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Collection Overview

Title: Third Armored Division Association Records, 1941-Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 26/20/76

Extent: 29.7 cubic feet

Arrangement: by type of material and alphabetical or chronological thereunder

Subjects: Belgium - History and Geography, Eisenhower, Dwight D, France - History and Geography, Germany - History and Geography, Germany - Politics and Government, Laskowski, Clem T., Tanks, Third Armored Division, World War II, World War II - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda, World War II - Military Operations, World War II - Service and Training

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Third Armored Division Association Records (1941-) document the history of the United States Army's 3rd Armored Division during its service in World War II (1941-45), and its veterans who were Association members (1946-). The records include Association Annual meeting programs (1948-); books and published histories about the Third Armored Division and the units that comprised it (1942- ); correspondence and diaries (1941-); Division and Association newsletters (1942-); magazines concerning World War II (1940-); maps and oversize items (1941-48); military organization records and after action reports (1941-45); newspaper clippings of the war (1941-48); Photographs (1941-); propaganda material and travel literature (1942-45); scrapbooks (1941-45); and videotapes and films of combat during the war and postwar travels to Germany (1940-).

Subject/Index Terms

Belgium - History and Geography
Eisenhower, Dwight D
France - History and Geography
Germany - History and Geography
Germany - Politics and Government
Laskowski, Clem T.
Tanks
Third Armored Division
World War II
World War II - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda
World War II - Military Operations
World War II - Service and Training

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Archives

Accruals: 11/5/1981

Access Restrictions: None. Collection is open to the public.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Donor Correspondence, Diaries, Mementos and Recollections],
[Series 2: Allied and Axis Records, Reports, Orders, Citations, and Logs],
[Series 3: Photographs and Scrapbooks],
[Series 4: Newspapers and Clippings],
[Series 5: Articles and Books],
[Series 6: Association Events, Newsletters, Programs and Exhibits File],
[Series 7: Artifacts],
[Series 8: Audiovisual Materials],
[Series 9: Oversize Photographs and Maps],
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Series 2: Allied and Axis Records, Reports, Orders, Citations, and LogsAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Training Booklets and Papers, 1941-42Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Officer's Status Cards (transfers), 1941-44Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Barr, Andrew - 201 Personnel File, 1941-46Add to your cart.
(Folder 1 of 4)
Folder 4: Barr, Andrew - 201 Personnel File, 1941-46Add to your cart.
(Folder 2 of 4)
Folder 5: Barr, Andrew - 201 Personnel File, 1941-46Add to your cart.
(Folder 3 of 4)
Folder 6: Barr, Andrew - 201 Personnel File, 1941-46Add to your cart.
(Folder 4 of 4)
Folder 7: Dugan, Haynes W., - 201 Personnel File, 1941-46Add to your cart.
(Folder 1 of 2)
Folder 8: Dugan, Haynes W., - 201 Personnel File, 1941-46Add to your cart.
(Folder 2 of 2)
Folder 9: Command Post Locations, 1943-45Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Orders, Newspaper Articles and Commendations, 1942-45Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Letters and Reports, 1944Add to your cart.
TM 30-306, German Language Guide.  "Cracking the Siegfried Line," 13-19 September, based on interview with Col. Leander Doan and Lt. Col. William Orr, 9 pages.  Intelligence summary, 9 November, Koln campaign plans, 14 pages and maps.  Messages from Gen. Maurice Rose, 13 December.  Letters of Commendation, five pages, 31 December.
Folder 12: "Evidence in Camera," Aerial photograph reports, British Air Ministry, 1944-45Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Copies of Radio Messages from Manuel Baker, 1944-45Add to your cart.

54 AFA

September 17, 1944-March 27, 1945.

Folder 14: After Action Reports Battle of Mons, 1944Add to your cart.
September 1-4, 1944.
Folder 15: Reports Compiled by Fred Hadsel, 1944Add to your cart.
Contains "German Counter Offensive," December 16, 1944; "Summary of German Operations, Hotton and Manhay Sector," December 20-30, 1944; "Defense of Hotton--23rd Eng. Bn 20-24," December 1944; "German Counteroffensive," December 16, 1944.
Folder 16: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.

