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Author Topic: US Armored Division TO&E's  (Read 24284 times)
Mad Russian

« on: 20 May 2009, 04:48:00 »

US Armored Units

US armored units underwent a considerable number of changes - most of them forced by operational requirements -- during the war. The most significant of these were the reorganization of the armored divisions in 1943 and the modified Tables of Equipment (TE) that were utilized by most tank battalions in Europe during late 1944 and early 1945. The modified TE was put in effect when losses of medium tanks in Europe outpaced the Army's ability to replace them and reduced the number of medium tanks in the battalion from fifty-three to forty-one. All of the light armored divisions and separate tank battalions in Europe in the fall of 1944 were placed on the modified establishment. It is probable that those divisions (8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th) and battalions that arrived in late 1944 retained the original TE, although some separate battalions were temporarily stripped of equipment to provide replacement stocks for the battalions that were already in combat. One battalion, the 740th, was stripped when it arrived in Europe in December 1944. Then it was hastily refitted from a British tank repair depot on 18 December and was flung into the path of KG Pieper during the Ardennes Offensive. The 740th's odd lot of equipment included M4s, Fireflies, M10 and M36 tank destroyers, and M8 armored cars, all of which were equipped with British radios -- which the Americans didn't know how to use! Despite this handicap the battalion (actually a reinforced company) materially assisted in halting Pieper's advance west of Stoumont Station by a combination of good luck and excellent gunnery.

As first organized, the armored regiments medium tank was the M3A1 or M3A4 Grant, the light tank was the M3 or M3A1 Stuart, and the assault gun was the T30 Howitzer Motor Carriage (a 105mm howitzer mounted on an armored halftrack). In early 1943 the M4 Sherman the M3 series. Later in 1943 the M5 Stuart replaced the M3 and a purpose designed assault gun, the M8 HMC 75mm, replaced the T30. The M4 105mm assault gun in turn replaced the M8 in early 1944, except in the light tank battalions.

A total of 16 armored divisions were eventually organized (1st-14th, 16th, and 20th). Of these, only two, the 2nd and the 3rd retained the "heavy" organization throughout the war. All of the other divisions were reorganized as light divisions prior to leaving the US (except the 1st, which converted to the light organization while in Italy during July 1944). All of the armored divisions served in the ETO or in Italy.

The light armor division organization (TO&E 17-2, dated 15 September 1943) included a Division Headquarters and Headquarters (H&H) Company, two Combat Command Headquarters (CCA and CCB), a Reserve Combat Command Headquarters (CCR), three tank battalions (of three medium and one light tank companies), three armored infantry battalions, three eighteen-gun artillery battalions, a cavalry reconnaissance squadron (battalion), an engineer battalion, and division services. The division was commanded by a major general, the combat commands by a brigadier general (who was also assistant division commander) and two colonels. The division included 77 light tanks, 168 medium tanks, 18 M4 105mm assault guns, 54 M7 105mm SP artillery pieces, 54 M8 armored cars, 450 halftracks, 1,031 motor vehicles, and 8 light observation aircraft. Total personnel strength was 10,754.

Two problems with the light armored division as it was organized were quickly found after the divisions first entered combat in Normandy in June 1944. First, was that the division had insufficient truck transport space to haul the basic load of supplies authorized. To correct this, two Quartermaster Truck companies were permanently attached to each of the light armored divisions. Second, was that the CCR Headquarters as organized was only capable of administrative functions and consisted of only eight officers and men. It quickly became obvious that the ability to field a third, tactical headquarters was highly desirable. As a result, many of the light divisions had an Armor Group Headquarters attached to augment CCR (the armor group had proven redundant as a tactical headquarters commanding separate tank battalions and were usually assigned to corps).

