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193rd Tank Battalion

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#1 SMcKnight



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Posted 14 July 2008 - 03:44 AM

Hello i am trying to find out information about the 193rd such as types of vehicles used unit patchs and vehicle id (bumper Markings) thanks

Sascha McKnight

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:09 PM

My father, Bill H. Wood, was a Staff Sgt. in Co. "C" of the 193rd. Saw action on Makin with the 193rd. Then in June 1944, the 4th Tank Group was formed, comprised of the 193rd and 3 new tank battalions; 762nd, 763rd and the 766th. Personnel from the 193rd were transferred to these new battalions to form a cadre. The 762nd Tank Battalion (2 companies, one of which was Co. "C" of the 193rd) accompanied the 27th Division at Saipan. After the battle of Saipan, Co. "C" returned to Honolulu, Hawaii. Other companies of the 193rd went on to Okinawa. The following are 2 photographs of the 193rd Tank Battalion, probably taken in Hawaii. The photos are split in half as the size is too large to scan as one photo. Two pics are shown. One with the overseas cap on, the other with it off. Maybe you can see your father or family member here.
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#3 LRusso216



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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

Thanks for the photos, and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately, Sascha has not posted in nearly 4 years, so it is unlikely these will be seen by him. However, we can always use pictures of this type. Please consider starting your own thread, and if you feel so inclined, tell us more about your father and his unit.

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