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11th Armored Division



 11th Armored Division


Chronology & Statistics

Activated 15 August 1942
Arrived ETO 5 October 1944
Arrived Continent (D+194) 17 December 1944
Entered Combat 23 December 1944
Days in Combat 96


Central Europe

Division Composition

Organic Units

Headquarters Company
Combat Command A
Combat Command B
Reserve Command
22d Tank Battalion
41st Tank Battalion
42d Tank Battalion
21st Armored Infantry Battalion
55th Armored Infantry Battalion
63d Armored Infantry Battalion
41st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized)
56th Armored Engineer Battalion
151st Armored Signal Company

11th Armored Division Artillery

490th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
491st Armored Field Artillery Battalion
492d Armored Field Artillery Battalion

11th Armored Division Trains

133d Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
81st Armored Medical Battalion
Military Police Platoon

Commanding Officers

Division Commander

5 Oct 44 Brig. Gen. Charles S. Kilburn
21 Mar 45 Brig. Gen. Holmes E. Dager
3 May 45 Maj. Gen. Holmes E. Dager

Artillery Commander

5 Oct 44 Col. John G. Howard

Chief of Staff

5 Oct 44 Col. J. J. B. Williams
17 Mar 45 Col. Edgar T. Conley, Jr.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

5 Oct 44 Lt. Col. Ralph J. Olson

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

5 Oct 44 Lt. Col. William R. Prince
7 Jan 45 Lt. Col. William M. Slayden

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

5 Oct 44 Lt. Col. Paul A. Chalmers
7 Dec 44 Lt. Col. George S. Downer, Jr.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

5 Oct 44 Maj. Johnnie B. Poole
16 Nov 44 Lt. Col. Johnnie B. Poole

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

19 Dec 44 Maj. Howard W. Decker
16 Feb 45 Lt. Col. Howard W. Decker

Adjutant General

5 Oct 44 Lt. Col. Lillar P. Miller

Commanding Officer, Combat Command A

5 Oct 44 Brig. Gen. Willard A. Holbrook, Jr.

Commanding Officer, Combat Command B

5 Oct 44 Col. Wesley W. Yale

Commanding Officer, Reserve Command

5 Oct 44 Col. Virgil Bell

Attached Units

Antiaircraft Artillery

575th AAA AW Bn (SP) 23 Dec 44-24 May 45


991st Engr Treadway Br Co (- 1 section) 4 Mar 45-14 Mar 45
996th Engr Treadway Br Co 28 Mar 45-1 Jun 45

Field Artillery

Btry C, 174th FA Bn (155mm Gun) 15 Feb 45-4 Mar 45


355th CT (89th Div) 16 Mar 45-21 Mar 45
914th FA Bn (89th Div) (105mm How) 16 Mar 45-21 Mar 45
Co C, 314th Engr C Bn (89th Div) 16 Mar 45-21 Mar 45
261st CT (65th Div) 28 Mar 45-29 Mar 45
328th CT (26th Div) 3 May 45-6 May 45

Tank Destroyer

602d TD Bn (SP) 29 Dec 44-27 Jan 45
811th TD Bn (SP) 27 Jan 45-4 Feb 45
602d TD Bn (SP) 4 Feb 45-24 Feb 45
705th TD Bn (SP) 24 Feb 45-5 Jul 45

11th Armored Division World War II Missing in Action

There are 5 soldiers of the 11th Armored Division World War II still listed as missing in action.

Private First Class Stanley K. Chadwick 41st Tank Battalion 01/14/1945
Sergeant Edward J. Hallman 42nd Tank Battalion 01/15/1945
Corporal Herman H. Lendl 42nd Tank Battalion 01/02/1945
Private First Class John Spero 41st Tank Battalion 12/30/1944
Captain Gene E. Sucharda 41st Tank Battalion 01/14/1945





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