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14th Armored Division



 14th Armored Division

Chronology & Statistics

Activated 15 November 1942
Arrived ETO 29 October 1944
Arrived Continent (D+75) 29 October 1944
Entered Combat
First Elements 14 November 1944
Entire Division 20 November 1944
Days in Combat 133


Central Europe

Division Composition

Organic Units

Headquarters Company
Combat Command A
Combat Command B
Reserve Command
25th Tank Battalion
47th Tank Battalion
48th Tank Battalion
19th Armored Infantry Battalion
62d Armored Infantry Battalion
68th Armored Infantry Battalion
94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized)
125th Armored Engineer Battalion
154th Armored Signal Company

14th Armored Division Artillery

499th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
500th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
501st Armored Field Artillery Battalion

14th Armored Division Trains

136th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
84th Armored Medical Battalion
Military Police Platoon

Commanding Officers

Division Commander

1 Nov 44 Brig. Gen. Albert C. Smith
19 Mar 45 Maj. Gen. Albert C. Smith

Artillery Commander

1 Nov 44 Col. Maurice K. Kurtz

Chief of Staff

1 Nov 44 Col. James P. Hill

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

1 Nov 44 Maj. Albert W. Stephens
1 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Albert W. Stephens

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

1 Nov 44 Maj. Harold E. Miller
1 Dec 44 Lt. Col. Harold E. Miller

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

1 Nov 44 Lt. Col. Joe C. Lambert
1 May 45 Col. Joe C. Lambert

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

1 Nov 44 Maj. George P. Seneff, Jr.
1 Dec 44 Lt. Col. George P. Seneff, Jr.

Adjutant General

1 Nov 44 Lt. Col. William C. Golden

Commanding Officer, Combat Command A

1 Nov 44 Col. Charles H. Karlstad
19 Mar 45 Brig. Gen. Charles H. Karlstad

Commanding Officer, Combat Command B

1 Nov 44 Col. Francis J. Gillespie

Commanding Officer, Reserve Command

1 Nov 44 Col. Daniel H. Hudelsch

Attached Units

Antiaircraft Artillery

398th AAA AW Bn (SP) 15 Nov 44-12 May 45


117th Cav Rcn Sq 2 Jan 45-10 Jan 45


300th E ngr C Bn 28 Apr 45-2 May 45

Field Artillery

93d Armd FA Bn 3 Jan 45-9 Jan 45
69th Armd FA Bn 2 Apr 45-19 Apr 45
975th FA Bn (155mm How) 2 Apr 45-24 Apr 45
250th FA Bn (105mm How) 21 Apr 45-24 Apr 45
173d FA Gp 21 Apr 45-24 Apr 45
220th FA Gp 25 Apr 45-9 May 45


315th Inf (- 1st Bn) (79th Div) 13 Jan 45-21 Jan 45
1st Bn, 315th Inf (79th Div) 17 Jan 45-21 Jan 45

Tank Destroyer

636th TD Bn (SP) 28 Mar 45-23 Apr 45

14th Armored Division World War II Missing in Action

There are 18 soldiers of the 14th Armored Division World War II still listed as missing in action.

Technician Fifth Grade Charlie Bates 125th Engineer Battalion 01/01/1945
Private Maurice Bunde 47th Tank Battalion 01/07/1945
Private James W. Chambers 47th Tank Battalion 01/07/1945
Technician Fourth Grade Mylett E. Chambers 47th Tank Battalion 01/15/1945
Sergeant Angelo R. Corino 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 03/26/1946
Technician Fourth Grade Henry E. Drake 19th Infantry Battalion 01/19/1945
Private First Class William R. Frazier 47th Tank Battalion 01/07/1945
First Lieutenant Edward J. Gosselin 68th Infantry Battalion 01/13/1945
Staff Sergeant James E. Knight 25th Tank Battalion 01/13/1945
Technician Fifth Grade Dominick F. Marinaro 125th Engineer Battalion 01/15/1945
Sergeant Everett E. Robling 47th Tank Battalion 01/15/1945
Private Henry Schwartzman 48th Tank Battalion 04/17/1945
Private Arthur W. Sherry 19th Infantry Battalion 01/20/1945
Technician Fifth Grade George W. Sluty 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 01/01/1945
Corporal William M. Thompson 47th Tank Battalion 01/07/1945
Sergeant Fred P. Tinsley 47th Tank Battalion 01/17/1945
Private First Class Stanley H. Weinberg 19th Infantry Battalion 01/19/1945
Private First Class George G. Wygal 48th Tank Battalion 01/13/1945





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