Recreating History

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.

Combat Chronicle

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"

Divisional troops


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

Other troops

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


Sources & links:

419th Armd. Field Artillery Battalion, 10th Armd. Div.

US Army in WWII

Divisional troops



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

Other troops

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
Band 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Headquarters 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