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Order of Battle of the US Army - WWII - ETO
13th ARMORED DIVISION

The mixture of insignia and distinctive colors of several arms incorporated in the Armored Force symbolize integrity and esprit. It is an interlocked ornament, found in Nordic monuments, composed of three torques: red for Artillery; blue for Infantry; and yellow for Cavalry. The symbols represent the characteristics of Armored Divisions: the tank track, mobility and armor protection; the cannon, fire power; and the red bolt of lightning, shock action.

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COMMAND AND STAFF

Commanding General

29 Jan 45 Maj. Gen. John B. Wogan
17 Apr 45 Maj. Gen. John Millikin

Artillery Commander

29 Jan 45 Col. Alfred E. Kastner
14 Apr 45 Lt. Col. John M. Smoller
19 Apr 45 Col. Alfred E. Kastner

Chief of Staff

29 Jan 45 Col. Herbert H. Frost
1 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Dale E. Means (Acting)
19 Apr 45 Col. William H. Wood

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

29 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Richard E. Hussey

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

29 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Lloyd G. Buchler

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

29 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Daniel E. Means
1 Apr 45  Lt. Col. Daniel H. Heyne
19 Apr 45  Lt. Col. Daniel E. Means

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

29 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Orvie Highum

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

14 Mar 45 Maj. William R. Whitaker, Jr.

Adjutant General

29 Jan 45 Maj. Ray N. Stetter
1 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Ray N. Stetter

Commanding Officer, Combat Command A

29 Jan 45 Brig. Gen. Wayland B. Augur
14 Apr 45 Col. Alfred E. Kastner
19 Apr 45 Col. Peter C. Haines
29 Apr 45 Brig. Gen. Wayland B. Augur

Commanding Officer, Combat Command B

29 Jan 45 Col. Harold G. Holt

Commanding Officer, Reserve Command

29 Jan 45 Col. Frank R. Williams
6 May 45 Col. Charles G. Rau

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STATISTICS

Chronology

Campaigns

Individual Awards

Prisoners of War Taken 27,827

COMPOSITION

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ATTACHMENTS

Antiaircraft Artillery

574th AAA AW Bn (SP) 19 Mar 45-13 May 45

Armored

7th Armd Grp 11 Apr 45-17 May 45

Field Artillery

254th FA Bn (155mm How) 3 Apr 45-18 Apr 45

Tank Destroyer

820th TD Bn (T) 10 Apr 45-12 Apr 45
630th TD Bn (T) 10 Apr 45-12 Apr 45
801st TD Bn (SP) 27 Apr 45-12 Jun 45

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DETACHMENTS

(Attached to)

Armored

CC R 8th Div 14 Apr 45-17 Apr 45

Field Artillery

13th Armd Div Arty XXI Corps 17 Mar 45-22 Mar 45

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ASSIGNMENT AND ATTACHMENT TO HIGHER UNITS

DATE CORPS ARMY ARMY GROUP
Assigned Attached Assigned Attached
3 Jan 45       ETOUSA  
18 Jan 45       12th  
21 Jan 45   Fifteenth   12th  
20 Mar 45   Fifteenth   12th 6th
23 Mar 45   Fifteenth Seventh 12th 6th
31 Mar 45   (-) (-) 12th (-)
8 Apr 45   Third Seventh 12th  
10 Apr 45 XVIII Abn Third First 12th  
21 Apr 45 (-) Third (-) 12th  
22 Apr 45 XX Third   12th  

(-) indicates relieved from assignment

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COMMAND POSTS

DATE TOWN REGION COUNTRY
29 Jan 45 Omondville Seine Inferieure France
1 Feb 45 Bacqueville-en-Caux Seine Inferieure France
15 Mar 45 Soissons Aisne France
16 Mar 45 Vitry Marne France
18 Mar 45 Avricourt Moselle France
25 Mar 45 Zweibrucken Pfalz Germany
2 Apr 45 Isar-Oberstein Rhineland Germany
7 Apr 45 Homberg Hessen Germany
9 Apr 45 Weyerbusch Rhineland Germany
11 Apr 45 Hanner Rhineland Germany
12 Apr 45 Siegburg Rhineland Germany
16 Apr 45 Dellbruck Rhineland Germany
17 Apr 45 Hilden Rhineland Germany
18 Apr 45 Mettmann Rhineland Germany
19 Apr 45 Dieringhausen Rhineland Germany
22 Apr 45 Eschenau Bavaria Germany
27 Apr 45 Parsberg Bavaria Germany
29 Apr 45 Ober Traubling Bavaria Germany
29 Apr 45 Sunching Bavaria Germany
30 Apr 45 Aiterhofen Bavaria Germany
1 May 45 Stephansposching Bavaria Germany
2 May 45 Tann Bavaria Germany

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