10th Armored Division
World War II
Activated: 15 July 1942.
Overseas: 13 September 1944.
Campaigns: Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe.
Distinguished Unit Citations: 5.
Awards: DSC-19 ; DSM-1 ; SS-412; LM-20; DFC-2 ; SM-25 ; BSM-2,578 ; AM-29.
Maj. Gen. Paul W. Newgarden (July 1942-July 1944)
Maj. Gen. William H. H. Morris, Jr. (July 1944-May 1945)
Maj. Gen. Fay B. Prickett (May 1945 until inactivation).
Returned to U.S.: 13 October 1945.
Inactivated: 13 October 1945.
The 10th Armored Division entered France through the port of Cherbourg, 23 September 1944, and put in a month of training at Teurtheville, France, before entering combat. Leaving Teurtheville, 25 October, the Division moved to Mars-la-Tour, where it entered combat, 1 November, in support of the XX Corps, containing enemy troops in the area. In mid-November it went on the offensive, crossed the Moselle at Mailing, and drove to the Saar River, north of Metz. The Division was making preparations for the Third Army drive to the Rhine when it was ordered north to stop the German winter offensive, 17 December. The 10th held defensive positions against heavy opposition near Bastogne, Noville, and Bras. Resting briefly in early January, the 10th moved out again to defensive positions east of the Saar, south of the Maginot Line. On 20 February 1945 the Division returned to the attack, and took part in the clearing of the Saar-Moselle triangle. The Division then attacked north and captured. Trier, 15 March. Driving through Kaiserlautern, it advanced to the Rhine, crossed the river at Mannheim, 28 March, turned south, captured Oehringen and Heilbronn, crossed the Rems and Fils Rivers, and reached Kirchheim, meeting waning resistance. The Division crossed the Danube, 23-25 April, and took Oberammergau. In May, the 10th drove into the famed “Redoubt,” and had reached Innsbruck when the war in Europe ended.
Assignments in the ETO
5 September 1944: III Corps, Ninth Army, 12th Army Group.
10 October 1944: Third Army, 12th Army Group.
23 October 1944: XX Corps. 16 December 1944: XX Corps, Third Army, 12th Army Group, but attached to First Army, 12th Army Group.
17 December 1944: Third Army, 12th Army Group, but attached to VIII Corps, First Army, 12th Army Group.
20 December 1944: III Corps, Third Army, 12th Army Group.
21 December 1944: XII Corps.
26 December 1944: XX Corps.
17 January 1945: Third Army, 12th Army Group, but attached to the XXI Corps, Seventh Army, 6th Army Group.
25 January 1945: XV Corps.
10 February 1945: XX Corps, Third Army, 12th Army Group.
23 March 1945: Third Army, 12th Army Group, but attached to the XXI Corps, Seventh Army, 6th Army Group.
1 April 1945: VI Corps.
8 April 1945: VI Corps, Seventh Army, 6th Army Group.
Nickname: Tiger Division. Slogan: Terrify and destroy. Shoulder patch: Same as the 1st but with a number “10” in the upper portion of the triangle. Association: 10th Armored Division Association, Fort Knox, c/o General Delivery. Publications: Terrify and Destroy, The Story of the 10th. Armored Division; by unit members; TI&E, ETOUSA; distributor, 10th Armored Division Association; Fort Knox, Ky.; 1945. Tiger Tracks; by Maj. L. M. Nichols, Director of Publication; Albert Love Enterprises, Atlanta 2, Ga. ; 1947. Tiger Tracks, Pictorial Review; by unit members ; Albert Love Enterprises, Atlanta 2, Ga. ; 1944.
10th Armored Division "Tiger"
|3rd Tank Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|11th Tank Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|21st Tank Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|20th Armored Infantry Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|54th Armored Infantry Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|61st Armored Infantry Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|Division Hq & Hq Company, Division||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|Hq & Hq Battery, Division Artillery||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|Hq & Hq Company, Combat Command A (CCA)||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|Hq & Hq Company, Combat Command B (CCB)||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|Hq & Hq Company, Combat Command R (CCR)||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|150th Armored Signal Company||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|90th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized)||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|55th Armored Engineer Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|80th Armored Medical Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|132nd Armored Ordnance Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
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|2nd Infantry Regiment||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|10th Infantry Regiment||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|11th Infantry Regiment||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|5th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|5th Quartermaster Company||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|7th Engineer Combat Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|5th Medical Battalion||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|5th Signal Company||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|705th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|Military Police Platoon||00.00.0000-00.00.0000|
|38th Cavalry Recon. Squadron (less B Troop)||14.07.1944-18.07.1944|
|B Troop, 38th Cavalry Recon. Squadron||14.07.1944-30.07.1944|
|C Troop, 3rd Cavalry Recon. Squadron||07.09.1944-11.09.1944|
|3rd Cavalry Recon. Squadron||11.09.1944-14.09.1944|
|6th Cavalry Group||01.12.1944-16.12.1944|
|6th Cavalry Recon. Squadron||01.12.1944-16.12.1944|
|E Troop, 28th Cavalry Recon. Squadron||01.12.1944-16.12.1944|
|C Troop, 2nd Cavalry Recon. Squadron||26.03.1945-28.03.1945|
|32nd Cavalry Recon. Squadron||08.04.1945-13.04.1945|
|F Troop, 18th Cavalry Recon. Squadron||08.04.1945-13.04.1945|
|5th Ranger Infantry Battalion||01.12.1944-16.12.1944|
|3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division||15.01.1945-17.01.1945|
|417th CT, 76th Infantry Division||04.02.1945-11.02.1945|
|2nd Battalion, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division||23.03.1945-21.03.1945|
|357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division||23.03.1945-24.03.1945|
|Task Force Satt||02.04.1945-04.04.1945|
|16th Fusilliers Battalion (Belgium)||18.04.1945-19.04.1945|
|2nd CT||2nd Armored Division||10.09.1944-15.09.1944|
|5th Divisional Artillery||95th Infantry Division||23.11.1944-27.11.1944|
|3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment||95th Infantry Division||26.11.1944-28.11.1944|
|10th CT||95th Infantry Division||30.11.1944-01.12.1944|
|3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment||95th Infantry Division||12.12.1944-17.12.1944|
|10th CT||4th Infantry Division||22.12.1944-24.12.1944|
|46th FA Battalion||4th Infantry Division||22.12.1944-24.12.1944|
|B Company, 7th Engineer Combat Battalion||4th Infantry Division||22.12.1944-24.12.1944|
|5th Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized)||4th Infantry Division||23.12.1944-24.12.1944|
|11th CT||4th Armored Division||08.03.1945-01.03.1945|
|1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment||7th Armored Division||15.04.1945-07.04.1945|
|Sources & links:||US Army Center of Military History|