The heavy armored division organization (TO&E 17-1, dated 1 March 1942, with Changes 1 & 2, dated to 29 October 1942) included two three-battalion tank regiments (the 1st battalion was light, with three light tank companies, the 2nd and 3rd battalions were medium, each with three medium tank companies), a three-battalion armored infantry regiment, and only two combat commands, the rest of the divisional units were nearly identical to those in the light division. The heavy division included 158 light tanks, 232 medium tanks, 24 M4 105mm assault guns, 17 M8 assault guns, 54 M7 105mm SP artillery pieces, 54 M8 armored cars, 640 halftracks, 1,242 motor vehicles, and 8 light observation aircraft. The total personnel strength of the division was 14,664.

Another problem was associated with both the light and the heavy armor divisions. Theoretically the armor division was intended to act as the maneuver reserve for the corps and to break through enemy fronts ruptured by infantry assaults supported by the separate battalions. The armor division was to conduct deep pursuit of the enemy once the front was broken through. In practice, the width of the front in Europe meant that armored divisions were often used in static defensive roles, for which they were not designed. A critical weakness was the fact that the infantry component of the division was to small to withstand the attrition of long-term defensive or offensive missions. Although they were each over 1,000 men strong, many of the personnel in the armored infantry battalions were drivers, mechanics, or manned heavy weapons. As a result, the actual "rifle" strength of the battalion was somewhat less than one-half that, 450 men.

The armor regiment was organized with nine companies (lettered A-I), a Headquarters and Headquarters (H&H) Company, an Assault Gun Company, a Reconnaissance Company, a Service Company, and a Maintenance Company. The battalions in the regiment each had a small H&H Company (with a Mortar Platoon) and a Service Company.

The tank battalions of the light armor division and the separate medium tank battalions were all organized identically. They had four lettered companies (A-C and D, which was a light tank company), a Service Company, and an H&H Company with a HQ, a Mortar Platoon, a Reconnaissance Platoon, and an Assault Gun Platoon.

The MX battalions were similarly organized, but had three MX Tank companies, lettered A-C, and a medium company, D, which provided gunfire support.

The separate light tank battalions had only three companies (A-C), and were equipped with three M8 HMC in an Assault Gun Section in the H&H Company, rather than with a six-gun M4 105mm platoon as in the medium tank battalions.

One-hundred-and-eighteen tank battalions were eventually formed. One was the sole pre-war Regular Army separate battalion (70th). Ten additional Regular Army battalions were formed in 1941, prior to the outbreak of war (originally the 71st-80th, they were later redesignated the 751st-760th). Four were organized from prewar National Guard tank companies (191st-194th). Seventy-one were created by the reorganization of the armored divisions (1st-6th, 8th-11th, 13th-27th, 31st, 34th-48th, 68th, 69th, 80th, 81st, 706th-718th, 771st-780th, and 786th-788th). Thirty were formed as separate battalions (28th, 701st, 702nd, 735th-750th, 761th-764th, 766th, 767th, 781st-785th). Two were created by converting existing tank destroyer battalions (the 662nd and 812th). Two were destroyed in the Philippines on 9 April 1942, the 192nd and 194th Light (except B/194th which remained behind and was reorganized as the 602nd Medium Tank Company). In addition to the 602nd at least two other separate companies (the 601st Light and 603rd) were formed and served in the Pacific. The 758th Light, 761st, and 784th battalions were all Colored units.

The separate battalions were utilized to form a number of specialized units. Nine were converted to amphibian battalions (the 708th Tank, 715th Tractor, 718th Tractor, 742nd Tank, 764th Tractor, 773rd Tractor, 776th Tank, 780th Tank, and 788th Tractor), of which two were reorganized as amphibian tractor battalions (708th and 773rd). All except the 742nd and 764th saw service in the Pacific. Five were organized as mine exploder (Special, MX) battalions. Three were reconverted to standard medium battalions in the field, but the 738th and 739th were used operationally for mine clearing in Europe. One was equipped as a flamethrower tank battalion, the 713th, and two others, the 743rd and 747th, were partially equipped as flamethrowers. The 28th Tank Battalion was activated as an airborne tank battalion, but was reorganized as a medium battalion in October 1944.

