Operation Dragoon order of battle

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This is the order of battle of Allied and German[1] forces during Operation Dragoon in 1944.

Allied land forces[edit]

Seventh Army[edit]

Lieutenant General Alexander Patch

  • Detachment, Army HQ & HQ Company & Special Troops
  • Detachment, HQ Seventh Army (For Beach Control HQ)

SPECIAL FORCES

ENGINEER

  • Company D (rem Map Plat), 378th Engineer Battalion (Separate)
  • 697th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company
  • Mobile Laboratory, 701st Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company
  • Survey Platoon, 649th Engineer Topographic Battalion
  • Company A, Engineer Camouflage Battalion
  • 1202nd Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon
  • 1204th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon
  • 1711th Engineer Map Depot Detachment
  • Special Platoon, 460th Engineer Depot Company

MILITARY POLICE

  • 204th Military Police Company
  • 372d Military Police Escort Guard Company
  • 377th Military Police Escort Guard Company (-3 Sections)
  • 504th Military Police Battalion (-2 Companies)
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 759th Military Police Battalion

MEDICAL

  • 1st Advance Section, 7th Medical Depot Company

QUARTERMASTER

  • 94th Quartermaster Railhead Company (-2 Platoons)
  • 138th Quartermaster Truck Company
  • 144th Quartermaster Truck Company
  • Detachment, 202nd Quartermaster Car Company (-)
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 528th Quartermaster Battalion
  • 3357th Quartermaster Truck Company

SIGNAL

  • Army Signal Battalion
  • 226th Signal Operation Company
  • Detachment, 163rd Signal Photo Company
  • 982nd Signal Service Company

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Detachment 72nd Liaison Squadron
  • 11th Postal Regulating Unit
  • Special Service Staff (Office of Strategic Services)
  • Twenty-eight Port Companies and Seven Battalion HQ Detachments.

VI Corps[edit]

Major General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr.

  • HQ & HQ Company, VI Corps

COMBAT COMMAND

  • Combat Command Sudre 1ere Division Blindee
  • Attached:
    • 1ere Cie, 9e Regt Chasseurs d'Afrique
    • Det, 661/2 Cie De Reparation Engines Blindee
    • 66e Cie de Munitions (-)
    • Det, 705 Cie de Ravitaillement en Essence

FIELD ARTILLERY

  • HQ & HQ Battery, VI Corps Artillery
  • HQ & HQ Battery, 6th Field Artillery Group
  • HQ & HQ Battery, 35th Field Artillery Group
  • HQ & HQ Battery, 36th Field Artillery Group
  • 2nd Field Artillery Observation Battalion
  • 36th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Gun)
  • 59th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer SP)
  • 69th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer SP)
  • 93rd Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer SP)
  • 141st Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)
  • 634th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)
  • 937th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)
  • 938th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)
  • 976th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Gun)
  • 977th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Gun)

ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY

  • HQ & HQ Battery, 35th Antiaircraft Artillery Brigade
  • HQ & HQ Battery, 5th Antiaircraft Artillery Group
  • HQ & HQ Battery, 68th Antiaircraft Artillery Group
  • HQ & HQ Battery, 105th Antiaircraft Artillery Group
  • 68th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion (Mobile)
  • 72nd Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion (Mobile)
  • 106th Antiaircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion (SP)
  • 107th Antiaircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion (Mobile)
  • 108th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion (Mobile)
  • 216th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion (Mobile)
  • 433rd Antiaircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion (Mobile)
  • 441st Antiaircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion (SP)
  • 443rd Antiaircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion (SP)
  • 451st Antiaircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion (Mobile)
  • 534th Antiaircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion (Mobile)
  • 895th Antiaircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion (Mobile)
  • 102nd Antiaircraft Artillery Barrage Balloon Battery (VLA)
  • 103rd Antiaircraft Artillery Barrage Balloon Battery (VLA)
  • 104th Antiaircraft Artillery Barrage Balloon Battery (VLA)

