The division had no official name although it did associate itself with the nickname "Armoraiders" while in training at Camp Campbell. Cemeteries & Memorials; Burial Search; About Us; Education; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram; ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 571-842-0020. I. VIETNAM The 3rd Brigade was the first 25th Division element alerted for Vietnam service. What were you able to piece together? My dads company was one of your guys last means of recon before retreating Hatten but we cooked the Krauts anyway against all odds. The 20th Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army that fought in World War II.It was activated on 15 March 1943 at Camp Campbell in Kentucky.. 6 juil. Mar 28, 2018 - M4A3E8 76mm Sherman tank, 21st Tank Battalion, 10th Armored Division, Bubenorbis Germany, 17 April 1945 His obituary is now posted directly under his story. 25th Marine Regiment 4 Lexington Street, Bldg. “My driver is the only one I’ve never seen since the war.”. M4 Sherman tank in Cologne 1945. 2015 - M4A3 (76) W HVSS of 'B' Company, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th US Armored Division, Ohlungen, France, 24 March 1945. This was the second American armored division assigned to the Seventh Army and the last to arrive. 40. 14th Armored Division Yesterday at 10:18 AM 284th Engineer Combat Battalion As Basic continued, more improvement ... could be seen and more happened to bitch about. 3rd Battalion as 25th Tank Battalion. It is an interlocked ornament, found in Nordic monuments, composed of three torques: red for Artillery; blue for Infantry; and yellow for Cavalry. Click here to view the War Tales fan page on FaceBook. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Join TWS for Free Today! (less one tank battalion); Company "B", 645th TD Bn; Company "B", 3d Chemical Mortar Bn; and the 117th Cavalry Rcn. M4 Sherman tank in Cologne, 1945. M4A3 (76) W HVSS of 'B' Company, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th US Armored Division, Ohlungen, France, 24 March 1945. The US 25th Armored Division was a 'phantom division' created in 1944 as part of Fortitude South II to replace the real US 5th Armored Division when that unit was deployed to Normandy. Sadly, Mr. Cearlock passed away November 30, 2015. 6th Armored Division in World War II. 14th Armored Division: The Liberators Active 1942-1945 Served in this Company? 38 S3 Journal 25th Tank Battalion 21 Apr 1945 Rpt Whipple CC R His tory April, Rpt, 62d Armored Infantry Battalion, Unit, Historical Report, Apr 1945, p. 2, in file, sion. Served in this Company? Mar 3, 2015 - A column of M4A3 (76mm) with HVSS, Sherman tanks of 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division clank through the streets of Eichstätt, Bavaria on 25 April 1945. He has two grandsons, Luke Pistorius of San Diego, CA, and Brian Cearlock of Fraser, MI. 14th Armored Division An M3A1 half-track passes close to a knocked out Sherman M4A3 tank. My wife’s grand father was in your fathers unit, C CO 19th armd inf bn 14th armd div. The 43rd Tank Battalion, commanded by Lt. Col. Scott Hall, organic to the 12th Armored (“Hellcats”) Division’s Combat Command A, joined with the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion to push German forces out of the town of Herrlisheim in France’s Alsace region. On 28 April the 14th Armored Division, commanded by MG Albert C. Smith, crossed the Danube River at Ingolstadt, ... including the 47th Tank Battalion and the infantry of B Company, 68th Armored Infantry Battalion (B-68 AIB), was eight miles to the southeast at Mauern, only four miles from Moosburg. 48th Armored Regiment activated 15 November 1942 and assigned to the 14th Armored Division. What I no longer have is his testimony, for he passed away in 1996 when I was just 16 and didn’t yet understand the extraordinary events that men like him and you experienced in the 1940s and 1930s. “There were about 600 guys who showed up for the annual reunion in 1975. He was an active member of the Methodist Men’s Prayer Group until his health kept him from participation. The town of Lohr suffered the effects of heavy fighting on 2-3 April 1945. This preview shows page 40 - 41 out of 64 pages. The division is officially nicknamed the "LIBERATORS". Lesson 1 Identifying and Creating a Dynamite Speaking Topic.pdf, PAERT II DEVELOPING AND ENLIVENING YOUR PRESENTATION.pdf, Preparing for Culturally Responsive Schooling.pdf. US M4 Sherman Tanks during the Battle of the Bulge, January 1945. The 27th Armored Battalion was deployed in the center with the 14th Tank Battalion’s Medium Tank Companies at either flank. Contact Information. They put out a nice history book, the 13th Armored division: A history of the Black Cats from Texas to France, Germany and Austria and back to California NEW BOOK! I sure like to get to know the few left that were actually there and you are one of them. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Betty J. Cearlock, daughter, Lu (Alan) Adamson of Englewood, FL; son, Jim (Joann) Cearlock of Fraser, MI and a sister, Mildred Anderson of Mesa, AZ. Change ). “I had enough points and was transferred to a tank destroyer battalion in the 10th Armored Division to go home with. I’d be honored to have a chance to communicate with you and I am on a mission to show the world more understanding of how crucial, bloody, and extraordinary that the Battle of Hatten/Rittershoffen really was on the Western front even with the Nazis on the run by that time. I have his award but anything else might help put this together for her. 48TH ARMORED REGIMENT. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 7, 2015 at the Englewood United Methodist Church, Doan Chapel with a luncheon to follow in the Mary Martha Room. 13th Armored Division: The Black Cats Active 1942-1945 . Photo provided. His unit was in southern Austria by that time. 47th Tank Battalion Links. M4 Sherman tanks advancing towards the cathedral in Cologne 1945. 2015 - M4A3 (76) W HVSS of 'B' Company, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th US Armored Division, Ohlungen, France, 24 March 1945. In addition to the usual divisional support units the 25th Armored Division was composed of: 72nd Tank Battalion; 73rd Tank Battalion; 74th Tank Battalion Force Structure Support. Squadron. It remains on the permanent roll of the Regular Army as an inactive division, and is eligible for reactivation. I am hooked now on researching as much as I can especially on the brutal yet interesting Nazi regime, the battles of Hatten, Rittershoffen, Gemunden, and the 14th Armored, also known as The Liberators. ThunderboltFan (Sun 05 May 2013 09:50:49 PM EDT) A nice little detail is the petrol bowser against the shop wall at left. Showing the sandbag armour typical of this Division. Epinal American Cemetery 385, rue de la Rondenolle . I know every move his and your companies made at least before your company merged to the 7th Army under Patton, but I don’t know very many individual or descriptive details. Sgt. The divisional workshop already added the shelves and frames for holding the sandbags around the hull of the tank. The defenders, including SS sharpshooters, Sturmgeschütz self-propelled guns, and teenage Hitler Jugend boys armed with panzerfausts, knocked out eight Sherman tanks of Combat Command B, 14th U.S. Armored Division (47th Medium Tank Battalion), seen here on the Hauptstraße (Main Street). They had a road intersection zeroed in. This task force had been constituted by VI Corps on 21 December and consisted of CC "R" 14th Armored Div. 14th ARMORED DIVISION… Paul Cearlock, who now lives in the Foxwood condominiums, Englewood, Fla., was the commander of a Sherman tank. Now there are only 61 guys left in our division,” he said. 14th Armored Division 14th Armored Division's Facebook page 14th Armored Division Links Page for links to the Battalions within the Division Get in touch. Inactivated 16 September 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia. PFC Job was awarded the Bronze Star. The town of Lohr suffered the effects of heavy fighting on 2-3 April 1945. The defenders, including SS sharpshooters, Sturmgeschütz self-propelled guns, and teenage Hitler Jugend boys armed with panzerfausts, knocked out eight Sherman tanks of Combat Command B, 14th U.S. Armored Division (47th Medium Tank Battalion), seen here on the Hauptstraße (Main Street). P.J. Showing the sandbag armour typical of this Division. The 14th Armored Division arrived in Marseille, France, on Oct. 29, 1944, and went into battle two weeks later at Maritime Alps along the French-Italian border under Maj. Gen. Vernon Pritchard as part of the 7th Army. The division is officially nicknamed the "Liberators". I am piecing together what I can from what they had left. Composition. At the Rhine River, they caught up to Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army. As Maj. William E. Shedd III, the S–3 of the 25th Tank Battalion, observed in his battalion’s operations journal on 22 April, “More Inf[antry was] needed to make [a] successful attack.” A 1942 Military Academy graduate who would serve as an Army major general from 1970 to 1977, Shedd was a competent analyst. ( Log Out /  Find People you served with from B Company, 25th Tank Battalion. 25th Tank Battalion, D Company history! S–3 Journal, 25th Tank Battalion, 20–21 Apr 1945; Dickson, History of 19th Armored Infantry Battalion, p. 99; Typescript, “A History of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 14th Armored Division Artillery, Oct. 14, 1944–May 8, 1945,” p. 58, copy in author’s posses-sion. “When we got in Patton’s Army, he didn’t like the sandbags on our tanks. Constituted 9 June 1942 as the 14th Armored Division. Service to his community was very important, and he showed it in many ways: Commander of the American Legion Post #370; a member of the City Council; a volunteer fireman and officer of the Moweaqua Fire District as well as President; and President of the Macon County Fire Protection District. