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  1. In the European Theater of Operations the 10th Armored Division was part of both the Twelfth United States Army Group and Sixth United States Army Group. Originally assigned to the Third United States Army under General George S. Patton , it saw action with the Seventh United States Army under General Alexander Patch near the conclusion of the war.

  2. 10 February 1945: XX Corps, Third Army, 12th Army Group. 23 March 1945: Third Army, 12th Army Group, but attached to the XXI Corps, Seventh Army, 6th Army Group. 1 April 1945: VI Corps. 8 April 1945: VI Corps, Seventh Army, 6th Army Group. General. Nickname: Tiger Division. Slogan: Terrify and destroy. Shoulder patch: Same as the 1st but with a number “10” in the upper portion of the triangle. Association: 10th Armored Division Association, Fort Knox, c/o General Delivery.

  3. On September 23, 1944, the 10th Armored Division arrived in the French port of Cherbourg. It soon advanced eastward into the province of Lorraine and along the Moselle River valley. When the German army launched its offensive in the Battle of the Bulge, the "Tiger" division was diverted to the north, where it provided support to Allied forces in the town of Bastogne, Belgium. The 10th returned in early 1945 to the Moselle-Saar region to continue its drive into Germany.

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    1. Ardennes 2. Rhineland 3. Central Europe

    Individual Awards

    Prisoners of War Taken 43,208


    1. Headquarters Company 2. Combat Command A 3. Combat Command B 4. Reserve Command 5. 3d Tank Battalion 6. 11th Tank Battalion 7. 21st Tank Battalion 8. 20th Armored Infantry Battalion 9. 54th Armored Infantry Battalion 10. 61st Armored Infantry Battalion 11. 90th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) 12. 55th Armored Engineer Battalion 13. 150th Armored Signal Company 14. 10th Armored Division Artillery 15. 419th Armored Field Artillery Battalion 16. 420th Armored Field Artillery Batt...

    Tank Destroyer

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  4. Division Chronicle. The 10th Armored Division entered France through the port of Cherbourg, 23 September 1944, and put in a month of training at Teurtheville, France, before entering combat. Leaving Teurtheville, 25 October, the Division moved to Mars-la-Tour, where it entered combat, 1 November, in support of the XX Corps, containing enemy troops in the area.

  5. 3rd Armored Division Campaigns during World War II Created in 1941, the 3rd Armored Division landed on the Normandy beaches of France in late June 1944, just weeks after D-Day (June 6), the massive Allied invasion of western Europe. The "Spearhead" division advanced rapidly eastward, reaching the German border by mid-September.

  6. The 3rd Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army. Unofficially nicknamed the "Third Herd," the division was first activated in 1941 and was active in the European Theater of World War II. The division was stationed in West Germany for much of the Cold War and also participated in the Persian Gulf War. On 17 January 1992, still in Germany, the division ceased operations. In October 1992, it was formally inactivated as part of a general drawing down of U.S. military force

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