ARMOR

TANK DESTROYER

CAVALRY

  • 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron

CHEMICAL WARFARE

  • 2nd Chemical Battalion Motorized (-1 Company)
  • 3rd Chemical Battalion Motorized
  • 83rd Chemical Battalion Motorized (-1 Company)
  • 6th Chemical Depot Company
  • 11th Chemical Maintenance Company
  • 21st Chemical Decontamination Company (-3 platoons) (Smoke Troops)

ENGINEER

  • 343rd Engineer General Service Regiment
  • 344th Engineer General Service Regiment
  • Company C, (Bailey Bridge), 378th Engineer Battalion (Separate)
  • Company D, (Treadway Bridge), 378th Engineer Battalion (Separate)
  • 1st Platoon, 424th Engineer Dump Truck Company
  • Contact Platoon, 469th Engineer Maintenance Company
  • Survey Platoon, 661st Engineer Topographic Company
  • 6617th Engineer Mine Clearance Company

MILITARY POLICE

  • 206th Military Police Company

MEDICAL

  • 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group
    • 14 General Surgical Teams
    • 3 Shock Teams
    • 1 Gas Team
    • 3 Orthopaedic Teams
    • 2 Thoracic Teams
    • 2 Neurosurgery Teams
    • 3 Dental Prosthetic Teams
    • 2 Maxillofacial Teams
  • 10th Field Hospital
  • 6703rd Blood Transfusion Unit
  • 11th Field Hospital
  • 11th Evacuation Hospital (Semimobile) (400 bed)
  • 93rd Evacuation Hospital (Semimobile) (400 bed)
  • 95th Evacuation Hospital (Semimobile) (400 bed)

ORDNANCE

  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 43rd Ordnance Battalion
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 44th Ordnance Battalion
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 45th Ordnance Battalion
  • 14th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company
  • 45th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company
  • 46th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company
  • 87th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company (Field Artillery)
  • 261st Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company (Anti Aircraft)
  • 3406th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company
  • 3408th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company
  • 3432nd Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company
  • 64th Ordnance Ammunition Company
  • 66th Ordnance Ammunition Company
  • 680th Ordnance Ammunition Company
  • 143rd Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad
  • 144th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad
  • 145th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad
  • 146th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad

QUARTERMASTER

  • 46th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company (-1 Platoon)
  • Platoon, 549th Quartermaster Laundry Company
  • 3426th Quartermaster Truck Company

SIGNAL

  • 1st Signal Center Team
  • 57th Signal Battalion
  • 3201 SIS Detachment
  • 4 Detachments, 163rd Signal Photo Company
  • Detachment A, 117th Radio Intelligence Company

NAVAL

  • 3 Naval Combat Intelligence Teams
  • Naval Gunfire Liaison Personnel
  • 15 Naval Shore Fire Control Parties

3rd Infantry Division[edit]

Major General John W. O'Daniel

ORGANIC UNITS

  • HHC & Special Troops, 3rd Infantry Division
    • 3rd Military Police Platoon
    • 3rd Signal Company
    • 3rd Quartermaster Company
    • 3rd Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment
    • 3rd Mechanized Reconnaissance Troop
    • 703rd Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
    • 10th Engineer Combat Battalion
    • 3rd Medical Battalion
  • 7th Infantry Regiment
  • 15th Infantry Regiment
  • 30th Infantry Regiment
  • HHB, 3rd Division Artillery
    • 9th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
    • 10th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
    • 39th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
    • 41st Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)

