4-AD – OOB – WW-2

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The 4th Armored Division was activated on April 15 1941 at Pille Camp, New York and moved to Camp Forrest, Tennessee, on October 2 1942 for the 1st Corps Tennessee Maneuvers. On November 17, the unit arrived at Camp Young, California, where it participated in the Desert Training Center #1 California Maneuvers. The Division was then transferred to Camp Bowie, Texas June 13 1943, staged at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts December 20 1943 until departed the Boston Port of Embarkation, and 9 days later, arrived in England on January 11 1944. The 4th Armored Division landed in France July 13 1944, crossed into Luxembourg February 9 1945 and entered Germany March 9 1945 where it was re-designated the 1st Constabulary Brigade on May 1 1946.

4-AD – Casualties : Killed in Action : 1.238; Wounded in Action : 4.246; Missing in Action : 503; Captured : 1; Battle Casualties : 5.988; Non-Battle Casualties : 4.508. Total Casualties : 10.496.


Commanding Generals : Maj Gen Henry W. Baird : April 1941 – May 1942; Maj Gen John S. Wood : May 1942 – December 1943; Maj Gen John Wood : January 1944 – December 1944; Maj Gen Hugh J. Gaffey : December 1944 – February 1945; Col Walter A. Bigby : February 1945 – February 1945; Brig Gen Holmes E. Dager : February 1945 – March 1945; Maj Gen William M. Hoge : March 1945 – June 1945; Brig Gen B. L. Clarke : June 1945 – July 1945; Brig Gen W. Lyn Roberts : July 1945 – September 1945; Maj Gen Fay B. Prickett : September 1945.

Assistant Division Commander : Col William L Roberts : 16 Mar 1945; Brig Gen William L Roberts : 1 May 1945.

Artillery Comander : Col Ernest Bixby : 11 Jan 1944 – 7 Sep 1944; Lt Col Alexander Graham : 7 Sep 1944 – Jan 5 1945; Col Alexander Graham : 5 Jan 1945.

Chief of Staff : Col Walter A. Bigby : 11 Jan 1944 – 2 Aug 1944; Lt Col David A. Watt : 2 Aug 1944 – 7 Sep 1944; Col Ernest Bixby : 7 Sep 1944 – 13 Sep 1944; Col Walter A. Bigby : 13 Sep 1944 – deactivation.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1 : Lt Col Robert M. Connelly : 11 Jan 1944 – Aug 28 1944; Lt Col John H. Himelick : 28 Aug 1944.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2 : Lt Col Harry E Brown : 11 Jan 1944.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3 : Lt Col David A. Watt Jr : 11 Jan 1944 – May 31 1944; Lt Col John B. Sullivan : 31 May 1944.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4 : Lt Col Herbert F. Krucker : 11 Jan 1944 – 5 Oct 1944; Lt Col Bernard C. Knestrick : 5 Oct 1944.

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5 : Maj James H. Van Wagenen : 12 Jun 1944 – Nov 16 1944; Lt Col James H. Van Wagenen : 16 Nov 1944.

Adjutant General : Lt Col John H. Himelick : 11 Jan 1944 – 28 Aug 1944; Lt Col Robert M. Connolly : 28 Aug 1944.

CCA : Col B. C. Clarke : 11 Jan 1944; Lt Col Creighton W. Abrams : 31 Oct 1944; Col William P. Withers : 18 Nov 1944; Brig Gen Herbert L. Earnest : 3 Dec 1944; Col Hayden A. Sears : 22 Jan 1945.

CCB : Brig Gen Holmes E. Dager : 11 Jan 1944; Lt Col Creighton W. Abrams : 8 Mar 1945; Col Creighton W. Abrams : 21 Apr 1945.

CCR : Col Louis J. Storck : 11 Jan 1944; Col Walter A. Bigby : 2 Aug 1944; Col Wendell Blanchard : 12 Sep 1944.

4-AD – Awards : Medal of Honor : 3; Distinguished Service Cross : 34; Legion of Merit : 16; Silver Star : 845; Soldiers Medal : 11; Bronze Star : 3443; Air Medal : 103.

