Constituted 28 August 1941 as the 5th Armored Division.
Activated 1 October 1941 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Inactivated 11 October 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.
Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Chafee, Arkansas.
Inactivated 1 February 1950 at Camp Chafee, Arkansas.
Activated 1 September 1950 at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas.
COMMANDERS IN COMBAT
Major General Lunsford E. Oliver - Assumed command February 1943
ORDER OF BATTLE
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Armored Division
85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
22nd Armored Engineer Battalion
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Command A, 5th Armored Division
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Command B, 5th Armored Division
Headquarters, Reserve Command, 5th Armored Division
10th Tank Battalion
34th Tank Battalion
81st Tank Battalion
15th Armored Infantry Battalion
46th Armored Infantry Battalion
47th Armored Infantry Battalion
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery
47th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
71st Armored Field Artillery Battalion
95th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Trains
75th Armored Medical Battalion
127th Armored Ordnance Battalion
145th Armored Signal Company
WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION
Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe