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Tank Destroyer Battalions of the United States Army: 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion Books LLC

Tank Destroyer Battalions of the United States Army: 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion

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Published May 4th 2010
ISBN : 9781155498263
Paperback
64 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 805th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 602nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 605th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 808th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 818th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 809th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 633rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 631st Tank Destroyer Battalion. Excerpt: 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion The 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion was a battalion of the United States Army active during the Second World War . It was the first of the newly-formed tank destroyer battalions to see combat, and the only one to fight as a pure tank destroyer force. It also has the unusual distinction of being one of the few American units to fight in all three major campaigns against Nazi Germany (North Africa, Italy and Northern Europe) and to have participated in four assault landings (Torch, Avalanche, Shingle and Dragoon ) Formation and North Africa The battalion was formed in 1941 as the 1st Infantry Division Provisional Antitank Battalion, and on December 14 was redesignated as the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, in line with the renaming of the anti-tank force. It deployed to Europe with the 1st Division in 1942, and landed in North Africa as part of Operation Torch . The battalion then saw service in the Tunisia Campaign as an independent unit, equipped with M6 Fargo tank destroyers. On 23 March it was engaged at the Battle of El Guettar, where it broke up an attack by strong elements of the 10th Panzer Division, destroying 37 tanks and receiving the Presidential Unit Citation . This has the interesting dist...