US Army Divisions in World War II

3rd Armored Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:3rd
Type:Armored
Nickname:Spearhead
Source:Regular Army
Theater: European
Casualties:9,243
Days of Combat:231
Activation Date:15 Apr 41
Date Sent Overseas:18 Sep 43 (England)
Date Entered Combat:9 Jul 44 (Normandy)
Status June 1946:inactivated 10 Nov 45
Other Wars: Desert Shield/Storm
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. Alvan C. Gillem    (Apr 41 - Jan 42)
Maj. Gen. Walton H. Walker    (Jan 42 - Aug 42)
Maj. Gen. Leroy H. Watson    (Aug 42 - Aug 44)
Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose    (Aug 44 - Mar 45)
Brig. Gen. Doyle O. Hickey    (Mar 45 - Jun 45)
Brig. Gen. Truman E. Boudinot    (Jun 45 - Jul 45)
Brig. Gen. Frank A. Allen, Jr.    (Jul 45 - Jul 45)
Maj. Gen. Robert W. Grow    (Jul 45 - inactivation)
 
Campaign(s): 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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