Order of Battle, Allies, Operation Market Garden (17/9/1944)

 

Ground Forces
    Unit Commander Target
         
SUPREME H.Q. ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (S.H.A.E.F.) Gen. D. D. Eisenhower  
         
21st BRITISH ARMY GROUP Gen. B. L. Montgomery  
         
— 1st ALLIED AIRBORNE ARMY Lt. Gen. L. H. Brereton  
         
—— I (BRITISH) AIRBORNE CORPS Lt. Gen. F. Browning Arnhem
         
——— 1st Airborne Div. Maj. Gen. R. Urquhart  
———— 1st Parachute Bde. Brig. G. Lathbury  
————— 1st, 2nd, 3rd Parachute Bn.    
———— 4th Parachute Bde. Brig. J. W. Hackett  
————— 10th, 11th, 156th Parachute Bn.    
———— 1st Airlanding Bde. Brig. P. Hicks  
————— 1st Bn., Border Regt.    
————— 2nd Bn., South Staffordshire Regt.    
————— 7th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers    
———— 22nd Independent Parachute Co. (Pathfinders)    
———— 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Sqn., R.A.C.    
———— Royal Artillery, 1st Airborne Div.    
————— 1st Airlanding Light Regt.    
————— 1st, 2nd Airlanding Anti-Tank Btry.    
————— 1st Airlanding Light Anti-Aircraft Btry.    
———— Royal Engineers, 1st Airborne Div.    
————— 1st, 4th Parachute Sqn.    
————— 9th Airborne Field Co.    
————— 261st Airborne Field Park Co.    
———— Royal Army Medical Corps, 1st Airborne Div.    
————— No. 16, No. 133 Parachute Field Ambulance    
————— No. 181 Airlanding Field Ambulance    
———— 1st Airborne Divisonal Workshops, R.E.M.E.    
————— Advanced Workshop Det.    
————— 1st, 4th Light Aid Det.    
———— Royal Army Service Corps, 1st Airborne Div.    
—————93rd, 250th, 253rd Airborne Light Composite Co.    
———— 1st Airborne Ordinance Field Park, R.A.O.C.    
———— 6th Airborne Division Signals, R.C.S.    
———— Glider Pilot Regt.    
————— No.1, No. 2 Wing    
———— No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando (-)    
————— No. 2 Dutch Tr. (Dutch Liaison Mission)    
         
——— 1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Bde. Brig. Gen. S. Sosabowski Arnhem
————— 1st, 2nd, 3rd Parachute Bn.    
————— Airborne Light Arty. Co.    
————— Airborne Anti-Tank Co.    
————— Airborne Engineer Co.    
————— Airborne Medical Co.    
————— Transport & Supply Co.    
————— Airborne Signals Co.    
         
——— 82nd (U.S.) Airborne Div. Brig. Gen. J. M. Gavin Nijmejen
———— 504th Parachute Infantry Regt. Col. R. H. Tucker  
————— 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bn., 505th Parachute Infantry Regt.    
———— 505th Parachute Infantry Regt. Col. W. E. Eckman  
————— 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bn., 507th Parachute Infantry Regt.    
———— 508th Parachute Infantry Regt. Col R. E. Lindquist  
————— 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bn., 508th Parachute Infantry Regt.    
———— 325th Glider Infantry Regt. Col. H. L. Lewis  
————— 1st, 2nd Bn., 325th Glider Infantry Regt.    
————— 2nd Bn., 401st Glider Infantry Regt.    
———— 82nd Division Artillery    
————— 319th, 320th Glider Field Artillery Bn.    
————— 376th, 456th Parachute Field Artillery Bn.    
————— 80th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Bn.    
———— 307th Airborne Engineer Bn.    
———— 307th Airborne Medical Co.    
———— Special Troops, 82nd Airborne Div.    
————— 782nd Airborne Ordnance Maintenance Co.    
————— 407th Airborne Quartermaster Co.    
————— 82nd Airborne Signal Co.    
         
