533rd ORDER OF BATTLE


THIS IS THE OFFICIAL ORDER OF BATTLE FOR THE 533RD AAA AW BN MOBILE ACCORDING TO THE US ARMY AND THE BOOK TITTLED:

ORDER OF BATTLE US ARMY, WORLD WAR II

WRITTEN BY

SHELBY L. STANTON

533RD AAA AUTOMATIC WEAPONS BN(MOBILE)

FORMED 15JUL 42 FT.BLISS,TEXAS AS SEP CA BN AA-AW

NYPE: 25 FEB 43

N.AFRICA: 9MAR 43

SARDINIA:17 NOV43

FRANCE-ETO: 8 NOV 44-25,26,34(SEE FOOTNOTES)

NYPE:25 OCT 45

(REDES FROM CA 15 DEC 43)

DISBANDED AT CAMP KILMER,NJ.: 26 OCT 45

AUGUST 1945 LOCATION: NESSELWANG, GERMANY

CAMPAIGN KEY CODES-EUROPE - AFRICA

25 - ARDENNES - ALSACE(BATTLE OF THE BULGE) 16 DEC 44-25 JAN 45

34 - RHINELAND CAMPAIGN 15 SEP44-21 MAR 45

26 - CENTRAL EUROPE CAMPAIGN  22 MAR 45-11 MAY 45

THE ABOVE CAME FROM SHELBY L.STANTON'S BOOK.

THE 3 CAMPAIGNS LISTED ABOVE IS WHAT THE UNIT WAS OFFICIALLY CREDITED WITH AT THE END OF WWII BUT THEY SERVED IN 3 OTHER CAMPAIGNS.

TUNISIA (17 NOV1942 - 13 MAY 1943)

NAPLES FOGGIA 1943 - 1944

ROME ARNO (25 MAY - 15 AUG 1944)

 

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE ORDERS OF BATTLE

FOR THE ALLIED FORCES

 

ORDER OF BATTLE 6 JUNE 1944

 

15TH ARMY GROUP CONSISTED OF THE:

 

5TH US ARMY WITH 13 DIVISIONS

8TH BRITISH ARMY WITH 12 DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL OF 25 ALLIED DIVISIONS

 

21ST ARMY GROUP CONSISTED OF THE:

 

1ST US ARMY WITH 8 DIVISIONS

2ND BRITISH ARMY WITH 7 DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL OF 15 ALLIED DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF DIVISIONS IN ITALY 25

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF DIVISIONS IN NW EUROPE 15

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF ALLIED DIVISIONS 40

 

 

 

 

ORDER OF BATTLE APRIL 1945

 

 

6TH ARMY GROUP CONSISTED OF THE:

 

RESERVE 3 DIVISIONS

7TH US ARMY WITH 12 DIVISIONS

1ST FRENCH ARMY WITH 7 DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL OF 22 DIVISIONS

 

12TH ARMY GROUP CONSISTED OF THE:

 

1ST US ARMY WITH 17 DIVISIONS

3RD US ARMY WITH 12 DIVISIONS

9TH US ARMY WITH 13 DIVISIONS

15TH US ARMY WITH 6 DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL OF 48 DIVISIONS

 

21ST ARMY GROUP CONSISTED OF THE:

 

RESERVE 1 DIVISION

1ST CANADIAN ARMY WITH 6 DIVISIONS

2ND BRITISH ARMY WITH 10 DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL OF 17 DIVISIONS

 

1ST ALLIED AIRBORNE ARMY 1 DIVISION

BRITISH RESERVE 1 DIVISION

 

TOTAL OF 2 DIVISIONS

 

 

 

15TH ARMY GROUP CONSISTED OF:

 

5TH US ARMY WITH 9 DIVISIONS

8TH BRITISH ARMY WITH 8 DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL OF 17 DIVISIONS

 

IN GREECE 3 DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF DIVISIONS IN S. EUROPE

 

20 DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF DIVISIONS IN NW EUROPE

 

89 DIVISIONS

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF DIVISIONS

 

109 ALLIED DIVISIONS