Appendix D
Forces Under SHAEF, 1944-45

21 Army Group Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
Second Army Gen. Sir Miles C. Dempsey
1 Corps Lt. Gen. Sir J. T. Crocker
8 Corps Lt. Gen. Sir Richard N. O'Connor
Lt. Gen. E. H. Barker
12 Corps Lt. Gen. N. M. Ritchie
30 Corps Lt. Gen. Gerard C. Bucknall
Lt. Gen. B. G. Horrocks
1 Airborne Corps Maj. Gen. R. N. Gale
Bomber Command Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris
2d Tactical Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham
Eastern Task Force1 Rear Adm. Philip L. Vian
Divisions: 3d Infantry, 5th Infantry, 15th Infantry, 43d Infantry, 49th Infantry, 51st Infantry, 52d Infantry, 53d Infantry, 1st Polish Armored, 7th Armored, 1 1th Armored, 79th Armored, Guards Armored, 1st Airborne, 6th Airborne
First Army Gen. Henry D. G. Crerar
1st Corps Lt. Gen. C. Foulkes
2d Corps Lt. Gen. G. G. Simonds
Divisions: 1st Infantry, 2d Infantry, 3d Infantry, 4th Armored, 5th Armored
First Army Gen. Jean de Lattre de Tassigny
I Corps Lt. Gen. Emile Béthouart
II Corps Lt. Gen. de Goislard de Monsabert
Detachment of the Army of the Alps Lt. Gen. Paul Doyen
Detachment of the Army of the Atlantic Lt. Gen. Edgar de Larminat


Divisions activated under North African rearmament program: 1st DMI (1re Division de Marche d'Infanterie), 2d DIM (2e Division de l'Infanterie Marocaine), 3d DIA (3e Division de l'Infanterie Algérienne), 4th DMM (4e Division Marocaine de Montagne), 9th DIC (9e Division d'Infanterie Coloniale), 1st DB (1re Division Blindée), 2d DB (2e Division Blindbée), 5th DB (5e Division Blindbe)

Divisions activated under Metropolitan program and assigned to First French Army: 10th DI (10e Division),2 2 27th DIA (27e Division d'Infanterie Alpine), 14th DI (14e Division d'Infanterie), 1st DI (1re Division d'Infanterie)3

  United States
12th Army Group Gen. Omar N. Bradley
6th Army Group Gen. Jacob L. Devers
First Army Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Lt. Gen. Courtney H. Hodges
Third Army Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
Seventh Army Lt. Gen. Alexander M. Patch
Ninth Army Lt. Gen. William H. Simpson
Fifteenth Army Lt. Gen. Leonard T. Gerow
First Allied Airborne Army4 Lt. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton
III Corps Maj. Gen. John Millikin
Maj. Gen. James A. Van Fleet
V Corps Maj. Gen. Leonard T. Gerow
Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Huebner
VI Corps Maj. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott
Maj. Gen. Edward H. Brooks
VII Corps Maj. Gen. J. Lawton Collins
VIII Corps Maj. Gen. Troy H. Middleton
XII Corps Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy
Maj. Gen. Stafford LeR. Irwin
XIII Corps Maj. Gen. Alvan C. Gillem, Jr.
XV Corps Maj. Gen. Wade H. Haislip
XVI Corps Maj. Gen. John B. Anderson
XIX Corps Maj. Gen. Charles H. Corlett
Maj. Gen. Raymond S. McLain
XX Corps Maj. Gen. Walton H. Walker
XXI Corps Maj. Gen. Frank W. Milburn
XXII Corps Maj. Gen. Ernest N. Harmon
XXIII Corps Maj. Gen. James A. Van Fleet
Maj. Gen. Hugh J. Gaffey
XVIII Corps (Airborne) Maj. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway


U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe Gen. Carl Spaatz
Eighth Air Force Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle
Ninth Air Force Lt. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton Lt. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg
IX Tactical Air Command Maj. Gen. Elwood R. Quesada
XIX Tactical Air Command Maj. Gen. Otto P. Weyland
XXIX Tactical Air Command Brig. Gen. Richard E. Nugent
Western Task Force5 Rear Adm. Alan G. Kirk
Infantry Divisions: 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 35th, 36th, 42d, 44th, 45th, 63d, 65th, 66th, 69th, 70th, 71st, 75th, 76th, 78th, 79th, 80th, 83d, 84th, 86th, 87th, 89th, 90th, 94th, 95th, 97th, 99th, 100th, 102d, 103d, 104th, 106th
Armored Divisions: 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 20th
Airborne Divisions: 13th, 17th, 82d, 101st


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1. This Allied unit is included in the British list because its commander was a British officer.

2. The 10th DI, initially equipped with old French equipment, had been withdrawn at the close of the war to be re-equipped with U.S. armament.

3. The 1st DI was activated in February 1945, but had not become operational at the war's end.

4. This Allied unit Is included in the U.S. list because its commander was an American.

5. This Allied unit is included in the U.S. list because its commander was an American.

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