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#1 ADMIN

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 09:46 AM

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VIII Corps / Eighth Corps / 8th Corps / VIII Army Corps

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BATTLE HONORS:

World War II
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

ACTIVATED:
Nov 1918
Oct 14, 1940
1947(?)

DEACTIVATED:
1919
Dec 15, 1945
April 1, 1968

HISTORY:

World War I

The VIII Corps was organized November 1918 in the Regular Army at Montigny-sur-Aube, France.


World War II

The Eighth Corps was activated on October 14th, 1940, with Headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and had one change of station before embarking for the European Theater in December of 1943.

The Corps was first stationed near Worcestershire, England, where it was in charge of First U.S. Army Group Reserves and then moved to Marbury Park, Cheshire, where it processed incoming Third Army troops.

The Eighth returned to the United States in August of 1945 after having fought in five campaigns and was inactivated on December 15th, 1945, at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma.

Subordinate Units
1st Infantry Division
2nd Infantry Division
17th Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
101st Airborne Division
106th Infantry Division


Post-World War II

Not long after deactivation, VIII Corps was once again slated for activation.

It was activated as part of the organized reserves. For almost the next twenty years, VIII Corps remained in the role of training soldiers for overseas deployment.

VIII Corps was deactivated in April 1, 1968.

Divisional history from:
http://www.pbase.com.../image/43272440

Edited by Schottzie, 23 September 2007 - 11:52 AM.


#2 Jim Baker

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:02 PM

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 05:31 AM

Two more variations including an OD bordered green-back.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:15 AM

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:06 PM

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