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US Army in WWII

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US Army in World War II
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 further information.


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 predecessors.

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

D-Day Analyzed

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
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Copyright © 2000 Rich Anderson.

Written by Rich Anderson. If you have questions or comments on this article, please contact Rich Anderson at:

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 military campaigns.

Published online: 2000.
Last Modified: 02/11/2007.

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