Operation Market Garden order of battle

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This is the complete order of battle of Allied and German forces involved during Operation Market Garden.

Allied forces[edit]

US General Dwight D. Eisenhower was Supreme Commander of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF) and in that capacity was ultimately responsible for the planning and execution of the whole operation. British Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder was his deputy, while Major General Walter Bedell Smith was chief of staff.

21st army group badge large.png 21st Army Group[edit]

Under Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery

Allied Arborne Army.jpg First Allied Airborne Army[edit]

Commanded by Lieutenant General Lewis H. Brereton, USAAF

British I Airborne Corps[edit]

Lieutenant-General Frederick Browning; also deputy commander of the 1st Airborne Army

Organization of I Airborne Corps during Operation Market Garden

British Second Army[edit]

Commanded by Lieutenant-General Miles Dempsey

VIII Corps[edit]

Lieutenant-General Richard O'Connor

XII Corps[edit]

Lieutenant-General Neil Ritchie

Organization of the British Second Army during Operation Market Garden during the Second World War.
XXX Corps 1944-1945 shoulder flash.jpg XXX Corps[edit]

Lieutenant-General Brian Horrocks

Air forces[edit]

Royal Air Force[edit]

Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Second Tactical Air Force - Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham

Fighter Command - Air Marshal Roderick Hill

Bomber Command - Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris

RAF Coastal Command - Air Chief Marshal Sholto Douglas

US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg United States Army Air Forces[edit]

Eighth Air Force - Emblem.png U.S. Eighth Air Force - Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle

Ninth Air Force - Emblem (Cold War).png U.S. Ninth Air Force - Lieutenant General Hoyt S. Vandenberg

German forces[edit]

The majority of German units stationed west of the Rhine were under the responsibility of Oberbefehlshaber West (OB West), commanded at the time by Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt.

Due to a lack of replacements (both in terms of personnel and materiel) German units were generally severely understrength at this point in the war, with many units at about 50% of establishment strength.

German Armed Forces Group (AFC) Netherlands[edit]

Commanded by General der Flieger Friedrich Christiansen

Army Group B[edit]

Commanded by Generalfeldmarschall Walther Model

II SS Panzer Corps[edit]

SS-Obergruppenführer Wilhelm Bittrich

Fifteenth Army[edit]

General der Infanterie Gustav-Adolf von Zangen

LXVIII Corps[edit]

General der Infanterie Otto Sponheimer

LXXXVIII Corps[edit]

General der Infanterie Hans-Wolfgang Reinhard

LXXXVI Corps[edit]

General der Infanterie Hans von Obstfelder

XII SS Corps[edit]

SS-Obergruppenführer Kurt von Gottberg

Wehrkreis VI[edit]

Corps "Feldt" - General der Kavalerie Kurt Feldt

Luftwaffe West[edit]

Colonel General Kurt Student

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ three companies of infantry mounted on ,-3 half-tracks except for the scout platoon which used 13 Universal carriers
  2. ^ three Cromwell tanks and one Challenger tank per troop
  3. ^ 24 towed 25-pdr Gun-howitzers
  4. ^ 24 Priest and/or Sexton self-propelled guns
  5. ^ two batteries of 17-pdr guns and two batteries of M10 tank destroyers

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