Of the sixty-one separate tank battalions on 1 January 1945:

Thirty-one were in the ETO: the 70th (also served in Tunisia and Sicily as a light tank battalion), 191st (also served in Tunisia and Italy), 701st, 702nd, 707th, 709th, 712th, 735th, 736th, 737th, 738th MX, 739th MX, 740th, 741st, 743rd, 744th Light, 745th, 746th, 747th, 748th, 749th, 750th, 753rd (also served in Sicily and Italy), 756th (also served in Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy as a light tank battalion, reorganized as a medium battalion 15 Dec 43), 759th Light, 761st, 771st, 774th, 778th, 781st, and 784th.

Six were in the MTO: the 751st, 752nd, 755th, 757th, 758th Light, and 760th.

Thirteen were in the PTO: the 44th, 193rd, 706th, 710th, 711th, 713th Armored Flamethrower, 716th, 754th, 762nd, 763rd, 766th, 767th, and 775th.

Six were in route to the ETO: the 717th, 772nd, 777th, 782nd, 786th, and 787th.

Five were in the US: the 28th, 779th and 785th were all sent to the Philippines in 1945, but didn't see combat), the 662nd (disbanded February 1945) and the 812th never left the U.S.

Three otherwise standard medium battalions were equipped and trained in the use of Duplex-Drive (DD) tanks for the Normandy Invasion (the 70th, 741st, and 743rd). Three DD-equipped battalions also participated in the invasion of southern France (the 191st, 753rd, and 756th), while one was utilized in the crossing of the Rhine River, the 736th.

Three DD-equipped battalions also participated in the invasion of southern France (the 191st, 753rd, and 756th), while one was utilized in the crossing of the Rhine River, the 736th.

In addition to those converted from tank battalions, thirteen other amphibian tractor battalions (the 534th, 535th, 536th, 539th, 540th, 658th, 672nd, 720th, 726th, 727th, 728th, and 826th) and one amphibian tank battalion (the 795th) were formed, some by converting existing tank destroyer and armored infantry battalions. All except for the 535th, 720th and the 795th saw service in the Pacific

Tank Types:

Medium tank types utilized included the M3 Grant, M4 Sherman 75mm, M4 Sherman 76mm, and the M26 Pershing. All tank battalions that landed in Normandy were equipped with the M4 Sherman 75. However, by late June and early July of 1944, a number of M4 Sherman 76mm tanks were available and began to replace the 75mm armed tanks. Replaced M4 Sherman 75 tanks were then refitted by Ordnance workshops (when possible) with the 76mm. By late 1944 there was usually one M4 Sherman 76mm per platoon. However, the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Armored divisions which arrived in late 1944 were entirely equipped with the M4 Sherman 76mm. This was also true of the divisions which arrived in 1945 (the 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, and 20th). Of course, combat losses in these divisions were replaced by whatever was available -- which often meant M4 Sherman 75 mm tanks.

An important variant of the M4 was the M4A3E2 Jumbo assault tank. This modified vehicle was heavily armored (although all initial production models were equipped with the 75mm). Few (254) were factory built, however Ordnance workshops of the US First and Third Armies successfully modified many M4s in the field to Jumbos (between January and March 1945 the Third Army alone produced 108 of these "ersatz Jumbos," it appears that about 100 additional were produced in 1944). Allocation of the Jumbo varied. Usually they were found in the armored divisions, although some First Army separate tank battalions also had them. Normally there was no more than one "Jumbo" per company, although some divisions organized them as a complete company within the battalion.

The first M26 Pershing tanks were delivered in January 1945, the 3rd and 9th Armored divisions each being issued ten. In the 9th Armored Division these were used to form a temporary 4th Platoon in two tank companies. Those of the 9th Armored Division participated in the seizure of the Remagen Bridge. The M24 Chaffee light tank appeared in the ETO in December 1944, initially going to the 759th Light Tank Battalion, and then, as available, to the light tank companies of the armored divisions and cavalry mechanized squadrons.


