62nd Cavalry Division (United States)

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The Army Reserve's 62nd Cavalry Division was created from the perceived need for additional cavalry units. It numbered in succession of the Regular Army Divisions, which were not all active at its creation. Going into World War 2, the US Army Cavalry was contained 3 Regular, 4 National Guard, and 6 Organized Reserve cavalry divisions as well as 1 independent cavalry brigade (the 56th from Texas).

Organization[edit]

  • Headquarters & Headquarters Troop
  • 153rd Brigade
    • 305th Cavalry Regiment[1]
    • 306th Cavalry Regiment[2]
  • 154th Brigade
    • 307th Cavalry Regiment[3]
    • 308th Cavalry Regiment[4]
  • 862nd Field Artillery Regiment
  • 462nd Tank Company
  • 62nd Signal Troop
  • 582nd Ordnance Company
  • 462nd Quartermaster Squadron
  • 462nd Armored Car Squadron
  • 402nd Engineer Squadron
  • 362nd Medical Squadron

Stationing[edit]

  • The 62nd Cavalry Division was located in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The division was composed of personnel from Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania.
Standard organization chart for a Cavalry Division in November 1940

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