10th Mountain Division

Loading...
Wiki info

In November 1939, during the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland, Russian efforts were frustrated following the destruction of two armored divisions by Finnish soldiers on skis. The conflict caught global attention as the outnumbered and outgunned Finnish soldiers were able to use the difficult local terrain to their advantage, severely hampering the Soviet attacks and embarrassing their military. Upon seeing the effectiveness of these troops, Charles Minot Dole, the president of the National Ski Patrol, began to lobby the War Department of the need for a similar unit of troops in the United States Army, trained for fighting in winter and mountain warfare. In September 1940, Dole was able to present his case to General George Marshall, the U. S. Army Chief of Staff, who agreed with Dole's assessment, deciding to create a "Mountain" unit for fighting in harsh terrain. The U. S. Army authorized the formation of the platoon sized Army Ski Patrol in November 1940. The first Patrol was formed at Camp Murray as part of the 41st Infantry Division under Lt. Ralph S. Phelps (later to become commanding General of the 41st). The army, prompted by fears that its standing force would not perform well in the event of a winter attack on the Northeastern coast, as well as knowledge that the German Army already had three mountain warfare divisions known as Gebirsjagers, approved the concept for a division. This required an overhaul of U. S. military doctrine, as the concept of winter warfare had not been tested in the army since 1914. At first, planners envisioned ten mountain divisions, but personnel shortages revised the goal to three. Eventually, the 10th Mountain Division would be the only one brought to active duty. Military leaders continued to express concern of the feasibility of a division-sized mountain warfare unit until the fall of 1941, when they received reports that Greek mountain troops had held back superior numbers of unprepared Italian troops in the Albanian mountains during the Greco-Italian War. The Italian military had lost a disastrous 25,000 men in the campaign because of their lack of preparedness to fight in the mountains. On 22 October 1941, General Marshall decided to form the first battalion of mountain warfare troops for a new mountain division. The Ski Patrol would assist in its training.

A-Z Keywords

Keyword Suggestions

Linked Keywords

Images for 10th Mountain Division

     
10th Mountain Division (Airborne) Metal Sign 11 x 16 ...
10th Mountain Division (Airborne) Metal Sign 11 x 16 ...
n
File:Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 10th Mountain ...
File:Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 10th Mountain ...
w
Download 10th Mountain Division Wallpaper Gallery
Download 10th Mountain Division Wallpaper Gallery
w
10th Mountain Division with Ranger Tab Sticker Decal
10th Mountain Division with Ranger Tab Sticker Decal
y
10th Mountain Division Logo Magnet
10th Mountain Division Logo Magnet
v
US Army 10th Mountain Division Decal Window Sticker USA | eBay
US Army 10th Mountain Division Decal Window Sticker USA | eBay
e
10th Mountain Division returns to Colorado : This ain't ...
10th Mountain Division returns to Colorado : This ain't ...
i
10th Mountain Division with Crossed Rifles Decal
10th Mountain Division with Crossed Rifles Decal
y
10th Mountain Division (Airborne) Metal Sign 11 x 16 ...
10th Mountain Division (Airborne) Metal Sign 11 x 16 ...
n
10th Mountain Division Decal | USAMM
10th Mountain Division Decal | USAMM
s
10th Mountain Division Shield Logo Decal | North Bay Listings
10th Mountain Division Shield Logo Decal | North Bay Listings
n
Military Insignia 3D : 10th Mountain Division Association Logo
Military Insignia 3D : 10th Mountain Division Association Logo
b
10th Mountain Division Logo Collector Patch
10th Mountain Division Logo Collector Patch
v
10th Mountain Division - YouTube
10th Mountain Division - YouTube
g
10th Mountain Division Ranger Airborne Decal
10th Mountain Division Ranger Airborne Decal
y
Department of the Army announces 10th Mountain Division ...
Department of the Army announces 10th Mountain Division ...
a
Army Csib 10th Mountain Division Insignia | Divisions ...
Army Csib 10th Mountain Division Insignia | Divisions ...
s
10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION ARMY DECAL
10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION ARMY DECAL
s
10th Mountain Division - 10th M T N Insignia over American ...
10th Mountain Division - 10th M T N Insignia over American ...
f
10th Mountain Division 5" Cut Vinyl Decal - Gruntworks
10th Mountain Division 5" Cut Vinyl Decal - Gruntworks
g
UNITED STATES VETERAN Army 10th Mountain Division Decal ...
UNITED STATES VETERAN Army 10th Mountain Division Decal ...
e
10th Mountain Division OIF Decal - Operation Iraqi Freedom ...
10th Mountain Division OIF Decal - Operation Iraqi Freedom ...
y
U.S. Army Veteran 10th Mountain Infantry Division Sticker
U.S. Army Veteran 10th Mountain Infantry Division Sticker
y
10th Mountain Division Unit Crest (Climb to Glory) 12 x 15 ...
10th Mountain Division Unit Crest (Climb to Glory) 12 x 15 ...
n
10th mountain division (light infantry) and fort drum
10th mountain division (light infantry) and fort drum
i
Download 10th Mountain Division Wallpaper Gallery
Download 10th Mountain Division Wallpaper Gallery
w
10th Mountain Division Euro Style Sticker - 10th Mountain ...
10th Mountain Division Euro Style Sticker - 10th Mountain ...
y
Download 10th Mountain Division Wallpaper Gallery
Download 10th Mountain Division Wallpaper Gallery
w
Army CSIB 10th Mountain Division – Vanguard
Army CSIB 10th Mountain Division – Vanguard
s
The History of the Legendary 10th Mountain Division, The ...
The History of the Legendary 10th Mountain Division, The ...
s
US Army 10th Mountain Division #2 Military Vinyl Decal ...
US Army 10th Mountain Division #2 Military Vinyl Decal ...
e
10th Mountain Division returns to roots in Colorado ...
10th Mountain Division returns to roots in Colorado ...
a
The 10th Mountain Division, Part 3: A Legacy of ...
The 10th Mountain Division, Part 3: A Legacy of ...
i
10th Mountain Division welcomes new commander | Article ...
10th Mountain Division welcomes new commander | Article ...
a
10th Mountain Division (LI) Change of Command | Article ...
10th Mountain Division (LI) Change of Command | Article ...
a

Keyword examples: · Накаченный Парень В Футболке · Office Reception Seating ·