US Army Divisions in World War II

5th Armored Division, U.S. Army Divisions of World War II

Name:5th
Type:Armored
Nickname:Victory
Source:Regular Army
Theater: European
Casualties:3,075
Days of Combat:161
Activation Date:01 Oct 41
Date Sent Overseas:25 Feb 44 (England)
Date Entered Combat:2 Aug 44 (Normandy)
Status June 1946:inactivated 11 Oct 45
Other Wars:
Commanding General(s): Maj. Gen. Jack W. Heard    (Oct 41 - Feb 43)
Maj. Gen. Lunsford E. Oliver    (Mar 43 - Jun 45)
Brig. Gen. Morrill Ross    (Jun 45 - Sep 45)
 
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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