——— 101st (U.S.) Airborne Div. Maj. Gen. M. D. Taylor Eindhoven
———— 501st Parachute Infantry Regt. Col. H. R. Johnson  
————— 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bn., 501st Parachute Infantry Regt.    
———— 502nd Parachute Infantry Regt. Col. J. H. Michaelis  
————— 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bn., 502nd Parachute Infantry Regt.    
———— 506th Parachute Infantry Regt. Col. R. F. Sink  
————— 1st, 2nd, 3rd Bn., 506th Parachute Infantry Regt.    
———— 327th Glider Infantry Regt. Col. G. S. Wear  
————— 1st, 2nd Bn., 327th Glider Infantry Regt.    
————— 1st Bn., 401st Glider Infantry Regt.    
———— 101st Division Artillery    
————— 321st, 901st Glider Field Artillery Bn    
————— 377th Parachute Field Artillery Bn.    
————— 81st Airborne Anti-Aircraft Bn.    
———— 326th Airborne Engineer Bn.    
———— 326th Airborne Medical Co.    
———— Special Troops, 101st Airborne Div.    
————— 801st Airborne Ordnance Maintenance Co.    
————— 426th Airborne Quartermaster Co.    
————— 101st Airborne Signal Co.    
         
——— 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. E. Hakewill-Smith  
         
—— IX TROOP CARRIER COMMAND, U.S.A.A.F. Maj. Gen. P. L. Williams RAF Spitalgate
         
——— 50th Troop Carrier Wing (C-47) Brig. Gen. J. M. Chappell RAF Exeter
———— 439th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Upottery
————— 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 440th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Exeter
————— 95th, 96th, 97th, 98th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 441st Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Merryfield
————— 99th, 100th, 301st, 302nd Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 442nd Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Fulbeck
————— 303rd, 304th, 305th, 306th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
——— 52nd Troop Carrier Wing (C-47) Brig. Gen. J. M. Chappell RAF Cottesmore
———— 61st Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Barkston Heath
————— 14th, 15th, 53rd, 59th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 313rd Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Folkingham
————— 29th, 47th, 48th, 49th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 314th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Saltby
————— 32nd, 50th, 61st, 62nd Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 315th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Spanhoe
————— 34th, 43rd, 309th, 210th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 316th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Cottesmore
————— 36th, 37th, 44th, 45th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
——— 53rd Troop Carrier Wing (C-47) Brig. Gen. J. M. Chappell RAF Greenham Common
———— 434th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Aldermaston
————— 71st, 72nd, 73rd, 74th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 435th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Welford
————— 75th, 76th, 77th, 78th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 436th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Membury
————— 79th, 80th, 81st, 82nd Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 437th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Ramsbury
————— 83rd, 84th, 85th, 86th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
———— 438th Troop Carrier Grp.   RAF Greenham Common
————— 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th Troop Carrier Sqn.    
——— No. 38 (Airborne Forces) Group, R.A.F. A.M. L. M. Hollinghurst Syrencot House
———— No. 190, No. 620 Sqn. (Stirling, Horsa)   RAF Fairford
———— No. 295, No. 570 Sqn. (Stirling, Horsa)   RAF Harwell
———— No. 196, No. 299 Sqn. (Stirling, Horsa)   RAF Keevil
———— No. 296, No. 297 Sqn. (Albemarle, Horsa)   RAF Manston
———— No. 298, No. 644 Sqn. (Halifax, Horsa, Hamilcar)   RAF Tarrant Rushton
——— No. 46 (Transport) Group, R.A.F. A.C. L. Darvall Harrow Weald
———— No. 48, No. 271 Sqn. (Dakota, Horsa)   RAF Down Ampney
———— No. 233, No. 271, No. 437 (R.C.A.F.) Sqn. (Dakota, Horsa)   RAF Blakehill Farm
———— No. 512, No. 575 Sqn. (Dakota, Horsa)   RAF Broadwell
         
