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NAME:

14th Army / Fourteenth Army / Fourteenth United States Army

 

NICKNAME:

N/A

 

BATTLE HONORS:

N/A

 

ACTIVATED:

1943

 

DEACTIVATED:

1944

 

 

HISTORY:

World War II

 

U.S. Fourteenth Army is a fictitious field army developed as a part of Operation Quicksilver and as a part of the fictitious First U.S. Army Group, being led by George S. Patton, Jr..

 

What follows is a list of the fictitious units that "existed" within Fourteenth Army. Please note that the various formations changed as the operation continued in order to mislead Axis intelligence. At least one fictitious armored division was included within Fourteenth Army.

 

 

Corps

U.S. XXXIII Corps

U.S. XXXVII Corps

 

Divisions

U.S. 6th Airborne Division

U.S. 9th Airborne Division

U.S. 11th Infantry Division*

U.S. 14th Infantry Division*

U.S. 17th Airborne Division*

U.S. 18th Airborne Division

U.S. 21st Airborne Division

U.S. 22nd Infantry Division

U.S. 46th Infantry Division

U.S. 48th Infantry Division

U.S. 50th Infantry Division

U.S. 55th Infantry Division

U.S. 59th Infantry Division

U.S. 108th Infantry Division*

U.S. 119th Infantry Division

U.S. 130th Infantry Division

U.S. 141st Infantry Division

U.S. 157th Infantry Division

 

*Note: An 11th Division formation, designated the 11th Airborne Division, did exist. The 14th Infantry Division and 17th Airborne Division were both authorized units that hadn't yet been raised. The 17th entered active service, whereas 14th wasn't raised until war's end and was soon after deactivated. Also, the 108th was activated after the war's conclusion in 1946 as the 108th Airborne Division.

 

Divisional history from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Fourteenth_Army

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An original 14th Army patch.

 

-Ski

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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