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The 14th Armored Division arrived in Marseille, France, on Oct. 29, 1944, and went into battle two weeks later at Maritime Alps along the French-Italian border under Maj. Gen. Vernon Pritchard as part of the 7th Army. He lived out most of his adult life in Moweaqua, IL where he owned a paint and body shop. The division was disposed of by announcing that it had departed the United Kingdom via Southampton in October 1944 along with the other units of the US XXXVII Corps. I was going to be sent to Japan with the 10th,” he said. Band, Maintenance, and Service Companies disbanded. They broke through the Siegfried Line on March 23, 1945, and took Germersheim the next day. The 27th Armored Division was called the "Empire Division," after New York's nickname, the Empire State. “However, by the time I got back to the states in late October, the war was over.”, Paul Cearlock, at his home in the Foxwood condominiums in Englewood, Fla., looks at a list of everyone in his company with their rank and home address that he compiled while serving in World War II. At Moosburg on April 29, the 14th Armored liberated 110,000 allied prisoners as Patton stood outside the barbed-wire enclosure wearing his ivory-handled revolvers. Join TWS for Free Today! On the Corps' left flank, holding a frontage of about 10 miles in the Lower Vosges-Hardt area was Task Force Hudelson. The division was activated on 15 October 1942 at Camp Beale, east of Marysville, California.. The 27th Armored Battalion was deployed in the center with the 14th Tank Battalion’s Medium Tank Companies at either flank. In front of him is some of the memorabilia from the Secon World War he collected over the years. “We were moving so fast from town to town, capturing Germans who would come out waving their white flags. We had quite a few men wounded and killed at that intersection. I just bought an old copy of the leather bound history of the 14th Armored Division that I understand he was mention in. He said, ‘You look like a bunch of cowards running around with those sandbags on your tanks. “My driver was a cowboy from New York. “At Hatten and Rittershoffen we had a big scrap taking these two towns,” he said. Cemeteries & Memorials; Burial Search; About Us; Education; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube; Instagram; ABMC Headquarters 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 703-584-1501. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. After he retired from business, Cearlock and his wife, Betty, moved to Foxwood in 1985. Their 14th Armored Division was transferred to the 3rd Army at that point from the 7th. ( Log Out /  499th Armored Field Artillery Battalion 500th Armored Field Artillery Battalion He was very patriotic and always held his country in the highest esteem. 14th Armored Division: The Liberators Active 1942-1945 General George S. Patton Pictures More pictures of World War Two Hero -- General George Patton. The tank belongs to the 25th Tank Battalion, see marking on Gun Barrell upper left. In the years after the war, Cearlock has been active in the 14th Armored Division Association. Thank you to Jim Controvich of the Controvich Library for sharing this with us! The 13th Armored, known as the Black Cats, landed at Le Havre, France, 29 January 1945.After performing occupation duties, the Division moved to Homberg near Kassel to prepare for combat under the Third Army, 5 April.At Altenkirchen, it was attached to … It remains on the permanent roll of the Regular Army as an inactive division, and is eligible for reactivation should the need ever arise. In 1975, Cearlock was selected president of the 14th Armored Association. Cearlock returned in a troop transport to Newport News, Va. From there, he took a train to Fort Sheridan, outside Chicago, where he was discharged from the Army. The crew of this new M4A3E8 of the 48th Tank Battalion, US 14th Armored Division is preparing their tank before advancing to the front line in Belgium. The 14th Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army in World War II. Order of Battle - WWII - ETO. They have been married 65 years and have two children. Cearlock and his Sherman tank had been at the front for six months when the war ended. The 77th Armor Regiment is part of the U.S. Army Regimental System with only a single battalion, the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, and is therefore classified as both a single battalion and the remainder of the Regiment itself. The French 2e DB and U.S. 14th Armored Division were already in combat in Alsace by this time. Tank battalion (M60A1-A3) II. They put out a nice history book, the 13th Armored division: A history of the Black Cats from Texas to France, Germany and Austria and back to California NEW BOOK! He was a member of A-Company, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division, 3rd Army at the end of the war. I have a lot of info and memorabilia both american and from the Waffen Schultzstaffel, schultzstaffel totenkopverbände, and some coins and medallions from Nazi early campaign days. The entry into Mauren had not been an easy one. It is