2nd French Armored Division
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Divisional information
Divisional troops
Assignments
Detachments
Command Posts

Divisional information

Commanding General (CG)

00.05.1944-00.06.1945 Maj.-Gen. Philippe Leclerc

Divisional troops

501e Régiment de Chars de Combat (501st Combat Tank Regiment) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
12e Régiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
12e Régiment de Cuirassiers 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Régiment de marche du Tchad 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1er Régiment de marce des Spahis marocains 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Régiment blindé de Fusiliers-Marins (Armoured Marines Regiment) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
3e Régiment d'Artillerie coloniale (3rd Colonial Artillery Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
64e Régiment d'Artillerie (64th Artillery Regiment) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
40e Régiment d'Artillerie nord-africain (40th North-African Artillery Regiment) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
13e Bataillon du Génie (13th Engineers Battalion) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

 
Assignments

20.05.1944XII US Corps ETOUSA
01.08.1944XX US CorpsThird US Army 
08.08.1944XV US CorpsThird US Army 
17.08.1944V US CorpsThird US Army 
02.09.1944 Third US Army 
08.09.1944XV US CorpsThird US Army 
21.09.1944XV US CorpsSecond French Res. Army 
29.09.1944XV US CorpsSecond French Res. Army 
27.11.1944VI US CorpsSecond French Res. Army 
05.12.1944 Second French Res. Army 
30.12.1944XV US CorpsSecond French Res. Army 
17.01.1945 Second French Res. Army 
03.02.1945XXI US CorpsSecond French Res. Army 
14.02.1945XV US CorpsSecond French Res. Army 
28.04.1945XXI US CorpsSecond French Res. Army 

Detachments

Unit Attached to  
2nd French Armored Division First US Army 17.08.1944-08.09.1944
2nd French Armored Division Seventh US Army, 6th US Army Group (Sup. & Opn.) 29.09.1944-05.12.1944 & 30.12.1944-17.01.1945 & 03.02.1945-05.03.1945
2nd French Armored Division First French Army, 6th US Army Group (Sup. & Opn.) 05.12.1944-30.12.1944 & 17.01.1945-03.02.1945
2nd French Armored Division Seventh US Army, 6th US Army Group 05.03.1945-[end of war]

Command Posts

Date Town Region Country
04.08.1944 La-Haye-du-Puits Manche France
09.08.1944 La Chapelle St-Aubin Sarthe France
11.08.1944 Ballon Sarthe France
12.08.1944 Coulombiers (vic. South) Sarthe France
13.08.1944 St-Blaise Sarthe France
14.08.1944 Vrigny Sarthe France
16.08.1944 Fleure (vic. North) Orne France
17.08.1944 Juvigny-sur-Orne (vic. South) Orne France
18.08.1944 Occagnes Orne France
25.08.1944 Paris Seine France
27.08.1944 La Plaine St-Denis Paris Seine France
09.09.1944 Arconville Aube France
11.09.1944 Busson Aube France
13.09.1944 Vrecourt Vosges France
14.09.1944 Valleroy le Sec Vosges France
16.09.1944 Mattaincourt Meurthe-et-Moselle France
19.09.1944 Giriviller Meurthe-et-Moselle France
23.09.1944 Moyen Meurthe-et-Moselle France
27.09.1944 Gerbeviller Meurthe-et-Moselle France
30.10.1944 Menil-Flin Meurthe-et-Moselle France
01.11.1944 Gelacourt Meurthe-et-Moselle France
03.11.1944 Baccarat Meurthe-et-Moselle France
19.11.1944 Cirey Bas-Rhin France
21.11.1944 Trois Fontaines Bas-Rhin France
22.11.1944 Birkenwald Bas-Rhin France
23.11.1944 Strasbourg Bas-Rhin France
27.11.1944 Illkirch Grafenstadeln Bas-Rhin France
03.12.1944 Erstein Bas-Rhin France
27.12.1944 Obernai Bas-Rhin France
02.01.1945 Drulingen Bas-Rhin France
19.01.1945 Obernai Bas-Rhin France
26.01.1945 Kertzfeld Bas-Rhin France
29.01.1945 Obernai Bas-Rhin France
03.02.1945 Kertzfeld Bas-Rhin France
06.02.1945 Bischwihr Haut-Rhin France
09.02.1945 Muntzenheim Haut-Rhin France
16.02.1945 Benestrof Moselle France
03.03.1945 Cheateauroux Indre France
12.03.1945 Jamezax Charente-Inferieure France
14.03.1945 St-Romain de Benet Charente-Inferieure France
18.03.1945 Javrezac Charente-Inferieure France
23.03.1945 Chateauroux Indre France
24.03.1945 Chateau Salins Moselle France
29.03.1945 Hall Wurttemberg Germany
30.03.1945 Burtenbach Wurttemberg Germany
03.05.1945 Diessen Wurttemberg Germany
04.05.1945 Ober Siegdorf Bavaria Germany
05.05.1945 Bad Reichenhall Bavaria Germany


Sources & links: US Army Center of Military History
  2nd Armored Division
  La 2e Division Blindée de Leclerc (in French)
  Six Armies in Normandy, John Keegan (ISBN 0-14-023542-6)
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