(Folder 1 of 11)

June 1944

Kept by Maj. Ernest J. DeSoto, S-3 Plans and Training Officer, and Maj. Ben T. Rushing, S-2, of Task Force X under Col. Leander L. Doan, including radio messages, sent to and received from supporting units and higher headquarters relating to units, maneuvers and movements, road blocks, tanks, artillery, troop locations, enemy positions, check points, combat actions, minefields, air support, intelligence reports, supplies, and losses.  The journal and log also includes casualty reports, lists of medals awarded, after action reports and accounts by Historical Division writers. (each folder is a month)

Folder 17: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.

(Folder 2 of 11)

July 1944

Folder 18: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.

(Folder 3 of 11)

August 1944

Folder 19: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.

(Folder 4 of 11)

September 1944

Folder 20: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.

(Folder 5 of 11)

October 1944

Folder 21: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.

(Folder 6 of 11)

November 1944

Folder 22: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.

(Folder 7 of 11)

December 1944

Folder 23: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1945Add to your cart.

(Folder 8 of 11)

January 1945

Folder 24: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1945Add to your cart.

(Folder 9 of 11)

February 1945

Folder 25: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1945Add to your cart.

(Folder 10 of 11)

March 1945

Folder 26: Journal and Log - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1945Add to your cart.

(Folder 11 of 11)

April 1945

Folder 27: War Diary - Company "D" - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1944-45Add to your cart.
Abstracts by Stuart Thayer.
Folder 28: Reconnaissance Company Organization - 32nd Armored Regiment, 1942Add to your cart.
August 1942.
Folder 29: 36th Armored Infantry - Diary, 1941-45Add to your cart.
Diary showing engagements, battles, locations, causalities.
Folder 30: 36th Armored Infantry - Diary Supplement, 1944-45Add to your cart.
Folder 31: 36th Armored Infantry Regiment History, 1941-45Add to your cart.
Chronological accounts of action.
Folder 32: 36th Armored Infantry - After Action Reports, 1944Add to your cart.
September 1944.
Folder 33: 36th Armored Infantry - After Action Reports, 1944Add to your cart.

October 1944

Donated by Alan Anderson

Folder 34: 36th Armored Infantry - After Action Reports, 1944Add to your cart.

November 1944

Donated by Alan Anderson

Folder 35: 36th Armored Infantry - After Action Reports, 1944Add to your cart.

December 1944

Donated by Alan Anderson

Folder 36: 36th Armored Infantry - After Action Reports, 1945Add to your cart.

January 1945

Donated by Alan Anderson

Folder 37: 36th Armored Infantry - After Action Reports, 1945Add to your cart.

