What is the history of the 5th Armored Division 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Troop A?
The history of the 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron can be found at www.5ad.org
The 28th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized was part of the 6th Cavalry Group, which was originally part of the XV Corps. The 6th Cavalry Group was part of Patton's Third Army.
Was the World War 2 25th Calvary Recon Squad a part of an infantry division and if so which infantry?
The 25th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) was assigned to the 4th Armored Division during WW 2. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com
In the Vietnam War, US Armored Cavalry (M551 Sheridans and M113 ACAVs) conducted screening, security, and reconnaissance.
During WWII, a USN squadron "could" consist of four US destroyers (warships); during the Vietnam War a USAF squadron "could" consist of about twelve US F4 Phantom jets (warplanes); a US Army squadron (in Vietnam) was equivalent to an army battalion, roughly 600 men or more. The US Armored Cavalry in Vietnam used the term "squadron" instead of "battalion", and used the term "regiment" instead of the word "brigade." Two or more squadrons made up… Read More
Squadron is a military unit; an operational unit in an air force consisting of two or more flights of aircraft and the personnel required to fly them; principal division of an armored or cavalry regiment, consisting of two or more troops.
Yes he was. I was assigned to the 2nd Squadron 1st Cavalry which was the divisional Cav unit in the 2nd Armored division.
During the Vietnam War, a squadron of US Armored Cavalry was approximately 600 cavalrymen. Two or more squadrons equalled a regiment; two or more regiments equalled a division. During the Vietnam War (the Army has changed since that time) an Army battalion was equal to a squadron. A cavalry "troop" was equal to a battalion's "company." In the Artillery, a company is called a "battery." Examples: "A" Company, "B" Battery, "C" Troop.
How do you find information on the 36th Cavalry Recon Squadron in World War 2 and did they belong to the 11th Group and their relationship to the Blackhorse Unit?
The 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron was assigned the the US Ninth Army after it arrived in France, November 26, 1944.
The US did not exactly invade Germany. Maybe you are referring to when the Allies invaded France which the Germans had occupied. Some say the US first crossed the German border at the Remagen Bridge. However, earlier, the 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, a unit of the 5th Armored Division, crossed the border but returned back to their unit.
During the Vietnam era; the 1st (Air) Cavalry Division was an "Airmobile Division", a new class of infantry invented and combat tested in Vietnam (in 1965 at the battle of Ia Drang to be exact), and was similar to WWII's invention of the "Airborne Division" during that war. Airmobile Divisions=Helicopter borne/Airborne Divsions=Paratroopers. Thus Airmobile Divisions were originally helicopter borne infantrymen. However (during Vietnam at least, when things were abit more experimental) "Cavalry" also meant "RECONNAISSANCE"… Read More
The noun 'squadron' is a collective noun for: a squadron of cavalry a squadron of planes a squadron of fighter planes a squadron of jets a squadron of swans Squadron is a sub division of a naval fleet detached for a particular task. Or, an air force unit comprising two or more flights
An armored or air cavalry unit is referred to as a ___________.
There were about 10 Armored Cavalry Squadrons in Vietnam; each squadron containing approximately 4 Troops...three line and one headquarters.
Traditionally, in the 20th century, Air Squadron's consisted of approximately 17 aircraft. For the US Army, during the Vietnam War (there have been many changes since Vietnam), a US Armored Cavalry Squadron consisted of approximately 600 men. A squadron was equivalent to a battalion; and a battalion's company in the cavalry was called a troop. In the artillery, a company was called a "battery."
The 11th Armored Cav Regiment and the First Cavalry Division, among others.
Yes, the noun 'squadron' is a collective noun for: a squadron of cavalry a squadron of planes a squadron of fighter planes a squadron of jets a squadron of swans
Try contacting the 14th Armored Cavalry Association; see the link below.
ANSWER The name squadron means a military unit. Some example: a cavalry squadron, a war ship squadron, a bomber or a fighter squadron (Air Force).
Go to www.google.com and search "36th Cavalry Squadron during World War 2"
Currently there are 10 Active Army Divisions. They are the 1st Armored Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, 25th Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne Division, and the 101st Airborne Division.