US Armored Units

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TO and E for a US armored division January 1945
(proposed formation)

Organisational Summary American Armored Division

Table of Organization

Division Headquarters (T/O 7-1)
1 Major General
2 Colonels
12 Lt. Colonels
11 Majors
1 Major or Captain
17 Captains
3 1st Lts
8 Warrant Officers
10 Master Sergeants
8 Technical Sergeants
6 Staff Sergeants
8 Sergeants
1 Corporal
10 Technician Grade 3
44 Technician Grade 4
30 Technician Grade 5
2 Privates 1st Class
Total: 55 Officers and 119 Enlisted men

140 .30 cal M1 carbines,
21 .45 cal M1911 pistols
1 .45 cal M3A1 submachine gun

Headquarters Company (T/O 7-2)
1 Major
1 Captain
2 1st Lts
1 2nd Lt
1 1st Sergeant
1 Technical Sergeants
6 Staff Sergeants
9 Sergeants
5 Corporals
16 Technician Grade 4
31 Technician Grade 5
18 Privates 1st Class
23 Privates:
Total: 5 Officers and 110 Enlisted

2 M8 light armored cars
12 halftracks without armament
68 x .30 cal M1 carbines
7 x .30 cal flexible LMGs
7 x .50 cal HB flexible
HMGs, 37 .45 cal M3A1 submachine gun
3 57mm anti-tank guns
10 2.36" rocket launchers
1 .45 cal M1911 pistol
9 .30 cal M1 rifles
3 light tanks
3 1-ton trailers
10 ¼-ton trucks
2 3/4-ton weapons carriers
3 2½-ton trucks

Headquarters & Headquarters Companies, Combat Command
(T/O 17-20-1)

1 Brigadier General
1 Lt. Colonel
3 Majors
3 Captains
3 1st Lts
2 2nd Lts
1 Warrant Officer
2 Master Sergeants
1 1st Sergeant
2 Technical Sergeants
5 Staff Sergeants
3 Sergeants
1 Corporal
16 Technician Grade 4
28 Technician Grade 5
7 Privates 1st Class
11 Privates
Total: 14 Officers and 76 Enlisted

7 halftracks without armament
58 .30 cal M1 carbines
3 .30 cal flexible LMGs
4 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs
27 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns
8 2.36" rocket launchers
5 .45 cal M1911 pistols,
3 light tanks
1 M10 ammunition trailer
2 ¼-ton trailers
2 1-ton trailers
9 ¼-ton trucks,
2 2½-ton trucks

1 Colonel
1 Lt. Colonel
3 Majors
3 Captains
2 1st Lts
1 2nd Lt
1 Warrant Officer
2 Master Sergeants
1 1st Sergeant
2 Technical Sergeants
5 Staff Sergeants
3 Sergeants
1 Corporal
16 Technician Grade 4
28 Technician Grade 5
7 Privates 1st Class
11 Privates:
Total: 14 Officers and 76 Enlisted

7 halftracks without armament
56 .30 cal M1 carbines, 3 .30 cal flexible LMGs
4 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs
28 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns
8 2.36" rocket launchers
5 .45 cal M1911 pistols
3 light tanks, 1 M10 ammunition trailer
2 ¼-ton trailers
2 1-ton trailers
9 ¼-ton trucks
2 2½-ton trucks

Headquarters Reserve Command (CCR) (T/O 17-30-1)
1 Colonel
2 Majors
2 Technical Sergeants
1 Staff Sergeant
1 Technician Grade 4
1 Technician Grade 5
Total: 3 Officers  
5 Enlisted

