

Commanding General

1 Nov 44 Brig. Gen. Albert C. Smith
19 Mar 45 Maj. Gen. Albert C. Smith

 

Artillery Commander

1 Nov 44 Col. Maurice K. Kurtz

 

Chief of Staff

1 Nov 44 Col. James P. Hill

 

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

1 Nov 44 Maj. Albert W. Stephens
1 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Albert W. Stephens

 

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

1 Nov 44 Maj. Harold E. Miller
1 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Harold E. Miller

 

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

1 Nov 44 Lt. Col. Joe C. Lambert
1 May 45 Col. Joe C. Lambert

 

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

1 Nov 44 Maj. George P. Seneff, Jr.
1 Dec 44 Lt. Col. George P. Seneff, Jr.

 

Adjutant General

1 Nov 44 Lt. Col. William C. Golden

 

Commanding Officer, Combat Command A

1 Nov 44 Col. Charles H. Karlstad
19 Mar 45 Brig. Gen. Charles H. Karlstad

 

Commanding Officer, Combat Command B

1 Nov 44 Col. Francis J. Gillespie

 

Commanding Officer, Reserve Command

1 Nov 44 Col. Daniel H. Hudelsch

 

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STATISTICS

 

Chronology

Activated 15 November 1942

Arrived ETO 29 October 1944

Arrived Continent (D+75) 29 October 1944

Entered Combat

…First Elements 14 November 1944

…Entire Division 20 November 1944

Days in Combat 133

Casualties (Tentative)

Killed……………….….…….447

Wounded……………….….1,998

Missing…………………...…422

Captured………………….…..29

Battle Casualties…….…….2,896

Non-Battle Casualties….….1,400

Total Casualties…………...4,296

Percent of T/O Strength…….40.3

Campaigns

Rhineland

Central Europe

 

Individual Awards

Distinguished Service Cross…..…….5

Legion of Merit…………………….5

Silver Star……………………….167

Soldiers Medal……………………12

Bronze Star……………………2,093

Air Medal………………………...46

Distinguished Flying Cross………….1

 

Prisoners of War Taken……64,205

 

COMPOSITION

Headquarters Company

Combat Command A

Combat Command B

Reserve Command

25th Tank Battalion

47th Tank Battalion

48th Tank Battalion

19th Armored Infantry Battalion

62d Armored Infantry Battalion

68th Armored Infantry Battalion

94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized)

125th Armored Engineer Battalion

154th Armored Signal Company

14th Armored Division Artillery

499th Armored Field Artillery Battalion

500th Armored Field Artillery Battalion

501st Armored Field Artillery Battalion

14th Armored Division Trains

136th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion

84th Armored Medical Battalion

Military Police Platoon

Band

 

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ATTACHMENTS

 

Antiaircraft Artillery

398th AAA AW Bn (SP) 15 Nov 44-12 May 45

Cavalry

117th Cav Rcn Sq 2 Jan 45-10 Jan 45

Engineer

300th E ngr C Bn 28 Apr 45-2 May 45

Field Artillery

93d Armd FA Bn 3 Jan 45-9 Jan 45
69th Armd FA Bn 2 Apr 45-19 Apr 45
975th FA Bn (155mm How) 2 Apr 45-24 Apr 45
250th FA Bn (105mm How) 21 Apr 45-24 Apr 45
173d FA Gp 21 Apr 45-24 Apr 45
220th FA Gp 25 Apr 45-9 May 45

Infantry

315th Inf (- 1st Bn) (79th Div) 13 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
1st Bn, 315th Inf (79th Div) 17 Jan 45-21 Jan 45

Tank Destroyer

636th TD Bn (SP) 28 Mar 45-23 Apr 45

 

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DETACHMENTS

(Attached to)

 

