16th US Armored Division
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Divisional information
Divisional troops
Attachments
Assignments
Detachments
Command Posts


Divisional information

Specials
[read more] Read more about the structure of an US Armored Division in 1942.
[read more] Read more about the structure of an US Armored Division in 1943.

History
Activated 15.07.1943
Arrived ETO 11.02.1945
Arrived Continent (D+250) 11.02.1945
Entered Combat (First Elements) 28.04.1945
Entered Combat (Entire Division) 05.05.1945

Statistic
Days in Combat 3
Prisoners of War Taken 26283

Casualties (Tentative)
Killed 0
Wouded 12
Missing 0
Captured 0
Battle Casualties 12
Non Battle Casualties 231
Total Casualties 243
Percent of T/O Strength 2.3%

Individual Awards
Distinguished Service Cross1
Silver Star2
Soldiers Medal1
Bronze Star85
Air Medal1

Campaigns
Central Europein WWII

Commanding General (CG)

11.02.1945 Brig.-Gen. John L. Pierce

Artillery Commander
11.02.1945 Col. Barksdale Hamlett

Chief of Staff
11.02.1945 Col. Thomas V. Webb
21.03.1945 Col. Edwin C. Greiner (acting)
04.04.1945 Col. Edwin C. Greiner

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1
11.02.1945 Lt.-Col. Ralph W. Gontrum

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2
11.02.1945 Maj. George T. Rolan
06.03.1945 Lt.-Col. Everett G. Hahney

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3
11.02.1945 Lt.-Col. Shelby F. Williams

21.03.1945

Lt.-Col. James M. Worthington

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4
11.02.1945 Lt.-Col. Elbert M. Sleeker
14.03.1945 Lt.-Col. Philip L. Elliott

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5
21.03.1945 Maj. Julian P. Anderson

Adjutant General
11.02.1945 Lt.-Col. Leo E. Schulten (Jr.)

Commanding Officer, Combat Command A
11.02.1945 Col. William T. Hamilton
23.03.1945 Lt.-Col. Thoss B. Beck (acting)
23.04.1945 Lt.-Col. Shelby F. Williams

Commanding Officer, Combat Command B
11.02.1945 Col. Charles H. Noble

Commanding Officer Combat Command R(eserve)
11.02.1945 Col. Charles F. Howard
04.04.1945 Lt.-Col. Shelby F. Williams
23.04.1945 Lt.-Col. Thoss B. Beck

Divisional troops

Armor

5th Tank Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
16th Tank Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
26th Tank Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Field Artillery (FA)
 
393rd Armored FA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
396th Armored FA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
397th Armored FA Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Infantry
 
18th Armored Infantry Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
64th Armored Infantry Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
69th Armored Infantry Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Other troops
 
Division Hq & Hq Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Hq & Hq Battery, Division Artillery 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, Combat Command R (CCR) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
156th Armored Signal Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
216th Armored Engineer Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
23rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
137th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
216th Armored Medical Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Military Police Platoon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Band 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Attachments

Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA)
 
571st AAA AW Battalion (SP) 20.04.1945-19.05.1945

Engineer
 
1 Platoon, 994th Engineer Treadway Bridge Company 06.05.1945-10.05.1945

Field Artillery (FA)

B Battery, 987th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) 06.05.1945-15.05.1945

Tank Destroyer (TD)
 
633rd TD Battalion (SP) 01.05.1945-14.06.1945


Assignments
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Date Assigned to Corps Assigned to Army Attached to Army Assigned to Army Group Attached to Army Group
29.01.1945       ETOUSA  
29.01.1945   Fifteenth Army   12th Army Group  
17.04.1945   Third Army   12th Army Group  
06.05.1945 V Corps Third Army   12th Army Group  


Detachments
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Unit Attached to  
23rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 86th Infantry Division 28.04.1945-03.05.1945
69th Armored Infantry Battalion (less B Company) Third Army 01.05.1945-03.05.1945
- B Company, 26th Tank Battalion Third Army 01.05.1945-03.05.1945
- 1 Platoon, C Company, 216th Armored Engineer Battalion Third Army 01.05.1945-03.05.1945

Command Posts
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Date Town Region Country
18.02.1945 Elbeuf-en-Bray Seine-Inferieure France
16.02.1945 Reims Marne France
17.02.1945 Kaiserslautern Pfalz Germany
18.02.1945 Mainz Pfalz Germany
27.04.1945 Wurzburg Bavaria Germany
28.04.1945 Nurnberg Bavaria Germany
05.05.1945 Waidhaus Bavaria Germany
06.05.1945 Pilsen Bohemia Czechoslovakia

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