— 2nd BRITISH ARMY Lt. Gen. M. C. Dempsey  
         
—— XXX CORPS Lt. Gen. B. Horrocks  
         
——— Guards Armoured Div. Maj. Gen. H. S. Adair  
———— 5th Guards Armoured Bde. Brig. N. W. Gwatkin  
————— 2nd Armoured Bn., Grenadier Guards    
————— 1st Armoured Bn., Coldstream Guards    
————— 2nd Armoured Bn., Irish Guards    
————— 1st Motor Bn., Grenadier Guards    
———— 32nd Guards Bde. Brig. J. F. Johnson  
————— 1st Bn., Welsh Guards    
————— 3rd Bn., Irish Guards    
————— 5th Bn., Coldstream Guards    
———— 1st Independent M.G. Co., Royal Northumberland Fusileers    
———— 2nd Armoured Reconnaissance Bn., Welsh Guards, R.A.C.    
———— Royal Artillery, Guards Armoured Div.    
————— 55th, 153rd Field Artillery Regt.    
————— 21st Anti-Tank Regt.    
————— 94th Light Anti-Aircraft Regt.    
———— Royal Engineers, Guards Armoured Div.    
————— 14th, 615th Field Sqn.    
————— 148th Field Park Sqn.    
————— 11th Bridging Trp.    
———— Royal Army Medical Corps, Guards Armoured Div.    
————— No. 128 Field Ambulance    
————— No. 19 Light Field Ambulance    
———— Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Guards Armd. Div.    
————— 5th Guards Armoured Bde. Workshop    
————— 32nd Guards Bde. Workshop    
———— Royal Army Service Corps, Guards Armoured Div.    
————— 310th Armoured Bde. Co.,    
————— 224th, 535th Infantry Bde. Co.    
———— Guards Armoured Ordinance Field Park, R.A.O.C.    
———— Guards Armoured Div. Signals, R.C.S.    
         
——— 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. I. Thomas  
———— 129th Infantry Bde. Brig. F. Y. C. Knox  
————— 4th Bn., Somerset Light Infantry    
————— 4th Bn., 5th Bn., Wiltshire Regt.    
———— 130th Infantry Bde. Brig. R. H. Senior  
————— 4th, 5th Bn., Dorsetshire Regt.    
————— 7th Bn., Hampshire Regt.    
———— 214th Infantry Bde. Brig. A. B. G. Stanier  
————— 1st Bn., Worcestershire Regt.    
————— 5th Bn., Duke of Cornwall's Ligh Infantry    
————— 7th Bn., Somerset Light Infantry    
———— 8th Bn., Middlesex Regt. (Machine Gun)    
———— 43rd (Wessex) Recconnaissance Regt., R.A.C.    
———— Royal Artillery, 43rd Infantry Div.    
————— 74th, 90th, 124th Field Artillery Regt.    
————— 102nd Anti-Tank Regt.    
————— 25th Light Anti-Aircraft Regt.    
———— Royal Engineers, 43rd Infantry Div.    
————— 204th, 260th, 553rd Field Co.    
————— 207th Field Park Co.    
————— 13th Bridging Plat.    
———— Royal Army Medical Corps, 43rd Infantry Div.    
————— No. 129, No. 130, No. 213 Field Ambulance    
———— Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, 50th Infantry Div.    
————— 129th, 130th, 214th Brigade Workshop Co.    
———— Royal Army Service Corps, 43rd Infantry Div.    
————— 54th, 504th, 505th Co.    
————— 506th Divisional Co.    
———— 43rd Ordinance Field Park, R.A.O.C.    
———— 43rd Division Signals, R.C.S.    
         
