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World War II D-Day Invasion Orders and Order of Battle of the US Armed Forces

D-Day Unit Syml
Allied unit Symbols of D-Day

Original Invasion Orders
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS —ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!
Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
-DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER


United States Army Air Force Units
8th Air Force Order of Battle

 1st Bomb Division

1st Bomb Wing

91st BG
381st BG
398th BG

40th Bomb Wing

92nd BG
305th BG
306th BG

41st Bomb Wing

303rd BG
379th BG
384th BG

94th Bomb Wing

351st BG
401st BG
457th BG

2nd Bomb Division

2nd Bomb Wing

389th BG
445th BG
453rd BG

14th Bomb Wing

44th BG
392nd BG
492nd BG

20th Bomb Wing

93rd BG
446th BG
448th BG

95th Bomb Wing

489th BG
491st BG

96th Bomb Wing

458th BG
466th BG
467th BG

3rd Bomb Division

4th Bomb Wing

94th BG
385th BG
447th BG

13th Bomb Wing

95th BG
100th BG
390th BG

45th Bomb Wing

96th BG
388th BG
452nd BG

92nd Bomb Wing

486th BG
487th BG

93rd Bomb Wing

34th BG
490th BG
493rd BG

VIII Fighter Command

65th Fighter Wing

4th FG
56th FG
355th FG
356th FG
479th FG

66th Fighter Wing

55th FG
78th FG
339th FG
353rd FG
357th FG

67th Fighter Wing

20th FG
352nd FG
359th FG
361st FG
364th FG

VIII Composite Command

801st BG (P)
803rd BS (P)
7th PG
495th FTG
496th FTG
802nd RG (P)

9th Air Force Order of Battle

IX Fighter Command
425th NFS
422nd NFS

IX Tactical Air Command

67th TRG

70th Fighter Wing

48th FG
367th FG
371st FG
474th FG

71st Fighter Wing

366th FG
370th FG
368th FG

84th Fighter Wing

50th FG
365th FG
404th FG
405th FG

XIX Tactical Air Command

10th PG

100th Fighter Wing

354th FG
358th FG
362nd FG
363rd FG

303rd Fighter Wing

36th FG
373rd FG
406th FG

IX Bomber Command

1st PF SQN (P)

97th Combat Bomb Wing

409th BG
410thBG
416th BG

98th Combat Bomb Wing

323rd BG
387th BG
394th BG
397th BG

99th Combat Bomb Wing

322nd BG
344th BG
386th BG
391st BG

IX Troop Carrier Command

50th Troop Carrier Wing

439th TCG
440th TCG
441st TCG
442nd TCG

52nd Troop Carrier Wing

61st TCG
313th TCG
314th TCG
315th TCG
316th TCG

3rdTroop Carrier Wing

434th TCG
435th TCG
436th TCG
437th TCG
438th TCG

United States Army Units

1st Infantry Division


16th Infantry Regiment
18th Infantry Regiment
26th Infantry Regiment
116th Infantry Regiment (attached from the 29th Infantry Division)
1st Reconnaissance Troop
1st Engineer Combat Battalion
5th Field Artillery Battalion
7th Field Artillery Battalion
32nd Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Field Artillery Battalion
Attachments
745th Tank Battalion
74 1st Tank Battalion
746th Tank Battalion
81st Chemical Battalion
186th Field Artillery Battalion
62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion
635th Tank Destroyer Battalion
115th Combat Team
116th Combat Team
111th Field Artillery Battalion
 

