US Army in World War II
Notes, Sources and Links
by Rich Anderson
This sketch of the United States Army in World War II began as an appendix that
I wrote for Hitler's Last Gamble. Since the publication of that book I have
gathered more information and this is the result. In a sense this essay remains
a work in progress. Eventually I hope to expand it to include more data
weapons, equipment, and individual units, as well as links to other sources for
Balkoski, Joseph. Beyond the Beachhead. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books,
1989. This book is an excellent analysis of an American Infantry Division in
combat versus the Germans.
Dupuy, Trevor N., David Bongard, and Richard C. Anderson, Jr. Hitler's Last
Gamble. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1994. Not really the book that I
originally envisaged, but still a good general reference on the battle.
The Dupuy Institute Reference Files. These are a collection of nearly
forty years worth of research materiel dealing largely with World War II (and
military history in general). Included are copies of archival records of the
U.S., U.K., German, and Russian armies, as well as memos and letters, many from
veterans, dealing with various research projects of the Institute and its
Stanton, Shelby. Order of Battle U.S. Army in World War II. Novato, CA:
Presidio Press, 1984. An indispensable and unfortunately out of print book, I
have relied shamelessly on Mr. Stanton's excellent scholarship and knowledge of
the creation of the wartime U.S. Army.
Weigley, Russell F. Eisenhower's Lieutenants. Bloomington, IN: Indiana
University Press, 1981. A somewhat flawed analysis, but it remains one of the
better single-volume histories of the European Theater of Operations.
Stanton, Shelby, Order of Battle U.S. Army in World War II.
Indispensable and unfortunately out of print.
The U.S. Armored Forces Center
The 2nd Armored Division
The 4th Armored Division
The 6th Armored Division
The 12th Armored Division
The 10th Mountain Division
The 26th Infantry Division
The 70th Infantry Division
The 75th Infantry Division
The 99th Infantry Division
The 101st Airborne Division
The 103rd Infantry Division
The 104th Infantry Division
The 106th Infantry Division
The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
The 644th Tank Destroyer Battalion
The 737th Tank Battalion
The Tunisian Task Force
World War II Oral History
Dad’s War: Finding and Telling Your Father’s World War II Story
Combat Stories of World War II
U.S. Army Insignia Home Page
The National D-Day Museum
The Normandy Campaign 1944
The Huertgen Forest
The Center for Research into the Battle of the Ardennes (CRIBA)
The Battle of the Bulge
Tactical Air Power
The Dupuy Institute
Copyright © 2000 Rich Anderson.
Written by Rich Anderson. If you have questions or comments on this
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About the author:
Richard C. Anderson, Jr. works as the Chief Historian at the The
Dupuy Institute (a non-profit organization dedicated to scholarly
research and objective analysis of historical data related to armed conflict
and the resolution of armed conflict. The Dupuy Institute provides
independent, historically-based analyses of lessons learned from modern
Published online: 2000.
Last Modified: 02/11/2007.
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