8th Armored Division (United States) - Reconnaissance


Reconnaissance in the armored divisions was performed by the Armored Reconnaissance Battalion in the old style heavy division or by the Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized in the light divisions such as the 8th.

These units were identical, except that the battalion was organized as companies, while the squadron as troops (although the light tank unit was a company in either organization).

  • The 88th Armored Cavalry Recon Squadron served with the 8th Armored Division.

The Squadron was organized in Troops and equipped as follows:

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