4th Infantry Division


8th Infantry Regiment
12th Infantry Regiment
22nd Infantry Regiment
4th Reconnaissance Troop
4th Engineer Combat Battalion
4th Medical Battalion
20th Field Artillery Battalion
29th Field Artillery Battalion
42nd Field Artillery Battalion
44th Field Artillery Battalion
Attachments
359th HCT
13th Field Artillery Observation Battalion
899th Tank Destroyer Battalion
29th Infantry Division
115th Infantry Regiment
116th Infantry Regiment
175th Infantry Regiment
29th Reconnaissance Troop
121st Engineer Combat Battalion
104th Medical Battalion
110th Field Artillery Battalion
111th Field Artillery Battalion
224th Field Artillery Battalion
22 7th Field Artillery Battalion
Attachments
45 7th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion
743rd Tank Battalion
747th Tank Battalion
186th Field Artillery Battalion
187th Field Artillery Battalion
190th Field Artillery Battalion
200th Field Artillery Battalion
58th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
26th Combat Team
2nd Ranger Battalion
5th Ranger Battalion
635 Tank Destroyer Battalion
803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
821st Tank Destroyer Battalion
823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion

29th Infantry Division


357th Infantry Regiment
358th Infantry Regiment
359th Infantry Regiment
90th Reconnaissance Troop
315th Engineer Combat Battalion
315th Medical Battalion
343rd Field Artillery Battalion
344th Field Artillery Battalion
345th Field Artillery Battalion
915th Field Artillery Battalion

82nd Airborne Division


504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
325th Glider Infantry Regiment
82nd Parachute Maintenance Battalion
307th Airborne Engineer Battalion
80th Airborne AA Battalion
3 19th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
320th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
376th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion

Attachments

507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment


101st Airborne Division


502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
327th Glider Infantry Regiment
401st Glider Infantry Regiment
101st Parachute Maintenance Battalion
326th Airborne Engineer Battalion
326th Airborne Medical Company
81st Airborne AA Battalion
32 1st Glider Field Artillery Battalion
907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
463rd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion

Note:"The 463rd Parachute Field Artillery was not present in operation Overlord on D-Day but they stayed in Italy. The 463 came out of the split of the 456th PFA / 82nd Airborne." per Filip Willems, Official site of the 463rd PFA

Attachments
70th Tank Battalion -
65th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

United States Coast Guard
USS Charles Carroll
USS Barnett
USS Samuel Chase
USS Joseph T. Dickman
USS Bayfield (Force Flagship)

US Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One
USCG-1 through USCG-60
LST-16
LST-17
LST-21
LST-27
LST-261
LST-262
LST-326
LST-327
LST-331
LST-381
LCI(L)-83
LCI(L)-84
LCI(L)-85
LCI(L)-86
LCI(L)-87
LCI(L)-88
LCI(L)-89
LCI(L)-90
LCI(L)-91
LCI(L)-92
LCI(L)-93
LCI(L)-94
LCI(L)-95
LCI(L)-96
LCI(L)-319
LCI(L)-320
LCI(L)-321
LCI(L)-322
LCI(L)-323
LCI(L).324
LCI(L)-325
LCI(L)-326
LCI(L)-349
LCI(L)-350

United States Navy
Battleships
USS Arkansas
USS Texas
USS Nevada


Cruisers
USS Augusta
USS Tuscaloosa
USS Quincy
Destroyers
USS Baldwin
USS Barton
USS Butler
USS Carnick
USS Cherardi
USS Corry
USS Doyle
USS Ellyson
USS Endicott
USS Fitch
USS Forrest
USS Frankford
USS Glennon
USS Hambleton
USS Harding
USS Herndon
USS Hobson
USS Jeffers
USS Laffey
USS McCook
USS Meredith
USS Murphy
USS Nelson
USS O’Brien
USS Plunkett
USS Rodman
USS Satterlee
USS Shubrick
USS Thompson
USS Walker

Headquarters Ship
USS Ancon
Frigates
USS Boram
USS Maloy
Minesweepers
USS Auk
USS Broadbill
USS Chickadee
USS Nuthatch
USS Pheasant

Patrol Craft
USS Staff
USS Swift
USS Threat
USS Tide
PT-1176
PT-1225
PT-1232
PT-1233
PT-1252
PT-1261
PT-1262
PT-1263
PT-484
PT-552
PT-564
PT-565
PT-567
PT-568
PT-617
PT-6 18
PT-619


Other Vessels 4,126 Landing Ships/Craft
736 Ancillary Ships/Craft
864 Merchant Ships

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