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13th Armored Division



 13th Armored Division

Chronology & Statistics

Activated 15 October 1942
Arrived ETO 29 January 1945
Arrived Continent (D+237) 29 January 1945
Entered Combat:
First Elements 19 March 1945
Entire Division 10 April 1945
Days in Combat 16


Central Europe

Division Composition

Organic Units

Headquarters Company
Combat Command A
Combat Command B
Reserve Command
24th Tank Battalion
45th Tank Battalion
46th Tank Battalion
16th Armored Infantry Battalion
59th Armored Infantry Battalion
67th Armored Infantry Battalion
93d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized)
124th Armored Engineer Battalion
153d Armored Signal Company

13th Armored Division Artillery

497th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
496th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
498th Armored Field Artillery Battalion

13th Armored Division Trains

135th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
83d Armored Medical Battalion
Military Police Platoon

Commanding Officers

Division Commander

29 Jan 45 Maj. Gen. John B. Wogan
17 Apr 45 Maj. Gen. John Millikin

Artillery Commander

29 Jan 45 Col. Alfred E. Kastner
14 Apr 45 Lt. Col. John M. Smoller
19 Apr 45 Col. Alfred E. Kastner

Chief of Staff

29 Jan 45 Col. Herbert H. Frost
1 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Dale E. Means
19 Apr 45 Col. William H. Wood

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

29 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Richard E. Hussey

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

29 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Lloyd G. Buchler

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

29 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Daniel E. Means
1 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Daniel H. Heyne
19 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Daniel E. Means

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

29 Jan 45 Lt. Col. Orvie Highum

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

14 Mar 45 Maj. William R. Whitaker, Jr.

Adjutant General

29 Jan 45 Maj. Ray N. Stetter
1 Apr 45 Lt. Col. Ray N. Stetter

Commanding Officer, Combat Command A

29 Jan 45 Brig. Gen. Wayland B. Augur
14 Apr 45 Col. Alfred E. Kastner
19 Apr 45 Col. Peter C. Haines
29 Apr 45 Brig. Gen. Wayland B. Augur

Commanding Officer, Combat Command B

29 Jan 45 Col. Harold G. Holt

Commanding Officer, Reserve Command

29 Jan 45 Col. Frank R. Williams
6 May 45 Col. Charles G. Rau

Attached Units

Antiaircraft Artillery

574th AAA AW Bn (SP) 19 Mar 45-13 May 45


7th Armd Grp 11 Apr 45-17 May 45

Field Artillery

254th FA Bn (155mm How) 3 Apr 45-18 Apr 45

Tank Destroyer

820th TD Bn (T) 10 Apr 45-12 Apr 45
630th TD Bn (T) 10 Apr 45-12 Apr 45
801st TD Bn (SP) 27 Apr 45-12 Jun 45

13th Armored Division World War II Missing in Action

There are 4 soldiers of the 13th Armored Division World War II still listed as missing in action.

Private Robert R. Gruwell 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment 08/15/1944
Private First Class Russell R. Maki 46th Tank Battalion 04/10/1945
Private First Class Francis J. Murray 16th Infantry Battalion 04/30/1945
Private First Class James P. Niggl 124th Engineer Battalion 04/30/1945





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