The mixture of insignia and distinctive colors of several arms incorporated in the Armored Force symbolize integrity and esprit. It is an interlocked ornament, found in Nordic monuments, composed of three torques: red for Artillery; blue for Infantry; and yellow for Cavalry. The symbols represent the characteristics of Armored Divisions: the tank track, mobility and armor protection; the cannon, fire power; and the red bolt of lightning, shock action.
Arrived European Theatre of Operations on 11 February 1945.
Arrived Continent 11 February 1945 and the Division entered combat at 5 May 1945. First elements entered combat at 28 April 1945.