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The division was activated on 15 July 1942, at Fort Benning, Georgia, around a nucleus of the reorganized and redesignated 3rd and 11th Cavalry Regiments.. Nickname. The "Tiger" nickname of the 10th originates from a division-wide contest held while it was training in the United States, symbolizing the division "clawing and mauling" its way through the enemy.
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10th US Armored Division "Tiger" ... in WWII: Central Europe: ... 3rd Tank Battalion: 00.00.0000-00.00.0000: 11th Tank Battalion:
The division staged at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey from 16 to 29 September 1944 until departing New York Port of Embarkation on 29 September 1944, arriving in England on 11 October 1944. The 11 AD landed in France on 16 December 1944, crossed into Belgium on 29 December, and entered Germany on 5 March 1945.
Organized as a “light” armored division, the 10th Armored Division evolved around three tank battalions containing 245 light and medium tanks. Each tank battalion contained three medium tank companies and one light tank company. Light armored divisions also had three armored infantry battalions, each consisting of a
Launching an attack from Neufchateau, Belgium, 30 December, the 11th defended the highway to Bastogne against fierce assault. The Division acted as spearhead of a wedge into the enemy line, and its junction with the First Army at Houffalize, 16 January 1945, created a huge trap. After the liquidation of the Bulge, the Siegfried Line was pierced ...