3RD INFANTRY DIVISION BEACH GROUP

  • 36th Engineer Combat Regiment
  • 1st Naval Beach Battalion
  • 72nd Signal Company (Special)
  • Detachment, 207th Signal Depot Company
  • Detachment, 177th Signal Repair Company
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 52nd Medical Battalion
    • 376th Medical Collecting Company
    • 377th Medical Collecting Company
    • 378th Medical Collecting Company
    • 682nd Medical Collecting Company
    • 1st Plat & HQ Detachment, 616th Medical Clearing Company
  • Detachment, Boat Guards
    • 157th Military Police Prisoner of War Detachment
    • 706th Military Police Prisoner of War Detachment
    • 790th Military Police Prisoner of War Detachment
  • Detachment, 377th Military Police Escort Guard Company
  • Company A, 759th Military Police Battalion
  • 1st Platoon, 21st Chemical Decontamination Company (Smoke Troops)
  • Detachment, 63rd Chemical Depot Company
  • 3rd Platoon, 450th Engineer Depot Company
  • 69th Ordnance Ammunition Company
  • Detachment, 77th Ordnance Depot Company
  • Detachment, 977th Ordnance Depot Company
  • 3407th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company (DUKW)
  • 6690th Regulating Company
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 530th Quartermaster Battalion
    • 4133rd Quartermaster Service Company
    • 4134th Quartermaster Service Company
    • 4135th Quartermaster Service Company
    • 4136th Quartermaster Service Company
    • 3277th Quartermaster Service Company
  • 3357th Quartermaster Truck Company
  • 3634th Quartermaster Truck Company
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 52nd Quartermaster Battalion (Mobile)
    • 3333rd Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3334th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3325th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3336th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3353rd Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3355th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
  • Section, 3856th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company
  • 1 Platoon, 93rd Quartermaster Railhead Company
  • 332nd Air Force Beach Detail
  • 111th Beach Section, RAF

36th Infantry Division[edit]

Major General John E. Dahlquist

ORGANIC UNITS

  • HHC & Special Troops, 36th Infantry Division
    • 36th Military Police Platoon
    • 36th Signal Company
    • 36th Quartermaster Company
    • 36th Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment
    • 36th Mechanized Reconnaissance Troop
    • 736th Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
    • 111th Engineer Combat Battalion
    • 111th Medical Battalion
  • 141st Infantry Regiment
  • 142nd Infantry Regiment
  • 143rd Infantry Regiment
  • HHB, 36th Division Artillery
    • 131st Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
    • 132nd Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
    • 133rd Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer)
    • 155th Field Artillery Battalion (155mm Howitzer)

36TH INFANTRY DIVISION BEACH GROUP

  • 540th Engineer Combat Regiment
  • 48th Engineer Combat Battalion
  • 8th Naval Beach Battalion
  • 74th Signal Company (Special)
  • Detachment, 207th Signal Depot Company
  • Detachment, 177th Signal Repair Company
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 56th Medical Battalion
    • 885th Medical Collecting Company
    • 886th Medical Collecting Company
    • 887th Medical Collecting Company
    • 891st Medical Clearing Company
    • 1st Platoon, 638th Clearing Company
  • Co. C, 759th Military Police Battalion
  • 1 Section, 377th Prisoner of War Escort Guard Company
  • Detachment, Boat Guards
    • 192nd Provisional Military Police Prisoner of War Detachment
    • 601st Provisional Military Police Prisoner of War Detachment
  • 3rd Platoon, 21st Chemical Decontamination Company (Smoke Troops)
  • Detachment, 63rd Chemical Depot Company
  • 1st Platoon, 450th Engineer Depot Company
  • 603rd Ordnance Ammunition Company
  • Detachment, 77th Ordnance Depot Company
  • Detachment, 977th Ordnance Depot Company
  • 3405th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company (DUKW)
  • Detachment, 6690th Regulating Company
  • 1 Section, 3894th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company
  • 2nd Platoon, 94th Quartermaster Railhead Co
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 53rd Quartermaster Battalion (Mobile)
    • 3337th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3338th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3339th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3340th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3354th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
    • 3356th Quartermaster Truck Company (DUKW)
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 259th Quartermaster Battalion
    • 3286th Quartermaster Service Company
    • 3287th Quartermaster Service Company
    • 3288th Quartermaster Service Company
    • 3289th Quartermaster Service Company
    • 3299th Quartermaster Service Company
    • 3300th Quartermaster Service Company
  • 3427th Quartermaster Truck Company
  • 3360th Quartermaster Truck Company
  • Air Force Beach Detail
  • 111th Brick Section, RAF

