Hq & Hq Co, 3d Armd Div Service Co, 3d Armd Div Combat Command A Combat Command B 23d Armd Engr Bn 32d Armd Regiment 33d Armd Regiment 36th Armd Inf Regiment 83d Armd Rcn Bn 143d Armd Sig Co Hq & Hq Btry, 3d Armd Div Arty 54th Armd FA Bn 67th Armd FA Bn 391st Armd FA Bn Hq & Hq Co, 3d Armd Div Trains 3d Ord Maint Bn 45th Armd Med Bn MP Platoon, 3d Armd Div Supply Bn, 3d Armd Div (Attached nondivisional units are listed in par. 4a.)
CITED IN THE ORDER OF THE DAY of the Belgian Army, by Decree No. 1330, 7 November 1945, by Charles. Prince of Belgium, Regent of the Kingdom, with the following citation: Operating from 3 to 13 September 1944, under orders of the VII U. S. Army Corps, it constituted the advance guard of the infantry advance in Belgium. Crossing the border in the surrounding of Mons, this Division and the attached units cleared the way through the center of Belgium to the German Border, overcoming the strong enemy resistance. It forced the enemy to fall back to the Siegfried Line. These operations permitted the liberation of Mons, Charleroi, Namur, Huy, Liege, Verviers, Limbourg, and Eupen. CITED IN THE ORDER OF THE DAY of the Belgian Army, by Decree No. 1330, 7 November 1945, by Charles, Prince of Belgium, Regent of the Kingdom, with the following citation: Operating under the orders of the XVIII U. S. Airborne Corps, it resisted the enemy break-through in the south of Spa, at the same time preventing an advance toward the North. From 20 to 25 December 1944, the Division and the attached units effectively resisted the enemy in the course of the first phase of the Ardennes offensive. From 26 December 1944 and during all the month of January 1945, these units were broken up into task forces and attached to the infantry divisions. They fought obstinately, cleared roads, obstructed others, and succeeded also in preventing any new penetration by the enemy. BELGIAN FOURRAGERE (1940), awarded under Decree No. 1330, 7 November 1945, by Charles, Prince of Belgium, Regent of the Kingdom.