IV Corps (United States)

The U.S. 4th Army Corps (English: U.S. IV Corps) was a corps of the United States Army during World War II.


The 4th Corps was founded October 20, 1939 and continued until March 1944 in the United States.

In the summer of 1944 the 4th Army Corps replaced the 6th Army Corps in the 5th Army. Originally, the 4th Corps of the 1st Armoured Division and the South African 6th Infantry Division. They were strengthened in November with the 1st Brazilian Division, in February 1945 with the U.S. 10th Mountain Division and in April 1945 with the 85th Infantry Division.

The 4th Corps was commanded by Lieutenant-General Willis D. Crittenberger involved in the Italian campaign. It tore in the summer of 1944 towards the River Arno and played a small role in the breakthrough of the Gothic Line.

In the spring of 1945 the 4th Corps took part in the Spring Offensive. They crossed the Apennine Mountains and surrounded with the British Army Achtse the German Tenth and Fourteenth Armies Bologna defended. The 4th Corps then pushed on towards Verona and Brescia.

On 13 October 1945, the 4th Army Corps disbanded.

Military unit of the U.S. Army in World War II

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