GEN Shinseki (USA Ret), the new nominee for Secretary of Veteran's Affairs, is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and was commander (Captain) of "A" Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Armored Cavalry in I Corps in Vietnam.
Prior to 1969, US Armored Cavalry units in Vietnam consisted of M-48 Patton tanks and M-113 APC's (ACAV's). Beginning in 1969, US Cavalry Squadrons, and the only Regiment in Vietnam, the 11th ACR, began exchanging their M-48's for the BRAND NEW M-551 Sheridan light tank (Officially titled the Armored Airborne Reconnaissance Assault Vehicle). Both the M-48 & M-551 took four crewmen to operate (Tank Commander, Driver, Loader, and gunner), however in Vietnam, we often operated… Read More
The noun 'squadron' is a singular, common, concrete noun; a word for a military group; a word for a thing. The noun 'squadron' is a standard collective noun for: a squadron of aeroplanes a squadron of cavalry a squadron of fighter planes a squadron of flying fish a squadron of jets a squadron of planes a squadron of ships a squadron of swan
Looks like one is a 11th armored cavalry regiment guidon NOPE!! It is the 1/153rd Cav (Dark Horse Squadron) FLNG! We put it on his guitar when he came and played for us over seas.
The cavalry of the Spanish Conquistadors amazed the Aztecs. They greatly feared the horse and the armored soldiers that sat on them.
The United States Army is currently reorganizing around the Brigade as the largest permanent flexible unit of combat force, and the division is much less fixed. Indeed, the idea is that divisions will be amalgamations of standing Brigades (usually 2-4) plus additional support services. In the interim, US Divisions are being redesigned to be able to deploy independent brigades. A rough estimate of a current full armored division is the composition of the US 1st… Read More
There was no "third of the fifth cavalry DIVISION" in Vietnam. Not a U.S. outfit at least. There was a 3rd Squadron, 5th U.S. Cavalry assigned to the 9th Infantry Division in Military Region III (MR-3) or (MR-4) near the Mekong Delta, which was OPCON or attached to the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade 5th Mechanized Infantry Division up in MR-1, commonly called "I" Corps, just below the DMZ.
Fort Hood, home of III Corps "Phantom Warriors." Fort Hood is also home to the 1st US Cavalry Division and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, the largest regiment in the US Army.
There are 38 Medal of Honor Recipients from the 1st cavalry division
There is a difference between the US Air Force Squadrons and US Army Squadrons. From approximately WWI thru the Vietnam War; US Air Force/US Navy Air Squadrons might have approximately 15 to 17 airplanes per squadron. For the US Army; WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War, Squadrons were equal to approximately "an Army battalion", which averaged about 600 men per squadron. In the US Army "squadrons" were for "Armored Cavalry" units. Tank units were called… Read More
During the Vietnam War, a standard US Army "Armor Battalion" (tank battalion) consisted of approximately 57/58 Patton M48A3 tanks. Two or more, but usually three, battalions equalled one brigade. Two or more, but usually three, brigades equalled one division. US Marine Corps tank battalions (in Vietnam) were organized the same as the Army's. Only Army & Marine tank "Battalions" were in Vietnam; as well as armored cavalry squadrons, which were the equivalent of battalions (but… Read More
The strategy of the Vietnam War; was to destroy the enemy by "ATTRITION." To "Attrit the enemy." The tactic used was to "Search and Destroy"; victories were measured by the "BODY COUNT." Tactical employment methods involved; Helicopter Assaults, Riverine Assaults, Armored/Mechanized/Armored Cavalry Assaults; and LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols), Ranger Patrols, etc. to locate the enemy to destroy him.
As of 01 JAN 13 the US Army's active component's ten organized divisions are as follows...1st Cavalry (really an armored division), 1st Armored, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th and 29th Infantry, the 82nd Airborne and the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Divisions.
Hamburger Hill was the 101st Air Cavalry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division, both Army units.
What is the difference in an Amored Infantry Division and an Infantry Division particularly during World War 2?
