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  6th Army Group
The 6th Army Group was organized in 1944 in Corsica to provide operational control over the combined French and American forces participating in the invasion of southern France.
The Sixth Army Group, also known as the Southern Group of Armies, was commanded by Lt. Gen.
The Group's operations progressed into the area of the High Vosges, across the German frontier, and finally to Western Austria, and the Lake of Constance.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/6ag.htm   (170 words)

  
 Combat Chronicle- 13th Armored Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
After performing occupation duties, the Division moved to Homberg near Kassel to prepare for combat under the Third Army, 5 April.
At Altenkirchen, it was attached to the XVIII Corps and prepared for the Rose Pocket operation..
23 March 1945: Attached to the Seventh Army, 6th Army Group.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/lineage/cc/013ad.htm   (398 words)

  
 Key Area #5
In a break with Army policy that had provided for racially segregated units, African-American members of rear-area support units were asked to volunteer as private and private first class to serve as infantrymen in otherwise white units where their assistance was most needed.
Army Group the platoons were assigned to divisions in-groups of three, with each division then distributing one platoon to each regiment.
Army Group where the platoons were misused by combining them to form armored infantry companies, the experiment was highly successful.
chppm-www.apgea.army.mil /co2/CO2_book/Fa5.htm   (873 words)

  
 Operation Nordwind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
After the 7th Army launched its airborne and amphibious invasion of southern France from the Mediterranean on 15 August it rapidly attacked north to link up on 11 September 1944 with the southern flank or 12th Army Group which was attacking east from Normandy to the German border.
The Army Groups were disposed with Montgomery's 21st in the north, Bradley's 12th in the center and Dever's 6th in the south.
Army Group Ober Rhine, a special group directly under Hitler's headquarters was organized to seize a bridge head on the west back of the Rhine followed by an attack west to link up with the Vosges attack, thus cutting off and isolating VI Corps.
www.trailblazersww2.org /divisionhistory/nordwind_matax.htm   (6925 words)

  
 Riviera to the Rhine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
For the moment the front of the 6th Army Group remained stable, but resembled a reverse letter S with its double bulge-a northern one between Saarbrucken and Strasbourg, with the Haguenau forest and the town of Lauterbourg at its apex, and a southern one north of Mulhouse around the city of Colmar.
As the army group slowly made the transition from offensive to defensive operations, its commanders recognized that their long curving front lines were particularly unsuited for the new mission.
Intelligence at the 6th Army Group headquarters placed the 21st Panzer Division and the 17th SS and 25th Panzer Grenadier Divisions somewhere in the Zweibruecken area, about ten miles behind the Sarre River line; American patrols had identified elements of these units and nine German infantry divisions on their fronts.
www.trailblazersww2.org /divisionhistory/riviera.htm   (6726 words)

  
 Jacob Loucks Devers, General, United States Army
One of General Devers' organizational innovations at Fort Knox was the addition of light aircraft to armored field artillery battalions to increase the mobility of firepower of the armored division artillery.
In later years, as Commander, Army Ground Forces, he continued his pioneering in force development when he directed the development and organization of helicopter-borne units in the post-World War II Army.
He subsequently was graduated from the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College and continued his service with artillery units in the United States until 1939, when he became Chief of Staff of the Panama Canal Department.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /jldevers.htm   (736 words)

  
 USFA History - Page 2
On May 12 1945, Seventh Army was withdrawn from 6th Army Group and placed under the control of 12th Army Group in Wiesbaden.
The 12th Army Group, commanded by Gen Bradley, was headquartered at Wiesbaden, and commanded the four Armies (First, Third, Ninth and Fifteenth) that comprised the center of the VE-Day battle line (12th Army Group's front was 550 miles long).
On 21 May, XV Corps was relieved from assignment to Seventh Army and reassigned with all of its assigned and attached troops to Third Army.
www.usfava.com /USFA_History2.htm   (452 words)

  
 Army Group
Three interallied ground commands known as Army Groups had operational control, under SHAEF, of the British, French, and United States Armies in the European Theater--the Twinty- first Army Group, the Twelfth Army Group, and the Sixth Army Group.
During the Cold War, integration of NATO land forces in the Central Region was effected at the national corps level by two Army Groups: Northern Army Group (NORTHAG), which included the British Army On The Rhine (BAOR), and Central Army Group (CENTAG).
Structural changes began in June of 1993, when HQ Central Army Group (CENTAG, Heidelberg, GE) and Northern Army Group (NORTHAG, Monchengladbach, GE) were deactivated and replaced by Headquarters Allied Land Forces Central Europe (LANDCENT), which was activated in Heidelberg on 01 July 1993.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/army-group.htm   (696 words)

  
 Combat Chronicle- 3d Infantry Division
The 3d pushed on to take Augsburg and Munich, 27-30 April, and was in the vicinity of Salzburg when the war in Europe ended.
15 September 1944: VI Corps, Seventh Army, 6th Army Group.
12 March 1945: XV Corps, Seventh Army, 6th Army Group.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/lineage/cc/003id.htm   (639 words)

  
 Insigne
A number of 7th Army personnel who had served with "S" Force, along with personnel from the First French Army, formed a "T" Force that operated in the South of France, targeting cities as they fell in the wake of the invasion.
On 12 October 1944, 6th Army Group requested a specific allocation of personnel for the purpose of forming a "T" Force.
On 9 February 1945, Headquarters, 6th Army Group, established the 6860th Headquarters Detachment Intelligence Assault Force ("T" Force), authorizing the unit the requested allocation of 9 officers and 43 enlisted personnel.
www.insigne.org /T-Force-I.htm   (2412 words)