part of the Aegean Army Cyprus Turkish Peace Force1 ( II.Corps) based at TRNC.23 Brigade headquarters. The 14th Armored Brigade, also known as Tunç Kışlası ( Bronze Barracks), is a brigade of the Turkish Army based in Northern Cyprus at the town of Degirmenlik in Nicosia. S–3 Journal, 25th Tank Battalion, 20–21 Apr 1945; Dickson, History of 19th Armored Infantry Battalion, p. 99; Typescript, “A History of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 14th Armored Division Artillery, Oct. 14, 1944–May 8, 1945,” p. 58, copy in author’s posses-sion. PFC Henry J Job. was a man who lived his faith. The 14th Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army assigned to the Seventh Army of the Sixth Army Group during World War II. Constituted 9 June 1942 as the 14th Armored Division. “The Germans put up a pretty good scrap,” the 85-year-old former tanker recalled. 14th Armored Division Artillery. M4 Sherman Tank and M3A1 Halftrack 1942. 14th Armored Division Yesterday at 8:21 AM 284th Engineer Combat Battalion Camp Shanks was one of the more prom ... inent east coast P.O.E.’s (Port of Embarkation) and here we were processed further by undergoing more individual inspections and several thorough physical examinations as well as finishing up any last minute paperwork. Thanks! P.J. Several times in the past six decades, he has met three of the four tankers in his Sherman at these reunions. Find People you served with from HHC, 25th Tank Battalion. 500th Armored Infantry Battalion In popular culture Edit In the 1988 techno-thriller "Sword Point" by Harold Coyle , the 25th Armored Division is the designation given to one of the formations mobilized to counter a Soviet invasion of Iran . Click here to search Veterans Records and to obtain information on retrieving lost commendations. US M4 Sherman Tanks Battle of the Bulge January 1945. Breer in Jun 1945, in author’s possession. 19th Armored Infantry Battalion 62nd Armored Infantry Battalion 68th Armored Infantry Battalion. Paul Cearlock, who now lives in the Foxwood condominiums, Englewood, Fla., was the commander of a Sherman tank. It was organized initially as a heavy division with two armored regiments (the 47th and 48th) and one armored infantry regiment, the 62nd Infantry Regiment. 14th ARMORED DIVISION. “I reached the train station in Decatur, Ill. A lady at the station offered to drive me the last 15 miles to my home in Moweaqua, Ill.,” he said. It was reorganized from a heavy division to a light division on 20 September 1943. Shermans of the 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division. Tank battalion (M48A5T1): stationed in Asha III. Hello. The reorganization saw the loss of two tank battalions fr… Paul Cearlock (right) is pictured with his friend, Sgt. History. Long row of M4A3(76) W Sherman HVSS tanks enter Eichstatt Germany 25 April 1945. A column of M4A3 (76mm) with HVSS, Sherman tanks of 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division clank through the streets of Eichstätt, Bavaria on 25 April 1945. Shermans of the 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division. The 14th Armored raced through Germany, town after town. Th… Art Backus, before they shipped overseas during World War II. Thank you for this wonderful article and for the update. The tank belongs to the 25th Tank Battalion, according to marking on Gun Barrell. 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) 125th Armored Engineer Battalion 154th Armored Signal Company. 40. 25th Tank Battalion, 22 Apr 1945; Carter, fantry Battalion from Port of Embarkation. Cotten, a platoon leader in Company D, 47th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division—the “Liberators”—would have to rely on his training … The 14th Armored Division was constituted and added to the roll of the US Army on 28 August 1942; it was activated on 15 November in a ceremony at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas.It was organized initially as a heavy division with two armored regiments (the 47th and 48th) and one armored infantry regiment, the 62nd. The last account states that division, fires on Allersberg were reinforced by the, following field artillery battalions from. “The Germans were waiting for us. My grandfather was a member of the 19th Armored Infantry Division, 14th Armored Division. Served in this Company? HHC Company. M4 Sherman tanks Equipment for Battle coming ashore – 4th tank battalion Marines Iwo Jima 3 February 1945. Then they put sandbags in those racks to protect themselves against enemy guns. He was active in the Moweaqua United Methodist Church, serving on the board and doing whatever was asked of him. All rights reserved. History and combat chronicle. 