4-AD OOB 1944-1945
Headquarters Company
Reserve Command
Combat Command A
Combat Command B
8th Tank Bn
35th Tank Bn
37th Tank Bn
10th Armored Infantry Bn
51st Armored Infantry Bn
53d Armored Infantry Bn
25th Cavalry Recon Sq (Mecz)
24th Armored Engineer Bn
144th Armored Signal Co
4th Armored Division Artillery
22d Armored Field Artillery Battalion
66th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
94th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
4th Armored Division Trains
126th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion
4th Armored Medical Battalion
Military Police Platoon
Band

4th Armored Division – Attachments
Antiaircraft Artillery
489th AAA-AW Bn (SP) – 19 Jun 44 – 19 May 45

Armored
CCA (9th Armd Div) – 26 Dec 44 – 30 Dec 44

Chemical
Able Co 86th Cml Mort Bn – 26 Sep 44 – 29 Sep 44

Engineer
995th Engr Treadway Br Co – 15 Aug 44 – 11 Apr 45

Field Artillery
28th FA Bn (8th Div) (155 How) – 27 Jul 44 – 3 Aug 44
177th FA Bn (155 How) – 3 Aug 44 – 4 Aug 44
696th Armd FA Bn – 3 Aug 44 – 6 Oct 44
5th FA Gp – 7 Aug 44 – 16 Aug 44
695th Armd FA Bn – 7 Aug 44 – 16 Aug 44
219th FA Bn (35th Div) (105 How) – 20 Aug 44 – 24 Aug 44
177th FA Gp – 20 Aug 44 – 15 Oct 44
191st FA Bn (155 How) – 20 Aug 44 – 21 Oct 44
253d Armd FA Bn – 22 Aug 44 – 7 Oct 44
179th FA Bn (155 How) – 23 Aug 44 – 17 Dec 44
216th FA Bn (35th Div) (105 How) – 19 Sep 44 – 24 Sep 44
255th FA Bn (105 How) – 15 Oct 44 – 23 Oct 44
191st FA Bn (155 How) – 22 Oct 44 – 30 Oct 44
177th FA Gp – 8 Nov 44 – 7 Dec 44
253d Armd FA Bn – 9 Nov 44 – 17 Nov 44
191st FA Bn (155 How) – 9 Nov 44 – 21 Nov 44
253d Armd FA Bn – 19 Nov 44 – 7 Dec 44
945th FA Bn (155 How) – 24 Nov 44 – 5 Dec 44
274th Armd FA Bn – 20 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
253d Armd FA Bn – 20 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
177th FA Bn (155 How) – 22 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
776th FA Bn (155 How) – 22 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
276th Armd FA Bn – 7 Feb 45 – 6 Apr 45
974th FA Bn (155 How) – 24 Feb 45 – 13 Mar 45
179th FA Bn (155 How) – 24 Feb 45 – 6 Apr 45
177th FA Gp – 25 Feb 45 – 13 Mar 45
191st FA Bn (155 How) – 13 Mar 45 – 7 Apr 45
177th FA Gp – 15 Mar 45 – 21 Mar 45
177th FA Gp – 24 Mar 45 – 26 Mar 45
177th FA Gp – 28 Mar 45 – 6 Apr 45
943d FA Bn (155 How) – 7 Apr 45 – 17 Apr 45
5th FA Gp – 7 Apr 45 – 19 Apr 45
158th Armd FA Bn – 9 Apr 45 – 17 Apr 45
177th FA Bn (155 How) – 10 Apr 45 – 17 Apr 45
177th FA Gp – 1 May 45 – 8 May 45
179th FA Bn (155 How) – 1 May 45 – 8 May 45
276th Armd FA Bn – 3 May 45-8 May 45