For WW2: Armored Infantry Divisions were equiped with half-tracks. Regular Infantry Divisions walked (or trucked). During the Vietnam War those Armored Infantry Divisions gave way to the new MECHANIZED INFANTRY DIVISIONS, equipped with M-113 APC/ACAV (Armored Personnel Carriers/Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicles). Only one US Army Mechanized Infantry Division was in Vietnam (and only it's 1st Brigade); the 5th Mechanized Infantry Division (Red Diamond Patch). Regular Infantry Divisions in Vietnam were called "Straight Legs", "Straight" meaning...straight… Read More
Reconnaissance drones (today called UAV's-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). TOW anti-tank missile; M551 Sheridan tank (officially classified as an Armored Airborne Reconnaissance Assault Vehicle in 1969), the US Army's only amphibious light tank. The famous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (still used today), used as an ACAV in Vietnam (Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle). The first helicopter gunship, AH-1 COBRA; the AC-130 Spectre gunship. The US Army's M-16 assault rifle evolved into today's M4 infantry rifle.
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George Patton commanded armored divisions in WWII; his son also named George Patton commanded the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam.
Normally, during the Vietnam War, when a man asked what unit you were with, you'd reply, "...3/5 Cav", or "1st of the O' Duce (1/502nd)", etc. Therefore, when asking about a man's unit, the question was normally referring to his battalion of his particular regiment. Reference to the above examples; the 3/5 Cav means 3rd Squadron 5th Cavalry...and the "1st of the O'Duce" meant 1st battalion of the 502nd Infantry. If the fella asking the… Read More
The address of the Division Cavalry Brigade is: 10159 Bellefontaine Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63137-2001
Light cav. Designed and equipped for quick moving about, reconnaissance work, hit and run tactics, etc.
The US eventually created sixteen armored divisions. Only two, the Second and Third, retained the prewar levels of equipment and were considered "heavy" armored divisions. All the others, including the 4th AD, were "light" and had less tanks. The number of tanks was further reduced in the autumn of 1944 as M4 Sherman medium tank losses in Europe outstripped the army's ability to replace them. When the 4th AD entered combat in Europe it was… Read More
What Federal Cavalry officer engaged men commanded by Gen Henry Hethduring the Battle of Gettysburg?
General Heth's Division ran into the Buford's Cavalry Division on the Cashtown Pike just west of the Town of Gettysburg. The Union Cavalry brigade that first engaged Heth's division was commanded by General Gamble.
During the Vietnam War, a "US Army" regiment was generally equal to a brigade. Regiments (in the US Army) were normally reserved for US Cavalry units; such as the 11th ACR (Armored Cavalry Regiment), which was commanded by Colonel George S. Patton Jr. in Vietnam (son of WWII GENERAL PATTON). In the US Army (during Vietnam) a Battalion was approximately 600 men (but could be up to 900 men); in the Cavalry a "Battalion" was… Read More
If a US Armored Cavalry Squadron (equivalent to a battalion) was in position for the night at an NDP site (Night Defensive Position), the US cavalrymen would be told the day/night previous, that "...an ARVN Cavalry Squadron was going to NDP with us tonight covering from that (pointing) position to that (again pointing) position; they'll have their own quartering parties...". Normally, the ARVN would ride in, it being near dark, ground guides and quartering parties… Read More
The commander of a regiment or division of armed horsemen .
Major Generals are two star generals, and the normal position for them is commanding a division. The US had about 65 infantry divisions, 16 armored divisions, two cavalry divisions, five airborne divisions and one mountain division. A division commander took orders from his superior officers, a corp commander, and above him a field army commander, then a theater commander, and ultimately the Chief of Staff of the army, and the president. A major general commanding… Read More
"Air Cav" is short for "Air Cavalry." There are three divisions in the US Army that have Air Cavalry squadrons: the 10th Mountain Division, 82nd Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division. The Air Cav squadron's function is reconnaissance--going out in front of the division main, finding the enemy and reporting where they are so the infantry and artillery units will know where to go to fight. Air Cav units use helicopters, dirt bikes, and other… Read More
His son, also named George Patton, commanded the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam.