2nd US Infantry Division "Indianhead"

Divisional information
Divisional troops

Divisional information

Activated 18.11.1917

Normandy in WWII
Northern France in WWII
Ardennes-Alsace in WWII
Rhineland in WWII
Central Europe in WWII

Commanding General (CG)

19.10.1943 Maj.-Gen. Walter M. Robertson
22.11.1943 Brig.-Gen. Thomas L. Martin
02.12.1943 Maj.-Gen. Walter M. Robertson

Assistant Division Commander

19.10.1943 Brig.-Gen. Thomas L. Martin
04.07.1944 Col. James A. Van Fleet
01.08.1944 Brig.-Gen. James A. Van Fleet
05.09.1944 Col. John H. Stokes (Jr.) (acting)
21.03.1945 Brig.-Gen. John H. Stokes (Jr.)

Artillery Commander

19.10.1943 Brig.-Gen. George P. Hays
12.11.1944 Col. Richard Sears
14.11.1944 Brig.-Gen. John H. Hinds

Chief of Staff

19.10.1943 Col. John H. Stokes (Jr.)
15.10.1944 Col. Ralph W. Zwicker (acting)
18.11.1944 Col. Ralph W. Zwicker

Assistant Chief of Staff G-1

19.10.1943 Lt. Col. Reuben N. Hansen
05.04.1944 Maj. Arthur M. Sherwood III
21.07.1944 Lt. Col. Arthur M. Sherwood III

Assistant Chief of Staff G-2

19.10.1943 Lt. Col. Donald P. Christensen

Assistant Chief of Staff G-3

19.10.1943 Lt. Col. Jay B. Loveless
04.12.1943 Lt. Col. John H. Chiles
13.12.1944 Maj. Daniel Webster
26.01.1945 Lt. Col. Daniel Webster

Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

19.10.1943 Lt. Col. Homer S. Reese

Assistant Chief of Staff G-5

31.05.1944 Lt. Col. Ellis O. Keller

Adjutant General

19.10.1943 Lt. Col. Morris Braveman

Other information

Call sign Ivanhoe


Divisional troops


9th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
23rd Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
38th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Field Artillery (FA)
12th FA Battalion (155mm) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
15th FA Battalion (105mm) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
37th FA Battalion (105mm) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
38th FA Battalion (105mm) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Other troops
2nd Medical Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
2nd Engineer Combat Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
2nd Infantry Division Hq Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
2nd Quartermaster Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
2nd Signal Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
702nd Ordnance Light Maintenance Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
2nd Reconnaissance Troop (Mechanized) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
2nd MP Platoon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
2nd Divisional Band 00.00.0000-00.00.0000


Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA)
462nd AAA Battalion (Mobile) 17.06.1944-17.08.1944 & 03.10.1944-08.05.1945
A Battery, 116th AAA Gun Battalion (Mobile) 30.07.1944-04.08.1944
Headquarters, 18th AAA Group 20.12.1944-21.12.1944
A Battery, 367th AAA Battalion (Mobile) 18.02.1945-22.02.1945

B Company, 747th Tank Battalion 08.06.1944-15.06.1944
D Company, 747th Tank Battalion 11.06.1944-15.06.1944
741st Tank Battalion 15.06.1944-17.08.1944 & 08.10.1944-08.05.1945
759th Tank Battalion 18.06.1944-28.06.1944 & 27.07.1944-05.08.1944
Headquarters, 3rd Armored Group 17.07.1944-29.07.1944
744th Tank Battalion 18.07.1944-29.07.1944
D Company, 709th Tank Battalion 22.08.1944-21.09.1944
C Company, 746th Tank Battalion 08.02.1945-12.02.1945
2 Platoons, 746th Tank Battalion 08.02.1945-12.02.1945
1 Platoon, A Company, 661st Tank Battalion (SP) 18.04.1945-19.04.1945
A Company, 777th Tank Battalion 18.04.1945-19.04.1945

102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad (less C Troop) 11.06.1944-29.07.1944
C Troop, 102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad 14.06.1944-29.07.1944
102nd Cavalry Group 16.07.1944-29.07.1944 & 02.08.1944-05.08.1944 & 09.08.1944-14.08.1944
38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad (less B Troop) 16.07.1944-29.07.1944
102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad 02.08.1944-05.08.1944
38th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad 02.08.1944-05.08.1944 & 09.08.1944-15.08.1944
102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad (less A Troop) 09.08.1944-14.08.1944 & 10.03.1945-13.03.1945
A Troop, 102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad 09.08.1944-15.08.1944 & 09.03.1945-13.03.1945
18th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad 22.10.1944-11.12.1944
D Troop, 89th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squad, 9th Armored Division 28.10.1944-08.11.1944
99th Recon Troop, 99th Division 13.12.1944-22.12.1944


C Company, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion 11.06.1944-01.08.1944 & 09.08.1944-16.08.1944
A Company, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion 11.06.1944-05.08.1944
B Company, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion 05.07.1944-05.08.1944 & 09.08.1944-16.08.1944
D Company, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion 01.08.1944-05.08.1944
C Company, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion 22.08.1944-19.09.1944 & 12.12.1944-13.01.1945 & 01.03.1945-28.04.1945
D Company, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion 27.01.1945-16.02.1945
B Company, 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion 01.03.1945-14.03.1945


1340th Engineers (C) Battalion 13.06.1944-14.06.1944
112th Engineers (C) Battalion 08.07.1944-13.07.1944
454th Engineers (C) Battalion 17.07.1944-28.07.1944
2 Platoons, B Company, 9th Armored Engineers Battalion, 9th Armored Div. 29.10.1944-04.11.1944
1 Platoon, A Company, 15th Engineers (C) Battalion, 9th Division 08.02.1945-12.02.1945 & 18.02.1945-22.02.1945
1 Platoon, B Company, 103rd Engineers (C) Battalion, 28th Armored Div. 08.03.1945-10.03.1945
1 Platoon, A Company, 269th Engineers (C) Battalion, 69th Division 18.04.1945-19.04.1945

Field Artillery (FA)

953rd FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 13.06.1944-05.07.1944 & 29.07.1944-05.08.1944 & 04.02.1945-23.02.1945
62nd Armored FA Battalion 08.07.1944-13.07.1944 & 09.03.1945-14.03.1945
65th Armored FA Battalion 08.07.1944-13.07.1944
196th FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 30.07.1944-05.08.1944 & 12.12.1944-18.12.1944 & 08.02.1945-12.02.1945
76th FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 15.08.1944-17.08.1944
687th FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 21.08.1944-11.09.1944
275th Armored FA Battalion 23.10.1944-11.12.1944
16th Armored FA Battalion, 9th Armored Division 12.12.1944-16.12.1944
18th FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 12.12.1944-18.12.1944
C Battery, 987th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) 12.12.1944-19.12.1944
A Battery, 987th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) 16.12.1944-19.12.1944
1 Battery, 987th FA Battalion (155mm Gun) 27.01.1945-04.02.1945 & 23.04.1945-28.04.1945
76th FA Battalion (25 pounders) 27.01.1945-12.02.1945
187th FA Group 04.02.1945-23.02.1945 & 23.04.1945-28.04.1945
187th FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 04.02.1945-23.02.1945 & 28.03.1945-28.04.1945
A Battery, 285th FA Obsn Battalion (155mm Gun) 04.02.1945-23.02.1945
34th FA Battalion, 9th Division (155mm Howitzer) 08.02.1945-12.02.1945
26th FA Battalion, 9th Division (105mm Howitzer) 08.02.1945-12.02.1945 & 17.02.1945-22.02.1945
26th FA Battalion, 9th Division (105mm Howitzer) 08.02.1945-12.02.1945 & 18.02.1945-22.02.1945
879th FA Battalion, 69th Division (105mm Howitzer) 18.04.1945-19.04.1945
76th FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 23.02.1945-09.03.1945
955th FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 23.02.1945-13.03.1945
190th FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 23.04.1945-28.04.1945
A Battery, 953rd FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 23.04.1945-28.04.1945
17th FA Obsn Battalion 23.04.1945-28.04.1945


