XIX Corps (United States)

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XIX Corps
XIX Corps SSI.svg
XIX Corps Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Active 1942-1945
1950-1968
Country United States United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Army Corps
Anniversaries 14 June 1944
Engagements World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Willis D. Crittenberger
Charles H. Corlett
Raymond S. McLain
U.S. Corps (1939 - Present)
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XIX Corps was constituted as the III Armored Corps at Camp Polk, Louisiana on 7 July 1942 under the command of Major General Willis D. Crittenberger. It was activated on 20 August the same year at Camp Polk. It was retitled as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, XIX Corps, on 10 October 1943. It fought as part of the First and Ninth U.S. Armies in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns of World War II. Disbanded on 5 September 1945 in France, it was reconstituted on 12 July 1950 in the Army of the United States. It was allotted to the Regular Army in October 1959 and activated on 1 November that year at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. It was inactivated on 1 April 1968 at Fort Chaffee.

Organization: XIX Corps on March 1, 1945
Army Group Army Corps Division
21st
Montgomery
Ninth Army
Simpson
XIX Corps
Corlett
2nd Armored Division
 
29th Infantry Division
 
30th Infantry Division
 
83rd Infantry Division
 

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Government.: John B. Wilson, Armies, Corps, Divisions, and Separate Brigades, Washington: GPO, 1999