Armored

CC R 44th AAA Brig 12 Nov 44-2 Dec 44
…19th Armd Inf Bn 44th AAA Brig 12 Nov 44-2 Dec 44
…68th Armd Inf Bn 44th AAA Brig 12 Nov 44-2 Dec 44
CC A VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
…25th Tk Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
…48th Tk Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
…62d Armd Inf Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
…500th Armd FA Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
…Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
…1 co, 125th Armd Engr Bn VI Corps 20 Nov 44-22 Nov 44
CCA XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
..25th Tk Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
…48th Tk Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
…62d Armd Inf Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
…500th Armd FA Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
…Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
…1 co, 125th Armd Engr Bn XV Corps 22 Nov 44-3 Dec 44
47th Tk Bn 45th Div 1 Dec 44-2 Dec 44
1 tank co, CC A 103d Div 2 Dec 44-3 Dec 44
47th Tk Bn (- Co A) 45th Div 3 Dec 44-6 Dec 44
Co A, 47th Tk Bn 100th div 3 Dec 44-6 Dec 44
2d Plat, Co B, 25th Tk Bn 79th Div 6 Dec 44-8 Dec 44
Cos A & C, 47th Tk Bn 103d Div 14 Dec 44-19 Dec 44
CC R VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
…62d Armd Inf Bn VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
…500th Armd FA Bn VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
…94th Cav Rcn Sq VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
…Cos A & B, 125th Armd Engr Bn VI Corps 22 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
CC A XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
…48th Tk Bn XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
…68th Armd Inf Bn XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
…501st Armd FA Bn XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
…Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
…Co C, 125th Armd Engr Bn XV Corps 28 Dec 44-2 Jan 45
Co B, 47th Tk Bn 79th Div 5 Jan 45-14 Jan 45
CC A 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
…48th Tk Bn 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
…68th Armd Inf Bn 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
…500th Armd Fa Bn 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
…Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
…Co C, 125th Armd Engr Bn 79th Div 6 Jan 45-12 Jan 45
25th Tk Bn VI Corps 19 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
CC A 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
…48th Tk Bn 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
…68th Armd Inf Bn 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
…500th Armd FA Bn 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
…Tr C, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
…Co C, 125th Armd Engr Bn 79th Div 20 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
Co C, 25th Tk Bn 79th Div 22 Jan 45-27 Jan 45
CC B 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
…25th Tk Bn 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
…68th Armd Inf Bn 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
Tr B, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
Co B, 125th Armd Engr Bn 79th Div 25 Jan 45-26 Jan 45
Co A, 47th Tk Bn 79th Div 27 Jan 45-6 Feb 45
1st Plat, Co D, 47th Tk Bn 79th Div 27 Jan 45-6 Feb 45
CC B 36th Div 31 Jan 45-8 Feb 45
…25th Tk Bn 36th Div 31 Jan 45-8 Feb 45
…68th Armd Inf Bn 36th Div 31 Jan 45-8 Feb 45
…501st Armd FA Bn 36th Div 31 Jan 45-8 Feb 45
…Tr B, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 36th Div 31 Jan 45-8 Feb 45
Co B, 125th Armd Engr Bn 36th Div 31 Jan 45-18 Feb 45
Co A, 47th Tk Bn 101st Abn Div 6 Feb 45-14 Feb 45
1st Plat, Co D, 47th Tk Bn 101st Abn Div 6 Feb 45-14 Feb 45
2d Plat, Co D, 47th Tk Bn 101st Abn Div 14 Feb 45-21 Feb 45
Co B, 47th Tk Bn 101st Abn Div 14 Feb 45-25 Feb 45
48th Tk Bn (- Cos B & D) 103d Div 4 Mar 45-12 Mar 45
Cos B & D, 48th Tk Bn 42d Div 4 Mar 45-12 Mar 45
48th Tk Bn (- Co D) 42d Div 12 Mar 45-26 Mar 45
CC B 3d Div 9 Apr 45-10 Apr 45
…47th Tk Bn 3d Div 9 Apr 45-10 Apr 45
…19th Armd Inf Bn 3d Div 9 Apr 45-10 Apr 45
…499th Armd FA Bn 3d Div 9 Apr 45-10 Apr 45
…Tr B, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 3d Div 9 Apr 45-10 Apr 45
…Co B, 125th Armd Engr Bn 3d Div 9 Apr 45-10 Apr 45

 

Cavalry

94th Cav Rcn Sq 79th Div 1 Dec 44-11 Dec 44
Tr A, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 35th AAA Brig 22 Jan 45-10 Mar 45
Tr D, 94th Cav Rcn Sq 35th AAA Brig 10 Mar 45-17 Mar 45

 

Field Artillery

Btry C, 500th Armd FA Bn 79th Div 6 Dec 44-8 Dec 44
501st Armd FA Bn   10 Jan 45-13 Jan 45

 

Infantry

19th Armd Inf Bn 79th Div 6 Dec 44-8 Dec 44
19th Armd Inf Bn 45th Div 4 Jan 45-10 Jan 45

 

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ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHER UNITS

 

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
1 Nov 44       ETOUSA 6th Support & Operations
10 Nov 44   Seventh   6th (-)
29 Nov 44 XV Seventh   6th  
5 Dec 44 VI Seventh   6th  
31 Mar 45 XV Seventh   6th  
23 Apr 45 III Third   12th  

 

(-) indicates relieved from assignment

 

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COMMAND POSTS

 

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
29 Oct 44 La Malle Bouches-du-Rhone France
17 Nov 44 Portieux La Verrerie Meurthe-et-Moselle France
1 Dec 44 Hochfelden Bas-Rhin France
13 Dec 44 Surbourg Bas-Rhin France
16 Dec 44 Leiterswiller Bas-Rhin France
31 Dec 44 Bouxwiller Bas-Rhin France
11 Jan 45 Morsbronn-les-Bains Bas-Rhin France
14 Jan 45 Surbourg Bas-Rhin France
19 Jan 45 Hoelschloch Bas-Rhin France
22 Jan 45 Dettwiller Bas-Rhin France
18 Mar 45 Niederbetschdorf Bas-Rhin France
20 Mar 45 Oberseebach Bas-Rhin France
24 Mar 45 Schweighofen Rhineland Germany
1 Apr 45 Rheinheim Hessen Germany
2 Apr 45 Hofstetten Bavaria Germany
3 Apr 45 Partenstein Bavaria Germany
6 Apr 45 Langenprozelten Bavaria Germany
7 Apr 45 Hammelburg (vic.; Military Camp) Bavaria Germany
9 Apr 45 Unsleben Bavaria Germany
11 Apr 45 Romhild Bavaria Germany
13 Apr 45 Lichtenfels Bavaria Germany
14 Apr 45 Hollfeld Bavaria Germany
16 Apr 45 Gossweinstein Bavaria Germany
18 Apr 45 Altdorf Bavaria Germany
23 Apr 45 Hilpolstein Bavaria Germany
25 Apr 45 Euerwang Bavaria Germany
26 Apr 45 Hagenhill Bavaria Germany
28 Apr 45 Manching Bavaria Germany
29 Apr 45 Gamelsdorf Bavaria Germany
30 Apr 45 Moosburg Bavaria Germany
1 May 45 Nieder-Straubing Bavaria Germany
3 May 45 Velden Bavaria Germany

 

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