9th Armored Division
World War II
Activated: 15 July 1942
Overseas: 26 August 1944
Campaigns: Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe
Distinguished Unit Citations: 11
The United States 9th Armored Division had been a part of the First U.S. Army Group (FUSAG), tasked with convincing the Germans that the Allied cross-channel invasion would come through Pas-de-Calais in France (just southeast of Dover, England -- across the english channel).