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Seventh Army
US Army, Europe

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Return of Reserve/NG Units to US
 
(Source: Seventh Army Annual Historical Reports for 1953-54 & 1954-55)
Reorganization of Seventh Army Units - 1954-55
The Department of the Army implemented a program in FY 1954 with the goal of returning all reserve component units (National Guard and Army Reserve) to the United States that had been activated as part of the Troop Augmentation program in the early 1950s and sent to Europe to build up the forces there. These units were approaching the statutory limitations for active federal service. All units released were replaced by Regular Army units of the same kind, with all changes made less personnel and equipment.

The program was initiated during FY 1954 with the release of two National Guard divisions (the 28th and 43rd Infantry Divisions). 73 additional Seventh Army units, mostly of company or battalion size, were affected by this program in FY 1955.

The following Reserve Component units were released in Germany and replaced by RA units:
Released RC Unit Activated RA Unit
Inc. #
Rel. Date
Location
STATE NG
 
ARMOR
141st Tank Bn (Hv) 899th Tank Bn (120mm Gun)
7
17 Jan 1955
Fliegerhorst Ksn, Hanau
Wyo.
  143rd Tank Bn (Hv) 759th Tank Bn (90mm Gun)
4
15 Jun 1954
Munich
Colo.
  628th Tank Bn (Hv) 61st Tank Bn (90mm Gun)
4
15 Jun 1954
Leipheim
Pa.
 
ARTILLERY
  242nd AAA Gp, HHB 1st AAA Gp, HHB
17
14 May 1953
Funari Bks, Käfertal
Colo.
  260th AAA Gp, HHB 8th AAA Gp, HHB
1 Jul 1952
Wiesbaden AB, Wiesbaden
D.C.
  169th AAA AW Bn (SP) 47th AAA AW Bn (SP)
4
15 Jun 1954
Munich
R.I.
  633rd AAA Bn (Mbl) 40th AAA Bn (Mbl)
17
14 Apr1953
Rhein Ksn, Biebrich
N.Y.
  717th AAA Bn (90mm) 25th AAA Gun Bn
16
28 Feb 1953
Knielingen
N.M.
  899th AAA AW Bn (SP) 42nd AAA AW Bn (SP)
4
15 Jun 1954
Nellingen
Pa.
  184th AAA Det (Opn) 509th AAA Det (Opn)?
7
10 Aug 1952
Wiesbaden
Cal.
     
 
  28th Inf Div Arty, HHB 9th Inf Div Arty, HHB
4
15 Jun 1954
Göppingen
Pa.
  43rd Inf Div Arty, HHB 5th Inf Div Arty, HHB
4
15 Jun 1954
Augsburg
R.I.
  142nd FA Gp, HHB 72nd FA Gp, HHB
5
17 Dec 1954
Peden Bks, Wertheim
Ark.
  103rd FA Bn (155 How)(Towed) 21st FA Bn (155mm)(Towed)
4
15 Jun 1954
Augsburg
R.I.
  107th FA Bn (105 How) 84th FA Bn (105mm)(Towed)
4
15 Jun 1954
Neu Ulm
Pa.
  108th FA Bn (155 How) 34th FA Bn (155mm)(Towed)
4
15 Jun 1954
Schw. Gmünd
Pa.
  109th FA Bn (105 How)  
4
15 Jun 1954
Dillingen
Pa.
  192nd FA Bn (105 How) 26th FA Bn (105mm)(Towed) ?
4
15 Jun 1954
Schwabach
Colo.
  194th FA Bn (155 How)(Towed) 254th FA Bn (155 How)(Towed)
7
17 Jan 1955
Wertheim
Iowa
  201st AFA Bn (155 How)(SP) 287th AFA Bn (155mm)(Towed) ?
7
17 Jan 1955
Dachau
W.V.
  206th FA Bn (105 How) 50th FA Bn (105mm)(Towed)
4
15 Jun 1954
Dachau
Verm.
  229th FA Nm (105 How) 60th FA Bn (105mm)(Towed)
4
15 Jun 1954
Heilbronn
Pa.
  272nd FA Bn (155 How)(Towed) 273rd FA Bn (155 How)(Towed)
7
17 Jan 1955
Neu Ulm
Mass.
  330th FA Bn (8in How)(SP) 802nd FA Bn (8in How)(SP)
6 Jan 1955
Neu Ulm
USAR
  393rd FA Bn (8in How)(SP) 282nd FA Bn (8in How)(SP)
7 Jan 1955
Kitzingen
USAR
  426th FA Bn (155 How)(SP) 291st FA Bn (155 How)(SP)
7
17 Jan 1955
 