5 .30 cal M1 carbines
3 .45 cal M1911 pistols

Armored Signals Company (T/O 11-57)
1 Lt. Colonel
1 Major
1 captain
6 1st Lts
2 2nd Lts
3 Warrant Officers
3 Master Sergeants
1 1st Sergeant
12 Technical Sergeants
20 Staff Sergeants
7 Sergeants
2 Corporals,
11 Technician Grade 3
42 Technician Grade 4
103 Technician Grade 5
32 Privates 1st Class  
46 Privates.
Total: 14 Officers & 297 Enlisted

19 halftracks without armament
229 .30 cal M1 carbines
13 .30 cal flexible LMGs
13 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs
62 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns
24 2.36" rocket launchers
2 .45 cal M1911 pistols
10 ¼-ton trailer
22 ¼-ton trucks
19 2½-ton trucks
2 2½-ton small arms repair truck, & 6 K-52 trailers

Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (T/O 2-25)
1 Lt. Colonel
2 Majors
10 Captains
12 1st Lts
12 2nd Lts
3 Warrant Officers
2 Master Sergeants
6 1st Sergeants
10 Technical Sergeants
32 Staff Sergeants
60 Sergeants
75 Corporals
89 Technician Grade 4
115 Technician Grade 5
118 Privates 1st Class
153 Privates
Total: 45 Officers 849 Enlisted men

52 M8 armored cars
32 halftracks without armament
536 .30 cal M1 carbines
8 75mm howitzer motor carriages
66 .30 cal flexible LMGs
27 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs
235 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns
37 2.36" rocket launchers
36 60mm mortars
3 81mm mortars
3 .45 cal M1911 pistols
120 .30 cal M1 rifles
14 M10 ammunition trailers
34 1-ton trailers
107 ¼-ton trucks
20 2½-ton trucks
1 heavy wrecker truck  
3 light tank recovery vehicles

3 Tank Battalions (T/O 17-25), each with:
1 Lt. Colonel
2 Majors
10 Captains
12 1st Lts
12 2nd Lts
3 Warrant Officers
2 Master Sergeants
6 1st Sergeants
10 Technical Sergeants
32 Staff Sergeants
60 Sergeants
75 Corporals
89 Technician Grade 4
115 Technician Grade 5
118 Privates 1st Class
153 Privates
Total: 40 Officers & 660 Enlisted

13 halftracks without armament
240 .30 cal M1 carbines
3 M21 halftracks with mortars
12 .30 cal flexible LMGs
20 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs
437 .45 cal M3A1 submachine
guns, 35 2.36" rocket launchers
3 .45 cal M1911 pistols
20 .30 cal M1 rifles,
17 light tanks,
53 medium tanks,
6 medium tanks with 105mm howitzers,
17 M10 ammunition trailers
6 ¼-ton trailers,
32 1-ton trailers,
22 ¼-ton trucks,
2 3-4/ton weapons carriers,
39 2½-ton trucks, 2 heavy
wrecker trucks, 1 light tank recovery vehicle,  
5 M32 tank recovery vehicles without armament.
3 Infantry Battalions: (T/O 7-25), each with:
1 Lt. Colonel,
2 Majors,
9 Captains,
11 1st Lts,
13 2nd Lts,
3 Warrant Officers,
2 Master Sergeants,
5 1st Sergeants,
22 Technical Sergeants,
76 Staff Sergeants,
44 Sergeants,
23 Corporals,
35 Technician Grade 4,
125 Technician Grade 5,
444 Privates 1st Class
180 Privates:
Total: 39 Officers & 956 Enlisted

72 halftracks without armament,
376 .30 cal M1 carbines,
3 75mm howitzer motor carriages,
3 M21 halftracks with
81mm mortars,
37 .30 cal flexible HMGs,
22 .30 cal flexible LMGs,
42 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs,
138 .30 cal M1 carbines,
9 57mm anti-tank guns,
74 2.36" rocket launchers,
9 60mm mortars,
1 81mm mortar,
3 .45 cal M1911 pistols,
469 .30 cal M1 rifles,
9 .30 cal M1903A4 rifles,
3 medium tanks with 105mm howitzers,
8 M10 ammunition trailers,
21 1-ton trailers,
23 ¼-ton trucks,
2 3/4-ton weapons carrier,
21 2½-ton trucks,
1 heavy wrecker truck,
1 M32 tank recovery
vehicle without armament.


