12th US Armored Division "The Hellcats"
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Divisional troops
Attachments
Assignments
Detachments
Command Posts


Divisional information Top

History
Activated 15.09.1942
Arrived ETO 02.10.1944
Arrived Continent (D+156) 09.11.1944
Entered Combat (first elements) 05.12.1944
Entered Combat (entire division) 07.12.1944

Statistic
Days in Combat 102
Prisoners of War Taken 72.243

Casualties (Tentative)
Killed 517
Wounded 2.257
Missing 659
Captured 3
Battle Casualties 3.436
Non-Battle Casualties 2.540
Total Casualties 5.976
Percent of T/O Strength 56.0%

Individual Awards
Distinguished Service Cross6
Legion of Merit4
Silver Star198
Soldiers Medal12
Bronze Star1199
Air Medal50
Distinguished Flying Cross3

Campaigns
Rhinelandin WWII
Central Europein WWII
Ardennes-Alsacein WWII

Commanding General (CG)
01.10.1944 Maj.-Gen. Roderick R. Allen

Artillery Commander
01.10.1944 Col. Charles R. Gildart

Chief of Staff
01.10.1944 Col. Richard H. Gordon
14.12.1944 Col. Wallace H. Barnes

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1
01.10.1944 Lt.-Col. Hugh Mair

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2
01.10.1944 Lt.-Col. Charles Smyroski

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3
01.10.1944 Lt.-Col. H. Paul Holz

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4
01.10.1944 Lt.-Col. J.M. Bradley

Adjutant General
01.10.1944 Lt.-Col. Edwin M. Connell

Commanding Officer, Combat Command A
01.10.1944 Brig.-Gen. Riley F. Ennis

Commanding Officer, Combat Command B
01.10.1944 Col. Charles V. Bromley

Commanding Officer, Reserve Command
14.12.1944 Col. Richard A. Gordon

Divisional troops Top

Armor

23rd Tank Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
43rd Tank Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
714th Tank Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Field Artillery (FA)

Headquarters & Headquarters Battery 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
493rd Armored FA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
494th Armored FA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
495th Armored FA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Infantry

17th Armored Infantry Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
56th Armored Infantry Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
66th Armored Infantry Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Other troops

Headquarters & Headquarters Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Hq & Hq Company, Division Trains 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, Reserve Command (CCR) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
92nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
119th Armored Engineer Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
152nd Armored Signal Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
134th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
82nd Armored Medical Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Military Police Platoon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Divisional Band 00.00.0000-00.00.0000


Attachments Top

Antiaircraft Artillery (AAA)

572nd AAA AW Battalion (SP) 04.12.1944-18.05.1945

Armored

CC V, 2nd French Armored Division 30.04.1945-04.05.1945

Cavalry

101st Cavalry Group 08.04.1945-04.05.1945
42nd Reconnaissance Troop, 42nd Infantry Division 13.04.1945-14.04.1945

Chemical

A Company, 99th Chemical Mortar Battalion 07.03.1945-08.03.1945

Engineer

206th Engineer Combat Battalion 18.03.1945-20.03.1945
256th Engineer Combat Battalion 14.04.1945-21.04.1945
290th Engineer Combat Battalion 21.04.1945-04.05.1945

Field Artillery (FA)

204th FA Group 18.03.1945-22.03.1945
342nd FA Battalion 28.03.1945-04.05.1945
933rd FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 31.03.1945-19.04.1945
Headquarters, 36th FA Group 01.04.1945-19.04.1945
937th FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 01.04.1945-04.05.1945
935th FA Battalion (4.5inch Gun) 11.04.1945-19.04.1945
A Battery, 977th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) 24.04.1945-25.04.1945

Infantry

1st & 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 02.04.1945-03.04.1945
3rd Battalion, 222nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division 02.04.1945-08.04.1945
2nd Battalion, 242nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division 05.04.1945-07.04.1945
G Company, 242nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division 10.04.1945-12.04.1945
3rd Battalion, 242nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division 12.04.1945-14.04.1945
15th CT, 3rd Infantry Division 24.04.1945-25.04.1945

Tank Destroyer (TD)

827th TD Battalion (SP) 19.12.1944-13.02.1945


Assignments Top

Date Assigned to Corps Assigned to Army Attached to Army Assigned to Army Group Attached to Army Group
07.10.1944     UK Base ETOUSA  
13.11.1944   Ninth Army   12th Army Group  
05.12.1944 XV Operations Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
27.12.1944 XXI Operations Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
30.12.1944   Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
03.01.1945 XV Corps Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
06.01.1945 VI Corps Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
03.02.1945 XXI Corps Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
11.02.1945 XV Corps Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
28.02.1945 XXI Corps Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
17.03.1945 XX Operations Seventh Army Third Army 6th Army Group 12th Army Group
24.03.1945 XXI Corps Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
26.03.1945 XV Corps Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
31.03.1945 XXI Corps Seventh Army   6th Army Group  
04.05.1945   Seventh Army   6th Army Group  