USAR
  452nd AFA Bn (155 How)(SP)  
7
17 Jan 1955
Neckarsulm
Ky.
  465th FA Bn (?8in How)(Towed) 760th FA Bn (155mm How)(P)
6 Jan 1955
 
USAR
  631st AFA Bn (155 How)(SP) 290th AFA Bn (155 How)(SP)
5
17 Dec 1954
Hammelburg
Miss.
  690th FA Bn (155 How)(Towed)  
14
4 Apr 1955
Nellingen
N.C.
  756th FA Bn (8in How)(SP)  
17 Dec 1954
 
USAR
  793rd FA Bn (8in How)(Hv)(SP) 750th FA Bn (8in How(Hv)(SP)
4
6 Jan 1955
Ansbach
USAR
  816th FA Bn (8in How)(SP) 765th FA Bn (8in How)(Towed)
6 Jan 1955
 
USAR
  887th FA Bn (8in How)(Towed)  
15 Nov 1954
 
USAR
  963rd FA Bn (105 How) 46th FA Bn (105mm)(Towed) ?
4
15 Jun 1954
Augsburg
Colo.
  979th FA Bn (155 Gun)(SP)  
14
4 Apr 1955
Ansbach
Mich.
 
CHEMICAL
  451st Chem Bn (Smoke Genr) 4th Chem Bn (Smoke Genr)?
Knielingen
(USAR?)
  355th Chem Co (Smoke Genr)?
(USAR?)
  379th Chem Co (Smoke Genr)?
(USAR?)
  411th Chem Co 69th Chem Co
Nov 1954
Gerszewski Bks, Knielingen
(USAR?)
 
ENGINEER
  403rd Engr Gp (M&S) 521st Engr Gp (M&S)
Kaiserslautern
(USAR?)
  115th Engr Gp (C), HHC 540th Engr Gp (C), HHC
3
5 Dec 1954
Ludwigsburg (VII Corps)
Utah
  311th Engr Gp (Cons) 24th Engr Gp (Cons)?
12-24-54?
Kaiserslautern
(USAR?)
  103rd Engr Bn (Cbt)  
4
15 Jun 1954
Ellwangen
Pa.
  109th Engr Bn (Cbt) 37th Engr Bn (Cbt)?
5
17 Dec 1954
Käfertal
S.D.
  354th Engr Bn (Cons) 94th Engr Bn (Cons)
03-10-55
Nellingen
(USAR?)
  406th Engr Bn (Cons) 79th Engr Bn (Cons)
Feb 1955
Karlsruhe?
(USAR?)
  982nd Engr Bn (Cons) 553rd Engr Bn (Cons)
Nov 1954
France
USAR
  485th Engr Bn (Cbt) 237th Engr Bn (Cbt)
Nov 1954
Regensburg?
(USAR?)
  1279th Engr Bn (C) 299th Engr Bn (C)
3
3 Dec 1954
Frankfurt
Mich.
  1402nd Engr Bn (C) 499th Engr Bn (C)
7
17 Jan 1955
Karlsruhe
Cal.
  139th Engr Co (Float Br) 541st Engr Co (Float Br)?
7
17 Jan 1955
Sandhofen
Miss.
  143rd Engr Co (Float Br)
7
17 Jan 1955
Hanau
Okla.
  773rd Engr Co (Panel Br) 530th Engr Co (Panel Br)?
 
  332nd Engr Co (Topo) 569th Engr Co (Topo)
Nov 1954
Frankfurt
  432nd Engr Bn (Const) 249th Engr Bn (Const)
Feb 1955
Kaiserslautern
USAR
  795th Engr Co (Dump Trk) 555th Engr Co (Dump Trk)
Feb 1955
Kaiserslautern
USAR
  346th Engr Co (Light Equip) 535th Engr Co (Light Equip)?
 
 
INFANTRY
  28th Inf Div, HHC 9th Inf Div, HHC
4
15 Jun 1954
Göppingen
Pa.
  43rd Inf Div, HHC 5th Inf Div, HHC
4
15 Jun 1954
Augsburg
Conn.
  102nd Inf Regt 11th Inf Regt
4
15 Jun 1954
Augsburg
Colo.
  109th Inf Regt 10th Inf Regt
4
15 Jun 1954
Gablingen
Pa.
  110th Inf Regt 47th Inf Regt
4
15 Jun 1954
Neu Ulm
Pa.
  112th Inf Regt 60th Inf Regt
4
15 Jun 1954
Heilbronn
Pa.
  169th Inf Regt 39th Inf Regt
4
15 Jun 1954
Fürth
Colo.
  172nd Inf Regt 2nd Inf Regt
4
15 Jun 1954
Munich
Verm.
 
