Quiz: Can You Match These American Military Unit Nicknames to the Correct Branch of Service?
Can You Match These American Military Unit Nicknames to the Correct Branch of Service?
By: John Miller
Image: Jon Feingersh/ Blend Images/gettyimages

About This Quiz

The United States Armed Forces is a sprawling entity made up of five service branches, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. During their service, many units earn legendary nicknames that speak to their heroism or suffering on battlefields around the world. In this quiz, if we offer up a famous unit’s nickname, do you think you can match it to the correct branch of the military?

For example, the "Super Sixth" is the Army’s Sixth Armored Division. It was formed in 1942 as an armored unit meant to collide with the Axis, and that’s just what these men did. From the beaches of Normandy to the jungles of the South Pacific, the Super Sixth became an iconic part of the Allied efforts to beat back Germany and Japan.

The 2nd Infantry Division is known as “Indianhead.” Why? Because of the distinct silhouette of a Native American warrior found on its insignia. The 3rd Infantry Division is the “Rock of the Marne,” because in World War I, as many other units retreated, it stood up to blistering German attacks, just like a rock in a hurricane.

Let’s see if you can survive the onslaught of this brutal quiz! Take our American military unit nickname quiz now!

About HowStuffWorks

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!

Receive a hint after watching this short video from our sponsors.