Infantry
13th Inf (8th Div) – 27 Jul 44 – 3 Aug 44
137th Inf (35th Div) – 20 Aug 44 – 24 Aug 44
319th Inf (80th Div) – 11 Sep 44 – 15 Sep 44
1/318th Inf (80th Div) – 12 Sep 44 – 15 Sep 44
2/320th Inf (35th Div) – 12 Sep 44 – 16 Sep 44
320th Inf (35th Div) – 19 Sep 44 – 24 Sep 44
1/328th Inf (26th Div) – 6 Dec 44 – 8 Dec 44
1/318th Inf (80th Div) – 24 Dec 44 – 28 Dec 44
2/318th Inf (80th Div) – 24 Dec 44 – 29 Dec 44
3/134th Inf (35th Div) – 28 Dec 44 – 31 Dec 44
319th Inf (80th Div) – 30 Jan 45 – 4 Feb 45
11th CT (5th Div) – 9 Mar 45-11 Mar 45
359th CT (90th Div) – 16 Mar 45 – 19 Mar 45
104th Inf (26th Div) – 24 Mar 45 – 26 Mar 45
328th Inf (26th Div) – 27 Mar 45 – 28 Mar 45
359th CT (-3d Bn) (90th Div) – 29 Mar 45 – 3 Apr 45
355th CT (89th Div) – 3 Apr 45 – 6 Apr 45
914th FA Bn (89th Div) (105 How) – 3 Apr 45 – 6 Apr 45
Charlie Co 314th Engr C Bn (89th Div) – 3 Apr 45 – 6 Apr 45

Tank Destroyer
811th TD Bn (SP) – 3 Mar 45 – 11 Mar 45
704th TD Bn (SP) – 25 Apr 45 – 20 Jul 45

4th Armored Division – Detachments
Armored
CCA – 35th Div – 15 Aug 44 – 19 Aug 44
37th Tk Bn – 26th Div – 17 Oct 44 – 26 Oct 44
37th Tk Bn – 87th Div – 14 Dec 44 – 19 Dec 44
CCB – VIII Corps – 19 Dec 44 – 20 Dec 44
CCB – 101st Abn Div – 8 Jan 45 – 9 Jan 45
CCB – 80th Div – 29 Jan 45 – 4 Feb 45
CCB – 80th Div – 22 Feb 45 – 25 Feb 45

Cavalry
25th Cav Recon Sq – XII Corps – 14 Dec 44 – 18 Dec 44

Field Artillery
94th Armd FA Bn – 2d Cav Rcn Sq – 12 Jan 45 – 18 Jan 45
66th Armd FA Bn – 4th Div – 12 Jan 45 – 30 Jan 45
22d Armd FA Bn – 2d Cav Rcn Sq – 18 Jan 45 – 23 Feb 45
94th Armd FA Bn – 2d Cav Rcn Sq – 30 Jan 45 – 21 Feb 45
66th Armd FA Bn – 4th Div – 5 Feb 45 – 23 Feb 45

Infantry
51st Armd Inf Bn – 26th Div – 19 Nov 44 – 29 Nov 44
53d Armd Inf Bn – 80th Div – 4 Feb 45 – 9 Feb 45
51st Armd Inf Bn – 80th Div – 4 Feb 45 – 18 Feb 45
53d Armd Inf Bn – 80th Div – 20 Feb 45 – 21 Feb 45

