Order of Battle

 

3d Armored Division Order of Battle for World War II

The table below list units assigned to or attached to the SPEARHEAD Division during World War II.  

UNIT DESIGNATION

DATES WITH DIVISION

FINAL DISPOSITION

ASSIGNED UNITS

3AD Headquarters Company 15 Apr 41- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
3d Armored Brigade HQ Company 15 Apr 41- 01 Jan 42 Inactivated
Combat Command A HQ Company  01 Jan 42- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
Combat Command B HQ Company  01 Jan 42- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
Division Artillery HQ Battery 15 Apr 41- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
Division Trains HQ Company 01 Jan 42- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
2d Armored Regiment 15 Apr 41- 08 May 41 Redesignated 32d Armored Regiment
3d Armored Regiment 15 Apr 41- 08 May 41 Redesignated 33d Armored Regiment
4th Armored Regiment 15 Apr 41- 08 May 41 Redesignated 40th Armored Regiment
32d Armored Regiment 08 May 41- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
33d Armored Regiment 08 May 41- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
40th Armored Regiment 08 May 41- 01 Jan 42 Inactivated
36th Armored Infantry Regiment 15 Apr 41- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
67th Field Artillery Regiment 15 Apr 45- 01 Jan 42 Dissolved to form the 67th & 391st AFABs
54th Field Artillery Battalion 15 Apr 41- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
67th Field Artillery Battalion 01 Jan 42- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
391st Field Artillery Battalion 01 Jan 42- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
3d Reconnaissance Battalion 15 Apr 41- 08 May 41 Redesignated 83d Recon Bn
83d Reconnaissance Battalion 08 May 41- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
23d Engineer Battalion 15 Apr 41- 10 Nov 45  Inactivated
15th Quartermaster Battalion 15 Apr 41- 01 Jan 42 Inactivated
18th Ordnance Battalion 15 Apr 41- 01 Jan 42 Inactivated
3AD Maintenance Battalion 01 Jan 42- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
3AD Supply Battalion 01 Jan 42- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
45th Medical battalion 15 Apr 41- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated
46th Signal Company 15 Apr 41- 07 Aug 41 Redesignated 143d Signal Company
143d Signal Company 07 Aug 41- 10 Nov 45 Inactivated

ATTACHED UNITS

503d Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment 26 Dec 42- 10 Nov 45  
486th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion 25 Jun 44- 09 May 45  
703d Tank Destroyer Battalion 25 Jun 44- 17 Dec 44 & 02 Jan 45- 09 May 45  
803d Tank Destroyer Battalion 25 Jun44- 02 Jul 44  
967th Field Artillery Battalion 29 June 44- 30 June 44  
413th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion 07 Jul 44- 16 Jul 44  
963d Field Artillery Battalion 07 Jul 44- 09 Jul 44  
258th Field Artillery Battalion 08 Jul 44- 10 Aug 44  
113th Cavalry Group 08 Jul 44- 10 Aug 44  
87th Field Artillery Battalion 09 Jul 44- 28 Aug 44  
991st Field Artillery Battalion 12 August- 20 Sept 44, 21 Dec 44- 31 Dec 44, 02 Jan 45- 11 Jan 45, 25 Feb 45- 09 Mar 45, 29 Mar 45- 01 Apr 45, 06 Apr 45- 13 May 45  
3d Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment 13 Aug 44- 15 Aug 44  
2d Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment 17 Aug 44- 19 Aug 44  
58th Field Artillery Battalion 8 Jul 44- 10 Aug 44, 18 Aug 44- 01 Oct 44  
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment 3 Sep 44- 25 Sep 44  
47th Infantry Regiment 06 Sep 44- 10 Sep 44, 11 Apr 45- 12 Apr 45  
47th Regimental Combat Team 25 Oct 44- 10 Nov 44  
294th Engineer Battalion 25 Oct 44 – 09 Nov 44  
84th Field Artillery Battalion 24 Oct 44- 11 Nov 44  
298th Engineer Battalion  09 Nov 44- 26 Nov 44, 27 Dec 44- 30 Dec 44  
2d Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment 24 Nov 44- 26 Nov 44  
Company A, 738th Tank Battalion 06 Dec 44- 15 Jan 45  
1st Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment 11 Dec 44- 12 Dec 44  
83d Armored Field Artillery Battalion 20 Dec 44- 31 Dec 44, 02 Jan 45- 10 May 45  
1st Battalion, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment 22 Dec 44- 26 Dec 44  
643d Tank Destroyer Battalion 22 Dec 44- 26 Dec 44  
290th Regimental Combat Team 23 Dec 44- 31 Dec 44  
188th Field Artillery Battalion 23 Dec 44- 31 Dec 44, 29 Mar 45- 08 Apr 45  
509th Parachute Infantry Battalion 23 Dec 44- 29 Dec 44  
289th Regimental Combat Team 24 Dec 44- 29 Dec 44  
Companies A & C, 87th Chemical Battalion 24 Dec 44- 31 Dec 44  
Company B, 297th Engineer Battalion 27 Dec 44- 30 Dec 44  
2d Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment 28 Dec 44- 30 Dec 44  
331st Infantry Regiment 29 Dec 44- 31 Dec 44  
330th Infantry Regiment 01 Jan 45- 18 Jan 45  
183d Field Artillery Battalion 02 Jan 45- 11 Jan 45, 12 Jan 45- 20 Jan 45, 25 Feb 45- 24 Apr 45  
2d Platoon, Company B, 635th Tank Destroyer Battalion 15 Jan 45- 20 Jan 45  
Battery A, 991st Field Artillery Battalion 17 Jan 45- 19 Jan 45  
1st & 3d Platoons, Company B, 738th Tank Battalion 12 Jan 45- 17 Jan 45  
335th Infantry Regiment 16 Jan 45- 21 Jan 45  
13th Infantry Regiment 26 Feb 45- 17 Mar 45  
395th Regimental Combat Team 28 Feb 45- 02 Mar 45  
4th Cavalry Group 28 Feb 45- 1 Mar 45, 3 Mar 45- 8 Mar 45  
3d Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment 17 Mar 45- 19 Mar 45  
1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment 11 Apr 45- 25 Apr 45  
Battery A, 13th Field Artillery Observation Battalion 17 Apr 45- 23 Apr 45  
60th Infantry Regiment 22 Apr 45- 24 Apr 45  
 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

(SOURCE: Spearhead in the West, published under the authority contained in Sec. V, ETOUSA Cir. 86, 25 Jun 1945)

This list, while still not complete, can be used to determine if you are eligible for membership in the Association of 3d Armored Division Veterans.