  
 Rhineland Campaign
Instead of a quick dash into the heart of Germany, what awaited General Eisenhower's armies was an exhausting campaign in horrid weather against a foe whose determination was steeled by the belief that he was fighting for the very survival of his homeland.
He charged the 12th Army Group with capturing Brest (in western France) and executing a limited attack to divert German forces southward until Montgomery had established his bridgehead over the Rhine.
First, 21 Army Group planners believed that the German defenses in the Eindhoven-Arnhem corridor were thinly manned by disorganized formations of "low category" soldiers who would offer little resistance to the lightly armed airborne troops, much less to the rapid advance of the armored forces of 30 Corps.
www.45thdivision.org /CampaignsBattles/rhineland.htm   (10029 words)

  
 Group
A Group is a brigade-sized unit normally commanded by a Colonel.
Area Support Group were formed with the realignment of USAREUR communities in October 1991 from separate US Military Community Activities (USMCAs or MILCOMs) to the present Area Support Group and Base Support Battalion structure.
To expand Base Operations to support contingency operations, the ASG has command and control over the United States Army Intermediate Staging Base (ISB), which is the main staging area for the reception, staging, and onward movement of all troops passing through the area of operations (AO).
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/army/unit/group.htm   (742 words)

  
 USAREUR History Office
The Army Group headquarters was inactivated in June 1945, whereupon the headquarters of the U.S. Seventh Army moved from Augsburg to Heidelberg, officially opening at Großdeutschland-Kaserne on 22 July 1945.
During this time the headquarters of the U.S. Army in Europe, then known as the U.S. Forces, European Theater (USFET), was stationed in Frankfurt in the IG Farben Building (the Abrams building).
On 15 March 1947, the same day Third Army headquarters was inactivated, USFET was redesignated as the European Command (EUCOM), not to be confused with the joint United States European Command (USEUCOM) of today.
www.history.hqusareur.army.mil /campbell.htm   (873 words)

  
 NORDWIND Revisited
On 5 January, after NORDWIND's main effort had failed, Himmler's Army Group Oberrhein finally began its supporting thrusts against the southern flank of Brooks' VI Corps, with the XIV SS Corps launching a cross-Rhine attack north of Strasbourg.
Patch's Seventh Army, reinforced with the newly arrived 12th Armored Division, tried to drive the Germans from the Gambsheim area, a region laced with canals, streams, and lesser watercourses.
During an intense battle between units of the 45th Division and the 6th SS Mountain Division in the Low Vosges, the Germans surrounded an American battalion that had refused to give ground.
ehistory.osu.edu /world/library/books/wwii/army/bulge/0035.cfm   (513 words)

  
 Fort Belvoir Command Group
She entered the Army on 28 August 1984, as a Personnel Administration Specialist.
She also served as the Commandant for the Secretary of the General Staff, and First Sergeant for Headquarters Company, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army.
Her most recent assignment was Command Sergeant Major for Headquarters Battalion, Fort Belvoir, VA. CSM Anbiya is a graduate of Class 54, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
www.belvoir.army.mil /Command_Group.asp?id=sergeant   (254 words)

  
 THE 6TH ARMY GROUP @ www.ezboard.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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p098.ezboard.com /b6tharmygroup   (184 words)

  
 Army Air Forces:479th Antisubmarine
Note: Most of this data is from the Office of Air Force History's Air Force Combat Units of World War II by Maurer Maurer, first published in 1961.
There will be errors and omissions, please submit corrections with source through the Group updates page.
Constituted as 479th Antisubmarine Group on 1 Jul 1943 and activated in England on 8 Jul. Assigned to AAF Antisubmarine Command.
www.armyairforces.com /dbgroups.asp?Group=289   (86 words)

  
 Fort Lewis Internet
Brothers in arms remembered the first Arrowhead Brigade Soldier to lose his life during its second deployment to Iraq as a man of deep faith and consummate leadership skills.
Boxer Jimmie Villa becomes second post athlete to qualify for the Army's World Class Athlete Program this summer.
Jimmie Villa, a former Army and Armed Forces boxing champion, will leave Sept. 11 for a spot with the Army's World Class Athlete Program at Fort Carson.
www.lewis.army.mil   (238 words)

  
 Army Nebelwerfer Units
22 Jun 41 assigned to Regimentstab der Nebeltruppe zbV 2, XXXXVIII Corps (mot.), 1st Panzer Group, Army Group South; 3./ assigned to XXXXIV Corps with NbW.
Corps, 9th Army, Army Group Center with NbW.
Panzerkorps, 1st Panzer Group, Army Group South, with 4.
orbat.com /site/sturmvogel/werfer.html   (7666 words)

  
 Independent Pioniere-Truppen
November 44 formed by Army Group Center from Stab/Pion.Rgt.
5 Oct 41 XIII Corps, 4th Panzer Group, Army Group Center as besp.
5 Oct 41 IX Corps, 4th Army, Army Group Center as besp.
orbat.com /site/sturmvogel/pioniere.html   (8577 words)

  
 USAG Stuttgart
To read the full edition of The Citizen click here.
Before summer draws to a close, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Commander Col. Kenneth G. Juergens invites all community members enjoy an afternoon of friendship and friendly competition at the inaugural Commander’s Golf Tournament Sept. 15 on the lush, rolling hills of the Stuttgart Golf Course in Kornwestheim.
This four-person scramble/best ball event will begin with an 8:30 a.m.
www.stuttgart.army.mil   (208 words)

  
 Army Group A
XL Air Corps - Group Captain Christopher Husarik
Hal Far Naval Air Station - Group Captain Ruth Anne Willitts
Portugese Ocean Escort Group One - Lt. Cdr.
scromett.com /ArmyGroupA.htm   (2380 words)

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