Sixth United States Army Group

Sixth Army Group Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Sixth Army Group Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

6th Army Group – operational and strategic alliances in the U.S. military during World War II. It operated in the territory of France in 1944 – 45 years.

The landing in France

6th Army Group established August 1, 1944 in Corsica, in order to unite the 7th U.S. Army and 1st French in planning the invasion of southern France. August 15 was carried out Operation Dragoon, in which the allied forces successfully landed in the French region of Provence – Alpes – Cote d’Azur. Due to the unfavorable situation on the entire Western Front, the German Army Group G, located in France, began to retreat to the north-east. Aug. 28 French 2nd Corps with the support of the guerrillas, and the ships of the U.S. Navy freed Toulon and Marseille. September 3, allied troops took Lyon and 11 September near Dijon allied with the right wing of the 3rd U.S. Army 12th Army Group, advancing from Normandy and Brittany. The result has been formed unified Western front, and the German units were located in the south-western France was cut off. By November 6th Army Group came to the French-German border in Alsace is

Battles in Central Europe

January 1, 1945, German troops (the 1st and the 19th Army) tried to counter-attack in the region of Alsace and Lorraine, and, but failed to achieve significant results, and the 25th number were stopped. March 26 forces of the 6th Army Group crossed the Rhine and within two months without encountering significant resistance, occupied much of southern Germany. After the surrender of Germany, 6th Army Group while carrying occupation functions in Germany.

The U.S. Army Group in World War II

Military units and formations established in 1944

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  1. george says:

    my father was in the sixth army group and passed in 1991. are there any communities of living vets of the group or perhaps rosters or other records that are available? I’d love to track his military history but don’t know where to start. i figure this would be a good starting point.


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