736th TANK BATTALION

 

 


 

 
ACTIVATED
 
 1 February 1943, Camp Rucker, Alabama
 
ARRIVAL EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO)
 
6 April 1944
 
ARRIVAL CONTINENT (FRANCE)
 
 24 August 1944
 
COMMANDING OFFICER (ETO)
 
  ( 1944 -  1945 )  
   
  Lt. Col. William H. Dodge  
     
   
 
 

 CAMPAIGNS (ETO)

 
  NORTHERN FRANCE ( 25 July 1944 - 14 September 1944 ) ( active )
  RHINELAND ( 15 September 1944 - 21 March 1945 ) ( active )
  ARDENNES-ALSACE ( 16 December 1944 - 25 January 1945 ) ( active )
  CENTRAL EUROPE  ( 22 March 1945 - 11 May 1945 ) ( active )
 

ARRIVAL BACK IN THE UNITED STATES

 

10 November 1945,  New York Port of Embarkation

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Organized as special battalion equipped with top secret CDL spotlight tanks. Reorganized as standard tank battalion in November 1944 before being attached to 94th Infantry Division in St. Nazaire-Lorient sector. Again selected for special equipment DD tanks to be used for crossing of the Rhine to which one company was devoted. It entered combat while attached to the 76th Infantry Division on 25 January 1945. On 5 February 1945 attached to the 83d Infantry Division. Company "C" DD tanks supported the Rhine River crossing. Reached Elbe River at Barby on 13 April 1945 and contacted Russian forces on 4 May 1945.

   
   
 

 

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