MEDICAL
  95th Med Gp 30th Med Gp
7
21 Feb 1955
Landstuhl
Tx.
  101st Med Bn 34th Med Bn
7
26 Nov 1954
Wertheim
Ark.
  103rd Med Bn
4
15 Jun 1955
Pa.
  118th Med Bn
4
15 Jun 1955
Colo.
  211th Med Bn
7
28 Mar 1955
Tx.
  151st Med Co (Amb)(Sep)
7
28 Jan 1955
Wertheim
Oh.
  184th Med Co (Coll)(Sep)
7
9 Feb 1955
Schw. Hall
Ill.
  869th Med Co (Coll)(Sep)
7
9 Feb 1955
Frankfurt
Colo.
  915th Med Co (Amb)(Sep)
Darmstadt
Ind.
  926th Med Co (Amb)(Sep)
7
9 Feb 1955
 
Tx.
  933rd Med Co (Clr)(Sep)
7
21 Feb 1955
Bingen
Tenn.
 
MIL. INTELLIGENCE
  353rd Comm Recon Co (Scty)
Pa.
 
MILITARY POLICE
  175th MP Bn 385th MP Bn
7
9 Feb 1955
Böblingen
Mo.
  28th MP Co
4
15 Jun 1954
Pa.
  43rd MP Co
4
15 Jun 1954
Colo.
 
ORDNANCE
  50th Ord Gp, HHD
7
10 Jun 1954
Sandhofen
Oh.
  37th Ord Bn, HHD
3
3 Dec 1954
Münster
Oh.
  38th Ord Bn, HHD
3
3 Dec 1954
Nellingen
Oh.
  112th Ord Co (DS)
7
1 Dec 1954
Kaiserslautern
Oh.
  357th Ord Co (Hv Maint)
5
6 Jan 1955
Schweinfurt
Oh.
  443rd Ord Co (Ammo) 663rd Ord Co (Ammo)
April 1955
 
  728th Ord Maint Co
4
15 Jun 1954
Pa.
  743rd Ord Maint Co
4
15 Jun 1954
R.I.
 
QUARTERMASTER
  28th QM Co
4
15 Jun 1954
Sandhofen
Oh.
  43rd QM Co
4
15 Jun 1954
R.I.
 
SIGNAL
  301st Sig Gp 160th Sig Gp  
28 Jan 1955
Böblingen
(USAR?)
  315th Sig Bn (MW&RR) 102nd Sig Bn (MW&RR)  
18 Mar 1955
Worms
(USAR?)
  317th Sig Bn (Cons) 447th Sig Bn (Cons)  
13 Feb 1955
Pirmasens?
(USAR?)
  321st Sig Bn (Corps) 34th Sig Bn (Corps)  
28 Jan 1955
Möhringen
(USAR?)
  322nd Sig Bn (Corps) 32nd Sig Bn (Corps)  
28 Jan 1955
Darmstadt
(USAR?)
  28th Sig Co
4
15 Jun 1954
Pa.
  43rd Sig Co
4
15 Jun 1954
R.I.
  368th Sig Det (Radar Maint Unit)
2
13 Oct 1953
Sandhofen
N.Y.
  370th Sig Det (Radar Maint Unit)
2
13 Oct 1953
 
D.C.
  378th Sig Det (Radar Maint Unit)
1
23 Oct 1953
 
Ala.
 
TRANSPORTATION
? 38th Trans Bn (Trk) 49th Trans Bn (Trk)
 
(USAR?)
148th Trans Bn (Trk), HHD 24th Trans Bn (Trk)
5
3 Dec 1954
Ludwigsburg
N.Y.
154th Trans Bn (Trk), HHD 181st Trans Bn (Trk)
7
28 Jan 1955
Mannheim
Pa.
806th Trans Bn (Trk), HHD 106th Trans Bn (Trk)
18 Mar 1955
Bussac, France
411th Trans Bn (Trk), HHD 125th Trans Bn (Trk)
28 Jan 1955
Gablingen
Tx.
107th Trans Trk Co
3
21 Feb 1955
Ala.
147th Trans Trk Co
3
3 Dec 1954
Md.
254th Trans Co (Lt Trk) 661st Trans Co (Lt Trk)
7
10 Mar 1955
Zweibrücken
W.Va.
294th Trans Co (Car) 92nd Trans Co (Car)
Nov or Dec 1954
Hanau
USAR
721st Trans Trk Co 68th Trans Trk Co
3
3 Dec 1954
Ludwigsburg
Pa.
3583rd Trans Co (Lt Trk)
3
3 Dec 1954
Miesau
Oh.
 
Additional Sources:
[1] The Nation's National Guard, National Guard Assn, 1954
[2]
The National Guard and its Role in the Korean War - page on the Korean War Educator web site.