XIX Corps (United States)

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III Armored Corps
XIX Corps
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XIX Corps Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Anniversaries14 June 1944
EngagementsWorld War II
Willis D. Crittenberger
Charles H. Corlett
Raymond S. McLain
U.S. Corps (1939–present)
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XIX Corps was a corps-sized formation of the United States Army, initially allocated to the Organized Reserves in California and seven other western and northwestern states. Meanwhile, the Headquarters, III Armored Corps was formed at Camp Polk, Louisiana on July 7, 1942 under the command of Major General Willis D. Crittenberger during World War II. It was activated on August 20 the same year at Camp Polk. The XIX Corps was officially disbanded on October 1, 1943 from the Organized Reserves. On October 10, 1943, the Headquarters, III Armored Corps was reorganized and re-designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, XIX Corps which formed the activated XIX Corps.[1][2] It fought as part of the First and Ninth Armies, fighting on the Western Front 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 1 March 1945
Army Group Army Corps Division
Ninth Army
XIX Corps
2nd Armored Division
29th Infantry Division
30th Infantry Division
83rd Infantry Division

Further reading[edit]

  • Lt. Houcek. Elbe Operation with 2d Armored Division and 83d Infantry Division. European Theater of Operations. United States Army Center of Military History Historical Manuscripts Collection 8-3.1 am. – History of the unit and organization from World War II


  1. ^ "XIX Corps - ARMY CORPS". U.S. Militaria Forum. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  2. ^ Armies, Corps, Divisions and Separate Brigades. Government Printing Office. 1993. ISBN 9780160869402.

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Public Domain 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