US Army Divisions in World War II

2nd Armored Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:2nd
Type:Armored
Nickname:Hell on Wheels
Source:Regular Army
Theater: Mediterranean & European
Casualties:5,864
Days of Combat:280
Activation Date:15 Jul 40
Date Sent Overseas:8 Nov 42 (North Africa)
Date Entered Combat:8 Nov 42 (North Africa)
Status June 1946:active Fort Hood, Texas
Other Wars:
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. Charles L. Scott    (Jul 40 - Jan 41)
Maj. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.    (Jan 41 - Feb 42)
Maj. Gen. Willis D. Crittenberger    (Feb 42 - Jul 42)
Maj. Gen. Ernest N. Harmon    (Jul 42 - Apr 43)
Maj. Gen. Hugh J. Gaffey    (May 43 - Apr 44)
Maj. Gen. Edward H. Brooks    (Apr 44 - Sep 44)
Maj. Gen. Ernest N. Harmon    (Sep 44 - Jan 45)
Maj. Gen. Isaac D. White    (Jan 45 - Aug 45)
 
Campaign(s): Algeria-French Morocco    (8 Nov 42 - 11 Nov 42)
Sicily    (9 Jul - 17 Aug 43)
Normandy    (6 Jun 44 - 24 Jul 44)
Northern France    (25 Jul 44 - 14 Sep 44)
Rhineland    (15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 45)
Ardennes-Alsace    (16 Dec 44 - 25 Jan 45)
Central Europe    (22 Mar 45 - 11 May 45)
Notes:
Activation date is the date the division was activated or inducted into federal service (national guard units).
Casualties are number of killed, wounded in action, captured, and missing.
Other Wars are the wars in which the division was mobilized.
The dates after the campaign name are the dates of the campaign not of the division.


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