2nd Armored Division subdued patch Hell On Wheels


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2nd Armored Division subdued patch Hell On Wheels.

2nd Armored Division commanded, by Colonel George S. Patton, Jr. in charge of training. The division, which in February 1942 passed over to the command of Major General Willis D. Crittenberger, served with the First, Seventh, and Ninth Armies throughout the war.

Hence, 2nd  and 3rd tank divisions Both types had an infantry component of three mechanized battalions, although the heavy divisions maintained an “armored infantry regiment” organization.

Normandy invasion

The 2nd Armored Division landed at Omaha Beach in Normandy on 9 June 1944, three days after the initial Normandy landings. This was called Operation Cobra assault. However the division encircled the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich. Over the course of two hours above all american artillery fired over 700 rounds into the column.  Because the Germans suffered the loss of 50 dead, 60 wounded and 197 taken prisoner. In addition the  armored division destroyed 64 German tanks and 538 other German combat vehicles during Operation Cobra. Therefore while itself losing 49 tanks.The division inflicted over 7,370 casualties on the Germans. While suffering 914 casualties of their own. 

A special thanks to:


General George S. Patton, Jr

He was awarded

Distinguished Service Cross (2)
Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Silver Star (2)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Purple Heart


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