Detachments Top

Unit Attached to  
92nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Normandy Base Section 18.11.1944-30.11.1944
C Company, 119th Engineer Battalion Normandy Base Section 18.11.1944-30.11.1944
C Battery, 493rd Armored FA Battalion Normandy Base Section 18.11.1944-30.11.1944
493rd Armored FA Battalion 44th Infantry Division 05.12.1944-07.12.1944
494th Armored FA Battalion 44th Infantry Division 05.12.1944-07.12.1944
495th Armored FA Battalion 100th Infantry Division 05.12.1944-07.12.1944
A Company, 43rd Tank Battalion 103rd Infantry Division 05.12.1944-07.01.1945
493rd Armored FA Battalion 106th Cavalry Group 23.12.1944-02.01.1945
495th Armored FA Battalion 103rd Infantry Division 26.12.1944-02.01.1945
494th Armored FA Battalion 44th Infantry Division 26.12.1944-06.01.1945
A Company, 23rd Tank Battalion 100th Infantry Division 01.01.1945-07.01.1945
495th Armored FA Battalion 100th Infantry Division 02.01.1945-06.01.1945
493rd Armored FA Battalion 44th Infantry Division 02.01.1945-06.01.1945
493rd Armored FA Battalion 79th Infantry Division 07.01.1945-14.01.1945
CC B 79th Infantry Division 07.01.1945-15.01.1945
495th Armored FA Battalion 3rd French Algerienne Infantry Division 15.01.1945-16.01.1945
49th Armored FA Battalion 36th Infantry Division 20.01.1945-23.01.1945
493rd Armored FA Battalion 36th Infantry Division 20.01.1945-23.01.1945
494th Armored FA Battalion 36th Infantry Division 21.01.1945-23.01.1945
493rd Armored FA Battalion 3rd French Algerienne Infantry Division 23.01.1945-02.02.1945
494th Armored FA Battalion 3rd French Algerienne Infantry Division 24.01.1945-02.02.1945
495th Armored FA Battalion 3rd French Algerienne Infantry Division 24.01.1945-02.02.1945
493rd Armored FA Battalion 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 02.02.1945
494th Armored FA Battalion 28th Infantry Division 04.02.1945-09.02.1945
495th Armored FA Battalion 28th Infantry Division 07.02.1945-10.02.1945
494th Armored FA Battalion 70th Infantry Division 10.02.1945-13.02.1945
493rd Armored FA Battalion 44th Infantry Division 10.02.1945-16.02.1945
495th Armored FA Battalion 70th Infantry Division 11.02.1945-12.02.1945
714th Tank Battalion 70th Infantry Division 12.02.1945-17.02.1945
495th Armored FA Battalion 44th Infantry Division 13.02.1945-16.02.1945
494th Armored FA Battalion 44th Infantry Division 14.02.1945-16.02.1945
494th Armored FA Battalion 70th Infantry Division 17.02.1945-09.03.1945
495th Armored FA Battalion 70th Infantry Division 17.02.1945-09.03.1945
CC A 70th Infantry Division 02.03.1945-08.03.1945
CC R 101st Cavalry Group 02.03.1945-08.03.1945
C Company, 43td Tank Battalion 63rd Infantry Division 09.03.1945-14.03.1945
493rd Armored FA Battalion 70th Infantry Division 13.03.1945-17.03.1945
494th Armored FA Battalion 70th Infantry Division 13.03.1945-17.03.1945
495th Armored FA Battalion 70th Infantry Division 13.03.1945-17.03.1945
92nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 63rd Infantry Division 15.03.1945-16.03.1945
CC A 94th Infantry Division 22.03.1945-22.03.1945
CC A 42nd Infantry Division 07.04.1945-13.04.1945


Command Posts Top

Date Town Region Country
02.10.1944 Liverpool Lancashire England
05.10.1944 Tidworth Barracks Wiltshire England
17.11.1944 Auffay Seine-Inferieure France
02.12.1944 Luneville Meruthe-et-Moselle France
05.12.1944 Kirberg Bas-Rhin France
07.12.1944 Domfessel Bas-Rhin France
14.12.1944 Rahling Bas-Rhin France
16.12.1944 Rimsdorf Bas-Rhin France
18.12.1944 Rahling Bas-Rhin France
26.12.1944 Albestroff Moselle France
29.12.1944 Dieuze Moselle France
08.01.1945 Hochfelden Bas-Rhin France
15.01.1945 Brumath Bas-Rhin France
20.01.1945 Hochfelden Bas-Rhin France
25.01.1945 Ittenheim Bas-Rhin France
03.02.1945 Zellenberg Haut-Rhin France
04.02.1945 Colmar Haut-Rhin France
07.02.1945 Wintzenheim Haut-Rhin France
11.02.1945 Faulquemont Moselle France
18.02.1945 Faulquemont (2 miles northwest) Moselle France
17.03.1945 Apach Moselle France
18.03.1945 Hermeskief Rhineland Germany
18.03.1945 Brucken Rhineland Germany
19.03.1945 Baumholden Rhineland Germany
21.03.1945 Sausenheim Pfalz Germany
22.03.1945 Mutterstadt Pfalz Germany
24.03.1945 Deidesheim Pfalz Germany
28.03.1945 Lorsch Hessen Germany
29.03.1945 Beerfelden Bavaria Germany
30.03.1945 Amorbach Bavaria Germany
31.03.1945 Hardheim Baden Germany
31.03.1945 Paimar Baden Germany
03.04.1945 Giebelstadt Bavaria Germany
10.04.1945 Kitzingen (airfield) Bavaria Germany
14.04.1945 Uffenheim Bavaria Germany
16.04.1945 Illesheim Bavaria Germany
18.04.1945 Oberdachstetten Bavaria Germany
20.04.1945 Ansbach Wurttemberg Germany
21.04.1945 Dinkelsbuhl Wurttemberg Germany
22.04.1945 Bopfingen Wurttemberg Germany
24.04.1945 Dillingen Bavaria Germany
27.04.1945 Ziemetshausen Bavaria Germany
28.04.1945 Schwabmunchen Bavaria Germany
29.04.1945 Landsberg Bavaria Germany
01.05.1945 Murnau Bavaria Germany
02.05.1945 Redenfelden Bavaria Germany
05.05.1945 Heidenheim Wurttemberg Germany

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