65th Cavalry Division (United States)
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The 65th Cavalry Division was a cavalry division of the United States Army Organized Reserves. It was created due to the perceived need for additional cavalry units. It was numbered in succession with the Regular Army cavalry divisions, not all of which were active at its creation.
|65th Cavalry Division|
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the 65th Cavalry Division
|Branch||United States Army|
|Hugh S. Johnson|
U.S. Cavalry Divisions
|64th Cavalry Division||66th Cavalry Division|
The 65th Cavalry Division was organized in the Mid-Western United States. The division was composed of personnel from Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.
In 1940, the division included the following units:
- Headquarters (Chicago)
- Headquarters, Special Troops (Chicago)
- Headquarters Troop (Chicago)
- 65th Signal Troop (Chicago)
- 585th Ordnance Company (Medium) (Chicago)
- 465th Tank Company (Light) (Chicago)
- 159th Cavalry Brigade (Chicago)
- 160th Cavalry Brigade (Detroit)
- 865th Field Artillery Regiment (Chicago)
- 465th Reconnaissance Squadron (Detroit)
- 465th Quartermaster Squadron (Chicago)
- 405th Engineer Squadron (Chicago)
- 365th Medical Squadron (Chicago)
- Clay 2010a, p. 589.
- Clay, Steven E. (2010a). US Army Order of Battle 1919–1941 (PDF). 2. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Combat Studies Institute Press. ISBN 9781780399171.
- Clay, Steven E. (2010b). US Army Order of Battle 1919–1941 (PDF). 4. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Combat Studies Institute Press. ISBN 9780984190140.
- Sawicki, James A. (1985). Cavalry regiments of the US Army. Dumfries, Virginia: Wyvern Publications. ISBN 9780960240463.
- Wilson, John B. (1998). Maneuver and Firepower: The Evolution of Divisions and Separate Brigades (PDF). CMH Pub 60–14–1. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History.
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