A, C & E Companies, 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion 29.08.1944-04.09.1944
27th Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division 26.10.1944-08.11.1944
99th Division 18.12.1944-07.01.1945
39th CT, 9th Division 08.02.1945-12.02.1945 & 18.02.1945-22.02.1945
271st CT, 69th Division 18.04.1945-19.04.1945

Tank Destroyer (TD)

A Company, 635th TD Battalion (T) 08.06.1944-17.06.1944
803rd TD Battalion (SP) 13.06.1944-14.06.1944
612th TD Battalion (SP) 14.06.1944-09.05.1945
893rd TD Battalion (SP) 17.07.1944-05.08.1944
893rd TD Battalion (SP) (less B Company) 13.08.1944-17.08.1944
B Company, 705th TD Battalion (SP) 23.08.1944-19.09.1944
629th TD Battalion (SP) 30.10.1944-02.12.1944
644th TD Battalion (SP) 12.12.1944-27.01.1945
B Company, 801st TD Battalion (SP) 05.01.1945-03.02.1945
A Company, 899th TD Battalion (SP) 08.02.1945-12.02.1945 & 18.02.1945-22.02.1945


25.09.1943 V Corps    
22.10.1943 1st Army ETOUSA
24.12.1943 XV Corps 1st Army  
02.01.1944 XV Corps 1st Army  
14.04.1944 V Corps 1st Army  
01.08.1944 V Corps 1st Army 12th Army Group
17.08.1944 XIX Corps 1st Army 12th Army Group
18.08.1944 VIII Corps 1st Army 12th Army Group
05.09.1944 VIII Corps 9th Army 12th Army Group
22.10.1944 VIII Corps 1st Army 12th Army Group
11.12.1944 V Corps 1st Army 12th Army Group
20.12.1944 V Corps 1st Army 12th Army Group
18.01.1945 V Corps 1st Army 12th Army Group
28.04.1945 VII Corps 1st Army 12th Army Group
01.05.1945 V Corps 1st Army 12th Army Group
06.05.1945   3rd Army 12th Army Group


Unit Attached to  
2nd Reconnaissance Troop 99th Division 11.12.1944-13.12.1944
B Company, 2nd Engineers (C) Battalion 1st Infantry Division 14.01.1945-24.01.1945
38th FA Battalion 9th Armored Division 02.04.1945-05.04.1945
38th CT VIII Corps 21.08.1944-30.08.1944
38th FA Battalion VIII Corps 21.08.1944-30.08.1944
C Company, 2nd Engineers (C) Battalion VIII Corps 21.08.1944-30.08.1944
2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment Com Z 27.09.1944-13.11.1944
1st & 3rd Battalions, 23rd Infantry Regiment 99th Division 16.12.1944-18.12.1944
23rd CT 1st Infantry Division 13.01.1945-24.01.1945
37th FA Battalion 1st Infantry Division 13.01.1945-24.01.1945
2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment 9th Division 12.02.1945
38th CT 78th Division 08.03.1945
38th FA Battalion 78th Division 08.03.1945
C Company, 2nd Engineers (C) Battalion 78th Division 08.03.1945
38th CT 9th Armored Division 25.03.1945-05.04.1945
C Company, 2nd Engineers (C) Battalion 9th Armored Division 23.03.1945-05.04.1945
1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment 9th Armored Division 02.04.1945-05.04.1945
3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment 9th Armored Division 09.04.1945-21.04.1945

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  Second (Indianhead) Division Association
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