747th TANK BATTALION

 

 


 

 
ACTIVATED
 
 10 November 1942, Camp Bowie, Texas
 
ARRIVAL EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO)
 
23 February 1944
 
ARRIVAL CONTINENT (FRANCE)
 
7 June 1944
 
COMMANDING OFFICER (ETO)
 
  ( 1944 -  1945 )  
   
  Lt. Col. Sidney G. Brown Jr  
     
   
 
 

 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 )
 

REDESIGNATED

 

14 July 1945, Germany as 747th Amphibian Tank Battalion

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Shipped to England February 1944. Landed at Omaha Beach on 7 June 1944 and joined 29th Infantry Division. Aided in closing Falaise Pocket in August. Attacked toward Brussels and then Bastogne in September 1944, entering Germany near Sevenig. Supported 29th Infantry Division's attack toward Roer River in November 1944. Mopped up, fired across river December 1944 and January 1945. Supported assault across the Roer River on 23 February. In March 1945, trained to operate LVTs. On 24 March 1945, battalion LVTs attached to 30th Infantry Division participated in Rhine assault crossing. One company conducted brief operations against Ruhr Pocket in April 1945, after which battalion took on military government duties, ending war in Schnega.

   
   
 

 

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