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12th Armored Division Memorial

 
 
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By Duane Hall, June 12, 2014
1. 12th Armored Division Memorial
Inscription. Dedicated to the memory of all men of the 12th Armored Division in World War II. Camp Barkeley, 1943-44.

12th Armored Division Units
Total Personnel – 10,937 Men

Division Headquarters
• CCA     • CCB     • CCR     • 572nd AAA     • Div. Artillery     • Military Police     • Band     • Trains

Armored Infantry Battalions
• 17th AIB     • 56th AIB     • 66th AIB

Tank Battalions
• 23rd TB     • 43rd TB     • 44th TB     • 714th TB

Armored Field Artillery Battalions
493rd AFA     • 494th AFA     • 495th AFA

82nd Armored Medical Battalion
92nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
119th Armored Engineer Battalion
134th Armored Ordnance Battalion
152nd Armored Signal Company

Division Actions
TRAINING
• Camp Campbell, Kentucky    • Camp Barkeley, Texas

CAMPAIGNS, EUROPEAN THEATER
★ Ardennes – Alsace
U.S. 7th Army - •Maginot Line    •Herrlisheim/Gambsheim Bridgehead
French 1st Army - •Colmar Pocket
★ Rhineland
U.S. 3rd Army - •Ludwigshaven    •Germersheim    •Speyer
★ Central Europe
U.S. 7th Army - •Oldenwald    •Tauber River    •Danube River    •Romantique Road    •Alps    •Austria

44th TB CAMPAIGNS, PACIFIC THEATER
U.S.
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By Duane Hall, June 12, 2014
2. 12th Armored Division Memorial
Main gate into Dyess Air Force Base in background
6th & 8th Armies - •New Guinea    •Bismarck Archipelago    •Leyte    •Luzon

•804 Lost their Lives    •2647 Wounded    •351 Prisoners of War

Installed by members and friends of the 12th Armored Division Association Memorial Committee: R.O. Collier, M.R. Drum, M.L. Glover, F.G. Hatt Jr, J.J. King, B. Leftwich
 
Erected by 12th Armored Division Association.
 
Location. 32° 26.156′ N, 99° 48.514′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Vapor Trail and Hartford Street, on the left when traveling north on Vapor Trail. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 12th Armored Division at Camp Barkeley (here, next to this marker); Lt. Col. William E. Dyess (approx. 0.4 miles away); 7th Bombardment Wing, Heavy (approx. half a mile away); Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. half a mile away); Dyess Elementary School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Taylor County (approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Abilene Woman's Club Building (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of Western Cattle Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .
12th Armored Division Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 12, 2014
3. 12th Armored Division Memorial
View to north along Vapor Trail
 12th Armored Division. The website of the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum located in Abilene, Texas. (Submitted on June 24, 2014.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
12th Armored Division Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 12, 2014
4. 12th Armored Division Memorial
At northwest corner of intersection of Vapor Trail and Hartford Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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