4th Armored Division – Command Post
1944
12 Jan – Chippenham (Greenways) – Wiltshire – England
8 Jul – Dorchester – Dorset – England
13 Jul – Mesnil-St-Martin (1 mi SW) – Manche – France
18 Jul – Meautis – Manche – France
30 Jul – Coutances – Manche – France
31 Jul – Cerences – Manche – France
2 Aug – St-Aubin – Ille-et-Vilaine – France
5 Aug – Bain-de-Bretagne (2 mi S) – Ille-et-Vilaine – France
6 Aug – Cosqueric – Morbihan – France
8 Aug – Trefflean (vic S) – Morbihan – France
10 Aug – Vannes (vic NE) – Morbihan – France
14 Aug – Pouance (7 mi E) – Maine-et-Loire – France
15 Aug – Ste-Cerotte – Sarthe – France
16 Aug – Ambloy – Loir-et-Cher – France
20 Aug – Lierville – Loir-et-Cher – France
21 Aug – Corbeilles (vic S) – Loiret – France
22 Aug – Courtenay – Loiret – France
26 Aug – Villeneuve l’Archeveque (4 mi N) – Yonne – France
27 Aug – Dierrey St-Pierre (vic N) – Aube – France
28 Aug – Vailly – Aube – France
31 Aug – Wassy (6 mi E) – Haute-Marne – France
1 Sep – Houdelaincourt (2 mi S) – Meuse – France
10 Sep – Punerot – Meuse – France
14 Sep – Colomby (2 mi W) – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
17 Sep – Anthelupt – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
18 Sep – Haraucourt – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
19 Sep – Athienville – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
26 Sep – Remereville – Meurthe-et-Moselle – France
12 Nov – Chateau Salins – Moselle – France
20 Nov – Haboudange – Moselle – France
25 Nov – Loudrefing – Moselle – France
28 Nov – Fenetrange – Bas-Rhin – France
19 Dec – Norry – Moselle – France
20 Dec – Arlon – Luxembourg – Belgium
28 Dec – Bodange – Luxembourg – Belgium

1945
10 Jan – Bastogne (vic SW) – Liege – Belgium
12 Jan – Rodemack – Moselle – France
15 Jan – Dudelange – Luxembourg
23 Feb – Mersch – Luxembourg
26 Feb – Obersgegen – Rhineland – Germany
26 Feb – Oberweis – Rhineland – Germany
4 Mar – Bitburg – Rhineland – Germany
7 Mar – Darscheid – Rhineland – Germany
8 Mar – Polch – Rhineland – Germany
15 Mar – Gamlen – Rhineland – Germany
16 Mar – Simmern – Rhineland – Germany
18 Mar – Bockenau – Rhineland – Germany
20 Mar – Frei Laubershein – Rhineland – Germany
23 Mar – Kongernheim – Rhineland – Germany
24 Mar – Leeheim – Hessen – Germany
25 Mar – Rossdorf – Hessen – Germany
27 Mar – Jugesheim – Hessen – Germany
28 Mar – Munzenberg – Hessen – Germany
30 Mar – Herbstein – Hessen – Germany
31 Mar – Hersfeld – Kurhessen – Germany
1 Apr – Nesselroden – Kurhessen – Germany
3 Apr – Grossenbehringen – Thuringia – Germany
4 Apr – Gotha – Thuringia – Germany
11 Apr – Bechstedstrass – Thuringia – Germany
12 Apr – Gottern – Thuringia – Germany
13 Apr – Schloben – Thuringia – Germany
13 Apr – Langenberg – Wurttemberg – Germany
14 Apr – Grumbach – Thuringia – Germany
15 Apr – Waldenburg – Wurttemberg – Germany
19 Apr – Crimmitschau – Saxony – Germany
24 Apr – Bayreuth – Bavaria – Germany
2 May – Deggendorf – Bavaria – Germany
6 May – Susice – Sudetenland – Czechoslovakia

1/Lt James H. Fields
Rank and organization : First Lieutenant, US Army, 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division. Place and date : at Rechicourt in France on September 27 1944. Fields Entered service at Houston, Texas. He was born in Caddo, Texas. GO #13, February 27 1945.

Citation : For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, at Rechicourt, France. On September 27 1944, during a sharp action with the enemy infantry and tank forces, 1/Lt James Fields personally led his platoon in a counterattack on the enemy position. Although his platoon had been seriously depleted, the zeal and fervor of his leadership was such as to inspire his small force to accomplish their mission in the face of overwhelming enemy opposition. Seeing that, one of the men had been wounded, he left his slit trench and with complete disregard for his personal safety attended the wounded man and administered first aid. While returning to his slit trench he was seriously wounded by a shell burst, the fragments of which cut through his face and head, tearing his teeth, gums, and nasal passage.

