744th TANK BATTALION ( Light )

 

 


 

 
ACTIVATED
 
 27 April 1942, Camp Bowie, Texas
 
ARRIVAL EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO)
 
9 January 1944
 
ARRIVAL CONTINENT (FRANCE)
 
29 June 1944.
 
COMMANDING OFFICER (ETO)
 
  ( 1944 -  1945 )  
   
  Lt. Col. Richard J. Hunt  
     
   
 
 

 CAMPAIGNS (ETO)

 
  NORMANDY ( 6 June 1944 - 24 July 1944 ) ( active )
  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

 

2 November 1945, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

First combat on 26 July 1944 near St. Germain in support of 2nd Infantry Division. After breakout, attached to 28th Infantry Division for drive to the Seine River. On 19 September 1944, moved to Netherlands where it supported 113th Cavalry Group and Belgian Brigade for two months. Moved to Frelenberg, Germany, in November 1944 and joined attacks on fortifications near Suggerath, after which entered XIX Corps reserve. Crossed the Roer with 30th Infantry Division on 24 February 1945, fighting through Hambach Forest. Crossed Rhine on 23 March 1945 and fought in Ruhr area with 75th Infantry Division. Took up occupation in Olpe.

 

 

 

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