——— 50th (Northumberland) Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. D. A. H. Graham  
———— 69th Infantry Bde. Brig. F. Y. C. Knox  
————— 5th Bn., East Yorkshire Regt.    
————— 6th, 7th Bn., Green Howards    
———— 151th Infantry Bde. Brig. R. H. Senior  
————— 6th, 8th, 9th Bn., Durham Lt. Inf.    
———— 231th Infantry Bde. Brig. A. B. G. Stanier  
————— 2nd Bn., Devonshire Regt.    
————— 1st Bn., Hampshire Regt.    
————— 1st Bn., Dorsetshire Regt.    
———— 2nd Bn., Cheshire Regt. (Machine Gun)    
———— 61st Recconnaissance Regt., R.A.C.    
———— Royal Artillery, 50th Infantry Div.    
————— 74th, 90th, 124th Field Artillery Regt.    
————— 102nd Anti-Tank Regt.    
————— 25th Light Anti-Aircraft Regt.    
———— Royal Engineers, 50th Infantry Div.    
————— 233rd, 295th, 505th Field Co.    
————— 235th Field Park Co.    
————— 15th Bridging Plat.    
———— Royal Army Medical Corps, 50th Infantry Div.    
————— No. 149, No. 186, No. 200 Field Ambulance    
———— Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, 50th Infantry Div.    
————— 69th, 151st, 231st Brigade Workshop Co.    
———— Royal Army Service Corps, 50th Infantry Div.    
————— 356th, 508th, 522nd, Co.    
————— 524th Divisional Co.    
———— 50th Ordinance Field Park, R.A.O.C.    
———— 50th Division Signals, R.C.S.    
         
——— 8th Armoured Bde. Brig. E. G. Prior-Palmer  
———— 4th/7th Dragoons Guard    
———— Notts Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)    
———— 24th Lancers    
———— 12th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps (Motor)    
———— 147th Field Artillery Regt., R.A.    
———— 168th Light Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C.    
———— 8th Armourd Brigade Workshop, R.E.M.E.    
———— 552nd Field Co. R.A.S.C.    
———— 265th Forward Delivery Sqn., R.A.S.C.    
———— 8th Armoured Bde. Ordinance Field Park, R.A.O.C.    
———— 8th Armoured Bde. Signals, R.C.S.    
         
——— Prinses Irene Brigade (Dutch)    
———— 1st, 2nd, 3rd Independent Motorised Fighting Grp.    
———— 1st Reconnaissance Sqn.    
———— 1st Field Artillery Btry.    
         
—— VIII CORPS Lt. Gen. R. O'Connor  
         
——— 3rd Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. L. G. Whistler  
——— 49th (West Riding) Div. Maj. Gen. E. H. Barker  
——— 11th Armoured Div. Maj. Gen. G. P. B. Roberts  
——— 4th Armoured Bde. Brig. R. M. P. Carver  
——— 1st (Belgian) Infantry Bde. Col. B. Piron  
         
—— XII CORPS Lt. Gen. Neil Ritchie  
         
——— 15th (Scottish) Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. C. M. Barber  
——— 53rd (Welsh) Infantry Div. Maj. Gen. R. K. Ross  
——— 7th Armoured Div. Maj. Gen. G. L. Verney  

 

Notes:

(1) Only includes full divisonal units (and larger) that participated in the efforts to capture the bridges. 52nd (Lowland) Division was attached to I (British) Airborne Corps to be airlanded at Arnhem once captured but this operation was cancelled and the division did not see action. Units in italics are attachments.

(2) Support units below batallion size outside of an immediate parent unit not included.

(3) U.S.A.A.F. IX Transport Command (9th Air Force) was attached to I (British) Airborne Corps during the operation. No. 38 and 46 Groups, R.A.F. were attached to IX Transport Command in order to combine all U.S.A.A.F. and R.A.F. transport assets available to the operation into a single command.

Source: Personally compiled from various sources including Operation Market Garden; Pegasus Archive.