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Third United States Army Publication

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MF003

  • Staff Only


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.


  • undated


General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

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


0.05 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

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.

History of the Third United States Army

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.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


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

General Physical Description note

(one archival folder)

Processing Information

Susan J. Illis described this item in 2000.

Inventory of the Third United States Army Publication, undated
Susan J. Illis
Copyright 2001.
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Finding Aid Prepared Using Rlg Best Practice Guidelines For Encoded Archival Description
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA