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1950s US Army Unit Organization Reference Data

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

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I've re-uploaded some U.S. Army Reference Data publications from the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. I've optimized the PDFs (the originals were 100-300MB+) and labelled them a little better so hopefully they're more searchable than on the USAHEC site. These are primary source documents.


These are extremely detailed Tables of Organization and Equipment, but sometimes include other things like logistical data, missions, capabilities and other info. They often include every subunit in a division down to the personnel level, as well as visuals like vehicle graphics and ORBAT charts.


"Reference Data: Armored Infantry Battalion and Medium Tank Battalion" (January 1950)

1950 Armored Inf Bn & Med Tank Bn Reference Data
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"Reference Data: Infantry Regiment" (May 1951)

Includes the whole Infantry Division from the triangular era.

1951 Infantry Regiment Reference Data
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"Reference Data for Armored Units" (July 1953)

Includes Armored Division and non-divisional Tank & Cavalry units

1953 Armored Unit Reference Data
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"Reference Data: Infantry Regiment" (July 1954)

Includes the whole Infantry Division from the triangular era.

1954 Infantry Regiment Reference Data
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"Reference Data for Armored Units" (March 1956)

Include Armored Division, non-divisional Armored Cavalry Regiment, and Infantry/Airborne Division armored units.

1956 Armored Unit Reference Data
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"Reference Data for Armor Units (ROCAD-ROCID)" (May 1957)

Includes Pentomic era Armored Division and Infantry Division armor and cavalry units.

1957 Armored Unit Ref Data (ROCAD-ROCID)
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Juan Pablo
Juan Pablo
Nov 30, 2022

Hello, you do not have the manual ST 17-1-1, which has three volumes, from the year 1981. It has graphics and orbats very similar to the ones you uploaded, but with the transition due to the arrival of new material in the army, with the consequent change of organics. Greetings from Argentina.

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Battle Order
Battle Order
Feb 15, 2023
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I will be uploading that eventually when I have time

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