Although rendered speechless by his wounds, 1/Lt Fields refused to be evacuated and continued to lead his platoon by the use of hand signals. On one occasion, when two enemy machine guns had a portion of his unit under deadly crossfire, he left his hole, wounded as he was, ran to a light machine gun, whose crew had been knocked out, picked up the gun, and fired it from his hip with such deadly accuracy that both the enemy gun positions were silenced. His action so impressed his men that they found new courage to take up the fire fight, increasing their firepower, and exposing themselves more than ever to harass the enemy with additional bazooka and machine gun fire. Only when his objective had been taken and the enemy scattered did 1/Lt Fields consent to be evacuated to the battalion command post. At this point he refused to move further back until he had explained to his battalion commander by drawing on paper the position of his men and the disposition of the enemy forces. The dauntless and gallant heroism displayed by 1/Lt James Fields were largely responsible for the repulse of the enemy forces and contributed in a large measure to the successful capture of his battalion objective during this action. His eagerness and determination to close with the enemy and to destroy him was an inspiration to the entire command, and are in the highest traditions of the US Armed Forces.

Pvt James R. Hendrix
Rank and organization : Private, US Army. Charlie Co 53d Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division. Place and date : near Assenois in Belgium on December 26 1944. Hendrix entered service at : Lepanto, Arkansas and was born in Lepanto, Arkansas. GO #74, September 1 1945.

Citation : On the night of December 26 1944, near Assenois in Belgium, he was with the leading element engaged in the final thrust to break through to the besieged garrison at Bastogne when halted by a fierce combination of artillery and small arms fire. He dismounted from his half-track and advanced against two German 88-MM guns, and, by the ferocity of his rifle fire, compelled the gun crews to take cover and then to surrender. Later in the attack he again left his vehicle, voluntarily, to aid 2 wounded soldiers, helpless and exposed to intense machine gun fire. Effectively silencing 2 hostile machine guns, he held off the enemy by his own fire until the wounded men were evacuated. Pvt. Hendrix again distinguished himself when he hastened to the aid of still another soldier who was trapped in a burning half-track.

Braving enemy sniper fire and exploding mines and ammunition in the vehicle, he extricated the wounded man and extinguished his flaming clothing, thereby saving the life of his fellow soldier. Pvt. Hendrix, by his superb courage and heroism, exemplified the highest traditions of the military service.

Sgt Joseph J. Sadowski
Rank and organization : Sgt, US Army. 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. Place and date : in Valhey, France on September 14 1944. Sadowski entered service at : Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. GO #32 April 23 1945.

Citation : For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty at Valhey, France. On the afternoon of 14 September 1944, Sgt Sadowski as a tank commander was advancing with the leading elements of Combat Command A, 4th Armored Division, through an intensely severe barrage of enemy fire from the streets and buildings of the town of Valhey.

As Sgt Sadowski’s tank advanced through the hail of fire, it was struck by a shell from an 88-MM gun fired at a range of 20 yards. The tank was disabled and burst into flames. The suddenness of the enemy attack caused confusion and hesitation among the crews of the remaining tanks of our forces. Sgt Sadowski immediately ordered his crew to dismount and take cover in the adjoining buildings.

After his crew had dismounted, Sgt Sadowski discovered that one member of the crew, the bow gunner, had been unable to leave the tank. Although the tank was being subjected to a withering hail of enemy small arms, panzerscherck and panzerfaust, grenades, and mortar fire from the streets and from the windows of adjacent buildings, Sgt Sadowski unhesitatingly returned to his tank and endeavored to pry up the bow gunner’s hatch. While engaged in this attempt to rescue his comrade from the burning tank, he was cut down by a stream of machine gun fire which resulted in his death.

The gallant and noble sacrifice of his life in the aid of his comrade, undertaken in the face of almost certain death, so inspired the remainder of the tank crews that they pressed forward with great ferocity and completely destroyed the enemy forces in this town without further loss to themselves. The heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Sgt Sadowski, which resulted in his death, inspired the remainder of his force to press forward to victory, and reflect the highest tradition of the armed forces.

