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Descriptive Summary

Title: Third United States Army Publication
Identification: MF003
Date: undated
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: United States. Army. Army, 3rd.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:Formed in 1918, the Third United States Army was commanded by General George Patton during World War II. This report details the Third Army's crossing of the Rhine River in Germany.

Biographical/Historical Note

From its inception, Third Army has played a major role in America's military history. It was formed on November 7, 1918 at Chaumont, France, when the General Headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces issued General Order 198 organizing the Third Army and announcing its headquarters staff. The Army was under the command of Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. during World War II. The Third Army participated in eight major operations as it drove into and through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Austria. Third Army contributed immeasurably to the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Third Army's most recent reactivation was on December 1, 1982 at Fort McPherson, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The Third United States Army publication includes a single item, Crossing of the Rhine River by Third U. S. Army, a previously confidential report published by the United States government. The report contains a text narrative describing the crossing, photographs, and a map detailing crossing operations. The Third Army's connection to Georgia Tech is unknown, although it may be assumed that some alumni were members of the Third Army.

Index Terms

United States. Army. Army, 3rd.
World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--United States--Third Army.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Third United States Army Publication, Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Mr. and Mrs. James W. Austin, Jr. donated this publication in 1990. Accession #2006.145.

Processing Information

Susan J. Illis described this item in 2000.

Revisions to Finding Aid

  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. September 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

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    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

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