Headquarters & Headquarters Battery: (T/O 6-160-1):
1 Colonel,
1 Lt.Colonel,
4 Majors, 3 Captains,
3 4 1st Lts,
1 Warrant Officer,
2 Master Sergeants,
1 1st Sergeant, 2
Technical Sergeants,
8 Staff Sergeants,
1 Sergeant,
8 Corporals,
1 Technician Grade 3,
10 Technician Grade 4,
24 Technician Grade 5,
11 Privates 1st Class & 14 Privates
Total: 13 Officers & 82 Enlisted

1 M20 utility armored car without armament,
65 .30 cal M1 carbines,
1 .30 cal flexible LMG,
8 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs,
21 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns,
6 2.36" rocket launchers,
9 .45 cal M1911 pistols,
2 ¼-ton trailers,
4 1-ton trailers,
7 ¼-ton trucks,
5 3/4-ton weapons carriers,
5 2½-ton cargo

3 Armored Artillery Battalions (T/O 6-165)
each with:
1 Lt. Colonel,
2 Majors,
8 Captains,
12 1st Lts,
8 2nd Lts,
2 Warrant Officers,
2 Master Sergeants,
5 1st Sergeants,
5 Technical Sergeants,
26 Staff Sergeants,
31 Sergeants,
46 Corporals,
1 Technician Grade 3,
53 Technician Grade 4,
90 Technician Grade 5,
99 Privates 1st Class & 119 Privates.
Total: 33 Officers & 477 Enlisted

30 halftracks without armament,
391 .30 cal M1 carbines,
18 self propelled 105mm howitzers,
20 .30 cal flexible LMGs,
24 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs,
114 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns,
40 2.36" rocket launchers,
5 .45 cal M1911 pistols,
3 medium tanks,
33 M10 ammunition trailers,
1 ¼-ton trailer, 20
1-ton trailers,
20 ¼-ton trucks,
6 3/4-ton weapons carriers,
25 2½-ton cargo trucks,
1 heavy wrecker truck,
2 M32 tank recovery vehicles without armament.
Armored Engineer Battalion: (T/O 5-215)
1 Lt. Colonel
2 Majors
8 Captains
10 1st Lts
11 2nd Lts
3 Warrant Officers
3 Master Sergeants
4 1st Sergeants
7 Technical Sergeants
28 Staff Sergeants
45 Sergeants
31 Corporals
61 Technician Grade 4
180 Technician Grade 5
120 Privates 1st Class & 146 Privates
Total: 35 Officers & 625 Enlisted

4 truck mounted air compressors
3 35 DBHP crawler type tractors
3 low-bed 8-ton trailers
9 2½-ton type I utility trailers
6 6-ton (treadway) cargo trucks
4 engineer water supply equipment
1 trailer mounted welding equipment
15 halftracks without armament
143 .30 cal M1 carbines
18 .30 cal flexible LMGs
20 .30 cal flexible HMGs
20 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs
103 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns
29 2.36" rocket launchers
3 .45 cal M1911 pistols
411 .30 cal M1 rifles
2 M10 ammunition trailers
24 1-ton trailers
25 ¼-ton trucks
7 3/4-ton weapons carriers
27 2½-ton cargo trucks
18 2½-ton dump trucks
1 heavy wrecker truck

Headquarters & Headquarters Company: (T/O 17-60-1)
1 Colonel
2 Majors
1 Captain
1 1st Lt
2 2nd Lts
2 Master Sergeants
1 1st Sergeant
1 Technical Sergeant
5 Staff Sergeants
2 Sergeants
3 Corporals
13 Technician Grade
4, 23 Technician Grade 5
19 Privates 1st Class, 23 Privates
Total: 7 Officers & 92 Enlisted