499th Armored Field Artillery Battalion Shermans of the 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division. This story was first published in the Charlotte Sun newspaper, Port Charlotte, Fla. on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 and is republished with permission. Served in this Company? This copyrighted material may not be republished without permission. Find People you served with from HHC, 25th Tank Battalion. His service continued at the Englewood United Methodist Church when he and Betty moved to Englewood. Reconnaissance Company as Troop D, 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron. We’d move ahead a little and then hide our tank behind a building, start shooting again, and move ahead some more,” Cearlock said. The battalion was inactivated on 5 June 1972 and relieved from assignment to the 25th Division. Starting at daylight, units of CCB, 9th Armored Division came under constant artillery fire and probing attacks along portions of its front. These guys were in combat for 16 days, and fought in two major campaigns. Purple Heart. Paul “P.J.” Cearlock, 93, of Englewood, FL passed away November 30, 2015. I have my dad’s original 105 page combat history of the 19th armored infantry batt. We’d send them back for the infantry to take care of,” Cearlock explained. He was a member of … ( Log Out /  Nov 25, 2017 - A column of M4A3 (76mm) with HVSS Sherman tanks of 25th Tank Battalion 14th Armored Division clank through the streets of Eichstätt Bavaria on 25 April 1945. Recent comments . Activated 15 November 1942 at Camp Chafee, Arkansas. The 14th Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army in World War II. An M2A1 command post vehicle of the 56th Armored Infantry Battalion, 12th Armored Division, lands in France at Le Havre from an LST on 15 November. We all survived the war,” Cearlock said. 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division M4A3 75mm in Epfig France, 11 Dec 1944. I am putting together a army style shadow box for his wife this Christmas. Sgt. Please feel free to email me. The 14th performed occupation duty after V-E Day (Victory in Europe) for a short time. To protect against enemy fire, Cearlock said they welded racks around the turrets of the tanks. 13th Armored Division: The Black Cats Active 1942-1945 . “We got booted around more than we would have liked by them. Published at 1343 × 972 px. Mr Damphouse, I am a veteran myself, but of the current 15 year long war. Arthur William Damphousse 19th Armored Infantry Battalion, 14th Armored Division, Charlie Company, light machinegunner. Sun Photo by Don Moore. We didn’t stop to capture them. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 East Dearborn, Englewood, FL 34223 or to the Moweaqua First Methodist Church, 222 North Hanover St., Moweaqua, IL 62550. Gen George Marshall inspects troops and M4 Sherman 76 tanks of the US 2nd Armored Division near Berlin, 1945. National POW/MIA Recognition Day | pacificparatrooper. April 29, 1945, … Pull those steel racks off and get rid of those sandbags, they slow you down.’, “We weren’t happy about doing that, but we did it anyway.”. 642 Fort Devens, MA. The 14th Armored Division arrived in Marseille, France, on Oct. 29, 1944, and went into battle two weeks later at Maritime Alps along the French-Italian border under Maj. Gen. Vernon Pritchard as part of the 7th Army. Gen George Marshall inspects troops and M4 Sherman 76 tanks of the US 2nd Armored Division near Berlin 1945. A US Army Corporal of the 14th Armored Division, Arthur P. Garrett of Terre Haute, IN, completes the additional armor of an M4A2 Sherman tank, applying cement to sandbags. in Timeline Photos Photos from 14th Armored Division's post Based on unit h... 9 FEB 1945: Shown in Batzendorf, France is Recovery Vehicle of the 14th Armored Division which has a record of retrieving 19 Vehicles in one day. I lost the barrel of my main gun from incoming shrapnel.”. I am a 35 year old son of a vet that fought in those battles with you (he was 59 years old when I was born in 1980 lol). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! There are six great-grandchildren. “We were right in the middle of it, but were forced to back off until we received reinforcements. My name is Art. The tank commander, who is visible just outside the turret, was killed in action during the German attack that destoyed his tank in the town of Barr in France's Alsace region. A column of M4A3 (76mm) with HVSS, Sherman tanks of 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division clank through the streets of Eichstätt, Bavaria on 25 April 1945. As Maj. William E. Shedd III, the S–3 of the 25th Tank Battalion, observed in his battalion’s operations journal on 22 April, “More Inf[antry was] needed to make [a] successful attack.” A 1942 Military Academy graduate who would serve as an Army major general from 1970 to 1977, Shedd was a competent analyst. 14th Armored Division Links. These guys were in combat for 16 days, and fought in two major campaigns. In February, 1955 a reorganization of the Army National Guard included reorganizing the 27th Infantry Division as the 27th Armored Division.This included exchanging the black and red "NYD" (New York Division) shoulder patch for the triangle-shaped patch of the Army's Armor divisions. , in author ’ s grand father was in southern Austria by that time was on. 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