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WW2 Order of Battle Medical Units

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View of a Clearing Station, somewhere behind Utah Beach, Normandy, taken June 6 - 7, 1944 - triage of Airborne casualties and patients ...

Here follows a list of organic Medical Units, assigned to specific Divisions throughout World War 2:

Medical Unit Division
1st Cavalry Medical Squadron 1st Cavalry Division
1st Medical Battalion 1st Infantry Division
2d Medical Battalion 2d Infantry Division
2d Armored Medical Battalion 9th Armored Division
3d Cavalry Medical Squadron (Cld) 2d Cavalry Division (Cld)
3d Medical Battalion 3d Infantry Division
4th Veterinary Company Philippine Division
4th Medical Battalion 4th Infantry Division
5th Medical Battalion 5th Infantry Division
6th Medical Battalion 6th Infantry Division
7th Medical Battalion 7th Infantry Division
8th Medical Battalion 8th Infantry Division
9th Medical Battalion 9th Infantry Division
10th Mountain Medical Battalion 10th Mountain Division
12th Medical Regiment
(partially Philippine Scouts)
Philippine Division
24th Medical Battalion 24th Infantry Division
25th Medical Battalion 25th Infantry Division
45th Armored Medical Battalion 3d Armored Division
46th Armored Medical Battalion 4th Armored Division
47th Armored Medical Battalion 1st Armored Division
48th Armored Medical Battalion 2d Armored Division
75th Armored Medical Battalion 5th Armored Division
76th Armored Medical Battalion 6th Armored Division
77th Armored Medical Battalion 7th Armored Division
78th Armored Medical Battalion 8th Armored Division
80th Armored Medical Battalion 10th Armored Division
81st Armored Medical Battalion 11th Armored Division
82d Armored Medical Battalion 12th Armored Division
83d Armored Medical Battalion 13th Armored Division
84th Armored Medical Battalion 14th Armored Division
102d Medical Battalion 27th Infantry Division
103d Medical Battalion 28th Infantry Division
104th Medical Battalion 29th Infantry Division
105th Medical Battalion 30th Infantry Division
106th Medical Battalion 31st Infantry Division
107th Medical Battalion 32d Infantry Division
108th Medical Battalion 33d Infantry Division
109th Medical Battalion 34th Infantry Division
110th Medical Battalion 35th Infantry Division
111th Medical Battalion 36th Infantry Division
112th Medical Battalion 37th Infantry Division
113th Medical Battalion 38th Infantry Division
115th Medical Battalion 40th Infantry Division
116th Medical Battalion 41st Infantry Division
118th Medical Battalion 43d Infantry Division
119th Medical Battalion 44th Infantry Division
120th Medical Battalion 45th Infantry Division
121st Medical Battalion Americal Division
122d Medical Battalion 42d Infantry Division
216th Armored Medical Battalion 16th Armored Division
220th Armored Medical Battalion 20th Armored Division
221st Airborne Medical Company 11th Airborne Division
222d Airborne Medical Company 13th Airborne Division
224th Airborne Medical Company 17th Airborne Division
301st Medical Battalion 76th Infantry Division
302d Medical Battalion 77th Infantry Division
303d Medical Battalion 78th Infantry Division
304th Medical Battalion 79th Infantry Division
305th Medical Battalion 80th Infantry Division
306th Medical Battalion 81st Infantry Division
307th Airborne Medical Company 82d Airborne Division
308th Medical Battalion 83d Infantry Division
309th Medical Battalion 84th Infantry Division
310th Medical Battalion 85th Infantry Division
311th Medical Battalion 86th Infantry Division
312th Medical Battalion 87th Infantry Division
313th Medical Battalion 88th Infantry Division
314th Medical Battalion 89th Infantry Division
315th Medical Battalion 90th Infantry Division
316th Medical Battalion 91st Infantry Division
317th Medical Battalion (Cld) 92d Infantry Division (Cld)
318th Medical Battalion (Cld) 93d Infantry Division (Cld)
319th Medical Battalion 94th Infantry Division
320th Medical Battalion 95th Infantry Division
321st Medical Battalion 96th Infantry Division
322d Medical Battalion 97th Infantry Division
323d Medical Battalion 98th Infantry Division
324th Medical Battalion 99th Infantry Division
325th Medical Battalion 100th Infantry Division
326th Airborne Medical Company 101st Airborne Division
327th Medical Battalion 102d Infantry Division
328th Medical Battalion 103d Infantry Division
329th Medical Battalion 104th Infantry Division
363d Medical Battalion 63d Infantry Division
365th Medical Battalion 65th Infantry Division
366th Medical Battalion 66th Infantry Division
369th Medical Battalion 69th Infantry Division
370th Medical Battalion 70th Infantry Division
371st Medical Battalion 71st Infantry Division
375th Medical Battalion 75th Infantry Division
676th Medical Collecting Company First Airborne Task Force
(Provisional Seventh United States Army Airborne Division)

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the 29th, 30th, 9th, and 3d Infantry Divisions

Remark: Other Medical units were equally attached to specific United States Armies, either for individual campaigns only, or for the entire duration of the war.

