Fourteenth United States Army

Fourteenth United States Army

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Fourteenth United States Army was a fictitious field army developed as a part of Operation Quicksilver and as a part of the fictitious First U.S. Army Group, being led by George S. Patton, Jr..

Alleged Composition

As part of a psychological warfare campaign the Fourteenth Army was described by Agent Garbo as being made up of: –

"...convicts who were released from prisons in the United States to be enrolled in a foreign legion of the French or Spanish type. It can almost be said that there are brigades composed of gangsters and bloodthirsty men, specially selected to fight against the Japanese, men who are not supposed to take prisoners, but instead to administer a cruel justice at their own hands."Thaddeus Holt. The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War. Phoenix. 2005. ISBN 0753819171Roger Hesketh. Fortitude: The D-Day Deception Campaign. St Ermins Press. 1999. ISBN 0316851728

Subordinate units

What follows is a list of the fictitious units that "existed" within Fourteenth Army. Please note that the various formations changed as the operation continued in order to mislead Axis intelligence. The fictitious 15th, 25th & 39th armored division were included within Fourteenth Army, though only the 25th armored division was used actively in the deception plans.,<ref name="hesketh"...
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