45th Infantry Division[edit]

Major General William W. Eagles

ORGANIC UNITS

45TH INFANTRY DIVISION BEACH GROUP

  • 40th Engineer Combat Regiment
  • 4th Naval Beach Battalion
  • 71st Signal Company (Special)
  • Detachment, 207th Signal Depot Company
  • Detachment, 177th Signal Repair Company
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 58th Medical Battalion
    • 388th Medical Collecting Company
    • 389th Medical Collecting Company
    • 390th Medical Collecting Company
    • 514th Medical Clearing Company
    • 2nd Platoon, 616th Clearing Company
  • Company B, 759th Military Police Battalion
  • 1 Section, 377th Prisoner of War Escort Guard Company
  • Detachment, Boat Guards
    • 133rd Provisional Prisoner of War Detachment
    • 175th Provisional Prisoner of War Detachment
    • 191st Provisional Prisoner of War Detachment
  • 3rd Platoon, 21st Chemical Decontamination Company (Smoke Troops)
  • Detachment, 63rd Chemical Depot Company
  • 2nd Platoon, 450th Engineer Depot Company
  • 682nd Ordnance Ammunition Company
  • Detachment, 77th Ordnance Depot Company
  • Detachment, 977th Ordnance Depot Company
  • 3487th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company (DUKW)
  • 3633rd Quartermaster Truck Company
  • Detachment, 6690th Regulating Company
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 147th Quartermaster Battalion (Mobile)
    • 829th Amphibian Truck Company
    • 830th Amphibian Truck Company
    • 831st Amphibian Truck Company
    • 832nd Amphibian Truck Company
  • 1 Section, 3894th Quartermaster Gas Supply Company
  • HQ & HQ Detachment, 240th Quartermaster Battalion
    • 3250th Quartermaster Service Company
    • 3251st Quartermaster Service Company
    • 3252nd Quartermaster Service Company
    • 3253rd Quartermaster Service Company
    • 4053rd Quartermaster Service Company
  • Platoon, 94th Quartermaster Railhead Company
  • 3425th Quartermaster Truck Company
  • Air Force Beach Detail
  • 110th Beach Section, RAF

Armee "B"[edit]

Général d'armée Jean de Lattre de Tassigny

  • Etat-major de l'Armée "B", compagnie de quartier général 162/27 (-)

2ème Corps d'Armee[edit]

Général de corps d'armée Edgard de Larminat

  • Etat-major du 2ème Corps d'Armée et compagnie de quartier général 75

Divisions

Général de division Diego Brosset
Général de division Jean Touzet du Vigier
Général de division Joseph de Goislard de Monsabert
Général de Brigade Joseph Magnan
  • 2ème Régiment de Spahis Algériens (Reconnaissance Battalion)
  • 1er Groupe de Tabors Marocains
  • 3ème Groupe de Tabors Marocains
  • 4ème Groupe de Tabors Marocains

FIELD ARTILLERY

  • Etat-major du Groupement d'artillerie
  • No. 1 Detachment, 1st Field Artillery Observation Battalion (US)
  • 1er groupe du Régiment d'Artillerie Coloniale du Levant
  • 3ème groupe du 65e Régiment d'Artillerie

Anti Aircraft Artillery

  • Detachment, HQ & HQ Battery, 34th AAA Brigade (US)
  • 62nd AAA Gun Battalion (US)
  • Detachment, HQ & HQ Battery, 80th AAA Group (US)
  • 893rd AAA (AW) Battalion (SM)