List of typical Medical organizations:

  • Aid Station
  • Aid Station Squad
  • Airborne Medical Company
  • Auxiliary Surgical Group
  • Battalion Aid Station
  • Blood Transfusion Unit
  • Clearing Station
  • Collecting Station
  • Company Aid Squad
  • Convalescent Hospital
  • Evacuation Hospital
  • Field Hospital
  • General Hospital
  • Hospital Center
  • Hospital Ship
  • Hospital Train
  • Litter Bearer Squad
  • Medical Air Evacuation Squadron
  • Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron
  • Medical Ambulance Company
  • Medical Base Depot
  • Medical Base Depot Company
  • Medical Battalion
  • Medical Clearing Company
  • Medical Collecting Company
  • Medical Collecto-Clearing Company
  • Medical Demonstration Platoon
  • Medical Department
  • Medical Depot
  • Medical Depot Company
  • Medical Detachment
  • Medical Equipment Laboratory
  • Medical Field Service Training School
  • Medical Gas Treatment Battalion
  • Medical General Laboratory
  • Medical Group
  • Medical Supply Depot
  • Medical Supply Depot Company
  • Medical Regiment
  • Medical Replacement Training Center
  • Medical Training Regiment
  • Medical Sanitary Company
  • Medical Supply Section
  • OCS Medical Administrative School
  • Optical Repair Detachment
  • Optical Repair Section
  • Station Hospital
  • Surgical Hospital
  • Venereal Disease Diagnostic & Treatment Center
  • Venereal Disease Hospital
  • Veterinary Company
  • Veterinary Evacuation Detachment
  • Veterinary Hospital
  • Veterinary Station

WW2 Campaigns and Dates:

The following list shows WW2 campaigns and the date associated with them:

North African Campaigns:

EGYPT & LIBYA > 11 June 1942 – 12 February 1943
ALGERIA & FRENCH-MOROCCO > 8 November 1942 – 11 November 1942
TUNISIA > 17 November 1942 – 13 May 1943

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A GI looks out over the tents and vehicles of the 48th General Hospital, situated in Germany. This photograph, taken in 1945 shows the stowage of camouflage net on the roof of a WC54 Ambulance seen through the ruined building.

European Campaigns:

AIR OFFENSIVE EUROPE > 4 July 1942 – 5 June 1944
SICILY > 9 July 1943 – 17 August 1943
NAPLES-FOGGIA > 9 September 1943 – 21 January 1944
ANZIO > 22 January 1944 – 24 May 1944
ROME-ARNO > 22 January 1944 – 9 September 1944
NORMANDY > 6 June 1944 – 24 July 1944
NORTHERN FRANCE > 25 July 1944 – 14 September 1944
SOUTHERN FRANCE > 15 August 1944 – 14 September 1944
NORTH APENNINES > 10 September 1944 – 4 April 1945
RHINELAND > 15 September 1944 – 21 March 1945
ARDENNES-ALSACE > 16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945
CENTRAL EUROPE > 22 March 1945 – 11 May 1945
PO VALLEY > 5 April 1945 – 8 May 1945

Pacific Campaigns:

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Medics and fellow infantrymen gather round a wounded comrade, and administer plasma to treat the shock of the patient. This illustration was taken in the Philippines in the closing days of the campaign.

PHILIPPINE ISLANDS > 7 December 1941 – 10 May 1942
BURMA > 7 December 1941 – 26 May 1942
CENTRAL PACIFIC > 7 December 1941 – 6 December 1943
EAST INDIES > 1 January 1942 – 22 July 1942
INDIA & BURMA > 2 April 1942 – 28 January 1943
AIR OFFENSIVE JAPAN > 17 April 1942 – 2 September 1945
ALEUTIAN ISLANDS > 3 June 1942 – 24 August 1943
CHINA DEFENSIVE > 4 July 1942 – 4 May 1945
PAPUA > 23 July 1942 – 23 January 1943
GUADALCANAL > 7 August 1942 – 21 February 1943
NEW GUINEA > 24 January 1943 – 31 December 1944
NORTHERN SOLOMONS > 22 February 1943 - 21 November 1944
BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO > 15 December 1943 – 27 November 1944
EASTERN MANDATES > 31 January 1944 – 14 June 1944
WESTERN PACIFIC > 15 June 1944 – 2 September 1945
LEYTE > 17 October 1944 – 1 July 1945
LUZON > 15 December 1944 – 4 July 1945
CENTRAL BURMA > 29 January 1945 – 15 July 1945
SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES > 27 February 1945 – 4 July 1945
RYUKYUS > 26 March 1945 – 2 July 1945
CHINA OFFENSIVE > 5 May 1945 – 2 September 1945

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