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#1 bobcrawford

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:36 PM

Looking for info about 786th Tank Bn
Pics of the unit,Unit patch,TO&E of the unit,what uniform looked like,what weapons the unit had.
Thanks for any help

#2 LRusso216

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:52 PM

According to Stanton's Order of Battle:
20 Sep 43 Cp Chaffee AR (1st BN , 47th Armored Reg)
Left NY 1 Dec 44, Arrived England 8 Dec 44
France 23 Jan 45 participated in Central Europe and Rhineland campaigns
Returned 6 Jul 45 to Cp Gruber OK

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The Holloway Pages: Scrapbook: 786th Tank Battalion, Service Company

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:17 PM

It was attched to the 99th Infantry Division 23 Feb 1945 - 9 May 1945
C Company was attached to the 3rd Armored Division 28 Feb 1945 - 2 Mar 1945.

Research the 99th ID and you should find good info on it, also.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:29 PM

The Combined Arms Research Library's (CARL) Digital Library had a single 786th AAR posted as of today. It covers the period 1 Mar - 30 Apr 1945. The link to the digital library is here: CARL's ContentDM Digital Library Welcome page

Click on the "World War II Operational Documents" icon. I ran my search using "786th" as my search term. The AAR I retreived was uploaded on 9 Mar and contains 14 pages. I've noticed that CARL loaded about 100 docs over the past three days so I'd recommend checking back frequently for new uploads.

I know it's not much but I hope it helps you.

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