Tank Destroyer

Engineer

  • Compagnie Topographique du Génie No. 31
  • 101ème Régiment du Génie

MILITARY POLICE

  • 521ème Regulatrice Routiere
  • 2e compagnie du 11e groupe de la Garde

MEDICAL

  • 401ème Hôpital d'Evacuation Organe de Réanimation et de Transfusion No. 441/3
  • 405ème Hôpital d'Evacuation
  • 432ème Bataillion Médical
  • 451/1 Depot Avancé
  • 422e Hôpital de Campagne

ORDNANCE

  • Etat-major du 651ème Bataillon de Réparation
    • Compagnie Moyenne de Réparation du Materiel No. 652/1
    • Compagnie Moyenne de Réparation Automobile No. 651/3
    • Compagnie Moyenne de Réparation Automobile No. 652/3
  • 64e Compagnie de Munitions
  • 65e Compagnie de Munitions

QUARTERMASTER

  • 1er bataillon du 8ème Régiment de Tirailleurs Sénégalais, Pioniers
  • Gestion de Subsistance d'Etapes No. 323
  • Gestion de Subsistance d'Etapes No. 325
  • Compagnie Mixte de Ravitaillement en Essence No. 704 (2 detachments)

SIGNAL

  • 61ème Bataillon de Transmissions de Corps d'Armée
  • 6693rd Signal Detachment (Provisional) (US)
  • 3 Detachments, 163rd Signal Photo Company (US)
  • 806ème Bataillon de Construction
  • Detachment, Trans Armée "B"
    • Compagnie d' Exploitation 827/1
    • Station d'Ecoutes 828
    • Groupe de télégraphie militaire 829
  • Détachement du Parc de Transmissions No. 810 & Détachement de la Compagnie Technique de Transmissions No. 841

Transportation

  • 11ème compagnie du Groupe de Transport No. 501

Allied air forces[edit]

Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force[edit]

Major General John K. Cannon

XII Tactical Air Command[edit]

Brigadier General Gordon P. Saville

Source: Jackson (1986), p. 221

Mediterranean Allied Coastal Air Force[edit]

Air Vice-Marshal Hugh Lloyd

63rd Fighter Wing

Source: Jackson (1986), p. 222

Provisional Troop Carrier Air Division[edit]

Brigadier General Paul L. Williams

Source: Warren, p. 87

Allied naval forces[edit]

Vice Admiral Henry Kent Hewitt

CONTROL FORCE, Vice Admiral Hewitt

SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP Captain H. C. Johnson

Task Force 84 "Alpha Force"[edit]

Rear Admiral Frank J. Lowry

Task Force 85 "Delta Force"[edit]

Rear Admiral Bertram J. Rodgers

Task Force 87 CAMEL FORCE[edit]

Rear Admiral Spencer S. Lewis

Task Force 86 SITKA FORCE[edit]

Rear Admiral Lyal A. Davidson

Task Force 88 AIRCRAFT CARRIER FORCE[edit]

A view from HMS Pursuer, showing some of the other carriers of the TG 88.1, HMS Attacker and HMS Khedive, just prior to Operation Dragoon, 7 August 1944

Rear Admiral Thomas Hope Troubridge RN

TG 88.1[edit]

Rear Admiral T.H. Troubridge RN

TG 88.2[edit]

Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin USN

TG 80.6 Antisubmarine and Convoy Control Group[edit]

Captain J. P. Clay

Source: Morison, The Invasion of France and Germany, 1944–1945 (1957), pp. 338–343

German land forces[edit]

Army Group G[edit]

Generaloberst Johannes Blaskowitz

Nineteenth Army[edit]

General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese

IV Luftwaffe Field Corps[edit]
LXXXV Army Corps[edit]

General der Infanterie Baptist Kneiss

LXII Reserve Army Corps[edit]

General der Infanterie Ferdinand Neuling

LXIV Army Corps[edit]

The Corps swapped units with the IV Luftwaffe Corps in September.

Army Reserve[edit]


German air forces[edit]

Luftflotte 2[edit]

German naval forces[edit]

Kommandierender Admiral der französische Südküste[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Vogel (1983), pp. 588-590.

References[edit]