2nd Armored Division: "Hell on Wheels" (Spearhead 10)

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The US 2nd Armored Division, nicknamed 'Hell on Wheels', fought with distinction in the ETO and was the first US division to reach the Elbe and to enter Berlin.

It was commanded by the charismatic MajorGeneral George S. Patton from January 1941 to February 1942. Elements of 2nd Armored first saw action in North Africa, landing at Casablanca, and later taking part in the fighting at Beja, Tunisia, but the division as a whole did not enter combat until the invasion of Sicily, where it performed well.

After the Sicilian campaign, the division trained in England for the invasion of Normandy, landing on D+3, and going into action near Carentan; it would go on to play a significant role in the Falaise Gap battles, subsequently racing across France through Belgium and into Germany at Schimmert on 18 September 1944. The division also played an important role during the Ardennes offensive, blunting the German Fifth Panzer Army's penetration of American lines.

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Mike Sharpe has written and contributed to many avlation and military titles since becoming a freelance writer, including articles for encyclopaedias on the American Civil War and World War 1. Brian Davis Is a uniform and insignia specialist. As an author he has written extensively, including major books on the British army and the Wehmacht. He has recently written Service Badges and Emblems: Cloth insignla of the Third Reich 1933-1945 for the Ian Allan Publishing list, due for publication in September.

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