1 5-passenger medium sedan
2 halftracks without armamens
53 .30 cal M1 carbines
2 .30 cal flexible LMGs
2 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs
37 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns
4 2.36" rocket launchers
3 .45 cal M1911 pistols
6 .30 cal M1 rifles
9 1-ton trailers
12 ¼-ton trucks
10 3/4-ton weapons carriers
9 2½-ton cargo trucks

Ordnance Maintenance Battalion (T/O 9-65)
1 Lt. Colonel
4 Majors
8 Captains
19 1st Lts
8 2nd Lts
6 Warrant Officers
7 Master Sergeants
4 1st Sergeants
33 Technical Sergeants
40 Staff Sergeants
12 Sergeants
5 Corporals
83 Technician Grade 3
156 Technician Grade 4
252 Technician Grade 5
30 Privates 1st Class
64 Privates
Total: 46 Officers & 686 Enlisted

4 halftracks without armament
556 .30 cal M1 carbines, 28
.30 cal flexible LMGs
38 .50 cal HB flexible HMGs
171 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns
4 2.36" rocket launchers
3 .45 cal M1911 pistols
75 1-ton trailers
26 ¼-ton trucks
19 3/4-ton weapons carriers
3 2½-ton artillery
repair trucks (Load A)
82 2½-ton cargo trucks
3 2½-ton electrical repair trucks
3 2½-ton instrument repair trucks
4 2½-ton machine shop trucks (Load A)
1 2½-ton machine shop truck (Load B)
1 2½-ton, 3 2½-ton small arms repair trucks
4 2½-ton welding trucks
11 4-ton cargo trucks
9 40-ton tank recovery trailer trucks
11 heavy wrecking trucks
3 power driven decontaminating trucks

Medical Battalion: (T/O 8-75)
1 Lt. Colonel
1 Major
5 Captains
15 Captains or 1st Lts
8 1st Lts
3 2nd Lts
2 Warrant Officers
1 Master Sergeant
4 1st Sergeants
5 Technical Sergeants
18 Staff Sergeants
14 Sergeants
19 Corporals
12 Technician Grade 3
39 Technician Grade 4
77 Technician Grade 5
81 Privates 1stClass, & 95 Privates
Total: 35 Officers & 365 Enlisted

6 surgical trucks
4 halftracks without armament,
17 1-ton trailers
6 250-gallon water trailers
10 ¼-ton trucks
30 KD ambulances
15 3/4-ton
3/4-ton weapons carriers
17 2½-ton cargo trucks

Military Police Platoon (T/O 19-117)
1 Major
1 1st Lt
1 2nd Lt
1 Technical Sergeant
3 Staff
6 Sergeants
7 Corporals
1 Technician Grade 4
2 Technician Grade 5
30 Privates 1st Class & 38 Privates
Total: 3 Officers & 84 Enlisted
1 halftrack without armament
63 .30 cal M1 carbines
1 .50 cal HB flexible HMG
23 .45 cal M3A1 submachine guns
1 2.36" rocket launcher
1 .45 cal M1911 pistol
19 ¼-ton trucks, & 3 3/4-ton weapons carriers.

Attached Medical:
3 Majors
28 Captains or 1st Lts
 13 Staff Sergeants
13 Corporals
15 Technician Grade 3
15 Technician Grade 4
50 Technician Grade 5
53 Privates 1st Class & 64 Privates:
Total: 31 Officers & 223 Enlisted
1 ¼-ton trailer
40 ¼-ton trucks
13 3/4-ton weapons carriers & 13 KD ambulances
Attached Chaplain:
8 Captains or 1st Lts
Attached Band:
2 Warrant Officers, e 3
16 Technician Grade 4
22 Technician Grade 5
Total: 2 Officers & 56 enlisted
58 .30 cal M1 carbines

Source:Nafziger, US TO&E Documentation obtained at US Army Historical Center, Carlisle Barracks, PA
Copyright GFN 1999

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