Hellcats: The 12th Armored Division in World War II (Military History of Texas Series) (PDF)


Was held at Camp Campbell Kentucky The division was then moved to a different camp Camp Barkeley in Texas The division had about 11000 soldiers The division was referred to as The Hellcats because it symbolized the division s toughness and readiness for the combat that was going to take place The division also had four different Commanders that had lead the division The first commander was Major General Carlos Brewer who had been in charge of the division from September 1942 August 1944 The second was Major General Douglass T Greene who was in charge from August September 1944 The third commander was Major General Roderick R Allen From September 1944 The third commander was Major General Roderick R Allen From 1944 July 1945 Allen from September 1944 July 1945 the final commander that the 12th division had was General Willard Ames Holbrook Jr from July 1945 to the nd of the division The book also showed me that being the commander is not The Captain of the Pole-Star easy at all How these men handled the 12th division was magnificent in my opinion The Hellcats were in 102 days of combat during World War II There were 814 men that were killed in action during World War II The Hellcats also lost 427 men as prisoners of war to thenemy The Hellcats were also famous for having African American soldiers in the division The 12th Ard Division was one of only ten US Divisions during World War II that had African American combat soldiers one of the soldiers was awarded the Medal of Honor Throughout the book the 12th division had a motto that veryone went off of The motto that the Hellcats used was Speed is the password As I read this I was kind of confused Ng overseas and fighting to achieve victory most of the World War II divisions were disbanded and faded into obscurityThis heavily illustrated narrative is the story of one of those units the 12th Ard Division which trained on the plains of West Texas at. This book was very interesting to me because my father was part of a tank division of this unit before I was born I have visited some of the locations and it was moving to think that my father was in the same area in 1944 45 It added context to information that already had I appreciated the uotes from individual soldiers My granddad was a Hellcat so I read This Book To Learn About What That Division Did During book to learn about what that division did during It s a very uick read so uick it seemed to devote as much time to the construction of their initial training facility as it did to the movements in Europe as General Patton s secret ard division While I was disappointed in it s lack of personal detail it does give a rundown of ach of their major battles in a concise manner The best thing about this book for me was that it whet my appetite for information on the Hellcats and I ll be seeking out other books on them in the future The book that I have read was Hellcats the 12th Ard Division in World War II by John C Ferguson This book was about the 12th Ard Division put together in World War II During the course of the Second World War the United States Army raised and maintained ighty nine During the course of the Second World War the United States Army raised and maintained ighty nine divisions including sixteen ard divisions Most of those units were created during the war and served only for the duration of the conflict I found that this book was very interesting and xplained what happened with detail which makes the book better to read The 12th Ard Division was activated on 15 September 1942 The Organization and initial training of the ard division. During the course of the Second World War the United States Army raised and maintained ighty nine combat divisions including sixteen ard divisions Most of those units were created during the war and served only for the duration of the conflict After goi. Y it As I kept digging deeper into the book I started to realize what it was for and thought it was to realize what it was for and thought it was good motto for them The book also xplained how the prisoner of war situation was The 12th Ard Division captured 72243 Prisoners of War The Hellcats were a recognized ard division during World War II and still recognized today The book was a Hellcats were a recognized ard division during World War II and still recognized today The book was a read for me it showed why the Hellcats were such a recognizable division and why they deserve all the awards they got The Hellcats played a huge role in history during World War II and this book helped paint a picture in my head on how ffective they are The author of the book Hellcats the 12th Ard Division in World War II by John C Ferguson seemed to be bias towards the Hellcats and was sort of showing all of their accomplishments and wanted the readers to understand what they have done in history My thoughts on the author s bias opinion was that he did a good job with it The bias opinion made the book good because he wanted to praise the Hellcats and it showed throughout the book The praise makes the book interesting because

"The Author Adds In All "
author adds in all these additional things to support the 12th ard division I thought Ferguson did very well with the book and it made me want to read the book and There are three uotes that Ferguson had in the book that showed him being biased towards the Hellcats and why he praised them The first uote was This book is respectfully dedicated to the many soldiers of the 12th ard division who did not survive to reunite with their friends and families Thes. Camp Barkeley near Abilene From its initial action to the liberation of Nazi death camps to the ultimate victory and peace the division's story serves as a vehicle to study the many temporary army units that served our country during its most trying tim.

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