4-AD Combat Narratives

The 4-AD landed across Utah Beach, France, on July 13 1944, and entered combat on July 17, taking Coutances with CCB on July 28. It took Avranches and captured the Sée River bridge on July 30 then drove south to cut off the Brittany Peninsula as it reached Vannes on August 5. After investing Lorient on August 7, it entered an evacuated the city of Nantes on August 11 and took Orléans with CCA on August 16. By August 31, CCA had reached the Meuse River at Commercy and Pont-sur-Meuse and established bridgeheads.

Relieved there by the 80th Infantry Division on September 2 1944, the division crossed the Moselle River near Lorey against heavy opposition with CCB as CCA crossed into the Dieulouard Bridgehead stopping strong German counter attacks during September 11 to September 13. CCB forced the Marne-Rhine Canal at Crevic and Maixe against strong opposition September 15 and CCR moved into Lunéville the next day.

In a series of tank duels, the division mopped up the Arracourt region September 19 to September 22 1944. A German attack overran CCA lines on September 25 and the division lost Vic-sur-Veille and Moncourt, then withdrew the next clay from Juvelize and Coincourt.

The Battle for Hill 318 was fought on September 27-28 with heavy losses, but a day later, the division finally defeated the German attempt to take Arracourt. The division then went over to the defensive on line from Chambrey to Xanrey to Henamenil untill October 11. On October 12, the 4-AD was relieved by the 26-ID for rehabilitation.

On November 9, the division attacked and reached Fonteny which was taken by CCB on November 11. After suffering heavy tank losses to a German counter attack which retook Rodalbe on November 12, the division advanced against strong opposition to capture Dieuze and recaptured Rodalbe on November 19.

CCB crossed the Saare River at Romelfing on November 24, and cleared Baerendorf in a house-to-house fighting, checked a German counter attack there the next day, and took Wolfskirchen despite flooded streams by November 27. The division then cleared its zone of responsibility, and next opened the attack on Saare-Union on December 1, which was taken the following day by the 26-ID. The division fought the Battle of Bining on December 5 and 6, and was relieved by the 12-AD on December 7.

In response to the German Ardenne Counter offensive the division moved 150 miles as it assembled in the vicinity of the Belgian town of Arlon on December 20 while CCB reached the Bastogne area and contacted 10-AD. On December 22, the division took Martelange in the drive to relieve Bastogne, fought the Battle for Chaumont, December 23-25, and seized Bigonville in heavy combat on Christmass Day.

CCR pushed through Assenois to Bastogne on December 26, and the next day, vehicles from division entered the city and ended the siege. On December 29, CCA opened the Arlon-Bastogne Highway.

The division then held the corridor into Bastogne and gave fire support to the 35-ID, helping to clear Lutrebois on January 2 1945. CCB attacked toward Noville January 9 and the division attacked through the 6-AD toward Bourcy on January 10. The division then maintained defensive positions, clearing Hosdorf on the Our River in a local attack February 2.

CCB attacked through the 80-ID at Geichlingen on February 22 and seized the bridge over the Pruem River at Sinspelt intact the next day.

As CCA crossed the Pruem at Oberweiss on February 25, CCB established a bridgehead across the Nims River at Rittersdorf. The following day it seized the high ground north of Bitburg but was unable to clear Erdorf on the Kyll River.

On February 27, CCA took Matzen and CCB captured Fliessen. The division assembled near Bitburg on March 3, and attacked through the 5-ID on March 5, reaching the Rhine River on March 8 where it regrouped and mopped up. The division then attacked out of the Moselle Bridgehead at Treis on March 15 and reached the Nahe River at Bad Kreuznach on the following day.

It moved to the Rhine River at Worms on March 20 and crossed four days later, driving through the bridgehead there to reach the Main River near Hanau a day later. It took an undefended Darmstadt same clay.

On March 28, the 4-AD attacked across the Main River at Grossauheim and crossed the Werra River at Creuzburg on April 1. The division took Gotha on April 4, and reached the Saale River south of Jena which it crossed on April 12 to establish bridgeheads over the Zwick Mulde at Wolkenburg on April 13.

The 6-AD withdrew to corps reserve on April 19, and attacked again on May 6 through the Regen and Freyung Passes in Czechoslovakia. Forward elements were at Pisek when hostilities ended May 8 1945.

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