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NAME:

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

 

NICKNAME:

None.

 

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/sfce7/image/43272440


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