10th Armored DIVISION - SHOW HORSE
Activated 5 Jul 1942 • Entered Combat 2 Nov 1944 at Ardennes• Days of Combat 124• Casualties 4,031
Maj. Gen. Paul W. Newgarden (Jul 42 - Jul 44)
Maj. Gen. William H. H. Morris, Jr. (Jul 44 - May 45)
Maj. Gen. Fay B. Prickett (May 45 - inactivation)
Campaign Map of the European Theater
The 10th Armored Division entered France through the port of Cherbourg, 23 September 1944, and put in a month of training at Teurtheville, France, before entering combat. Leaving Teurtheville, 25 October, the Division moved to Mars-la-Tour, where it entered combat, 1 November, in support of the XX Corps, containing enemy troops in the area. In mid-November it went on the offensive, crossed the Moselle at Mailing, and drove to the Saar River, north of Metz. The Division was making preparations for the Third Army drive to the Rhine when it was ordered north to stop the German winter offensive, 17 December. The 10th held defensive positions against heavy opposition near Bastogne, Noville, and Bras. Resting briefly in early January, the 10th moved out again to defensive positions east of the Saar, south of the Maginot Line. On 20 February 1945 the Division returned to the attack, and took part in the clearing of the Saar-Moselle triangle. The Division then attacked north and captured. Trier, 15 March. Driving through Kaiserlautern, it advanced to the Rhine, crossed the river at Mannheim, 28 March, turned south, captured Oehringen and Heilbronn, crossed the Rems and Fils Rivers, and reached Kirchheim, meeting waning resistance. The Division crossed the Danube, 23-25 April, and took Oberammergau. In May, the 10th drove into the famed "Redoubt," and had reached Innsbruck when the war in Europe ended.
Date Activated 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.
The dates after the campaign name are the dates of the campaign not of the division.
The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the United States; , U.S. Government Printing Office. Army Battle Casualties and Nonbattle Deaths in World War II, Final Report, 1 December 1941 - 31 December 1946. US Army Center of Military History at http://www.history.army.mil/ Various divisional histories