February 1945

Donated by Alan Anderson

Folder 38: 36th Armored Infantry - After Action Reports, 1945Add to your cart.
March-April, 1945.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: After Action Reports - 33rd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.
July and August 1944.
Folder 2: After Action Reports - 33rd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.
September 1944.
Folder 3: After Action Reports - 33rd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.
October 1944.
Folder 4: After Action Reports - 33rd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.
November 1944.
Folder 5: After Action Reports - 33rd Armored Regiment, 1944Add to your cart.
December 1944.
Folder 6: After Action Reports - 33rd Armored Regiment, 1945Add to your cart.
January 1945.
Folder 7: After Action Reports - 33rd Armored Regiment, 1945Add to your cart.
February 1945.
Folder 8: After Action Reports - 33rd Armored Regiment, 1945Add to your cart.
March 1945.
Folder 9: After Action Reports - 33rd Armored Regiment, 1945Add to your cart.
April 1945.
Folder 10: Log Book - 2nd Battalion, 33rd Armored Regiment, 1944-45Add to your cart.
Copy from Col. William B. Lovelady, showing dates and times, locations, combat actions, company positions and unit and enemy casualties.
Folder 11: Directory -  Battery "C" 486th AAA Battalion, [n.d]Add to your cart.
Folder 12: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1944Add to your cart.
June 1944.
Folder 13: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1944Add to your cart.
July 1944.
Folder 14: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1944Add to your cart.
August 1944.
Folder 15: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1944Add to your cart.
September 1944.
Folder 16: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1944Add to your cart.
October 1944.
Folder 17: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1944Add to your cart.
November 1944.
Folder 18: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1944Add to your cart.
December 1944.
Folder 19: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1945Add to your cart.
January 1945.
Folder 20: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1945Add to your cart.
February 1945.
Folder 21: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1945Add to your cart.
March 1945.
Folder 22: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1945Add to your cart.
April 1945.
Folder 23: After Action Reports - 486th AAA Battalion, 1945Add to your cart.
May 1945.
Folder 24: A History of the 143rd Armored Signal Company, 1941-45Add to your cart.
Written by Francis B. Grow and Alfred Summers, Summer 1945.
Folder 25: 36th Armored Infantry Regiment Citations, 1944-45Add to your cart.
William Orr to 36AIR on Sept, 2-4, 1944 action at Mons, Belgium, January 15, 1945 Unit Citation 1st Bn., 36AIR, February 23, 1945.
Folder 26: Commendations, 1945Add to your cart.
April 5, 30, May 1, 8, 17, 29, 1945, Battle Honors, April 1945.
Folder 27: Letters and Publications, 1945Add to your cart.

(Folder 1 of 3)

Includes Copy of letter, General J. Lawton Collins to Col. Samuel Hogan, April 1945, letter from Brig. Gen Doyle O. Hickey, May 8, 1945, Eisenhower letter to Allied Expeditionary Force, going back to civilian life pamphlet, August, and International Military Tribunal Indictment.

Folder 28: Letters and Publications - "Combat Intelligence Report", 1945Add to your cart.

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Combat Intelligence Report by Col. Washington Platt, XIX corps, 19 July.

Folder 29: Letters and Publications - "Organization, Equipment and Tactical Employment of the Armored Division", 1945Add to your cart.

(Folder 3 of 3)

"Organization, Equipment and Tactical Employment of the Armored Division," study #48, ca. December 1945.

Folder 30: Farewell Address by Lt. General J. Lawton Collins at Sangerhausen, 1945Add to your cart.
"Farewell address made by Lt. General J. Lawton Collins. CG, VII Coprs, delivered at Sangerhausen, May 11, 1945, as 3rd Armored Division passed to XIX Corps," typescript, 1945
Folder 31: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1944Add to your cart.
July 1944.
Folder 32: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1944Add to your cart.
August 1944.
Folder 33: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1944Add to your cart.
September 1944.
Folder 34: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1944Add to your cart.
October 1944.
Folder 35: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1944Add to your cart.
November 1944.
Folder 36: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1944Add to your cart.
December 1944.
Folder 37: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1945Add to your cart.
January 1945.
Folder 38: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1945Add to your cart.
February 1945.
Folder 39: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1945Add to your cart.
March 1945.
Folder 40: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1945Add to your cart.
April 1945.
Folder 41: G-2 Periodic Reports, 1945Add to your cart.
May 1-12, 1945.
Box 11: Published Guides to Microfilmed German Records, 1934-45Add to your cart.
Guides 1-33, published 1958-61. (List of titles included with guides)
Box 12: Published Guides to Microfilmed German Records, 1934-45, 1934-45Add to your cart.
Guides 34-55, 67 and a guide to records of the Italian Armed Forces, 1962-67, 1974. (List of titles included with guides.)

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Donor Correspondence, Diaries, Mementos and Recollections],
[Series 2: Allied and Axis Records, Reports, Orders, Citations, and Logs],
[Series 3: Photographs and Scrapbooks],
[Series 4: Newspapers and Clippings],
[Series 5: Articles and Books],
[Series 6: Association Events, Newsletters, Programs and Exhibits File],
[Series 7: Artifacts],
[Series 8: Audiovisual Materials],
[Series 9: Oversize Photographs and Maps],
[All]

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